How will the centers manage the potential year to year fluctuation in support?
A. The U54 center awards are intended to cover about 80 percent of the total center operations and should be sufficient to support key personnel such as group leaders, co-investigators and senior technical personnel. Funds from the partners are intended to cover costs for modest numbers of additional technical staff, supplies and additional facilities costs beyond the center core support. Normal turnover of personnel is expected to leave sufficient flexibility to allow for fluctuations in total effort.