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  • Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) (R01)

  • NIEHS Hosts Webinar on the Gulf Worker Study and Provides Information on Future Gulf Oil Spill Research Opportunities at NIH

    On September 15, 2010, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) hosted their second planned webinar on the Gulf Worker Study, a health study of oil spill workers and volunteers. Follow the link for a detailed summary of the webinar proceedings.
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)

  • NIH Advisory Council Discusses Ongoing Reorganization and Future Directions

    Please see the end of the gist for information on the Advisory Council’s discussion of ongoing reorganization and future directions.
  • NIH Fiscal Operations Plan for FY2011

    NIH has published a Guide Notice explaining the funding levels in the new budget. The Notice provides clarification to the guidance of the NIH Fiscal Operations Plan for FY 2011 and implementation of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-10) that was announced in NOT-OD-11-068. Non-Competing Research Awards for All NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) Except the National Cancer Institute (NCI): -The FY 2011 appropriation level reduces funding from FY 2010 levels and thus warrants reductions in commitment levels for NIH research grants. -Non-modular research grants, from all ICs, with the single exception of NCI, will be reduced to 1% below the FY 2010 award level. Future year commitments will be adjusted for inflation based on this revised FY 2011 level, taking into account the policy assumption in the FY 2012 President’s Budget. -Modular grants will be reduced to 1% below the FY 2010 level and may be reduced by an inflationary adjustment level set by each Institute or Center (up to the level set by that Institute or Center for non-modular research grants). -The adjusted FY2011 award level will also be the new base for future year commitments. Non-Competing Research Awards for NCI: -For NCI, Non-modular research grants will be reduced to 3% below the FY 2010 award level. -Future year commitments will be adjusted for inflation based on this revised FY 2011 level, taking into account the policy assumption in the FY 2012 President’s Budget. -Modular grants will be reduced to 3% below the FY 2010 level.
  • Additional resources from NIH

    Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/WeeklyIndex.cfm?WeekEnding=04-06-2012 Weekly Foundation RFP Bulletin: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_bulletin/newsletter.html Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm
  • Funding Search Tip – LikeThis Tool in eRA Commons

    FAQ on LikeThis: A. What is LikeThis and who is it available to? LikeThis is a new eRA search tool used to assist PIs in finding and learning about other research projects with similar goals and objectives as their own. By entering specific scientific terms or accessing their own grant applications or grants and clicking on LikeThis, investigators will be provided a listing of similar funded projects and/or publications. The LikeThis tool is available to Principal Investigators (PIs) registered in eRA Commons and is accessed as a link in eRA Commons once an individual is logged in. B. How can LikeThis assist me? LikeThis provides a powerful and integrated search tool in a user friendly interface. With the ability to find similar projects and publications, PIs can more quickly and efficiently: –find out new ideas for research based on what NIH has awarded in the past; –see what NIH is doing in his or her area of interest; –use the information as a decision tool to determine if they need to come up with a fresh research idea; and –figure out in which study section his or her application should be reviewed. For example, you may enter scientific text from your grant application into LikeThis (the data remains confidential) to find similar grants, including the name of the NIH funding Institute as well as a list of the study sections where these were reviewed. Alternatively, you can access your previously funded or unfunded grants from the “My Applications” tab in LikeThis to find similarly funded grants. C. What steps should I follow for locating Institute and Study Section in similar grants, using LikeThis? 1. Log in to eRA Commons: https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/ 2. From the home page, click on the link for LikeThis (under Additional Links on the right side of the screen.) 3. Click on the LikeThis graphic to enter the system. 4. You will see two tabs: My Scientific Text or My Applications. 5. On the Scientific Text tab, enter a title in Proposed Project Title. This field is optional. 6. Enter or paste scientific text into the Scientific Description/Scientific Aims text box. 7. Click Submit. 8. The system displays a listing of similar funded projects and publications, as well as scientific terms, on separate tabs. D. What if I would like to locate similar grants using my own applications or grants? 1. On the My Applications tab, locate the application for which you want to view similar funded projects and publications. 2. Select the LikeThis link in the corresponding LikeThis column. Applications from fiscal year 2007 onwards appear on the list. E. What’s on the horizon for LikeThis? The LikeThis tool is currently available to PIs only. Following the July 19-20 software release, the tool will be made available to Institutional Signing Officials as well as others with eRA Commons roles such as Trainee, Post Doc and Assistant. F. Where can I find out more information about LikeThis? To discover additional features of LikeThis, go to the Overview, User Guide and FAQs. You may also send your feedback or questions to the LikeThis mailbox. All of which can be found at http://era.nih.gov/services_for_applicants/like_this/likethis.cfm.
  • NIBIB 10th Anniversary Symposium Videos

