NIH to Require the Use of Updated Electronic Grant Application Forms

May 31, 2013

NIH periodically updates the electronic grant application forms used to apply to NIH programs. These updates are necessary in order to remain current with the most recent form sets available through and approved by the Office of Management and Budget. . Our next form update will take place for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2013 ….

Multi-project Applications Go Electronic in September

May 31, 2013

NIH’s goal of accepting all competing grant applications electronically is finally within reach! …. With the experience of piloting five funding opportunities from start to finish, lots of applicant feedback, and numerous system, instruction and process enhancements in place, NIH is ready to move ahead and has announced an adjusted transition schedule ….

I received a request for Just-in-Time (JIT) information. Does this mean my application will be funded?

May 29, 2013

The availability of the Just-In-Time (JIT) link in the eRA Commons or the receipt of an email JIT request should NOT be interpreted as an indicator of award. JIT request e-mails are sent automatically to principal investigators with grant applications receiving an impact score of 40 or less, regardless of the payline of the particular … Continue reading “I received a request for Just-in-Time (JIT) information. Does this mean my application will be funded?”

What Are the NRSA Trainee Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2013?

May 29, 2013

The stipend levels for trainees on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) that were established in fiscal year (FY) 2012 will be continued in FY 2013.  For more information, see these related guide notices: NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2013 (NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-064) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees … Continue reading “What Are the NRSA Trainee Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2013?”

NIH Funds and Lobbying Activities

May 24, 2013

NIH-funded awards are subject to a prohibition on using federal funds for lobbying activities… While these prohibitions have been in place for a long time, we are taking this opportunity to raise the visibility of the topic particularly since we had some changes last year and are often asked about what is and isn’t allowed under the prohibition. ….

May 27, 2013: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

May 22, 2013

NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.