All organizations administering an eligible parent award may apply for a supplement under this announcement.
Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
For supplements to parent awards that include multiple PDs/PIs, the supplement may be requested by any or all of the PDs/PIs (in accordance with the existing leadership plan) and submitted by the awardee institution of the parent award. Do not use this administrative supplement application to add, delete, or change the PDs/PIs listed on the parent award. Visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for more information.
A parent award may support more than one individual on a supplement; however, each request must be strongly justified and include assurances that each candidate will receive appropriate mentoring. Investigators are encouraged to recruit more than one undergraduate student for support by a supplemental award. Appointment of more than one individual to a single award above undergraduate level depends on the nature of the parent grant, the circumstances of the request, and the program balance of the NIH awarding component. Candidates may receive support from only one administrative supplement at a time but may be supported by more than one supplement during the development of their research careers. Support under the supplement is not transferable to another individual or transportable to another institution.
Since applications in response to this announcement will only receive administrative review by the awarding Institute or Center, and will not receive peer review, the NIH policy on resubmissions will not apply. However, applications not accepted by the Institute or Center for review or not funded by the Institute or Center should not be submitted again without either responding to any written concerns or contacting the awarding Institute or Center for instructions first.
Application budgets are limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate