NIH currently requires use of the RPPR module to submit progress reports for Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP), fellowship, and multi-year funded awards. This requirement will be extended to all type 5 non-SNAP progress reports as well, beginning with type 5 non-SNAP progress reports submitted on or after October 17, 2014. See the NIH Guide for details.
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
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.
Throughout the year, staff from the NIH Division of Loan Repayment and many of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) that support the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) attend meetings and professional conferences at which they exhibit and/or make presentations about the LRPs. These meetings and conferences provide an excellent opportunity for you to talk with NIH staff in person about the LRPs and the opportunities these programs provide.
Mark your calendars for the Multi-Agency National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on June 16 – 18, 2014, at National Harbor, MD, adjacent to Washington, DC. All eleven federal agencies that have SBIR programs are expected to attend.
The NIH SBIR/STTR Pre-Submission Update Webinar, which took place on March 6, 2014, from 1 – 2:30 pm ET, provided participants with information on how the recent Reauthorization changes to NIH's SBIR and STTR programs can affect a small business' application in advance of the next receipt date that's on April 7, 2014.