NIH K and New Investigator R01 Proposal Preparation Program

This is a multi-faceted program designed to assist junior faculty, fellows, and post-docs in the preparation of Career Development (NIH K) award applications and early career investigators in preparation for their first R01 grant.  The program will start early in Spring Semester 2017 and will conclude in May 2017 prior to the NIH June submission deadlines. Nominations are due by Friday, January 6, 2017

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Insights from Peer Reviewers and NIH Staff on Putting Together Your Application

Posted on June 30, 2016 by NIH Staff

A new video from NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) compiles insights from peer reviewers, study section chairs, and NIH staff, to help guide you in planning and writing a competitive grant application. The CSR video – linked below – is part of CSR’s Insider’s Guide to Peer Review for Applicants page.

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New “All About Grants” Podcast on How to Use the New Assignment Request Form

Posted on June 30, 2016 by NIH Staff

In the latest NIH All About Grants podcast, we talk to Dr. Cathie Cooper, Director of the Division of Receipt and Referral at NIH’s Center of Scientific Review, about how you can influence the assignment of your application to a particular study section for peer review, or to a particular NIH Institute or Center for funding consideration. Check out “Using the PHS Assignment Request Form” (mp3) (transcript), as well as other podcast episodes on our All About Grants page or via our podcast RSS feed.

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ISCE is pleased to partner with The Global Change Center at Virginia Tech to support  interdisciplinary research on emerging social aspects of global change that will lead to collaborative proposals submitted to extramural funding sources.  Proposed projects should leverage and integrate a unique combination of social science expertise with biophysical and/or engineering expertise.  See the RFP (below) for timeline and submission requirements.

Notification of intent deadline is Sept 15th, 2016. In an email to schoeng@vt.edu  simply 1) provide the tentative title for the proposal, 2) identify which opportunity you are applying for (#1 or #2, see RFP), and 3) the list of faculty PIs and their affiliations.

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Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2016.  

Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine  2016 Summit, Washington, DC.  “Smart and Connected Health:  Precision Meets Possibility” Friday, November 18: http://www.vasem.org/2016-annual-summit/

Registration is necessary but there is no fee and lunch is provided.  Poster session and reception on the Thursday night before (Nov. 17).

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New R01 grant applicants can now view the fall 2015 "Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review" webinars online. These webinars were designed to provide useful insights into the application submission and peer review processes. Presentations include:

  • The Review of Your NIH Grant Application Begins Here
  • What You Need to Know about Application Receipt and Referral
  • How Your Application Is Reviewed
  • Key Things to Know About the NIH Grants Program
  • Jumpstart Your Career with CSR’s Early Career Reviewer Program (Only in the R01 Webinar)

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New Vice President of Research and Innovation Announced: Theresa S. Mayer, a leading nanotechnology researcher and the associate dean for research and innovation in Penn State’s College of Engineering, has been named Virginia Tech’s new vice president for research and innovation.

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NIH Manuscript Collection Optimized for Text-Mining and More: NIH-supported scientists have made over 300,000 author manuscripts available on PubMedCentral (PMC) since 2008. Now, NIH is making these papers accessible to the public in a format that will allow robust text analyses. You can download the entire PMC collection of NIH-supported author manuscripts as a package in either XML or plain text formats. The collection will encompass all NIH manuscripts posted to PMC since July 2008. While the public can access the articles’ full text and accompanying figures, tables, and multimedia on the PMC website, the newly available article packages include full-text only, in a form that facilitates text-mining. NIH has developed this resource to increase the impact of NIH funding. Through this collection, scientists will be able to analyze these manuscripts, further apply the findings of NIH research, and generate new discoveries.

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New NIH Podcast on Certificates of Confidentiality: All About Grants is back with a new podcast episode on certificates of confidentiality (CoCs). Dr. Ann Hardy, NIH’s human subjects research protection officer, talks about how CoCs can enhance your human subjects research, as well as protect and benefit research participants. She also explains who can apply for CoCs, and how to do so. Check out “Obtaining Certificates of Confidentiality for Your Research” (mp3) (transcript) and other episodes on the NIH All About Grants page or via our podcast RSS feed.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have jointly released, Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights, which details what is known and remaining gaps in research "about the effects of various behavioral and social factors on longevity, disability and illness, and the quality of life, primarily at the population level."

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An Undergraduate Research Opportunities database is now available. Faculty members can post research opportunities, and can use the database to recruit undergraduates to help with research by specifying desired skills, knowledge, and mode of compensation (for pay, credit, voluntary), and screening and selecting top candidates.

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There is an open call for proposals for a limited number of meetings and events to be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center- Arlington. Funds may be used for facilities costs, food and beverage, keynote speaker's fees and travel, etc.

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Virginia Tech is now a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations.

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Virginia Tech is now a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations.New Vice President of Research and Innovation Announced: Theresa S. Mayer, a leading nanotechnology researcher and the associate dean for research and innovation in Penn State’s College of Engineering, has been named Virginia Tech’s new vice president for research and innovation.

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NIH Manuscript Collection Optimized for Text-Mining and More: NIH-supported scientists have made over 300,000 author manuscripts available on PubMedCentral (PMC) since 2008. Now, NIH is making these papers accessible to the public in a format that will allow robust text analyses. You can download the entire PMC collection of NIH-supported author manuscripts as a package in either XML or plain text formats. The collection will encompass all NIH manuscripts posted to PMC since July 2008. While the public can access the articles’ full text and accompanying figures, tables, and multimedia on the PMC website, the newly available article packages include full-text only, in a form that facilitates text-mining. NIH has developed this resource to increase the impact of NIH funding. Through this collection, scientists will be able to analyze these manuscripts, further apply the findings of NIH research, and generate new discoveries.

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New NIH Podcast on Certificates of Confidentiality:All About Grants is back with a new podcast episode on certificates of confidentiality (CoCs). Dr. Ann Hardy, NIH’s human subjects research protection officer, talks about how CoCs can enhance your human subjects research, as well as protect and benefit research participants. She also explains who can apply for CoCs, and how to do so. Check out “Obtaining Certificates of Confidentiality for Your Research” (mp3) (transcript) and other episodes on the NIH All About Grants page or via our podcast RSS feed.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have jointly released, Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights, which details what is known and remaining gaps in research "about the effects of various behavioral and social factors on longevity, disability and illness, and the quality of life, primarily at the population level."

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An Undergraduate Research Opportunities database is now available. Faculty members can post research opportunities, and can use the database to recruit undergraduates to help with research by specifying desired skills, knowledge, and mode of compensation (for pay, credit, voluntary), and screening and selecting top candidates.

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There is an open call for proposals for a limited number of meetings and events to be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center- Arlington. Funds may be used for facilities costs, food and beverage, keynote speaker's fees and travel, etc.

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Virginia Tech is now a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations.