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We want to remind all small business applicants about the required registrations needed to apply for or receive an award.
The registrations listed below must be completed before you submit your application. Since registrations can take six weeks or more, we encourage you to start the process early:
These requirements are also described in the SF 424 Application Guides. Remember, the NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications states that failing to complete registrations in advance of a due date is not a valid reason for a late submission.
NIH would like to help you rebuild research or research infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sandy through a one-time construction grant. You can request funds for facilities, fixed equipment, or both.
To qualify, your damaged facility must be located in a FEMA-declared "major disaster" state. Get a list of states and other qualification information in the July 3, 2013, Guide notice. The applicant institution must be located in one of these states—if only a collaborator’s (or subcontractor’s) site in an eligible state was damaged, then you are not eligible.
Since there are rules for what equipment qualifies and more, we advise that you discuss your application plans with the program contacts listed at Section VII. Agency Contacts.
Applications are due August 30, 2013. For more details, see the July 3, 2013, Guide notice.
This opportunity is one of a Sandy-related set that we wrote about in our May 15 article, "Sandy-Related Opportunities Can Help Get Research Back On Its Feet." If you need a non-construction administrative supplement instead, there's one with a due date of September 27; see that article for details.
Check out the ChemDB HIV, Opportunistic Infection and Tuberculosis Therapeutics Database, which compiles preclinical data on compounds with potential therapeutic action against HIV and related opportunistic infections.
You can use the database to access information on over 200,000 compounds and over 15,000 abstracted papers, patents, and posters.
Refine your search by using one of three main search portals: chemical, biological, or literature. You can also use the Boolean search function to look for any combination of terms.
The database is continually updated with information extracted from published literature on the structure and activity of compounds that have been tested against HIV, HIV enzymes or opportunistic pathogens.
For more information and to use the database, go to the ChemDB HIV, Opportunistic Infection and Tuberculosis Therapeutics Database.
From now on, submit investigator-initiated program project (P01) applications electronically, including AIDS-related applications for the September 7, 2013, receipt date. NIH will post electronic application forms soon.
For instructions, read the reissued NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement.
P01s are awards for research bringing together multiple projects that share resources, facilities, and a common theme. For more information, go to:
If you are looking for leads on NIAID’s research interests for future investigator-initiated applications, make sure to check out the concepts approved at the most recent advisory Council.
As a reminder, concepts represent the early planning stages for initiatives, including program announcements, requests for applications, and solicitations. Not all will necessarily become initiatives, but they can provide insight into NIAID’s high-priority research areas. See how you can make the most of them at Use Our Concepts List, Blend Approaches in our Strategy for NIH Funding.
To read up on approved concepts from all three NIAID extramural program divisions, see Concepts: Potential Opportunities. For more details on the process of approving concepts, see Concepts May Turn Into Initiatives.
FAQs on Short Courses RFA. NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has posted FAQs about its R25 funding opportunity Short Courses on Innovative Methodologies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Because that opportunity allows applicants to propose courses related to big data, we also covered it in the May 29, 2013, article "OBSSR Can Boost Your Big Data Education."
Coming Soon: PMS for All Grants. NIH plans to pay all new and noncompeting FY 2014 grant awards using subaccounts in the Payment Management System (PMS). For more information, read the July 3, 2013, Guide notice.
As you work on experiments funded by your grant, you may need to change your project's structure, personnel, technology, or direction. If those changes require our "prior approval," contact your grants management specialist at least 30 days before you act, and possibly earlier.
Here are examples of actions that require prior approval:
For a full list and more information, read Some Actions Require Our Approval in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Feel free to send us a question at email@example.com. After responding to you, we may include your question in the newsletter, incorporate it into the NIAID Research Funding site, or both.
"Is there a way to know how much funding NIH grants through R01s for a specific disease?"—anonymous reader
You can get this information from NIH RePORT. Select your own parameters such as disease keyword and funding mechanism (e.g., R01) using the advanced NIH RePORTER Query form.
It also offers a report of funding by disease area, Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC), but that information doesn't differentiate between research supported by R01 and other funding mechanisms.
"I am working on an R01 renewal application. We are instructed to attach a Progress Report Publication List. Is this list included in the 12-page limit for the overall Research Strategy section?"—anonymous reader
No, it's not. The SF 424 (R&R) Application Guides state that the Progress Report Publication List should not be included in the Approach part of the Research Strategy. Therefore, it’s not part of the 12-page limit for that section.
Instead, the Progress Report Publication List is a separate attachment for the PHS 398 Research Plan, item 2.5. The application guides don't specify a page limit for that attachment.
See other announcements at NIAID Funding Opportunities List.
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Last Updated July 17, 2013
Last Reviewed July 17, 2013