Why are the budget period and project period for this grant mechanism the same?
For most NIH grants, funds are made available to the
institution on a yearly basis. For the Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research
Awards, NIH will commit all years of funding for each grant in a single
award. This is an unusual feature for NIH grants, but it will not
affect the conduct of the research.
What budget and project period should I request?
Budgets should be commensurate with project needs. Funds
may be requested for personnel, supplies, equipment, subcontracts, and
other allowable costs. The direct costs for each year should be
estimated and then added to derive the multi-year total. Only the
multi-year total should be requested, and must not exceed any limits
stated in the FOA. Budget detail is not required and should not be
submitted in the application. A detailed budget will be requested as
part of the just-in-time documents and will be reviewed by NIDDK program
and grants management staff prior to award.
How will the reviewers assess whether the budget is justified, as noted in the review criteria?
The exclusion of specific budget information from these
applications was part of the NIH approval process for the use of the DP3
activity code. Reviewers make a general assessment of the requested
direct costs compared to the scope and type of research. As with other
grant reviews, the budget discussion occurs after the scientific
discussion and does not affect the scoring. The study section
recommendations on the budget are not binding and can be evaluated by
program staff upon receipt of the detailed budget and justification.
Do I need prior approval to submit a proposal that exceeds $500K direct costs?
Do Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Awards include indirect costs?
Yes. In addition to the direct costs, applicable facilities and administrative costs will be allowed.
When will I be required to provide a detailed budget?
A detailed budget and justification will be requested “Just-in-Time” (JIT) prior to award.
Are Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Awards renewable?
No. Competing renewal applications are not allowed.
Awardees can seek support to continue their research through traditional
routes, such as submission of an R01 grant application.
If I receive a Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award,
will I still be considered a “new investigator” when I apply for my
first R01 grant?
Are scientists in the NIH Intramural Research Program eligible?
Does the 12-page research strategy for the Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award differ from other grant awards?
Read carefully the application instructions and review criteria in
the FOA. In many aspects these applications and the review criteria are
similar to other NIH grants. However, the focus of each FOA is likely
to require additional specific information.
If I am not successful, may I submit a revised Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award application?
No. Resubmission applications are not allowed. However, you are not prevented from submitting a new application.