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Winter 2019 Grants & You: News & Deadlines

NIH Solicits Feedback

NIH is seeking feedback on a draft policy for Data Management and Sharing. Interested researchers can review the draft policy and offer feedback by January 10, 2020.

Research Concepts

A research concept is an early planning stage in the potential development of a research initiative. Keeping tabs on approved concepts can be an effective way to determine upcoming  funding priorities and opportunities.  Partap S. Khalsa, DC, PhD, discusses research concepts in more detail in the  NCCIH Research Blog.

NIH Redefines Criteria for Definition of Socio-Economic Disadvantaged

Recognizing the impact of socio-economic status as a significant determiner of both health and academic and economic success, NIH is re-examining how it defines scientists from disadvantaged backgrounds. This Open Mike blog post provides a discussion of NIH's rationale and a list of criteria now used to determine whether a scientist comes from a disadvantaged background.

Case Study

NIH offers a series of case studies to illuminate issues it faces as it works toward maintaining integrity in peer review. The most recent deals with the potential ramifications of an undisclosed conflict of interest.

Call for Abstracts

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association announce a Call for Abstracts for the 2020 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Poster Competition and Exhibition. The poster event will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2020.

Submit abstracts online through the following link:  2020 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Abstract Submission Form


NIH Updated Instructions and Forms

On or after May 25, 2020, NIH will require the use of updated application forms and instructions (FORMS-F). Previews of the changes and a discussion of their impact are available now.

NIH Announces Centralized Email

As part of its effort to streamline processes, NIH will now notify applicants of unfunded proposals via a consolidated email sent by the NIH eRA system. This notification will go to both the Authorized Organization Representative/Signing Official and the Notice of Award email address listed in the applicant’s eRA Commons Institutional Profile File. The email notificatoin will be sent ~14 months after the application’s council date.The official notice and a FAQ page can be found here.