Following on my previous post on the responses to the NIH RFI regarding a potential "emeritus" award, several commenters asked to see the responses. Unfortunately, WordPress does not appear to have a mechanism for posting such files. However, I have posted the spreadsheet through GoogleDocs. Please feel free to share your reactions.
As a further update, as first pointed out to me by @ChrisPickett5, the latest draft of the 21st Century Cures Act currently being developed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee includes a section about a "Capstone Award" (pg. 26-27). It is quite odd to see a new grant mechanism from NIH being discussed as an addition to the law that governs NIH, as opposed to being developed by NIH using existing authorities. It is unclear if this is coming from the NIH or from one or more members of Congress interested in facilitating senior faculty transitioning out of NIH-supported research.