The Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs FY 2016 Annual Report is now available to Harvard staff and affiliates here through HarvardKey login. The report, which is developed for internal purposes, provides a summary of the FY 16 sponsored research results.
Yesterday, NIH published a guide notice establishing stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The 2017 increase of NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels reflects our continued recognition of the important work of postdoctoral researchers to the NIH, AHRQ, and HRSA missions. This increase also builds on increases following the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) working group on the biomedical research workforce recommendations. Read more about NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2017
NIH (including help desks) will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017 (Monday is the legal federal holiday for New Year’s Day, as New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday in 2017). If a grant application due date falls on a federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
If you're interested in learning more about NSF (the National Science Foundation), you may be interested in viewing the Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast, available here in YouTube video form. The webcast includes an overview of NSF, types of NSF funding opportunities, proposal preparation, award management, and much more.
You may have been following news of the 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark piece of legislation with provisions for healthcare, medicine, and research. Republican and Democratic lawmakers supported this bill through its development and eventual passage, and yesterday, President Obama signed the bill into law. Read more about The 21st Century Cures Act, and Perspectives from NIH