Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Special Brain Institute forum hosts Story Landis, PhD, Director of NINDS, Jun 25

The OHSU Brain Institute continues its Meeting of the Minds lecture series with a one-time forum, “Where are we headed…with neuroscience research and its funding?”  featuring Story Landis, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The forum will be held Monday, June 25 at 1 p.m. in the Doernbecher Vey Conference Center and will be followed by a reception at 2 p.m. All neuroscience-related faculty, post-docs and students are encouraged … Read More

NIH wants your feedback on the Biosketch, due June 29

Do you love the current NIH Biosketch format or do you think it could be better–especially if they added a place where you could list patents and other scientific accomplishments? Here’s your chance to tell the NIH what’s on your mind. A special working group is soliciting your constructive input to improve the content of the Biosketch. All responses must be submitted electronically by June 29. Who should send in comments? According to the Request … Read More

New program pairs NIH with industry to find novel uses for old drugs

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will soon be launching its first signature initiative, Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules, which will give researchers access and funding to study compounds from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Eli Lilly that hit a roadblock after initial safety testing in humans. According to the NIH Extramural News: “Much like azidothymidine (AZT), which proved unsuccessful as a cancer drug but revolutionized HIV treatment, we hope that these molecules … Read More

NIH 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Laboratories

The NIH has announced that its 2012 “Sustainable Laboratories: Choosing the Right Equipment” conference will be held on December 13 and 14, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. This is an opportunity for researchers and clinicians to learn about the latest advances in laboratory equipment, which utilize cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies for biomedical research laboratories. The conference may be of special interest to those involved in managing research equipment and writing construction grants. Day one: Innovative energy-saving … Read More

NIAID Career Transition Award (K22) for postdoctoral fellows

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) has reissued its K22 Career Transition Award, a program designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral fellowship to an independent faculty position. The mechanism provides funding for two years: up to $150,000 the first year and $100,000 the second ($50,000 per year may be used for PI salary). K22 vs K99 at NIAID K22 K99 Duration 2 years 3 to 5 years (3 years preferred) … Read More

Video: What’s new with NIH RePORT

Watch this short video to learn what’s new with NIH RePORT, a database of currently funded NIH projects and other resources on NIH programs. NIH is continually working to make this website as user-friendly as possible so that you can locate strategic plans for specific disease areas, search for collaborators, and find out which study section is reviewings proposals similar to yours.

Must read article: Working with program officers

We know, contacting program officers can be nerve-racking, and for good reason. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that program officers are there to help when you need it. We came across this great article from The Chronicle of Higher Education by Michael J. Spires titled, “What to Say – and Not Say – to Program Officers.” Some of his advice is very straightforward: If you have a question make sure you have … Read More

NIH Regional Seminars in Indianapolis and Washington, DC

This year’s NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration are being held April 16-18, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN, and June 20-22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (As you may recall, one of these conferences was held in Portland back in 2010.) Both new and seasoned administrators, researchers, students, and grant writers are invited to attend—although many sessions are designed for individuals who are new to NIH grants. Sample topics for this year include: After … Read More

Department of Health and Human Services Salary Cap Class, Feb. 28

Join us on Tuesday, February 28 for a “nuts and bolts” guide to the Salary Cap as it applies to federal grant management at OHSU. This advanced level Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) course covers the history and regulations, including the December 2011 changes, and translates those into practical applications of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Salary Cap, specifically as it relates to salary distribution, cost sharing and certifying effort. This course is … Read More

Funding for biodefense and emerging infectious disease research

The University of Washington-based Northwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research (NWRCE) is inviting investigators to apply for funding to establish new directions in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. The NWRCE is an NIAID/NIH funded research center targeted toward developing scientific knowledge against biothreat agents and emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. The award is geared toward postdoctoral or junior faculty and totals $50,000 to $100,000 in research funding for one year. The deadline … Read More

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