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Funds for Competitive Revision

NIA: Support using Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications (Notice: OD-09-058)

This initiative is one of several initiatives in which NIA is participating to help fulfill the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to stimulate the economy through support of biomedical and behavioral research. Additional information about the Recovery Act and related NIH opportunities is available through the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

The National Institutes of Health has announced (NOT-OD-09-058) the opportunity for investigators and institutions with active NIH Research Project Grants (and some other categories of award) to request competing revisions for the purpose of promoting job creation, economic development, and accelerating the pace and achievement of scientific research.

Support for these supplements will come from funds provided to NIH through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or “ARRA”), Public Law 111-5.

Full details on how to prepare an application, terms of award, administrative and national policy requirements, and reporting are available in the parent announcement (NOT-OD-09-058).

NIA Awards Eligible for Recovery Act Competing Revision funding

NIA does not limit eligibility for these Revision awards beyond the activities identified in the parent announcement. These include: R01, R03, R15, R21, R25, R33, R34, R37, R21/R33, R41, R42, R43, R44, SC1, SC2, SC3 grants, and Program Project grants, Center grants, Cooperative Agreements, Training Grants, and Institutional Career Development Awards.

Priority Topics

NIA does not limit this Revision program to particular areas of research. Instead all topics within the mission of NIA are considered appropriate. However, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with their program administrator well prior to submission.

Funds Available

This Revision award program has no maximum dollar limit. However, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the budget with their program administrator prior to submission.

NIA anticipates that up to $21 million (across two years) will be available to support Revision awards in response to this announcement, provided that applications of sufficient number and quality are available for funding consideration.


Inquiries and discussion of plans for responding to this Notice are strongly encouraged.

For scientific or technical questions relating to research that would be supported by this solicitation, contact the Program Administrator assigned to the parent grant. For administrative questions related to this solicitation, contact the Grants Management Specialist noted on the Notice of Award for the parent grant.

Sending Copies to NIA

In addition to the official submission of the revision application either to the Center for Scientific Review or through please send two copies to Dr. Ramesh Vemuri at the address below. We strongly encourage you to send the copies as PDF attachments. It is not necessary to send hard copy versions although these will be accepted.

Dr. Ramesh Vemuri
Scientific Review Branch
National Institute on Aging
Gateway Building, Suite 2C212
Bethesda, MD 20892-2292
Telephone: (301) 496-9666
Fax: (301) 402-0066

Page last updated Apr 11, 2009