A Blizzard Ate My Application! What Can I Do?

NIH has your back. We have a standing natural disaster policy that can protect you in the event a natural disaster such as a hurricane or blizzard closes your institution close to an application due date. If your institution closes due to an emergency, keeping you from being able to get your application in on time, document the reason in the cover letter of your application. Continue reading

My resubmission of a competing renewal application (Type 2 A1) was not funded. May I submit a new renewal (Type 2 A0)?

No. Only a single resubmission of a competing new, revision, or renewal application (A0) will be accepted. After a resubmission of a competing renewal (Type 2) application that is not funded, a subsequent new renewal (Type 2 A0) application may not be submitted. The next application submitted on this topic should be submitted as a new application (Type 1 A0) on an appropriate due date for new applications (see NOT-OD-18-197 for exceptions). Continue reading

Where Should I Address the Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy in My Application?

Applicants should include a rationale for the age range of study participants and justification for age-based exclusion in the Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children section of the PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form (Section 2.4). This section will continue to have the heading “Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children” until the next forms update. See the instructions under Inclusion of Children in the application guide for additional information. Continue reading

Still Have Questions on the NIH Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Policy?

Looking for answers to your questions on our Early Stage Investigator (ESI) policy? Check out the following highlighted frequently asked questions (FAQ) for information on how NIH defines and reviews ESI applications to promote the growth and stability of the biomedical research workforce. Continue reading

How Do I Determine if My Institution is Eligible For an R15 Research Enhancement Award?

As of January 24, 2019, NIH will no longer maintain its list of institutions ineligible to apply for R15 grants. Instead, for R15 applications submitted for due dates on or after February 25, 2019, institutions are responsible for determining their own eligibility. Institutions can determine eligibility using the NIH RePORT website. Continue reading

Are Studies Ancillary to Clinical Trials Considered to be Clinical Trials As Well?

It depends. Yes; if the ancillary study adds an additional prospectively assigned intervention to patients or a sub-population of patients within the larger clinical trial and all elements of the NIH clinical trial definition are met. No; if the ancillary study is only adding additional measures to an existing clinical trial. Continue reading

In the RPPR, do we need to fill out the Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form if we submitted a competing application before January 25, 2018?

The Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form appears for all recipients with human subjects studies. However, those who submitted competing applications for due dates on or before January 25, 2018 only need to update inclusion data via the Human … Continue reading