Frequently Asked Questions for the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium
Q: Which RFAs are part of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium?
RFA-HL-09-004 NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Research Hubs
Review of Hub Structure
Applications to form a Hub will be submitted as two to four clustered U01 applications, each with a budget of up to $750,000 direct costs per year for seven years. Each U01 application will be derived from a separate R03 award funded through HL08-012. All applications to form a Hub must have the same title; for each U01 application, 20 pages are allowed for the Research Plan. One of the applications must be designated as the lead PI application to provide NHLBI with a single contact point; this application will be allowed an additional 10 pages in the Background and Significance section for the Research Hub Plan, to address the Hub’s vision for the Consortium; the synergy between the Hub applications; and how the Hub fits with the vision for the Consortium. Applications for a Hub will be reviewed as a single package, and will all receive the same priority score. The applications in a Hub will stand or fall together; individual U01s from a Hub that does not score well will not be pulled out and funded separately.
Q: What commitment of effort do the PIs for the U01 applications need to make?
Q: Is there a specified commitment for co-investigators on the U01 applications?
Q: Can we include other investigators who were not included in our R03 application in our U01 application?
Q: Following the awardee meeting, we feel it would be beneficial to divide our R03 group into 2 sections, one that aligns with a hematopoietic R03 group and one that is synergistic with an R03 from a pulmonary group. Is this allowed?
Q: We have not been able to find a partner to form a research hub application with. Can we apply alone?
Q: Should core budgets be included within the $750K DC cap?
Q: Should we include proposals for pilot studies and ancillary/collaborative studies in our U01 applications?
Q: The RFA indicated that each Hub should designate a Skills Development Coordinator with at least 0.6 CM allocated to skills development activities. What type of individual is expected for this role? Does each U01 in the Hub need to have a Skills Development Coordinator?
RFA-HL-09-005 NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Administrative Coordinating Center (U01)
Q: Can an institution that is applying to HL09-004 also submit applications to function as the Administrative Coordinating Center?
Q: How large do you expect the External Advisory Committee to be?
Dennis Buxton, Ph.D.
Last updated: February 27, 2009