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APPENDIX C AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD PROGRAMS NIH National Research Service Awards C.1 For Institutional Grants 1978 (December 8, C.2: For Individual Postdoctoral Fe1 lows (January 29, 1979) C.3: Short-Term Training: Students in Health Professional Schools (October 26, 1979) C.4: Stipend Increases (October 26, 1979) C.5: Non-Trainee Expense--Institutiona allowances (October 26, 1979) ADAMHA National Research Service Awards C.6: For Institutional Grants C.7: For Individual Fellows HRA National Research Service Awards C.~: For Institutional Grants C.9: For Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship Program

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C.1 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH tJAT-IONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS A N N O U N C E M E N T December 8, 1978 The annual Receipt darter Con AREA ~~u~on~E guard are February I, June I, and October 7. Re4u~6 of ~QV(= ~ be annOUJ1CQ~ adds ~Q app~op~ Advisory Coot me~q4 wash OCCUlL its (ongoing October, FQ6~=hY and May ~Qdpec- tiv~ly. The USUAL 4taht dam boa i~onwe gang July 7. hods age 4L`bjeCt to tee - ~~e abhors and the ava~- b~y od duds. Under authority of Section 472 of the Public Health Service Act as amended ( 42 USC 289~-1 ), the National Institutes of Health (NIH ) awards grants to eligible institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals selected by them who are interested in careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 66, is applicable to these awards e Domestic nonprofit private or public institutions may apply for grants to support research training programs. Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees may be supported if either or both levelts ~ of training are justified in the application and approved. The applicant institute on must have, or be able to develop, the staff and facilities required for the proposed programs. The training program director at the institution will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to receive National Research Service Awards and for the overaQ 1 direction of the program. The proposed program must encompass supervised biomedical or behavioral research and offer opportunity for research training leading to the research degree, or, for those who have already attained the research degree, opportunity to broaden their scientific background. For those who have attained the health professional degree the supervised research should be accompanied by training in scientific methodology; this may be a part: of a research degree program. National Research Service Awards (NRSA ~ will not support study leading to the M . D., D. O ., D. D. S ., or other similar professional degrees, nor will they support residency training. 101 ':

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Application material. Acolication material may be obtained from the (rants Inquiries Office, Division of Research (rants, National Institutes of Health g Bethesda, Maryland 20014. A self-addressed gummed mailing label enclosed in the :~quest for kits will expedite handI;ngO Applicants are advised to contact the person des ;gnated in the attachment to discuss any questions, and especially if 1 ~ an application including predoctoral training is planned, or 2 ~ compatibility between institutional and agency training aims is In doubt. Review and selection. NRSA grant applications will be evaluated by initial review groups at the NIH; they are also subj ect to review and approval by the appropriate advisory council of the NIH. Me application will be evaluated on the teas is of records and qualifications of participate ng faculty, the proposed research training objectives and program design, previous train ~ ng record of the program and its ability to attract high caliber students, institutional commitment g facilities and environment, and relationship of the proposed program goals to need for research personnel. GENERAL PROV I S I ONS E1 igib' 1 Sty requirements. Individuals appointed as trainees on the grant must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I- S5 1 ) at time of appointment . A non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United StatesO They are generally persons born in lands which are not States ~ but which are under United States sovere, gnty, jurisd~ ction g or administration ~ e . g . American Samoa ~ . Indiv' duals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Predoctora~ trainees must have received an appropriate bacca~ aureate degree as of the date of appointment to the approved training program. An individual at the postdoctoral level must have received as of the date of appointment to the approved training program, a Ph. D., M. D ., D.D.S., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., Sc.D., D.Eng., D.~.S., or equivalent domestic or foreign degree. Certificate on by an authorized offs cial of the degree granting institution that al ~ degree requirements have been met is also acceptable . 102

