Apply For an NIH Director's Award

Apply now for the 2011 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Projects, Pioneer, and New Innovator Award programs. Applications are due in September and October. These programs support exceptionally creative scientists who take highly innovative, potentially high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

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Stepping Up Compliance

The NIH shares grants compliance and oversight responsibilities with our grantee institutions, and we reach out to them to increase awareness and understanding of the applicable policies and regulations. We have recently added several new staff members to our Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight and are looking forward to strengthening this partnership to ensure efficient and effective management of Federal funds.

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Importance of Communicating Research Value in Your Application

Application titles, abstracts and statements of public health relevance that are part of your application are read by reviewers, program officers and other NIH staff, but once funded, this information is also available to the public via NIH’s RePORTER website. It is essential that the public is able to learn about the research projects in which our nation is investing. The extramural community has a responsibility to clearly communicate the intent and value of their research to all those interested in learning more–Congress, the public, administrators, and scientists. Take every opportunity to tell people what you do, why you do it, and why they should care.

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