Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-114 Synopsis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-114.html)
On July 10, 2019, via notice NOT-OD-19_114 NIH reiterated its policy on applicants/recipients reporting financial, other support, and appointment conflicts of interest and foreign components. Upcoming/pending conflicts generated for funded grants may need prior approval. Conflict potential and management can be reported on annual reviews (RPPR) or via updates to program officers. Sources of foreign support, collaboration, and funding are particularly important and may include support obtained outside a funded grant. (Note originated by Grants Facilitation July 23, 2019).

Notice Number: NOT-MH-19-033 Synopsis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-19-033.html)
On June 17, 2019 via notice NOT-MH-19-003 the National Institute of Mental Health announced an institute-specific data sharing/management policy:
Widespread data sharing by research communities adds significant value to research and accelerates the pace of discovery. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has established an informatics infrastructure to enable the responsible sharing and use of data collected from and about human subjects the entire research community. Consistent with authorities under the 21st Century Cures Act, researchers who are funded by NIMH are required to deposit all raw and analyzed data (including, but not limited to, clinical, genomic, imaging, and phenotypic data) from experiments involving human subjects into this infrastructure.
Unless NIMH stipulates otherwise during the negotiation of the terms and conditions of a grant award, this Notice applies to all grant applications and awards that involve human subject research submitted after January 1, 2020 and applies to all Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that NIMH participates in. The Notice does not apply to following types of applications:


• Fellowship (F)
• Research Career Development (K)
• Training (T)
• Small Business (SBIR/STTR)
• Small Grants (R03)
• Education (R25)
• Awards related to AIDS applications
(Note originated by Grants Facilitation July 23, 2019)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-114 Synopsis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-114.html)
On July 10, 2019, via notice NOT-OD-19_114 NIH reiterated its policy on applicants/recipients reporting financial, other support, and appointment conflicts of interest and foreign components. Upcoming/pending conflicts generated for funded grants may need prior approval. Conflict potential and management can be reported on annual reviews (RPPR) or via updates to program officers. Sources of foreign support, collaboration, and funding are of particular importance and may include support obtained outside a funded grant.

UPDATES ON TRAINING GRANT AWARDS AND FUNDING:
Notice Number: NOT-AI-19-061 Synopsis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-19-061.html)
On July 15, 2019 via notice NOT-AI-19-061 to be enacted for NIAID K01 awards submitted October 12, 2019 and forward – new and reissues are allowed in the areas of epidemiology and data science only.

Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-058 Synopsis (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-19-058.html) -diversity grant opportunities.

On August 19, 2019 via notice NOT-GM-19-058  provided notice of a webinar to occur on September 24, 2019, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time (3 hrs earlier Pacific Time) that will focus on preparing UE5 or K99/R00 applications as part of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program. The Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of talented postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, for example individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers in research-intensive institutions. The program has two components: an institutionally-focused research education cooperative agreement (UE5 limited submission) and a post-doctoral career transition award (K99/R00) to enhance diversity. The applications will be reviewed as PARS with due dates in November 2019 and February 2020 respectively. There are two submissions allowed for the UE5 (opportunity ends Nov. 3, 2020) and the K99/R00) opportunity uses standard submission dates for the K99/R00 and the opportunity ends in November 2022.

: Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-139 Synopsis https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-139.html

Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (SGM) in NIH-Supported Research have an expanded definition and inclusion. NIH provides this new (Release Date: August 28, 2019) definition of SGM populations. SGM populations include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and/or intersex. Individuals with same-sex or -gender attractions or behaviors and those with a difference in sex development are also included. These populations also encompass those who do not self-identify with one of these terms but whose sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or reproductive development is characterized by non-binary constructs of sexual orientation, gender, and/or sex. NIH encourages inclusion of individuals from these SGM populations in research submissions and data analysis.