Presentation for University of Detroit Mercy (Drs Pacini & Kleinke, hosts) 1 May 2013 James C. Anthony (calling name: Jim Anthony) [email protected] http://www.epi.msu.edu/faculty/anthony/ Introduction to the R15 NIH Funding Mechanism Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15) Program Announcement (PA) Number: PA-12-006 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-006.html Acknowledgements to Dr. Harootunian for development of some of these slides http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-006.html The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution. SMALL ???? $300,000 PLUS Overhead Area Grant Information AREA contacts - Persons to contact regarding AREA funding opportunities and questions about IC research interests. AREA Grant Research Objectives AREA FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions (e.g., 12 page limit) Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research - Principal Investigators holding an active Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) Grant also may apply for a supplement under this program. Grantees must check with the appropriate awarding component before an application for a supplement is submitted. Review Guidance for AREA applications - AREA applications are evaluated using the standard NIH review criteria for unsolicited research grants. Reviewers will assess the AREA-specific programmatic features of an application under the Investigator and Environment criteria. Submission Date Schedule Standard application deadlines: February 25, June 25, and October 25 AIDS-related research deadlines: January 7, May 7, and September 7 “Turnaround Time” Review c. 4-5 months later Summary statement: c. 5-6 months later Notice of award: c. 9 months later, if funded 1 re-submission allowed; same dates as shown above “Success Likelihoods” 2002-2006: 25%-42%, depending upon the institute More recently: 20%-25%, … Compared to R01, R21, R03 mechanisms: • Not as much money as R01 • More time (duration) and money than R03 or R21 • It seems that no slack is being cut to anyone in the peer review process. An R15 requires just as much science innovation and rigor as an R03, R21, or R01. • The added advantage is in the payline on the scoring chart as shown on the next slide = judgment call within the funding agency. Payline for R15, R21, or R03 might be at the 4-5 level. Payline for R01 more typically at the 1-2 level.. Within NIH Category of Research Project Grants (RPGs) • R15: $300,000 direct cost total to stimulate research at colleges and universities that have not recently received significant NIH support. Project can run 1-3 years. No harm in asking for 3 years if the research requires it. Can be renewed for 2nd and renewable periods of support. • R21: Two-year grant for exploratory/ developmental research $275,000 direct costs for up to 2 years). Cannot be renewed for a second period of support. • R03: 1-2 year grant award for small projects completed in short period, up to $100,000 total ($50K/year). • R01: Original and historically oldest NIH grant mechanism. NIH big league work. • Note: These are the only four “R” grants allowed to use the “modular” (translation=simplified) budgeting approach (provided cost threshold is not crossed). • R15 unique opportunities: – Special supplements are available to recruit and support high school and college students from underrepresented populations. – So check out R15 AREA Award past awardees, current guidelines, FAQs, contact information, and lots more. – Other R15 resources: • Sample PI biographical sketch • Sample Modular Budget • Contact Information • Questions regarding eligibility, policies, procedures, and other administrative aspects of the NIH AREA program should be referred first to the Office of Sponsored Programs at the educational institution. • All programmatic and scientific questions should be directed to NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) sponsoring the AREA program. See AREA contacts. • For NIH-wide policy and other questions about the AREA program, please contact the R15 mailbox: [email protected] Getting Ideas for Viable R15 Awards NIH Project Reporter http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm Click on the hot link to see abstract summary and other details RESULTS OBTAINED BY COMBINING: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL IN THE QUERY SEARCH FIELD MORE RESULTS OBTAINED BY COMBINING: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL IN THE QUERY SEARCH FIELD IDEA GENERATION: LINK UP WITH ALREADY FUNDED R01 PROJECTS NEARBY…. IDEA GENERATION: LINK UP WITH ALREADY FUNDED R01 PROJECTS OR FROM A DISTANCE…. Why Am I Here? A. MSU faculty generally are not eligible for R15. (But we can collaborate !!!) B. Recruitment of potential research fellows Lots of pertinent ideas of mutual interest we can discuss, if you are interested. University/College Student Behavioral Health Issues Obesity research Cost of care issues End of life issues Early life development End of life development Zoonotic disease epidemiology Biobehavioral pig model to complement non-human primate model Questions?