Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

NRSA Stipends Set for 2015

The new levels for stipends, tuition, institutional allowances, and other relevant budget items have now been updated for all Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA) and T32 (and other institutional training) awards. See the full notice here.

Standard application due date changes for SBIRs/STTRs

The National Institutes of Health is changing its standard application dates for SBIRs/STTRs to speed up the disbursal of funds to successful applicants. The current deadlines are April 5, August 5, and December 5. Beginning in September 2015, the new dates will be September 5, January 5, and April 5. Essentially, this means that the next two deadlines for this mechanism are April 5, 2015, and September 5, 2015, with the August 5 deadline being eliminated. … Read More

NIH simplifies the process for late applications

The National Institutes of Health has updated and simplified its policy on submitting late applications, beginning with applications due January 25, 2015 or later. They have added a two week window after the due date during which a request to accept a late application may be considered, and they have eliminated the previous practice of assigning different late application windows to different funding mechanisms, or in some cases, not allowing them at all. Now, all … Read More

NIH is really, truly implementing the new biosketch format

While you were enjoying your holidays, Sally Rockey announced last week that the NIH really, truly is implementing the new 5-page biosketch format with the annotated bibliography section detailing the importance of your contributions to science. This format applies to projects beginning in 2016, but that means applications with due dates as early as January 2015–so it’s not too soon to start preparing. This change will require you to spend some time thinking about, rewriting, … Read More

NIH Common Fund Video Competition winners announced

Did you know that the NIH Common Fund was holding a video competition to commemorate its 10-year anniversary? Neither did we, but after seeing this Common Fund rap, we will definitely be going with the Common Fund.

Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli win BioArt Competition

Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D, and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D. are one of 12 winners of the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annual BioArt competition. Their submission, showing the sensory hair cells of a chick, was captured by scanning electron microscopy. The image comes from joint work to discover better methods to detect and treat hearing loss and disrupted balance. The 12 winning images and videos demonstrate the breadth of ongoing research in the … Read More

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute’s Jay Nelson awarded vaccine adjuvant discovery contract

Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently  just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More

Important NIH updates on genomic data sharing, IACUC review, and biosafety

This week, the National Institutes of Health issued several notices of interest to OHSU researchers. The following is a summary of the agency’s recent announcements: NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing The NIH has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy. Starting with funding applications submitted for a Jan. 25, 2015, receipt date, the policy will apply to all NIH-funded, large-scale human and nonhuman projects that generate genomic data. If you’re applying, … Read More

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

Teams sought for Brain Start-up Challenge

The Heritage Provider Network, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Advancing Innovation have teamed up to search for commercially viable brain-related inventions important to public health. Teams will have an opportunity to develop a business plan for a brain-related invention and launch a start-up. The challenge is intended to accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency brain-related inventions, spur economic growth, and provide universities with a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship-learning portfolio. Teams must … Read More

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