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Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To enable extramural program staff to apply for nonfederal grants as part of their official duty and follow the procedures required for NIAID's acceptance of gifts and other resources.
This SOP does not apply to outside activities that are not considered a part of extramural program official duties. For guidance on approval of an outside activity, refer to How to File an Ethics Document on the NIAID Office of Ethics (OE) page.
Extramural program staff's involvement with the research community may provide the following opportunities:
This document outlines staff roles when extramural program staff seek grants and resources from nonfederal sources. For collaborations that involve intramural scientists, go to the Opportunities and Guidelines to Facilitate Scientific Collaborations portal and the NIAID Intramural Scientist Collaboration on Extramural Funded Grants and Contracts SOP.
Follow the procedures below.
Extramural Program Staff
You may apply for grants from nonfederal sources to support NIAID research priorities and are encouraged to collaborate with NIAID intramural scientists and the extramural scientific and business communities in applying for these grants.
NIAID’s List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources provides a list of some of the funding opportunities outside NIH that cover areas of science relevant to NIAID.
If you are considering applying for a nonfederal grant, know the following:
Generally, NIAID can accept money to support research programs through nonfederal grants such as grants from foundations, grants from other federal agencies, and gifts such as donations of funds or property.
NIAID TTIPO staff will work with the program officer, outside organization, and NIAID management on appropriate documentation for accepting a grant or an unsolicited gift (Find Your TTIPO Contact). For more information, see:
HHS policy states that in limited circumstances an institute may authorize travel and related expenses from a nonfederal source receiving federal grants or contracts.
Office of Ethics Contact
Grants and Other Conditional Gifts for Research
NIH Policy Manual 1135 Gifts Administration
NIH Policy Manual 2400-10-Gifts to Individuals from Outside Sources
Methods for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses by Nonfederal Sources
Participation in Grants/Collaboration
NIH Policy Manual 2400-01 Introduction to Government Ethics at the NIH
NIH Policy Manual 2400-04 Managing Conflict of Interests and the Introduction of Bias
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Last Updated August 15, 2014
Last Reviewed August 15, 2014