Research Announcements

NIH Policy Updates

Dec. 19, 2016       

NIH Policy Update: NRSA, Single IRB, & Revised SF424                                    

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the following policy updates:

  1. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-003)
  1. Notice of Extension of Effective Date for Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-027)
  1. Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-023)

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If you have questions, please contact Deborah Vetter.  Sponsored Programs Administration

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.

Graduate Student Grant Opportunities with the Social Security Administrations

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our small grant programs!  Selected participants for our Programs receive a stipend for their participation.  While these grant opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI community.

Research Projects on Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income and Geography, and Implications for Social Security Policy

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in the relationship between income and life expectancy in the United States, by using recently released statistics from the Health Inequality Project. In this call, with funding support from the Social Security Administration through the NBER Retirement Research Center, we encourage proposals that leverage the newly released data to better understand the reasons for the strong relationship between income and life expectancy, its geographic variability, and its implications for interventions and policy.

Sandell Grant Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide funding opportunities for doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement income issues.

Program Official

Rebecca Ell, MBA
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Student Service — GAANN, McNair, TRIO Training
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Email:  rebecca.ell@ed.gov
Phone: 202-453-6348