This Program Announcement expires on November 19, 2004. (Reissued as PA-05-015)

RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Release Date:  April 9, 2001

PA NUMBER:  PA-01-080 (This program announcement has been replaced by PA-05-015)
                      (see extension NOT-OD-04-048)
                      (see NOT-DK-04-012, NOT-MH-04-003 and NOT-HL-05-101)
 
National Institutes of Health

PURPOSE

The President"s Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in 
Science and Technology has documented a very low participation rate for 
Americans with disabilities in the science and engineering work force. To 
address this problem for the biomedical and behavioral research workforce, 
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its awarding components have 
developed an initiative that is designed to extend opportunities to 
individuals with qualifying disabilities who are capable of entering or 
resuming research careers. Under this initiative the NIH will offer 
supplemental awards to certain ongoing research grants to encourage 
individuals with disabilities to pursue biomedical, behavioral, clinical or 
social science research careers. It is hoped that the availability of support 
for research experiences at several different stages in a research career 
will substantially increase the number of individuals with disabilities in 
the health-related sciences. The NIH hereby notifies principal Investigators 
holding certain NIH research grants of the availability of funds for 
administrative supplements to existing grants for the support and recruitment 
of scientists and students with disabilities into research careers. In 
addition, this program will provide support to accommodate the disabilities 
of established investigators who become disabled.

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010

The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health 
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2010," a PHS 
led national activity for setting priority areas.  This Program Announcement 
(PA), Title of PA, is related to one or more of the priority areas.   
Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2010" at 
http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

RESEARCH GRANTS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL AWARDS: Principal Investigators at 
domestic institutions who hold an active R01, R10, R18, R22, R24, R35, R37, 
P01,P20, P30, P40, P41, P50, P51, P60, U01, U10, U19, U41, U42 or U54 grants 
are eligible to submit a request for an administrative supplement to the 
awarding component of the parent grant for any of the supplemental programs 
offered here.  Principal Investigators holding an active Academic Research 
Enhancement Award (R15), an Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), or a Small 
Grant Award (R03) Also may apply for a supplement under this program. 
Grantees with support from these mechanisms MUST check with the appropriate 
awarding component before an application for a supplement is submitted. 
Awardees of R03, R15, and R21 grants may apply only when the candidate with a 
disability is a high school or an undergraduate student. However, exceptions 
to these rules may be made. Applicants should check with their awarding 
component. Supplements to grant mechanisms such as the R15, and R03 awards 
may provide support above the established dollar limits.  The P20, P30, and 
P60 award mechanisms are eligible for supplements only when they contain 
research components.

In all cases, the parent grant must have support remaining for a reasonable 
period at the time of a supplemental award (usually two years or more). 
Usually, each parent grant may have only one supplement for a person with a 
disability. Appointment of more than one individual to a single grant depends 
on the nature of the parent grant, the circumstances of the request, and the 
program balance of the awarding component. Supplemental awards under these 
programs do not preclude a separate supplement to support an underrepresented 
minority.

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT: Supplemental awards are available to support 
individuals with disabilities who have demonstrated an aptitude and interest 
in the health-related sciences.  Although additional eligibility information 
is provided later in the announcement, individuals with disability in each of 
the following career levels are generally considered eligible: 

o HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  

o UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN HEALTH-RELATED SCIENCES.  

o POST-BACCALAUREATE AND POST-MASTER’S DEGREE STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PURSUE 
(ADDITIONAL) GRADUATE LEVEL TRAINING IN THE HEALTH-RELATED SCIENCES.  

o GRADUATE STUDENTS IN HEALTH-RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS.  

o INDIVIDUALS IN POSTDOCTORAL HEALTH-RELATED RESEARCH TRAINING.  

o INVESTIGATORS DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CAREERS IN THE HEALTH-RELATED 
SCIENCES.  

o ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATORS WHO BECOME DISABLED.  This program will provide 
additional support for established NIH investigators and project leaders on 
components of program projects and center grants who become disabled. The 
additional support may be requested for assistants or special equipment that 
will facilitate a continuing contribution to the goals of the parent grant. 
Because this program differs in substantial ways from the other supplemental 
awards listed here, it is described in a separate section below.

