HBC Welcomes Back Grant Specialist
Donna Burruss has recently joined HBC’s Proposal Preparation Services. Most of you remember that Donna worked in proposal preparation at HBC from 2008 to mid-2014. She has returned to the HBC after spending a couple of years in other employs, the latter being at KUCR. We are glad to have her back on our team!
Spring often brings a higher demand for poster printing requests. Please remember that capacity is limited, especially during dates of large symposia events. Also, remember to schedule your printing appointment at least two business days before your poster is needed to avoid a Rush Job that entails a $50 special service fee. It is best to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment as soon as you know when you will need a poster printed. To obtain more information about our poster submission process, pricing and exact information that needs to be submitted with each poster file, please go to http://hbc.ku.edu/large-format-poster-printing.
NIH – “Just-In-Time” (JIT) Requests
After a NIH proposal has gone through peer review and is being considered for funding, additional information may be needed by the NIH agency. In such cases, the Principal Investigator will receive a Just-In-Time (JIT) request. This allows the PI or the pre-award coordinators to submit additional information after the initial proposal was already submitted. The information requested usually covers the following topics:
- Current Other Support: Active and pending support information needs to be provided for all designated senior/key personnel.
- IACUC Approval: For projects involving live vertebrate animals research, the verification of the date of IACUC approval is required. Also required, is a contingency statement that compares the protocol to the actual science.
- IRB Approval: For projects involving human subjects research, the certification date of IRB review and approval is required.
- Other Information: Other JIT information may be requested by the awarding Institute/Center on a case-by-case basis.
This information must be submitted electronically through the eRA Commons website using the JIT feature. More information on the JIT procedures is available on the NIH website.
Most Common Components of NIH Funded Applications
One other tidbit of information provided at the 2015 NIH Regional seminar last October was a list of common components that are usually a part of funded proposals. That list is provided below:
- New or original ideas with potential for scientific impact
- Projects of high scientific caliber
- Solid qualifications for the investigator and key personnel
- A clear statement of need or problem statement
- Pilot data (essential for R01; less critical for Fs and Ks)
- A focused, incisive research plan
- A defined budget plan
- Knowledge of published relevant work
- Experience in the essential methodology
- Future direction and contingency plans