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The NSF released it’s newest edition of its Grants Policy Manual on October 30th. The new policies go into effect for all proposals with due dates of January 29, 2018 and beyond. Please note that the effective date is based on due date and not when a proposal is submitted. To connect to the Grants […]

In the latest edition of NIH’s Extramural News, “Open Mike,” Mike Lauer notes the importance of project outcomes in both interim and final reports. For more information please click here.

NSF Big Ideas

In 2016 the NSF published 10 of it’s “Big Ideas,” 10 bold ideas to guide the NSF in its future strategies. The NSF has published a special report on these initiatives and it can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

The NIH recently held a video briefing on Peer Review and R15s. The video from that program is now available at: www.csr.nih.gov/webinar. Some questions that the presenters were unable to get to during the allotted time are included here: What is the success rate (granted application/total number of applications) for R15? Overall, it’s about 17%. […]

The NSF announced yesterday that the Biology Directorate Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) is discontinuing the use of the preliminary proposal mechanism. Instead, DEB is moving to a “no-deadline”, full proposal mechanism for proposals submitted to the core programs. According to the DEB’s blog post, there will be no call for preliminary proposals in January […]

The NIH has developed a page on its website devoted to defining key biological and chemical resources. You may find the definition by clicking here. Additionally, it has developed a page providing instruction on what type of information should be included in the Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources Attachment. You may find that information by […]