Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Science (SCS) (program ended 8/18/2014)

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The Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Science (SCS) program is designed to provide a rapid and flexible mechanism to enable NIGMS grantees to form new collaborations that bring novel approaches and ideas to the aims of the funded grant. PIs funded by an NIGMS R01 or R37 grant that has at least 18 months of active funding at the time of the receipt date deadline are eligible to apply. Funding may be requested for multiple years, up to the end of the project period for the NIGMS grant. The research supported by the supplement MUST be within the scope, and support the aims, of the parent grant.

Collaborations must be newly formed, i.e., there cannot be a substantial history of collaboration in the past 3 years. All collaborators must contribute significant intellectual input to the project, in addition to any technical and/or resource contributions.

Supplement requests will be evaluated administratively by NIGMS staff. Staff will consider the significance of the proposed work and its relationship to the parent grant, the novelty of the collaborative activities, the commitment and extent of the intellectual involvement of all collaborators, the soundness of the experimental design and scope of the work, the need for the supplement in order to accomplish the goals, the expertise of the PI and collaborators and the magnitude of other support available to them.

See the announcements at and for complete details regarding eligibility, deadlines and application procedures. Be sure to contact your NIGMS program director prior to applying to discuss the suitability of your proposed project for the SCS program.

Applicants have the option of submitting administrative supplement applications electronically through (see PA-16-287), or via the eRA Commons (see NOT-OD-12-024). SCS supplements can still be submitted by mail as one original, hard copy of the request packet (with original signatures of the authorized business official).

General questions regarding the SCS program should be directed to either:

Dr. Vernon Anderson
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Building 45, Room 2AS43J
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

Grants management questions should be directed to:

Mr. Jun Moy
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Building 45, Room 2AN38A
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200