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Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Fellowship Program and Summer Student Applications (NCI)

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 April 9, 2014 (Vol. 79, P. 19632) 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 Cancer Institute (NCI), 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.

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, or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.

Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if Start Printed Page 10128received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

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To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments or request more information on the proposed project contact: Jackie Lavigne, Office of Education, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, 9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9776, Bethesda, MD 20892-9776 or call non-toll-free number 240-376-7237 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Fellowship Program and Summer Student Applications (NCI), Existing Collection in Use without OMB Control Number, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Office of Education (OE) administers a variety of programs and initiatives to recruit pre-college through post-doctoral educational level individuals into the Intramural Research Program to facilitate their development into future biomedical scientists. DCEG trains post-doctoral, doctoral candidates, graduate and baccalaureate students, through full time fellowships, summer fellowships, and internships in preparation for research careers in cancer epidemiology and genetics. The proposed information collection involves brief online applications completed by applicants to the full time and the summer fellowship programs. Full-time fellowships include: Full-time Equivalents (FTE) and non-FTE fellowships for US citizens, permanent residents and international fellows. These applications are essential to the administration of these training programs as they enable OE to determine the eligibility and quality of potential awardees; to assess their potential as future scientists; to determine where mutual research interests exist; and to make decisions regarding which applicants will be proposed and approved for traineeship awards. In each case, completing the application is voluntary, but in order to receive due consideration, the prospective trainee is encouraged to complete all relevant fields. The information is for internal use to make decisions about prospective fellows and students that could benefit from the DCEG program.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 175.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameType of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total annual burden hours
Fellowship Program ApplicationFull-time Fellows150130/6075
Summer Program ApplicationSummer Students300120/60100
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Dated: February 19, 2015.

Karla Bailey,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2015-03789 Filed 2-24-15; 8:45 am]