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NIH Extramural News - May 2020

 May 2020

 

Extramural Investments in Research: FY 2019 By the Numbers

By Mike Lauer

In times of stress and uncertainty, such as what we are all experiencing now, seeing something different may be welcome. With that in mind, we are taking a few moments to continue our annual tradition spotlighting NIH’s research investments, grant funding, and success rates from the previous fiscal year (FY). Continue reading 

 

Temporary, Emergency Situations Due to COVID-19 and Application Scores Received During Peer Review

Guest blog by Sally Amero

As we continue to address the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency on NIH-supported research, we are aware of applicant concerns about the potential impact of this temporary emergency situation on the outcome of peer review. We want to reassure applicants that we released guidance for reviewers that makes it clear that, when reviewing applications during the coronavirus pandemic national emergency, reviewers should assume that issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, such as the following, should not affect scores. Continue reading 

 

Top Stories

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 application due dates on or after May 25, 2020 and FORMS-E for due dates on or before May 24, 2020. Continue reading 

 

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 will be accepted through June 30, 2020. Continue reading 

 

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 welfare of animals used in NASA-funded activities. Continue reading 

 

New Resources

New “All About Grants” Podcast – All About Contracts

Yes, we are talking about contracts in this next installment of the NIH’s “All About Grants” podcast series. Our guests are George Kennedy and Brian O’Laughlin, who are acquisition staff from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Institute on Drug Abuse, respectively. Continue reading