Center for Scientific Review 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

September 22, 2022

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.

2022-2023 Virtual NIH Grants Conference and PreCon Events: New Name! New Approach! Deeper Dive!

August 8, 2022

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!

More Early-Stage Investigators Supported in FY 2021

July 18, 2022

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.

Introducing Ericka Boone, the New Director of the Biomedical Research Workforce Division

June 30, 2022

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.