Writing NIH Grants
NIH Grant Resources
- NIH Institutes
Quickly jump to any NIH institute, office, or center.
- Types of Grant Programs
NIH uses activity codes (e.g. R01, R43, etc.) to differentiate the wide variety of research-related programs they support. NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) may vary in the way they use activity codes; not all ICs accept applications for all types of grant programs or they apply specialized eligibility criteria. Look closely at Funding Opportunity Announcements to determine which ICs participate and the specifics of eligibility.
- NIH Grant Success Rates
As part of the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT), this resource shows the percentage of reviewed grant applications that receive funding by Research Grants, Training, and Research Career Awards.
- Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities
Important Notices, Requests for Applications, and Program Announcements.
- Parent Program Announcements for Unsolicited Investigator-Initiated Applications
All NIH parent announcements for research (R), training (T), career development (K), and fellowship (F) applications.
- NIH Office of Extramural Research
NIH grant process, policy, funding, forms, deadlines, and initiatives.
- How to Write a Research Grant—The Game Plan
Gives you a strategy for pursuing your research and helps you decide whether to submit an investigator-initiated application or respond to an institute initiative.
- Samples and Examples of Grants
List of all samples and examples that are part of the grant application from NIAID and NIH.
- Community of Science (COS) Funding Resource Database
COS is the leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines. A useful search engine for finding funding and identifying experts and collaborators.
- NIH RePORT: Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
Replaces the old CRISP database—this searchable engine gives you all funded projects by many variables. One useful search is "By Study," located in the lower right column.
- Dartmouth Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
A central resource to support the research enterprise at Dartmouth by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.
- Funding Opportunities from Dartmouth OSP
Lists ARRA resources, recent funding opportunities, how to find funding, internal Dartmouth funding sources for faculty, and fellowship and career development awards.
New Grant Instructions and Forms for 2010
- NIH Notice NOT-OD-10-002
Clarification on timing and page limits for restructured application forms and instructions that are required for due dates on or after January 25, 2010.
- NIH Notice NOT-OD-09-149
Announces new, restructured versions of the paper PHS 398 and electronic SF 424 (R&R) application packages and instructions that are now available.
- NIH Forms and Applications
Most recent research grant, fellowship, and training forms.
New and Early-Stage Investigators
- NIH New Investigator Policies
Definition of new/early primary investigators, frequently asked questions, and vital information from the NIH for any new investigators.
- New Investigators Program
Questions and answers about citizenship, eligibility, transition to independence, and more.
- Advice for New Investigators
Answers to frequently asked questions from the NIAID.
- K-Awards Kiosk
Information about NIH Career Development Awards.
- National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Training and Fellowship Grants
NIH guide for NRSA funding opportunities at specific training stages and information about training grants and individual fellowship grants. The NRSA policies are also listed.
"Funding Opportunities at the NIH (K, F, R Awards), the Peer Review Process, and Achieving Success" – A Seminar by Stephen J. Korn, PhD
Stephen J. Korn, PhD is Director of Training and Career Development, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH.
49 minutes. Originally presented on April 27, 2010 at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
This recorded seminar is geared to predocs, postdocs, K/F awardees and applicants, clinicians/scientists, basic scientists, post-K junior faculty, and mentors. Dr. Korn provides an overview of various NIH Awards, with particular emphasis on career (K) awards, fellowship (F) awards, and research (R) grants. The discussion includes eligibility for different mechanisms, the DOs and DON'Ts of grant writing, and tips on how to succeed. Dr. Korn also discusses the NIH review process in detail.
You can also download Dr. Korn's presentation slides (PDF)