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December 1, 2021

In their 2014 report, the Advisory Committee to the Director recommended that NIH sustain support for training of dual-degree (M.D./Ph.D.) physician scientists. As part of our ongoing efforts, we wanted to assess the success of those trainees over time.

November 18, 2021

The R01 (or R01-equivalent) grant has traditionally been a critical component to the launch of one’s research career. A number of academic leaders have described and expressed concerns about the age at which scientists are first supported on an R01 award (“age at first R01”). The biomedical research workforce is aging over the past several decades due to demographic trends and the end of mandatory retirement in academia. Here we present data from fiscal years 1995 to 2020 on age at first R01-equivalent grant.

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November 18, 2021

Hopefully, you’ve seen our notices, tweets, and previous Nexus posts regarding our pending transition to an updated set of grant application forms we refer to as FORMS-G. If so, you already know that you must use FORMS-G forms for grant application due dates on or after January 25, 2022 and FORMS-F for due dates on or before January 24, 2022. You might have even started preparing your FORMS-G application. Here are a few updates and tips to help navigate the transition.

November 9, 2021

Enhanced checks on non-compliance with clinical trial registration and reporting came into effect in eRA’s Human Subjects System on October 1 that could delay your RPPR submission if you are late on either front.

October 28, 2021

The NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration officially begins Monday, Nov. 1 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 4. Now is the time to start planning how you will make the most of the seminar! There’s still time to register before the seminar begins, and the site is now open for registrants to explore beforehand.