Awards will be limited to citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United 
States, and individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent 
residence (i.e., in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card) at the 
time of application. Other specific eligibility requirements relative to each 
type of award are set forth in the individual program descriptions below. 
Individuals with disabilities may receive support under these programs on 
only one grant at any time, but may be supported by more than one grant 
during the development of their research careers. Support under the 
supplement programs is not transferable to another individual. The research 
supplement programs for individuals with disabilities have been designed to 
attract individuals with disabilities into research careers and are not 
intended to provide an alternative means of supporting disabled individuals 
who already receive support from a research grant or a research training 
grant or any other DHHS funding mechanism. Graduate students or individuals 
in postdoctoral training who are supported by a National Research Service 
Award (NRSA) research training grant may not be transferred to supplemental 
support prior to the completion of their appointed period of training. 
Individuals may not be transferred to supplemental support simply to increase 
the availability of funds to the parent grant for any other uses.

DEFINITION OF DISABILITY: For the purpose of this announcement, the 
definition of disability in the Americans with Disabilities Act will be used.  
An individual with a disability is one who has a physical or mental 
impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. 
Qualified individuals with disabilities are those who, with reasonable 
accommodation for their disability, are capable of entering a research career 
after appropriate experience and training. A list of disabilities that might 
confer eligibility for supplemental awards under this program includes, but 
is not limited to, the following: total deafness in both ears, visual acuity 
less than 20/200 with corrective lenses, speech impairment, missing 
extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, convulsive disorders, 
mental or emotional illness, learning disabilities, kidney dialysis, and 
severe distortion of limbs and/or spine. In all cases, individuals supported 
under this supplement program must, with reasonable assistance, be able to 
contribute to the research supported by the parent grant.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

The research experiences supported under this program must be an integral 
part of the approved, ongoing research of the parent grant for all of the 
supplemental programs listed above. Also, with the exception of the 
supplemental program for Established Investigators Who Become Disabled, 
individuals with disabilities must be given the opportunity to interact with 
individuals on the parent grant and to contribute intellectually to the 
research, and to enhance his/her research skills and knowledge. Furthermore, 
the Principal Investigator must demonstrate a willingness and understanding 
that the purpose of the award is to enhance the research capability of the 
student or faculty member with a disability, and that the research experience 
is intended to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to 
develop into productive, competitive research investigators.  All awards made 
under these programs will be consistent with the goals of strengthening the 
existing research program and the overall programmatic balance and priorities 
of the funding component at the NIH. Awards will be made according to the 
policies and provisions stated in this announcement.  The award limits listed 
in this document for each career level represents the support NIH will 
provide and does not preclude the institution"s use of funds from other 
sources to supplement the award. Applicants are encouraged to contact the NIH 
institute staff identified in the INQUIRIES section below prior to submission 
in order to obtain specific information about application characteristics and 
requirements. It is also recognized that individual circumstances vary and, 
for unusual situations, NIH program administrators should be consulted for a 
determination of eligibility.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: As a part of these awards, funds may be requested 
to make changes or adjustments in the research setting that will make it 
possible for an otherwise qualified employee with a disability to perform the 
essential functions associated with his/her role on the project.  The 
accommodations requested under this program must be DIRECTLY related to the 
performance of the proposed role on the research project and must be 
appropriate to the disabilities of the individual. Some types of 
accommodations that might be provided under these awards include: specialized 
equipment, assistive devices, and personnel such as readers, interpreters, or 
assistants. In all cases, the total funds for accommodations requested from 
the supplement must be reasonable in relationship to the direct costs of the 
parent grant and the nature of the supplemental award.

address: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-024.html

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

A request for a supplement may be submitted at any time. In making requests, 
the grantee institution, on behalf of the principal investigator of the 
parent grant and in cooperation with the individual with a disability, MUST 
SUBMIT THE REQUEST FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS DIRECTLY TO THE AWARDING COMPONENT 
THAT SUPPORTS THE PARENT GRANT. The request is not to be submitted to the NIH 
Center for Scientific Review. Principal Investigators are encouraged to 
obtain the address for submission from the NIH program administrator of the 
parent grant.

