Going forward, you will no longer see individual Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) cross-referenced in the Related Notices section of the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) they use for application submission. Instead, FOAs identified for use with NOSIs will include a single link at the top of the Related Notices section that takes you to two NOSI tables – one for active and another for expired NOSIs associated with the FOA. The table format enables you to see, at a glance, the NOSIs that are still active along with the expiration date, activity code(s), and participating organizations.
Many NOSIs designate parent announcements for application submission and most of our parent announcements were recently reissued with updated language and application forms (FORMS-F). So, checking the status of the designated FOA prior to submission is now more important than ever.
When dutifully scanning the weekly Table of Contents email for the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts every Friday afternoon, have you found yourself wondering where all the Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) came from? And, what is a NOSI anyways? Dr. Jodi Black, Deputy Director of NIH’s Office of Extramural Research, joins us in … Continue reading “New “All About Grants” Podcast on Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs)”
What’s new with the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts? In addition to faster, more precise search results, a few key filtering features have been updated. Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) are displayed in the results when searching either “Funding Opportunities” or “Notices.” The “Type of Funding Opportunities” filter now includes “Notice of Special Interest.” … Continue reading “Searching for Funding Just Got a Little Easier”
You might have noticed an increased use of Guide Notices called Notices of Special Interest (NOSI), rather than full program announcements, to alert the community of specific research topics of interest. This is not a new concept, as some NIH institutes have been using this approach for many years – we are just formalizing it and expanding its use across all institutes.
You may have noticed a growing trend at NIH to issue notices that highlight scientific areas of special interest. NIH Institutes and Centers have been increasingly using this approach as an alternative to issuing or reissuing program announcements.