Thursday, October 30, 2008

NIH 2009 regional grant seminars

April 16-17, Atlanta, GA
June 25-26, Las Vegas, NV
Click headline for details.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NIH Regional Workshop/Georgia

The National Institutes of Health will conduct a regional seminar on program funding and grant administration April 15-17, 2009 in Atlanta. Click the headline for details.

Monday, October 27, 2008

G.g webcasts & workshops conducts workshops and webcasts to keep you in the know about the federal funding world. Whether you need to know the technical details of submitting your proposal or want to find out what's likely to be funded next year, there is something here that might benefit you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

NSF "broader impacts" update

Puzzled about how to address the "broader impacts" criterion in a National Science Foundation proposal? Check out the latest explanation of what it means and how program officers interpret it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 has a blog

Know about changes at before you're scrambling to meet a deadline. Bookmark its blog or subscribe to the feed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NIH seminar on funding & grant administration

Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology are sponsoring a National Institutes of Health seminar on getting and spending grant money from the agency. According to the event website, "The regional seminar is intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern." It's April 16 and 17 in Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NIH policy on grants to foreign institutions

Are you a non-United States institution or organization that plans to apply for funding from the National Institutes of Health? If so, check out the agency's policy for this type of work.

Friday, October 10, 2008

NSF's limited competitions -- no more surprises!

Have you been spending hours scouring and other websites for limited grant competitions. We all know what a mess occurs when too many proposals are sent to a limited program.

NSF has made your life easier. It has a website that lists the limited competitions, complete with deadlines and links to the solicitations. Just click on the link above.

Thanks to RESADM-L, the research administrators' discussion list, for pointing this out.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

NIH allows fewer resubmissions

Here's an announcement directly from the current NIH Guide:

NIH announces a change in the existing policy on resubmission (amended) applications (see Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application. Failure to receive funding after two submissions (i.e., the original and the single amendment) will mean that the applicant should substantially re-design the project rather than simply change the application in response to previous reviews. It is expected that this policy will lead to funding high quality applications earlier, with fewer resubmissions.

Social scientists cite heavy-handed IRBs

Social scientists voiced concern at a recent meeting about research delays imposed by zealous Institutional Review Boards. Read a full report of the meeting at the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which sponsored the event.

Friday, October 03, 2008

NSF report on expedited review of social & behavioral research

The National Science Foundation has posted its report, Expedited Review of Social and Behavioral Research.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

NSF posts new grant manual (PAPPG)

The National Science Foundation has revised its Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide. It will affect proposals submitted on or after Jan. 5, 2009. Click on the link to view the revised version.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

NIH FOIA seminar available online

The freedom of information officer for the National Institutes of Health gave a presentation Sept. 18 on the agency's policies under the federal Freedom of Information Act. If you missed it, click above to see the slides and hear the recording. The Q&A at the end discuss animal welfare issues.