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May 10, 2022

The recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2022 includes “Section 239,” which is a milestone in our efforts to ensure safe working conditions for people engaged in NIH-supported research. The law requires NIH grant recipients to notify us when their senior key personnel are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions. This is a major step in our continued effort to change the culture of harassment in biomedical science.

May 3, 2022

Our annual snapshot of how many researchers NIH supports on research project Grants, R01-equivalent Grants, P01 Grants, and R21 Grants is back.

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May 18, 2022

This is a heads up that since the budget forms (applicable to non-SNAP awards only) will be updated to the new Forms-G version, recipients with in-progress RPPRs will need to redo their budget forms if their RPPR is not submitted by June 22, a day before the release.

May 17, 2022

For applicants preparing applications for the summer 2022 due dates, NIH recently extended the guidance that while grant applications should not include contingency or recovery plans for problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, investigators may address effects due to the pandemic on productivity or other scoreable issues in the personal statement of the biosketch.

May 17, 2022

Active SAM registration is required in order for an organization to apply for grant funding or to receive an NIH award. Organizations that do business with NIH should allow extra time for System for Award Management (SAM) registration and yearly renewals.