NIH Policy Supporting the Next Generation Researchers Initiative

URL for full policy:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-101.html NIH and its stakeholder community have been concerned for many years about the long-term growth and stability of the biomedical research work force. The current hypercompetitive environment is challenging for early stage investigators and early established investigators. Many highly meritorious applications go unfunded.  While scientific workforce diversity supports the NIH mission, expanding […]

2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science includes a monetary prize of $200,000 and is awarded biennially. As a condition of the award, the recipient of the Nemmers Prize will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University. Northwestern is now accepting nominations for the 2018 prize. Candidacy for […]

NIH – reminder on authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources

NIH is reminding research grant applicants and mentored career development award applicants that propose the use of key biological and/or chemical resources. As described in NOT-OD-16-011 and NOT-OD-16-012, applicants proposing the use of established key biological and/or chemical resources are expected to include a plan to authenticate these resources in the “Authentication of Key Biological […]

NIH & AHRQ Update – Font Guidelines for Applications Due On or After January 25, 2017

For applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2017, text in PDF attachments must follow these minimum requirements: Text Color: No restriction. Though not required, black or other high-contrast text colors are recommended since they print well and are legible to the largest audience. Font size:  Must be 11 points or larger. Smaller […]

NIH announcement – Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available

This Notice informs the biomedical and health services research communities that we have updated our application guide and supplemental instructions. Based on applicant feedback, we have made minor changes to the layout and style of our instructions, located on the How to Apply – Application Guide webpage. We hope that these changes will make it […]

NIH & AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for 2016 Grant Applications

Policy & Guidance Changes – Phase 1 Timing:  Effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2016 Application Forms:  FORMS-C (current forms; already available) Instructions:  By November 25, 2015, we will update the general and small business (SBIR/STTR) application guides used with FORMS-C application forms. Instructions for individual fellowship applications will […]

American Heart Association – open data policy

AHA now requires grant applicants to non-exempt programs to include a data sharing plan as part of the application process.  Any research data that is needed for independent verification of research results must be made freely and publicly available in an AHA approved repository within 12 months of the end of the funding period (and […]

NIGMS Request for Information: Innovative Approaches to Technology Development for the Biomedical Research Community

Release Date:  June 10, 2015 Response Date: August 7, 2015 Related Announcements None Issued by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Purpose The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) seeks input on the need for innovative approaches to foster technology development for the research community.  This Request for Information (RFI) will assist NIGMS […]

NIGMS Request for Information: Soliciting Comments on Support for Research on the Structure Determination of Membrane Proteins and Protein Complexes by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Release Date:    June 12, 2015 Response Date:  July 20, 2015 Related Announcements None Issued by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Purpose This is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) directed at obtaining input to assist the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) on the topic of research into the structure determination of […]

NIH announcement – Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency

Published June 9, 2015 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER) plans to clarify and revise application instructions and review criteria to enhance reproducibility of research findings through increased scientific rigor and transparency.  These updates, pending approval by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will take effect for […]