Monday, August 25, 2008 glossary

Another resource to help you translate fedspeak into English. This site has definitions for all manner of government terms, as well as some computer technology terms and other useful information.

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's not your imagination: Federal R&D dollars down

It's documented: According to the National Science Foundation, federal funding for scientific research lagged behind inflation in fiscal 2007. NSF calculated the decline at 1.6 percent. The role of the federal government as a funder of academic R&D continues to shrink. Details are available at NSF's website.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Federal budget tutorial

Federal money makes possible much of the scientific research at American universities. Find out how to keep the dollars flowing by viewing this tutorial at AAAS.

Monday, August 18, 2008

NIH web tutorial: Financial conflict of interest

Financial conflict of interest can pose a threat to the integrity of biomedical research. Are you current on the topic? Check the tutorial to find out. For additional information about conflict of interest, see NIH's resource page on the topic.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rosetta Stone of federal contracting

Baffled by BAA? Stymied by SOW? Wonder what is WOSB? Wonder no more. Visit this online Glossary of Contract-Related Terms at the EPA's website the next time you need to decode a government contract.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

NSF seeks comments on cost sharing

NSF's National Science Board seeks public comments on cost sharing, both mandatory and voluntary. Comments can be emailed to: Click on the link above to read the full announcement in the Aug. 6 issue of the Federal Register.

Women in Biomedical Research e-newsletter

Check out this new e-newsletter produced by the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers. In addition to information about NIH funding opportunities, it has links to articles about gender equality in academia and other topics.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Success rates at NIH

Scroll down to "Snapshots of Funding" on this NIH website for a fact sheet outlining proposal success rates.