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St ~ pends and other tra In inq costs. Stipends and allowances requested will be as follows: At the predoctoral level the annual stipend ~ s $3,900. For postdoctorals, the stipend for the first year of support is determined by the number of years of prior relevant postdoctoral experience at time of appointment in accordance with the accompany' ng table . Relevant experience may include research experience ~ including industrial I, teaching, internship, residency, or other time spent in full-time pursuit of. additional degrees or full-time studies ~ n a health-related field at a level beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. The stipend for each additional year of support is based on the level of the first year plus $400 for each additional year under the National Research Service Award. There is no allowance for dependents. Postdoctoral Stipends - ~ . Years of Re levant Experience at Time of Initial Appointment o 2 3 4 5 or more Y e a r_o f A w ~ r d 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year . . . $10~000 $10~400 510~800 10 ~ 800 11 ~ 200 ~ 1 ~ 600 11 ~ 500 11 ,900 12 ~ 300 12~200 12-~600 13~000 12 ~ 800 13 ~ 200 13, 600 13, 200 13 ,600 14,000 Ire st mend is a pre- established level of support to provide for the - trairlee ' s living exPenSes during the period of training; it is not a payment for services performed. Trainees supported under institutional grants are not considered to be employees either of the PHS or of the grantee Institution . Tuition and travel for trainees may be requested. Tuition at the postdoctoral level is limited to that required for specified courses. The institution may request tuition and fees ~ including appropriate health insurance ~ only to the extent that the same resident or nonresident tuition and fees are charged to regular non-Federally supported students. Ire institution may also request actual indirect costs or 8% of allowable e direct costs (whichever is less ~ and up to 25% of the total award for costs deemed essential to carry out the NRSA training program such as salaries, equipment, research supplies, staff travel, etc. Pe r i od of suppor t . Awards for inst' tutional grants may be made for project periods of up to 5 years. No trainee may receive more than 5 years of aggregate NRSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level. Any exception to this requires a waiver from the Agency head based on review of justification from the trainee and the grantee institution. 103

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Cond i ~ ions of award . Trainees, before they can receive a National Research Service Award under an NRSA Institutional Grant g must sign an agreement that they will fulfi 11 the payback requirements des cribed below Institutions shall notify prospective trainees of the payback requirements no later than the time an appointment at the institution is offered. The institution must submit a Statement of Appointment form along with the signed Pay back Agreement each time a trainee is appointed or reappointed to the grant (usually every 12 months ~ . At the end of the total support period for an individual trainee, the inst ~tution must submit a Terrrr&nation iVot~ce form to NIH . Failure to submit the required forms ~ n a timely fashion may result in an expenditure disallowance. Trainee appointments are made for full-time research and research training. Health professional postdoctorals may utilize some of the' r time in clinical duties only if such work is part of the research- training. A NRSA award may not be held concurrently with another Federally sponsored fellowship or similar Federal award which provides a stipend or otherwise duplicates provisions of the NRS award O NRSA recipients may s however, accept concurrent educational remuneration from the Veterans Administration (e . g. G. I . Bill ~ and loans from Federal funds. Supplementation of the MRSA stipend from non-Federal funds is permitted. Other Federal funds may be used for supplementation only if explicitly authorized by the program from which such funds are derived. No NIH, ADAMHA, or HRA grant feds may be used for supplementation . This is not intended to discourage in any way the use cuff Federal loan funds. This additional support may be provided without obligation by the trainee or may be conditioned on his or her performance of certain services such as teaching or serving as a laboratory assistant. Under no circumstances, however, may the service reg uirements detract from or prolong the training . Trainees are not entitled to vacations, as such, although those at academic institute ons may take the holidays at Christmas 9 in the Spring, etc. ~ and the short period between semesters or quarters. The time between a summer session and a fall semester is considered an active part of the training period. Those at non-academic institutions are entitled to the normal holiday and vacation periods of the institution. Payback requ' remeet. Within two years after completion of NRSA support, recipients of NRS Awards are to engage in continuous health-related biomedical or behavioral research or ten ching or when in academi c employment, any combination thereof which is ~ n accordance with usual patterns of such employment. Alternatively, if the Secretary, DREW, determines there are no suitable health research or teaching positions available to the individual, the following may be authorized: ( 1 ) If the individual is a ~ 04

