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Follow the 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.

Talk to a program officerCommunicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.

Learn about grant types and opportunities; get advice about whether your area of science fits NIAID's mission.

Begin planning—read these pages in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Then pick an opportunity. Visit Opportunities and Announcements to find opportunities and apply:

Choose an application topic. For advice, see Design a Project in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Go to NIAID's Health and Research Topics—see the areas NIAID supports. Then find a unique topic:

Prepare your application. Follow the instructions in the opportunity's NIH Guide notice and SF 424 Application Guide.

Find information and advice in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Find timelines and samples in these All About Grants resources:

Are you a new or early-stage investigator? Go to our New and Early-Stage Investigators portal.

Apply for funding. Read Strategy for a Successful Submission in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

Use these sites to apply:

Understand peer review. Visit the NIAID Peer Review portal.

Learn about funding decisions. See the NIAID Paylines and Funding portal.

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

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.

Last Updated December 23, 2014

Last Reviewed May 11, 2012