REVISED RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD 
APPLICATION (PHS 416-1) AND PROGRESS REPORT FOR CONTINUATION SUPPORT 
(PHS 416-9) NOW AVAILABLE 

RELEASE DATE:  October 30, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-03-007

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

EFFECTIVE DATE: The revised Application for a Ruth L. Kirschstein 
Individual National Research Service Award (PHS 416-1) and Progress 
Report for Continuation Support (PHS 416-9) are now available and may 
be used by applicants.  For the November 15 and December 5, 2002 
application receipt dates, both the previous versions (Rev. 12/98) and 
the new versions (Rev. 6/02) will be accepted.  Individuals who have 
initiated their applications using the 12/98 forms are encouraged to 
continue with this form rather than moving to the new version.  For the 
April 2003 application receipt date and beyond, use of the new version 
(Rev. 6/02) is required.  

As in the past, applicants should read the instructions carefully.  The 
following is a list of notable changes:

PHS 416-1:

o  The name has been changed to the Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual 
National Research Service Award.

o  The PHS 416-1 will only be available electronically. 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416.htm

o  Forms have been modified to enable the fields to be filled in 
directly using the Adobe Acrobat Reader Software.

o  Human Subjects Research:  Specific instructions are provided for the 
use of human subjects in research, including new format pages for Women 
and Minority Inclusion enrollment.

o  Vertebrate Animals:  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 
(IACUC) approval of proposed research involving vertebrate animals is 
no longer required before an application will be accepted for peer 
review.  As part of the peer review process, the peer review group will 
continue to address the adequacy of animal usage and protections in 
applications; however, IACUC approval is required only on a "just-in-
time" basis before an award can be made.  See the August 8, 2003 NIH 
Guide Notice (OD-02-064) for more details on this policy change.  It 
can be found at: 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-064.html.

o  Face Page: Form Page 1:

Human Subjects Research box (Item 9) has been modified as follows:

9a: No/Yes—check applicable box for "Research Exempt."
9b: If  9a is checked "No," provide Human Subjects Assurance Number.
9c: check applicable box for NIH –Defined Phase III Clinical Trial.

Vertebrate Animals box (Item 10) has been modified as follows:
10: No/Yes—check applicable box and, if "yes" is checked, provide 
Animal Welfare Assurance No.

o  Personal Data Page:

The Personal Data on Individual NRSA Fellowship Applicant Page has been 
modified to reflect updated Race and Ethnicity Categories.

o  New Format Pages

Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table and Inclusion Enrollment Report

PHS 416-9:

o  The PHS 416-9 is only available electronically.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416-9/phs416-9.htm 

o  Human Subjects Research:  Specific instructions are provided for the 
use of human subjects in research, including new format pages for Women 
and Minority Inclusion enrollment.

o  New Forms

Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table and Inclusion Enrollment Report

The revised instructions and forms are available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm#416.  The forms available 
on the website have been modified to enable the fields to be filled in 
directly using Adobe Acrobat Reader Software.  Free Adobe Software may 
be accessed at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.  If 
you have any questions about using the new forms and the Adobe Acrobat 
Reader Software process, see "INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWLOADING DOCUMENTS AND 
ELECTRONIC FORMS" at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/edocs.htm.

The forms will also be available in Rich Text Format (RTF), a 
standardized way to encode various text formatting properties, such as 
bold characters and typefaces, as well as document formatting and 
structures.  RTF is supported across a number of software and hardware 
platforms.  RTF files can be opened in many word processors and other 
RTF-aware software packages with much of the formatting left intact.  
In addition, many word processing programs will also allow users to 
save a document in RTF when you select "Save As…"

NOTE:  Other software packages for completing these applications may be 
available from other sources; however, it is essential that the type 
size and format specifications are met or the application will be 
returned without review.

DISCLAIMER: Reference to the above mentioned software package neither 
constitutes nor should be inferred to be an endorsement or 
recommendation of any product, service, or enterprise by the National 
Institutes of Health, or any other agency of the United States 
Government, or any employee of the United States Government.  No 
warranties are stated or implied.

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