New Grant Application Tips for Success Videos
Getting ready to apply for a grant and don’t know where to start? Set yourself up for success with tips from the experts at NIH. Quickly learn how to access application forms, ensure your application is a good fit for an announcement, and make an important final check of your application after submitting with new videos from the Office of Extramural Research (OER). Check out these helpful quick tip videos on the How to Apply – Video Tutorials page to help you avoid common mistakes and position yourself for success: Tip: Accessing application forms Tip: Check for fit, before you submit! Tip: If you ca...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Grant writing Grants management Source Type: funding

New Grant Application Submission Tips for Success Videos
Getting ready to apply for a grant and don’t know where to start? Set yourself up for success with tips from the experts at NIH. Quickly learn how to access application forms, ensure your application is a good fit for an announcement, and make an important final check of your application after submitting with new videos from the Office of Extramural Research (OER). Check out these helpful quick tip videos on the How to Apply – Video Tutorials page to help you avoid common mistakes and position yourself for success: Tip: Accessing application forms Tip: Check for fit, before you submit! Tip: If you ca...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Grant writing Grants management Source Type: funding

The Roles of Fellows and Trainees in NIH Supported Clinical Trials
NIH encourages fellows supported on NIH NRSA Fellowship awards and trainees supported on NIH NRSA Training awards to receive training in clinical research, including in the conduct of clinical trials. Under a mentor’s guidance, fellows and trainees can gain experience in the wide variety of research skills specific to clinical trials including, but not limited to: developing a clinical trial protocol; applying the principles of informed consent and requirements for human subjects research; learning about random assignment of participants to different intervention arms; analyzing trial endpoints; and/or implementing q...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Staff from the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Tags: Research Training and Career Development clinical research fellowship Source Type: funding

NIH Online Clinical Research Courses are Now Open
Want to gain knowledge in clinical research and pharmacology? Start learning now through the FREE self-paced courses offered by the NIH Office of Clinical Research. Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research This course trains participants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research.Topics covered in the course include: study design, measurement, statistics, ethical, legal, monitoring, and regulatory considerations, preparing and implementing clinical studies, additional study designs and more. Both the course and registration for the 2018-2019 course year are now open through June 30, ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - October 10, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources clinical research Source Type: funding

NIH Loan Repayment Programs: A Lifeline for Biomedical and Biobehavioral Researchers: Applications Accepted September 1 – November 15
By the time many researchers have completed their education and training, they have amassed on average $160,000 in student loan debt.  The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract early-career researchers’ financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually ($70,000 over a two-year contract) of a researcher’s qualifying educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in research areas important to the mission of ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Biomedical Workforce loan repayment program LRP Source Type: funding

NIH Policies to Address Sexual and Gender Harassment in NIH-supported Extramural Research
Several months ago, we learned in the press that an NIH-supported investigator was banned from his university campus pending an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.  The institution, which was the recipient of the awards in which this investigator was designated as principal investigator (PI), had not informed us of this situation.  Once aware, we contacted senior institutional officials to discuss the need to ensure the effective stewardship of the award under these circumstances. We requested that the institution provide us with alternative plans for conducting the research given that th...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Compliance Grants policy Sexual Harassment Source Type: funding

Funding Longevity by Gender among NIH-Supported Investigators
For nearly 10 years, more women than men received PhDs in the biomedical sciences, yet women are still underrepresented at every subsequent stage of academic advancement.  In 2015, for example, women earned 53% of PhDs, but they comprised only 48% of post-doctoral fellows, 44% of assistant professors, and 35% of professors. To better understand what might be contributing to women’s underrepresentation in later stages of academia, Dr. Lisa Hechtman and her colleagues at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) analyzed “funding longevity by gender” among funded NIH investigators.&nbs...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Biomedical Workforce Funding data Source Type: funding

Time is Limited to Save on the 2018 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in San Francisco – Act Now!
On Friday, Sept. 14, General Registration Rates end for this valuable and unique learning opportunity, designed for those new to working with the NIH grants process. If you’re available to attend the Fall NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco, CA (Oct. 17-19) and haven’t registered yet, then now is the time! We could say it over and over, but check it out for yourself… Over 700 investigators, research administrators, grant writers and others working with NIH grants and contracts will be in attendance from almost every state and numerous countries around the globe. (This means session questions and discu...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - September 6, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Other NIH Happenings #nihsem NIH Regional Seminar Source Type: funding

OHRP Exploratory Workshop: “ Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research ”
Informed consent is a critical component of clinical research, but there are often challenges to making the process meaningful and effective. Explore these challenges with experts from diverse perspectives and learn innovative ways to address them at the “Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent” installment of HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Exploratory Workshop, a new initiative to provide a forum for the research community to exchange ideas on important issues related to human subjects protections.The workshop will include discussion on how to lay the groundwork for meaningful informed con...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 30, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Workshops human subjects OHRP Source Type: funding

Roots of Health Inequity Online Course
An online course and learning collaborative designed for the local public health workforce to explore the social determinants of health and the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub)
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - August 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

A Visual Overview of the Human Subjects System
The Human Subjects System (HSS) system was launched in June 2018 and replaced the Inclusion Management System (IMS). Learn about HSS at a glance by viewing the new graphic on the new Human Subjects System webpage. The graphic orients users at different stages of the grants process to how and when they can use HSS to update study information. You can also find resources such as links to training, videos, and FAQs to better understand HSS.   (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: eRA News New Resources human subjects Source Type: funding

A Look at the Human Subjects System
The Human Subjects System (HSS) system was launched in June 2018 and replaced the Inclusion Management System (IMS). Learn about HSS at a glance by viewing the new graphic on the new Human Subjects System webpage. The graphic orients users at different stages of the grants process to how and when they can use HSS to update study information. You can also find resources such as links to training, videos, and FAQs to better understand HSS.   (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - August 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: eRA News New Resources human subjects Source Type: funding

Idaho Community Health Worker Training
A training course for Idaho residents who are interested in becoming Community Health Workers. The course includes 39 hours of live on-line or in-person learning plus an additional 9 hours of outside work on health specific modules, for a total of 48 hours of coursework. Geographic coverage: Idaho -- Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho State University (Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub)
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - August 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET): Practice-Based Research to Improve Treatment Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity RFA-MH-19-150 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) regional scientific hubs to support practice-based research to improve diagnosis, clinical assessment, intervention effectiveness, service delivery, and health outcomes in clinics offering evidence-based specialty care to persons in the early stages of psychotic illness. Each EPINET regional scientific hub will link multiple early psychosis clinical service programs through (a) standard measures of early psychosis clinical features...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - July 30, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Charting Your Small Business ’ Course with NIH
At NIH, we maintain a broad and diverse portfolio of biomedical and behavioral research. To turn discovery into health, promising technologies must move from the laboratory into clinical trials, into the marketplace, into the doctor’s office, and into our every-day lives. A key way to transition promising technologies out of the laboratory is through the commercialization process. Small businesses help to achieve this commercialization goal. By strategically aligning research resources in academic settings with the dedicated funding for small businesses that Congress established decades ago, NIH can reduce the barrie...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 10, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jodi Black and Matthew Portnoy Tags: blog Open Mike Award Programs SBIR small business STTR Source Type: funding

Expiring Appropriations and What it Means for You – New Video and Podcast
Did you know that grant funds can expire?  A recent interview with NIH experts on the topic of “Expiring Appropriations” addresses how you know if you have expiring funds, what to do if you find yourself in this situation, and whether money can be restored.  This 10 minute conversation is available as both a video and a podcast.  Video –  Additional videos on NIH grant topics are available on the NIH Grants YouTube Channel. Podcast –  More podcasts are available on our All About Grants podcast page. Learn more about expiring appropriations in the NIH Grants ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Policy Uncategorized Grants policy Source Type: funding

Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar Heads to the “City by the Bay” – San Francisco, CA
In just a few months, approximately 65 NIH & HHS grants process and policy experts will be bringing their expertise to the San Francisco Bay area for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration.  Plan to meet, share, and learn with us over the course of 2-3 days, October 17-19, 2018! Meet… This is the first time the NIH Regional Seminar has been offered in San Francisco and our experts are ready to meet you there!  If you or someone in your lab or office is relatively new to the NIH grants process and would like to learn more about applying, managing an award, finding resource...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: funding

Rigorous Resources for Rigorous Research
Over two years ago, NIH rolled out a policy to enhance reproducibility of its supported research through rigor and transparency. Applicants and reviewers were required to devote more attention to four areas: the rigor of the prior research (scientific premise), the rigor of the proposed research (scientific rigor), consideration of biological variables including sex, and the authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. When the 21st Century Cures Act was passed later that same year, we were required, amongst other things, to assemble a working group of the Advisory Council to the NIH Director (ACD). These ex...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - July 2, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer and Patricia Valdez Tags: blog Open Mike ACD New Resources rigor Source Type: funding

When to Share or When Not to Share, that is the Privacy Question
Looking for a grant award you heard about? Go here! Perhaps how many trainees NIH supported? You got it! Research spending on a certain disease? Done! Comparing NIH to another federal funder? Look no further! As you can see, NIH shares a quite diverse array of data associated with our funded grants in a transparent way. But, that does not mean we share everything. We take the privacy and protection of your sensitive and personally identifiable information very seriously.  And with the just-released “Final Rule,” as explained below, we are now able to better safeguard the privacy of the extramural applicati...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Uncategorized eRA Peer review privacy Source Type: funding

RCDeCade: 10 Years and Still Counting
Remember hearing those stories about how your grand-PIs had to walk five miles, in the snow, uphill, with no shoes just to learn how NIH spent its research budget? Well, believe it or not, but that was just ten years ago. Today, we have the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) webtool to do this in a blink of an eye. Now, following the official release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 data and updated estimates for FYs 2018 and 2019 last month, we wanted to celebrate a successful decade of service.   With origins stemming from the NIH Reauthorization Act of 2006, and now available via NIH RePORT, RCDC is a h...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - June 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog RCDC RePORT Transparency Source Type: funding

Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements to NIBIB Grants: Machine Learning and Deep Learning Solutions
Notice NOT-EB-18-021 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA))
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - June 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program
Grants to develop and expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives within a distinct service area with the overall goal of increasing access to school meals for low-income children while also improving food quality. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Source: Food and hunger funding opportunities via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Food and hunger funding opportunities via the Rural Assistance Center - June 5, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: funding

STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)
Full Proposal Target Date: July 2, 2018 For potential funding in FY18 Program Guidelines: PD 18-005YAn innovative science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing (STEM+C) workforce and well-educated citizenry are crucial to the Nation's prosperity, security and competitiveness. Preparation for the future workforce must begin in the earliest grades from preK-12, where students need to learn not only the science and mathematics central to these areas, but also how computational thinking is integral to STEM disciplines. Because of the powerful innovation and application of ...More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pg...
Source: NSF Upcoming Due Dates - June 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: funding

Register Early & Save for Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco, CA
Could you benefit from learning more about applying to NIH and our policies, processes, and resources?  Do you know colleagues, whether they be faculty, research administrators or trainees at your institution who might also benefit?  If so, then spread the word about the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration taking place in San Francisco, California – October 17 -19, 2018.  Register by June 22 and save while Early Registration rates are still available. The 2-day seminar offers a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with hundreds of your peers, while spending time lea...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 30, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Other NIH Happenings #nihsem Source Type: funding

Wait …It’s Not MY Grant?
Remembering back to my days as a PI, I can recall myself saying something like “yea, on my NIH grant…” when discussing my research. This may have been okay over coffee, but it is technically incorrect. We hear this confusion a lot. So, we thought it would be worthwhile to remind you about some of the respective roles of institutions and investigators working on an NIH award. For the most part, NIH makes awards to institutions, not people. This may seem counterintuitive since the idea for the research may have come from the investigator. Why do we do it this way? The rules for all Federal awards- includin...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike Grants policy Source Type: funding

Changing the Status of a PD/PI: Reminder of the NIH Prior Approval Policy
Have you wondered what happens when a program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) is no longer available to serve on an NIH grant? Maybe they have accepted a position at another institution? Or perhaps they are unable to carry out their duties for some other reason? NIH recently issued a Guide Notice (NOT-OD-18-172) to remind the community about the NIH’s prior approval policy requirements when an institution seeks to change the status of a PI or other senior/key personnel as designated  in the Notice of  Award. This Notice also helps clarify the situations in which NIH’s prior approval is require...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: funding

COPD Learn More Breathe Better Subcontracts
Subcontracts to provide education and programming to increase awareness and understanding of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious lung disease and a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub)
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - May 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

Working with Human Subjects? New Human Subjects System Replaces NIH ’s Inclusion Management System
As of June 9, 2018, a new Human Subjects System will replace the Inclusion Management System (IMS) currently used for reporting participant sex/gender, race, and ethnicity information for NIH grants. The new system consolidates human subject information submitted in applications and progress reports and will be used for all human subject-related post-submission updates as of its release on June 9. Recipients will be able to access the system through the Human Subject link that will be on both the eRA Commons Status page and in the RPPR. Investigators and signing officials will be able to make study updates or corrections (...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - May 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: ColumbuM Tags: eRA News New Resources Top Stories Source Type: funding

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health
Funding for research aimed at learning how national, state, local, and/or private sector policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub)
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - May 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity RFA-ES-18-006 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to further the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers; skilled support personnel; emergency responders in biosafety response, infectious disease training and cleanup; emergency responders in disasters and resiliency training; and for ATT tools to assist in research into the acute and long-...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - April 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Dear Colleague Letter: Real-Time Learning and Decision-Making in Engineered Systems (Real-D)
Available Formats: HTML: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18063/nsf18063.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=clickPDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18063/nsf18063.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=clickDocument Number: nsf18063This is an NSF Program Announcements and Information item. (Source: NSF Program Announcements and Information)
Source: NSF Program Announcements and Information - April 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: funding

Do Reviewers Read References? And If So, Does It Impact Their Scores?
In March 2017, we wrote about federal funders’ policies on interim research products, including preprints. We encouraged applicants and awardees include citations to preprints in their grant applications and progress reports. Some of your feedback pointed to the potential impact of this new policy on the peer review process. Some issues will take a while to explore as preprints become more prevalent. But some we can dig into immediately. For example, how do references cited in an application impact review?  To start to address this question, we considered another one as well: do peer reviewers look at references...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 30, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications citations Peer review Source Type: funding

Principal Investigators, Delegate!
Did you know that the eRA Commons allows principal investigators the ability to grant permission to have others at their institution help with some grants administration tasks?  You might want to consider whether delegating any or all of the following tasks is right for you: Maintaining your personal profile Tracking the status of your grant application and award Preparing interim and final progress reports Completing trainee appointments and terminations Creating research training tables for inclusion in progress reports and institutional training grant applications All you need is another Commons user with the rig...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - March 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Application Submission eRA News New Resources Uncategorized Source Type: funding

Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders Program and Scholarship
A full scholarship to participate in a program that includes face to face sessions, executive coaching, and virtual learning designed to create a network of Colorado rural primary care providers equipped to attain a more equitable and effective healthcare delivery system for their patients. Geographic coverage: Colorado -- Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado Rural Health Center (Source: Dental health funding opportunities via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Dental health funding opportunities via the Rural Assistance Center - March 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: funding

Nurse Scholar Program
A free distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses working for nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or educational institutions designed to increase knowledge base in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases related to agricultural work exposures. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- AgriSafe Network (Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub)
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - February 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: funding

Why Attend the Spring 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC
You’ve heard about it and may even know someone who attended, but is it right for you? With the next NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration coming to Washington DC May 2-4, let us help you decide. (Or check out our YouTube video to get thoughts from previous attendees.) Learn about the NIH grants process and polices directly from ~ 70 NIH & HHS program, grants management, review and policy staff. Meet with experts 1:1 to get more specific questions answered. Collect resources to share with faculty, staff, and your peers in your lab or office back home…including contacts, tools, a...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 31, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Source Type: funding

Having Challenges Tracking Down Students and Postdocs at the Time of the RPPR? Here is a Tip to Make It Easier …
Having challenges tracking down students and postdocs at the time of reporting? Establishing a process where you have students and postdocs establish an eRA Commons account at the time they start working on an NIH grant award can save you a lot of time and energy trying to track down people who may no longer be at your institution at the time of your Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) submission. You may even want to have them create an ORCID ID as well! (In case you missed it, read the November 2017 Open Mike blog post to learn more about eRA Commons and ORCID integration.) (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 30, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: New Resources Source Type: funding

Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Funding Opportunity RFA-HL-19-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits one five-year grant application from institutions/organizations to serve as the Coordination Center (CC) for the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institute programs This FOA runs parallel with a separate FOA that solicits applications for the PRIDE Summer Institutes(See RFA-HL-17-NNN). PRIDE Summer Institute (SI) programs are designed to provide research education experiences that enable junior faculty and postdoctoral scientis...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 30, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing Safety in Diagnosis and Treatment at the Intersection of Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18)
Funding Opportunity RFA-HS-18-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This R18 Request for Application (RFA) calls for the creation and utilization of Patient Safety Learning Laboratories. These learning laboratories are places and networks where transdisciplinary teams identify closely related threats to diagnostic or treatment efforts associated with a high burden of harm and cost. Following a systems engineering methodology, the learning laboratories stretch professional boundaries, envision innovative designs, and take advantage of brainstorming and rapid prototyping techniques that other leading industries e...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 12, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

National Cancer Institute's Investigator-Initiated Early Phase Clinical Trials for Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (R01 Clinical Trials Required)
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-560 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit research projects that implement early phase (Phase 0, I, and II) investigator-initiated clinical trials of relevance to the research mission of the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) programs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the DCTD website, https://dctd.cancer.gov/, to learn more about the various program goals, research priorities and strategies developed to fight cancer. Applications submitted to this FOA must...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - January 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Reminder: Changes for January 25, 2018 Application Due Dates
Two major changes impact applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. Applicants are required to use FORMS-E. Wondering what this means for late applications or reviewers submitting under the continuous submission policies? See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-062 to learn more. Applications that include one or more clinical trials must be submitted in response to funding opportunity announcements that allow for clinical trials. See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-18-106 to learn more. (Source: NIH Extramural Nexus)
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - January 4, 2018 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Source Type: funding

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 30, 2018 Program Guidelines: NSF 18-508The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level networking improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity. CC* awards will be supported in four program areas: (1) Data Driven Networking ...More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504748&WT.m...
Source: NSF Upcoming Due Dates - December 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: funding

Two Years (or so) of “Open Mike”
Last year, as I reflected on finishing my first full year as NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, I noted five themes that reflected most of the content of this blog: applicant behavior, activity, and outcomes; peer review; basic science; biomedical research workforce and training; and scientific rigor, transparency, and research impact. Looking back on 2017, which was certainly a busy and active year, many of these themes continue to be at the forefront, though one in particular, the make-up and future of the biomedical research workforce, has been the center of much debate. On May 2, we posted a blog on “Im...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 29, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike General Source Type: funding

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 8, 2018 Program Guidelines: NSF 17-598The purpose of the Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.  This program responds to the pressing societal need to educate and re-educate learners of all ages (students, teachers and workers) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content areas to ultimately function in ...More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&a...
Source: NSF Upcoming Due Dates - December 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: funding

NIH Single IRB Policy Reminder
As we approach the implementation date for NIH’s Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (Single IRB) for Multi-Site Research, we would like to remind you of the resources available for understanding this policy. The policy affects multi-site studies involving non-exempt human subjects research funded by NIH, and applies to grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2018 and R&D contracts in response to solicitations issued on or after January 25, 2018. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the single IRB plan, considerations in the selection of the sIRB, costs, exceptions ...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 7, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Source Type: funding

Be Careful to Pick the Right Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Recent policy changes requiring clinical trial applications to be submitted to FOAs that specifically allow clinical trials, first announced in fall of 2016, impact how all NIH applicants choose a FOA, whether you are submitting a clinical trial or not. Over the last year, each NIH Institute and Center has been carefully evaluating its research funding priorities and strategic goals and using that information to articulate their funding priorities for clinical trials.  They are communicating their priorities through the funding opportunity announcements they issue. The requirement to respond to clinical trial specific...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 7, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Mike Lauer Tags: blog Open Mike applications Clinical Trials Source Type: funding

2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC – Rates Increase on December 16!
If you are new to working with the NIH grants application and awards process….you need to read on!  With only one NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration scheduled for 2018, you will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity in Washington, DC, from May 2-4, 2018. Why Attend?  The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 65 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and hear your questions over the course of two days, plus pre-seminar workshops. There are over 45 different topic areas and 6 optional workshops covering human subject...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - December 7, 2017 Category: Research Authors: NIH Staff Tags: Top Stories Source Type: funding

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity PA-18-354 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is to encourage Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - November 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity PA-18-355 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is intended to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanc...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - November 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: funding

Ancillary Studies to Identify Behavioral and/or Psychological Phenotypes Contributing to Obesity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-105 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications to support the addition of measures of psychological and/or behavioral constructs or weight-related variables (e.g.; BMI, body composition) to existing or new research studies in humans with the goal of elucidating behavioral or psychological phenotypes that explain individual variability in weight trajectory or response to obesity prevention or treatment interventions. The intent is to support the addition of new measurement in domains other than those c...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: funding