NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) named above, announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with the other active awards with the activity codes listed above. (see IC-specific details in the Activity Code section above).

These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of digital research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of digital biomedical research data; and (2) to assess the impact of the informationist’s participation.  

Only one application per parent award is allowed.

Application Due Date(s): March 15, 2017

PA-17-090 Expiration Date March 16, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

All organizations administering an eligible parent award may apply for a supplement under this announcement.

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.



Amount Description

Total direct costs requested for the supplement may not exceed $25,000 per year. 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.

The project and budget periods must be within the currently approved project period for the existing parent award and must be no more than 3 years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 15, 2017