Administrative Supplements for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience (Admin Supp)


Administrative Supplements for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience (Admin Supp)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

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Additional funds may be awarded as supplements to parent awards using the following Activity Code(s):

Administrative supplement requests must be submitted on paper for the following activity codes:

P01 Research Program Projects
P50 Specialized Center
U19 Research Program – Cooperative Agreements

Administrative supplement requests may be submitted electronically for the following activity codes:

R01 Research Project Grant
R21/R33 Phased Innovation Award
R34 Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program

R61/R33 Phased Innovation Award
U01 Research Project – Cooperative Agreements

U34 Clinical Planning Grant Cooperative Agreement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) hereby notify all Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding any of the NIH research grants listed in “Activity Code” above that funds are available for administrative supplements to support and recruit Complementary health practitioners seeking to develop a clinical research career. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.

This program is designed to provide support for research experiences for complementary health practitioners.

NCCIH recognizes a compelling need to develop clinician scientists to conduct complementary and integrative health research.  The goal of this initiative, therefore, is to provide hands-on research experience to complementary health practitioners so they can gain experience and acquire skills to enhance their understanding, and appreciation of research in complementary and integrative health domains.  It is hoped that the research opportunity supported under this FOA will encourage and thus increase the participation of clinicians trained in complementary health care to pursue additional complementary and integrative health-related research opportunities, which could include NIH supported research and additional research training (e.g., Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award; Parent K23).  In turn, providing a vehicle for complementary health practitioners to obtain research skills will benefit the complementary health research community, since these individuals bring an in depth knowledge of the complementary health practices to the research enterprise.

An individual complementary health practitioner may  be supported once in his or her career under this administrative supplement and cannot be currently supported on an NIH-funded research grant.  The complementary health practitioner candidate must devote at least 75% effort to research related activities supported by this administrative supplement.  Depending on the level of experience, a candidate may have their own research project  that is within the scope of the  parent grant  or at minimum, should be sufficiently immersed  and actively involved  in an ongoing research project(s) such that the candidate has an in depth research experience.  In addition, it is expected that the candidate will take part in regular research group meetings and appropriate seminars.  It is also expected that the candidate will have regular meetings and mentoring sessions with the PD/PI of the parent grant.  Complementary health practitioners may seek out eligible NCCIH grantees for potential research opportunities and support under this FOA using the NIH RePORTER system ( with the understanding prospective NCCIH-funded grantees must determine whether a mentoring arrangement is appropriate and feasible before submitting a supplement request.  The supplement awarded under this FOA is intended to provide support to practitioners for 1 year with the option to renew for a second year.

Applications for this award must propose a comprehensive research plan that has: (1) intrinsic research importance in the area of complementary and integrative health, (2) is within the mission of NCCIH, (3) is within the scope of the of the parent research grant, (4) will serve as a suitable vehicle for learning methodology, theories, and concepts needed for to conduct research in the area of complementary and integrative health; and (5) will ensure a high level productivity.  .

The funding mechanism being used to support this program, administrative supplements, can be used to cover cost increases that are associated with achieving certain new research objectives, as long as the research objectives are within the original scope of the peer reviewed and approved project, or the cost increases are for unanticipated expenses within the original scope of the project. Any cost increases need to result from making modifications to the project that would increase or preserve the overall impact of the project consistent with its originally approved objectives and purposes

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-013
Funding Opportunity Title: Administrative Supplements for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience (Admin Supp)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.213 — Research and Training in Complementary and Integrative Health
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date:Oct 26, 2015

Creation Date:Oct 26, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications:Sep 1, 2018 

 Current Closing Date for Applications:Sep 1, 2018 

 Archive Date:Oct 2, 2018

Estimated Total Program Funding: NA

Award Ceiling:$100,000

Award Floor: NA

Eligible Applicants:
Small businesses
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
County governments
Independent school districts
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
City or township governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: NCCIH encourages applications for administrative supplements to NCCIH-supported awards (see relevant Activity Codes above) to support complementary health practitioners in an intensive supervised clinical research experience that will lead to a better understanding of and practical experience in complementary and integrative health research. For this FOA, clinicians may include (but are not limited to) licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopathic medicine practitioners, and massage therapists. Funding is available for one year with an option to renew for a second year. to conduct clinical research associated with the parent program. This initiative is focused on providing a research experience for complementary health practitioners and is not intended to support clinical residency training or other clinical practitioner training.
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