Thursday, December 29, 2016

NIH data management: Sharing is caring

The National Institutes of Health wants to hear what you have to say about data management and sharing. Learn here how to submit comments.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

More tales of the NSF OIG

The National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General cites encouraging the ethical conduct of research as a challenge for the agency in fall 2016. The report lists a number of investigations into allegations of research misconduct. Incidents involved faculty as well as graduate students, and allegations included falsification of data and plagiarism of text. The report is available  here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NIH workshops in the Big Easy and Charm City

The National Institutes of Health plans regional grant seminars for May in New Orleans and October in Baltimore. They are an opportunity to learn about the agency's grant processes and talk with program officials

PCORI grantwriting workshop

Want to learn how to prepare a competitive proposal for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute? A workshop will be offered Jan. 22 and 23 in Georgetown. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate, so no need to compete with Inauguration party stragglers for hotel space. Learn more about what this independent organization funds here.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Hold your horses! Next NSF grants conference slated for May 2017 in Louisville

Horse races are unpredictable, but you can count on getting useful proposal preparation information at NSF's Grants Conferences. Sign up here to receive registration information for the May 2017 conference.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tips on preparing an NIH proposal

The Center for Scientific Review offers an "Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants." The site includes plenty of tips for preparing a proposal, plus a video on peer review.

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.