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R01 Investigator Resources

Use this portal to find resources for R01s, NIH's standard independent research grant.

See if you qualify for an R01, and it's the right choice.

Strategy for NIH Funding

If you are a new or early-stage investigator, go to our New and Early-Stage Investigators portal.

  • Read Are You "New"? to see if you qualify as a new PI for an R01 and the benefits for new PIs.

Talk to a program officer to learn about grant types and opportunities and to get advice about whether your area of science fits NIAID's mission.

Pick a funding opportunity at Opportunities and Announcements.

Choose a topic and begin planning your application.

Strategy for NIH Funding

Go to NIAID's Health and Research Topics to see the areas NIAID supports.

Then search for a unique topic.

Find help preparing your application in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

See examples of exceptional funded applications at Sample Applications and Summary Statements on Samples and Examples.

Follow NIH's instructions. To prepare the application forms, follow the instructions in the opportunity's Guide notice and SF 424 Application Guide.

If you are seeking support for a clinical trial, you are strongly encouraged to request prior consultation from program staff before you apply.

Apply for funding using our advice at Strategy for a Successful Submission in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Go to these sites to apply:

Learn more on our Application portal.

Find resources on our Peer Review portal.

Learn about peer review in Part 5. Assignment and Review in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Find out more about the Center for Scientific Review:

Understand funding decisions by reading Strategy for NIH Funding:

Learn more on the NIAID Paylines and Funding portal. Go to PI Salary Cap and Stipends.

If your application was not funded, read Part 6. If Not Funded in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Consider applying for another type of award:

Find information on our Opportunities and Announcements portal.

Manage your grant and continue funding using the Strategy for NIH Funding for advice.

Get more information from these sites:

Learn more on the NIAID Grant Award and Management portal.

Find more information from NIAID.

Watch for policy changes and other news.

Subscribe to NIH announcements.

Find policy portals at NIH.

Find other useful links at NIH.

Find useful links beyond NIH.

Disclaimer: Some of these links lead to outside sites. NIAID is not responsible for the content.

Find more NIAID grant portals. Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.

Last Updated January 07, 2015

Last Reviewed March 21, 2012