Register Today for the 15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in South Dakota

Are you a small business that is looking for funding opportunities to support innovative technological research that has high-potential for commercialization? Or a current NIH grantee that is looking for additional information and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, small businesses and NIH staff? If so, be sure to register today for the 15th annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference: “How to Be Competitive in a World of Change: Opportunities through SBIR/STTR Awards” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 28 – 30, 2013 Continue reading

A Webinar to ASSIST You With Electronic Submission of Multi-Project Applications

As announced earlier, NIH will require electronic submission for all P01, P20, P50 and U19 applications intended for due dates on or after September 25, 2013. …. On Tuesday, August 13, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM Eastern time, NIH will hold a webinar to help potential applicants get acquainted with ASSIST, NIH’s system for electronic submission of multi-project applications. …. Continue reading

Individual Development Plans for NIH-supported Trainees

We continue to make progress on implementing the recommendations proposed by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group which studied the biomedical research workforce. We have just posted a Notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts announcing that NIH encourages grantees to develop an institutional policy requiring an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for every graduate student and postdoc supported by any NIH grant, regardless of the type of NIH grant that is used for support. Continue reading

NIH Wants Your Feedback on LGBTI Health Research

n January I blogged about NIH’s support of health research in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities (LGBTI communities). …. NIH continues extensive outreach to identify research priorities and gaps, and opportunities to capitalize on ongoing projects in this field. …. Continue reading