Principal Investigators, Delegate!

March 12, 2018

Did you know that the eRA Commons allows principal investigators the ability to grant permission to have others at their institution help with some grants administration tasks?  You might want to consider whether delegating any or all of the following tasks is right for you…

May I Submit Citations of Newly-received Issued Patents Relevant to My Application as Post-submission Materials?

March 2, 2018

Yes. Citations of newly-received issued patents are allowable post-submission materials, because issuance of the patent is not in the control of the investigator. A citation of a patent must include the names of the inventors, patent title, issued patent number (including country designation, e.g, US for USA), filing date, and the date the patent was issued: … Continue reading “May I Submit Citations of Newly-received Issued Patents Relevant to My Application as Post-submission Materials?”

Potential Delays to NIH Awards in May 2015

April 30, 2015

Due to software upgrades that impact NIH’s accounting and business systems, NIH’s ability to issue competing and non-competing awards may be delayed from May 19, 2015 until June 3, 2015. While many systems will remain accessible …. Downtime Means Adjusted December Due Dates

November 30, 2013 – the portal for grants submission across all Federal agencies, including NIH – is ready for a scheduled tune-up, and will be taken offline December 6 through December 9 for maintenance. As announced in an NIH Guide Notice earlier this month, NIH is adjusting due dates as follows: Funding Opportunity Original Due Date New Due … Continue reading “ Downtime Means Adjusted December Due Dates”

October 1, 2013

Due to a lapse in government funding, new posts and responses may not originate from this account until appropriations are enacted. If you are a grantee or a grant applicant looking for guidance, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-126 at Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at

Do More Applications Mean More Awards?

August 29, 2012

In an earlier post we examined the number of competing applications for investigator-initiated research project grants (RPGs) over time and found that, in the past decade or so, most of the increase in submitted applications is due to more applicants rather than more applications per investigator.

Help Make the Nexus Better

January 18, 2011

We want the Nexus to be a two-way conversation. We are listening, so please let us know what you are thinking. Do you like the new format? Are there technical issues you are having? Are there any topics we are not addressing that you would like to hear about?