Revised PHS 416-9 Progress Report for Continuation Support for the Individual Fellowship Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Now Available –Change for Human Embryonic Stem Cells Implemented

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-011

Key Dates
Release Date: November 4, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

The PHS 416-9 Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support (Rev. 06/09) has been revised to include a new item on Form Page 2, 15.D., for fellows to note if proposed research involving human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is different from that proposed in the previous submission, including use of a different cell line(s).

EFFECTIVE DATE: The revised PHS 416-9 Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support (Form Page 2) is now available and will be accepted immediately for all progress reports and is required for all annual progress reports due on/after January 1, 2010.

Notable Change to Form PHS 416-9:

Form Page 2

Check "No Change" on Form Page 2 if activities involving hESCs are not different from the previous submission.

Check "Change" on Form Page 2 if proposed research involving hESCs is different from that proposed in the previous submission, including use of a different cell line(s). If different cell lines are to be used, fellows are instructed to include an explanation of how research plans differ, and provide a new or revised section in Item 16.C (Research Training Plans) reflecting the changes, including the cell line number(s). Only cell lines listed on the NIH hESC Registry as approved for use in NIH-funded research may be used.

The PHS 416-9 Instructions have been revised to implement the policy change and are now available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416-9/phs416-9.htm.

Inquiries

Inquires about preparing a specific progress report should be directed to the program official and/or grants management specialist of the awarding Institute or Center.

Inquiries on any changes to the form and instructions may be directed to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-0949
Email: GrantsPolicy@mail.nih.gov


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