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Research Poster Session for Trainees

NIH recommends finding a research niche you could explore for the next 10 years or so to make the greatest impact. Find tips here on how to do that.

Opportunities and Resources

A new NIH research program—Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP)—solicits research on COVID-19 diagnostic testing in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Plan a collaborative and innovative multidisciplinary training program that will strengthen the capacity of an institution in a low- or middle-income country to conduct infectious disease research.  

Apply for research project funding on the biological and physiological significance and mechanisms that are responsible for chimerism in marmosets and other callitrichid primates.

In The News

We received an unprecedented response to a pair of emergency funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) we issued to invite R01 and R21 applications proposing research projects on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

On a temporary basis, NIH will accept preliminary data as post-submission material for certain applications, allowing one page of data for each project.

NIAID has identified 10 FOAs for which we will accommodate late submissions. Applicants do not need to request advance permission; a reference in the application’s cover letter will suffice.

A new NIH Common Fund program will leverage existing data and technologies to develop solutions to Africa's most pressing clinical and public health problems.

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review introduced a new portal that allows scientific societies to submit names of potential peer reviewers and describe their expertise.

The NIH Preprint Pilot will test the viability of making preprints searchable in PubMed Central and discoverable in PubMed, starting with preprints reporting NIH-supported COVID-19 research.

Advice Corner

Explore topics key to biosafety and biosecurity, including dual use research of concern, enhanced potential pandemic pathogens, gain-of-function research, select agents, and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.

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