Research Western

US Federal Funding

Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the primary U.S. agency dealing with, and the largest source of funding for, medical research in the world. The NIH is composed of 27 Institutes and Centers (listed here), each with specific research agendas and interests, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. Researchers from Canadian universities are eligible for many NIH funding opportunities. Please consult RD&S staff early for more information on submitting to the NIH, or other US funding agencies. Contact: researchoffice@uwo.ca.

The following items are available to assist those applicants planning submissions to NIH/DHHS agencies:

Requirements to Apply For, and Hold, US Federal Funding

Applications through grants.gov must be submitted by Research Development & Services (RD&S). Applicants must comply with all US federal laws and regulations, including:

U.S. Financial Conflict of Interest

Investigators applying for, holding, or working on studies must comply with US Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations. PHS regulations apply to all PHS-funded research, including NIH, establishing investigator reporting and training requirements.

Prior to submission of a grant application, on annual renewal and within an update on awarded grant or subgrant, Western’s PIs must ensure:

Before submission of a grant application or sub-grant, and every four (4) years:

Where subrecipient external investigators who are following their institution’s FCOI Policy are found to have a FCOI, the subrecipient institution must report the FCOI to Western before awarded funds are released, annually, and within 30 days a new FCOI being identified.

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