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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 9:11am

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: Thursday, August 01, 2013 2:44 PM
Subject: NIH Update: Individual Development Plans for Trainees, Podcast on Reporting Inclusion Information, ASSIST Webinar

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Rock Talk

Individual Development Plans for NIH-supported Trainees

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Sally Rockey

We continue to make progress on implementing the recommendations proposed by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group which studied the biomedical research workforce. We have just posted a Notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts announcing that NIH encourages grantees to develop an institutional policy requiring an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for every graduate student and postdoc supported by any NIH grant, regardless of the type of NIH grant that is used for support. Continue reading 


NIH Wants Your Feedback on LGBTI Health Research

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Sally Rockey

In January I blogged about NIH’s support of health research in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities (LGBTI communities). …. NIH continues extensive outreach to identify research priorities and gaps, and opportunities to capitalize on ongoing projects in this field. …. Continue reading 


Top Stories


A Webinar to ASSIST You With Electronic Submission of Multi-Project Applications

As announced earlier, NIH will require electronic submission for all P01, P20, P50 and U19 applications intended for due dates on or after September 25, 2013. …. On Tuesday, August 13, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM Eastern time, NIH will hold a webinar to help potential applicants get acquainted with ASSIST, NIH’s system for electronic submission of multi-project applications. …. Continue reading 


Applications to NIH Loan Repayment Programs Accepted Sept. 1 through Nov. 15

On July 16 NIH announced the next application cycle for the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs). If you are a researcher who has incurred significant educational debt, then the NIH LRPs are for you. …. Continue reading 


Register Today for the 15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in South Dakota

Are you a small business that is looking for funding opportunities to support innovative technological research that has high-potential for commercialization? Or a current NIH grantee that is looking for additional information and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, small businesses and NIH staff? If so, be sure to register today for the 15th annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 28 – 30, 2013 …. Continue reading 


New Resources


New Podcast on Reporting Inclusion Information on Race and Ethnicity

In the latest episode of All About Grants, Dr. Meredith Temple-O’Connor, NIH Inclusion Policy Officer, joins us to talk about the distinction between race and ethnicity and how grantees should report inclusion information to the NIH. Continue reading 


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September 2, 2013: NIH Closed for Federal Holiday

NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day). If a postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

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