Explanation of NIH Proposal Review Scores
NIH Guidance on Research Using Coded Private Information or Biological Specimens
The NIH has issued new guidance to IRBs and investigators concerning the use of coded private information or biological specimens in grant funded projects. For additional information, please see:
Website for new NIH investigators
The NIH has constructed a website for use by new investigators. It includes, among other resources, an overview of the grants application process, a grant tutorial, frequently asked questions, and a guide to institute and center policies concerning new investigators. For additional information, please see:
Revised Policy on Applications that Include Consortium Costs
For any NIH program announcements that include a limitation on direct costs, the University is permitted to exclude from that limit the facilities and administrative (F&A) costs requested by subgrantees when determining if a proposal budget is in compliance with the direct cost limitation on a solicited application. For additional information, please see:
Updated Criteria for Reviewing Research Grants
The NIH has announced updated criteria for use during the peer review of the grant applications. This updated criteria will be used beginning in the summer of 2005. All applications are strongly recommended to address these new criteria. For additional information, please see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-002.html
New Address for Centralized Receipt of Non-Competing Continuation Applications
The NIH has centralized the initial receipt and processing of the non-competing continuation applications. After October 1, 2004, all non-competing continuations for all Institutes and Centers should be submitted to the following address:
Division of Extramural Activities Support, OER
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 2207, MSC 7987
Bethesda, MD 20892-7987 (for regular or US Postal Service Express mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for other courier/express mail delivery only)
Phone Number: (301) 594-6584
Note that new and competing continuation applications will continue to be sent directly to the Center for Scientific Review. For additional information, please see:
Delivery of Grant Applications to NIH
All United States Postal Service (USPS) mail addressed to the National Institutes of Health must use the unique NIH Zip Code 20892. All USPS mail addressed to the National Library of Medicine should bear the unique NLM Zip Code of 20894. All mail using 20892 and 20894 Zip Codes will be cleared through the NIH North Stone Street Mail Facility. This will ensure that special procedures and precautions will be used to screen the mail before it is delivered to the various NIH offices on and off campus. This is an important measure to provide for the safety of all individuals who must handle mail.
This procedure does not apply to courier deliveries (i.e. FEDEX, UPS, DHL, etc.) for the receipt of grant applications addressed to the Center for Scientific Review. The Zip Code for these deliveries is 20817. All applications and other deliveries to the Center for Scientific Review must either come via courier delivery or the USPS.
APPLICATIONS DELIVERED BY INDIVIDUALS TO THE CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
With regard to Type 5 (non-competing continuation) progress reports, the USPS mailing label included with the face page of the report should be used. Type 5 progress reports delivered by courier should use the geographic Zip Code provided by the Institute/Center