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									 American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009
                     Purpose
• (1) preserve and create jobs and promote economic
  recovery.
• (2) assist those most impacted by the recession.
• (3) provide investments to increase economic
  efficiency by spurring technological advances in
  science and health.
• (4) invest in transportation, environmental protection,
  and other infrastructure that will provide long-term
  economic benefits.
• (5) stabilize state and local government budgets,
  in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential
  services and counterproductive state and local tax
  increases.
        The Money and the Rules
•   The ARRA includes $21.5 billion in federal research and development
    funding.

•   National Institutes of Health (NIH), $10.4 billion; National Science
    Foundation (NSF) $3 billion; Department of Energy $1.6 billion, in stimulus
    funding. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) $180
    million

•   The ARRA requires unprecedented reporting requirements and includes
    separate appropriations for agency inspectors general and the Government
    Accountability Office to monitor stimulus spending.

•   Federal granting agencies are expected to finalize the distribution plan
    for the funds before July 2009 and will be required to provide monthly
    reports on the uses of funds.

•   Funds must be obligated by prime recipients in a relatively short time
    period.
Where else is the Money going?
• Other Agencies: DOE [ENERGY]
• State
• City

• NIH $10.4 Billion; $7.4 Billion to Institutes;
  $1 Billion to NCRR; $800 Million to OD
     National Science Foundation
   Investments in science and technology to foster economic growth; create
    millions of high-tech, high-wage jobs that allow American workers to lead
    the global economy; improve the quality of life for all Americans; and
    strengthen our national security.
   For these reasons, the budget doubles funding for basic research over
    10 years, beginning with $3 billion for NSF in the American Recovery and
    Reinvestment Act of 2009 and a 2010 budget that increases NSF funding
    by $950 million over FY 2008
   Supporting researchers at the beginning of their careers. Thus,
    substantial increases for NSF's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship
    and Faculty Early Career Development programs. Budget.
   Increases support for the Advanced Technological Education program,
    which focuses on two-year colleges and supports partnerships between
    academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the
    education of science and engineering technicians.
   Support for exploratory and high-risk research proposals that have that
    could fundamentally alter our understanding of nature, revolutionize fields of
    science and lead to radically new technologies.
                         NIH Funding
•   1) Choose among recently peer reviewed, highly meritorious R01 and
    similar mechanisms capable of making significant advances in two years.

•   2) Fund new R01 applications that have a reasonable expectation of making
    progress in two years.

•   3) Accelerate the tempo of ongoing science through targeted supplements
    to current grants. E.g.. competitively expand the scope of current research
    awards or supplement an existing award with additional support for
    infrastructure (e.g., equipment) that will be used in the two-year availability
    of these funds.

•   4) New types of activities. For example, support a reasonable number of
    awards to jump start the new NIH Challenge Grant program. This program
    is designed to focus on health and science problem s where progress can
    be expected in two years. Number of awards and amount of funds will be
    based on the scientific merit and the quality of applications. From OD funds
    in the ARRA--NIH will support at least $100 to $200 million-but the science
    will drive the actual level.

•   5) Other funding mechanisms as appropriate.
       Institutional Administrative
              Commitments
• A possible increase in proposal submissions with new
  and/or updated proposal requirements, forms, and
  submission systems;
• Rapid addition to the number and complexity of awards
  being managed and the number of associated
  transactions;
• A need to enhance existing operating procedures and
  application of technology to facilitate more efficient
  work flow, as well as better track and monitor awards;
• Additional and more frequent financial and
  programmatic reporting including new or updated
  federal requirements to report more detailed
  information;
• Reassignments or redistributions of staff
  responsibilities to accommodate these anticipated
  increases in activities, including hiring.
      Institutional Commitment
• Departmental and Center RIFs
• PI RIFs
• Division Heads
• Chairs
• Deans
• EVPHA
• EVPR
(think before you “buy” and do so in groups for
   efficiency and fiscal reality)
Stimulus/Recovery:
 Opportunities for
    Research
Rita Thomas Wedig, PhD, RD, LD
        Adm. Dir. HSCRO
       Adj. Professor, SON
          NIH Summary
1. Jobs       2. Documentation
        NIH Summary cont.
3. 2 year budget   4. Communication
   9/09 – 9/11      to the community
         NIH Challenge Grants
•   Directors/institutes portion of stimulus
•   Across institutes
•   Theme based/cutting edge
•   $1 million for 2 years
•   Counted as 1st major grant (like R01)
•   Solicitation in next few weeks, short
    application time and review process.
     Recovery Act Limited
         Competition
• RFA-0D-09-003
• NIH Challenge Grants in Health and
  Science Research
• Application Due Date(s): April 27, 2009
• $200 million, $1 million/2yr
• Renewals not permitted
• New investigators encouraged
  NIH Challenge Areas in
Health and Science Research
(1) Behavior, Behavioral Change, and Prevention
(2) Bioethics
(3) Biomarker Discovery and Validation
(4) Clinical Research
(5) Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
(6) Enabling Technologies
(7) Enhancing Clinical Trials
(8) Genomics
(9) Health Disparities
(10) Information Technology for Processing Health Care Data
(11) Regenerative Medicine
(12) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM)
(13) Smart Biomaterials – Theranostics
(14) Stem Cells
(15) Translational Science
            Stimulus/Recovery:

    Supplements to Existing Grants
•   Administrative supplements
•   Instrumentation supplements
•   Good Score supplements
•   1-2 year “add-on” to existing NIH grant
   Administrative Supplements
• The limit of this supplement is $100K (to be
  approved by NIAAA) or $300K (to be approved by
  NIAAA Council).
• Please prepare the request with a justification on all
  or any of the following areas:
   – 1) the number of hires for which the supplement
     will be used;
   – 2) expectation of this supplement in the number
     of publications and/or product(s);
   – 3) other reasons for the supplement request (e.g.
     scientific advance and potential benefit to the US
     economy).
 Instrumentation Supplements

• The limit of this supplement is
  $100K (to be approved by
  NIAAA). Please prepare your
  request with a justification and a
  price quote.
   Good Score Supplements
• Good score, but not funded –
  e.g. 22%
 –2 years of full funding
                    Notes:
– 1) please send your request in a letter signed off by
  you and the contract official in your institution;
– 2) you may apply for two supplements, one in each of
  the two categories;
– 3) detailed instructions may be followed at a later
  time;
– 4) the limits on the amount of money in your
  request(s) may be subjected to change.
– 5) if you desire to request an instrument supplement
  that exceeds the limit of $100K, you must contact NIH
  National Center for Research Resources.(PAR-09-028 –
  due 3/23/09)
                “Add-on”
• Possible 1-2 year add-on to existing NIH
  grant – very vague – will need written
  justification
• Will NOT replace cost reductions in
  current grant
  McClain Example – NIAAA funding
     Potential new resources over 2 years
                Administrative        Instrument
R37 AA010762         100,000          100,000
RO1 AA015970         100,000          100,000
RO1 AA018016         100,000          100,000
PO1 AA017103         200,000          100,000
Totals               500,000          400,000

??DK071765           ?100,000         ?100,000
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     GI Good Score Examples
• Dr. Zhou – 195 score - 28%
  – Funding for 2 years $250,000 x 2 = $500,000
• Dr. Song – 187 score - 25%
  – Funding for 2 years $250,000 x 2 = $500,000
  – Full 5 year funding - $250,000 x 5 = $1,250,000
    for NEW investigator
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