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NIH Simplified Peer Review Framework for Research Project Grants (RPG): Implementation and Impact on Funding Opportunities

Webinar - NIH Simplified Review Framework for Research Project Grants (RPGs): Implementation and Impact on Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is simplifying the framework for the peer review of most Research Project Grant (RPG) applications, effective for due dates on or after January 25, 2025. These changes are designed to address the complexity of the peer review process and mitigate potential bias. Make plans to hear the latest updates, timelines, and how these changes will impact existing and new funding opportunities. A Q&A with NIH experts will follow the presentation to address additional questions.

Reasonable Accommodations:
This webinar will be closed-captioned and will include an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be submitted at least five days before the event to

Webinar Resources:
The PPT will be posted here 24 hours before the webinar. This event will be recorded.

Related Topic Website: (Scroll down for more information):
Simplifying Review of Research Project Grant Applications

Due to the high response for this webinar, please plan to join early. A recording will also be approx. 7 – 10 business days.

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Virtual Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET (Eastern Time Zone)
Registration Required Join early or plan to view the recording. See the “Presentation Resource” section below.

Presentation Resources:

  • PowerPoint: To be posted approximately 24 hours before the webinar.
  • Accessible Video & Transcript: To be posted approximately seven business days after the event concludes.

Related Resources

Agenda Format

  • Introduction
  • Overview of changes
  • Live Q&A with NIH Policy Experts


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Erica Brown, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Simplified Review Framework Implementation Executive Committee Member

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Mark Caprara, Ph.D.

Chief, Molecular and Cellular Sciences and Technologies (MCST)
Center for Scientific Review (CSR), NIH

Simplified Review Framework Implementation Executive Committee Co-Chair

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Megan Columbus (Moderator)

Director, Division of Communication and Outreach (DCO)
Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH

Simplified Review Framework Implementation Executive Committee Member

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The NIH Office of Extramural Research strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully. This live event includes closed captions and ASL interpreters.


Reasonable Accommodations and/or questions related to this event should be submitted no less than five business days prior to the event to:

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unacceptable behavior from the virtual event for violations of the Code of Conduct.