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By: RF

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:53

Hi. Writeedit
Thanks for all the infor.
Is K99 payline the same as other Ks?
In nHLBI. ALL Ks payline is 32. For aK99 scored at 30. Is there any chance?
Thanks

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By: writedit

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 23:06

Only your PO can tell you if you can feel cautiously optimistic (and only after you receive your summary statement), but that score is certainly in their funding zone, especially if the FY18 budget keeps the slight increase anticipated for the NIH. Your PO will know after reviewing the summary statement whether there might be any caveats affecting your funding likelihood.

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By: Mrama

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:09

Hi writedit
I have been a long time follower of your wonderful blog, it has helped me through successful a F32 and a K22. I just got my score for my first R01. It went to NIGMS, and received and impact score of 28, 12th percentile. I am a new investigator but not eligible for ESI. Can I feel cautiously optimistic?I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!

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By: do follow infographic submission sites

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:51

There is certainly a great deal to learn about this topic.

I like all of the points you’ve made.

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By: fearless

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:58

Thank you very much for your suggestion.

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By: writedit

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:25

I was about to say, as SaG just did, that you could only keep the F32 if the science is the same, since that is what the reviewers evaluated in the context of your old sponsor’s lab. Usually when a postdoc moves, the new sponsor’s projects are different (to varying degrees). The sponsor at your new institution would need to agree to let you conduct the project you submitted for your F32 – and be willing to provide the resources and expertise you will need to make it work. Usually when a postdoc moves, he/she prepares a new F32 with the new sponsor, so this really depends on whether the project stays the same and the PO is okay with the change in institutions (your old sponsor won’t get the award for a different postdoc, since you as a applicant were the focus of the fellowship, not the project itself). This will be the same for the secondary ICs as well – they can only award the fellowship if the science stays the same as what was reviewed, so if the primary IC PO turns down your application due to your move, the others likely will as well.

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By: SaG

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:04

Will the project/research be the same? I think you need to talk to a Program officer about this. You can’t change the application that was reviewed too much. If the science/proposed Aims stay exactly the same might be OK.

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By: Student123

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:17

SaG, so I plan on working with a sponsor from the Institution that I left and add a new co-mentor from the new institution where I am at now.

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By: SaG

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:55

Same PI or new PI? They are strongly ties to the research more than the school.

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By: Charm3

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:49

I got an R56 from my R01 application. I am also ESI. You should definitely accept it. It is 1 year plus 1 year renewal (so 2 years total). However, you should spend your money wisely since if your R01 resub is funded, they will cut 1 year (since they already gave your 1 year worth of funding).

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By: Student123

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:27

Thank you for the reply. What makes this even more complicated is that I’ve recently started at a different institution as a post-doc (different from the institution that I indicated in the F32). I’m itching to talk with my PO about it, but patiently waiting on my summary statement for that. Have you heard of anybody receiving F32 funds who proposed to do their research in a different institution? I know F’s are strongly tied to an institution, unlike K awards which might be more moveable.

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By: fearless

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:16

Thank you for your advice.

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By: Ruthie

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:00

Thank you!

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By: chemchem

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:49

Thank you!

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By: writedit

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 00:02

Paylines should be about the same or slightly better for FY18, depending on what happens in the months ahead. When you receive your summary statement, you can talk with your PO about the likelihood of NIEHS funding the application – either alone or in conjunction with a secondary IC. If the PO has any doubts, you can ask your PO about whether one of the secondary ICs could pick it up (NIEHS PO must relinquish it). If you know the PO at NCI and/or NHLBI, you can also contact them about picking it up (if NIEHS passes) – but first you need to talk with your NIEHS PO with your summary statement in hand. It is not typical for secondary ICs to pick up awards (since they have so many of their own they cannot fund), but it’s not unusual, especially if you have a relationship with a PO at NCI and/or NHLBI and they are interested in your science.

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By: writedit

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 23:57

Yes – your application has been assigned for review (first to IRG, then SRG), so you should see a date for the study section meeting eventually.

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By: writedit

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 23:55

The last draft in Congress included $400M for AD and about a $1.1B increase for the NIH overall. This is likely what will ultimately pass, but nothing is final until the President signs the budget into law.

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By: writedit

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 23:50

The R56 is bridge funding to help you collect additional data toward the resubmission of the R01 (as a new application now). This will not affect your ESI status, and you can apply for the R01 at any time (in case you are running out of time). Assuming the amount of money he is offering will allow you to conduct some of the work proposed in the R01 (and/or collect preliminary data requested or that would address concerns raised by the reviewers), there isn’t a reason not to accept the R56 funding as a bridge to securing the full R01 award.

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By: fearless

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 21:15

I applied for the NIMH R01 (A1) in March and received 15th percentile in June. I am an ESI. The AC meeting was in September. The PO called me this morning saying that my A1 proposal was unsuccessful. The PO offered R56 for two years instead. Please advise me.

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By: Ruthie

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:58

Does anyone know what the 2018 budget details as far as dollars to NIH and Alzheimer’s disease research?

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