How Do I Know Which Budget Format to Use?

October 29, 2012

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?”

New Guidance on Submitting Videos as Application Materials

October 26, 2012

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.

Clearing Up Confusion about Postdoc Salaries and Training Activities

October 24, 2012

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 Operating Under a Continuing Resolution through March 27, 2013

October 11, 2012

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.