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April 2014

The Research Express

April 2014

Volume 3 Issue 4


Research Symposium Success!

NSFvisit.4.16.14A steady stream of researchers flowed through the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week as Georgia Southern launched its first annual Research Symposium. There was a good mix of faculty, graduate and
undergraduate participation from GS and other universitiesResSymp4.2014.Chu from the region. The event included 87 oral presentations, 266 individual poster presentations, a visit from the National Science Foundation and a keynote lecture by Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy 2009-2013 and Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1997.                                    

The National Institute of Health Announces Major Change in Policy on Resubmission of Unsuccessful Grant Applications

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announce a change in policy on application submissions. Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)  – Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application

For your R01 application to succeed, it must meld a highly significant and innovative topic with iron-clad feasibility. NIH calls that combination “impact”—which is reflected in an application’s peer review results: its overall impact score.  NIAID provides an elegant synopsis of the steps to getting your R01 grant proposal funded.

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2014 NOSORH Grant Writing Institute: Beyond the Basics – Online Course – Registration open now through July 3rd.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health is offering a 4 part series titled Grant Writing Institute 2014: Beyond the Basics.  The series delivered via webinar and is taught by Kassie Clarke, of Grant Expectations and formerly of the Oregon Office of Rural Health. She is the lead faculty for the Grant Writing Institute. Kassie is an engaging teacher, she understands rural health, and is an experienced grant writer, having secured more than $10 million in grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.  Registration is $250 and covers the cost of the web delivered content. Groups of 5 or more will receive a 5% discount.

Who should attend this training?

This course is designed for individuals who already have some experience writing grants, but wish to build upon their current skills. Past participation in NOSORH’s Grant Writing Institute is not required.

What is the training about?

The brand new “Beyond the Basics” training has been added to the Institute to provide students with the information they need to build on their initial grant seeking successes and grow private, state and federal sources of funds for the programs needed in their community. All sessions are designed to improve accountability, communication, efficiency and effectiveness for all grant seeking and management efforts.

When does the class meet?

Class begins on July 10th (1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT) and will meet every Thursday in July at the same time. Class registration ends on July 3rd.

How is the course content delivered?

“Beyond the Basics” is offered via webinar and all training sessions will be recorded. So, if you miss a session, you’ll able to view a recording of the class at your convenience.

Why should you attend this training?

Over 200 rural health professionals have participated in NOSORH’s basic Grant Writing Institute. The faculty and format for the Institute are popular with professionals who may be called away from the regularly scheduled class due to demands from their busy jobs in hospitals, clinics and non-profit organizations. This is the only grant training of its kind that is focused on rural health grant writers.

For more information, visit the NOSORH website at or 586-336-4627.

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