News and Announcements
NIH Loan Repayment Program - Apply Now for 2013 Awards
The 2013 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open, so start your application online at http://www.lrp.nih.gov. The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas - clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 15, 2012.
Click here for the new step-by-step application guide.
Benefits: New LRP contracts are awarded for a two-year period and repay up to $35,000 of qualified educational debt annually. Tax offsets also are provided as additional benefits. Participants may apply for competitive renewals, which are issued for one or two years. Undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and other health professional school loans qualify for repayment. An NIH grant or other NIH funding is not required to apply for or participate in the LRPs.
Eligibility: Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the contraception and infertility research LRP); be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit, university or government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary.
Awards: Each year, nearly 1,600 research scientists benefit from the more than $70 million NIH invests in their careers through the extramural LRPs. Approximately 40 percent of new application and 70 percent of renewal applications are funded.
Questions? Visit the LRP website at http://www.lrp.nih.gov to access the online application. In the TTUHSC Office of Sponsored Programs contact Victoria Rivera (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (806-743-4569) for more information
NIH issues Notice of Salary Limitation on Grant, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
For FY 2012 the Consolodated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) signed into law on December 23, 2011, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay scale. The Executive Level II salary is $179,700.
Follow this link for the full notice: NIH Notice
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED ANNOUNCEMENT VERY CAREFULLY
As of January 25, 2011, the NIH will eliminate the two-day error correction window, which means that all errors generated upon electronic submission, regardless of whether they are false errors generated by grants.gov or not, will need to be corrected PRIOR to the agency deadline. Otherwise the application will be considered late by the NIH.
Please read the accompanying pdf notification from the NIH. Given the removal of the error correction window, it is absolutely essential that investigators submit their completed applications, including the research plan, to the Office of Sponsored Programs no later than 5 business days prior to the agency deadline. Given this new ruling by the NIH, the OSP cannot be responsible for the successful submission of any grant application that is not submitted 5 days prior to the agency deadline. In the past the OSP has done everything possible to make certain that grants to the NIH were submitted prior to the deadline and the post submission two-day error rule was an invaluable aid in making sure that the applications were successfully submitted. This will not be possible in the future with applications that are submitted at the last minute. Therefore applications not submitted to the OSP in a timely manner and eventually are found to have errors may not be accepted by the NIH.
Douglas M. Stocco, Ph.D
Executive Vice President for Research
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