NIH’s previously scheduled fall Regional Seminar on grant and contract processes, programs, and administration is going virtual. Next week's Virtual Seminar will feature video presentations, online booths, and text chats.
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 research project grant applications submitted to NIAID from March 1 to July 31, 2020, far exceeds the volume of applications received by NIAID over the same period of time in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Outline Your Experiments
The experimental design—the nitty-gritty of what you will actually do—must enable you to achieve the Specific Aims you describe and test your hypothesis. Optimally, your experimental results should be able to prove or disprove your central hypothesis.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Draft and Evaluate Specific Aims
Your project should tackle important research within your niche and must be able to move your field forward. Identifying reasonable Specific Aims is the best way to guide your project's design.
Feature Article: New Emergency Opportunity Funds PPE for COVID-19 Clinical Research
Our new funding opportunity announcement is designed to support purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NIAID-funded clinical trials and clinical studies on COVID-19.
Feature Article: June Advisory Council Meeting—A Virtual Reality
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and Vaccine Research Center Director Dr. John Mascola provided remarks on the Institute's research response to COVID-19 at the 195th NIAID Advisory Council meeting.
Feature Article: Writing a Winning Application—Conduct a Self-Assessment
When applying for an independent research grant, you need demonstrable expertise in a scientific field because you need reviewers to deem you able to complete the work you propose.
Feature Article: New R01, R21 Pair of COVID-19 Emergency FOAs With Rolling Submission
These funding opportunity announcements are ideal for applicants proposing new coronavirus-related research projects. They feature rolling submission, meaning you can submit an application as soon as it is ready and NIAID will review it in an expedited fashion.
Feature Article: NIAID’s Research Response to COVID-19
In leading the U.S. government’s biomedical research response to the pandemic, NIAID is engaged in a multitude of activities focused on vaccine and therapeutic development as well as other priority areas.
Feature Article: Updates on NIAID Funding for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-2019 Research
We strongly encourage NIAID grantees developing applications in response to the NIAID Urgent Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to transition to the NIAID Emergency NOSI instead.
Feature Article: NIH Posts Guidance on Closures and Cancellations Related to COVID-19
Review NIH instruction for researchers on practical matters like late applications, salary, stipends, clinical trials, travel, and conference grants, as they relate to closures and cancellations in response to COVID-19.
Feature Article: NIAID’s Multi-Pronged Response to the COVID-2019 Outbreak
NIAID is taking several approaches to support new research in response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019), including our first use of NIH's Urgent Award mechanism.
All procedures involving live vertebrate animals must be designed and performed with due consideration of their relevance to human or animal health, the advancement of knowledge, or the good of society.
Feature Article: Understand Scope and Why It Matters for Managing Your Grant
NIAID staff determine scope based on the original application and any negotiated reductions in funding, removal of Specific Aims, bars to award, or other issues. Grantees are required to obtain NIAID’s prior approval before changing the scope of their research activities.
Feature Article: Highlight Preliminary Data in Your Application
When applying, you must assess whether or not your preliminary data are sufficient to convince reviewers that your project has a high likelihood of success. Reviewers use this information to evaluate both the merit of your proposed studies and your skills as a scientist.
Feature Article: Maximize Research Funds and Fill Gaps With NIAID Resources
Our Resources for Researchers could save you time and money by fulfilling a research need, such as obtaining a reagent, using state-of-the-art analytical tools to examine datasets, or accessing preclinical services.
Feature Article: Making a Conscious Effort To Address Unconscious Bias in Peer Review
To raise reviewers’ awareness of unconscious bias (implicit bias) in peer review, NIAID developed materials to help peer reviewers and review panel chairpersons recognize unconscious bias and minimize its influence.
Feature Article: Take an Early Look at FY 2019 Application and Award Totals
Fiscal year (FY) 2019 was a busy one at NIAID, as we received more R01 applications than ever before and, with our R01 payline the highest it’s been since FY 2006, made more R01 awards than ever before.
Feature Article: Apply Early To Guard Against Electronic Submission Errors
To successfully submit an electronic grant application, you need to pass two automated systems validations: Grants.gov and eRA Commons. Waiting until the last minute to apply will limit your ability to resolve any problems that may arise.