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NIH

National Institutes of Health - A Federal agency whose mission is to improve the health of the people of the United States. NIH is a part of the Public Health Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Technology Transfer

Sharing of knowledge and facilities among F ederal laboratories, industry, universities, G overnment, and others to make federally generated scientific and technological advances accessible to private industry and S tate and local G overnments. Go to NIH Office of Technology Transfer.

Terms and Conditions of Award

All legal requirements imposed on a grant by NIH, whether based on statue, regulation, policy, or other document referenced in the grant award, or specified by the grant award document itself. The Notice of Award may include both standard and special conditions that are considered necessary to attain the grant's objectives, facilitate post award administration of the grant, conserve grant funds, or otherwise protect the Federal Government's interests.

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Underrepresented Group

Group underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, such as people with disabilities, people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups such as blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Used as an eligibility requirement for diversity supplements, fellowships (F31), and other NIH programs.

Uniform Guidance

In an effort to streamline the Federal government's guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards, the Office of Management and Budget has issued final guidance (referred to as ‘Uniform Guidance’) that supersedes A-21, A-87, A-110, A-122, A-89, A-102, A-133, and the guidance in circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. By consolidating these 8 circulars, the uniform guidance provides a streamlined format that improves both clarity and accessibility. It is located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 200. For more information, see https://cfo.gov/cofar/ for related links to 2 CFR 200, other guidance documents, and recently updated Frequently Asked Question. Note, for NIH grantees The Department of Health and Human Services is considered the implementing agency and will issue implementation guidance once approved by OMB.

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Withholding of Support

A decision by NIH not to make a non-competing continuation award within the current competitive segment.
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