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6/5 NIH Notice: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

On 6/5, NIH issued a Notice (NOT-OD-17-074) reminding NIH recipients about the requirement to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports to the NIH. The Notice states:

NIH award recipients have a responsibility to submit complete, timely and accurate progress and financial reports as required by the NIH Grants Policy Statement, a term and condition of all NIH grant awards.

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5/30 NIH Notice: Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials

On 5/30, NIH issued a new notice (NOT-OD-17-066) on that updates and replaces the prior NIH policy on post-submission materials:

This Notice updates and replaces the NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH policy for post-submission materials for applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2017. It expands that policy to include citations to issued patents as allowable post-submission materials.  Post-submission materials are those submitted after submission of Read more about 5/30 NIH Notice: Additional Change to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials

Two NIH Notices Released Friday, 3/17

On Friday, 3/17, NIH released two new Notices that are of interest to the research community. You can read the full Notices via the links below:

  • NOT-OD-17-048: NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
  • NOT-OD-17-049: Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

NIH Notice: Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Last Monday, NIH released a notice with positive news for recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016. Per NIH's notice, dated November 7, 2016, these postdoctoral trainees and fellows will receive increased stipends. The notice also provides instructions for requesting one-time supplemental funding to cover the stipend increase.

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NIH Reminder on FORMS-D

The NIH Office of Extramural Research posted a reminder this week for those who are submitting a fellowship application using FORMS-D for the August 8, 2016 due date. The reminder highlights changes with the new application, including the following new attachments:

FORMS-D Update Reminder and Useful Links

Author: Jessica McCann

As noted last October in NOT-OD-16-004, NIH will be updating its policies, forms and instructions for grant applications submitted on or after May 25, 2016. NIH has since released several other notices pertaining to the FORMS-D changes. Here are a few of the most recent updates to be aware of:

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.

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