You may have noticed a growing trend at NIH to issue notices that highlight scientific areas of special interest. NIH Institutes and Centers have been increasingly using this approach as an alternative to issuing or reissuing program announcements.
Effective for due dates January 25, 2019 or later, keep in mind the following changes to your applications and progress reports.
The NIH Center for Scientific Review and National Institute of Mental Health will no longer offer a special deadline for new investigator resubmission applications. This change goes into effect starting with R01 applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019.
For your convenience, here is a roundup of recently announced changes impacting grant application submission for due dates on or after January 25, 2019.
NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
NIH has issued initial guidance on the implementation of the Revised Common Rule NOT-OD-19-050. The effective date for the amended regulation is January 21, 2019. It applies to studies initiated on or after this date, and ongoing studies that voluntarily transitioned to the Revised Common Rule, including those that implemented the three burden-reducing provisions during the delay period (July 19, 2018 through January 20, 2019).
FY 2019 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees, and Other Budgetary Levels
Looking for the latest on Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend levels, tuition/fees, and training related expenses? Check out the recent NIH Guide Notice.
NIH issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2019 including the following new policies on funding levels, salary limits, and stipend levels.
NIH issued a notice detailing statutory provisions that limit or condition the use of funds on NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards for FY 2019.
New Application Requirements for Institutional Training Grants: Letter of Institutional Commitment to Harassment and Discrimination Protections
NIH takes the issue of sexual harassment and discrimination very seriously. As such, beginning with applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019, institutional training grant applications (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4) must include a letter that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices.
We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are provided in grant applications, grantee officials may want to make changes in how that information is reflected in NIH systems.