Earlier this year, we posted a blog about inequalities in Research Project Grant (RPG) support for extramural principal investigators (PIs). Many comments to that post requested data on time-related trends of number of RPGs supporting individual PIs.
The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) announce the release of the CSR 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. CSR is entrusted with most of the peer review that enables NIH to support a broad range of biomedical research. Our primary goal, to ensure that peer review identifies the strongest, most promising science, depends upon an evaluation process that is fair, independent, expert, timely and free from inappropriate influences.
In response to the OIG recommendations, we are reminding grant applicants and recipients again today of NIH’s Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) and Other Support grant requirements. We encourage all those involved in the NIH grants process to review this information carefully to ensure compliance.
We are seeing a number of cases of uncivil behavior coming from individuals outside of NIH, directed at NIH staff.
As we approach September, the next NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is upon us.
Preliminary Data on Childcare Cost Support for National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows
In April 2021, recognizing the high cost of childcare, NIH began allowing recipients of full-time National Research Service Awards (NRSA) fellowships to request support for childcare costs.
If you have followed my blogs through the years, you know I am a huge fan of an NIH event focused on bringing the extramural research community together with NIH experts to share knowledge, perspectives, guidance, and resources on the NIH grants process and policies. This year, we thought participants would appreciate the opportunity to get the content over a longer period, allowing time for the information to digest. Register today!
As we work towards the January 25, 2023 effective date of the new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, we continue to develop resources and implementation information to help the community prepare. We will be supporting you with additional resources and guidance through the change.
Last summer, we reported that in fiscal year 2020 NIH supported 1,412 early-stage investigators (ESIs) as first-time Principal Investigators on R01-equivalent awards. This all-time high was seen after several years of steady growth in the number of ESIs supported since implementing NIH’s Next Generation Researchers Initiative five years ago. Today, we take a look specifically at how ESIs and other targeted groups fared last fiscal year.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ericka Boone as the new director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) in the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER), and I am thrilled she agreed to take on this role, given her background, interest, passions, and work ethic. Read on to learn more about Ericka.