Update on NIH’s Implementation of Federal Grant Policies

On February 5, NIH announced its “NIH Interim Grant General Conditions”, our first step toward implementing Fed-wide administrative requirements for the use of Federal funds.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” (2 CFR part 200), (you may also hear it referred to as the “Uniform Guidance” or “UG”), published in December 2013, provided a government-wide framework for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements when …. Continue reading

Interested in Learning More About How NIH Grants Work?

Registration is for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland is filling fast. This seminar offers a valuable opportunity for administrators, new and early stage investigators, graduate students & postdocs, grant writers, and anyone new to the NIH grants process. In addition, we’ve added new pre-seminar workshop options in 2015…. Continue reading

Webinar: March 12, 2015 – Eye on NIH Policy: OMB Uniform Guidance – What It Means for NIH & You

“Eye on NIH Policy: OMB Uniform Guidance – What It Means for NIH & You”
Thursday, March 12, 2015
1:30-2:30pm ET

Learn more about recent and upcoming changes to NIH policy as a result of the publication of HHS’ regulations implementing OMB’s Uniform Guidance, and how it affects the grants process. …. Continue reading

Webinar: March 5, 2015 – NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy: PubMed Central Submissions, My NCBI, My Bibliography and SciENcv

NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy: PubMed Central Submissions, My NCBI, My Bibliography and SciENcv
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

New to using NIH systems for reporting compliance with the NIH public access policy? NIH’s National Center of Biomedical Informatics (NCBI), part of the NIH National Library of Medicine, is hosting a webinar to familiarize NIH awardees and their assistants with public access compliance reporting. …. Continue reading

Supporting the Call to Peer Review Service

Last year we highlighted a new section of the NIH Data Book that provides statistics about peer review across NIH, including peer review organized by the Center of Scientific Review as well as peer review organized by NIH institutes and centers. Then, and now, these data truly demonstrate how you, our peer reviewers, are the lifeline of the scientific process. During 2014 nearly 24,000 reviewers participated in more than 2,500 peer review meetings to assess the scientific and technical merit of NIH applications, and many of those reviewers participated in multiple meetings. Your service to NIH expands our capacity to fund the best science, and provides an essential breadth of perspectives on the research projects and research training that NIH supports. In the lab and in the study section, we’re grateful for the myriad ways you work with us to advance human health and benefit the health of our nation, and the world. …. Continue reading

Seeking Your Input on Sustaining the Workforce Through an Emeritus Award

From enhancing diversity to supporting training in emerging fields, over the past three years NIH has continued to examine the needs of the biomedical workforce and create initiatives that will sustain the amazing work being performed by you, the extramural research community. Our efforts place a lot of focus on trainees and early stage investigators through policy changes and new programs, but there are two sides to every equation. We have many well-established research programs run by senior investigators. We want to explore how …. Continue reading

Online Submission Using ASSIST Now an Option for R03 and R21 Applications

If you’re applying for an NIH Small Research Grant (R03) or Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), you now have a new application submission option. You can continue using downloadable forms from Grants.gov or using one of the system-to-system submission systems used in some institutions, or you can now use ASSIST, NIH’s online system for application preparation and submission. …. Continue reading

February Application Due Date Changes to Accommodate System Upgrades

Grants.gov – the portal for grants submission across all Federal agencies, including NIH – is planning an upgrade to support the use of special characters, such as Greek symbols, in free-text fields such as project titles. To make this upgrade, Grants.gov will be down over the Presidents Day weekend from Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM ET to Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET. …. Continue reading