Who Ya Gonna Call… At NIH?

April 30, 2013

We’ve just released two more All About Grants podcasts to help you learn more about the roles of NIH extramural staff, and who you should talk to for help at different stages of the grants award and application process. ….

Progress Reporting Changes Begin this Month

April 29, 2013

NIH grantees with Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards are now required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons Module, for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013 ….

Save the Date: 15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference – Oct. 28-30, 2013

April 27, 2013

Thinking about applying to the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Research programs? Or are you a current grantee looking for more information and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses and NIH staff?

More on More Applicants

April 26, 2013

Last August, I wrote on the number of investigators applying for NIH grants. Several readers correctly noted that the increase we showed in the number of applicants was based on the number of investigators submitting at least one application in a given year (rather than, say, all investigators “in the system”). ….

Learn More About the Principles of Peer Review

April 26, 2013

Whether you want to gain more familiarity with the NIH peer review process, or are looking for a comprehensive description of the purpose, principles, and core values of peer review, a new NIH report, “NIH Peer Review: Grants and Cooperative Agreements,” is for you. ….

Making the Link with RePORT

April 26, 2013

Have you seen that researchers can add links that are associated with their name in RePORTER to their faculty page, professional profile, biosketch, or lab website, whenever their name appears allowing others to learn more about their research? …. Now, institutions can add these links in RePORTER for all of their research investigators at once by providing them in bulk format. ….

Join Me at the NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore

April 19, 2013

Those of you new to Rock Talk and working with NIH – or maybe just in need of a brush up on NIH funding and related topics – might want to join me in Baltimore (home of this year’s Superbowl champions – go Ravens!) for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. ….

Additional Support for Sandy-affected Grantees

April 15, 2013

It’s been a little over six months since Hurricane Sandy, and many NIH grantees are still experiencing the effects of this major disaster. About a month after the storm I traveled to NYU, once with members of my staff, and again with NIH director Francis Collins to survey the damage. As Francis described on his blog, the amount of damage we saw was truly devastating. ….