Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Applying for NIH Grants (But Were Afraid to Ask)

September 28, 2023 - 03:16PM - by Sophie Forman

New and Early-Stage Investigators attending the 2023 ASHG meeting in Washington DC are invited to participate in this ancillary event, hosted by NHGRI.  NHGRI staff will walk you through the NIH funding process, including topics like: how to identify the right institute and funding opportunity for your proposal, how to connect with a Program Officer and how they can help you, and how understanding how a grant review works can help you write better proposals. The session will also introduce you to the NIH Data Sharing policies, what they cover, and how to incorporate data sharing plans into your grant application. 


Lisa Chadwick, Ph.D. - Program Director, NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences

Elena Ghanaim, M.A. - Policy Advisor for Data Science and Sharing, NHGRI Office of Genomic Data Science 

Date and time: November 2, 2023, 7:00 am - 8:30 am (EST)

Location: Walter E Washington Convention Center, Room 152AB

Registration requested, but not required.

NCATS has released the AR-TIN NOSI

September 15, 2023 - 07:54PM - by Sophie Forman

NCATS has released a new Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) that is titled “Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative and Innovative Acceleration Award (UG3/UH3) (Clinical Trial Optional) for Advancing Recruitment through Trial Innovation Network (AR-TIN)”.  NCATS, via the AR-TIN NOSI, invites applications that include proposals to design, develop, demonstrate, implement, and evaluate digital and non-digital innovative tools and resources to improve participant recruitment in clinical trials.

The link below can be used to access detailed information regarding the AR-TIN NOSI. Please feel free to share the link with any of your colleagues who may have an interest in submitting applications.

Link to the AR-TIN NOSI:

Funding Opportunity: NIH Common Fund’s Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Health Equity Research Hubs

August 30, 2023 - 01:26PM - by Sophie Forman

The NIH Common Fund is accepting applications for the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Health Equity Research Hubs (Hubs). The Hubs will serve as a centralized research resource, providing tailored scientific, technical, and collaborative support for sustainable community engagement, research capacity building, and training to support ComPASS community-led health equity structural intervention (CHESI) projects in collaboration with the ComPASS Coordination Center (CCC).

The Hubs are one of three complementary initiatives under the ComPASS Program, which also include CHESI projects that intervene on structural factors that create and perpetuate health inequities and the CCC that provides administration, coordination, data, and research capacity-building and training support to the CHESI projects. 

Letters of intent are due September 30, 2023. The application due date is October 31, 2023.

Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

For more details on how to apply, read the full Notice of Funding Opportunity:

NIH staff will hold a technical assistance webinar on September 6, 2023, 2:00 PM ET to provide information about the funding opportunity and answer questions from potential applicants. Registration is required. Register for the webinar here:

 You can submit questions prior to the webinar by emailing

Following this webinar, a link to the recording will be posted on the ComPASS meeting page:

Visit the ComPASS website for more information about the NIH Common Fund’s ComPASS program, and please sign up for theComPASS listserv to receive announcements about upcoming funding opportunities and additional program information. 


The NIH ComPASS Team 

gLHS Webinar

August 18, 2023 - 08:48PM - by Sophie Forman

NHGRI is hosting a webinar to discuss recently announced Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), HG-23-041 and HG-23-042. The webinar is scheduled for September 6, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET. To participate, please register using the following link: Webinar Registration Link. The NOFO seeks applications (Clinical Sites and Coordinating Center) for the establishment of a network of genomic-enabled learning health systems (gLHS). The goal of this initiative is to advance the integration of genomic information into clinical practice through an iterative cycle of implementation, evaluation, refinement, and re-implementation.

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