Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards

 

Prior to FY2013, this programs objectives included to provide support for research career development relating to causes, risk, diagnosis, genetics, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and services use for mental illness, behavioral disorders, and HIV/AIDS; and relating to basic neuroscience and basic behavioral science research addressing basic and clinical research pertinent to mental disorders; in order to increase the number of individuals who are competing to advance research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health support, including women, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.281
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY14, no awards were made under this CFDA number. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY15, it is estimated that no awards will be made under this CFDA number. Fiscal Year 2016: In FY16, it is estimated that no awards will be made under this CFDA number.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Title III, Section 301, 42 U.S.C 241.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Prior to FY2013, all awards in these series are made to appropriate domestic research centers, medical schools, departments of psychiatry, non-medical academic departments, psychiatric hospitals or hospitals with psychiatric services, community mental health centers, and biomedical research institutes on behalf of individuals who need the opportunity to realize research potential. Except for the NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00), the individuals must be citizens or nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. The NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00) is open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Individuals must qualify by scholastic degree and previous training and/or experience.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public and private profit or nonprofit organizations will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications must be prepared and submitted electronically using the SF 424 (Research & Related). Information about the SF 424 form may be found on http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm, but application packages should be accessed through the appropriate funding opportunity announcement, found either on the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html) or through the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov/). For further assistance, contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714, Email: grantsInfo@nih.gov. Information and instructions may be obtained from the program officials at the National Institute of Mental Health. Applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultants and recommended for support on the basis of merit. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational organizations and 45 CFR, Part 52.
Award Procedure
All "K" Series awards are recommended for approval by the National Advisory Mental Health Council and those approved are awarded directly by NIMH to the applicant institution.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 240 to 270 days from submission of the application. Review of AIDS-related applications is expedited.
Appeals
A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeals procedure is available on the NIH home page at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-064.html.
Renewals
K01, K08, K23, K25 awards are made for up to 5-year periods with no renewal. K02 and K24 awards are made for a 5-year period, renewable once (unless holder has held a previous K02 or K24 award). K99 awards are made for up to 2-year periods with no renewal.
How are proposals selected?
The following considerations are used in determining projects to be funded: (1) priority score and recommendation of the Initial Review Committee; (2) program priorities of the Institute; and (3) the availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Prior to FY2013, this programs aimed to provide Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01, MRSDA), Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08, MCSDA), and Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) support for individuals with research potential who need additional mentored development and/or experience in a productive research environment. Awards are available for up to 5 years of salary support (up to $90,000 per year) for the individual candidate, fringe benefits, and 8 percent F&A costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under justified circumstances. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) supports the career development of individuals who have made commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. Awards are available for three to five years up to $90,000 per year to help offset the full time salary requirement of the candidate. The NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00) provides up to 2 years of mentored support (K99) for a postdoctoral individual followed by up to 3 years of support after the awardee transitions to research independence (R00). K99/R00 awards are awards for up to 5 years of support. During the K99 phase, awards typically provide up to $50,000 per year for the salary of the individual candidate as well as fringe benefits, and 8 percent F&A costs. Specialized training costs and limited research costs are allowable under justified circumstances. Salary support for all mentored awards may be supplemented by the sponsoring institution from nonfederal funds. The Independent Scientist Award (K02, ISA) is for independent scientists whose careers are developing rapidly; the Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is for outstanding clinical scientists engaged in patient-oriented research. No specialized training costs are available; limited research costs for K24s and K02s in theoretical areas are available.

Starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Reports must be submitted as follows: (1) Interim progress reports annually as part of a non-competing application for previously recommended support; (2) terminal progress report within 90 days after end of project support;. (3) annual financial status report within 90 days after termination of annual grant for some programs. In addition, immediate and full reporting of any inventions is required. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials. Per the regulations, a for-profit (commercial) organization is subject to audit requirements for a non-Federal audit if, during its fiscal year, it expended $500,000 or more under HHS awards and at least one award is a HHS grant. For-profit organizations have two options regarding the type of audit that will satisfy the audit requirements either: 1. a financial related audit (as defined in the Government Auditing Standards, GPO Stock #020-000-00-265-4, http://www.gao.gov/govaud/ybk01.htm) of the HHS awards in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, or 2. an audit that meets the requirements contained in OMB Circular No. A-133(http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/circulars/a133/a133.html).
Records
Records must be retained at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies, with a project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. Funding commitments are made annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: A formal notification in the form of a Notice of Award (NoA) will be provided to the application organization.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tracy Waldeck Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Room 6160, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Email: waldeckt@mail.nih.gov Phone: (301) 443-5047 Fax: (301) 443-9474
Website Address
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0892-0-1-552.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - In FY2013, no grants were awarded under this CFDA program as starting in FY2013, the 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants CFDA program reflects the consolidation of NIMH’s former CFDA numbers, 93.282 Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training and 93.281 Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards into 93.242 Mental Health Research Grants.

This program will not be used to fund new projects. Please refer to 93.242 for new funding opportunities.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$0.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52. NIH Grants Policy Statement (Revised 12/2003).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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