Unless the Funding Opportunity Announcement instructs otherwise, the appendix does not have a page limit. However, we do limit the number of PDF attachments to 10. If you need more than 10 appendix attachments, then the remaining information should be combined in attachment #10. We also limit what may be included in the appendix. For … Continue reading “Does the Appendix Have a Page Limit?”
OER Director Dr. Sally Rockey recently chatted with the editors of Peer Review Notes, a monthly publication of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, to discuss how NIH can encourage innovative research.
First, you need to check the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). If the budget format is not mentioned in the FOA, then you need to review the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide’s Section 4.6 “Selecting the Appropriate Budget Component” (p. I-73). Factors to consider in selecting the appropriate budget component include: activity code application’s annual direct costs whether the applicant organization is domestic or … Continue reading “How Do I Know Which Budget Format to Use?”
In an effort to balance rapid changes in technology and fair standards across applicants, the NIH is revising the policy and guidelines for investigators contemplating the submission of non-traditional application materials, such as videos, devices, or other media.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed November 22 (Thursday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
We all know postdocs don’t spend every moment at the bench. I think everyone would agree that attending a professional meeting and presenting research results is a critical part of a postdoc’s expected responsibilities. However, lately we’ve had a number of inquiries about which activities postdoctoral fellows are allowed to perform as part of their official duties supported by NIH grants.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed November 12 (Monday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
Developing ways to support early career researchers has been a key goal at NIH for many years. As I’ve discussed here in the past, we have a commitment to support new investigators as they become independent scientists. But there are multiple ways NIH supports people as they transition through the various stages of their research career.
As you know, the new fiscal year for government spending (FY 2013) began on October 1. In order to continue operations in the absence of a FY2013 budget appropriation, President Obama signed a continuing resolution (CR) on September 28, 2012 that applies the terms of the fiscal year 2012 budget appropriations through March 27, 2013.
In a classic scene from Seinfeld, Kramer imitates Moviefone’s automated phone service prompts but becomes confused and abandons the script, asking the caller instead “Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you’ve selected?”