Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-126
The Government Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 ended on September 30, 2013 at midnight EST and an Appropriation Act for FY2014 has not been passed leading to a lapse in Federal funding.
Issues impacting researchers are summarized below:
- Contact with NIH Staff. There will be no access to voice mail, e-mail, fax, or postal mail during this period
- Submission of Grant Applications. For the duration of the funding lapse, applicants are strongly encouraged not to submit paper or electronic grant applications to the NIH.
- Peer Review and Council Meetings. NIH will not conduct initial peer review meetings or conduct Advisory Council review meetings during the lapse.
- eRA Commons. eRA Commons will be unavailable during the lapse. Submissions and progress reports cannot be accepted.
- Awarded Grants. No NIH awards will be processed for the duration of the funding lapse.
- No-Cost Extension. No Cost Extensions cannot be submitted electronically during the lapse, grants due to expire that plan to be given a no-cost extension, will require a paper notification to the IC after operations resume.
- HHS Payment Management System. HHD PMS will remain open but no federal staff will be available to assist. Grants on a reimbursement basis or other restricted funds cannot be processed during the lapse.
- Animal Welfare. No activities associated with the OLAW mission will continue during the funding lapse. OLAW will extend reporting deadlines for all activities to compensate for the period of the lapse.
The entire notice may be read at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-126.html
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated.
The fund is inviting applications for the 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards, which were established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Up to six McKnight Scholars will each receive $75,0000 annually, beginning July 1, 2014. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates development of the scholar’s research program, but not for indirect costs.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year.
In addition, applicants must have tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution (to which awards will be paid); a record of meritorious research in areas pertinent to the interests of the fund; no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made to account for parental leave); evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; and U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status.
A review committee will evaluate applications and invite a select few applicants to interview with the committee. Applicants selected will be notified by March 28, 2014. The interviews are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, in New York City. The committee will then recommend candidates to the board of directors of the fund for final decision. Awards will be announced on or before May 17, 2014.
Link to RFP
Proposal Deadline: November 13, 2013 (3:00 p.m.)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Alliance is pleased to announce two new funding initiatives designed to accelerate research focused on progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
1) Challenge Awards -These are designed to encourage and nurture scientific innovation in the following focus areas:
- Phenotype/Genotype and pathophysiological mechanisms of progressive MS
- Development of new and existing pre-clinical models for progressive disease based on community consensus building
- Discovery and validation of proof of concept biomarkers
- Innovative designs for proof of concept trials of therapeutic agents or therapeutic strategies
2) Infrastructure Awards -These are designed to promote and enhance data sharing and knowledge management and encourage collaboration among researchers by developing enabling technologies and infrastructure for data sharing to support one or more of the Alliance priority research areas.
Support for each of these awards is limited to a maximum of €75,000 in total costs for 12 months. This request for applications (RFA) is open to all international researchers in academic and other non-profit organizations, as well as to researchers in commercial organizations. Full descriptions of the topics and the application instructions are available here.
The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Details on how to apply for funding can be found at http://www.endprogressivems.org. Or download RFA.
To learn more about the Progressive MS Alliance please visit our web site, www.endprogressivems.org.
We are looking forward to innovative proposals from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have an innovative idea or concept, please apply. If you know someone else who may have an innovative idea or concept, please forward this message.
Thank you for your commitment and for connecting to end progressive MS.
The Progressive MS Alliance Team
Deadline: May 1, 2014
The General Secretariat of King Faisal International Prize is pleased to Invite you to nominate for the year 2015 (1436H.) Prize for Medicine in the topic Intestinal Microflora and Human Health.
1- Nominations should be from universities, research centers and other learned circles. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
2- Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge
3- Dissertations are not accepted.