Monday, March 30, 2009

NIH Recovery Act FAQ

When will awards be made? When must projects be completed? Click on the headline to find out.

NSF Recovery Act FAQ

Will there be new programs? Will no-cost extensions be permitted? Click the headline to find out.

Friday, March 27, 2009

NSF to increase CAREER and IGERT awards

The National Science Foundation will use some Recovery Act funds to increase the number of awards it makes under the CAREER and IGERT programs. CAREER supports junior faculty, and IGERT supports interdisciplinary research and training for graduate students. Click the headline for more details about NSF's plans for the funding.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recovery money plans at NSF

In its spending plans for Recovery Act funds, the National Science Foundation will prioritize the funding of new principal investigators and high-risk, high-return research projects. With a few exceptions, most proposals eligible for Recovery Act support are those that NSF already has received. Click the headline to see the details.

Friday, March 20, 2009

NIH construction grant webinar March 23

A videocast on the application process for two NIH construction-related grants will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 23. Staff slides from the canceled March 16 session are available on the web now, and NIH urges prospective applicants to review those materials before the videocast.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NIH grant webinar update

NIH's National Center for Research Resources is working to reschedule the March 16 webinar on construction grant opportunities that was canceled due to overwhelming interest from prospective applicants. Click the headline above to visit the page on which NCRR will post new webinar information as it becomes available. Find Recovery Act opportunities has made it easy to search specifically for Recovery Act grant opportunities. Click the headline above, then click the button at the G.g website. Click "sort by open date" to view the most recently posted opportunities first.

Monday, March 16, 2009 woes & NIH webinar delay is offline today, according to the blog. The G.g folks hope to have it up and running by this evening. Click the headline to visit the blog.

Also, today's NIH webinar on construction grants was canceled. Information about construction grants is expected to appear on the NIH website. Meanwhile, check out their FAQs for the two construction programs:

Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06) Questions and Answers

Core Facility Renovation, Repair and Improvement (G20) Questions and Answers

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Recovery Act Central for university grant seekers

The University of Rhode Island has put together a website that consolidates much information about grant opportunities available to universities under the Recovery Act. It will be updated as new information becomes available. Click the headline to take a look.

OMG II: OMB says may falter under ARRA grant volume

OMB Director Peter Orszag has put federal agencies on notice that interest in Recovery Act grants may bring to its knees. He instructs DHHS to work on increasing the capacity of, and instructs other agencies to "immediately identify alternative methods for accepting grant applications during the Recovery Act's expected peak period." Click the headline to read the memo.

OMG! NIH is on Twitter

Get notice of NIH funding announcements anytime, anywhere. Its RSS news feed sends tweets to Twitter, giving investigators up-to-minute information about grant opportunities. This is beast!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stimulus funding at NIH II: Show me the money

Click on the headline to go to a list of NIH funding opportunities under the Recovery Act. This site provides specific request-for-application numbers, which link you to the full text of the RFA. Categories of grants include Challenge (research) Grants, instrumentation grants and construction grants.

Recovery Act websites by agency

Each grant-making agency has a web page on which to discuss its response to the Recovery Act. Click on the headline to visit a list of these sites. The amount and specificity of the information provided varies by agency.

Finding Recovery Act grants

A quick and easy way to stay on top of announcements of new grants funded by the Recovery Act is to visit the link created for this purpose. Simply click on the headline above to go to the main page. Then click on "Recovery Act Opportunities." To view only the most recent postings, click the "Sort by open date" link just above the grid, in the middle of the page.