RIT Researcher News
The overall goal of the Pilot Studies Program is to provide seed funding for highly innovative translational and clinical research that addresses translational research questions, and provides insights generalizable to other projects. The RFA and other application materials are available at http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/ctsi/funding/pilot-studies-award.cfm.
NIH has issued a final Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124) that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and non-human genomic data generated from NIH-funded research. Accessing these data place certain responsibilities on the investigator and the institution.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has just expanded the pilot of its experiment in funding science. The new model, called the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or MIRA, supports investigators’ overall research programs through a single, unified grant rather than individual project grants. The MIRA is a grant to provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency and efficacy of NIGMS funding. It is anticipated that the new mechanism will:
NIH has extended its deadline for the implementation of the new biosketch format. It will require the use of this new format in applications for research grants submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. For applications with due dates prior to May 25, applicants will have the choice of using the current biosketch format or the new one. NIH encourages applicants to use the new biosketch format for due dates on or after January 25, 2015.
Notable changes to the new format include:
Synopsis. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. ONR has a broad role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. Additional information can be found at the ONR website at http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science- Technology/Departments.aspx .