Research Announcements

Writing Seminar for Post-Docs

Adrian Koesters, Ph.D., editorial grant specialist, will hold a six-session seminar for post-doctoral students on effective writing strategies beginning Jan. 10. The course, designed for post-doctoral researchers who wish to improve their basic writing skills, runs through Feb. 14. Participants must commit to attending at least five of the six sessions, which will be held Tuesdays from 1-1:50 p.m. at the Durham Research Center, Room 1005. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available via REDCap on the Post-Doc web page.

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Seeking Faculty Reviewers

UNMC and the Creighton University Medical Center are seeking faculty reviewers for the 48th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF), to be held on March 4. The forum depends on volunteer faculty support from both UNMC and CU to review and critique abstracts prior to the forum and to judge oral and poster presentations the day of the forum. Each abstract is evaluated by three judges prior to the forum and the actual presentations on March 4 also will be scored by three different judges. Interested faculty should complete this form. Please be as specific as possible when indicating areas of qualification and interest for judging. Please return the form by Dec. 9.

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for FY2017 Available

Release Date:  November 17, 2016


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. November 2016).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October/November 2015) as a standard term and condition of award.  Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2016.

The NIHGPS provides both up-to-date policy guidance that serves as NIH standard terms and conditions of awards for grants and cooperative agreements, and extensive guidance to those who are interested in pursuing NIH grants.

While this revision does not introduce any new material for the first time, it incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated October/November 2015. The document is available in the following electronic formats: HTML and PDF (  Prior versions of the NIHGPS are accessible at

NIH will continue to publish interim grants policy changes through the issuance of NIH Guide Notices found at   Each change will be described, including its applicability and effective date; and the necessary language to implement it as a term or condition of award provided.

A document is available that summarizes the significant changes that are implemented with the November 2016 NIHGPS:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Telephone: 301-435-0949