Edition: May 17, 2023
Feature Article: Quiz Yourself on NIH Grant Funding Terminology
How familiar are you with NIAID’s application and grant terminology? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz and pay attention to the explanations for each answer.
Edition: May 03, 2023
Feature Article: There’s More to Biosafety and Biosecurity Than Select Agents
Review key terminology like dual use research of concern, enhanced potential pandemic pathogens, select agents, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.
Edition: April 19, 2023
Feature Article: Address Just-in-Time Requests and Bars to Award Quickly
While most of the just-in-time information we request is routine, be aware that certain codes and comments in your summary statement can indicate a funding restriction or bar to award.
Edition: April 05, 2023
Feature Article: Highlight Preliminary Data in Your Next Application
Focus on what reviewers would like to see in your application: enough information to convince them that your proposed project can be accomplished and is likely to have a high impact.
Edition: March 16, 2023
Feature Article: Generate Your Own Lists of Recently Funded Grants
You can create a list of recently funded NIAID grant awards to better assess the direction of preferences and priorities for NIAID peer reviewers and program staff.
Edition: March 01, 2023
Feature Article: Stay on Top of SAM Renewals and Organizational Registrations
NIAID cannot provide grant funds to organizations with an expired System for Award Management (SAM) registration; this includes competing and noncompeting awards.
Edition: February 15, 2023
Feature Article: Reviewing NIAID’s Application and Award Counts for FY 2022
We share the number of R01-equivalent and R21 applications that NIAID received in the previous fiscal year (FY) as well as how many awards NIAID made in turn.
Edition: February 01, 2023
Feature Article: Appreciation for 2022 NIAID Peer Review and Committee Volunteers
On behalf of NIAID and our research community, we express our deepest gratitude to fiscal year 2022 review and advisory group volunteers for donating their precious time and effort.
Edition: January 18, 2023
Feature Article: Top Ten Things NIH RePORT and RePORTER Can Do for You
Use custom crafted queries to learn what active research projects represent the cutting edge of your field, find potential collaborators for future projects, and much more.
Edition: December 22, 2022
Feature Article: Know the Basics for Facilities and Administrative Costs
Facilities and administrative costs pay for common or joint objectives that cannot be readily identified with an individual project or program. Examples include payroll, departmental administration, student services, building depreciation, and utilities.
Edition: December 07, 2022
Feature Article: November ACD Meeting Featured a Trio of Proposals
The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) discussed a new framework for peer review criteria, NIH-supported postdoctoral training, and alternative methods to advance biomedical research.
Edition: November 16, 2022
Feature Article: Remember to Register, Review, and Update Records at ClinicalTrials.gov
Those conducting an NIH-funded clinical trial must promptly update study records, including updates in the recruitment status or study completion date(s), made no later than within 30 days of the occurrence.
Edition: November 02, 2022
Feature Article: Small Businesses—Set Your Sights on Phase III
Though NIAID does not fund small businesses directly for commercialization, our aim is to set up small businesses for later success during the earlier phases of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
Edition: October 19, 2022
Feature Article: Applicants—Understand What a Cooperative Agreement FOA Signifies
A cooperative agreement is a support mechanism that NIH frequently uses for high-priority research areas that require a level of involvement from NIH staff that is higher than for a typical research project grant.
Edition: October 05, 2022
Feature Article: A Summary of September’s Advisory Council Meeting
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said, "It has been an enormous pleasure and privilege of my job to have worked with the many extraordinarily intelligent and talented individuals who have served Council over the years.”
Edition: September 21, 2022
Feature Article: Help Spread the Word of a New NIH Fellowship Program
The NIH Medical Scientist Partnership Program will be a trans-NIH effort to support combined degree candidates by providing them an option to conduct doctoral research in an NIH Intramural laboratory.
Edition: September 07, 2022
Feature Article: Understand the Fiscal Year Calendar to Sync Your Timing
Recognizing how NIH deadlines correspond to the fiscal year calendar can help you understand when and why NIAID undertakes certain actions and processes.
Edition: August 17, 2022
Feature Article: NIAID Prioritizes a Robust Population of Physician-Scientists
By virtue of their training, experiences, and responsibilities as clinicians, physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to identify research priorities and pursue breakthroughs inspired by patient care.
Edition: August 03, 2022
Feature Article: Brush Up on the Basics of a Modular Budget
The modular budget form includes prompts to attach a Personnel Justification, Consortium Justification, and Additional Narrative Justification, which collectively justify your budget to peer reviewers.
Edition: July 20, 2022
Feature Article: Know Your Closeout Obligations at Project’s End
Failure to submit reports when they are due may result in NIH's taking enforcement actions against your institution for not complying with grant closeout procedures. Follow our advice to complete this process on time and without issue.
Edition: July 07, 2022
Feature Article: Recapping June’s Advisory Council Meeting
At the 201st meeting of NIAID’s Advisory Council, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci gave remarks on NIAID’s budget, outreach activities, scientific priorities, and research outcomes.
Edition: June 15, 2022
Feature Article: R21 Grants Make for Slippery Stepping Stones
The exploratory/developmental grant (R21) activity code provides up to two years of funding support. Typically, direct costs for the entire project period are capped at $275,000.
Edition: June 01, 2022
Feature Article: Reference NIH’s Biomedical Research and Development Price Index
In general terms, the Biomedical Research and Development Price Index indicates how much money is needed to purchase the same amount of biomedical research as the year before.
Edition: May 18, 2022
Feature Article: Respond to Just-in-Time Requests and Any Bars to Award
Most just-in-time information requested by NIAID staff is routine, but certain codes in your summary statement can indicate an award restriction or bar to award.
Edition: May 04, 2022
Feature Article: A Deep Dive Into Data Management and Sharing
NIH's new policy requires both effective data management with the development of data management and sharing plans as well as maximum data sharing in a timely manner.