If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4 for a unique opportunity to learn, share and meet virtually with NIH and HHS experts. The NIH is offering a virtual seminar that you won’t want to miss!
Can I Request an Extension to My ESI Period for an Event That Occurred During a Timeframe That Includes a Previous Extension?
Some investigators experience a lapse in their research or research training or experience periods of less than full-time effort during the 10-year ESI period. The NIH considers requests to extend the ESI period for reasons that can include medical concerns, disability, family care, and more. However, the ESI Extension Committee will only consider requests for events that occur within the initial 10 years from receipt of terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later.
Although not required until January 2022, more and more applicants and recipients are following our advice and transitioning now to the updated formats and instructions for biosketch and other support documents. As a result, we’ve received a number of requests for additional clarification to our policies. We’ve updated and added FAQs, posted clarified instructions, and adjusted our other support sample document in response.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, for the federal holiday (Labor Day). Since the September 5th standard due date for SBIR/STTR applications falls on a weekend this year, the due date shifts to the next business day, Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans (BESH) are studies that meet both the federal definition of basic research and the NIH definition of a clinical trial. Looking for more information about what studies fall within the BESH definition and what policies apply? Our latest NIH All About Grants podcast episode will answer these questions and more!
Are you involved in animal programs or working with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)? Check out this webinar, where Drs. Axel Wolff and Ron Banks discuss laws and regulations relevant to providing access to research facilities for service animals.
The NIH Research Enhancement Award (R15) supports small-scale research projects at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support.
Grant applications, Just-in-Time information, and progress reports all require PDF attachments as part of their submissions. Since both people and systems are consumers of the information conveyed through these attachments, we depend on applicants and recipients to follow a set of formatting ground rules that facilitate readability as well as timely and successful system processing.
NIH recently updated its Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system with FY 2020 actual spending data and estimates for FY 2021 and 2022. “Coronaviruses” is a new category as part of this update.
In this NIH All About Grants podcast episode, we virtually sit down with Diane Dean, a senior advisor within the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, and dive into what you should know about financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs).