Get Ready for the 2016 NIH Regional Seminars!

November 30, 2015

The National Institutes of Health is excited to announce that there will be two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016! If you are new to the NIH grants process, then you will not want to miss attending one of these opportunities. …..

Common Rule Comment Period Extended

November 24, 2015

HHS announced that the comment period for the Common Rule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRN) has been extended to January 6, 2016 in response to a community request for more time to review the proposed rule.

Application Tips: What Staff Check After Submission that Systems Can’t

November 24, 2015

You may be familiar with the top ten tips for smoothly getting your application through electronic application submission systems (if not, watch this video!). Are you familiar, however, with what NIH staff looks for in applications so that they can be sent to the NIH Center for Scientific Review division of receipt and referral?
The latest issue of eRA’s NIH eSubmission Items of Interest highlights some of the questions staff ask, before referring applications for processing. These include: ….

How Would You Address Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce?

November 24, 2015

As part of a wider initiative to shape the future direction of research training for the biomedical workforce as a whole, we at the NIH are actively pursuing ways to examine the physician-scientist workforce and to optimize training for clinicians seeking research careers. Physician-scientists face some challenges and career transition pathways unique to being in a clinical career track, hence the need for a specific focus on this workforce.

Fellowship Grant Applicants Can Now Apply Using ASSIST

November 19, 2015

Fellowship applicants can continue to download forms from and work on them offline, or use one of the system-to-system submission systems used by some research institutions, but now you can also use ASSIST, NIH’s online system for application preparation and submission of your fellowship application.

An Opportunity to Collaborate and Use the Unique Resources of the NIH Clinical Center

November 18, 2015

Three years ago, NIH created a program to enable extramural researchers to collaborate with our intramural scientists and use the exceptional resources of the NIH Clinical Center. Since then, 20 awards have been made to support projects of significant breadth, such as a trial for treatment of relapsed leukemia; a malaria vaccine trial; and a trial testing a new cardiac catheter. This is the fourth year that NIH has issued this funding opportunity. The December 15 pre-application deadline is approaching, and I wanted to remind you what this program offers. ….