July 7, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

NIH grant

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Got your new mandatory NIH biosketch all done? I didn’t think so. Want some help? Read on. NIH has done research and come up with a new biosketch for all of us to use with our proposals. It’s not optional. Originally it was going to be required for January 2015 proposals, but now it must be used by May or later. Since I am submitted a grant last month for the February 5 deadline I made a new biosketch draft before they pushed the required …Read More

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Grant deadlines are no picnic. Like thousands of scientists around the US, I too am working on a big NIH grant proposal due in a matter of a few days. If you are also in this boat, how are you all feeling right now since it is October 1st? How would you complete this sentence: “I need to send off my NIH grant proposal soon for the October deadline & I’m…”? Let us know in the comments. Some things I’ve heard…. Drinking more coffee Living in my office …Read More

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I recently attend a conference in Florida called The World Stem Cell Summit. It was very enjoyable and unique in that it brings together and is open to all constituents of the stem cell world. I gave a couple talks and did an “expert” luncheon at this meeting, but what I enjoyed most was talking with people at the reception the first night and the awards dinner the last night. In my first talk as part of a panel on the stem cell advocacy …Read More