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NIAID is supporting new research in response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019).
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Opportunities and Resources

A pair of companion funding opportunity announcements seeks applications that will help sustain accessible, well-maintained, and efficiently operated data resources.
A new NIAID-supported research program will bring together investigators from diverse disciplines and coordinate activities that address key research gaps in the field of antibacterial resistance.

In The News

Catch up on the latest Advisory Council news, including NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci's discussion of the budget, legislative briefings, scientific advances, and key staffing changes.
Paylines—either percentiles (R01s only) or overall impact score order—are the funding cutoff points for investigator-initiated applications. We recently adjusted the paylines for R01s, R03s, and R21s.
We recently posted three Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) fellowship applications and summary statements, which provide well-written examples of application sections like Specific Aims and Research Strategy.
You may not submit video embedded in or linked from your application unless expressly instructed to do so in a funding opportunity announcement. Instead, submit video following NIH procedures for post-submission materials.
Two scientific review officers from NIH’s Center for Scientific Review will present on peer review of HIV/AIDS grant applications as part of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2020 meeting.

Advice Corner

Let’s say you’re a scientist in the United States whose project would benefit from including a researcher in a foreign country. How would you go about finding and enlisting someone?

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