Last week I was in Weston, Florida participating in our second and final NIH Regional Seminar of this year. Our seminars draw approximately 500 individuals who, with the help of approximately 35 NIH and HHS staff members, learn how to apply for and manage NIH grants. This year we began tweeting live from the seminars our favorite tips, and some of you followed along. For those of you who missed the tweets, here are some of my favorites.
- RFAs usually don’t come out until we have a NIH budget. So pay attention to NIH guide.
- Subscribe to the NIH Guide. Best way to find out about programs and policies. You’ll get it every Friday. http://t.co/NYzQvyf
- Success rates are at 20% but pay lines at an institute may be lower. Understand the difference.
- Thinking about applying for a R21? Think about applying for a R01 instead if you are ready. R01 has higher success rate.
- Some ICs have paylines for early stage investigators and assistance for new investigators at first renewal stage See IC funding strategies.
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare has many outreach efforts. See http://t.co/6g1wsop
- Loan repayment is available to help pay back advanced educational debt in biomedical sciences. www.lrp.nih.gov
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