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H3Africa NIH Funding Opportunity Info Session THURSDAY, November 2, 2017

The prsentation will be made available shortly!

Dear all,

Please be reminded that this coming Thursday, November 2, 2017 there is an online technical information session on applying to the NIH Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues funding opportunities for the second stage of H3Africa (below).  The information session will be hosted online from 2:00-3:30pm Coordinated Universal Time (4:00-5:30pm Central African Time/9:00-10:30am EST) and will cover both the purpose and objectives of the funding opportunities as well as the NIH grant application process.  NIH H3Africa program staff and grants management staff will be leading the webinar. All interested persons are encouraged (but not required) to attend.  Questions are welcome at any time!

Information Session:

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time 9:00-10:30 am EST/ 2:00-3:30 pm Coordinated Universal Time/ 4:00-5:30 pm Central African Time

Meeting Platform:

  • The meeting will be using the BlueJeans platform.
  • Details:

Join from computer or phone

https://bluejeans.com/829903389

1) Dial: 199.48.152.152 or bjn.vc
2) Enter Meeting ID: 829 903 389

Just want to dial in on your phone?
1) Direct-dial with my iPhone or
+1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
(Global Numbers)
2) Enter Meeting ID: 829 903 389
3) Press #

4)Press *4 mute/unmute

 

Can’t make this session?  The session will be taped, and FAQs and presentation slides will be made available on the H3Africa website (h3africa.org) after its conclusion.  More information about these sessions will be posted on the H3Africa website and circulated via email shortly.

Links to the H3Africa ELSI funding opportunities:

  1. Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Collaborative Centers (U54) (RFA-RM-17-020)
  2. Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research Program (U01) (RFA-RM-17-021)

If you have any additional questions about these funding opportunities, please see the H3Africa website (www.h3africa.org) or reach out to Ebony Madden ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Nicole Lockhart ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  General inquiries about H3Africa can be sent to Jennifer Troyer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


As a reminder: complete your institutional and personal registrations!  In order to apply for any NIH grant, you must make sure that you have completed the  required registrations. These registrations must be completed in order to submit an application, and they take months to complete – Do not leave them until the last minute!

o   Institutional Pre-registration (see also the attached one-page summary: ‘registrations.docx’ ). This can take 8 weeks or more.

-          Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS)- All registrations require that applicants be issued a DUNS number. After obtaining a DUNS number, applicants can begin both SAM and eRA Commons registrations. The same DUNS number must be used for all registrations, as well as on the grant application.  More information and links can be found here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/prepare-to-apply-and-register/registration/org-representative-registration/dun-bradstreet-registration.htm 

-          NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code – Non-U.S. organizations must obtain an NCAGE code (instead of a CAGE code) in order to register in SAM.   More information on both SAM and NCAGE as well as relevant links can be found here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/prepare-to-apply-and-register/registration/org-representative-registration/sam-org-registration.htm

-          System for Award Management (SAM) (formerly CCR)– Applicants must complete and maintain an active registration, which requires renewal at least annually. The renewal process may require as much time as the initial registration. SAM registration includes the assignment of a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code for domestic organizations which have not already been assigned a CAGE Code.

-          eRA Commons –This is the NIH electronic Research Administration system that allows applicants/grantees to electronically receive and transmit application and award information. All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account. PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons. If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Applicants must have an active DUNS number and SAM registration in order to complete the eRA Commons registration. Organizations can register with the eRA Commons as they are working through their SAM or Grants.gov registration.  Allow 2–4 weeks to complete organization registration in the eRA Commons.  Register here: https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/registration/registrationInstructions.jsp

-          Grants.gov This is the U.S. Federal government’s single online portal to find and apply for Federal funding.  Applicants must have an active DUNS number and SAM registration in order to complete the Grants.gov registration. Institutions and the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) should register on Grants.gov. Grants.gov registration can take up to 8 weeks for international organizations.  Register here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/preparing_grantsgov_reg.htm

 

Laura Skow [C]

Scientific Program Analyst

Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa)

National Human Genome Research Institute

5635 Fishers Lane, Rm 4090

Rockville, MD 20852

Office: (301) 480-3411

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.