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NCCAM Guidelines for ARRA Administrative Supplements

NOT-OD-09-056: Recovery Act Funds for Administrative Supplements


This initiative is one of several being offered by NCCAM to help fulfill the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help stimulate the economy through support of biomedical and behavioral research. Additional information about the Recovery Act and related NIH opportunities is available through the Office of Extramural Research.

Supplement funds should accelerate progress toward the aims and objectives of work that is entirely within the scope of ongoing, NCCAM-funded research project grants. In general, funds should support the addition of new personnel to the project, although funds necessary to ensure their effective involvement (e.g., supplies or small equipment such as computers) may also be requested.

Areas of Scientific Priority

Areas of focus for NCCAM's ARRA administrative supplements include the following:

  • Accelerating recruitment of participants to ongoing, NCCAM-funded clinical trials (e.g., adding additional clinical sites or recruitment staff)
  • Accelerating the pace of experiments, data collection, or methods validation in basic and translational research (e.g., adding additional personnel).

Funding Priorities

NCCAM will accept requests for the following types of grants (activity codes):

  • R01, R21, P01, P50, U01, U19, K23, K24, and K99/R00

The following types of grants (activity codes) will not be accepted:

  • All other activity codes not listed above.

Application Receipt Dates for Administrative Supplements

The final receipt date for applications for ARRA administrative supplements to be awarded in FY 2009 is May 15, 2009. NCCAM will determine at a later date whether applications for one-year funding in fiscal year 2010 will be accepted, and will update this page accordingly.

Address for Sending Administrative Supplement Applications

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications electronically as an e-mail attachment in PDF format; however the signature of the institutional official must be clearly visible. Applicants may also submit applications in paper format.

George Tucker
Grants Management Officer

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892 (courier service 20817)

Timeline for Review of Administrative Supplements

For FY 2009: Administrative supplement applications will be reviewed by the end of August with notification of award by September 30, 2009.

Contact Information

  • Program Contact(s): For scientific or technical questions relating to research that would be supported by this solicitation, contact the Program Director assigned to the parent grant.
  • Grants Management Contact: George Tucker, 301-594-9102