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    Government Council Seeks Feedback on

    Have you or your institution had problems registering or submitting a grant application through Have you found you must deal with variations in grant-application policies at different federal agencies even if they use Then the Grants Policy Committee (GPC), part of the federal government’s U.S. Chief Financial Officer… Read More
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    GAO: More Consistency Needed in Recovery Act Grant Procedures

    Science Careers editor Jim Austin reported on this blog on 29 April about the struggle faces from the sharp increase in grant applications to NIH and other agencies, because of the 2009 stimulus bill (officially: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). That same day the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s… Read More
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    NIH Challenge Grants: Low Funding Rates Likely

    Update: One research administrator has reported, on a listserv, that the number of Challenge Grant proposals received by NIH could be as high as 30,000. ———————————————————–On Wednesday, this blog reported that, despite the high v… Read More
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    Challenge Grants and Disaster Averted?

    Prior to the 27 April deadline for the NIH Challenge Grants–the main grant program resulting from the economic stimulus act–program officers and research administrators were predicting a huge volume of proposals, perhaps enough to destabilize, the federal government’s already creaky electronic grant-submission system. T… Read More
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    R01 Applications Slow

    In January, Science Careers reported on preparations by researchers and NIH for the first wave of electronic R01 applications on 5 February.  NIH’s second deadline for R01 submissions was yesterday (5 June) and it appears that, the government’s funding portal that receives electronic grant submissions from all agencies,… Read More