The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a webinar on the Loan Repayment Program (LRP). This is a technical assistance webinar for applicants to become familiar with the application submission process. You must register for this webinar in order to participate. Please do pass this information to anyone interesting in learning more about the LRP.
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Updates to Active Funding Opportunity Announcements to Prepare for Policy Changes Impacting Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018
NIH just released the following announcement: NOT-OD-17-114
We wanted to pass along this proposal applicant training/workshop opportunity, taking place in Arlington, Virginia from September 10th – September 12th. It’s an opportunity to meet with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) staff and learn about their funding opportunities and application process. It is open for both researchers and administrators.
Updated Appendix Policy Eliminates Clinical Trial-Related Materials for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications Submitted to Due Dates on or After January 25, 2018.
Per NIH Notice NOT-OD-17-098: “This Notice alerts the scientific research community of plans to eliminate Appendix materials related to clinical trials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ, or NIOSH for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released five separate program announcements for the 2018 application cycle of the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP). The LRP may repay up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt per year to outstanding health professionals who commit at least two years to conduct biomedical, behavioral, social, or clinical research, and who agree to engage in such research for an average of at least 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week. This includes most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans.
NIH just released an announcement that for federal fiscal year FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017), awards for predoctoral trainees and fellows will be adjusted for the new stipend level of $23,844, up from $23,376 from FY16. Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predocs remain unchanged at $4,200. All FY 2017 awards previously issued using FY 2016 stipend levels will be adjusted by NIH with revised NOAs with the new stipend level.
NIH released a reminder announcement today about the importance of accurate and timely progress reports, and financial reports. The notice reminds award recipients of the due dates. Please take a moment to review the link above.
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funding opportunities managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
On Friday, March 17th, NIH issued interim guidance on the use of a new NIH salary cap, to increase from $185,100 to $187,000. See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-049.html. The effective date of this increase is January 8th, 2017.