Friday, February 27, 2009

Stimulus funding at NIH

The National Institutes of Health will use stimulus money to fund peer-reviewed proposals that were deemed meritorious but did not receive awards due to lack of funds. Stimulus money also will be used for infrastructure. Click the title to read the details provided by the agency.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Science funding in stimulus bill

The stimulus bill Congress finalized this week includes $21.5 billion for scientific research. Under the plan, the National Institutes of Health would received $10.4 billion; the National Science Foundation, $3 billion; and the Department of Energy, $1.6 billion. Read the details on the website of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). Click the headline to get there.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peachy keen: NIH grant seminar April in Atlanta

The National Institutes of Health will conduct the first semi-annual regional grants seminar of 2009 in April in Atlanta. It is scheduled for April 16 and 17 and is co-hosted by Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A hands-on computer workshop will be offered April 15, but seats are limited. Click the headline to navigate to registration information.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 technical troubleshooting

Need to check AOR status? Verify Adobe version? Understand an error message? This new website is for you.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Federal contract spending: Just the facts

The USA Spending website provides detailed information about federal contracts awarded. You can sort the data by state, and you can look at exactly what contracts a given organization has received. And it's easy to use. This is FFATA at work. For details on FFATA, visit that link in the blog archive.

Monday, February 02, 2009

What NIH spends on research for specific diseases

Want to know how much the National Institutes of Health spent last year for research on Alzheimer's or lung cancer? This link provides a list of how much NIH has spent in 215 separate disease categories over the past several years. Apparently, it is the first time this information has been available to the public in this format.


The National Institutes of Health has posted a new set of frequently asked questions about protocols for the use of animals in research. Need to know how frequently the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must review protocols? Click the headline to find the answer.