    Videos of Lectures from NIBIB’s Tenth Anniversary Scientific Symposium are now available.
  • CSR Peer Review Notes Now Online

    The NIH Center for Scientific Review publishes Peer Review Notes to inform reviewers, NIH staff and others interested in news related to our grant application review policies, procedures and plans. Comments may be sent to Don Luckett, Communications Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. E-mail: Luckettd@csr.nih.gov LISTSERV e-mails notices when a new issue of the Peer Review Notes newsletter is available online, along with press releases and other CSR news and information useful to those who review NIH grant applications and others interested in our efforts to ensure the quality and timeliness of NIH peer reviews. To subscribe, send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with the following text in the message body: subscribe CSR-PEERREVIEWNOTES [your full name] Do not include the brackets. The subject line should be blank. For More Information on NIH LISTSERVs, Visit the NIH LISTSERV FAQ page.
  • NIA Funding Line Policy for FY 2013

    Please review the link above for the National Institute on Aging FY 2013 funding policy. For a description of NIA’s mission and priorities please see: NIA’s listing of Priorities and Programs at http://www.nia.nih.gov/research.
  • NIBIB Newsletter – June 2013

    NIBIB is publishing a brief newsletter on recent funding and policy developments, science advances, or future research directions and initiatives. You can access a PDF file of the newsletter at the link above.
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to promote a new initiative

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to promote a new initiative to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies that would be suitable for global health environments with limited resources. The link for the new initiative is http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-13-015.html In addition the NCI is planning a conference on cancer and technology to be held at the NIH campus on October 7-9, 2013. Please save the date. Registration will open soon!
  • Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3)

  • Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50) Grant

  • NIBIB Quantum Program: Technological Innovation to Solve a Major Medical or Public Health Challenge (U01)

    The goal of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Quantum Program is to achieve a profound (quantum) advance over present-day approaches to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of a major disease or national public health problem primarily through the development of biomedical engineering/biomedical imaging technologies. In order to realize a profound advance against a major disease or national public health problem, this announcement supports research to develop and prepare a target technology for clinical efficacy at the completion of Quantum funding (which may include up to two competitive renewals). For information about this funding opportunity and to apply see PAR-15-031.Due Date: January 26, 2016 For more information please also see the NIBIB Quantum Grant Program webpage.
  • Requests for Applications

    • Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) (RFA-AG-16-023) National Institute on Aging Application Receipt Date(s): February 19, 2016 • Exploring Epigenomic or Non-Coding RNA Regulation in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01) (RFA-DA-16-012) National Institute on Drug Abuse Application Receipt Date(s): March 02, 2016 • BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44) (RFA-NS-16-011) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health National Eye Institute National Institute on Aging National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Application Receipt Date(s): April 26, 2016 • BRAIN Initiative: SBIR Direct to Phase II Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44) (RFA-NS-16-018) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Application Receipt Date(s): April 26, 2016 • Fogarty Global Injury and Trauma Research Training Program (D43) (RFA-TW-16-001) John E. Fogarty International Center Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Office of Research on Women’s Health Application Receipt Date(s): February 24, 2016
  • Program Announcements

    • Ancillary (PA-16-062)Studies to the NIDDK Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (R01) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. • Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21)(PAR-16-064) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
  • Requests for Applications

