modular grant

modular grant

A mechanism used at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) (US) for grants requesting less than $250,000, which eliminates the need for budget details. Applicants request budgets in modules of $25,000.
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Features of this initiative include a modular grant application and award process, inclusion of the clinical protocol within the grant application, and an accelerated peer review with the goal of issuing new awards within six months of application receipt.
NIH has attempted, with some success, to relieve some of the regulatory burden and foster new research directions through the modular grant budget process.
Other agencies look at streamlining or reducing budgetary restrictions using the NIH Modular grant model where possible.
Specific application instructions for R21 applications have been modified to reflect modular grant and "just-in-time" streamlining efforts being examined by the NIH.
I understand from our Sponsored Research (SR) Office that many of the faculty members that attended the first UCLA workshop on the MGI were positively terrified at the thought of modular grant budgets.
Medical School Procedures for NIH Modular Grant Applications, www.
The new modular grant budget justification page is one of the primary pre-award tasks because of the financial ripple effect it creates down the life of an award.
Complete and detailed instructions and information on modular grant applications can be found at http://grants.
Modular grant applications will request direct costs in $25,000 modules up to a total direct cost request of $250,000 per year.
The modules are certified with modular grants by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and Industry Canada, translating into modular approval and eliminating the need to test for RF compliance.
In this issue, Robert Stoddard describes how many of us in the health science community have responded to the changes introduced by the NIH Modular Grants Initiative (MGI) just over a year ago.

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