Posts Tagged ‘NIH applications’

New NIH application guidelines: Changes to appendix and post-submission materials policies

NIH has released an updated application guide that includes two significant policy changes effective Jan. 25, 2017. 1) As we reported earlier this year, most appendix materials for applications have been eliminated. The only materials you may submit in the appendix section are: For applications proposing clinical trials (unless the FOA provides other instructions for these materials): Clinical trial protocols Investigator’s brochure from Investigational New Drug (IND), as appropriate For all applications: Blank informed consent/assent … Read More

To resubmit or not resubmit – that is the question

The biomedical research funding climate remains challenging despite the words of optimism NIH Director, Francis Collins, shared with OHSU during his campus visit last week. In 2015, only 13.1% of new R01 applications were funded. If you were among those PIs whose application scored outside of funding range, you’re likely considering resubmission and wondering what types of changes might improve your chances of success. In his Oct. 28 Open Mike blog post, NIH Deputy Director for … Read More

Reminder: What’s new with peer review? First panel discussion this Thursday

You’re invited to hear a panel discussion with OHSU faculty who are currently serving on NIH study sections to learn about best practices for grant writing–and especially what they’re seeing in grants they’re reviewing with respect to the new requirements on rigor and reproducibility and more. Among other things, they will discuss guidance they’ve received from NIH as reviewers, as well as how study sections are responding. Bring your questions! This week’s session will be held: Thursday, … Read More

New NIH policy on appendix materials in applications

A notice was issued on Aug. 12, 2016 detailing plans to eliminate most appendix materials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ or NIOSH on or after Jan., 2017. According to the notice, the new policy is “intended rectify inequities in the peer review process that can arise from submission of inappropriate or excessive appendix materials by some applicants and consideration of appendix materials in peer review by some, but not all reviewers.” New application instructions … Read More

New funding initiatives at NIH

With budgets tight as ever, the NIH plans to experiment with new models of funding that boost investigator productivity by proving flexible, longer-term support. (Not unlike the HHMI Investigator Program.) While each institute will be given leeway to design their own programs, in general, applicants will be evaluated on how past accomplishments might shape future research rather than on specific aims. The National Cancer Institute has already issued a call for proposals for its Outstanding … Read More

Funding Focus: The new NIH biosketch and tools to support it, June 19

Update 6/17: Live stream will be available. Contact funding@ohsu.edu for more information. This summer, the NIH will pilot a new biosketch format that is designed to better explain the impact of your contribution to science. The new format could be required for all NIH applications as early as January 2015—but fortunately there are new tools coming online, such as ORCID and SciENcv that can help you build your biosketch and other parts of your application. Learn about … Read More

NIH plans to balance sex in preclinical research

Updated May 20:  Sally Rockey has posted a follow-up note to the Nature article. *** While inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical studies has led to important discoveries like the need for different doses of medication for men and women, preclinical research lags behind. An article recently published in Nature by Janine Clayton, M.D., director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH, and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D, director of the NIH, describes the … Read More

NIH announces six new funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative

The NIH has launched its new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which is designed to provide support for research projects focused on developing tools and technologies for advancing the understanding of brain circuitry. The first wave of funding opportunities have just been released. Two of the funding opportunities call for developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain. Three focus on developing and optimizing technologies for … Read More

Significant changes to NIH Pathway to Independence Award K99 program

The NIH has reissued its parent announcement for the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Several significant changes have been made to this program for applications due in Winter 2014 and beyond: Candidates for the K99/R00 award must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research training experience at the time of the initial application or the subsequent resubmission. Although the duration of postdoctoral training may vary across scientific disciplines, candidates must propose a plan … Read More

Reminder: NIH requires RPPR for SNAP and fellowship progress reports due May 2013 and beyond

Please be aware that use of the eRA Research Performance Progress Report module becomes mandatory for Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and fellowship progress reports for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013. That means RPPR use is required for SNAP progress reports due May 15 and fellowship progress reports due May 1. Noncompliance will delay awards and may adversely affect future funding. For more information, view the NIH Notice. Contact your … Read More

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