Presentation on theme: "Applying for: NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Applying for: NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA) Individual Fellowship AwardF Series (Parent F31) / F Series (Parent F32)Applying for: NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA)Fellowship (F) Announcement:Predoctoral Fellows NRSA -Parent F31 (NIH Activity Code) PA (announcement number)Postdoctoral Fellows NRSA -Parent F32 (NIH Activity Code) PA (announcement number)Presented by:The Center for Learning and MemoryUniversity of Texas at Austin
2 Standard Dues Dates for Competing Applications F Series Fellowships new, renewal, resubmission SF424 (R&R) April August December 12NRSAPre and Post DocStandard Dues Dates for Competing Applications
3 Submitting Application Required Components1Content and Forms2Page Limitation3Submitting ApplicationSteps insuring all guidelines are met
4 Post-Doc F32 Grant Guidelines 1Getting StartedNIH NRSA:Pre-Doc F31 Grant GuidelinesPost-Doc F32 Grant GuidelinesStart the application at least 2 months before the application due dateIdentify a Sponsor who will:supervise the training and research experiencebe an active investigator in the area of the proposal research trainingwill be available for research support for high-quality training (See slide #5 for sponsor’s instruction)Identify References and ask them to:register with eRA commonsfill out PHS reference formsubmit the required form through the Referee Information Link at eRA Commonssubmit reference form before grant due date (See slide #6 for Reference’s instruction)NOTE:Submitting the Reference form is a separate process from submitting an application electronicallyReferences cannot be your identified Sponsor and any Co-sponsors
5 SponsorDescribe the research training plan (coordinated with the applicant’sresearch strategy)Provide an assessment of the applicant’s qualifications and potentialfor a research careerDescribe the research environment: availability and quality of neededresearch facilities and research resources (equipment, lab space,computer time, research support, etc.)Include items such as classes, seminars and opportunities for interactionwith other groups and scientists. Training in career skill (grant writingand presentation skills are strongly encouraged).
6 References PHS 416-1 Fellowship Reference Form Reference letters are submitted directly through the eRA Commons. To submit the letter, go to the Commons Related Resources sub-heading located on the eRA Commons website. The Referees are responsible for uploading the letters into Commons on behalf of the applicant. Neither the applicant nor the Office of Sponsored Projects can upload the Referee letters. TheReferee information link does not send through Grants. GovSponsor and any Co-sponsor may not submit a letter of reference.NOTE: Letters of reference are due by the application receipt deadline date. Although previously NIH provided a 5 business days grace period for the receipt of letters of reference after the application receipt due date, the new policy eliminates the grace period.
7 SF242(R&R) Individual Fellowship Application Guide The application guide provides guidelines on filling out the requiredforms.
8 Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary levels effective for Fiscal Year 2012 Budget GuidelineStipend FY 2012Career Level Years of Experience StipendPredoctoral All $22,032Postdoctoral $39,264 $41,364 $44,340 $46,092 $47,820 $49,884 $51,582 7 or More $54,180Budget CategoriesNRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees, and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows. NIH provides eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position.
9 Budget Categories Tuition and fees Tuition Institutional allowance Predoctoral Fellows: For individual fellowships (F30, F31) an amount per predoctoral trainee equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports formally combined dual-degree training (e.g., M.D.-Ph.D, D.D.S.-Ph.D.), the amount provided per trainee or fellow will be 60% of the level requested, up to $21,000 per year.Postdoctoral Fellows: For individual fellowships (F32, F33) an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $4,500 per year, will be provided. If the trainee or fellow is enrolled in a program that supports postdoctoral individuals in formal degree-granting training, an amount per postdoctoral trainee or fellow equal to 60% of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided.Budget CategoriesNote: The program only pays up to 60% of each student's annual tuitionInstitutional allowanceInstitutional Allowance for individual fellows (F30, F31, F32, F33) Sponsored by Federal and For-Profit Institutions (including health insurance):Predoctoral Fellows: $3,100Postdoctoral Fellows: $6,750Note: Institutional allowance covers costs of research supplies, equipment, scientific meeting travel, and health insurance.