The request for a supplemental award must include the following:

1.  A completed face page (with appropriate signatures) from Grant 
Application Form PHS 398. Include the title and grant number of the parent 
grant on line 1 and the type of supplement being requested on line 2.

2.  A brief three to four page description, prepared by the Principal 
Investigator of the parent grant, that includes:

a.  A summary or abstract of the funded grant or project. 

b.  A description of the research experience proposed for the candidate.

c.  A description of how the research experience will expand and foster the 
training or independent research capabilities of the candidate and how the 
research experience will relate to the specific research goals and objectives 
of the parent grant.

3.  A signed statement from the candidate with a disability outlining his/her 
research objectives and career goals.

4. A biographical sketch of the candidate that includes evidence of 
scientific achievement or interest. The source of current funding should be 
listed.

5.  Social Security Number of the candidate.  (The PHS requests the Social 
Security Number for the purpose of accurate identification, referral, review, 
and efficient management of PHS grant programs. Although provision of the 
Social Security Number is voluntary, it will facilitate the processing of 
applications for supplements.)

6.  A signed statement from the Principal Investigator establishing the 
eligibility of the candidate for support under this program including 
information on citizenship, and a description of any previous PHS research 
grant support the candidate has received. This must include information 
certifying the individual"s citizenship, the nature of the disability, any 
occupational limitations associated with the disability, and the types of 
accommodations that will permit the candidate to undertake the proposed 
research experience. Also, the institution must indicate its contribution to 
aid accommodation of the candidate to the research environment.

7.  A proposed budget entered on budget pages from Grant Application Form PHS 
398, related to the percent effort (where appropriate) for the research 
experience in the first and future years.  All special accommodations 
requested must be detailed and justified in the budget section. If the 
initial budget period requested is less than 12 months, the budget should be 
prorated accordingly.

8. Documentation, if applicable, that the proposed research experience was 
approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or human 
subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the grantee institution must be 
provided. Adherence to the NIH policy for including women and minorities in 
clinical studies must also be insured if additional human subjects" 
involvement is planned for the supplement component.

9.  A copy of the most recent official transcript if the candidate is a high 
school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, post-master’s or graduate student.

10. If the candidate is a student at another institution, the application 
also must include an appropriately signed letter from a responsible official 
at the institution of matriculation indicating that participation at the 
stated level of effort is approved and will not detract from or interfere 
with his/her course of studies.

11. If any of the research is to be conducted at a site other than the 
grantee institution, an appropriately signed letter from the institution 
where the research is to be conducted must be submitted. The request must be 
signed by the candidate, principal Investigator, and the appropriate 
institutional business official.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The staff of the particular awarding component will review requests for 
supplements using the following general criteria:

1. The qualifications of the candidate including career goals, prior research 
training, research potential, and any relevant experience.

2.  The plan for the proposed research experience in the supplemental request 
and its relationship to the parent grant.

3.  The appropriateness of the proposed accommodations for the candidate and 
his/her role on the research project. The appropriateness of the costs of the 
proposed accommodations to be paid from the supplement relative to the cost 
of the parent project and the nature of the requested supplemental award. 
Evidence that the proposed accommodations, including those provided by the 
grantee institution, will be sufficient to enable the candidate to adapt to 
the research environment.

4. Evidence from the Principal Investigator that the experience will enhance 
the research potential, knowledge, and/or skills of the candidate, and that 
adequate mentorship will be provided.

5.  Evidence from the Principal Investigator that the activities of the 
candidate will be an integral part of the project.

