If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4 for a unique opportunity to learn, share and meet virtually with NIH and HHS experts. The NIH is offering a virtual seminar that you won’t want to miss!
Can I Request an Extension to My ESI Period for an Event That Occurred During a Timeframe That Includes a Previous Extension?
Some investigators experience a lapse in their research or research training or experience periods of less than full-time effort during the 10-year ESI period. The NIH considers requests to extend the ESI period for reasons that can include medical concerns, disability, family care, and more. However, the ESI Extension Committee will only consider requests for events that occur within the initial 10 years from receipt of terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later.
Although not required until January 2022, more and more applicants and recipients are following our advice and transitioning now to the updated formats and instructions for biosketch and other support documents. As a result, we’ve received a number of requests for additional clarification to our policies. We’ve updated and added FAQs, posted clarified instructions, and adjusted our other support sample document in response.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, for the federal holiday (Labor Day). Since the September 5th standard due date for SBIR/STTR applications falls on a weekend this year, the due date shifts to the next business day, Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
We are pleased to announce that the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2021-2025 is now available. This updated plan articulates NIH’s highest priorities over the next 5 years, outlining our vision for the future direction, capacity, and stewardship of biomedical and behavioral research.
Basic Experimental Studies Involving Humans (BESH) are studies that meet both the federal definition of basic research and the NIH definition of a clinical trial. Looking for more information about what studies fall within the BESH definition and what policies apply? Our latest NIH All About Grants podcast episode will answer these questions and more!
Postdoctoral NIH T32 programs aim to provide select trainees with experience to enable successful career and research development. In a previous posting, we presented NIH career development, or K award, and R01 equivalent research grant outcomes of participants in post-doctoral T32 programs. Here we present further analyses focusing on the association of under-represented minority (URM) status with subsequent K or R01 awards.
Are you involved in animal programs or working with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)? Check out this webinar, where Drs. Axel Wolff and Ron Banks discuss laws and regulations relevant to providing access to research facilities for service animals.
Since launching in 2017, NIH’s Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI) is continuing to address longstanding challenges faced by researchers trying to embark upon and sustain independent research careers as well as to promote the stability and diversity of the biomedical research workforce. Today, we are sharing data on our progress towards increased support for ESIs and other targeted groups.