Acquisition costs for software includes those development costs capitalized in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).Ancillary charges, such as taxes, duty, protective in transit insurance, freight, and installation may be included in or excluded from the acquisition cost in accordance with the non-Federal entity's regular accounting practices.The A1 suffix is typically seen as part of an application identification number or grant number and “A1” is often used to refer to a new, renewal, or revision application that is amended and resubmitted after the review of a previous application with the same project number.
A payment that a Federal awarding agency or pass through entity makes by any appropriate payment mechanism, including a predetermined payment schedule, before the non-Federal entity disburses the funds for program purposes.
This term has the same meaning as set forth in 13 CFR part 121 – Small Business Size Regulations, §121.103, “How does SBA determine affliliation? Includes: (1) projects relating to the etiology, epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of AIDS; (2) various sequelae specifically associated with the syndrome; and (3) preparation and screening of anti-AIDS agents as well as vaccine development, including both preclinical and clinical studies.
Many NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements are open for up to three years with standard due dates falling in each cycle.
The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) is a web-based system used to prepare grant applications using the SF424 Research & Related form set and to submit electronically through to NIH and other participating agencies. A single-digit code identifying the type of application received and processed.
A 3-character code used to identify a specific category of extramural research activity, applied to financial assistance mechanisms.
NIH uses three funding mechanisms for extramural research awards: grants, cooperative agreements and contracts.
(See definitions for deductive alternative and cost sharing or matching alternative and the Expenses incurred for the support of activities relevant to the award of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements and expenses incurred for general administration of the scientific programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health.
The NIH Institute or Center (IC) to which the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) routes NIH grant applications for a funding decision.
Applicants are urged to take note of the yearly NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research and indicate how their application addresses the NIH priorities set forth in that Plan.
The Plan can be found on the NIH Office of AIDS Research homepage The process of assigning a cost, or a group of costs, to one or more cost objective(s), in reasonable proportion to the benefit provided or other equitable relationship.
An IC may request to change this assignment if the application is more suited to another IC. The general business management practices that are common to the administration of all grants, such as financial accountability, reporting, equipment management, and retention of records.