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 […]

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 […]

NIH announcement – Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research

Published June 9, 2015 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to improving the health outcomes of men and women through support of rigorous science that advances fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems.  Sex and gender play a role in how health and disease processes differ across individuals1, and consideration […]