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physician, dentist, nurse, or other individual trained to provide health care directly to patients, the Secretary may authorize (a) service in the National Health Service Corps, or (b) service in his or her specialty in a health maintenance organization serving a medically underserved population; ~ 2 ~ If the individual who received the NRS Award is not trained to provide health care to patients, the Secretary may authorize the individual to engage in some other health-related activity. The period of service shall equal the period of support under both regular and alternative payback service. For individuals who fail to fulfill their obligation through service, the United States is entitled to recover an amount equal to the total amount of stipends paid to the individual plus interest. the amount is computed in accordance with a formula which gives full credit to each month of service performed. Interest on the amount begins on the date the United States becomes entitled to such amount; it is computed at a rate fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury considering private consumer rates prevailing on that date. Payment must be completed within three years. By Federal Regulation, there are certain conditions under which the Secretary, HEW, may extend the period for undertaking service or for repayment, permit breaks in service, or otherwise waive or suspend the payback obligation of an individual where enforcement of the obligation would involve substantial hardship and be against equity and good conscience * This statement of payback requirements reflects legislative changes enacted November 9, 1978. ~ Taxability of stipends. Section 161(b) of the Revenue Act of 1978, states that ~ 1) any amount paid to, or on behalf of, an individual froTn appropriated funds as a National Research Service Award under section 472 of the Public Health Service Act shall be treated as a scholarship or fellowship grant under section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and (2) the provisions of subsection (b) shall apply to awards made during calendar years 1974 through 1979. Section 117 is that part of the Internal Revenue Code which applies to the tax treatment of all scholarships and fellowships . In general, it provides that, sot ject to certain limitations, degree candidates may exclude the full amount of their scholarships or fellowships from their gross income for purposes of taxation, and non-degree candidates may exclude up to $300 a month of such awards for up to 36 months. It must be emphasized that the interpretation and implementation of the tax laws are the domain of the ~ eternal Revenue Service and the courts . 105

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PHS takes no pos iron on what this provis ion may mean for a particular taxpayer g Ed it does not have the author) ty to dispense tax advice O Individuals should consult their local IRS office about the applicability of the new law to their situations and for information on the proper steps to be taken regarding their tax obligations. Notification of final actions The applicant will be notified by the awarding . unit of the final action on the application by either an award notice or by a letter. For additional information on the above program write: Office of Research Manpower g Division of Research Grants s National Institutes of Heal th g Bethesda 9 Maryland 20014 c Th e Atco hot, Doug A bus a 9 =d MQ~ ti Math Adlr~ruA ~ on and the~O<~ OCR for page 99
ATTACHMENT PAGE ONE National Institutes of Health Announcement Area List for Institutional National Research Service Awards . . For purposes of assignment to the appropriate Institute and initial review group, an application must be identified as responding to one or more of the announcement areas listed below. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING - Awards may be for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees or a combina- tion of the two. Training may be for laboratory, clinical, or field research, and may be multid~scipli- nary. It may relate to: 1. The biology of aging, e . g. b i ophys ical, biochemical, cellular, organ or organismic aging, the pathologic changes in aging experimental animals. 2. The special medical problems of aging and the aged, e . g . prevent Eve medicine and aging, the aging nervous system, senile dementia, aging of the endocrine system, aging of connective tissue structures, pharrnokinetics and pharmo- dynamics in the aged. 3. Psychological aspects of aging and the aged, e . g . cognitive, personality, and attitudinal changes with age. Societal aspects of aging, e . g. populat ion age- structure and its impact on economic, socie- tal, and individual function, retirement, social aspects of aging i n different cultures. Dr. Walter Scieth ~ 301) 496-9666 107 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALIT RGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES lo Al lergic and Immunologic Diseases and Basic Immune Mechanisms Allergy Immunochemi stry Immunology Inununopathology Immunogenetics Clini Cal Immunology Autoi~n~ity Transplantation Biology 2 . Infectious Di seases and Bas ic Microbiological Mechanisms Bacteriology Virology Parasitology Mycology Pathogenes is of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology of Allergic, I~unol ogic, and Infectious Diseases Proposed ~ nstitutional training programs may be multidisciplinary. Dr. Louis D. Bourgeois ~ 301) 496-7679

