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  Issue 12  • April 28, 2021                                                                                    PMI Grants Team
Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021
NIH has instituted major changes to the biosketch and Other Support documents. Key changes in the biosketch include revisions to sections A., B., and D.  Other Support updates include a separation of funded projects from in-kind support.  A signature block has been added for the PI to certify their effort.  Additional supporting documentation will be required for foreign activities and resources. Full details with updated Biosketch Form and OS format availble here: NOT-OD-21-073 and OSP updates.
Planning a proposal submission in the next 2-3 months?
In an effort to better serve you, the PMI grants team requests that PIs and Fellows notify us as far in advance as possible, of submission plans.  This ensures ample time to complete departmental requirements and also route to OSP for review, by their deadline.   For reference, here is our Grants Submission Timeline which includes key milemarkers, OSP deadlines, and corresponding action-items. 
COVID-19 Funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines
Edge for Scholars, a community site for researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has developed a resource to exhaustively identify COVID-19 funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines.
GrantForward -Free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19.
Office of Research VUMC offers a curated collection of COVID-19 funding opportunities.
CoeusWeb: A new way to submit!  
OSP has developed a new tool within the CoeusWeb application to submit proposals directly to  This is in addition to the traditional method using Coeus Premium.  OSP created a short PDF guide including screenshots, of what the PI will see during the process. The grants team will continue to be available to support PIs during the final approval and submission.  
Notice on Policy Regarding Minimum Level of Effort for NCI-Funded Awards
In addition to previously established policies for specific grant mechanisms that have been described in funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), Principal Investigators (PIs), including Project Leaders on multi-project grants, will be required to commit a minimum level of effort to be eligible for NCI funding through R01, U01, P01, and R21 grant mechanisms.  The minimum levels of effort are available via this link: NOT-CA-20-047.
Just-In-Time (JIT)
When do you need to submit a JIT for NIH and how does it work? Click here for detailed information about NIH's Just-in-Time mechanism and PMI JIT policy. 
Here are a few links for various institutes' current paylines: NIAID, NIDDK, NCI, NHLBI.
NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
The program aims to help early career scientists become more competitive as grant applicants through first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversify CSR’s pool of trained reviewers.  NIH ECR
      NIH Deadlines 
R18U18R25, U19, U54 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
P Series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
T & D Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
R01 (New) Routing: 05/26, Sponsor: 06/05
U01 (New) Routing: 05/26, Sponsor: 06/05
K Series (New) Routing: 06/02, Sponsor: 06/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 06/04, Sponsor: 06/16 
R01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 06/23, Sponsor: 07/05
U01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 06/23, Sponsor: 07/05
K Series (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 06/30, Sponsor: 07/12 
R21 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 07/06, Sponsor: 07/16 
F series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing:07/29, Sponsor: 08/08
R13U13 (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 07/31, Sponsor: 08/12
Additional Funding Opportunities    
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health open call for proposals. No explicit range for allowable budget requests.  Typical duration for funded grants is 36 months. 
Lupus Research Alliance Distinguished Innovator Award up to $1 million for up to four years.  LOI due: 06/01.
Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research up to $30K ($15K for pre-doctoral and up to $30K for postdoctoral trainees) for an administrative supplement over one or two years (as long as the parent award is active. Due date: Rolling (until  December 31, 2021 or until funds have been depleted).
American Society of Hematology (ASH Bridge Grant) $150K for one year, for an ASH member who applied for NIH R01 grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded.  Full application due: 05/03
ALSF 'A' Award Grant $800K over four years.  Applications due 06/18.
Crohn's & Colitis Career Development Awards $90K/year for up to three years.   LOI: 05/05, full application by invitation: 07/20.
Crohn's & Colitis Research Fellowship Awards $58,250/yr for three years LOI: 05/05, full application 07/20.
Pew Biomedical Scholars $75K/year for four years. Institutional nomination due by 05/17.  Full application by invitation: 09/01.
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research $75K/year for four years. Institutional nomination due by 05/17.  Full application by invitation: 09/09.
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Stage 1 $200K/year for four years.  Final submissions due via Proposal CENTRAL 07/01.
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 1-2 years, Stipend, institutional allowance for health insurance, + $3K for project support. Application due: 09/15.
AHA Career Development Award $77K/Year for 3 years. Application due 12/06.

 Research Awards Administration Website 

Are you a Principal Investigator, Fellow, or Student looking for additional grant resources?  Check out the PMI Research Awards Administration Website, your one-stop shop for: funding opportunities, various agency submission checklists, and training.

Have a pressing inquiry regarding submissions or post-award items? 

We're here to help!  Candice Stevens, Associate Director, Lauren Milam, Administrative Manager, Karin Sack, Grants Manager, Leigh Thompson, Budget Accounting Analyst Post-Award, and Alethea Kelly, Budget Accounting Analyst Pre-Award.
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