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Update on ORI′s Funding Opportunity Announcement

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Below is an update on potential grant applicants for ORI′s Funding Opportunity Announcement (http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248593) for research on the Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Integrity. 


Salary Limitation Update:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) limits the salary amount that may be awarded and charged to HHS/OASH grants and cooperative agreements.  Award funds may not be used to pay the salary of an individual at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.  Currently, the Executive Level II salary of the Federal Executive Pay scale is $181,500. This amount reflects an individual’s base salary exclusive of fringe and any income that an individual may be permitted to earn outside of the duties to the applicant organization.  This salary limitation also applies to sub-awards/subcontracts under an HHS/ OASH grant or cooperative agreement.

Application Content information:

The Project Narrative is limited to 20 (double spaced) pages and the Appendices must not exceed 40 pages.

Project Narrative – (pg. 19 – 22 of FOA) consist of the following:

  • Summary
  • Problem Statement and Aims of Research
  • Research Design 
  • Evaluation
  • Dissemination
  • Project Management
  • Project Work Plan

Appendices – (pg. 22 – 25) consist of the following:

  • Letter of Commitment 
  • Organizational Capability Statement
  • Organizational Chart 
  • Other supplement information which supports the application
  • Note: appendices are for supportive information only and should be labeled

Appendices may be single spaced, but must be easily readable: “appendices from other sources and documents may use other formatting but must be easily readable.Tables may single spaced and use alternate fonts but must be easily readable.

Items which don’t count against the page limit

  • Human subjects protection and IRB plan
  • Bibliography of the references mentioned in the proposal
  • Table of Contents
  • All required forms, including SF424, SF424A
  • Budget justification and/or Budget Narrative
  • Project abstract

Brochures and bound materials will not be accepted and should not be submitted.



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