Tag Archives: research grants

NIH Issues Statement Reinforcing Importance of Service

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on February 20 issued a notice reiterating the agency’s expectation that funded investigators serve in advisory roles. The notice stressed the importance of peer review and advisory groups in guiding NIH’s research priorities, and the need to ensure representation of diverse perspectives in these processes. “The NIH expects principal… Read More »

NIH Requests Feedback on Potential Emeritus Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on February 3 issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the scientific community regarding a potential new award to foster partnerships between early-stage and senior investigators to ensure continuation of established research programs. Tentatively named the “Emeritus Award,” this funding mechanism would provide a way for experienced… Read More »

FASEB Updates NIH Funding Trends Analysis; Urges Eliminating Sequestration Threat

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has updated its analysis of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Trends, incorporating newly released data from NIH and President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget recommendations. FASEB found that: After devastating cuts in FY 2013 mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), NIH provided… Read More »

NIGMS Releases Guidelines for Funding Investigators with Unrestricted Research Support

In an effort to sustain a diverse research portfolio of research in historically lean times, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) issued final new guidelines in January for funding principal investigators (PIs) with substantial unrestricted research support. The guidelines refer to scientists receiving $400,000 or more per year in direct costs excluding salary… Read More »

FASEB Releases Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science

This week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released an analysis of the threats to continued progress in biological and medical science research. Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science: A Framework for Discussion examines the challenges facing researchers and presents a series of recommendations to alleviate them. This project was initiated in… Read More »

NIH Advisory Committees Discuss Diversity, Intramural Research, Children’s Study, Peer Review, and the Grant Application and Award Process

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently hosted meetings of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) and the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB), both of which provide advice to agency leadership on issues affecting the biomedical research community. During its meeting on December 11 and 12, the ACD received updates on a wide-variety of… Read More »

National Science Foundation Adopts New Accountability and Transparency Practices

By Meghan McCabe Over the course of the last year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been developing a new Transparency and Accountability Initiative designed to “build and sustain the public trust” in the agency as “sound stewards of federal investments.” The effort began in December 2013 when NSF issued a statement on improving policies… Read More »