FOA Title: 
NIH and AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for Research Training Grant, Fellowship, and Career Development Award Applications
Grant Type: 
NOT-OD-20-033
Primary IC: 
AHRQ
Release Date: 
Dec 03 2019
Expiration Date: 
N/A
AC Source: 
N/A
Purpose: 
NIH AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes Policies, Instructions Forms Research Training Grant, Fellowship, Career Development Award Applications Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-033 Key Dates Release Date: December 3, 2019 Related Announcements NOT-OD-20-026 Issued National Institutes Health NIH) Agency Healthcare Research Quality AHRQ) Purpose NIH AHRQ recently announced plans transition updated application forms instructions due dates or after 25, 2020 FORMS-F; NOT-OD-20-026). Notice provides additional information the planned changes forms instructions affecting research training grant, fellowship, career development award applications. planned changes encompass following areas, are described more detail the table, below: Training techniques rigorous reproducible research Training relevant quantitative data science approaches Progress reporting renewal applications Research training data tables Extending requirements rigor transparency fellowship research projects Required letters applications diversity-related programs Type Application Changes Institutional Research Training Institutional Career Development Program Plan section the application be expected include description how program faculty provide training rigorous research design relevant data science quantitative approaches. requirement include Plan Instruction Methods Enhancing Reproducibility attachment be expanded all applicants. Progress Report attachment renewal applications be limited five pages a program overview one page each appointee the grant; applications exceed specified page limits be withdrawn. My Bibliography report publications arising work conducted appointees while supported the grant be longer requested Just-in-time will collected the Interim Final Research Performance Progress Report. Minor modifications the data elements collected the research training data tables. Fellowship describing training goals objectives the Program Plan attachment, fellowship candidates be expected address, applicable, any new research skills plan acquire the areas rigorous research design, experimental methods, quantitative approaches, data analysis interpretation. the Research Strategy section the Program Plan attachment, fellowship candidates be expected describe a) strengths weaknesses the rigor the prior research serves the key support the proposed project, b) plans address any weaknesses the rigor the prior research, c) the experimental objectives proposed achieve robust unbiased results, d) relevant biological variables factored research designs analyses. applicable, fellowship candidates be required include Authentication Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources attachment. Applicants diversity-related fellowship programs be expected attach Description Candidate’s Contribution Program Goals, explaining the candidate’s participation further goals the program promote diversity health-related research. Individual Career Development describing career development plans the Program Plan attachment, candidates career development awards be expected address, applicable, any new research skills plan acquire the areas rigorous research design, experimental methods, quantitative approaches, data analysis interpretation. Applicants diversity-related career development programs be expected attach Description Candidate’s Contribution Program Goals, explaining the candidate’s participation further goals the program promote diversity health-related research. Additional guidance details implementation plans be provided early 2020. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Division Biomedical Research WorkforceOffice Extramural Research National Institutes Health E-mail: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov