May 21, 2015, NIAID Funding News
Read this full issue online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
In case you missed it, Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH deputy director for extramural research, wrote "Looking at Recent Data on R21 and R01-Equivalent Grants," which compares application and award data between the exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) and R01-equivalent mechanisms.
Opportunities and Resources
To help combat HIV/AIDS in low resource settings, NIH published two funding opportunity announcements—an R01 and a companion exploratory/development (R21) grant—on NIH-PEPFAR Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-Free Generation.
If you have strategies for how to identify novel HIV vaccine concepts and targets, we want you—and your innovative, high-risk, high-impact research ideas.
In The News
As you may already know, the NIH Business System shutdown will delay some of NIAID’s award actions in May and June, as detailed in the May 7, 2015, article “NIH Business System Downtime May Affect You."
For those of you planning to use chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) or biomaterials from chimps in research, be aware that NIH just implemented the Chimpanzee Research Use Reporting System, a new part of the eRA Commons.
NIH recently updated its NIH Grants Policy Statement.
About half of NIAID investigator-initiated R01 grant applications are submitted with modular budgets, but that doesn’t mean your decision to apply with either a modular or detailed budget should come down to a 50-50 coin toss.
New Funding Opportunities
See other announcements at NIAID Funding Opportunities List.
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