Information in the remainder of this section should help to answer many of
your questions about submitting a clinical research application. NHLBI
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) staff are available to speak with you about your ideas
or to guide you through policies or processes that may be
confusing. Feel free to contact any staff member. This
is not an imposition – it is part of our mission to
help facilitate research of all kinds. If the person that you originally contacted
cannot help you, he or she will connect you with someone
who can. (See “Which
NHLBI staff can help me?")
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the United State's medical research agency, a federal government agency composed of diverse Institutes and Centers
that conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research. NIH Homepage
Institute that provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, lung, and blood as well as blood resources, sleep disorders and the Woman's Health Initiative. NHLBI Homepage
In general, it takes sufficient time and organization to write a grant
Grant application. Writing can take 3-6 months depending on many factors. From the time it is received at NIH, it can take approximately 9 more months until you get funded. NIAID has prepared a Timeline to help you in your preparations.
financial assistance mechanism providing money, property, or both to an eligible entity to carry out an approved project or activity. A grant is used whenever the NIH Institute or Center anticipates no substantial programmatic involvement with the recipient during performance of the financially assisted activities.
Information on general grants issues and clinical research
can be found on various NIH and NHLBI websites. Here
are a few to help you get started:
The NIH Office
of Extramural Research ( OER ) provides information on funding
opportunities, grants policy, forms and deadlines.
The OER Human Subjects Web Site: FAQs from Applicants is another good source of information.
provides additional information on Funding,
Training and Policies that may be applicable to NHLBI-funded
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