Administrative Supplements for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience (Admin Supp)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

NCCIH encourages applications for administrative supplements to NCCIH-supported awards (see relevant Activity Codes above) to support complementary health practitioners in an intensive, supervised research experience that will lead to a better understanding of, and practical experience in, complementary and integrative health research. For this FOA, complementary health practitioners include (but are not limited to): licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and music therapists; chiropractic doctors; and naturopathic or osteopathic physicians. Funding is available for 1 year, with an option to renew for a second year, to conduct basic, translational, or clinical research associated with the parent grant. This initiative is focused on providing a research experience for complementary health practitioners and is not intended to support clinical residency training or other clinical practitioner training.

Application Due Date(s): April 1, 2019; October 1, 2019; April 1, 2020; October 1, 2020; April 1, 2021; October 1, 2021
PA-19-031 Expiration Date October 2, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

This announcement is for supplements to existing projects. To be eligible, the parent award must be active and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment. The proposed supplement must be to provide for an increase in costs due to unforeseen circumstances. All additional costs must be within the scope of the peer reviewed and approved project.

IMPORTANT: The research proposed by the NIH grantee in the supplement application must be within the original scope of the NIH-supported grant project.

For this FOA, complementary health practitioners include licensed practitioners including (but not limited to): licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and/or music therapists; chiropractic doctors; and naturopathic or osteopathic physicians.

Within the framework of this Program's commitment to excellence and projected need for investigators in particular areas of research, attention should be given to practitioners from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences and individuals with disabilities. Clinicians must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 



      Amount Description

      Application budgets are limited to no more than $100,000 total direct costs per year, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. These funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits for the complementary health practitioner, research supplies, travel, and/or tuition for courses if they enhance the research experience. Tuition is an allowable cost only if the individual is enrolled in a degree-granting program and is considered part of compensation.  Salary and fringe benefits for the candidate should be consistent with the institution's salary structure.  No funds may be requested to supplement the salaries of the PD/PI or other personnel, or to purchase equipment. 

      Funding Type





      Medical - Basic Science
      Medical - Clinical Science
      Medical - Translational

      External Deadline

      October 1, 2021