6.  Evidence of educational achievement and interest in science if the 
candidate is a student. Additional criteria related to the specific programs 
may also apply and are described below.

AWARD CRITERIA

The decision to fund a supplement will take approximately eight weeks from 
receipt of a complete application. Applicants for summer-only research 
appointments must be submit early enough to ensure that funding and 
accommodations are in place by the time the summer experience is scheduled to 
begin. In most cases, during the first budget period, funds will be provided 
as an administrative supplement to the parent grant. In subsequent years, 
continued funding for the supplement is contingent on continued funding of 
the parent grant and cannot extend beyond the current competitive segment of 
the parent grant and availability of funds.

Continuation of support for the candidate in the remaining years of the 
competitive segment of the grant will depend upon a satisfactory review by 
the NIH awarding component of progress on both the parent grant and the 
supplemental project, the research proposed for the next budget period, and 
the appropriateness of the proposed budget for the proposed effort.

In non-competing applications, the progress report and budget for the 
candidate must be clearly delineated from the progress report and budget for 
the parent grant. The progress report in both non-competing and competing 
applications must include information about the research activities supported 
by the supplement even if support for future years is not requested.

In future competing applications, funds for continuation of support of the 
candidate will depend on the successful renewal of the parent grant and will 
be handled as follows:

o For students who have not yet completed their research experience, funds 
for the continuation of support must be requested as a research supplement to 
ensure continued tracking of the individual supported. The request for 
continued support should not be included in the competing renewal, but 
instead, should be prepared as a letter with information on research progress 
and accomplishments of the candidate. The request must be addressed to the 
program administrator of the parent grant and must be submitted promptly in 
anticipation of a renewal award to avoid an interruption of support. Support 
to individual students by this mechanism will be limited to five years. 
Additional time may be considered, but must be well justified.

o Funds for the continuation of support for a postdoctoral fellow or an 
investigator with a disability must be requested by name in the parent grant 
application at the time of renewal and may not be requested as a research 
supplement. Postdoctoral fellows and investigators are expected to be fully 
integrated in the research laboratory when considered for continuation of
support.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT PROGRAMS

1.  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The purpose of this program is to provide high school students with 
disabilities who have demonstrated an interest and an aptitude for scientific 
pursuits with a meaningful experience in various aspects of health-related 
research to stimulate interest in a career in science.

ELIGIBILITY

Any qualified high school student with a disability who is enrolled in good 
standing at a local high school and is interested in the health-related 
sciences is encouraged to participate in this program.

PROVISIONS

This supplement is not to exceed $3,000 in direct costs, including supplies, 
during a summer research experience. A part-time experience during the 
regular school year would be reimbursed at the same hourly rate ($6.25). 
Funds over and above this $3,000 limit may be requested to permit 
accommodation to the research environment.  This may include research 
equipment if it is directly related to both the project and to accommodating 
the disabilities of the student. In all cases, equipment may only be 
purchased with prior approval of the NIH awarding component.

Students are expected to devote sufficient effort to the research project and 
related activities during the period of support to gain insight into the 
process of scientific discovery. Support may be for a minimum of three months 
during any one year which may include a mixture of full-time summer 
experience and part-time experience during the school year. Principal 
Investigators are encouraged to seek high school students who will devote at 
least two years to this program (i.e., equivalent to two three-month, full-
time, periods). Exceptions to the latter will be considered, depending on the 
circumstances of the applicant, the parent grant, and the specific request.

See the GENERAL PROVISIONS section above for information about application 
procedures, review criteria, and award criteria.

2.  UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

This supplemental program provides an opportunity for any qualified 
undergraduate student with a disability, who is interested in biomedical, 
behavioral, clinical or social science research, to participate in a research 
project at a research institution during the summer months and/or during the 
school year. This experience will be separate and apart from any requirement 
of the regular academic program. 

ELIGIBILITY

The student may be affiliated with either the applicant institution or any 
other academic institution. Any qualified undergraduate student with a 
disability who is interested in health-related research is encouraged to 
participate in this program.

