HIRN 2021 Catalyst Award FAQs
We hope that these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will facilitate the application process. If you have any additional questions please contact the HIRN Coordinating Center directly via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: December 1, 2021
1. How do I learn more about the HIRN Catalyst Award?
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available directly on the HIRN website at: https://hirnetwork.org/catalyst2021 . Specific questions can be submitted to the HIRN Coordinating Center (CC) via email at: email@example.com
A detailed summary of eligibility is listed in Section V (Eligibility Information) of the RFP.
Yes, the LOI is non-binding therefore applicants who did not submit an LOI can still submit a final application. Additionally, applicants that submitted a LOI are not required to submit a final application.
No, the LOIs will be reviewed by the HIREC and NIH NIDDK HIRN Program Officers, however, you will not receive a response regarding eligibility based on the LOIs. Eligibility status will be reviewed in detail upon submission of a final application.
We will be utilizing an online vendor-based program for direct application submission. The link will be posted early 2022. Once released, a user manual to assist in submitting applications will also be posted soon.
The funding limit is $125,000 direct cost for up to two years.
Applicants should complete the Public Health Service (PHS) 398 Budget (form page 4) and upload this document into the “Budget” Form of the Final Application. Additionally, a Budget Justification document should be prepared and uploaded into the “Budget Justification” Form of the Final Application. The role/effort of each collaborator should be included in the Budget Justification. Please refer to the following websites for additional information: PHS 398 Forms and NIH Guide to Develop a Budget.
Yes, letters from collaborators should be uploaded in the “Appendix” Form of the Final Application. There is no limit on letters from collaborators.
No, letters of support attesting to the applicants abilities or future potential are not allowed and will not be accepted. Any application containing letters of support will be returned without review for noncompliance.
The application must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Pacific on Monday, May 2, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified via email before August 1, 2022 (exact date TBD).
After the scientific review has commenced award recipients will be notified via email. The HIREC will work with the institution of the investigator to issue a subaward. The subaward should be executed on or before August 1, 2022 for the project to commence.
There is no citizenship requirement for the applicant. Applicant may be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States, or been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I‐551, or other legal verification of such status). Visas are temporary (J1 visas are usually for students, H1B for employees), and so a holder of those visas would not be considered “admitted for permanent residence” in the language above, as they are by their nature only temporary admissions to the country.