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 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 – 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, 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

New Biosketch Format Available in SciENcv

The latest release of Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) allows you to create a biosketch in the new NIH format and has addressed some of the issues users had been reporting. The SciENcv system allows you to enter or import your biographical data once, then convert it into a format that can be used when submitting NIH or NSF grant applications. The NIH National Library of Medicine recently published a technical bulletin to help …. Continue reading

Make Plans to Attend the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration

Are you new to working with the NIH application and award process and want to learn more? Do you want to hear the latest updates on the NIH grants policy and processes? Then the wait is over! Registration is now open for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, May 6-8. …. Continue reading

New Podcast on Education Requirements for Human Subjects Protection

All About Grants is back on the air with a new podcast on the education requirements for researchers working on studies that involve human subjects. Dr. Ann Hardy, the NIH Extramural Human Research Protections Officer, talks about what NIH’s education requirements are, why they exist, how you can fulfill them, and where to find related information and resources…. Continue reading