Mark your calendar for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland – May 6-8, 2015. This 2-day seminar, with an optional 3rd day of pre-seminar workshops, is ideal for anyone in the extramural research community who is new to working with NIH grants: administrators, new and early stage investigators, grant writers, etc. Registration will open in early 2015. In the meantime, access more information and a listserv option at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm. Note: If these dates don’t work for you, a 2nd seminar will be offered in late summer or early fall of 2015 in San Diego, California.
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Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest. Update on biosketch changes, how to mark up resubmission applications and the best way to contact the eRA Commons Help Desk are among the topics covered in this edition.
Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest. Updated grant application resources, SciENcv, and Commons ID requirement for Fellowship sponsors are among the topics covered in this edition.
NOT-OD-15-015 revises the definition of clinical trial, clarifying the distinction between clinical trials and clinical research studies and is designed to enhance the precision of the information NIH collects, tracks, and reports on clinical trials.
As of October 17, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires grantees to submit all type 5 progress reports using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in eRA Commons. Annual progress reports submitted in any format other than the RPPR will not be processed by the NIH and will require resubmission through the RPPR. For additional information and links to related announcements and resources, visit NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-15-014.
NIH is providing special accommodations for application submission and grant reporting for program directors/principal investigators responding to the West Africa Ebola outbreak. See NOT-OD-15-010 for details.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.J.Res. 124) signed by President Obama on September 19, 2014. This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 11, 2014 at 99.9 percent of the FY 2014 enacted level. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-001.html for more info.
Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest.Systematic application compliance checking, a new Tips for Electronic Grant Submission Success video, and important reminder to Early Stage Investigators are among the topics covered in this edition.
Last year, NIH announced that we are moving to a system that uses subaccounts, meaning that grantees draw down funds from award-specific accounts in the Payment Management System (PMS). Now, as described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-103, "Revised Timeline for Administrative Changes to NIH Domestic Awards to Transition to Payment Management System Subaccounts," this implementation timeline has been revised. Please read the full NIH Guide notice for details.
Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest. Grants.gov form behavior changes, inclusion data form reminders, website changes and tips for avoiding Adobe pop-ups at time of submission are among the topics covered in this edition.
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 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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.