Feature Article: RCDC Shares Spending Estimates and Disease Burden by Category
To match projects with relevant categories, NIH's Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC) uses sophisticated text data mining (categorizing and clustering using words and multiword phrases) and NIH-wide definitions.
Feature Article: Know How To Demonstrate Scientific Progress in Annual Reports
You need to describe scientific progress in your annual Research Performance Progress Report to demonstrate success and merit, even if the project is still ramping up.
Feature Article: Know the Basics of Review Criteria
Scored review criteria receive separate scores, and both scored review criteria and additional review criteria contribute to the overall impact score. Additional review considerations do not affect the overall impact score.
Because intramural researchers are government employees, additional rules and regulations apply to their involvement on research projects supported by NIH extramural grant funding.
Feature Article: How To Find the Right Mentor for Early-Career Awards
A mentor makes a long-term commitment to your career as an adviser, advocate, critic, and instructor whose guidance helps your scientific plans, professional development, and advancement.
Feature Article: A Refresher on Application Resubmission Strategy
Should your resubmission (A1) application go unfunded, you can submit a new application (A0), which does not need to be significantly different from the A1 so long as you remove any references to previous reviews from the A0.
Feature Article: Extramural Research Overview for Fiscal Year 2020
NIH’s fiscal year 2020 appropriation totaled $41.6 billion. Of that total, NIH spent $30.8 billion to award 56,169 new and renewed extramural grants to 2,650 U.S. and international organizations.
Feature Article: Patents Part Two—A Closer Look at Reporting
Submitting a required invention disclosure to NIH through iEdison is not considered a “public disclosure” and will not jeopardize your patent rights. In fact, if you don’t submit a required invention disclosure to NIH, your patent rights will be in jeopardy.
Feature Article: Know How To Answer Just-in-Time Requests, Resolve a Bar to Award
Certain codes in your summary statement can indicate an award restriction or bar to award, which can block you from funding until you resolve underlying scientific review concerns about human subjects involvement, inclusion, or animal welfare.
Feature Article: Insights Into Inventions—Reporting, Bayh-Dole, and More
Learn what actions you should take upon developing a unique or novel device, method, or process during the course of NIH-funded research.
Feature Article: Highlights From January 2021 NIAID Advisory Council Meeting
In his remarks to NIAID’s Advisory Council, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci shared key staff transitions, legislative updates, and COVID-19 news.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Consider the Review Committee
Match your research project to a review group with appropriate expertise and create an application that appeals to the reviewers and catches their interest by proposing concepts and preliminary data they would regard as innovative.
NIH’s previously scheduled fall Regional Seminar on grant and contract processes, programs, and administration is going virtual.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Build Your Team
To convince reviewers that your team is able to complete your proposed research, expand your pool of expertise by recruiting expert consultants and collaborators, especially those who are known and respected in the field.
Feature Article: Assessing Spring and Summer Research Activity Levels at NIAID
The number of NIH research project grant applications from March 1 to July 31, 2020, far exceeds the number over the same period in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Outline Your Experiments
The experimental design must enable you to achieve the NIH Specific Aims you describe and test your hypothesis.