National Advisory Council (NANDSC) Council

What is the Advisory Council?

Each Institute of the National Institutes of Health maintains a national advisory council which has two general functions: (1) to advise the Institute on policy and procedures affecting the extramural research programs and (2) to provide a second level of review for all grant and cooperative agreement applications considered by the Institute for funding. Except for fellowships, the NINDS may not award a grant unless it has been recommended for support by the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council.

The NANDS Council meets regularly three times a year: in early February, late May, and mid-September. Each meeting of the NANDS Council is about one and one half days long. A portion of this meeting is open to the public and the remainder is a closed confidential session devoted primarily to the review of applications.

In addition to application review, the NINDS Director utilizes the expertise and experience of NANDS Council members for activities such as the following:

  • Program planning
  • Concept clearance for NINDS initiatives
  • Review of Board of Scientific Counselor reports on intramural research programs
  • Review of objectives, priorities and accomplishments of the Institute's extramural program

The NANDSC provides the final review for all applications for research grants, training grants, and career development awards assigned to the NINDS, as well as for other requests for support for which Council approval is required by law.  The NANDSC also provides clearance for concepts for new NINDS research initiatives involving set-aside funds.

At the January/February Council meeting each year, Council reviews these operating procedures. NINDS and, where appropriate, makes recommendations for revision. 

 

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Dates Location
February 14-15, 2019 NIH, Building 35, Porter Building, Conference Room 620/630
May 23-24, 2019 NIH, Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, Conference Room E1/E2
September 4-5, 2019 NIH, Building 35, Porter Building, Conference Room 620/630

 

Additional Information

NANDSC Membership Roster

NANDSC Working Group for ME/CFS Research

NANDSC Press Releases

 

Meeting Agendas

September 12-13, 2018
May 24, 2018
February 1, 2018
September 7, 2017
May 18, 2017
February 9, 2017
September 15, 2016
May 26-27, 2016
February 4-5, 2016
September 10-11, 2015

Archived Meeting Agendas

Minutes of Recent Meetings

May 24, 2018
February 1, 2018
September 7, 2017
May 18, 2017
February 9, 2017
September 15, 2016
May 26, 2016
February 4, 2016
September 10, 2015

Archived Meeting Minutes