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ATTACHMENT PAGE 1~0 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS, METABOLISM, AND DIGESTIVE DISEASES . Proposals should demonstrate capability to provide opportunity for ( 1 ) the clinically-tra~ned to acquire expertise in scants tic research (e. g. biochemistry, bio- physics, ce 11 biology, epidemiology 9 genetics, physiology, or psychology)9 and ~ 2 ~ the scientifically-trained to obtain further training in biomedical research or clinical invest igation re rating to . Arthritis s Bone, or Skin Diseases Diabetes, Endocrine, or Metabo~ ;c Diseases Digestive Diseases ~ L' ver Diseases, or Nutrition Kidney, Urologic, or Blood Diseases Office of Associate Director ( 301 ) 496-7277 NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE lye goal of the Cancer Research Manpower Development Program is to insure that an adequate nun her of highly competent teas ic and clinical . cancer research specialists wall he trained to meet needs in the roll owing areas of research: Cancer Etiology and Prevention Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Cancer Treatment and Restorative Care Proposed institutional training programs may be multidisciplinary. Dr. Barney Lepovetsky (301) 't96-7803 For Institutional Awards NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Awards provide opportunities for research training in the biological ~ A ~ - ~ anchor nenavlora1 science aspects of the areas listed below. Primary concern in awarding institutional awards will be given to multz Viscid inary or Interns scat plenary programs which cannot be provided through individual fellowships O Although major concern is for ~ost- doctoral training, predoctoral training will be considered where a special case for support can be justified Center for Reseczrch for loo the as and Cnit~ren. - q . . lo Pregnancy and Infancy 2. Developmental Biology ~ Nutrition 3 0 Learn ing and Behavior Mental Retardation 40 Center for Population Research: lo Fertility - Infertility 20 Fertility Regulation 30 Nutrition and Reproduction 4. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Reproduction 5. Population Change Dr ~ Betty Pickett ~ 301) 496-1848 108

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For Institut tonal Awards NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL RESEARCH .':1. Behavioral Studies ~2. Cariology 3 Craniofacial Anomalies 4. Nutrition 5. Pain Control 6. Periodontal Diseases 7 . Restorative Material s 8. Salivary Secretions 9. Soft T' ssue Diseases Vito insure that proposals wi 11 be responsive to defined program needs, applicants are strongly urged to consult with NIDR staff prior to preparation of proposals. Dr. Robert J. Schullein ~ 301 ) 496-7748 IJATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES 1. Environmental Toxicology ~ including Teratogenes is, Carcinogenes i s and Behavioral Toxicology) 2. Environmental Mutagenesis 3. Environmental Pathology - Pathophysiology 4 . Environmental Ep idemiology and Bi ostatistics , Christopher Schonwalder ( 919 ) 755-4022 NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE - Laboratory and clinical research training related to vision and disorders of the visual system: 1. Ret in al and Choroidal Diseases 2. Corneal Diseases 3. Cataract 4. Glaucoma 5. Sensory and Motor Disorders and Rehabilitat ion ATTACHMENT PAGE THREE ME I ( Continued ) Preference will be given to two-year research training programs in the following areas as they re late to the above: lo Immunology 2. Genetics 3. Pharmacology Ep' demiology Biostatistics Physiology B' ochemistry 8. Developmental Biology 9. Psychophysics 10. Physiological Optics 11. Experimental ~ Clinical Pathology Chief, Scientific Programs Branch ~ 301) 4g6-5303 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES Awards will be made to applicants presenting the most meritorious, broadly-based programs in the following areas, which match the NIGMS research programs: For PredoctoraZ Training Grants: 1. Cellular and Molecular Biology 2 . Geneti cs 3. Pharmacological Sciences 4. Systems and Integrative Biology 5. Medical Scientist Program For Pos[ZoctoraZ Training Grcznt~-- 1. Basic Pathoblol ogy 2. Clinical Pharmacology 3 . Genetics ~ with emphas is on Medical Genetics ~ 4 . Trauma and Burn Re search 5 . Anesthes iolog:,7 Dr. Charles A. Mid ~ er ~ 301 ) 496-7464 or 496-7021 109

