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Are you getting everything that NIH has to offer?

Are you getting everything that NIH has to offer?

The National Institutes of Health puts out a lot of information for researchers. Websites, email newsletters, help desks… we really want to help you find your way to the resources you need. Check out the list below to make sure you’re not missing out on funding announcements and other important updates about applications, review, and other grants policies relevant to you and your work.

From NIA, don’t miss these useful resources

Besides the blog that you are now reading, other valuable information comes from:

  • Spotlight on Aging Research (SOAR)
    The latest, greatest NIA-supported scientific discoveries and list of funded grants, as well as events and NIA staff transitions. Subscribe to get this newsletter in your inbox three times a year.

Great info from the NIH Office of the Director and the Center for Scientific Review

  • Office of Extramural Research (OER), NIH Office of the Director
    Of course you probably know about Sally Rockey’s blog, Rock Talk. But did you know that her office has great videos and podcasts about getting and managing a grant? OER sets grants policy across the NIH, including for the NIA. There are many ways to get information from them, such as subscribing to the Extramural Nexus or via social media. If you haven’t looked at what they offer recently, take another look!
  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Weekly Table of Contents Email
    A weekly email lists every new NIH funding opportunity and notice published during the week.
  • Center for Scientific Review
    This part of the NIH organizes scientific review for about 80% of NIA grants. Their newsletter is called Peer Review Notes, and here’s where you can subscribe.

From various NIH Institutes

Please keep in mind that grant rules vary a little from Institute to Institute. Policies and advice from other Institutes may not necessarily apply to your NIA grant or application. When in doubt, contact your NIA program officer.

  • NIAID Funding Newsletter
    I especially like the Advice Corner in this newsletter, which suggests brief solutions to common problems encountered by researchers seeking grants.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    The Inside NIMH e-newsletter provides funding news for current and future NIMH awardees three times a year, after each meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council. Subscribe or read past issues of Inside NIMH. Another electronic mailing list, NIMH Funding Opportunity Announcements, shares info on funding opportunities, administrative updates, and changes to grant policies and procedures.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    NHLBI has two notifications for researchers, Funding and Award Policies and Funding Opportunities. You can subscribe to them both on this page.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    NICHDevelopments is a monthly listing of NICHD news releases, spotlights, selected funding opportunities, and upcoming scientific meetings, conferences and events.
  • National Cancer Institute
    NCI lists current funding opportunities by topic, from basic biology to health disparities.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    NINDS also offers an RSS feed of current funding announcements.

Can you recommend other NIH resources or funding newsletters for researchers working in aging? Please share them below.


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Posted by Professor Joy on May 15, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Greetings, Where have all the courses gone? I have been tasked with creating an older adult developmental psychology course for our state community college system. I have asked all the major academic publishers for applicable textbooks and they have come up with zero. I would appreciate suggestions and ideas. We are also looking at developing a certification program for care providers of older adults. Appreciate any thoughts or resources.

Posted by Britt Ehrhardt on May 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm

You may find it helpful to contact the Health Resources and Services Administration. HRSA is the part of the U.S. government with primary responsibility for strengthening the health care workforce, including preparing care providers to meet the needs of our aging population: