NIH Natural Disaster Policy Reminder – Hurricane Laura

If your institution closes due to severe weather or other natural disasters, NIH has policies in place to help your research to continue. We recently published an NIH Guide Notice that reminds those impacted by Hurricane Laura about the flexibilities for application and report submission provided by these policies. Continue reading

NIH Natural Disaster Policy Reminder – Hurricane Isaias, Derecho

If your institution closes due to severe weather or other natural disasters, NIH has policies in place to help your research to continue. We recently published an NIH Guide Notice that reminds those impacted by Hurricane Isaias and the recent midwest derecho about the flexibilities for application and report submission provided by these policies. Continue reading

NIH Will Continue to Accept Preliminary Data as Post-Submission Material Through May 2021 Council

The ability to submit preliminary data as post-submission materials for applications submitted for the January 2021 council (NOT-OD-20-123) has been extended to apply to the May 2021 council (NOT-OD-20-163). This is a temporary flexibility due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH will be providing up to a two-receipt cycle extension (roughly eight additional months) of eligibility for prospective applicants meeting the requirements for submission of a K99/R00 application from the June/July 2020 … Continue reading

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research Now Available

The NIH-Wide COVID-19 Strategic Plan, released on July 13, 2020, provides a framework describing how NIH is accelerating the development of therapeutic interventions, vaccines, and diagnostics in response to the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic. It describes how NIH is rapidly mobilizing the biomedical research community, such as through establishing new programs that leverage existing resources, to lead a swift, coordinated research response. Continue reading

Requirement for Electronic Submission of All Administrative Supplements

We just announced three important updates to our administrative supplement submission policies: effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically; and effective July 25, 2020, all supplement applications to existing single and multi-project awards must be submitted electronically and the streamlined submission method through the eRA Commons will be discontinued and replaced. Continue reading

Is Your Application Responsive to the Goals of Your Selected Opportunity?

NIH just announced that, like Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations (PARs) and Program Announcements with set-aside funds (PASs) may now include criteria that would make an application non-responsive (i.e., outside the scope of the PAR/PAS). Continue reading

Upcoming Mandatory Submission of the Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System Beginning January 1, 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, respective to NIH grant awards that require submission of an FFR, NIH grant recipients will be required to submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System (PMS) as opposed to the eRA Commons/FFR Module. Continue reading