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With adequate justification, an individual may request support for research training abroad. Such applicants are required to provide detailed information on the unique facilities and/or training opportunity at the proposed location. ANNUAL STIPENDS AND ALLOWANCES: The annual stipend for predoctoral individuals at all levels is $3,9000 For postdoctoral individuals the stipend for the first year is determined by the number of years of prior relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of award. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching, internship, residency or other time spent in full-time pursuit of additional degrees or full-time studies in a health-related field at a level beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. The stipend for each subsequent year is based on the level of the first year plus $400 for each additional year under a Nati onal Research Servi ce Award. Postdoctoral Sti pends Years of Rel event Postdoctoral Experi ence at Time of Award Y E A R O F A W A R D 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year . O $lO,OOo $10~400 $lO'800 ~ 1O,800 11,200 l] 9600 2 11 ,500 11,900 129300 3 ~ 2 ,200 1 2 ,600 1 3 9000 4 1 2,800 1 3,200 1 3,600 5 or more 139200 13,600 14,000 The stipend is a pre-established level of support to help provide for the fellow's living expenses during the period of training. The stipend is not a payment for services performed. Fellows supported under individual awards are not considered to be employees either of PHS or of their spon- soring institution. For fellows sponsored by domestic non-Federal institutions, the payment of the stipend will be made through the sponsoring institution. For fellows sponsored by Federal or foreign institutions, the stipend payment will be made directly by U.S. Treasury check. Supplementation of the NRSA stipend from non-Federal funds is permitted. Other Federal funds may be used for supp] ementation only if exp] i citly ~ 44

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authorized by the program from which such funds are derived. No ADAMHA, NIH, or HRA grant funds may be used for supplementation. This is not intended to discourage in any way the use of Federal Joan funds. This additional support may be provided without obligation by the awardee or may be conditioned on his or her performance of certain services such as teaching or serving as a laboratory assistant. Under no circumstances, however, may the servi ce requi remeets detract from or prol ong the trai ni ng. Funds wi ~ ~ not be provi deaf to cover the cost of travel between the fed ~ ow ' s place of residence and the training institution, except (~) the institution may authorize from the institutional allowance a one-way travel allowance in a case of extreme need or hardship; or, (2) the ADAMHA awarding component may authorize the cost of a single roundtrip economy or coach ticket to the training site when the approved training is at a foreign site or institution. Upon request, ADAMHA will provide funds of up to $3,000 per 12-month period to the non- Federal s ponsori ng i nsti tuti on to he] p defray s uch trai nee expenses as tuition and fees, research supplies, equipment, travel to scientific meetings, and related items. An allowance of up to $] ,OOO per 12-month period is available for the fellow sponsored by a Federal labora- tory for scientific meeting travel expenses and appropriate medical i ns u ran ce . When an i n di vi dual award i s for approved trai n i ng ~ nvo ~ vi ng research at sites other than the sponsoring institution, an allowance may be requested to help support field costs of the research as weld as travel. The sponsoring institution shall be entitled to the approved institutional al ~ Owen ce on ly upon offi ci a ~ acti vati on of the award . However, ~ f an i ndi vi dual f el ~ ow i s not enro] ~ ed or enga ged i n trai ni ng for more than hal f of the year of s upport for wh i ch the award was made, one-hal f of the allowance must be refunded to the Public Health Service. PERI OD OF SUPPORT: There are ~ ega] ~ i mi tati ons on the aggregate n umber Support which an individual may receive, through individual awards and/or i nsti tutional grants, i . e ., no more than 5 years at the . predoctoral level and 3 years at the postdoctoral level. Any exception to these legal limitations requires a waiver from the Director of the awarding Institute based on review of justification from the individual awardee and his or her sponsor. ADAMHA policy limits an application for fellowship support, at either the pre- or postdoctoral level, to three years. In practice, recommendations of review committees are generally for one or two years. Support beyond the recommended period, and within the legal limits of 5 years predoctora] and 3 years of postdoctoral support, may be requested in an application that will be reviewed by an initial review group and wi ~ ~ compete for avai ~ ate] e funds . CONDITIONS OF AWARD: No award will be made available to an individual unless he or she has signed and submitted a Payback Assurance indicating 145

