The Nuts and Bolts of NIH Funding NIH TOP 10 M EG A N CO LU M B US Finding the Right Fit Top 10 Questions #1: Wheres the money? #2: How do I get some?
#3: Do I call NIH before applying? #4: How long does it take to get funded? #5: Whats the right type of grant for my idea (and me)? #6: Got Funded! Now What? #7: Not Funded! Now What? #8: How do I track my application? #9: Where is my go-to place for info? #10: Final Pieces of Advice? #1 Where is the Money?
Understanding NIH NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation Our mission: to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold 27 Institutes and Centers
(IC) Each with a different: mission & priorities budget funding strategy NIGMS
International Center Clinical Center Funding Opportunities 7 Advertised through Grants.gov NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Issued by
Each IC Parent announcements span the breadth of the NIH mission, include many ICs Types of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) Type of FOA Description
Program Announcements (PA, PAR, PAS) Highlights areas of focus Usually ongoing (3 yrs) Often use standard receipt dates
Requests for Applications (RFA) Narrowly defined scope Usually single receipt date Set aside funds IC usually convenes review panel
Parent Announcements Type of program announcement Generally span the breadth of NIH mission By activity code (R01, R03, etc) For investigator initiated or unsolicited research ideas
#2: How Do I Get Some? Where to start Develop your research idea Should be important (have high impact) Needs to align with an IC mission
Identify a funding opportunity If no FOA specific to your area, look for a parent announcement. Talk with NIH staff about your idea and where it fits Write a strong proposal that addresses review criteria
Nuts and Bolts: Session 3: Grants Writing for Success Session 7: Writing an Effective K Application Working with Program Pre and Post Award and more. Where to start (cont.) Complete/renew required registrations (Start now!)
Institutions are required to register in multiple systems Investigators must register in the eRA Commons Develop the application Carefully read the funding opportunity and application instructions!! Download application from funding opportunity announcement Learn about the electronic application submission process well before the application due date Nuts and Bolts:
Session 2: Interacting Electronically with NIH Know Your Institution What is your role? What roles do other people play? Authorized Organizational Representative Principal Investigator Administrator Coordination and respect for each others roles is key
Understand your institutional processes and timelines for grant related activities Understand the NIH Extramural Team Program Official Responsible for the programmatic, scientific, and/or technical aspects of a grant
Provides scientific guidance to investigators pre- and post-award Develops initiatives Provides post-award oversight Nuts and Bolts: Session #7: Working with Program Officials Preaward & PostAward
Scientific Review Officer Responsible for scientific and technical review Ensures fair and unbiased evaluation of scientific and technical merit Provides a summary of the evaluation Reviews applications for completeness and conformance with application requirements
Point of contact for applicants during the review process Nuts and Bolts: Session #2: The NIH Peer Review Process Session #4: For Your Review Inside a NIH Study Section Meeting Grants Management Officer Responsible for completion of business
management requirements Evaluates applications for administrative content and compliance with policy Negotiates Awards Interprets grants administration policies Nuts and Bolts: Session #2 & 6: Budget Basics for Administrators Session #3: All About Costs Primer #3: Do I Contact NIH Before
Applying? Do I Contact NIH Before Applying? Yes! Mandatory Application with budget >$500,000 direct costs for any single year R13 Conference Grants Optional
When RFAs request a Letter of Intent Always Recommended When you think about applying for any grant #4: How Long Does It Take to Get Funded? Grants Process Summary 20
National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Assigns to IC & IRG / Study Section Initiates Research Idea Institution Submits
Application Study Section Reviews for Scientific Merit Institute Allocates Funds Evaluates for Relevance Investigato Investigato
Performsrr the Research Advisory Councils & Board Recommends Action Institute Director Makes Funding Decision Ready for AwardWhen? All pre-award issues are resolved Budget Negotiation
Certification on Education on Human Subjects Animals & Human Subject Protection Issues Other Support Documentation Application to award takes ~9-10 months Nuts and Bolts: Session #4 & 8: Budget Building Blocks for Investigators Session #3: All About Costs Session #7: Working with Program Officials: PreAward & PostAward
Research Projects Small Busines s Training & Career Developmen t
