Grant Writing Tips from the NIH: Many NIH Institutes put out guides and tip sheets on their Web sites. These guides can be useful resources. Here are just a few.
NIH Information for New Investigators: Currently, NIH encourages new investigators to self-identify by checking a box on the electronic grant application form, so that they can be given special consideration. Peer reviewers are instructed to focus more on the proposed approach than on the track record, and to expect less preliminary data than would be provided by an established investigator. In addition, many NIH institutes and centers give new investigators special consideration in their selection for funding, and in some cases provide five years of support instead of the four that is the NIH average duration for a grant.
Center for Scientific Review Applicant Resources: The Center for Scientific Review’s (CSR’s) primary role is to handle the receipt and review of ~ 80% of the grant applications that NIH receives. NIH separates the review process from funding decisions. Thus, CSR handles review of applications but does not fund applications.
Insider’s Guide to Peer Review for Applicants: To help new and established applicants submit better applications, the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) asked six current and retired study section chairs to share their personal insights on what makes a good NIH grant application. Read what they said here.
CSR has produced a series of videos to give you an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit. New and established applicants will find insights and understanding that can empower them to improve the applications and increase their chances for receiving a more positive review
All about Grants Podcast: The Office of Extramural Research (OER) presents conversations with NIH staff members. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. In mp3 and updated every other week.
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Grants.gov: This site allows organizations and individuals to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
Grant Forward: This site allows organizations and individuals to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.