• NIH has announced a new biographical sketch format to be used in all grant applications with due dates on or after January 25th, 2015.  See the NIH Guide notice at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-024.html for more details.

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  • Northeastern’s Sixth Pop Up Open Lab Experience & Reception… Aha! Making Sense from Big Data Brought to you by the Office of the Provost. Inviting faculty and students to drop in, meet, eat and experience colleagues’ research. Featuring interactive demos from Northeastern University interdisciplinary research teams that are working to make sense from Big Data. Date: […]

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  • On September 19, 2014, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program announced a new Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) for Fellows. GRIP provides research internship opportunities to NSF Graduate Research Fellows through partnerships with federal agencies. For selected Fellows, the internship will provide expertise in critical STEM areas, enhance professional skills, and help develop networks and […]

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  • Effective as of April 17, 2014, the NIH and AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. The subsequent new application need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and must not contain an introduction to respond to the […]

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  • NIH recently released guidance on salary limitations for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts and how they should be implemented into AHRQ applications and awards. As noted in a previous post, effective January 12, 2014, all salaries under HHS awards are subject to Executive Level II of the Federal […]

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  • Effective April 25, 2014, NIH will expand to all institutions the ability to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report). While not mandatory after April 25th, NIH encourages the use of the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports. Further, NIH anticipates requiring all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for […]

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  • Information about the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act as it may relate to NIH can be found here. This act funds NIH through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and provides statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards for FY2014.  

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  • NIH has released stipend rates, tuition/fees, and other budgetary levels as related to Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards effective for FY 2014. Click here for details.

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  • The White House Office of Management and Budget issued the following on Tuesday, September 17th regarding federal operations in the event of a government shutdown after Monday, September 30th. Click here for the full memo and attached FAQ’s. Appropriations provided under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6) expire at 11:59 pm […]

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