Posts Tagged ‘funding’

new nih grant limits

May 6, 2017

https://www.nature.com/news/nih-to-limit-the-amount-of-grant-money-a-scientist-can-receive-1.21930

More info:
http://www.faseb.org/Portals/2/PDFs/opa/2015/Sustaining%20Discovery%20Report%20Final.pdf

Federal R&D Budget Dashboard | AAAS – The World’s Largest General Scientific Society

March 3, 2017

Federal R&D Budget Dashboard
https://www.AAAS.org/page/federal-rd-budget-dashboard Great #DataViz of cuts & buildups of days past. NSF+NIH is dwarfed by DOD #funding

2016 News Feature: NIH supports new approaches to discovering DNA differences in the genome’s regulatory regions that affect disease – National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

October 7, 2016

https://www.genome.gov/27566612/2016-news-feature-nih-supports-new-approaches-to-discovering—dna-differences-in-the-genomes-regulatory-regions-that-affect-disease-/

2016 News Feature: NIH commits $6.7 million to advance DNA, RNA sequencing technology – National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

October 7, 2016

https://www.genome.gov/27566794/

Computational Medicine: Translating Models to Clinical Care | Science Translational Medicine

May 22, 2016

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/4/158/158rv11.short

Why Aren’t There More Scientists? A One-Word Explanation

May 8, 2016

Q: Why Aren’t There More Scientists? A: Money
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/29/why-we-dont-produce-more-scientists-a-one-word-explanation/ Breakdown of how a field’s $6M in NSF #funding is apportioned HT @gnat

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“Every year Congress gives the National Science Foundation roughly 7.3 billion dollars. That sum hasn’t changed much (in real terms) for decades. The Defense Department gets $573 billion. But $7.3 billion isn’t bad. “It sounds like a lot of money,” says Jahren, even if it’s spread across biology, geology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology, and some computer science.
Divided 50 times—assuming one paleobiologist in every state—that works out to $120,000 per grant. In fact, Jahren counted between 30 and 40 grants per year, for an average of $165,000. Assuming some of those scientists hire assistants, she figures there are “about 100 [government] funded paleobiologists in America.””
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SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission Information for NIH

March 26, 2016

Yet more thoughts on squeezing in stuff:

Margins: 0.5 inches all around
Normal: Arial 11 pt
Spacing:
– 12 pt spacing exactly & 0 before & after + 4 pt before major heads (except for in-line figures, then automatic ‘single spacing’) such as INNOVATION

– no widow/orphan control

– no spaces before paragraphs, just indents

– bullet (*) lists (eg for people)

Hyphenate! (Menu: Page Layout, Page Setup, Hyphenation, Automatic) ****

Legends: Arial 8.5 pt, Spacing exactly 8.4 pt. Hyphenated. ****

Titles: Cambria 12 pt looks nice, but flexible.

References: NIH Style EndNote. [1]

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NIH instructions write: “Use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, a black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger. (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.). Type density, including characters and spaces, must be no more than 15 characters per inch. Type may be no more than six lines per inch (1 inch = 72 points, six lines/inch = 12 pt exact spacing). Use standard paper size (8 ½” x 11) . Use at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. No information should appear in the margins.”
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11. Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project

Enter a brief descriptive title of the project. This field is required.

A “new” application must have a different title from any other PHS project with the same PD/PI. A “resubmission” or “renewal” application should normally have the same title as the previous grant or application. If the specific aims of the project have significantly changed, choose a new title.

A “revision” application must have the same title as the currently funded grant.

NIH and other PHS agencies limit title character length to 81 characters, including the spaces between words and punctuation. Titles in excess of 81 characters will be truncated. Be sure to only use standard characters in the descriptive title: A through Z, a through z, 0 through 9, space ( ), and underscore (_).

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The above is OLD. Now you can go above 81 characters.

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Font

Prepare the application using Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface in black font color. After text attachments are converted to PDF, font size in each final PDF document must be at least 11 points (or larger). (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.) Since some PDF converters may reduce font sizes, it is important to confirm that type density in each final PDF document, including both characters and spaces, is no more than 15
characters+spaces per linear inch and no more than six lines per vertical inch.
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Note: 72 points/inch so 6 lines/inch at 11pt type translates into a line spacing of 11 pts + 1pt per line.

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Paper Size and Page Margins

Final PDF documents should be formatted to be no larger than standard paper size (8 ½” x 11). The final PDF document should have at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. No information should appear in the margins, including the PI’s name and page numbers.

