National Research Service Award in Primary Care Medicine
The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) in Primary Care seeks to develop a diverse and highly trained primary care research workforce by supporting grantees that prepare qualified individuals for careers that will have significant impact on the nation’s primary care research agenda. Within the framework of the program’s longstanding commitment to excellence and projected need for investigators in particular areas of research, attention must be given to recruiting individuals with proven experience in biomedical and behavioral sciences and health systems.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act and Division D, Title II, Section 218 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, Public Law 111-117.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are those entities that have received a grant under Title VII, section 747 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act designed to prepare the primary health care workforce. These entities include: public or non-profit private hospitals; schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine; schools of dentistry; approved residency programs in general or pediatric dentistry; approved advanced education programs in general or pediatric dentistry; academically affiliated physician assistant training programs; or a public or private non-profit entity. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Individuals and public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions, including state or local governments and U.S. Territories. Participants must be U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals who possess visas permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications that must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
NRSA grants are made to approved institutions to enable them to provide up to five years of fellowship support to qualified postdoctoral individuals undertaking primary care research training. Each NRSA trainee is obligated to comply with federal service and payback provisions. Trainees in the first 12 months of postdoctoral support incur one month of service payback obligation for each month of support. Postdoctoral trainees in the 13th and subsequent months of NRSA support do not incur any further service obligation. In addition, the 13th and subsequent months of postdoctoral training serve to discharge the NRSA payback obligation.
Restricted Uses: Indirect costs that are allowed for administrative costs incurred as a result of the project, are limited to 8 percent of direct costs. Student support through stipends, tuition, and fees is not eligible for support.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual progress reports. Cash reports are not applicable. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA’s Application Guide. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the recipient must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends. New awards (“Type 1”) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170. Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient’s and subrecipient’s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation recipients, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records three years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular three year period, whichever is later.
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
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. No individual trainee may receive more than three years of aggregate National Research Service Award support at the post-doctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional and individual awards. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Svetlana Cicale, MPH. Project Officer. Medical Training and Geriatrics Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C-06, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (301) 443-7271 Fax: 301-443-8890
(Project Grants) FY 14 $6,923,156; FY 15 est $6,865,442; and FY 16 est $6,865,442
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 14 act $110,353 - $400,000
FY 15 est $110,353 - $400,000
FY 16 est $110,353 - $400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
ll administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75.
HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects