NIH Natural Disaster Policy Reminder: Hurricanes Fiona and Ian

October 7, 2022

NIH is deeply concerned for the health and safety of people and animals, and about the biomedical enterprise in the areas affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. Due to the exceptional impact of these storms, NIH has issued a notice identifying policy exceptions for impacted organizations to provide short-term relief from select administrative, financial management, and audit requirements.

A Blizzard Ate My Application! What Can I Do?

December 3, 2019

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.

Monitoring the Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Research

August 31, 2017

The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey cause deep concern about the health and safety of people and animals, and about the health of the biomedical enterprise in the affected areas. While everyone’s immediate efforts need to be focused on getting through this immediate crisis, we want to assure our applicant and grantee community that NIH will be doing our part to help you ensure your research continues. We issued a Guide notice reminding the community about our natural disaster policy, Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy – Hurricane Harvey. To give you an idea of the ways NIH can help in these situations, our website on Extramural Response to Natural Disasters has a list of available resources, including guidance on animal welfare issues. ….

Additional Support for Sandy-affected Grantees

April 15, 2013

It’s been a little over six months since Hurricane Sandy, and many NIH grantees are still experiencing the effects of this major disaster. About a month after the storm I traveled to NYU, once with members of my staff, and again with NIH director Francis Collins to survey the damage. As Francis described on his blog, the amount of damage we saw was truly devastating. ….