10 2 Page Limitation All Fellowship (F) Applications Application Page Limits * (if different from FOA, FOA supersedes)Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable) 1Specific AimsResearch Strategy 6Respective Contributions 1Selection of Sponsor and Institution 1Responsible Conduct of Research 1Applications for Concurrent Support (when applicable) 1Goals for Fellowship Training and Career 1Activities Planned Under This Award 1Doctoral Dissertation and Other Research Experience 2Sponsor(s) and Co-Sponsor(s) 6Biographical Sketch 4
11 Guidelines for Reviewers Fellowship (f)Guidelines for reviewersDefinitions of Criteria and Considerations for F Critiques
14 Submitting Application 3Submitting ApplicationSpecific QuestionsInquiriesSee Questions and Answers Related to NRSA Tuition, Fees, and Health Insurance Policies:Specific questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the appropriate NIH Institute or Center, AHRQ, or HRSA.General inquiries concerning NRSA stipend and tuition policies should be directed to: Rodney Ulane, Ph.D. NIH Research Training Officer National Institutes of Health 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3516 Bethesda, Maryland Phone: (301) FAX: (301) ____________________________________________Center for Learning and Memory and NeurobiologyVickie AmidonNorman Hackerman Bldg.Room 2.156
15 Questions and Answers Do I submit the application on my own? No. Your Grants and Contracts personnel will Office of Sponsored Projects that the application is ready to submit in Cayuse. The University of Texas at Austin, OSP, will submit the prepared application you on your behalf.Do I need to register with Grants.gov to submit my application?No. Your affiliation with The University of Texas at Austin allows OSP to submit your application on your behalf.The guidelines say I need a Commons account. How do I obtain one?Ask your Grants and Contracts Personnel to send an request toIn the subject line, write: “Commons User ID and Password Request”In the body of the , include the following:your nameyour EIDyour contact informationif you have ever had a Commons account at another institution,provide the User ID and the associated with that IDProvided by the Office of Sponsored Projects
16 How do I prepare the forms? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has converted the NRSA application from paper submission to electronic submission.The University of Texas at Austin’s policy requires that Grants.gov submissions be prepared in Cayuse, the university’s system-to-system submission solution. See policy at:Your Grants and Contracts personnel will set up the application in Cayuse and give you access to it. You will log into Cayuse to review and upload documents.How do I obtain a Cayuse account?Ask your Grants and Contracts Personnel to send an request toIn the subject line, write: “Cayuse User ID and Password Request”In the body of the , include the following:your nameyour EIDyour contact informationI have reference letters that need to be associated with my application. Who submits them and how?Applicants and their referees must follow the instructions in the application guide, Section 5.4.NOTE from NIH: “Letters of reference are due by the application receipt deadline date. Although previously NIH provided a 5 business days grace period for the receipt of letters of reference after the application receipt due date, the new policy eliminates the grace period. More information can be found in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD ,In essence, the Referees are responsible for uploading the letters into Commons on behalf of the applicant. Neither the applicant nor the Office of Sponsored Projects can upload the Referee letters.Provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects
17 OSP website: http://www.utexas.edu/research/osp How do I get my application to OSP?Your faculty sponsor must log into OSP’s Research Management System (RMS) and complete and route forward a Proposal Review Form (PRF) that informs OSP of your intent to submit an NRSA application and that places your application in the submission queue. In addition, your application will be assigned to a Proposal Specialist who will review your application for compliance and completeness.If my application is listed under my faculty sponsor in RMS, how can I serve as the Principal Investigator (PI), per the guidelines?While your faculty sponsor is named in UT-Austin’s internal system (RMS), the NIH will consider you the PI and will list the application in their proprietary system as yours.When does OSP need my application?OSP needs your application no later than four (4) business days before the deadline. For the December 8, 2012 application cycle, you must have your application completed and available for OSP review no later than the morning of December 5, 2012.How do I send OSP my Cayuse application?Cayuse does not have a routing feature. Therefore, it is imperative that your grants and contracts specialist create and route forward a PRF so OSP knows to log into Cayuse and look for your application. You should also send an to your proposal specialist to indicate you have completed the application.HELPFUL LINKSOSP website:Cayuse link: https://utaustin.cayuse424.com:8443/13/login.doResearch Management System: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/rms/index.WBXNRSA Application Guide:F Kiosk – Information about Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual FellowshipFunding Opportunities:Stipends and Institutional Allowance Information:(dated 4/25/2011)Before submitting always check for updates that may affect the application.Provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects