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Thursday, April 24, 2014

On April 17, 2014, NIH and AHRQ announced a change in policy on application submissions in the NIH Guide.

 Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014:

  • Following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date.

  • The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review.

  • Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

​The policy is described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-074 and NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-082. Be sure to also check out our page of frequently asked questions about resubmission of NIH applications.

Monday, April 21, 2014

There is still time to save money on registration fees for the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration – just register by Monday, April 28! The following day, rates increase as “late registration” begins.  Offered only once this year, this highly anticipated and recognized event will take place in Baltimore, MD (June 25-27).  NIH Regional Seminar participants experience an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies, programs, and the grants process directly from NIH & HHS officials, network with peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and to return to the office or lab with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards. Additional Trainee Discount for Postdocs, Predocs, and Grad Students. For more information, see the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar website.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest . Project Title length, system support for Unicode, Fellowship application reference letters and Change of Institution requests are among the topics covered in this edition.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Registration for the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is in full swing.  Offered only once this year, the event will take place in Baltimore, MD (June 25-27).  There is still time to save some extra money with the Early Bird Registration Rate through Monday, March 17.  NIH Regional Seminar participants experience an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies, programs, and the grants process directly from NIH & HHS officials, network with peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and to return to the office or lab with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards. Additional Trainee Discount for Postdocs, Predocs, and Grad Students. For more information, see the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar website.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NIH will expand to all institutions the opportunity to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR on April 25. NIH anticipates requiring all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports beginning on October 17, 2014. Read the Notice for details. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

On January 17, President Obama signed the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76) into law, which provides funding to NIH for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

The following related guide notices describe NIH implementation of this legislative mandate, and the 2014 fiscal policy:

  • NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2014 (NOT-OD-14-055)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014 (NOT-OD-14-046)
  • Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts (NOT-OD-14-052)
  • Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2014 (NOT-OD-14-053)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Due to the rescheduled meetings in the January 2014 council round, some CSR study section meetings in the May 2014 council round will be held on a delayed schedule in March 2014. New Investigators whose new R01 (A0) applications are being reviewed in these delayed CSR meetings may wish to take advantage of the next round resubmission option for their A1 applications. To allow New Investigators reviewed in March 2014 meetings sufficient time to prepare a next round resubmission application (A1) for the October 2014 council, a staggered resubmission deadline is being instituted. Specifically, these eligible New Investigator resubmitted A1 applications will be due 30 days after release of the summary statement for the original A0 application. See NOT-OD-14-050.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NIH operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.J.Res. 106) continuing government operations through January 18, 2014 at the FY 2013 post-sequestration level. See NOT-OD-14-043 for more info.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NIH has reissued the parent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for the following Research Career Development (K) Awards:

  • PA-14-042:  NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
  • PA-14-044:  Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
  • PA-14-045:  Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02)
  • PA-14-046:  Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08)
  • PA-14-043:  Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23)
  • PA-14-047:  Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24)
  • PA-14-048:  Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25)

Please see the NIH Guide announcement NOT-OD-14-036 for more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Are you ready for our move to updated electronic application forms (FORMS-C) for Fellowship, Career Development and Training programs?  Are you submitting a multi-project grant application to NIH electronically?  Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NIH reminds awardee institutions that annual reports are due to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) by January 31. See the NIH Guide Notice for more information and links to helpful resources.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Grants.gov has scheduled downtime Friday, December 6, 2013 through Sunday, December 8, 2013 in order to perform system maintenance. As a result, December 2013 NIH application due dates that fall in that timeframe will be adjusted. See the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-022 for the new due dates, and as always, submit early!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-014 provides additional clarification to the previous guidance (NOT-OD-14-007) on resumption of NIH extramural activities following the recent lapse in appropriations.  This includes specific language clarification and rescheduled standard due dates.

In addition to this clarification at NOT-OD-14-014,  updates and additional resources may be found on the FAQs and a web page devoted to the resumption of NIH Extramural Activities.

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