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Frequently Asked Questions about Women and Girls Health Administrative Supplements

Following find answers to frequently asked questions for applicants related to the June 2011 deadline for the Women and Girls Health Administrative Supplements.  Requests for supplements are no longer being accepted.

  1. Does each proposal have to be focused on a Global Health Initiative (GHI) target area (malaria, TB, maternal/child health, nutrition, family planning/reproductive health, neglected tropical diseases)?

    No. Responsive proposals may address either the Global Health Initiative (GHI) target areas or other areas relevant to women’s and girls’ health such as some non-communicable diseases. As with all NIH administrative supplements, each application must be within the original scope of the grant to be supplemented; and, for this program, each proposal should reflect the principles of GHI e.g. focus on women, country ownership, health systems strengthening, and improved metrics. Learn more about the Global Health Initiative (GHI).

  2. Will proposals for HIV/AIDS related research be accepted under this solicitation?


  3. Can an application be submitted to supplement an NIH grant received from an NIH Institute or Center (IC) not listed as participating in the announcement?

    No. Only grants from the listed participating NIH Institutes or Centers (FIC, NIMH, NIAID, and NICHD) may be administratively- supplemented under this announcement.

  4. Can I apply for this supplement if my application went to one of the 4 ICs for review, but is now being administered by another IC not on the list?

    No, you cannot apply for this supplement in this situation.  Your parent grant number must have a TW (Fogarty), AI (NIAID), HD (NICHD) or MH (NIMH) designation to be eligible for this award.

  5. Who should interested applicants contact to engage the in-country U.S. Government team?

    Applicants may contact U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Health Officers, who can be identified using the USAID Regions and Countries page.

    During 2011, the following USAID programs will be engaged with U.S. government and country partners in developing and implementing their GHI country strategies: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, DRC, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Access information on GHI country information and strategies.

  6. What grant mechanisms are eligible for supplementation?

    R01, R21, D43, U19 (NIMH-specific), and T32 (NIAID-specific) grants are eligible.

  7. How much time must be available on the “parent” grant to be considered for administrative supplementation?

    To apply for an administrative supplement under this program at least one year must remain in the award term of the “parent” grant, measured from the anticipated date of the administrative supplement award. Questions about administrative supplement eligibility should be addressed by the IC that made the original grant award.

  8. Who should be contacted for additional information at the IC that issued the grant that may be supplemented under this program?

    For general information and to inform the IC of interest in applying for this supplemental funding, the contacts are listed below. Applicants are encouraged to contact these individuals to inform them of their interest in applying. As with other Administrative Supplements, once an applicant has decided to apply for this funding, the applicant will need to contact the program officer for the grant for which supplemental funding is being requested to ensure the application meets all the eligibility requirements for an administrative supplement.

    FIC: Yvonne Njage FICGHIsupplements@mail.nih.gov
    NIAID: Nancy Touchette ntouchette@niaid.nih.gov
    NICHD: Daniel Singer Daniel.Singer@nih.gov
    NIMH: LeShawndra Price Leshawdra.Price@nih.gov

Updated June 2011