Only one application per institution is allowed. Institutions are also limited to a single SEPA award. Therefore, an institutoin with an active SEPA project is not eligible to submit an application to this FOA. An institution is normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number. See Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards
The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

NIGMS intends to commit an estimated total of $2,000,000.

Award Budget
Direct costs are limited to $250,000 annually.

Award Project Period
The SEPA project period is 5 years.