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Grants Process Overview
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Useful Links from the NIH and Related Websites


All About Grants at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ncn/grants/default.htm - Includes Grant Application Basics, How to Plan a Grant Application and How to Write a Grant Application.

NIH Home Page at http://www.nih.gov/ - links to offices within the offices of the Director, as well as to Institute and Center websites, each of which provides valuable tools and insights into Institute specific areas of research emphasis.

Office of Extramural Research at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm - host to quantities of information of interest to the extramural community.


NIH Grants Policy Statement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2003/index.htm - On-line version of up-to-date policy guidance that serves as the terms and conditions of NIH awards. This document also provides information about NIH-its organization, its staff, and its grants process. A must read!

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/ - The official, weekly, online publication of NIH policies, procedures, and availability of funds.

Modular grants at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/modular/modular.htm - provides policies, lists of sample applications and valuable Q & As.

Grant Funding Program Guidelines at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm - includes R03, R13, R15, R21, R34, Inclusion of Women & Minorities and Inclusion of Children guidelines.


Edison Invention Reporting at http://www.iedison.gov/ - for on-line invention reporting.

NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) at http://era.nih.gov/ - provides information on NIH’s eRA initiative, which strives for paperless electronic transfer of application and administrative information. The NIH Commons may be accessed through this site.

CRISP at http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/ - a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions.


A Straightforward Description of What Happens to Your Research Project Grant Application After it Is Received for Peer Review at http://www.csr.nih.gov/review/peerrev.htm - A snapshot of the process for applications reviewed in the Center for Scientific Review.

Bioethics at http://www.nih.gov/sigs/bioethics/ - a broad collage of annotated web links on education, research involving human participants and animals, medical and healthcare ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology. This site may be useful for those looking for ways to satisfy the educational requirements for training on the protection of human research participants.

HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp - this new office at the Department of Health and Human Services leads efforts for protecting human subjects in biomedical and behavioral research.

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm - responsible for animal-related functions, including the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, administering an educational program for PHS-supported institutions and investigators, negotiating Animal Welfare Assurances, and evaluating compliance with the PHS Policy.

Grant Writing Tips Sheets at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm - Links to Web sites with grant writing tips.