American titans of industry are approaching the business of medical philanthropy just as they do their day jobs: in a big way. It’s not unusual...


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting those with current research support to request supplemental funding to enhance the training...


The White House National Science and Technology Council's Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) has developed a pair of portals to connect undergraduates and graduate students...


The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has put two funding programs on hiatus, pending an evaluation of the "long term resource needs and...


Smoke and MIRAs

April 8, 2016

This guest post from Sue Jinks-Robertson describes a personal experience with the NIGMS MIRA program. If you wish to share your perspective on MIRA or...


GSA has been hearing from our community about their experience with the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) program from NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)....


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute—in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation—has launched the International Research...


NIH Director Francis Collins, along with the leaders of NIH's institutes, centers, and offices, have written a letter emphasizing their continuing commitment to basic science. Despite...