Category: Funding Opportunities

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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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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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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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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New Research on Interventions R01 Funding Announcement and Upcoming Webinar

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

NIGMS has reissued its funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for Research on Interventions that Promote the Careers of Individuals in the Biomedical Research Enterprise (R01) (PAR-21-269). In line with a key mission area of the Institute—ensuring the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise—the FOA encourages studies on interventions aimed to enhance research-oriented individuals’ interest, motivation, persistence, and preparedness for careers in the biomedical research workforce. Potential intervention focus areas include, but are not limited to, networking and mentoring, institutional climate, harassment, and structural racism and discrimination.

The new FOA no longer includes research designed solely to inform interventions; applicants must also conduct and test an intervention. Proposals must test the effectiveness of an intervention using robust experimental designs, such as randomized control trial approaches, case controls, matched pair design, or other designs appropriate to perform rigorous research on effective interventions aiming to increase success in the biomedical research workforce.

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Updated Council Review and Oversight Policy for Well-Funded Laboratories

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NIGMS staff members always closely examine each principal investigator’s (PI’s) other research support when making funding recommendations and awards. In addition, the Institute has several policies to ensure a diversified portfolio of grants. At the May 20, 2021, NAGMS Advisory Council meeting, councilors approved our updated NIGMS guidelines for funding investigators with substantial other research support. Informally, this was known as our $750K policy. What’s the policy, and why are we changing it now? 

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Webinar for Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program Applicants

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

We’re hosting a webinar for students and fellows interested in the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program for the October 4, 2021, receipt date:

Tuesday, June 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

PRAT is a competitive 3-year fellowship program that prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Training includes a mentored laboratory research experience and intensive career and leadership development activities. PRAT fellows conduct research in laboratories in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) in basic biomedical research areas within the NIGMS mission. These areas include, but are not limited to, biological chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology, computational biosciences, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and technology development.

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Funding Opportunity: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program

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I’m pleased to share that the Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15) funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) have been reissued (PAR-21-155 and PAR-21-154). The FOAs continue NIH efforts to support small-scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from NIH. The grants emphasize providing biomedical research experiences for undergraduate students and enhancing the research environment at grantee institutions. Eligible institutions must award baccalaureate degrees in biomedical sciences, have a greater undergraduate student enrollment than graduate student enrollment, and must not have received more than $6 million per year of NIH support (total costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years. Health professional schools are not eligible for this FOA and are not included in the $6 million eligibility calculation. There is another series of FOAs focused on health professional schools and graduate schools (PAR-19-134 and PAR-19-135).

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