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When your proposal 

a written offer by an individual or non-federal organization to enter into a contract, consisting of a technical and a business proposal which includes a description of the project and its costs, and the methods, personnel, and facilities to carry it out.
is funded by NHLBI, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined in the Notice of Grant Award. They take effect as soon as grant 
financial assistance mechanism providing money, property, or both to an eligible entity to carry out an approved project or activity. A grant is used whenever the NIH 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the United State's medical research agency, a federal government agency composed of diverse Institutes and Centers that conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research. NIH Homepage.
Institute or Center anticipates no substantial programmatic involvement with the recipient during performance of the financially assisted activities.
funds are drawn down.  It's important that you pay careful attention to the terms and conditions of your award 
provision of funds by NIH, based on an approved application and budget or progress report, to an organizational entity or an individual to carry out a project or activity.
before you begin the project period as changes may have occurred from what you had initially proposed.  These changes can occur in your budget, specific aims or in the duration of your award. 

In some instances we might place a restriction on your award, restricting it from a particular activity, such as human subjects testing, until paperwork is received and processed.  This section will help you to define which activities must be completed before you can begin your clinical study and will answer these questions:

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