Have These Posts Delivered to Your Email As Soon As They Go Live!

June 30, 2016

We’ve added the option for you have all NIH Extramural Nexus posts, including Open Mike blog posts, to be delivered straight to your email, as soon as they come out. On our “subscribe” page, we’ve added information in the sidebar for subscribing to real-time email delivery. You can also continue receiving these posts in a once-a-month email digest, or use one of our RSS feeds in your feed reader of choice. Additionally, you now have the option to be notified about followup comments ….

Super Summer Savings – NIH Regional Seminar Early Bird Rate Extended to July 15!

June 30, 2016

’s a super summer surprise… NIH is extending its early registration until Monday, July 15 for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Chicago, IL (Oct. 26-28). Registering now for the Early Bird Rate will save you $30! This is the 2nd and final NIH Regional Seminar of 2016, so if you or your staff are new to working with NIH grants, then this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed! ….

How Are You Doing with Those Grant Submission New Year’s Resolutions?

June 30, 2016

Back in January we talked about whether there is an advantage to working up to the last minute and submitting your grant application on the deadline. From the perspective of review outcomes, there was no advantage. In fact, applications submitted at the last minute seemed somewhat less likely to be discussed. Need another reason to apply early (by early we mean days, not hours, before a deadline)? We still see applications that fail ….

Why Did I Receive a Phone Call Saying that I Won a Grant?

June 29, 2016

We’ve recently received an uptick of phone calls and emails from members of the public who received a call that they won a grant from NIH to pay for student loans, or as an award. No federal government grant-making agency will make phone calls or send emails or letters to solicit money or personal banking information from a potential grant recipient. While we know that you in the research community know that it requires an application to receive a grant, we feel it is very important to spread the word on how to identify these scams, and how to report them. ….

Interested in Small Business Research Funding? Register Now for the HHS SBIR/STTR Conference in Orlando!

June 28, 2016

Need funding for your health or medical technology idea? Considering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as a source of support? Join us for the 18th annual Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) SBIR/STTR conference! This year’s conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on November 15 – 17, 2016. A draft of the agenda and registration information is now available online. Register soon to ….

Revised NIH Parental Leave Policy for NRSA Recipients

June 27, 2016

All trainees and fellows supported by Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) are now able to continue receiving stipends while taking parental leave. Stipends can be provided for up to 60 calendar days (or 8 work weeks) of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of each child. ….