Funding News Edition: March 02, 2022 See more articles in this edition
You may be able to get administrative supplement funds for your active grant or cooperative agreement for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), AI/ML data readiness, or biomedical software development. The deadlines are coming soon, so act fast.
NIH’s Strategic Plan for Data Science aims to modernize the biomedical research data ecosystem and make data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) with high impact for open science.
To align with the Strategic Plan, the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), NIAID, and many other NIH institutes and centers (ICs) support three new notices of special interest (NOSI):
- NOT-OD-22-065, NOSI on Administrative Supplements for Advancing the Ethical Development and Use of AI/ML in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. Supports collaborations that bring together expertise in ethics, biomedicine, data collection, and AI/ML to advance the understanding, tools, metrics, and practices for the ethical development and use of AI/ML in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
- NOT-OD-22-067, NOSI on Administrative Supplements To Support Collaborations To Improve the AI/ML-Readiness of NIH-Supported Data. Supports collaborations that bring together expertise in biomedicine and data management to make the data generated through NIH-funded research AI/ML-ready and shared through repositories, knowledge bases, or other data sharing resources.
- NOT-OD-22-068, NOSI on Administrative Supplements To Support Enhancement of Software Tools for Open Science. Supports research software tools with recognized value in a scientific community to enhance their impact by leveraging best practices, design principles in software development, and advances in technology (e.g., cloud computing).
Each NOSI has unique instructions, requirements, and other details, so we recommend giving them a close read. The following table compares a few key points:
|Due Date||March 31, 2022, 5 p.m. your local time||March 17, 2022, 5 p.m. your local time||April 12, 2022, 5 p.m. your local time|
|Budget Limit, Direct Costs||No more than $200,000||No more than $200,000||No more than $150,000|
|Research Strategy Page Limit||5 pages||5 pages||3 pages|
|Anticipated Awards||30||30||20 or more|
|Duration of Support||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|ODSS Contact Email Addressemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com|
Before you start an application, check with the program officer for your parent grant to confirm eligibility. Small business activity codes (e.g., R41, R42, R43, R44, U44, and Fast Track), as well as G20, PS1, P60, R13, U13, U42, and UG1 are not eligible. NOT-OD-22-068 also disallows the S10 activity code. NIAID has set no further restrictions by activity code for these NOSIs. If you plan to apply to a different NIH IC, note that some other ICs may not support all the activity codes that would otherwise be allowed.
Apply through PA-20-272, Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp, Clinical Trial Optional). For funding consideration, you must include your chosen NOSI’s notice number in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF 424 R&R Form.
Direct your NOSI-specific questions to the relevant email address above or find full contact information in the Inquiries section of each NOSI.