ARRA Funds Continue To Make a Difference

February 1, 2010

With the one-year anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) approaching, the impact and importance of the recovery act is ever present. The second quarter reporting closed and the NIH released an initial set of recovery act investment reports, the important scientific work being done daily by our grantees continues to impress me.

NIH Releases FY09 Estimates of Funding for Various Diseases, Conditions, and Research Areas

February 1, 2010

This week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released detailed FY2009 funding information for 218 major areas based on the knowledge management and computerized, standardized tools known as the Research, Condition and Disease Categorization process. The RCDC process was initiated at the request of Congress to provide consistent and transparent NIH research funding information.

You Asked, We Answered

February 1, 2010

1) What happens if I inadvertently use the wrong page limits in my application?

2) In my new application, where should I include information about my Preliminary Studies?

3) What is the new requirement for personal statement in the Biosketch?

4) I am eligible for continuous submission and am planning on submitting an R01, R21 or R34 AIDS application. I understand that I may use the old SF 424 (R&R) ADOBE-FORMS-A for submissions on or before February 7, 2010. However, I see that February 7, 2010 is a Sunday. Does this mean that I have until the next business day (Monday, February 8, 2010) to submit using the old forms?

Sign Up Now for the NIH Regional Seminars

February 1, 2010

Exciting learning and networking opportunities await you at the bi-annual NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! If you can’t make it to the April seminar in Philadelphia, consider registering soon for the Portland event in June.

"Overall Impact" is Distinct from the Review Criterion "Significance"

February 1, 2010

After the “Enhancing Peer Review” Guide Notice was published on December 2, 2009 we received many inquiries by NIH staff and the extramural scientific community regarding the distinction between Significance and Overall Impact. To help clarify a working group was created to help provide additional guidance on this issue.

NIH and White House Honor PECASE Recipients

February 1, 2010

Twelve NIH grantees received the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award recognizes some of the finest scientists and engineers in the country.

ExPORTER Now Available

February 1, 2010

Have you been impressed with the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system? Interested in being able to download the entire database so that you may do your own analysis of NIH funding? ExPORTER now allows you to do just that. Available on the Tools catalog on, ExPORTER was created to provide raw data for … Continue reading “ExPORTER Now Available”

IACUC 101 and 201 PLUS Workshops

February 1, 2010

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 through Thursday, February 25, 2010 Location: Crowne Plaza Lafayette, Lafayette, LA The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the New Iberia Research Center will present IACUC 101 and 201 PLUS Workshops on February 24-25 in Lafayette, Louisiana with support from the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), the U.S. … Continue reading “IACUC 101 and 201 PLUS Workshops”

Animal Welfare Online Seminars

February 1, 2010

On March 11, 2010, Ron Banks, DVM, DACLAM, Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance, Duke University, will be the speaker for the OLAW Outreach Program, a free online seminar series: “Physical Plant Issues.” IO Seminar– Noon to 1 p.m. (ET) – This seminar is limited to Institutional Officials (IOs) at PHS Assured institutions. Pre-registration is … Continue reading “Animal Welfare Online Seminars”