January 1, 2014: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

November 30, 2013

NIH (including help desks) will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day).  If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

How Should I Format an NIH Grant Number in my Publications?

November 30, 2013

When citing your NIH grant in your research publications, include the activity code (eg., R01), and two-letter institute code (eg., GM) followed by the serial number (including any including any leading zeros), and leave out any separating spaces or dashes. So, a proper grant number citation would look like this: R01GM987654 Citing the grant number … Continue reading “How Should I Format an NIH Grant Number in my Publications?”

Grants.gov Downtime Means Adjusted December Due Dates

November 30, 2013

Grants.gov – the portal for grants submission across all Federal agencies, including NIH – is ready for a scheduled tune-up, and will be taken offline December 6 through December 9 for maintenance. As announced in an NIH Guide Notice earlier this month, NIH is adjusting due dates as follows: Funding Opportunity Original Due Date New Due … Continue reading “Grants.gov Downtime Means Adjusted December Due Dates”

December 25, 2013: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

November 20, 2013

NIH (including help desks) will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

Dispelling Rumors on NIH Application Limits

November 14, 2013

I have seen the very recent report and follow-on discussions that NIH is considering asking institutions to limit grant applications as a way to control demand. Let me present the facts. You may remember the dialogue we had back in October 2011 on how NIH should manage science in fiscally challenging times. The option of limiting applications was raised at that time but was discarded at the outset and we are not pursuing it now. ….

How Long is an R01?

November 7, 2013

The R01 research project grant is NIH’s mainstay grant mechanism and is used for much of our investigator-initiated research. When talking about about NIH funding, the subject that most often comes up is the R01 and how support for R01s may be changing over time. Recently I received numerous inquiries about whether the duration of the R01 has been shrinking. ….