Webinar for G-RISE and IMSD Research Training Program (T32) Applicants

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Are you preparing a grant application for the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) or the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) predoctoral institutional research training program? If so, please join our informational webinar to learn about the programs and application components. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask us questions:

Friday, December 3, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

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Dorit Zuk Selected as NIGMS Deputy Director

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Headshot of Dr. Dorit Zuk.

I’m pleased to share that Dorit Zuk has been selected as NIGMS’ new deputy director.

Dorit has been a vital member of the NIGMS leadership team for many years, including serving as acting deputy director for the past year, and as director of our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology since January 2016. During her tenure at NIGMS, she’s made valuable contributions to our 2021-2025 strategic plan [PDF] and reorganization of the Institute’s divisions in 2018, and has led efforts to build a stronger, more diverse, and collaborative workforce—both within NIGMS and beyond.

Please join me in congratulating Dorit on her selection for this position. We can all look forward to benefitting from her continued leadership.

IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development Funding Announcement and Upcoming Webinar

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UPDATE: The webinar slides [PDF] have been posted.

We’re pleased to announce that the IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development (I-RED) Program (STTR) funding announcement (RFA-GM-22-001) has been issued. The purpose of this initiative is to provide support for eligible small business concerns in each of the IDeA regions (Central, Northeast, Southeast, and West) to develop educational products promoting biomedical entrepreneurship in IDeA-eligible states. These products are expected to help academic institutions in these states translate scientific discoveries and technologies from research laboratories into commercial products.

The application due date is January 5, 2022.

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Join the Inaugural NIH MOSAIC Scholars Meeting

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UPDATE: The videocasts of day 1 and day 2 of the meeting are now available.

Collage of scientific images and a diverse group of MOSAIC scholars.

We’re excited to host the first meeting of scholars funded through the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program to promote faculty diversity:

Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET

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Webinar for COBRE Program Applicants and Grantees

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UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from this webinar are now available.

If you’re planning to apply for a Phase 1, 2, or 3 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, it’s important that you attend our upcoming webinar:

Wednesday, October 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

During the webinar, we’ll present an overview of the COBRE program’s objectives, eligibility and reporting requirements, and other key aspects of the funding opportunity announcements. We’ll also answer any questions that you have.

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Wanted: Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Program Director

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UPDATE: This position is now closed.

We’re recruiting for an accomplished scientist to manage research grant, fellowship, training, and other types of awards focused on the structure and function of cells and cellular components. The position is in our Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Job responsibilities involve working collaboratively with other staff to stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research awards. 

Applicants should have expertise in cellular and molecular biology and a doctoral degree in one of the sciences underlying this research area. Experience with using research organisms is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.

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Funding Opportunities: COBRE Phase 1 Applications for Women’s Health and Data Sciences Research

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve published two notices of special interest (NOSI) calling for applications to PAR-19-313, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1 (P20 Clinical Trial Optional), that focus on research on women’s health (NOT-GM-21-056) and data sciences (NOT-GM-21-062).

These NOSIs highlight the Office of Research on Women’s Health’s interest in supporting a meritorious application on women’s health, and the Office of Data Science Strategy’s interest in supporting a meritorious application on data science relevant to biomedical research. Applications for these NOSIs must be submitted in response to and meet all eligibility criteria of PAR-19-313.

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MOSAIC Program Announcements Reissued; Join Our Webinar September 7

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UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from the webinar are now available.

We’re pleased to share that the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) have been reissued. MOSAIC, a trans-NIH initiative that NIGMS oversees, has two components: a postdoctoral career transition award (K99/R00), and a cohort-based mentoring and career development program that supports the scholars (UE5 research education cooperative agreement).

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NIGMS to Co-Host ARPA-H Listening Session

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UPDATE: The videocast of the ARPA-H session on August 4 is now available.

President Biden recently called for the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to improve our capabilities to speed research that can improve the health of all Americans. The proposed mission of ARPA-H could include investments in breakthrough technologies and broadly applicable platforms, resources, and solutions that can’t be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. Such innovations could transform important areas of medicine and health for the benefit of all patients.

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