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NIH Resources

Remember to address these key issues in your NIH application:
Scientific premise – the strengths and weaknesses of previous studies that support the rationale for the proposal - should be addressed in the Significance section.   FAQs  

Rigor and Reproducibility should be addressed in the Approach section, most often in Aim 1. Additional linksFAQs  Review

Clinical Trials and Transparency  

Consideration of other biological variables such as sex should be also addressed in the Approach section, often in Aim 1.
   Sex    Other Biological Variables  FAQs  

Standard Due Dates and Review Cycle Schedules for NIH Competing Applications 

Active NIH Program Announcements

Regular NIH Study Sections and their Rosters

Other useful links to Great Stuff from NIH!  

Below are links to a document and two helpful, well-produced videos from the NIH Office of the Director (NIHOD). These are must-watch/read for all new prospective applicants, and it's not a bad idea to watch the Peer Review and Tips videos even if you are an experienced applicant, to help get you in the proper mindset as you begin to prepare your new or renewal application.

What Happens to Your NIH Grant application 
This document explains the steps in processing, assignment and review of your grant NIH application, describes review & scoring criteria, and provides steps & advice to follow when preparing your application.

NIH Peer Review Revealed video (14:52)
Explains the structure and function of NIH peer-review study section, and includes sample review discussions of 2 applications. The applications are ficitional but plausible, but the study section peer reviewers are actual study section members and experienced peer reviewers.

NIH Tips for Applicants video (4:38)
Positive advice and common pitfalls to avoid from NIH officers and from a study section chair and members.

Proposal Preparation Costs

In general, you cannot use NIH grant funds to pay for assistance with NIH grant proposals-because federal funds are not supposed to be used directly for obtaining additional federal funds. However, those with Mentored Career Development Awards are allowed to use the award funds to pay for assistance preparing grant proposals and manuscripts for publication alike! See the following link: Proposal Preparation Costs Allowable as a Direct Charge for Mentored Career Development Awards

If you're not so fortunate as to have a mentored grant, try your department chair, or even try to persuade him/her to approach instititutional officials for programmatic funds to enhance the competitive prospects of you and other faculty. Increasingly, departments and institutions are taking this approach to improving their investigators' award success rates and funding situations. Times are indeed very hard--but to those willing to invest in GrantRescue's or WinningSubmissions' services, the tiny fraction of the total funds flowing from a major grant that are represented by our fees can be highly-rewarded.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding  Broad array of federal funding initiatives in basic scientific research and higher education​
Department of Defense (DOD) Grant Program  
Mission-targeted and career development grants  
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program 
Congressionally-mandated set-aside funding which allows US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in research and development toward marketable products, including NIH-sponsored commercialization of innovative biomedical technologies, and other scientific and technological innovation.  

Other Agency/Funding Resources

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