If you are planning on applying for NIH ARRA competitive revision funding from your institute, here are a few updates about the application process at OHSU.
If your parent grant was an electronic submission, and it was submitted through InfoEd, you can submit your competitive revision application through InfoEd as well. Previously, Research Grants and Contracts (RGC), OHSU’s pre-award office, didn’t think InfoEd would be able to support the competitive revision submission, but this is now possible. If your parent grant was a paper submission or if it was not submitted through InfoEd, please use the Adobe application forms included with the program announcement you are responding to. All competitive revision applications should be forwarded to RGC for review using the same internal deadline and pre-award processes as usual.
The NIH also announced a change in their policy regarding the budgets associated with competitive revisions applications (NOT-OD-09-079). Originally, the announcement stated that detailed budgets would be required for all competitive revision applications. However, for competitive revisions that are submitted electronically and are equal to or less than $250,000 a year, applicants must use a modular budget if that was how the original budget was proposed in the parent application. Budget requests over $250,000 per year must use a detailed budget. Further details about paper applications and the flexibility to switch between modular and detailed budgets are outlined in the notice above.
Note that requests for competitive revisions over $500,000 per year do not require prior approval from program officials at NIH.
***For specific questions about your competitive revision application, please work with your Grants & Contracts Analyst in RGC.