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his or her intent to meet payback provisions required under the law. No funds may be disbursed until the individual has started under the award and an Acti vati on Noti ce and If Agreement have been s ubmi tted to PHS . At the end of the total suppor~dividual fellow must submit a Termination Notice form to ADAMHA. Failure to submit this required form in a timely fashion may result in collection action. Awards are made for full-time research training. Fellows may utilize some of their time in course studies and clinical duties if such work is closely related to and necessary for their research training experience. .An NRS award may not be held concurrently with another Federally-sponsor~d fed ~ ows h i p or s i mi ~ ar Federal award wh i ch provi des a sti pend or othenvi s e duplicates provisions of the NRS Awards An NRSA recipient may, however accept concurrent educational remuneration from the Veterans Administra tion (e.g., G.~. Bill) and loans from Federal funds. Awardees in academic institutions are not entitled to vacations as such. They are, however, entitled to the normal short student holidays observed by their training institution. The time between a sunder session and the fall semester is to be utilized as an active part of the training period. Awardees in non-academic institutions are entitled to the holiday and vacation schedule applicable to all trainees at the institution. PAYBACK REQUIREMENTS: Within two years after completion of NRSA support, individual recipients of NRS Awards are to engage, for a period equal to the period of support, in continuous, health-related, b i ornedi ca ~ or behavi ore ~ res earch or teach i ng s or any comb i n ati on thereof. When in academic employment, such research or teaching may be in any combination in accordance with the usual patterns of academic employment. Alternatively, if the Secretary, HEW, determines there are no suitable health research or teaching positions available to the individual, the following may be authorized: (~) If the individual is a physician, dentist, nurse, or other individual trained to provide health care directly to patients, the Secretary may authorize (a) service in the National Health Service Corps, or (b) service in his or her specialty in a health maintenance organization serving a medically underserved popu] ation, or, ~ 2~ If the indi vi dual who recei ved the NRS Award is not trained to provide health care to patients, the Secretary may authorize the individual to engage in some other health-reiated activity. The period of service shall equal the period of support under both regular and alternative payback service. For i ndi vi dual s who fai ~ to fu] fi ~ ~ thei r fu ~ ~ s ervi ce ob ~ i gati on, the Uni ted States is enti t] ed to recover an amount equal to the tote] amount paid to the individual, plus interest. The amount is computed in accordance with a formula which gives full credit to tote] months actually served. Interest on the amount begins and is at the rate fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury considering private consumer rates 146

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which prevail on the date the United States becomes entitled to such amount. Financial payback must be completed within three years from that date. By Federal Regulation, there are certain conditions under which the Secretary, HEW, may extend the period for undertaking service or for financial payback, permit breaks in service, or otherwise waive or suspend the payback obligation to an individual where enforcement of the obligation would involve substantial hardship and be against equity and good conscience. TAXABILITY OF STIPENDS: Section 161(b) of the Revenue Act of 1978, states that (~) any amount paid to, or on behalf of, an individual from appropriated funds as a National Research Service Award under section 472 of the Publ i c Heal th Service Act shal l be trea1:ed as a scholarship or fellowship grant under section ll7 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and (2) the provisions of subsection (b) shall apply to awards made during calendar years 1974 through 1979. Section ll7 is that part of the Internal Revenue Code which applies to the tax treatment of all scholarships and fellowships. In general, it provides that, subject to certain limitations, degree candidates may exclude the full amount of their scholarships or fellowships from their gross income for purposes of taxation, and non-degree candidates may exclude up to $300 a month of such awards for up to 36-months. It must be emphasized that the interpretation and implementation of the tax laws are the domain of the Internal Revenue Service and the courts. PHS takes no position on what this provision may mean for a particular taxpayer, and it does not have the authority to dispense tax advice. Individuals should consult their local IRS office about the applicability of the new law to their situations and for information on the proper steps to be taken regarding their tax obligations. REVIEW PROCESS AND REVIEW CRITERIA: Applications will be evaluated for scientific/technical merit by ADAMHA initial review groups. The application will be evaluated on the basis of past academic and research records, the research training proposal, the sponsor's general qualifica- tions, the training environment, the applicant's research goals in terms of specified priority areas, publications, reference reports and other red event i nformati on . FUNDING CRITERIA: Awardi ng components se] ect app] i cations for fundi ng primarily on the basis of merit review results, but other factors which may be consi dered i nc] ude avai ~ abi ~ i ty of funds, pri ori ty on postdoctoral support, program priorities as indicated in the research areas specified in this announcement, and grants policy requirements. 147

