Animal Oversight Changes for Institutions Receiving National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding

In August, NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced an agreement to harmonize oversight of the welfare of animals used in NSF-supported research activities, and to reduce regulatory burden to grantee institutions. As of October 1, 2015, institutions receiving NSF funding will need to: 1. include NSF-supported activities with …. Continue reading

Reminder: NIH Regional Seminar in San Diego, October 14-16, 2015

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities at this year’s final NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration:

About 45 NIH grants, review, policy and program officials are excited to meet you and share their expertise on the application process, peer review, and award management.
A redesigned track for new investigators provides step-by-step guidance on navigating NIH programs to advance your career.
15 minute meetings to chat 1:1 with NIH & HHS faculty during the Meet the Experts sessions (meet with one …. Continue reading

Reminder of Requirements Regarding Human Fetal Tissue Used in Research

NIH reminds all grantees and contractors that research involving human fetal tissue must be conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, including the NIH Grants Policy Statement. For more information, see Notice NOT-OD-15-143 published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Continue reading

September SBIR/STTR Due Date Reminder

The standard due dates for applications to HHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are now September 5, January 5, and April 5.

Since September 5, 2015 is on a Saturday, and Monday, September 7, 2015 is a federal holiday, the due date will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015, per NIH’s submission policies. NIH and NIH’s help desks will be closed on the federal holiday, so as always we encourage you to submit early! Continue reading

PMID vs PMCID: What’s the Difference?

PubMed is an index of the biomedical literature. A PMID, also known as the PubMed reference number, is a number assigned by the NIH National Library of Medicine to papers indexed in PubMed. PubMed Central is an archive of full-text journal articles. The National Library of Medicine assigns a PMCID, also known as a PMC Identifier, to each full-text paper in PubMed Central.

To comply with the public access policy, anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include a PMCID when …. Continue reading

Help Us Help You!

Understanding what you need to know and do to apply for a grant can be a challenge. NIH’s application instruction guide is long, with lots of background information that you may only occasionally need. On top of that, funding opportunity announcements have instructions that often add to those in the application instruction guide. …. Continue reading