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With the goal of improving public health, NHLBI 

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI)
a NIH 
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.
seeks to fund the best scientific research projects that are submitted and within the budget.  The peer review system evaluates each project for its merit, the ability of the investigator to accomplish the proposed work and scientific quality.  Your project must be unique. By law, NIH cannot support a project already funded or pay for research already done.  And you may not send the same application to more than one Public Health Service ( PHS 
Public Health Service (PHS)
governmental division comprised of agencies related to health and human services such Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to name a few. DHHS Homepage
) at the same time.

But proposing elegant science is not enough.  Reviewers can't read minds and if you don't write the information into your application, it might as well not exist. This section is designed to help you in writing an application and will answer the following questions about preparing and submitting a proposal:


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