May 9, 2023
We often recommend the NIH RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) site to applicants & awardees because it publicly provides reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. But there are also other federal databases available to learn more about funding at NIH and other federal agencies.
May 1, 2023
It can be very helpful to tap NIH-funded researchers at your own institution to provide feedback on your application or to serve as mentors. NIH RePORTER is a super easy way to identify NIH-funded investigators at your institution (or elsewhere) who may be willing to help.
April 11, 2023
Have questions about funding opportunities, developing an application, or managing a grant award? Unsure who to contact for help? Don’t be scared to reach out to NIH staff!
March 20, 2023
The Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan and Resource Sharing Plan are separate attachments that may be required for your application. One does not necessarily replace the other. Read on to learn more.
March 16, 2023
Are you proposing to use key biological and/or chemical resources like cell lines, specialty chemicals, antibodies, or other biologics in your application? Learn more about authentication plans.
March 3, 2023
Did you know there’s a tool to help you find relevant study sections for your grant application? The Assisted Referral Tool (ART) was developed by the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) to recommend potentially appropriate study sections using text from your application.
February 13, 2023
While we may not be able to help you look for love, we do have a tool that can help you find the perfect match at NIH for your research.
February 7, 2023
Our eRA Systems (e.g., ASSIST, eRA Commons) perform several business rule validations to support our Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy implementation. The validations ensure the DMS Plan, associated budget line item, and budget justification are included when the DMS Policy applies and are not included when it doesn’t.
January 11, 2023
Many NIH funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) have multiple due dates each year for up to three years. A lot can change over three years, so revisit your FOA within 30 days of your due date (pay extra attention to the Related Notices section) and you can ensure you are aware of the latest requirements before finalizing and submitting your application.
December 9, 2022
Most applicants are very good at reading the funding opportunity announcement description to ensure a good topic fit, but let’s look at a few less obvious items that are often overlooked.