Where can I get help with writing the application?
After deciding which mechanism is best for you, you will
want to begin writing your application. Review applications
of colleagues who have had successful review and funding. Creating
a well-organized and well-designed research plan is critical
to successful peer review. Be specific in describing
what you are proposing to do, why this research is important
and how you will do it.
There are a number of resources available to you to help
you in this process. You will want to begin with the PHS
398or SF424 form
and its instructions. Read the instructions carefully
before developing your research plan. The instructions
give details about page limitations, format specifications,
human subjects research requirements, and budget. Some
types of mechanisms are now using Electronic
Submission of Grant Applications.
Organize your research plan in a logical fashion. NIAID
has created a detailed tutorial called NIH Grant Cycle: Application to Renewal that takes you through the
Include enough information to show you know what you're
talking about. Tell them how your early work prepares
you for the new project.
Grant Writing Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
Grant Writing Tips from OER
NIH Regional Seminar Presentations: Grant Writing for Success
CSR Advice to Investigators Submitting Clinical Research Applications
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