Coming soon: MIRA funding for early-stage investigators

We first reported on the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for New and Early-Stage Investigators (R35) mechanism when it was introduced by the National Institute of General Medical...

NIGMS wants your input on modernizing biomedical graduate education

Last week, on June 8, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences issued a formal Request for Information: Strategies for Modernizing Biomedical Graduate Education. We first wrote about...

The data on the competition for NIH funding

We all know the NIH budget is not keeping pace with demand and that success rates are at historically low levels but what are the actual numbers that reflect the funding climate? NIH’s Deputy...

The NIA wants to hear from you!

The National Institute on Aging's Interventions Testing Program (ITP) wants to expand the involvement of the research community in this unique program, which tests in mice compounds that have the...

Two new NCI funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines

The National Cancer Institute released two funding announcements in recent weeks that offer exciting opportunities for investigators to improve patient outcomes and contribute major breakthroughs in...

What to do with the new NIH review criteria

As you are likely well aware, new review criteria and application instructions concerning rigor and reproducibility for many NIH and AHRQ grants go into effect May 25th. As the deadline nears for the...

Eric Gouaux’s serotonin transporter research featured by NIH

Recent findings by Vollum Institute senior scientist, Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., and team that reveal the molecular structure of the human serotonin transporter, are getting a lot of attention from the...

NIGMS seeks input on team science research

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is examining the benefits and challenges of team science and considering how best to support this mode of scientific research. In doing so, NIGMS...