See the Glossary for more terms.
Research Funding helps NIAID's extramural grantees, contractors, applicants, offerors, and Institute staff learn about NIH processes and policies and gives advice on many key topics such as how to write an effective grant application. It is organized into portals for different audiences, award stages, and science areas.
For grants, the portals are:
For contracts, go to the Contracts portal.
This design uses a didactic approach, for example, the application portal walks you through the application process, linking to more detailed information.
Some portals simply link to resources investigators need. You can find the portals in the left navigation of any of the Grants portals or on the Grants page.
Integrated into the portal approach is help for preparing a grant application—our Strategy for NIH Funding—our Standard Operating Procedures, our Questions and Answers, and the Find It! A-Z list.
Research Funding also houses our NIAID Funding News, posts Paylines and Funding information, and lists Opportunities and Announcements relevant to the Institute and its community.
Go to When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer. Also see the Finding Help questions and answers.
Learn how to Stay Informed About Policy Changes and News.
Yes. Go to NIAID Funding News for back issues of the newsletter. Be aware that information may have changed after publication.
Go to the Strategy for NIH Funding for information.
We also post examples of exceptional funded applications at Samples and Examples. See Sample Applications and Summary Statements.
Find more resources on the All About Grants Tutorials main page.
We wrote a series of articles for new investigators and the content in the Strategy for NIH Funding based on input from senior-level scientists in the Institute who are former NIH grantees. Read more in Start Here to Use the Strategy for NIH Funding in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Yes. Go to Table of Contents for the Strategy in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
We publish this information in several places:
Our Standard Operating Procedures give you the most detailed information on policy and process.
NIAID Funding Opportunities List houses Institute opportunities and provides or links to the most helpful information for applicants:
Click the column headers to sort the list, or search titles using Control F. If you need a full text search, use the Guide site.
Go to Paylines and Funding. Each fiscal year, we publish initial information, called interim paylines, as soon as we have it, usually in the fall or early winter. We use interim paylines until NIH receives its appropriation and our budget office creates new paylines for the fiscal year. The R01 final payline generally stays in effect until the end of the fiscal year; others may change.
Learn what to expect at Paylines and Budget Pages Change Throughout the Year. For more information on paylines, see Paylines Are a Conservative Funding Cutoff Point in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
First try searching for key words. Then check our Questions and Answers pages, which cover many topics and link to more in-depth information on the Research Funding site.
If you cannot find an answer to a question, email email@example.com, and we'll do our best to answer it.
Our Find It! A-Z is an alphabetical list of the SOPs and forms on the Research Funding Web site, as well as other NIAID, NIH, and outside links we thought NIAIDs extramural community would find useful.
In addition, Find It! includes SOPs, tools, and links for our extramural staff. Intranet links that work for staff only have a lock icon .
These pages are for NIAID staff only. No one outside NIAID can view these pages.
Our NIAID Glossary of Funding and Policy Terms and Acronyms defines terms and acronyms and includes links to relevant documents both on our Web site and outside sites, including to policy and laws. For acronyms for NIAID programs, go to Profile and Fact Book.
Go to the Grants portal for links to portals for biodefense, research animals, recombinant DNA, and other special research areas.
Go to the following resources:
For more information, see NIAID's Application portal and NIH's Electronic Submission site.
We post examples of exceptional funded applications at Samples and Examples. See the Sample Applications and Summary Statements.
For non-R01s, go to the Other Grant Types portal in our Grants portals. For R01s, see R01 Investigator Resources. You can also see if we have a Standard Operating Procedure for that award type.
Some SOPs describe processes that require actions only by NIAID staff, not researchers. We post these pages on the Research Funding site to make our processes more transparent to the extramural community.
Go to NIAID Human Subjects Resources.
The Training and Career portal has resources and helpful links for fellowships, training grants, career development awards, and supplements.
Yes. Go to Small Business Awards.
Yes. See NIAID International Awards.
For a schedule and other information, check our Advisory Council page.
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Last Updated January 27, 2016
Last Reviewed January 27, 2016