Some NIH programs, such as fellowship and mentored career development awards, require the submission of reference letters. PIs designate 3-5 referees to submit letters directly through eRA Commons that are then linked to their submitted applications. The eRA Commons screens for submitting reference letters were recently updated to enhance user experience, security, and stability. Since many of our resources were updated to reflect the new link used for submitting a reference letter, we thought a resource roundup was in order.
Did you miss our webinar designed for institutions with little NIH research support? The recording is available now!
Over 15,000 individuals from across the globe joined us for the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Whether you attended the event or not, you are still able to view the session recordings and access the many resources the seminar had to offer. Spread the word!
NIH’s SEED (Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development) Office has launched a new website, a one-stop-shop for Small Business Program (SBIR/STTR) and academic entrepreneurship resources from across the NIH.
Enhanced checks on non-compliance with clinical trial registration and reporting came into effect in eRA’s Human Subjects System on October 1 that could delay your RPPR submission if you are late on either front.
The NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration officially begins Monday, Nov. 1 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 4. Now is the time to start planning how you will make the most of the seminar! There’s still time to register before the seminar begins, and the site is now open for registrants to explore beforehand.
Reminder: NIH Encourages Applications Supporting Individuals From Underrepresented Ethnic and Racial Groups as Well as Individuals With Disabilities
In this notice, NIH reaffirms its commitment to supporting a sustainable and diverse biomedical research workforce. Diversity within the NIH-supported scientific workforce fosters innovation, enhances global competitiveness, improves the quality of research and research outcomes.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and Thursday, November 25, 2021 for the federal holidays (Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day). If a grant application due date falls on a federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
The revised Common Rule identifies certain public health surveillance activities as being excluded from applicability of the Common Rule. Although we anticipate that the determination of NIH-funded research qualifying as a public health surveillance activity will be extremely rare, NIH will have a process for requesting use of this exclusion.
Two NIH program officers join us in this NIH All About Grants podcast to discuss what should be considered when deciding whether or not to resubmit an application.