From: Update from the NIH Office of Extramural Research to the external biomedical [mailto:EXTRAMURALNEXUS@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD)
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 2:26 PM
Subject: NIH Update: RePORT Funding Facts, Videos as Application Materials, Loan Repayment Programs
Read the full issue online.
My thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, and I am deeply sympathetic to the struggles of those who continue to feel the aftermath of this destructive storm. The immediate and long term economic and emotional costs of natural disasters such as Sandy can be overwhelming.
We all know postdocs don’t spend every moment at the bench. I think everyone would agree that attending a professional meeting and presenting research results is a critical part of a postdoc’s expected responsibilities. However, lately we’ve had a number of inquiries about which activities postdoctoral fellows are allowed to perform as part of their official duties supported by NIH grants.
Developing ways to support early career researchers has been a key goal at NIH for many years. As I’ve discussed here in the past, we have a commitment to support new investigators as they become independent scientists. But there are multiple ways NIH supports people as they transition through the various stages of their research career.
As you know, the new fiscal year for government spending (FY 2013) began on October 1. In order to continue operations in the absence of a FY2013 budget appropriation, President Obama signed a continuing resolution (CR) on September 28, 2012 that applies the terms of the fiscal year 2012 budget appropriations through March 27, 2013.
In a classic scene from Seinfeld, Kramer imitates Moviefone’s automated phone service prompts but becomes confused and abandons the script, asking the caller instead “Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you’ve selected?”
In an effort to balance rapid changes in technology and fair standards across applicants, the NIH is revising the policy and guidelines for investigators contemplating the submission of non-traditional application materials, such as videos, devices, or other media. Continue reading →
OER Director Dr. Sally Rockey recently chatted with the editors of Peer Review Notes, a monthly publication of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, to discuss how NIH can encourage innovative research. Continue reading →
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NIH (including help desks) will be closed November 12 (Monday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed November 22 (Thursday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.