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Persistence Pays Off
What Makes a Proposal a Success?
Many times, your good idea alone won’t be enough. Instead, you’ll need persistence, adaptability, and teamwork. More on how these paid off in a big way for one faculty investigator and her team in the next Grants & You.
NIH Clinical Trials
4 Questions for Researchers and Institutions Involved in Human Subjects Research
Will the NIH consider your research a clinical trial? The answers to these 4 questions, as well as the included case studies and FAQs, will help you decide.
Further Clarification on Clinical Trials
The NIH continues to incorporate feedback from the community to further refine how NIH defines a clinical trial. Here, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research discusses the topic in more detail.
NCCIH's New Approach to Funding Clinical Trials
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is participating in the NIH-wide initiative to strengthen the clinical trial research portfolio. Clinical trials are important to NCCIH because they study health interventions widely used by the American public—often with scarce evidence of their efficacy and inadequate understanding of potential safety concerns. This is a summary of a webinar detailing the new approach and related guidelines.
NIH's Clinical Trials Training Page
Training opportunities and resources available to clarify new NIH clinical trial policies.
NIH Next Generation Research Initiative
Next Generation Research Initiative
Updates on a new NIH initiative aimed at strengthening the biomedical workforce by prioritizing funding for early- and mid-career investigators.
Next Generation Research Policy Posted
NIH announces a new policy giving priority to applications that request funding for Early Stage Investigators (no more than 10 years from award of terminal research degree or post-clinical graduate training) and for Early Established Investigators (a PD/PI within 10 years of receiving their first substantial, independent competing NIH R01 equivalent research award as an Early Stage Investigator). This Open Mike blog post links to and explains the policy.
Healthy People 2030--Deadline 9.29.17
Public Comments - Healthy People 2030
HHS is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. The framework includes the Healthy People 2030 vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals — and it will guide the selection and prioritization of objectives for Healthy People 2030. Submit comments on the proposed framework through Sept. 29.
NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices
Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices
NIH publishes funding opportunities and notices in the NIH Guide daily. Each Friday, they publish this listing of everything published during the week.
Join the NIH Guide LISTSERV for direct access to the weekly content update.
Other Funding Opportunities & Deadlines
AHA Funding Opportunities
American Heart Association has extended deadlines to November 2017 for new funding opportunities.
PCORI Funding Opportunities
This page lists all open and upcoming opportunities available through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Open Funding Opportunities
Joint Grant Awards Program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
This funding opportunity of up to $50,000 supports "research of value to the practicing family physician." Preference will be given to new researchers and those who mentor and include new investigators on their research team. PI must be a family medicine researcher (clinician or PhD) and PI or co-investigator must be an AAFP member.
This research grant program is appropriate for FM faculty, departments, and residency programs. The application deadline is January 9, 2018, with reviews conducted in May and November. Competition will likely be exceptionally keen given that only 3-4 awards are made annually. Please notify Sponsored Programs by October 1, if you are interested in potentially submitting an application.