• 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
  • 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