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If you’re dealing with foreign-worker visas, there’s a critical rule of thumb: You can’t speed up visa processing. But you can prevent it from being unnecessarily slowed down. Follow five strategies for making sure the visa review goes as smoothly as possible.
 
 
Under NIH’s grant application procedures and restriction, you have one page — and no more than three — to write your Introduction. And this is where you make your case when addressing reviewers’ concerns for a revised resubmission. There are definite strategies for making this part of your application work for you on the second time around.
 
 
Want to get into the U.S. government’s applied-research funding “club” but afraid you don’t have a key because your experience has been limited to basic research? Stop looking for a key, and start doing some homework.
 
 
You should think of your budget as a financial map of your research project, start from zero, and build up your budget step by step. Your budget should reflect every activity described in your Project Description, and nothing there should be a surprise — by its presence or absence.
 
 
Image manipulation is one of the fastest growing causes of research misconduct allegations. Good PIs can find themselves the target of an investigation if they’re not careful.
 
 
Why do most people have trouble getting started on important, but not urgent, tasks? One reason: delay discounting — people’s tendency to do something more immediately rewarding rather than something that may lead to bigger rewards later.
 
 
New EEOC regulations take effect May 24 that will raise the stakes in how you, your supervisors and managers handle requests for disability accommodation for lab workers and others. As a result, frontline supervisors — like PIs — are going to need to recognize such a request and handle it properly.
 
 
Having more than one PI on a project can spark creativity and add new aspects to your research. At the same time, there are specific rules for submitting this type of proposal. And if you fail to submit an appropriate Leadership Plan, you application could be penalized.
 
P.S. Just Released: “NIH R01 Grant Application” Mentor: An Instructional ManualThis unique publication coaches you on how to optimally prepare the vital components of your NIH grant application in full compliance with the new rules and formats. Go to http://www.principalinvestigator.com for more details.