Application and award summary data for fiscal year 2014 are now available in the NIH Data Book. These data are of particular interest for all of us this year, considering the historic low of the success rate last year, and the reduction of NIH’s budget in fiscal year 2013, due to sequestration. For this reason, in the table below, we include both FY2013 and FY 2012 data for comparison purposes. …. Continue reading
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). If a grant application due date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
No, applicants can use the “et al.” convention in place of listing all authors in a citation.
In 2015, applicants will have more submission options as ASSIST joins Grants.gov downloadable Adobe forms and system-to-system solutions as viable ways to submit grant applications to NIH. …. Continue reading
When submitting a resubmission application (“A1”), you should respond as thoroughly as possible to all of the reviewers’ comments in the “Introduction” attachment found on the PHS 398 Research Plan or equivalent form (i.e., PHS 398 Training Program Plan, PHS … Continue reading
NIH expects applications to be submitted on-time. On those rare occasions when on-time submission isn’t possible (e.g., sudden severe illness of the PD/PI or the PD/PI’s immediate family member), NIH has a late policy that was just simplified to be more consistent across program announcements and requests for applications. …. Continue reading
Earlier this month, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) made several resources available to provide researchers and administrators with federal perspectives on the oversight of research involving animal models. In early December, OLAW and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Care (AC) division published announcements …. Continue reading
NIH’s standard due dates for the small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer research (STTR) programs are changing. These changes are in response to…. Continue reading
We’ve received some questions about shipment and receipt of biological samples, particularly in the context of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa; for example, whether grantees can accept biological materials from Africa, and whether NIH has in place any requirements for transporting such research materials. In light of these incoming questions, I think this is a good time to remind you that a number of regulations are in place to ensure …. Continue reading
I’m at the December Advisory Council to the Director (ACD) meeting today and tomorrow. Several updates and reports from ACD working groups are on the agenda.
Today, we’ll discuss the whirlwind of activities that NIH and HHS have been involved in related to the 2014 Ebola crisis, and we’ll hear updates on peer review evaluation and workforce diversity efforts. I’ll also be co-presenting with Dr. Sherry Mills, director of the Office of Extramural Programs within OER, and co-chair of the ACD’s Physician-Scientist Workforce working group. …. Continue reading