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:
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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 .
Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Synopsis: The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Directorates and Army Research Office (ARO) describe ongoing research areas of interest in a Broad Agency Announcement, below.
RIT has purchased an institutional license agreement for the New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding by Mike Cronan and Lucy Deckard. This electronic resource covers the core questions most often raised by new faculty starting university research careers, and plenty of useful information for mid-career and senior researchers.
As the process of obtaining external funding becomes increasingly competitive, proposals must be outstanding in every way in order to succeed. You can improve the likelihood of being funded with a well-written, carefully edited proposal. Sponsored Research Services is pleased to offer editing services to interested PIs. If you would like to use proposal editing services, please submit your narrative to Rebecca Sumner, PhD, SRS Proposal Development Specialist at least 10 business days before the submission deadline. Your document will receive thorough editing and you will get detailed fe