NIH GRANT Writing Guides

As you have probably noticed by now, the NIH websites are a warren of links, and they are constantly being moved and rearranged.

Here is an ordered list of the links that I think are most helpful for each of the sections of the research plan, current as of March 22, 2008. Please let me know if you find that a link no longer works and I will fix it asap.
-- sarina@hughes.net

Specific Aims

Background and Significance

Preliminary Results / Progress Report

Research Design and Methods

General

 
SPECIFIC AIMS

From the great tutorial at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Start With Specific Aims

From the National Cancer Institute Quick Guide:
Research Plan Part A: Specific Aims

From the Grant Writing Checklist of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Specific Aims Checklist

 
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE

From the great tutorial at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Background and Significance

From the National Cancer Institute Quick Guide:
Research Plan Part B: Background and Significance

From the Grant Writing Checklist of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Background and Significance Checklist

 
PRELIMINARY RESULTS / PROGRESS REPORT

From the great tutorial at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Preliminary Studies / Progress Report

From the National Cancer Institute Quick Guide:
Research Plan Part C: Preliminary Results / Progress Report

From the Grant Writing Checklist of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Preliminary Studies / Progress Report Checklist

 
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS

From the great tutorial at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Research Design and Methods -- Writing

From the National Cancer Institute Quick Guide:
Research Plan Part D: Research Design and Methods 

From the Grant Writing Checklist of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Research Design and Methods Checklist

 
GENERAL

The Complete set of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Tutorials:
All About Grants Tutorials

For first time grant writers:
Quick Guide for the Preparation of Grant Applications
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine) [NCCAM Research]

New Investigator Guide to NIH Funding (NIAID)

Planning, preparing, and submitting:
NCIDEA: Quick Guide for Grant Applications

PDF handout from lecture at Stanford University by
A. M. Coelho, Jr.,
NIH Review Policy Officer:
Module II: Grant Writing for Success

Cautions:

Common Mistakes in NIH Applications:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Don't propose too much or be too innovative



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