Take A Look At Our New Application Instructions

Reading and following application instructions is key to a smooth application submission process. This is why we’re continually seeking to make it easier for you to find and understand the information you need. If you take a look at the December release of our application guide, you will see that we’ve worked really hard to simplify the language and presentation of our application instructions.
A recent Guide notice highlights our changes: …. Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPRs) in Use in 2017

Those of you who have been working in the NIH grants world for several years may remember that NIH’s use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) comes from a federal government-wide transition to a standard reporting format for all federally-funded research projects and research-related activities. As of January 1, 2017, that transition nears completion at NIH. The Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final-RPPR or F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout on or after January 1, 2017. Generally, the F-RPPR format will be the same as the current interim/annual RPPR, making it easier for you to navigate and complete….. Continue reading

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New Application Instructions and Important Reminders for Appendix Sections and Post-submission Materials

As you’re preparing your application for due dates on or after January 25, 2017, be sure to consult the recently updated NIH application guide, which reflects two important changes in our submission guidelines.
As announced earlier this year, you may only include certain materials as an appendix to your application. The only materials that will be accepted in the appendix section are: …. Continue reading

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Update Your Web Browser by Nov. 30 to Continue Using eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR & iEdison

eRA is strengthening the security of its modules on November 30 by moving to the ‘https only’ secure connection for websites, as mandated for all federal agencies. With the implementation of this security protocol, older internet browsers may not work, and you may need to update your browser to access any eRA module, including eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR and iEdison. …. Continue reading

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New eRA Commons Option for Prior Approval of Applications Requesting $500,000 or More in Direct Costs

It is a longstanding NIH policy that a principal investigator needs to seek prior approval from NIH before submitting a grant application with direct costs of $500,000 or more for a single budget year. You now have the option to electronically submit these prior approval requests through eRA Commons …. Continue reading

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Give NIH Your Feedback on Improving Diversity in its SBIR/STTR Programs

NIH is committed to improving the participation of all people in our small business research SBIR & STTR programs. One of the goals of the SBIR and STTR programs is to encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDB) and women-owned small businesses (WOSB) …. NIH has issued a request for information (NOT-OD-17-008) to better understand the barriers that prevent SBIR/STTR awardees from participating in the existing diversity supplement program, and to inform its consideration of developing a new diversity supplement …. Continue reading

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Reminder to Review Accuracy of Your Institution’s Grant Award Data before October 13

As we turn the corner toward the end of the fiscal year, we’d like to remind research institution officials to review whether your awarded grants are accurately assigned to the correct department /school within eRA Commons. This ensures that the grants are reported correctly in tools like RePORT for year-end reporting, and displayed under the right division/school in eRA Commons. On October 13, data for the government’s fiscal year will be frozen, ….. Continue reading

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NIH Loan Payment Programs (LRPs) Accepting Applications Sept. 1 – Nov. 15

The pursuit of academic research career can be a challenge, especially when faced with high levels of student loan debt. The escalating costs of advanced education and training are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. In exchange for a commitment to conduct biomedical or behavioral research, the NIH will repay up to $70,000 of student loan debt (over two years) per two-year contract through the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

If you are a qualified health professional who agrees to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for at least 20 hours per week at a nonprofit institution, you may be eligible to apply to the one of the five extramural LRPs: ….. Continue reading

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