See the Glossary for more terms.
We moved the contents of this article into Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application. As part of the Strategy for NIH Funding, the ten steps give you a path to funding success if you're applying for an R01.
Could you use NIH funding to examine the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, or treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?
NIH is looking for interdisciplinary research into risk factors, determinants of heterogeneity among patient populations, and common mechanisms that influence the multiple body systems affected by this puzzling condition.
You have two options for applying.
Both opportunities have special receipt dates and review considerations.
Does skipping postdoctoral training and going straight to an independent research career sound good to you? Then you might be interested in the NIH Director's Early Independence Awards.
Before getting too excited, be aware these awards seek a special type of junior scientist: one who shows scientific creativity, has a record of innovation and research, and is ready to run a research program.
And to be "junior," you must be within a year of receiving a terminal research degree or completing a clinical residency.
Here are a few other key details:
For further details, read the November 10, 2011, Guide notice. Also go to NIH Director's Early Independence Award Program, where you can find Frequently Asked Questions.
Though we are under a continuing resolution through December 16, we have posted interim paylines for all grant types except T32s. Go to NIAID Paylines for the full list.
These interim paylines will last at least until we receive a final budget for FY 2012. For more on that topic, read the October 12, 2011, article "Fiscal Year 2012 Begins With Temporary Funding, Uncertainty."
We’ll give you more budget and payline news as soon as we have it.
If you've read our Strategy for NIH Funding, you know we give you the dos and don'ts, shoulds and shouldn'ts, and important facts to help you get, manage, and keep NIAID funding.
As you delve into the details, our Cross-Cutting Resources can provide a fresh perspective. If the Strategy were a DVD, these resources would be like the bonus features—and we continue to add new ones.
For example, visit our new Ten Steps to a Winning Application, which lays out an iterative process to help you identify a promising research topic and create a high-impact application your reviewers will appreciate.
Or look at Getting a Grant for Innovative Research, which explains how you can make an innovative application work based on advice from the September 14, 2011, article "How to Get Funding for Innovative Research" and the November 9, 2011, article "Getting a Grant for Innovative Research: The Advice Continues."
And be sure to read Start Here to Use the Strategy for NIH Funding so you can get the most out of the site.
Feel free to send us a question at firstname.lastname@example.org. After responding to you, we may include your question in the newsletter, incorporate it into the NIAID Research Funding site, or both.
"Are facilities and administrative costs for subawards counted as direct costs on my grant?"—anonymous reader
No. These are counted as facilities and administrative (F&A) costs.
"What happens if I don't get program staff approval before submitting a big grant application?"—anonymous reader
Without this approval, also called preapproval, you won't have a big grant acceptance letter, and NIH's Center for Scientific Review will reject your application. See Act Now to Avoid Post-Submission Rejection in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
You also miss an opportunity to get your program officer’s advice, including an evaluation of whether the application should go to NIAID or another institute, before you apply.
See these and older announcements at NIAID Funding Opportunities List.
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Last Updated March 15, 2012
Last Reviewed December 07, 2011