Nexus February 2012
Dr. Sally Rockey

Rock Talk

OMB Asks for Comments on Potential Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

The Office of Management and Budget just published a notice in the Federal Register asking for public comment on potential reforms to federal grant policies contained in OMB circulars such as A-21, A-133, and A-122. Continue reading

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How Much Does NIH Fund for a Specific Research Category?

We get questions all the time about how much we spend on a variety of diseases and conditions—breast cancer research, Alzheimer’s disease, or childhood leukemia to name a few. Luckily, there is an easy way to find out. Continue reading

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President’s 2013 Budget and NIH Research Grants

As you may know, the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2013 was released on Monday. The request for the NIH is $30.86B, the same overall level as fiscal year 2012. Continue reading

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Age Distribution of NIH Principal Investigators and Medical School Faculty

Recently we explored the increase in average age of new investigators. While that average age has remained relatively constant over the past ten years, we are seeing something different in our entire pool of principal investigators (PIs). Continue reading

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Our Commitment to Supporting the Next Generation

I’ve talked to you over the past year on many aspects of the biomedical research pipeline. But one issue, the plight of the early career researcher has been front and center almost from the first day I joined NIH. Continue reading

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Top Stories

National Women's Health Week May 13-19

At events across the country, National Women’s Health Week raises awareness of manageable steps that women can take to improve their health. Continue reading

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Always There: The Biography of Ruth L. Kirschstein

Recently released, this free e-book chronicles the work of Ruth L. Kirschstein who helped lead NIH through much of the second half of the 20th century. Continue reading

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Time to Rev’ Up for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Indianapolis, IN

Held only twice each year, these seminars provide opportunities to learn about the application process, navigating the peer review process, and managing an award. Continue reading

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What's New on RePORT

Scheduled for release soon is a new user interface for NIH’s RePORT website. Read more for additional recent enhancements. Continue reading

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New Resources

Writing the Vertebrate Animal Section

A helpful, new fact sheet provides an overview of the requirements, as well as a clear explanation of who needs to complete this section. Continue reading

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New Podcast: Submitting Administrative Supplement Requests Electronically

All About Grants logoLearn more about the pilot and the two ways you can submit requests electronically. Continue reading

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Obtaining an Animal Welfare Assurance

A new webpage helps guide you through the process. Continue reading

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New Search Tool Matches Your Research Proposal to Others "Like This"

Using the new “LikeThis” tool in the eRA Commons, you can enter a scientific abstract and get a listing of similar grants and publications. Continue reading

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You Ask, We Answer

Why Isn't the Overall Impact Score the Average of the Criterion Scores?

This is a common question asked by applicants after review. Continue reading

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Is There a Time Limit for Resubmission?

A resubmission must be submitted no later than 37 months after the due date of the initial new, renewal, or revision application. Continue reading

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How Do I Mark Changes in a Resubmission?

Highlight your changes by bracketing, indenting, or changing the font. Continue reading

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