Request for Information for NIH

Even though the government is currently shut down, there are some outstanding Request for Information (RFI) notices out there for which the National Institutes of Health are seeking public comments.  These RFIs provide opportunities for you to have your comments and thoughts heard on specific topics, so let your voice be heard.  Here are some … Continue reading Request for Information for NIH

One-stop Health Sciences Funding Portal

At the University of Michigan we're pretty blessed to have access to the plethora of resources our university has - but navigating those resources when they're managed by a variety of different schools and departments can be challenging. In an effort to address that challenge, your liaison librarians have developed a research guide that aims … Continue reading One-stop Health Sciences Funding Portal

White House Neuroscience Initiative

In case you missed it, the White House announced this week their new initiative to fund research focusing on neuroscience innovation. "The BRAIN Initiative — short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — builds on the President’s State of the Union call for historic investments in research and development to fuel the innovation, job … Continue reading White House Neuroscience Initiative

Escaping the Paywall: Taxpayer-funded research will be free

Over the summer I wrote about a We the People petition asking the White House to mandate measures similar to the NIH Public Access Policy (in place since 2008)for more Federal agencies.  A quick review, the NIH PAP  has results from NIH-funded projects (eventually) published in open access journals and repositories. That petition has gotten … Continue reading Escaping the Paywall: Taxpayer-funded research will be free

Funding Pulse: January 2013

Government Grants Update: In an effort to decrease the perception of bias in its grant awards, the National Institutes of Health is considering a pilot program that would blind grant reviewers, making the application process anonymous. Read the press release from NIH, as well as an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education. ~~ Funding Opportunity: … Continue reading Funding Pulse: January 2013

NIH to recruit Associate Director for Data Science

Reposted from the NIH News: For Immediate Release Thursday, January 10, 2013 Contact: NIH Office of Communications 301-496-5787 NIH to recruit Associate Director for Data Science National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today announced plans to recruit a new senior scientific position, the Associate Director for Data Science. The associate director … Continue reading NIH to recruit Associate Director for Data Science

NIHPAP Compliance Changes

A new notice, NOT-OD-12-160, was posted last week by the National Institutes of Health in regards to compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy that explictly states: ****************************** ....Since 2008, compliance with the NIH public access policy has been a statutory requirement and a term and condition of all grant awards and cooperative agreements. NIH and its awardees have … Continue reading NIHPAP Compliance Changes

Funding Pulse – November

Welcome to the November issue of Funding Pulse - an aggregation of health-related funding news from the previous month to keep you updated on the latest fiscal trends at UMHS and related entities, and upcoming opportunities: Information Session: W. M. Keck Foundation Call for Concept Papers (internal submissions) Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 9:30-10:30 am, Palmer … Continue reading Funding Pulse – November