PROVISIONS

The salary for an undergraduate student should be consistent with the 
institutional salary policies. Institutional rates for undergraduate salaries 
that exceed $8 per hour must be justified. An additional amount of $200 per 
month for supplies and travel may also be requested. Funds over and above 
this limit may be requested to permit accommodation to the research 
environment. This may include research equipment, but only if it is directly 
related to both the project AND accommodating the disabilities of the 
student.  In all cases, equipment may only be purchased with prior approval 
of the NIH awarding component.

Students are expected to devote an equivalent of at least three months full-
time effort to the research project and related activities in any one year, 
and in most cases the period of support for any individual should last at 
least two years.  Exceptions to the latter will be considered, depending on 
the circumstances of the applicant, the parent grant, and the specific 
request. See the GENERAL PROVISIONS section (above) for information about 
application procedures, review criteria, and award criteria.

3.  POST-BACCALAUREATE AND POST-MASTER’S DEGREE STUDENTS

The objective of this program is intended to provide opportunities for recent 
graduates who wish to spend up to two years engaged in health-related 
research while applying for graduate or medical school. The duration of the 
program is normally one year, but the research experience can be extended for 
an additional year if evidence is provided to show that the candidate is 
actively pursuing entry into graduate or health profession school. This 
program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the candidate and 
is not viewed as a source of additional technical support for NIH-supported 
investigators. 

ELIGIBILITY

Any student with a disability who has recently earned a bachelor or master’s 
degree in the health-related sciences is eligible for consideration. Students 
who plan to attend medical, dental or other professional schools are 
encouraged to use this program to gain research experience.

PROVISIONS

The salary for students at the postbaccalaureate and postmaster levels should 
be reasonable and consistent with the institutional salary policies and can 
not exceed the amount allowed for graduate students. Additional funds up to 
$3,000 per year may be requested for supplies and travel. Funds may not be 
used to purchase equipment.

4.  GRADUATE STUDENTS

The objective of this program is to offer additional encouragement to 
graduate students with disabilities who have the potential to become 
researchers in the health-related sciences and give them an opportunity to 
develop further their research capability. Students who are supported on 
research or training grants may not be supported on research supplements.

ELIGIBILITY

Any graduate student with a disability who is enrolled in a master’s or a 
doctoral degree program in biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social 
sciences is eligible for consideration.

PROVISIONS

The NIH will provide salary support in addition to other necessary expenses, 
such as supplies and travel, to enable the individual to participate as a 
graduate research assistant in funded research projects. As in the past, the 
NIH will continue to consider the compensation for the personal services of 
graduate students and other employees rendered to an NIH research project to 
be allowable as long as the compensation is reasonable and (1) conforms to 
the established, consistently applied salary and wage policies of the 
institutions and (2) reflects the percentage of time actually devoted to the 
PHS-funded project. For graduate students this compensation may include 
tuition remission paid as, or in lieu of, wages provided that the student is 
in a bona fide employer-employee relationship with the institution for the 
work performed, and payment is conditioned explicitly on the performance of 
necessary work. The total amount requested for salary, tuition and fringe 
benefit must not exceed the amount allowable for a first year postdoctoral 
level staff member at the same institution performing comparable work (see 
NIH Guide announcement, Vol. 25, No. 8, March 15, 1996). Additional funds up 
to $4,000 per year may be requested for supplies and travel. Funds may not be 
used to purchase equipment. Funds may also be requested to permit 
accommodation to the research environment. This may include research 
equipment, but only if it is directly related to both the project AND 
accommodating the disabilities of the student. In all cases, equipment may 
only be purchased after obtaining approval from the NIH awarding component.

See the GENERAL PROVISIONS section above for information about application 
procedures, review criteria, and award criteria.

5.  INDIVIDUALS IN POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

These supplements provide support to individuals with disabilities in the 
postdoctoral phase of training to participate in ongoing research projects 
that will assist in the development of a career in health-related research. 
Postdoctoral fellows who are supported on research or training grants may not 
be supported on research supplements. Toward the end of the supplement award, 
candidates should be encouraged to apply for fellowships, research grants, 
and other sources of independent support.

