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KNOW WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR FUNDING
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL GRANT-GETTER?
Successful grant-getters understand
SOME GENERAL INFORMATION FOR BEGINNING GRANT APPLICATION WRITERS
What is a grant?
Categories of awards
Types of granting agencies
About NIH
Information to gather before you apply for a grant
Application information
Information about the review process
Sharing of research data
RECAP FOR PART I:GETTING STARTED
A good grant proposal must start with a good idea
THE NIH REVIEW SYSTEM
Scientific Review Groups (SRGs)
Council
THE TRAVELS OF AN NIH GRANT APPLICATION
The Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Grant Application assignment to a Study Section
Grant Application assignment to an Institute or other funding component
The Study Section (the first stage of NIH peer review)
Possible actions taken on Applications being reviewed
A site visit
After the Study Section meeting
What PIs should expect after the Study Section meeting
The Council (the second stage of NIH peer review)
SOME GRANTSMANSHIP ADVICE
Know your Study Section
Think about the Reviewers’workload
Keep up to date
RECAP FOR PART II:UNDERSTANDING THE REVIEW PROCESS
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Face page
Abstract page
Table of contents
Detailed budget for initial budget period (usually the first 12 months)
Budget for total project period
Budget justification
Biographical sketches (Biosketches)
Other support
Resources
THE RESEARCH PLAN
Introduction
General instructions for the Research Plan
Method of citation
APPENDIX
CHECKLIST
SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
Incomplete Applications
Simultaneous submission of Applications
Sending additional information after submission of the proposal
Use and availability of information contained in Grant Applications
A Word of Caution
NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION APPLICATIONS
Progress Report Summary
RECAP FOR PART III:PARTS OF THE GRANT APPLICATION
The Research Plan should
Understanding the “Lingo”
Start building a reputation
Schedule for Preparing the Research Plan
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU WRITE THE RESEARCH PLAN
Get help from colleagues and mentors
Leave yourself ample time to do a good job!
OTHER PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS
ASPECTS OF PROPOSAL PREPARATION
Write down the answers to the following questions:
RECAP FOR PART IV:PLANNING THE RESEARCH PLAN
THE WAY YOU WRITE YOUR GRANT APPLICATION
Begin to write your grant proposal EARLY
OUTLINING THE RESEARCH PLAN
Make an outline for each section of the proposal
GETTING READY TO WRITE
WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT
REVISING (SELF-EDITING) THE FIRST DRAFT
Be accurate
Be clear
Be consistent
Be brief (concise but complete)
Think about emphasis and impact
Think about style
Think about tone
Think about presentation
Perspective
Further suggestions for editing your first draft
GETTING HELP AFTER YOU HAVE A GOOD SECOND DRAFT
Preparing a draft for the pre-reviewers
RECAP FOR PART V:WRITING THE RESEARCH PLAN
POLISHING AND CHECKING THE PRE-FINAL DRAFT OF THE GRANT APPLICATION
PREPARING THE APPLICATION FOR SUBMISSION
MAILING THE APPLICATION
RECAP FOR PART VI:SUBMITTING AND TRACKING THE GRANT APPLICATION
SOME HINTS ABOUT THE SUMMARY STATEMENT
REBUTTALS
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT FUNDED
SUBMITTING A REVISED APPLICATION
BE PERSISTENT
Revise,Revise,Revise!If you want to get funding,you must be persistent
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER …
AD HOC REVIEWING:A CHANCE TO SEE PEER REVIEW FROM THE INSIDE
RECAP FOR PART VIII:SOME FINAL WORDS
A.ARE THE RESEARCH GOALS APPROPRIATE AND CLEAR?
B.IS THE STUDY DESIGN GOOD?
C.ARE STAFF,TIME,AND BUDGET APPROPRIATE?
D.IS THE OVERALL PRESENTATION GOOD?
E.ADMINISTRATIVE DETAIL
A.STRATEGIES FOR GOOD EXPOSITORY WRITING
Strategies for getting started
Strategies for achieving clarity and brevity in your writing
B.STRATEGIES FOR GOOD ORAL PRESENTATIONS
General considerations for presenting a good talk
Combat nervousness
Things to do/check before the talk
Agencies that comprise DHHS:
THE MISSION OF NIH
SOME SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT NIH
SOME ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS USED AT NIH
AN NIH GLOSSARY
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Other useful NIH sites:
NIH extramural program
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Instructions
INFORMATION ABOUT NIH GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW
The NIH Grants Policy Statement
NIH GRANTS POLICY STATEMENT
Supersession
INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AN NIH GRANT APPLICATION
Format of the written reviewer’s report
CSR scoring procedures
Amended Applications
Some NIH Awards
SOME SPECIAL NIH AWARDS
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15)
Program highlights
“RAPID”(Rapic Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster) Program—NIMH
EXAMPLE OF AN NIH STUDY SECTION AGENDA
Agenda
The peer review process
More about the peer review process
Interactions with NIH before submission of a Grant Application
Interactions with NIH after submission
Interactions with NIH after review of a Grant Application
NIH Institutes,Centers,and Divisions
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Help for minority Applicants to NIH
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING THE RESEARCH PLAN
The Abstract
Research Plan
WHAT TO PUT INTO THE APPENDIX
Appendix
SAMPLE BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS
BUDGET JUSTIFICATION:EXAMPLE A
BUDGET JUSTIFICATION:EXAMPLE B
INFORMATION ABOUT NSF
National Science Foundation (NSF)
More about NSF
The role of NSF
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM SCIENTISTS WITH EXPERIENCE WITH NSF
Differences in Mission of NIH and NSF
NSF programs and proposals
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NSF AND NIH IN METHODS OF PROPOSAL REVIEW
Another major difference between NIH and NSF is the review process
NSF merit review criteria
AN OUTLINE OF THE NSF GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE (GPG)
The Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)
FOLLOWING AGENCY INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSAL PREPARATION
FORMAT OF THE PROPOSAL
PROPOSAL CONTENTS
SPECIAL GUIDELINES
Copies of reviews
NATIONAL TECHNICAL TRANSFER CENTER (NTTC)
UNITED STATES ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE:LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH PROGRAM
STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (SERDP)
SOME ADVICE FOR APPLYING FOR FOUNDATION GRANTS
Do your homework
Letters of inquiry and pre-proposals
The review process at private foundations
Some review criteria at private foundations
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