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NIGMS council approves innovative, collaborative funding opportunity announcements

The Advisory Council to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) approved three proposals for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) at the public portion of their meeting on January 27. The FOAs address innovation in graduate education and new means of collaboration. The first proposal, or concept clearance, to gain the Council’s approval was… Read More »

FASEB awarded $1.2 million grant to continue and expand diversity program

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has been awarded a $1.2 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The funds will continue the support of the diversity outreach, professional development, and mentoring activities of the Federation’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and… Read More »

NIGMS council considers old and new funding strategies

At its September 16 meeting, the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) discussed the implementation of the Institute’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), strategies to facilitate evidence-based funding decisions, and critical changes to a funding mechanism to support biomedical technology research resources. In his opening remarks, Jon Lorsch, PhD, Director… Read More »

FASEB Gives Input on Needs and Opportunities in Team Science

On June 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information on the benefits and challenges associated with “team science” and team-based research. The RFI sought feedback from the scientific community on the needs and opportunities in team science at multi-investigator,… Read More »

FASEB Provides Feedback to NIGMS on Research Resources

On May 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information on research resource needs and strategies for their support. In its letter to NIGMS, FASEB suggested three themes for the Institute to consider: 1) Enhance the discoverability of supported resources… Read More »

NIGMS seeks input on resource needs and team science

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released requests for information (RFI) in April asking for input on resource needs and “team science.” In an April 4 RFI, NIGMS requested feedback on the need for biomedical research resources, including instrumentation, reagents, software, and algorithms. NIGMS is also interested in learning about how such resources… Read More »

NIGMS reissues pilot funding mechanism

Continuing its exploration of new strategies to maximize the number of researchers it funds, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) reissued the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for established principal investigators (PIs). This is the second call for applications for this pilot program, which provides stable funding, flexibility to pursue new research directions… Read More »