ELIGIBILITY

The individual in postdoctoral training may be affiliated with either the 
applicant institution or any other institution. Only under extraordinary 
circumstances, that must be well justified in the application, would it be 
acceptable for the candidate to continue working with his/her former 
predoctoral mentor.

PROVISIONS

Support will be provided for a salary in addition to other necessary 
expenses, such as supplies and travel, to enable the individual to 
participate as a postdoctoral research assistant in funded research projects. 
The requested salary and fringe benefits must be in accordance with the 
salary structure of the grantee institution, consistent with the level of 
effort, and may not exceed $40,000 per year. Additional funds up to $6,000 
may be requested for supplies and travel. Funds may also be requested to 
permit accommodation to the research environment. This may include research 
equipment, but only if it is directly related to both the project AND 
accommodating the disabilities of the individual. In all cases, equipment may 
only be purchased with prior approval of the NIH awarding component.

See the GENERAL PROVISIONS section above for information about application 
procedures, review criteria, and award criteria.

6.  INVESTIGATORS DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CAREERS

These supplements provide either short or long-term research support for 
staff or faculty members with disabilities to enhance their research skills 
leading to an independent research career.

o  Short-term Investigator Research Supplement.  This supplement provides 
short-term support for staff or faculty members to conduct full-time research 
for three to five months each year during the summer or another portion of 
the academic year, over a maximum period of four years.

o  Long-term Investigator Research Supplement.  This supplement provides 
long-term research support for staff or faculty members to conduct research 
in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical or social sciences. Support is 
provided for up to four years at a minimum of 30 percent effort during each 
12-month period.

ELIGIBILITY

The investigator with a disability may be affiliated with either the 
applicant institution or another institution. The investigator must have a 
doctoral degree, be beyond the level of a research trainee, be a member of 
the staff or faculty, and have at least one year of postdoctoral experience. 
The investigator may have received prior research or research training 
support from the NIH or support under the Minority Biomedical Research 
Support (MBRS) Program, Minority-Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-
RISP), Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, Career 
Opportunities in Research Education and Training (COR), Small Grants (R03), 
or Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program. However, an individual 
who has received independent research support as a Principal Investigator on 
an individual research grant (e.g., R01, R29), or as a project leader on a 
program project or center grant (e.g., P01, P50), or as a Principal 
Investigator on an individual research career award (e.g., K01, K02, K07, 
K08, and K12) is not eligible for support under this program.

PROVISIONS

The requested salary and fringe benefits for an investigator must be in 
accordance with the salary structure of the grantee institution, consistent 
with the level of effort. Additional funds of up to $10,000 may be requested 
for supplies and travel. Funds may be requested to permit accommodation to 
the research environment.  This may include research equipment, but only if 
it is directly related to both the project AND to accommodating the 
disabilities of the investigator. In all cases, equipment may only be 
purchased after obtaining approval from the NIH awarding component.  The 
maximum period of support for any investigator is four years.

See the GENERAL PROVISIONS section above for application procedures, review 
criteria, and award criteria.

7.  SUPPLEMENTS FOR ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATORS WHO BECOME DISABLED

Established investigators on NIH research, program project, or center grants 
who become disabled during the current project period may request funds for 
special accommodations to permit completion of the currently funded research 
project.

ELIGIBILITY

Any currently funded Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator or other 
senior staff (hereinafter referred to as Established Investigator) on an NIH 
research project grant, program project grant, or center grant may request 
support for special equipment, an assistant, or other modifications to 
facilitate accommodation to a disabling injury or illness that has occurred 
during the current project period.