Researc h Centers #5: Whats the Right Type of Grant for My Idea (and Me)? Nuts and Bolts: Session #5 & 6: Mapping Your Career with NIH, Part I & II Session #2: Primetime with NIH Program: Understanding RPGs Session #7: Working with Program Officials Preaward & PostAward
#6: Got FundedNow What? Youll Receive a Notice of Award (NoA) Legally binding document
Award data and fiscal information Grant payment info Terms and conditions of award Grantee accepts terms and conditions of award when draws down funds
NIH Grants Policy Statement Is a term and condition of all grant awards Explicitly defines roles,
responsibilities grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2012 Post Award Management Annual progress reporting Annual federal financial reporting Invention reporting Yearly audits (as applicable) Closeout reporting
Nuts and Bolts: Session #4 & 5: After the Award is MadeThen What? Session #3: All About Costs Primer Session #7: Working with Program Officials: PreAward & PostAward RESUBMISSIO N NE W
PR O AVENUE PO S AL LA
N E #7: Not Funded! Now What? Regroup Take a Deep Breath Read Summary Statement Read it Again Talk with Your Program Official
Evaluate Your Options Revise & Resubmit? Choose a New Research Direction? Nuts and Bolts Sessions: Session #3: Grant Writing for Success Session #7: Working with Program Officials: PreAward & PostAward
#8: How do I track my application? 29 In Commons you can find: Application image Application status Assignments (institute, review group) NIH staff contacts (SRO, program, grants management) Scores
Summary statement (PI only) Notice of Award Links to tools for reporting, no cost extensions, etc. and more Commons.era.nih.gov Work with your institutions office of sponsored research to be sure you are registered and your account is affiliated with your institution BEFORE you apply.
2 weeks lead time PI registration in Commons 6-8 weeks All institutional registrations and renewals https://commons.era.nih.gov RT A PO No Re
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#9: Where is my go-to place when I get home? 32 Bookmark NIH.gov And bookmark GRANTS.nih.gov Trying to make heads or tails of the grants
process? grants.nih.gov/grants/grants_process.htm What is an R03, F31, X02, etc? Find out here! grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm
Need to find a funding opportunity? Looking for the latest grants policy changes or funding announcements? www.grants.gov Search Grants.gov to Identify Fed-wide portal Potential Funding Agencies
for finding grant opportunities NIH Guide Grants.nih.gov What can I find in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts?
NIH specific funding opportunity announcements NIH policy notices
Other announcements Changes to FOAs Events like this regional seminar NIH response to natural disasters or electronic system problems Etc.
NIH Guide is published daily. Subscribe to listserv to receive table of contents each Friday or subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter
When are applications due? 46 3 standard receipt dates a year. 47 Standard receipt dates for each type of grant
Scroll further on page for timelines for each round Review dates and earliest start date by submission round grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule Scroll further down on due date page for submission
policies 49 Answers common questions on: On time submission Standard due dates falling on a weekend or holiday Late applications Post submission application materials Time limits for resubmitting application Resubmission timelines for new investigator R01 applications Etc
grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule Doing the right thing http://www.grants.nih.gov/ grants.nih.gov Who speaks acronymese?!
NIH FOAs (RFAs, PAs, PARs) issued by our ICs (NIAID, NCI, NIAAA, NIDA, NCI, NICHD, etc.) for AREA, SBIR and other programs reflect updates to GWAS, multiple PI, EPR and other policies. n la
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56 Make sense of our ever changing environment grants.nih.gov http://nexus.od.nih.gov Subscribe to the monthly Nexus for a summary of
NIH grant happenings, resources, events. Join the discussion on the Rock Talk blog! All About Grants Channel on iTunes. New episode released monthly.
Check o ways to as w #9: Who do I talk to? Finding the Right Staff Contacts FOAs include contact names for program, review and grants management staff. Institute websites have org charts or contact lists
so to help you find a name. www.nih.gov RePORTER provides the NIH program officials name for funded projects. projectreporter.nih.gov Use the NIH Staff Directory if you already have a name ned.nih.gov www.nih.gov
Bookmark your favorite Institute! www.nih.gov/icd e b l l il sfu w s u ce Yo u c s
#10: Final Pieces of Advice? Do your research Understand the NIH process, policies, & expectations Build support Learn who can help you at your institution Reach out Contact us
Stay connected and monitor what is happening at NIH Make the Most of This Conference! - Ask questions. - Get answers. - Make connections.
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