FAQs: NOSI to Improve the AI-Readiness of NIH Data

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy recently announced a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for Administrative Supplements to Support Collaborations to Improve the AI/ML-Readiness of NIH-Supported Data (NOT-OD-21-094). The purpose is to support collaborations that bring together expertise in biomedicine, data management, and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to make NIH-supported data useful and usable for AI/ML analytics.

Please refer to this site regularly for updates to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other announcements related to this NOSI.


  1. When do I need to submit my application?

Applications are due May 26, 2021, by 5 p.m. local time for your organization.

  1. How do I apply for this NOSI?

Applications must be submitted using PA-20-272 - Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional). All instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide and PA-18-591 must be followed.

For funding consideration, please include “NOT-OD-21-094” (without quotation marks) in the Agency Routing Identifier field (box 4B) of the SF424 R&R form. Applications without this information in box 4B will not be considered for this initiative.

  1. How many years of funding can I request?

Applicants can request no more than one year of support.

  1. My grant is under a no-cost extension, can that grant be used as the parent grant to apply?

To be eligible, the parent award must be able to receive funds in FY2021 (Oct. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2021) and not be in its final year, or in a no-cost extension period, at the time of the award. The parent award should end on or after Sept. 30, 2022.

  1. Will all applications received be funded?

No, responsive applications will be evaluated by a panel of trans-NIH staff, and the most meritorious applications will be supported based upon availability of funds.

  1. How much can be requested in my proposed budget?

    Up to $200,000 (Direct Costs) with appropriate justifications can be requested.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact AI-readiness@nih.gov



This page last reviewed on March 23, 2023