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A: Initial Review Earliest Possible Receipt Dates ~,ng Start Date February June October June September November February March June ~ APPLICATION INFORMATION: Individuals are encouraged to review the .eligibiiity criteria and specified research areas in this announcement before requesting application ki~tso The applicant must submit (~) an app] i cati on ~ PHS 41 6- ~ ~ , accord) ng to i nstructi ons provi deaf by ADAMHA; (2) a signed assurance indicating that the service or financ al payback requirement will be complied with, if an award is made; and (3) if a non-citizen, a notarized statement of permanent residences A complete application also includes the sponsor's Facilities and Commitment State- ment which must be with the application at the time it is submitted. In addition, an applicant must arrange for the submission of reference reports on his or her behalf Application forms are to be submitted to the Division of Research Grants' 5333 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, Maryl and 20205. An individual may not have more than one competing application pending review concurrently in the National Research Service Award program. Requests for application forms and other inquiries regarding the ADAMHA National Research Service Awards for individual fellows should be add res s ed as fo ] ~ ows : General Mental Heal th: Al cohol Abuse and Al coho] i sm: Drug Abuse: ~ 48 Grants Management Officer Nati one] ~ nsti tute of Mental Heal th 5600 Fishers Lane Rockvi ~ ~ e, Mary] and 20857 Chief, Training Branch Division of Resource Development National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Al cohol ism 5600 Fi skiers Lane Rockvi ~ ~ e, Maryland 20857 Grants Management Officer Nati on a] ~ nst i tute on Drug Ab use 5600 Fishers Lane Rockvi ~ ~ e, Maryland 20857

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NOTIFICATION OF FINAL ACTION: An applicant is notified by the awarding unit of the final action on the application by an award notice or by a ette r. The National Institutes of Health and the Division of Nursing/Health Resources Administration al s 0 provi de s upport th rough Nati on al Res ear ch Service Awards. For information and application forms, contact the appropriate agency. NOTE: For descriptions of eligible "Research Areas for Individual and Institutional Awards," see Attachment to the May 1979 Announcement by ADAMHA of National Research Service Awards for Institutional Grants. (See pages 135-141 of this report.) 149

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NATIO.~^L RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS ~nst~tu~ion~ Grants Public lHecith Service Act, Section 472 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE '{'ALIT RESOURCES AD - l~ISTRAttO~ BUREAU OF HEALTH MANPOWER DlVlS10N Of NURSt~G HYATISVlLLE, "O. =?82 National Research Service Awards (Inst' ~cutional Grants ~ may be provided to elf gable ~ ns t~tut~ons to develop or enhance postdoctoral research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the inch buttons, who are interested in careers in nur sing research and related behavioral and . biomedical research. Awards are contingent upon favorable review and the availability of funds. PURPOSE: To extend research training opportunities In nursing and health- related sciences through the support of institutions that offer exceptional training opportunities in selected areas of study. CONDITIONS ()F AWARD: Full-~cime Study: Appointments are made for fur 1-time training in research. Payback Provisions: Trainees must sign a Payback Agreement indicating intent to meet the service or payback provisions required under the law. PERIOD OF SUPPORT: Institutional grant awards may be made for pro ject periods o f up to 5 years a No individual may receive more than 5 years of aggregate NRSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level. PROVISIONS: Predoctoral stipends are $S,040 per year. Postdoctoral stipends begin at $13,380 per year and are determined by the number of years of relevant pos "doctoral experience at the t ime of the award . The institution will receive upon request a training allowance of $3, 000 per year for each predoctoral trainee and $5,Q00 per year for each postdoctoral trainee to include tuition and fees and certain other costs essential to carry out the training pro gram. ELIGIBILITY: Nonprof' t private or non-Federal public Nest tutions In the United States must have the staff and facilities required for the proposed programs . Trainees must be (1) citizens of the U. S . or have been lawfull y admitted for permanent residence (individuals on temporary or student vet sas are not eligible); (2) registered professional nurses with active license and a baccalaureate and/or a master 's degree in nursing. 150

