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  • Payline update

    Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities

    I wrote in December that 2015 is going to be a tough year for us, and so it is turning out to be. To recap that post, we are seeing increasing numbers of applications following the change in resubmission policy announced last April. Unfortunately, with the exception of additional Alzheimer’s funds, we are not seeing increasing funds. That is why we anticipated a tighter payline this year.

    So now we have announced a payline at the 7th percentile for under-500k applications and a line at the 4th percentile for over-500k applications. (New and early-stage investigator R01 applications will have three- and five-point advantages in this payline.) Read the full blog post

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
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  • January 28, 2015

    Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator in the Division of Neuroscience, describes common pitfalls to avoid when developing research plans for grant applications. The most common recommendation that he makes is to simplify the research plan.

    Read the full blog post: Strengthen your research plan for a better score – Dos and Don’ts

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
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  • Payline update

    Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities

    I wrote in December that 2015 is going to be a tough year for us, and so it is turning out to be. To recap that post, we are seeing increasing numbers of applications following the change in resubmission policy announced last April. Unfortunately, with the exception of additional Alzheimer’s funds, we are not seeing increasing funds. That is why we anticipated a tighter payline this year.

    So now we have announced a payline at the 7th percentile for under-500k applications and a line at the 4th percentile for over-500k applications. (New and early-stage investigator R01 applications will have three- and five-point advantages in this payline.) Read the full blog post

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
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  • January 28, 2015

    Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator in the Division of Neuroscience, describes common pitfalls to avoid when developing research plans for grant applications. The most common recommendation that he makes is to simplify the research plan.

    Read the full blog post: Strengthen your research plan for a better score – Dos and Don’ts

    Date posted: 2/13/2015 | View listing
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  • February 5, 2016
    The University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center announce a request for applications for pilots for the 2016-2017 academic year. Up to six (6) one-year multidisciplinary pilots will be funded for up to $50,000 each . The Principal Investigator (PI) for each of these pilots must be a member of the University of Pennsylvania fulltime faculty from any of its 12 schools.  For further details please read the RFA.
    Date posted: 11/16/2015 | View listing
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  • June 1, 2016

    Because it is clear that sex differences in health depend on social, behavioral and environmental context as well as biology, and because societies, behaviors, and environment are changing rapidly around the world, we invite the submission of papers that further our understanding of how and why women and men differ in health outcomes.   

    The desire to focus a journal issue on the Health of Women and Men is timely for a number of reasons.  Recent trends in the health status of American women indicate recent trends are worse than those of peers in other countries, and worse than those for men in the United States. For example, since 1980, U.S. women have lost 1-6 years of life expectancy relative to women in comparably wealthy nations, and 2-3 years of life expectancy relative to American males.  In addition, we have rapidly increasing data resources to study health differentials between women and men and their causes, including change over time and with age.  Comparative analyses of sex differences in international settings as well as studies from individual countries using relatively newly available rich data may lead to better understanding of the biological versus social or environmental factors causing men and women to differ in health. Changes in female/male differentials with age, time or cohort could also lead to increased insight.  

    Our expectation is that papers will be based on empirical analysis.  Papers should also help clarify our understanding of differences between women and men which generally requires a comparative analysis. Papers from multiple disciplines and methodological approaches are welcome.   

    Submit papers for the Special Issue on the Health of Men and Women by June 1, 2016.

    Eileen Crimmins Editor, Biodemography and Social Biology

    Date posted: 11/16/2015 | View listing
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  • February 2, 2016
    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID's 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, which is described here, are especially encouraged. Applications are due February 2, 2016. For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.
    Date posted: 12/3/2015 | View listing
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  • April 14, 2016
    Date posted: 1/26/2016 | View listing
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