NIGMS Administrative Supplements for Helium Recovery Systems


We’re offering administrative supplements to NIGMS-funded P20, P30, P41, R01, R35, R37, and RM1 awards for the purchase of helium recovery systems. The deadline for these supplement applications is August 5, 2019.

Note that:

  • These funds are intended for the purchase of a single system with requested direct costs up to $250,000.
  • The requested supplemental budget cannot exceed the total-year direct cost amount of the parent award. Applications may not include requests for future-year funds.
  • For these supplements, we request one application from an NIGMS grantee on behalf of all active NIGMS-funded researchers at the same institution whose projects make use of helium-cooled, magnetic resonance instrument(s) (i.e., NMR, EPR, MRI).
  • The budget justification should include an equipment quote and a statement regarding the expenditure of currently available unobligated funds for the submitting principal investigator’s (PI’s) grant.
  • Applicants should provide the following information:
    • A list of the NIGMS-funded PIs (and grant numbers) who use the instrumentation
    • A list of instruments that will be integrated into the helium recovery system, including the magnetic field strength and design (pumped or not)
    • The average volume of helium used annually, the anticipated volume that will be recaptured, and the typical efficiency of the helium recovery system
    • The name and biosketch of the person who will maintain the helium recovery system, a schedule of the anticipated regular maintenance tasks this staff member will perform, and a description of this person’s other duties and commitments
    • A letter of commitment from the institution agreeing to pay for any initial costs not covered by the supplement and for future maintenance costs
  • Applications must be submitted to PA-18-591, Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional). Use the research application package labeled FORMS-E-ADMINSUPP-RESEARCH.
  • Electronic submissions are strongly preferred for this funding opportunity.

Eligible investigators are highly encouraged to contact me to discuss potential requests before submitting an application.

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