See below for some helpful summaries of recent NIH Notices from Jeff Warner at UCOP. Please read and redistribute as you feel appropriate.
Office of Research
NOT-OD-15-059 – Reminders Related to the NIH/AHRQ Policy for Application Submission
The purpose of this Notice is to remind applicants that the basic requirements for allowable applications have not changed with the updated NIH/AHRQ policy on application submission (see NOT-OD-14-074 and NOT-OD-14-082). Investigators now may submit a New Application, following an unsuccessful application, without concern for scientific overlap with previously reviewed applications.
A New Application is an application that has not been previously proposed or received funding. Whether it follows an unsuccessful application or not, a New Application is neither a Resubmission Application nor a Renewal Application, and must comply with the rules for a New Application.
NOT-HS-15-004 – Reminder to AHRQ Grantees that FY2010 Funds will Expire on September 30, 2015
This Notice reminds all AHRQ grant recipients who received grant funding from AHRQ in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 (10/1/2009 – 9/30/2010) that they need to review all FY 2010 documents to ensure that all disbursements have been recorded on the Federal Financial Report. FY 2010 fixed appropriation funds will cancel on September 30, 2015. As of September 30, 2015, remaining FY 2010 funds will no longer be available for program expenditures, obligations, or payment requests in the Payment Management System (PMS). The last day to draw on these FY 2010 funds is September 29, 2015. The last opportunity to report disbursements on the September 30, 2015 Federal Financial Report is December 31, 2015. Grantees may contact their PMS liaison accountant for assistance. Information about the PMS can be found at http://www.dpm.psc.gov/.
NOT-HS-15-003 – Salary Limitation on FY 2015 AHRQ Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
This Notice provides information to applicants, grantees, and contractors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) regarding the salary cap limitations imposed for Fiscal Year 2015. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235, signed into law on December 16, 2014, restricts the amount of direct salary which may be paid to an individual under an HHS grant, cooperative agreement, or applicable contract to a rate no greater than Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 11, 2015, the Executive Level II salary level is $183,300.
Research Policy Analyst
Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
University of California, Office of the President