June 2017 Trans-Divisional Council-Approved Concepts

Concepts represent early planning stages for program announcements, requests for applications, or solicitations for Council's input. If NIAID publishes an initiative from one of these concepts, we link to it below. To find initiatives, go to Opportunities & Announcements.

NB: Council approval does not guarantee that a concept will become an initiative.

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NIAID Research Education Program

For the published program announcement with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations, see the August 11, 2017 Guide announcement, NIAID Research Education Program (R25).

Global Infectious Disease Research Administration Development Award for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions

Program Announcement With Special Receipt, Referral, and/or Review Considerations—proposed FY 2018 initiative

Contact: Paula Strickland

Objective: Financial oversight and compliance with federal research funding requirements is a challenging task for foreign institutions and a potential risk area for NIAID. Many of the problems encountered arise from the lack of well-trained business officials and/or grants administrators at these foreign institutions. The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) currently holds regional post-award grants management training workshops twice a year in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central/South America, and occasionally in Europe. The objective of these workshops is to train business officials at institutions in the region on grants management, allowable costs, and compliance requirements (e.g., financial conflict of interest, Federal Financial Report, and audits). While these regional training events have been very successful, additional opportunities are needed to extend the reach of our training and assist institutions unable to send representatives to the regional post-award training workshops. These opportunities would be provided in the form of grants to “train-the-trainer” by sponsoring grants administration training for foreign business officials to receive hands-on training at U.S. institutions. These trained individuals would then return to their home countries where they would train other grants administration officials and improve their internal business practices.

Description: The G11 grant would provide funds for one or more foreign business officials/grants administrators to travel to their U.S. host institution for one month, as well as to attend an NIH regional workshop on program funding and grants administration (now held in Baltimore, MD), or an NIAID regional post-award grants management training. The grant would also provide funding to attend five days of in-house training at DEA. This in-house training would allow DEA’s Grants Management Program (GMP) staff to provide general information about managing NIAID awards, meeting compliance obligations, and preparing for audits. GMP staff will provide customized hands-on training based on the needs of the institutions in their local area, as well as significant one-on-one time with their NIAID grants management specialists.

Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence K99/R00

For the published program announcement with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations, see the July 20, 2017 Guide announcement, NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

Limited Competition for NIAID K01, K08, and K23 Recipients for Small Grant (R03) Program

For the published program announcement with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations, see the July 28, 2017 Guide announcement, Limited Competition: Small Research Grant Program for NIAID K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03).

Content last reviewed on August 11, 2017