….
Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, Charts, Tables, Figure Legends, and Footnotes You may use a smaller type size but it must be in a black font color, readily legible, and follow the font typeface requirement. Color can be used in figures; however, all text must be in a black font color, clear and legible.
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http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424

SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission Information for NIH

March 19, 2016

More thoughts on this. One person’s condensed summary of this for Word:

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Margins: 0.5 inches all around
Normal: Arial 11 pt
Spacing: 12 pt exactly (except for in-line figures, then automatic ‘single spacing’)
Hyphenate! (Menu: Page Layout, Page Setup, Hyphenation, Automatic) **** Legends: Arial 8.5 pt, Spacing exactly 8.4 pt. Hyphenated. **** Titles: Cambria 12 pt looks nice, but flexible.
References: NIH Style EndNote. [1]

NIH instructions write: “Use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, a black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger. (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.). Type density, including characters and spaces, must be no more than 15 characters per inch. Type may be no more than six lines per inch (1 inch = 72 points, six lines/inch = 12 pt exact spacing). Use standard paper size (8 ½” x 11) . Use at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. No information should appear in the margins.”
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QT:{{”

11. Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project

Enter a brief descriptive title of the project. This field is required.

A “new” application must have a different title from any other PHS project with the same PD/PI. A “resubmission” or “renewal” application should normally have the same title as the previous grant or application. If the specific aims of the project have significantly changed, choose a new title.

A “revision” application must have the same title as the currently funded grant.

NIH and other PHS agencies limit title character length to 81 characters, including the spaces between words and punctuation. Titles in excess of 81 characters will be truncated. Be sure to only use standard characters in the descriptive title: A through Z, a through z, 0 through 9, space ( ), and underscore (_).

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The above is OLD. Now you can go above 81 characters.

QT:{{”
Font

Prepare the application using Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface in black font color. After text attachments are converted to PDF, font size in each final PDF document must be at least 11 points (or larger). (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.) Since some PDF converters may reduce font sizes, it is important to confirm that type density in each final PDF document, including both characters and spaces, is no more than 15
characters+spaces per linear inch and no more than six lines per vertical inch.
“}}

Note: 72 points/inch so 6 lines/inch at 11pt type translates into a line spacing of 11 pts + 1pt per line.

QT:{{”
Paper Size and Page Margins

Final PDF documents should be formatted to be no larger than standard paper size (8 ½” x 11). The final PDF document should have at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. No information should appear in the margins, including the PI’s name and page numbers.

….
Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, Charts, Tables, Figure Legends, and Footnotes You may use a smaller type size but it must be in a black font color, readily legible, and follow the font typeface requirement. Color can be used in figures; however, all text must be in a black font color, clear and legible.
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http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424

NOT-OD-16-011: Implementing Rigor and Transparency in NIH & AHRQ Research Grant Applications

February 14, 2016

New grant format w/ prelim. results under significance v. approach as nowhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-011.html @NIH notice is cryptic. People’s thoughts?

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need to use strength & weakness for each citation.

see also:
http://www.grantcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Supplement-Changes-in-Approach-Subsection.pdf http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms_updates_faq.htm#2426
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm

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One of the changes to this Chapter pertains to the format for the Approach subsection, which is reproduced, above. “Justification and Feasibility” and its two subdivisions have been lined out because, with the new approach that we recommend, they are no longer part of the Approach subsection. (We have moved them to the Significance subsection, Chapter 9). Without those components, the formatting for each aim “collapses” to include the Introductory Paragraph, Research Design, Expected Outcomes and Potential Problems & Alternative Strategies.
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Updates to Research Strategy Guidance
By November 25, 2015 application guide instructions will be updated to include the following additional guidance for the Significance and Approach sections of the Research Strategy, in addition to the existing instructions.
Significance
Describe the scientific premise for the proposed project, including consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of published research or preliminary data crucial to the support of your application. Approach
Describe the experimental design and methods proposed and how they will achieve robust and unbiased results.
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SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission Information for NIH

November 10, 2015

QT:{{”

11. Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project

Enter a brief descriptive title of the project. This field is required.

A “new” application must have a different title from any other PHS project with the same PD/PI. A “resubmission” or “renewal” application should normally have the same title as the previous grant or application. If the specific aims of the project have significantly changed, choose a new title.

A “revision” application must have the same title as the currently funded grant.

NIH and other PHS agencies limit title character length to 81 characters, including the spaces between words and punctuation. Titles in excess of 81 characters will be truncated. Be sure to only use standard characters in the descriptive title: A through Z, a through z, 0 through 9, space ( ), and underscore (_).

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QT:{{”
Font

Prepare the application using Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface in black font color. After text attachments are converted to PDF, font size in each final PDF document must be at least 11 points (or larger). (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.) Since some PDF converters may reduce font sizes, it is important to confirm that type density in each final PDF document, including both characters and spaces, is no more than 15
characters+spaces per linear inch and no more than six lines per vertical inch.
“}}

Note: 72 points/inch so 6 lines/inch at 11pt type translates into a line spacing of 11 pts + 1pt per line.

QT:{{”
Paper Size and Page Margins

Final PDF documents should be formatted to be no larger than standard paper size (8 ½” x 11). The final PDF document should have at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. No information should appear in the margins, including the PI’s name and page numbers.

….
Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, Charts, Tables, Figure Legends, and Footnotes You may use a smaller type size but it must be in a black font color, readily legible, and follow the font typeface requirement. Color can be used in figures; however, all text must be in a black font color, clear and legible.
“}}

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424