Monday, June 06, 2016

NIH grant renewal rates

A recent analysis by NIH on grant renewal success rates showed that competing renewals had a greater success rate than new applications. Click the link for details.

The NIH FOA -- annotated

Perplexed by all the information presented in an NIH funding opportunity announcement? The agency has provided an annotated version of an FOA  and explains its components.

That toddlin' town will host October NIH regional seminar

NIH will offer a regional seminar filled with grant advice this fall in Chicago. Registration is currently open.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

More tales of the NSF OIG

The National Science Foundation's latest report from the Office of the Inspector General notes that the agency has taken steps to prevent investigators with past due annual reports from receiving additional funding. The report also includes new cases of plagiarism and data fabrication by applicants.

Monday, May 09, 2016

New biosketch format at NIH

Grants submitted to NIH on or after May 26 must use a new biosketch format. Samples are available here.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Bison & budgets: NSF Day at N.D. State

Learn about budgets, funding priorities, merit review and more when North Dakota State hosts its first NSF Day May 18 in Fargo.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Soft-shell crabs and R01s: May NIH workshop in Baltimore

 NIH will offer a two-day Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration May 12-13 in Baltimore. Details are available here.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Earlier NIH grant submissions linked to better outcomes

Think that taking those last hours to put the finishing touches on your grant proposal will pay off in an award? NIH analyzed how proposals submitted at the last minute fared during the review process, and the picture for procrastinators wasn't good. Read the details here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More tales of the NSF OIG

In this semiannual report, the National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General discusses plagiarism in a proposal for an undergraduate textbook. Copied text came from college mission statements and college job advertisements. Read all about this, as well as prison sentences, audits and fraud, here.

Go granny go: NSF Day at Pasadena City College

Climb into your souped-up red Dodge Jan. 22 and head to NSF Day at Pasadena City College
for grant advice aimed at early-career faculty at two- and four-year institutions. Details are available here.