PROVISIONS

Support will be limited to items that will permit the investigator to 
complete the remaining years of a currently funded research project. This 
might include: salary support for an individual who can assist the 
Established Investigator in meeting the goals of the research project, 
specialized equipment such as computers, or modifications of the working 
environment.  In all cases, the requested support must be consistent with the 
type of disability and the nature of the approved research.  The total amount 
of support requested under this supplement must be reasonable in relationship 
to the direct costs of the parent award and the Established Investigator"s 
role and effort on the project. In future competing applications, funds for 
continuation of the accommodations provided under this supplement must be 
requested in the parent grant application and may NOT be requested as a 
research supplement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

A request for a supplement may be submitted at any time. In making requests, 
the grantee institution, on behalf of the Established Investigator, must 
submit the request for supplemental funds directly to the awarding component 
that supports the parent grant. The request must include the following:

o A completed face page from Grant Application Form PHS 398 with the title 
and grant number of the parent grant and a statement that specifies which 
type of supplement is being requested.

o A statement by the Established Investigator describing the nature of the 
disability and the attendant limitations on his/her capacity to complete the 
goals established for the current  project period.

o A statement from the institution certifying the disability and describing 
the types of accommodations requested and their relationship to the research 
project and the disabilities of the Established Investigator.

o A proposed budget entered on budget pages from Grant Application Form PHS 
398. The budget must reflect all special accommodations to support the 
adaptation of the Established Investigator to the research environment. The 
request must be signed by the Principal Investigator, the Established 
Investigator with disabilities (if other than the Principal Investigator), 
and the appropriate institutional business official.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The staff of the particular awarding component will review requests for 
supplements using the following criteria:

o The appropriateness of the proposed accommodations for the Established 
Investigator regarding his/her role on the research project and the nature of 
the disability.

o The appropriateness of the cost of the proposed accommodations to be paid 
from the supplement in relationship to the total direct cost of the parent 
project.

AWARD CRITERIA

See the section on funding in the GENERAL PROVISIONS section, above.

INQUIRIES  

Principal Investigators interested in participating in these programs are 
encouraged to contact NIH staff administering the parent grant. For general 
information about the Research Supplements for Individuals with Disabilities, 
contact the following staff person in the appropriate awarding component:  

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
Ernestine Vanderveen, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Collaborative Research
6000 Executive Blvd, Room 302
Bethesda, MD  20892-7003
Telephone:  (301) 443-2531
FAX:  (301) 480-2358
Email:  tv9f@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
Robin A. Barr, Ph.D.
Deputy Associate Director, 
Office of Extramural Affairs
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2C218
Bethesda, MD  20892-9205
Telephone:  (301) 496-9322
FAX:  (301) 402-2945
Email:  rb42h@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/nia/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Milton J. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Special Populations and Research Training
6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 2133
Bethesda, MD  20892-7610
Telephone:  (301) 496-3775
FAX:  (301) 496-8729
Email:  mh35c@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niaid.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN
DISEASES
Julia Freeman, Ph.D.
Director, Centers Program
45 Center Drive, Room 5AS-19F
Bethesda, MD  20892-6500
Telephone:  (301) 594-5052
FAX:  (301) 480-4543
Email:  jf43z@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/niams/grants/ep10.htm

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D.
Chief, Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch
6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 7018A
Bethesda, MD  20892-8347
Telephone:  (301) 496-7344
FAX:  (301) 402-4551
Email:  ssl65i@nih.gov
Web site: http://minorityopportunities.nci.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 
Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D. 
Director, Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Engineering Program 
6100 Executive Blvd, Room 2A-03 
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510 
Telephone:  (301) 402-2242 
FAX:  (301) 402-0832 
Email:  lq2n@nih.gov 
Web site:  http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
DISORDERS
Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D.
Chief, Scientific Programs Branch
Division of Extramural Research
Executive Plaza South, Room 400C
6120 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD  20892-7180
Telephone:  (301) 496-5061
FAX:  (301) 402-6251
Email:  jc148m@nih.gov 
Web site:  http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
Norman S. Braveman, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Clinical, Behavioral and Health Promotion Research
45 Center Drive, Room 4AN-24B
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone:  (301) 594-2089
FAX:  (301) 480-8318
Email:  nb10u@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/opportunities/diversity/index.htm

