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NIH Initiatives to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on Early Career Researchers

Webinar date: January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM EDT

This webinar was sponsored by the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation (AII) and featured presentations by NIAID and NHLBI leadership focusing on “NIH Initiatives to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on Early Career Researchers”.

LeShawndra Price, PhD
Director, Office of Research Training and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH 

Roya Kalantari, PhD
Program Director - Microbiome, Training, and the Loan Repayment Program Division of Lung Diseases | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Lora Reineck, MD MS
Program Director - Acute Lung Injury and Critical Care Program | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Catherine Bonham, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Virginia

Helpful links

COVID-19 Specific

NIH COVID-19 General Information Page for Applicants and Recipients https://grants.nih.gov/policy/natural-disasters/corona-virus.htm

NIH COVID-19 FAQ: https://grants.nih.gov/faqs#/covid-19.htm

NIH K99 eligibility extension policy: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-158.html

NIH policy on allowing for preliminary data to be submitted as post-submission material: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-179.html

COVID-19 related ESI extension information: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2020/04/09/can-esi-status-be-extended-due-to-disruptions-from-covid-19/

Extended Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic – https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-026.html

General links

Life Events Supplements for K awardees (be sure to look at the IC-specific table linked in the notice for additional details): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-20-054.html

NIH Matchmaker (helps figure out which IC and Program Officer your project aligns with. Can also help you identify similar funded projects to your own): https://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter_matchmaker.cfm?source=RPCO&new=1

NHLBI’s R03 program for K01/K08/K23 awardees: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/rfa-hl-20-029.html

NIAID Funding Opportunities: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/opportunities


NIAID Training Help Desk Email: AITrainingHelpDesk@niaid.nih.gov

LeShawndra Price: lprice@mail.nih.gov

Roya Kalantari: Roya.Kalantari@nih.gov

Lora Reineck: Lora.Reineck@nih.gov