    • Targets of Low Dose Alcohol in the Brain (R01) (RFA-AA-16-008) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Application Receipt Date(s): April 21, 2016 • Targets of Low Dose Alcohol in the Brain (R21)(RFA-AA-16-009) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Application Receipt Date(s): April 21, 2016 • Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Leadership Center (UM2) (RFA-AI-15-050) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Application Receipt Date(s): June 30, 2016 • Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM1) (RFA-AI-15-051) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Application Receipt Date(s): June 30, 2016 • Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R01) (RFA-AR-17-003) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2016; December 5, 2016; April 3, 2017,, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications • Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R21) (RFA-AR-17-004) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2016; December 5, 2016; April 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. • Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30) (RFA-ES-16-001) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Application Receipt Date(s): May 06, 2016 • Mechanistic Basis of Diffuse White Matter Disease in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) (R01) (RFA-NS-16-021) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute on Aging Application Receipt Date(s): April 19, 2016
  • Program Announcements

    • Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R43/R44) (PA-16-091) National Institute on Aging Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 5, 2016 (New, Resubmission, and Revision applications) followed by Standard dates, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. • Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R41/R42) (PA-16-092) National Institute on Aging Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 5, 2016 (New, Resubmission, and Revision applications) followed by Standard dates , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • RFA-RM-16-006: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

    Slots: Two LOI: August 12, 2016 Internal Deadline: June 17, 2016, 5pm External Deadline: September 12, 2016, 5pm Award Information: Type: Grant Estimated Number of Awards: 10 Anticipated Amount: $4,000,000 Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement. Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants Materials to submit: • Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.). • CV – (5 pages maximum) Who May Serve as PI: At the time of application, the individual either 1) within the preceding twelve months must have received a terminal doctoral degree or completed medical residency or 2) within the following twelve months must complete all the requirements for a doctoral degree or complete a medical residency. The clinical fellowship period is NOT included in the clinical residency or equivalent training period. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. The time of application is the date when the application is submitted electronically to NIH through Grants.gov. In addition, at the time of application, the PD/PI must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than one year. At the time of award to the sponsoring Institution, either 1) the Early Independence investigator must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent), or 2) an authorized official of the degree-granting institution must certify that all degree requirements have been met and that the date of graduation as appearing on the transcript will be within one year of the date of application submission. In addition, the candidate must not already be a PD/PI on an NIH R01 or R01-equivalent award. Purpose: The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host. By the end of the award period, the Early Independence investigator is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research position. Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.
  • Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

  • BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities. The data archives will work with the research community to incorporate tools that allow users to analyze and visualize the data, but the creation of such tools is not part of this FOA. The data archives will use appropriate standards to describe the data, but the creation of such standards is not part of this FOA. A goal of this program is to advance research by creating a community resource data archive with appropriate standards and summary information that is broadly available and accessible to the research community for furthering research.
  • BRAIN Initiative: Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative (R24)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to develop standards that describe experimental protocols that are being conducted as part of the BRAIN Initiative. It is expected that applications will solicit community input at all stages of the process. It is recommended that the first step of standard development will involve sharing data between different key groups in the experimental community in order to ensure that the developing standard will cover the way that all of those groups are collecting data. The developed standard is expected to be made widely available.
  • BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R24)

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or to enhance our understanding of the brain.
  • RFA-HD-17-007: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program FY 2017 (P2C)

    Deadline: 12/28/2016
    The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to advance the field of population dynamics research by increasing research impact, innovation, and productivity; develop junior scientists; and maximize the efficiency of research support.
  • NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)

    Letter of Intent Due Date(s) January 14, 2017 Application Due Date(s) February 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Center Core Grants that provide resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six NINDS-supported investigators from one or more organizations, and supporting a wider base of neuroscience research. The proposed Centers should offer services and expertise that would be difficult or impractical to support in individual labs. The Centers are expected to capitalize on economies and synergies associated with shared resources, and to foster a collaborative environment among neuroscientists at host institutions.