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Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants

Standard Award Terms and Conditions:

  • Individual awards are based on the application submitted to, and as approved by, the NIH and are subject to the terms and conditions incorporated either directly or by reference in the following:
    1. The grant program legislation and program regulation cited in the Notice of Award.
    2. Conditions on activities and expenditure of funds in other statutory requirements, such as those included in appropriations acts. This also includes any recent legislation noted below.
    3. 45 CFR Part 74 or 45 CFR Part 92, as applicable.
    4. The NIH Grants Policy Statement, including addenda in effect as of the beginning date of the budget period.
    5. The Notice of Award including all terms and conditions cited on the document or attachments.

Recent Legislation and Policy Applicable to Awards:

  • Effective July 1, 2008,  NIH Implementation of Federal-wide Standard Terms and Conditions for Research Grants:  All research agencies now utilize a standard core set of administrative terms and conditions on awards subject to OMB Circular A-110 (2 CFR Part 215), to the extent practicable. There is no significant change in the requirements or terms and conditions of NIH awardees.  See NIH Guide Notice OD-08-091. Supporting documentation, including NIH-specific Terms and Conditions, can be found at:  http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rtc/index.jsp

  • Effective March 2008: Section 106 (g) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (22 USC 7104). Full text of the award terms is provided in the attached document (MS Word - 30 KB). This is implemented in accordance with OMB Interim Final Guidance, Federal Register Volume 72, No. 218, November 13, 2007; 2 CFR Part 175. See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-055 for more information.

Grant Payment Information:

  • Domestic Non-Federal Institutions:

    Grant payments will be made available through the DHHS Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is administered by the Division of Payment Management, Program Support Center (PSC), DHHS, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Finance, which will forward instructions for obtaining payments. Requests for downloadable forms and inquiries regarding payment should be directed to:

    Regular Mailing Address

    Division of Payment Management
    P.O. Box 6021
    Rockville, MD 20852

    Telephone Number: (301) 443-1660
             Overnight Mailing Address

    Division of Payment Management
    11400 Rockville Pike
    Rockwall Building #1, Suite 700
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • Federal and Foreign Institutions and grants issued to Individuals:

    Grant payments will be made available through the Grant Accounting Branch at the National Institutes of Health. Inquiries regarding payment should be directed to:

    Government Accounting Branch
    National Institutes of Health
    2115 East Jefferson Street
    Room 4B432, MSC 8500
    Bethesda, MD 20892-8500

    Telephone Number: (301) 402-9123

OIG Hotline Information:

  • The HHS Inspector General maintains a toll-free hotline for receiving information concerning fraud, waste or abuse under grants and cooperative agreements. Such reports are kept confidential and callers may decline to give their names if the choose to remain anonymous:

    Office of Inspector General
    Department of Health and Human Services
    330 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20201

    Telephone Number: 1-800-447-8477 (1-800-HHS-TIPS)
    E-mail: HTips@os.dhhs.gov
    Web Address: http://www.oig.hhs.gov/hotline.html

Note: This document is referenced in standard NIH award Terms and Conditions and is linked from the OER Grants Policy and Guidance page.