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Postdoctoral trainees must have received a doctoral degree as of the date of appointment to the -program, in an area relevant to the proposed research. APPI~ICATION PROCEDURE: Apple cants are urged to contact the Nursing Research Branch for consultation before Completing applications (telephone 301-436-6204~. Application kits may be obtained from: Nursing Research Branch Division of Nursing, Bed, BRA Center Building, Room 3-SO 37 00 East-West Eighway Hyattsville, Maryland 20782 DEADLINE DATES FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: October 1. - February 1, June 1, and SELECTION OF .AWARDEES: Institutional Grant applicator ons are subj ect to both peer review f or scientif ic merit and programmatic merit and to final review by the National Advisory Council on Nurse Training. Revised tiarch 1980 151

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. c-9 NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS Predoctora~ and Postc~octora~ Nurse Fellowship Program Public Heatth Service Act, Section 472 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. EDUCATION: AND WELFARE PUBLIC HEALS SERVICE HEALING RESOURCES AD"INISTRAT10N BUREAU OF HEALTH MANPOWER DlVtS10N Of NURSING HYATTSVIt~, "D. 20782 National Research Serve ce Awards (nurse fed lowships) may be provided to individual nurses for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in speck fled areas of nursing and in the biomedical and behavioral fields important to nursing for periods up to ~ iv e years O Awards are contingent upon favorable review and the availability of funds. PURPOSES o (1) To increase the opportunities for qualif fed nurses to engage In full-t~me graduate study and research training; (2 ~ to prepare professional nurses to conduct independent research collaborate in interdisciplinary research 9 and stimulate and guide others in nursing research; (3) to promote the availability and utilization of nurses with research training in nursing and/or the basic sciences to function as faculty in schools of nursing at undergraduate and graduate levels; and (4) to prepare nurses to conduct scientific inquiry ~ n disciplines that have significance for nurse ng theory and pract~ ce . CONDITIONS OF AWARD: Full- time S tudy: Apply ntments are made f or full -t ime traznir~g in research. Payback Provisions: Trainees must sign a Payback Agreement indicating intent to meet the service or payback provisions required under the law PERIOD OF SUPPORT: No individual may receive more than 5 years of aggregate ROSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level. Predoctoral stipends are $5 ? 040 per year . Postdoctoral stipends begin at$13,380 per year and are- determined by the number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of the award. The institution will receive upon request a training allowance of $ 3, 000 per year f or each predoctoral trainee and $5, 000 per year for each postdoctoral trainee to include tuition and fees and certain other costs essen~cia' to carry out the training program. ELIGIBILITY: Appli cants must be registered profess anal nurses with active license and either a baccalaureate and/or a master's degree in nursing. Applicants for postdoctoral study must have received a Ph.~., Did. S ., Sc.D., or equivalent degree prior to the beginning date of the proposed f ellowsh~p . 152

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Applicants must be citizens or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession a permanent visa at the time of application . Index viduals on temporary or student visas are not elf giblet APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should request further inf ormat~cn and/or kits from: Nurse ng Research Branch Division of Nursing, BUM, ERA Center Building, Room 3-50 3700 East-West Highway Hyattsville, Maryland 207 82 DEADLINE DATES FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 1 g June 1, and October 1. SELECTION OF A~7ARDEES: Applications will be evaluated by initial scient~f ic review groups and are also subject to review and action by the National Advisory Council on Nurse Train' ng . Revised March 1980 53

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