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Strategy for NIH Funding
Navigation for the Strategy for NIH Funding. Link to Part 1. Qualify for NIH Funding. Link to Part 2. Pick and Design a Project. Link to Part 3. Write Your Application. Link to Part 4. Submit Your Application. Link to Part 5. Assignment and Review. Link to Part 6. If Not Funded. Link to Part 7. Funding.

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Strategy for Second-Level Review

This strategy page highlights the actions of our advisory Council for second-level review so you know what to expect.

Contact your program officer quickly if you have any administrative concerns noted on your summary statement, such as human subjects or research animals.

Know why second-level review is faster for some applications and how that step can affect the timing of your award.

Understand Second-Level Review

Know the timing and outcomes for second-level review.

Action Summary Learn More

Be informed about how second-level review works.

Institute advisory Councils usually conduct second-level review.

Second-level review looks at applications with:

  • Potential barriers to funding, e.g., bars to award.
  • Special circumstances, e.g., foreign applications.

Advisory Councils make funding recommendations to institutes; institutes decide which applications to fund.

If you have a bar to award, our Council will not recommend funding your application until it is resolved.

Contact your program officer quickly if your summary statement has a human subjects or animal research code indicating study section concerns that create a bar to award.

Know why second-level review is faster for some applications and how that can affect the timing of your award.

Know the outcomes of second-level review.

Read about funding in Part 7. Funding.

Just the Facts

Part 5

Advisory Council portal—meeting dates, concepts, other links

Bar to award codes:

Definitions

If your application was discussed, prepare your just-in-time information now if you haven't done so already.

For applications that rank in the top 20 percent, we request some information just-in-time.

This means you send information to us when we request it, after initial peer review.

We will not make an award before we receive your just-in-time information.

Just the Facts

Prepare Your Just-in-Time Information in Part 3

Definition: just-in-time

Our Advice

Prepare Your Just-in-Time Information in Part 3

Strategy for NIH Funding
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Table of Contents for the Strategy

We welcome your comments, questions, or suggestions. Email deaweb@niaid.nih.gov.

Last Updated March 16, 2012

Last Reviewed December 01, 2011