National Institutes of Health Announces Significant Changes for 2016 Grant Applications
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released changes to their policies, instructions and forms for grant applications. The changes will be effective in two phases. The planned changes focus on: rigor & transparency in research, vertebrate animals, inclusion reporting, data safety monitoring, research training, appendices, font requirements and biosketch clarifications.
Phase 1 changes are effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2016. This phase implements a subset of policy changes using the existing FORMS-C and updated instructions. Anyone submitting a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for programs with due dates after January 25 and/or May 25, 2016 should review the updated requirements carefully prior to preparation. Be sure to use the correct application guide when preparing your proposal. You should plan additional time to make changes from previous submissions. More information concerning significant updates in each application guide release is available at the link below. Read More
National Science Foundation Releases New Proposal and Award Guide
The National Science Foundation has released a new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) effective January 25, 2016. There are several new proposal requirements investigators should be aware of including a new proposal document for Collaborator and Other Affiliations information, more strictly enforced submission deadlines, and inclusion of internal funding in Current and Pending documentation. In terms of awards, investigators should be aware of a new public access requirement for publications and clarification of project outcomes and final report deadlines. A more detailed synopsis provided by the Sponsored Programs Office can be found at the following link.
Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Research and Scholar Awards
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking nominations of Kent State faculty members for the 2016 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award. Sponsored by the University Research Council and the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, this award is intended to honor Kent State’s exceptional researchers and scholars. The awardees will be selected based on the quality of research and scholarship and its impact on society. A ceremony and reception sponsored by the Provost’s Office will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2016 at 4 pm as part of Faculty Recognition Week.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Updated NIH/ARHQ Biosketch Format
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are implementing a revised Biographical Sketch format required for most proposals submitted on or after May 25, 2015. The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to sciences and the historical background that framed their research.