NOTICE OF LIMITED COMPETITION REQUEST FOR COMPETING APPLICATIONS: NHLBI 
HBCU RESEARCH SCIENTIST AWARD

RELEASE DATE:  June 24, 2004
 
NOTICE: NOT-HL-04-118

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/)

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE:  September 15, 2004

The NHLBI is requesting competing renewal applications from the four NHLBI 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Research Scientist Awards 
(see CRISP Data Base: 5UH1HL003679 to Howard University; 5UH1HL003676 to 
Morehouse School of Medicine; 5UH1HL059868 to North Carolina Central University; 
and 5UH1HL003674 to Texas Southern University).  These programs were awarded as 
a result of Request for Applications (RFA) HL-02-012, HBCU Research Scientist 
Award, and were successful in transitioning to Phase II of the program.  The 
goals of the program are to assist such HBCUs in strengthening and augmenting 
their capacity and resources for the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral 
research in areas related to cardiovascular, lung, or blood health and disease, 
transfusion medicine, or sleep disorders.  The HBCU Research Scientist Award has 
been instrumental in achieving this goal, but requires additional resources to 
transition to independent support.  This re-competition will continue to 
facilitate research capacity building at these HBCUs, increase the number of 
minority individuals involved in biomedical and behavioral research, and reduce 
health disparities.  

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

The renewal of the HBCU Research Scientist Awards will use the education 
projects (R25) administrative and funding mechanism of support.  The R25 is an 
award mechanism to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a 
category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, 
technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.  Under this mechanism, the 
Principal Investigator retains the primary responsibility and role for planning, 
directing, and executing the proposed project.  Facilities and Administrative 
(F&A) costs will be eight percent of direct costs awarded.  Applicants should 
contact NHLBI staff regarding the total costs they may apply for in each of the 
budget periods.  

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this Notice 
may not exceed five (5) years.  This program will end as of September 29, 2010.  
No renewal of the program will occur.  The anticipated award date is 
September 1, 2005.

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application 
instructions and forms (rev. 5/2001).  Applications must have a DUN and 
Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as the Universal 
Identifier when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements.  The DUNS 
number can be obtained by calling (866) 705-5711 or through the web site at 
http://www.dunandbradstreet.com/.  The DUNS number should be entered on line 11 of 
the face page of the PHS 398 form.  The PHS 398 document is available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive format.  
For further assistance contact Grants Info, Telephone (301) 435-0714, Email: 
GrantsInfo@nih.gov.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY INSTRUCTIONS
 
NHLBI will contact the current awardees regarding application procedures and 
format.

INQUIRIES

Written and telephone inquiries concerning this limited competition may be 
directed to:

John Fakunding, Ph.D.
Director, Heart Research Program
Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rockledge II, Room 9170
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0544
FAX: (301) 480-1336
email: fakundij@nhlbi.nih.gov


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