Tag Archives: NIGMS

FASEB Responds to Request for Information on the Medical Scientist Training Program

On August 4, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) regarding training physician scientists through the Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). The RFI sought input on a wide variety of topics related to four overarching… Read More »

FASEB and NIGMS Host Workshop on Responsible Communication of Research

On June 22, FASEB partnered with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to host a day-long workshop, “Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting hosted a diverse group of invited panelists representing academic science, industry, public relations, marketing,… Read More »

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 »