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NIH Policy on Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications
This notice serves to remind the applicant community about existing guidance that restricts use of hypertext (e.g., hyperlinks and URLs)…
Handling Cases of Suspected Research Misconduct
These are examples of research misconduct. What do you do if you suspect research misconduct? Join us for this next…
Policy for Charging Personal Protective Equipment to NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements as Direct Costs
The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance to the extramural community on the criteria that support direct charges…
Free Registration for the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration!
No plane tickets, hotel costs, or food budgets to worry about! In fact, no registration fees either! The NIH is…
New “All About Grants” Podcast – Am I Doing Human Subjects’ Research?
You have a promising research idea that may involve human participants to carry out the study. Do you know what…
Guidance Regarding Change in Status, Including Absence of PD/PI and Other Key Personnel Named in the Notice of Award
The purpose of this notice is to clarify NIH expectations regarding change in status, including absence of Program Director /…
All About Grants” Podcast – Am I Doing Human Subjects’ Research? (NIH Extramural News)
The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed…
Recipient obligations for Public Access to Final Peer-Reviewed Accepted Manuscripts
Following the PAMS Broadcast message that was sent in late January 2020 entitled “Requirements for Submission of Final Peer-Reviewed Accepted…
Issuance of Proposal Preparation & Award Administration FAQs related to the PAPPG (NSF 20-1)
Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce the issuance of a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on proposal preparation…
Fall 2020 Virtual NSF Grants Conference
Out of an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has canceled the in-person Fall…
Save the Date: Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for…
Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Under normal circumstances, individuals must have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience to be eligible to apply…
Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Notice extends the special exception for post-submission material (see NOT-OD-20-123) to applications submitted for the May 2021 Council round.…
Roundup of New COVID-19 Resources for NIH Applicants and Recipients: Part 3
We continue to add new resources to our COVID-19: Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding webpage. We…
NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research Now Available
The NIH-Wide COVID-19 Strategic Plan, released on July 13, 2020, provides a framework describing how NIH is accelerating the development…
Save the Date: Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration!
If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, then mark your calendar for…
Updates to Existing Proposal & Award Policy-related Guidance
Dear Colleagues: The Foundation has made updates to the following guidance on the NSF website based on inquiries that we…
AHRQ Grant Recipient use of the eRA Commons to Submit First-Time No-Cost Extension (NCE) Notifications for Grant Awards that are under Expanded Authorities
Effective on August 1, 2020, AHRQ grant recipients may, and effective October 1, 2020, AHRQ grant recipients MUST, use the…
New Vertebrate Animals Section Training Module
New Vertebrate Animals Section Training Module (NIH Extramural News) Calling all applicants proposing research with vertebrate animals – check out…
New Webinar on the Uniform Guidance- All Additional Logins AT NO COST – Your Whole Team Can Participate from Home!
The Uniform Guidance is one of the most important regulatory changes implemented in decades. While its purpose was to reduce…
Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements
This Notice alerts the extramural community of three updates to our administrative supplement submission policies. Effective immediately, NIH will begin…
Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The NIH is committed to supporting the biomedical research enterprise as the nation implements the President's Guidelines for Re-Opening America…
Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH understand that the emergency declaration related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will adversely affect the…
NIAID Late Application Policy for NIAID-Specific FOAs with Due Dates in July and August 2020
NIAID will accommodate the late submission of applications submitted to NIAID-specific FOAs with receipt dates in July and August 2020…
Forms F reminder – Inclusion Across Lifespan (NIH) and Recipients using HSS
NIH applicants and recipients submitting post-submission updates using the electronic Research Administration (eRA) Human Subjects System (HSS) are reminded of…
eRA Information: Changes in HSS Post-Submission Updates with FORMS-F Starting June 13
As of Saturday, June 13, 2020, all applicants and recipients submitting post-submission updates in the Human Subjects System (HSS) will…
Accepting Preliminary Data as Post-Submission Material and Other COVID-19-Related Application Flexibilities
The NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH understand that the emergency declaration related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will adversely affect the…
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1)
On June 1, 2020, NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals…
Animal Oversight Changes for Institutions Receiving National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Funding
NIH and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a new agreement to ensure consistent and effective oversight of the…
Late Window Extension for T32 and T35 Applications to Parent Announcements
Training grant applications submitted to parent funding opportunity announcements PA-20-142 (T32) and PA-20-162 (T35) for the May 25th due date…
Working on an NIH Grant Application? Make Sure You Are Using the Right Forms!
NIH is transitioning to an updated set of application forms we refer to as FORMS-F. Use FORMS-F forms for grant…
Updates to NSF-Approved Formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support
Based on feedback from the community, NSF has made a number of improvements to the NSF-approved formats for the biographical…
NIGMS Late Application Policy for NIGMS-Specific FOAs with Application Due Dates in May 2020
NIGMS will accommodate the late submission of applications for due dates in May 2020 for all NIGMS-specific FOAs (see list…
NIAID Late Application Policy for Funding Opportunities RFA-AI-20-001 and RFA-AI-20-009
NIAID will accommodate the late submission of applications submitted to RFA-AI-20-001, Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) Interdisciplinary Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial…
NIH Resource to Analyze COVID-19 Literature: The COVID-19 Portfolio Tool
Can recipients change the originally proposed format of a T35 program by devising an electronic curriculum rather than in-person experiences?…
NIH FAQs re: COVID-19
Can recipients change the originally proposed format of a T35 program by devising an electronic curriculum rather than in-person experiences?…
Security of Our Virtual Peer Review Meetings
Cyber Safety & COVID-19 The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced new cybersecurity risks both at NIH…
ORCID Webinar – Connecting the Research Community Live April 30th, 2020
Research continues to be an increasingly global collaboration. ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier, is an international…
NSF ERA Forum Webinar on May 14, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will host the next Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on May 14, 2020, from…
NIH Updates
Notice of Eligibility Change for NIDCD Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on COVID-19 The purpose of this…
Webinar on NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current & pending support documents
From Jean Feldman, NSF Policy Office: Dear Colleagues: NSF recently recorded a webinar about the requirement to use an NSF-approved…
Introduction to ORCID for Research Administrators | Live Webinar Today at 2:00 pm
Stakeholders in the research and scholarly communication landscape are increasingly recognizing the need for name disambiguation and system interoperability in…
NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats
Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce the availability of both NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and…
Role of Researchers in Protecting Research from Disaster
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued a consensus report in August of 2017:  Strengthening the Disaster Resilience…
COVID-19 Updates
In response to COVID-19, the Office of Management and Budget has provided Federal Agencies with authority and flexibility in addressing…
NSF Research.gov Expanded: Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations Now Available
Dear Colleagues: We are excited to announce that effective March 30, 2020, the research community can prepare and submit separately…
NCURA Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on University Research Environment and Management
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION IN A TIME OF DISRUPTION The Impact of COVID-19 on University Research Environment and Management Live March 26th,…
eRA Cloud Migration and Downtime April 17-April 20, 2020
With the coming of spring, eRA modules and data will be migrated to the Amazon Web Services cloud.  From 8 a.m.…
Notice on Policy Regarding Minimum Level of Effort for NCI-Funded Awards
This notice describes the NCI’s policy on the minimum level of effort that will be a part of the funding…
NSF Answers Questions about COVID-19 and its Impact on Proposals & Awards
NSF has provided FAQs related to COVID-19 as a service to their proposer and awardee communities in the hope that…