Posts Tagged ‘stimulus’

NIH AREA eligibilities, clarified

June 17, 2009

OK, here are the facts. They are complicated. Please hang on.

For the June submission of traditional AREA, ONLY THE SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY ARE ELIGIBLE

For the September submission of the Stimulus AREA, ALL FACULTY FROM ALL SCHOOLS (as long as they are doing health-related research) ARE ELIGIBLE

For the October submission of the traditional AREA, all bets are off.  There are indications that all faculty will be eligible, but we must wait until the guidelines are released.

So we can plan, please answer the polls below.


NIH’s $200 Million Challenge Grants (From SCIENCE Magazine)

May 5, 2009

“The preliminary numbers are in: As of today, the National Institutes of Health has received more than 10,000 applications for its Challenge Grants, NIH officials say. (The deadline was 27 April with an extension for making corrections.) The agency tagged $200 million of its $10.4 billion in the recent stimulus bill for the competition, which covers research on dozens of specific topics. If NIH funds only 200 of the $1 million, 2-year grants, as initially proposed, that will put the success rate at a mere 2% (compared with roughly 20% for a regular NIH research grant). Individual institutes could decide to fund more grants, but that will depend on how proposals fare in peer review, NIH officials say. Reviews begin mid-May and results will be out in late July.”



NIH to Hold ARRA Planning Meeting

April 7, 2009

On April 16, the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health will a hold meeting to discuss implementation plans associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The meeting, from 3-5 p.m. EST, will be open to the public. An agenda will be posted at . This is the highest ranking advisory committee in NIH. .