Individual Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Spinal Cord Injury Research (Round 2)

Request for Applications #1602290912

Grants Gateway ID: DOH01-FLLOW2-2016

Issued by New York State Department of Health and New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board

Schedule of Events

Letter of Intent Due (Strongly Encouraged) July 5, 2016
Conflict of Interest Due (Optional) July 5, 2016
Applicant Conference Registration Due July 15, 2016
Applicant Conference

July 18, 2016 at 10:30AM EST
By Telephone Conference Call At:
1-844-633-8697 or 1-866-776-3553
Meeting Id # 641 746 031
Questions Due July 20, 2016
Questions, Answers and Updates Posted July 22, 2016
Applications Due August 5, 2016 by 4:00PM EST

Contact Information

  • Charles Burns
    Extramural Grants Administration
    New York State Department of Health
    Wadsworth Center
    Empire State Plaza, Room C345
    PO Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509
    Phone: (518) 474-7002

Staff will be available at the phone number and email address above to answer questions about the submission of on-line applications in response to the RFA during regular business hours and up to 6PM on the application due date.

To learn more about this opportunity, please go to the NYS Grants Gateway at the following web address:

Applications must be submitted online via the Grants Gateway by the date and time posted. Reference materials and videos are available for Grantees applying to funding opportunities on the NYS Grants Gateway. Please visit the Grants Reform website at the following web address: and select the "Grantee Quick Start Guide Applications" from the menu on the left. There is also a more detailed "Grantee User Guide" available on this page as well. Training webinars are also provided by the Grants Reform Team. Dates and times for webinar instruction can be located at the following web address:

To apply for this opportunity:

  1. Log into the Grants Gateway as either a "Grantee" or "Grantee Contract Signatory".
  2. Click on the "View Opportunities" button under "View Available Opportunities".
  3. In the Search Criteria, enter the Grant Opportunity name <INSERT NAME> and select the Department of Health as the Funding Agency.
  4. Click on "Search" button to initiate the search.
  5. Click on the name of the Grant Opportunity form the search results grid and then select the "APPLY FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITY" button located bottom left of the Main page of the Grant Opportunity.

Once the application is complete, prospective grantees are strongly encouraged to submit their applications at least 48 hours prior to the due date and time. This will allow sufficient opportunity for the applicant to obtain assistance and take corrective action should there be a technical issue with the submission process. Both DOH and Grants Reform staff are available to answer applicant's technical questions and provide technical assistance prior to the application due date and time. Contact information for the Grants Reform Team is available under Section IV. B. of this RFA.

PLEASE NOTE: Although DOH and the Grants Reform staff will do their best to address concerns that are identified less than 48 hours prior to the due date and time, there is no guarantee that they will be resolved in time for the application to be submitted and, therefore, considered for funding

The Grants Gateway will always notify applicants of successful submission. If a prospective grantee does not get a successful submission message assigning their application a unique ID number, it has not successfully submitted an applications. During the application process, please pay particular attention to the following:

  • Not-for-profit applicants must be prequalified on the due date for this application submission. Be sure to maintain prequalification status between funding opportunities. Three of a not-for-profit's essential financial documents - the IRS990, Financial Statement and Charities Bureau filing - expire on an annual basis. If these documents are allowed to expire, the not-for-profit's prequalification status expires as well, and it will not be eligible for State grant funding until its documentation is updated and approved, and prequalified status is reinstated.
  • Only individuals with the roles "Grantee Contract Signatory" or "Grantee System Administrator" can submit an application.
  • Prior to submission, the system will automatically initiate a global error checking process to protect against incomplete applications. An applicant may need to attend to certain parts of the application prior to being able to submit the application successfully. You can also run the global error check at any time in the application process. (see p.66 of the Grantee User Guide).
  • Grantees should use numbers, letters and underscores when naming their uploaded files. There cannot be any special characters in the uploaded file name. Also be aware of the restriction on file size (10 MB) when uploading documents.

The following table will provide a snapshot of which roles are allowed to Initiate, Complete, and Submit the Grant Application(s) in the Grants Gateway.

Role Create and Maintain User Roles Initiate Application Complete Application Submit Application Only View the Application
Delegated Admin X
Grantee X X
Grantee Contract Signatory X X X
Grantee Payment Signatory X X
Grantee System Administrator X X X
Grantee View Only X