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Applying for a Grant

Follow the application steps on this portal page for actions you'll take to get ready and apply for an NIH grant. For progress reports, go to the Grant Award and Management portal.

Key Pages

Action Items

1. Confirm You Qualify for Funding

2. Discuss Plans With a Program Officer

3. Pick an Opportunity

4. Choose Your Application Topic

5. Prepare Your Application

6. Submit Your Application

7. Peer Review and Funding

  • NIAID Peer Review portal. Learn about actions related to initial peer review.
  • NIAID Paylines and Funding portal. Learn about funding decisions.
  • Find our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.

Reference Reading at NIAID

Links Beyond NIAID


Find contacts at Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help or email

Last Updated March 30, 2016

Last Reviewed October 02, 2015