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 […]

Canada Gairdner International Awards

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Department of Defense – Parkinson’s Research Program (additional award programs)

Additional Parkinson’s Disease award programs have been announced by the DoD: Early Investigator Research Award Investigator must be a postdoctoral or clinical fellow within 3 years of advanced degree or residency training (or equivalent). Supports early-career investigators who have innovative, high-impact ideas or new technologies applicable to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care. Clinical fellows must […]

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 Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

DHHS , including NIH, operates under the “Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act” (Public Law 114-223) signed by President Obama on September 29, 2016.  This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 9, 2016 at 99.504 percent of the FY 2016 enacted […]

NIH – Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSAs

The purpose of this Notice is to announce projected stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The new FLSA paid overtime rule sets a salary level of $47,476 for professional employees to be exempt from paid overtime. Current NRSA stipend levels at years 0, 1 and 2 years […]

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 […]