In the rapidly evolving world of modern medicine, it is important that the transition of basic scientific discoveries into new medical treatments takes place with both precision and speed.
NIH’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs – which I’ve discussed a few times on the blog before – are a key part of NIH’s translational research portfolio. …. Continue reading
Happy 2015! Just a quick blog to let you know that last week, NIH announced policies for fiscal operations for fiscal year (FY) 2015, implementing the 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Obama on December 16, 2014. NIH has a budget of $30.31 billion, an increase of approximately $240 million over the FY 2014 final budget allocations of $30.07 billion. We also announced the stipend levels for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA), and salary limits …. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland – May 6-8, 2015. …. Continue reading
Application and award summary data for fiscal year 2014 are now available in the NIH Data Book. These data are of particular interest for all of us this year, considering the historic low of the success rate last year, and the reduction of NIH’s budget in fiscal year 2013, due to sequestration. For this reason, in the table below, we include both FY2013 and FY 2012 data for comparison purposes. …. Continue reading
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). If a grant application due date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
No, applicants can use the “et al.” convention in place of listing all authors in a citation.
In 2015, applicants will have more submission options as ASSIST joins Grants.gov downloadable Adobe forms and system-to-system solutions as viable ways to submit grant applications to NIH. …. Continue reading
When submitting a resubmission application (“A1”), you should respond as thoroughly as possible to all of the reviewers’ comments in the “Introduction” attachment found on the PHS 398 Research Plan or equivalent form (i.e., PHS 398 Training Program Plan, PHS … Continue reading
NIH expects applications to be submitted on-time. On those rare occasions when on-time submission isn’t possible (e.g., sudden severe illness of the PD/PI or the PD/PI’s immediate family member), NIH has a late policy that was just simplified to be more consistent across program announcements and requests for applications. …. Continue reading
Earlier this month, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) made several resources available to provide researchers and administrators with federal perspectives on the oversight of research involving animal models. In early December, OLAW and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Care (AC) division published announcements …. Continue reading