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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To allow PIs and other personnel who are not U.S. citizens to work on NIH-supported research projects.
Investigators need not be U.S. citizens to apply for a research project grant, e.g., an R01, small grant (R03), or exploratory/developmental grant (R21). Other grant types do have a citizenship requirement (e.g., trainees appointed to training grants, recipients of fellowships and career development awards, small business awards), which will be stated in the funding opportunity announcement.
Foreign nationals who seek to work on NIH-funded grants or contracts need to address visa considerations and requirements of the USA Patriot Act.
The institutional business official is responsible for ensuring that investigators and personnel have appropriate visas.
Patriot Act Definition of Restricted Persons
NIAID staff, see GMP Assignments by Geographic Region and Program Code for the appropriate grants management specialist.
Grantees with questions should contact the grants management specialist listed in the eRA Commons. For more information, see When to Contact an NIAID Grants Management Specialist.
Contractors with questions should ask the primary contact listed in the RFP. See the Extramural R&D Solicitations list or see the Office of Acquisitions staff listing.
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Deviations and Waivers to Grant Policies SOP
Foreign and International Grants and Components SOP
NIH Grants Policy Statement, Terms and Conditions of NIH Grant Awards, 16.2 Eligibility
Training and Career portal
Last Updated October 29, 2013
Last Reviewed October 29, 2013