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.
Feature Article: Synopsis of September 2019 Advisory Council Meeting
Our interim Financial Management Plan for fiscal year 2020 under a continuing resolution takes a conservative approach to prepare for the potential of future flat or decreasing budgets.
Feature Article: Not All NIAID Initiatives Follow the Paylines
When NIAID sets a maximum dollar commitment for a particular initiative, applications are funded in score order until the initiative’s funding limit is reached. This approach precludes the use of paylines.
Feature Article: NIAID’s Ongoing Ebola Efforts in Congo, Elsewhere
It might be safe to say that you’re aware of the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but perhaps less so of NIAID’s efforts to help stem the tide of outbreaks.
Feature Article: Refresher on Federal Law and NIH Policy on Select Agents
Before you apply for NIAID funding, you should know whether your research involves select agents, and if it does, the steps you will need to take to ensure public health safety.
Feature Article: Want To Learn About Cooperative Agreements? “U” Got It
A cooperative agreement is a support mechanism that NIH frequently uses for high-priority research areas that require substantial involvement from NIH staff for oversight, coordination, or facilitation.
A large percentage of the research NIAID funds is investigator-initiated, so if you come up empty searching for solicited request for applications announcements in your area of expertise, the next step is to plan an investigator-initiated application.
Feature Article: The Benefits of Being a Peer Reviewer
While helping others, you also benefit yourself since the insights you gain as a reviewer will likely aid you as an applicant as you get a look at what your peers want to see in an outstanding and well-written application.
Misunderstanding how the term "unsolicited" applies to funding opportunity announcements may result in your failing to meet our requirements for big grants.
Feature Article: Tips for Writing a Strong Multiple PI Leadership Plan
Reviewers will judge the Leadership Plan of an application with multiple principal investigators (PIs) for its scientific merit and whether it promotes enough coordination and communication among PIs.
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, human subjects inclusion, or animal welfare in your application.
Feature Article: Taking a Long View of FY 2018 Application and Award Data
We lay out NIAID’s R01 and R21 application counts, award totals, success rates, and more over the past 20 years, considering these figures in relation to shifting NIH funding levels.
Feature Article: A Look at the First Advisory Council Meeting of 2019
Catch up on outcomes from the January 28 Advisory Council session, including presentations from NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIAID Division of Clinical Research Director Dr. Cliff Lane.
Feature Article: Find FY 2018 Application and Award Totals in the NIH Data Book
We lay out NIAID’s R01-equivalent and R21 application counts, award totals, and success rates over the last few years and make a few observations along the way.
Feature Article: Grant Coming to an End? Avoid and Survive a Funding Gap
Whether you're on your first grant or you have had decades of support, renewal is never guaranteed. By creating multiple streams of funding, you can sustain your lab even if you lose one grant.
Feature Article: Eligibility Requirements for Foreign Investigators and Institutions
Every funding opportunity announcement (FOA) includes information that specifically states whether the FOA allows foreign institutions to apply as the primary grantee or be a subcomponent on a different institution’s grant.