Funding Opportunities

OnPAR: A Second Chance for Unfunded NIH Proposals

Author: Jaclyn Lucas

Many researchers and administrators across the country are familiar with the disappointment of a rejected proposal. Researchers can spend months running experiments to generate preliminary data and many more weeks preparing the necessary documents (including a robust research strategy, detailed budget, and other requirements) for their proposal. And even if this proposal is well conceived, it may not be selected for funding. This is the fate of many NIH proposals, given that the agency can fund only a portion of the proposals it receives.

In response to...

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Staying Up to Date on Funding Opportunities: Suggestions from NIH

Rather than poring over the Funding Opportunities and Notices section of Grants.gov, you can bring funding news directly to your inbox or social media feed. In a recent Extramural Nexus post, NIH names four ways researchers can gain access to new funding announcements and opportunities. The post provides details on receiving customized email alerts (including a...

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NIH Pushes Programs that Fund Training and Mentorship in Sponsored Research

Author: Eric Dorman

Compared to a decade ago, more graduate students and postdocs are financially supported as part of full research grants than by traditional developmentally-focused means. These standard research grants don’t always come with a formal training element, which means that aspiring researchers are not always getting the highly valuable mentorship that develops them into more capable professionals. 

In this shifting context, the NIH is promoting funding opportunities that train developing researchers, specifically “K” and “T”...

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