Feature Article: Promptly Determine Whether You’re Eligible to Apply
While a notice of special interest (NOSI) may stipulate eligibility criteria within its Purpose section, most NOSIs defer to the instructions listed in the identified notices of funding opportunities.
Feature Article: A Summary of Outcomes from Our September Advisory Council Meeting
NIAID Acting Director Dr. Hugh Auchincloss provided remarks on the Institute’s administrative, budget, and scientific news. He was followed by guest speaker Dr. Ted Pierson, Director of NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center, who discussed recent scientific advances and ongoing research priorities.
Feature Article: Adjustments to NIH Policy for Subawards and Implementation
This summer, NIH announced planned changes to its policy on subawards—arrangements in which a grant recipient has another organization perform grant-supported research activities as part of the federal award. We previewed those plans in our June 21, 2023 article “Prepare for October Policy Changes on Subawards, Foreign Subrecipients.”
NIH’s Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development program will host an HHS SBIR Contracts Solicitation webinar to discuss the opportunity on September 27, 2023, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
By using the optional PHS Assignment Request Form, you can convey your preferences for which NIH institutes or centers and study sections are ideal to receive your next application.
We can increase a payline and then fund applications from earlier in the fiscal year that are now within the payline, but we cannot decrease a payline and pull back funding from awards already made.
Feature Article: Explore Our Priority Topics for Small Business Research Projects
To accompany the annual small business parent notices of funding opportunities, NIH assembles a list of scientific priorities for small business awards of interest to its institutes and centers.
Feature Article: Grant Coming to an End? Avoid and Survive a Funding Gap
As long as you have accomplished enough to build a strong case for renewing your grant, apply early so you have time to revise and resubmit without risking an interruption in funding.
NIAID will require small business innovation research and small business technology transfer applicants to provide a “Required Disclosures of Foreign Affiliations or Relationships to Foreign Countries” form before issuing a grant award.
Feature Article: Highlights from June’s Advisory Council Meeting
NIAID Acting Director Dr. Hugh Auchincloss discussed administrative, budget, and legislative updates, as well as recent scientific findings. Then Dr. Steven Holland, Director of NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research, described key research accomplishments at our intramural laboratories.
Feature Article: Successful Sample Applications Demonstrate Good Grantsmanship
To observe how other applicants approach grantsmanship, examine the text sections of the successful example applications—particularly the Specific Aims and Research Plans.
Feature Article: There’s More to Biosafety and Biosecurity Than Select Agents
Review key terminology like dual use research of concern, enhanced potential pandemic pathogens, select agents, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.
Feature Article: Address Just-in-Time Requests and Bars to Award Quickly
While most of the just-in-time information we request is routine, be aware that certain codes and comments in your summary statement can indicate a funding restriction or bar to award.
Feature Article: Highlight Preliminary Data in Your Next Application
Focus on what reviewers would like to see in your application: enough information to convince them that your proposed project can be accomplished and is likely to have a high impact.
Feature Article: Stay on Top of SAM Renewals and Organizational Registrations
NIAID cannot provide grant funds to organizations with an expired System for Award Management (SAM) registration; this includes competing and noncompeting awards.
Feature Article: Reviewing NIAID’s Application and Award Counts for FY 2022
We share the number of R01-equivalent and R21 applications that NIAID received in the previous fiscal year (FY) as well as how many awards NIAID made in turn.
Feature Article: Appreciation for 2022 NIAID Peer Review and Committee Volunteers
On behalf of NIAID and our research community, we express our deepest gratitude to fiscal year 2022 review and advisory group volunteers for donating their precious time and effort.
Feature Article: Top Ten Things NIH RePORT and RePORTER Can Do for You
Use custom crafted queries to learn what active research projects represent the cutting edge of your field, find potential collaborators for future projects, and much more.
Feature Article: Know the Basics for Facilities and Administrative Costs
Facilities and administrative costs pay for common or joint objectives that cannot be readily identified with an individual project or program. Examples include payroll, departmental administration, student services, building depreciation, and utilities.
Feature Article: November ACD Meeting Featured a Trio of Proposals
The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) discussed a new framework for peer review criteria, NIH-supported postdoctoral training, and alternative methods to advance biomedical research.
Those conducting an NIH-funded clinical trial must promptly update study records, including updates in the recruitment status or study completion date(s), made no later than within 30 days of the occurrence.
Feature Article: Small Businesses—Set Your Sights on Phase III
Though NIAID does not fund small businesses directly for commercialization, our aim is to set up small businesses for later success during the earlier phases of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.