Unless the funding opportunity announcement instructs otherwise, the page limit is 6 pages for Letters of Support from collaborators, contributors, and consultants in addition to the 6 pages allowed for the Statements of the Mentor and Co-Mentor(s).
How Should I Determine Requested Salary in My Application when the Legislatively Mandated Salary Cap is a Factor in the Calculation?
When preparing an application with a detailed budget, requested salaries should be determined based on actual, institutional base salaries, and ….
Applicants can now quickly zero in on grant application due dates for specific mechanisms (activity codes) using a new filter feature on the Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications table. ….
Although it may be tempting to use a form you have previously downloaded to apply for an NIH grant, don’t! When NIH reissues funding opportunity announcements, you must use the most recent forms associated with those announcements for us to be able to receive your application submission. ….
NIH sends out a “Welcome Wagon” letter to new (first-time) grantee organizations, providing important information critical to the successful administration and fiscal management of NIH awards. ….
If you’re new to using the eRA Commons to check the status of your applications, be sure to take a look at our new tutorial series!
Since the last time I’ve written about our small business research programs, there have been a lot of important changes as a result of the Congressional reauthorization that mandated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding requirements through fiscal year 2017. …. We have been working diligently alongside the Small Business Administration to put these changes into effect for NIH, as described on the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011: NIH Implementation of Key Changes website. As the 2014 HHS-wide SBIR and STTR Omnibus solicitations were announced last week, I thought it would be good to highlight some of these important reforms. ….
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, February 17, 2014 (Washington’s Birthday). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
In February last year I blogged about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s request for comments on proposed federal grant policy reforms. These policies, contained in multiple documents known as circulars, contain Fed-wide regulations on spending, not just for research grants. Many grantees and stakeholder organizations came forth and contributed comments. This information was taken into account by OMB to bring a number of these changes into fruition. The new guidance, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards”, was announced by OMB in December as one consolidated omnicircular. Here are just a few highlights:
I’m pleased to announce that the NIH Data Book has been updated with statistics of fiscal year 2013 grant funding. There is much to look at throughout the Data Book so I encourage each of you to do so, but let me just highlight some notable trends. Application success rates, as I blogged about in December, declined in 2013 to a historic low. ….