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
George A. Tucker, M.B.A.
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 718
Bethesda, MD  20892-5456
Telephone:  (301) 594-8853
FAX:  (301) 480-3504
Email:  gt35v@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
Lula A. Beatty, Ph.D.
Chief, Special Populations Office
Office of the Director
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 4216
Bethesda, MD 20892-9567
Telephone:  (301) 443-0441
FAX:  (301)480-8179
Email:  lb75x@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nida.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Carol A. Shreffler, Ph.D.
Program Administrator,
Training and Career Development Programs
Division of Extramural Research and Training
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-1445
FAX:  (919) 541-5064
Email: cs63y@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE
Ralph J. Helmsen, Ph.D.
Research Resources Officer
Executive Plaza South, Room 350
6120 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD  20892-7164
Telephone:  (301) 496-5301
FAX:  (301) 402-0528
Email:  rh27v@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nei.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES
Anthony A. René, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Referral and Liaison
45 Center Drive, Room 2AN-18F
Bethesda, MD  20892-6200
Telephone:  (301) 594-3833
FAX:  (301) 402-0156
Email:  ra50h@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/nigms/

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE
Norbert D. Weber, Ph.D.
Minority Coordinator
31 Center Drive, Room 5A06
Bethesda, MD  20892-2482
Telephone:  (301) 496-4950
FAX:  (301) 402-1056
Email:  nw47y@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Program Director 
Division of Extramural Research
31 Center Drive, Room B2B07
Bethesda, MD  20892-2033
Telephone:  (301) 496-7531
FAX:  (301) 480-2770
Email:  bg30t@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
Milton Corn, M.D.
Associate Director, Division of Extramural Programs
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 301
Bethesda, MD  20892-7968
Telephone:  (301) 496-4621
FAX:  (301) 402-0421
Email:  mc105x@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Sherman L. Ragland
Deputy Associate Director for Special Populations
6001 Executive Blvd, Suite 8125
Bethesda, MD  20892-9659
Telephone:  (301) 443-2847
FAX:  (301) 443-8022
Email:  sr14j@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Alfred W. Gordon, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Minority Health and research
Office of Minority Health and Research
6001 Executive Blvd, NSC, Suite 2149
Bethesda, MD  20892-9535
Telephone:  (301) 496-3102
FAX:  (301) 594-5929
Email:  ag38x@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
Janice Phillips, Ph.D, RN
Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Extramural Activities
45 Center Drive, Room 3AN-12
Bethesda, MD  20892-6300
Telephone:  (301) 594-6152
FAX: (301) 480-8260
Email: jp233e@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.ninr.nih.gov

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES
Abraham Levy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Biomedical Technology
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 6130
Bethesda, MD  20892-7965
Telephone:  (301) 435-0772
FAX:  (301) 480-3659
Email:  al26y@nih.gov 
Web site: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/

FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Barbara J. Sina, Ph.D.
MIRT Program Officer
Division of Training and Research
31 Center Drive, Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 402-9467
FAX: (301) 402-0779
Email: bs219m@nih.gov
Web site: http://www.nih.gov/fic

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 
Neal B. West, Ph.D. 
Program Officer 
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 106 
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475 
Telephone: (301) 402-5867 
FAX: (301) 480-3621 
Email: nw20a@nih.gov 
Web site: http://nccam.nih.gov/

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS  

The statutory authorities for these grant awards are sections 301, 510, 515, 
and 504 of the Public Health Service Act.  Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 
52, "Grants for Research Projects" and 45 CFR part 74, "Administration of 
Grants," are applicable to these awards.  Grants must be administered in 
accordance with the NIH Grants Policy Statement (10/98).  

The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a 
smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products.  In 
addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking 
in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of a facility) in which 
regular or routine education, library, day care, health care or early 
childhood development services are provided to children.  This is consistent 
with the PHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of 
the American people.



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