For CTSA Program PIs and Administrators – The NIH has published NOSI-OD-21-020 for administrative supplements to support 1) research on bioethical issues to develop or support the development of an evidence base that may inform future policy directions, and/or 2) certain efforts to develop or augment bioethics research capacity. Applicants may propose to supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or to add a component related to bioethics to a parent award in which bioethics was not the focus. Note that applications must be within the scope of the parent award.
NCATS Specific Areas of Interest:
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is interested in research on ethical issues that cross disease domains and span the translational research spectrum. NCATS encourages collaboration between translational researchers and bioethics researchers on projects addressing ethical challenges in moving discoveries from laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve health.
Note concerning the Award Project Period: Supplement project and budget periods are limited to the remaining active budget period that started in FY21 for the existing parent award. To be eligible, the parent award must be active (i.e. not be in an extension period), and the activities proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the remaining active budget period that started in FY21 for the existing parent award. The earliest anticipated start date is July 1, 2021
Applications due:
March 5, 2021 by 5:00PM local time of applicant organization
NCATS Point of Contact:
Elaine Collier who can be reached at
Applications for this initiative must be submitted using the following opportunity or its subsequent reissued equivalent.
  •  PA-20-272 – Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)