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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Graduate Student Training Program Applications

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Graduate Partnerships Program/OIR/OD/, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 4, 2001, page 50659-50660 and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection

Title: Graduate Student Training Programs Application. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: The information gathered in the Graduate Student Training Programs application will enable the identification and evaluation of graduate students interested in performing their dissertation research in the NIH Intramural Research Program laboratories (NIH-IRP). Modeling university applications for admission into graduate programs, the Graduate Student Training Program application contains several sections that will aid the NIH admission committee's identification and evaluation of each graduate student. Specific areas required to evaluate a candidate include the following: contact information, citizenship status, identification of programs to which the student wishes to apply, students' graduate university information and undergraduate university information, standardized examination scores, references and letters of recommendation, proposed NIH advisor information, University advisor information, research interests, career goals, and proposed research in NIH IRP. Ethnicity and gender are additional optional information used to evaluate the GPP recruiting abilities and compliance with federal regulations. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Students pursuing an advanced degree, Ph.D., and would like to perform their dissertation research in the NIH Intramural Research Program laboratories. The annual reporting burden is displayed in the following table:

Estimates of Hour Burden

Type of respondentsEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total annual burden hours requested
Student Application to Current Graduate Student Programs25010.50125
Student Application to Future Graduate Student Programs50010.50250
Collection & Submission of Hardcopy Documents75010.50375
Recommendations (750 × 3)225010.25563

Estimate of Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs are displayed in the following table:

Estimate of Annual Cost to the Federal Government

Annualized capital, start-up costAmountOperational/maintenance & purchase componentsAmount
Information Collection$0.00Trouble-shooting and monitoring fees$2000.00
Application Design, Development, Testing12,000.00Maintenance1000.00
Total$12,000.00  Total$3,000.00
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Estimate of Other Total Annual Cost Burden: $15,000.00.

Request for Comments

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments to OMB

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Patty McCarthy, Program Coordinator, Graduate Partnerships Program, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Building 10/Room 1C129, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1153, or call 301-594-9603 or E-mail your request, including your address to:

Comments Due Date

Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: April 18, 2002.

Michael M. Gottesman,

Deputy Director of Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 02-10415 Filed 4-26-02; 8:45 am]