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Learn about the roles of NIAID staff at:
Go to Contact Staff for Help in the Strategy for NIH Funding and the Finding Help questions and answers.
NIAID program officers, grants management specialists, and scientific review officers can help you at different stages. Read more at Contact Staff for Help in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
At the solicitation stage, call the contracting officer or specialist. Offerors may not talk to program staff before the award of a contract.
After award, contractors work closely with the program staff who serve as contracting officer's representatives to resolve most issues. For more information, see Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP and About NIAID Research and Development Contracts. Find staff at Contact Staff for Help in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Call your contract or grant specialist for business or policy questions related to your award, and call a contracting officer for more information about a solicitation. For more insights, read Contact Staff for Help in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Contact an NIAID program officer to see whether your application topic would fit into his or her program, learn the status of your application, and possibly get more information about the initial peer review of your application after receiving your summary statement.
See how to have a productive interaction at Make the Most Out of Your Contacts With Program Staff.
For questions about a request for applications or program announcement, call the program officer listed in the NIH Guide announcement. He or she may be able to help you assess your chances of success in applying.
Learn more at When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer.
Call an NIAID scientific review officer for questions about the review process or about a request for applications.
Yes. Read more at Can a program officer tell me more about initiatives than what's stated in the Guide? in our Finding Help questions and answers.
Yes. Read more at Who can tell me about funding opportunities in other institutes? in our Finding Help questions and answers.
Call the scientific review officer in charge of the initial peer review of your grant application—see Who Peer Reviews Your Application? in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Talk to a scientific review officer. This person is listed as the "Peer Review Contact" in your funding opportunity announcement and in the eRA Commons after you apply.
For general questions about peer review, you may find answers on the following pages:
If not, find the appropriate contact on the Organization Chart for NIH's Center for Scientific Review. For questions about peer review at NIAID, go to Scientific Review Program Contacts.
Program officers often attend initial peer review meetings. Though program officers do not participate in the review, they may be able to give you more details about the discussion. They are not allowed to tell you which reviewer said what.
No. The primary reviewer—a non-NIH peer reviewer assigned to your application—becomes its advocate at the review. See Most Reviewers Scan Each Application in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Call your program officer to find out how to lift a bar to award on your summary statement.
For more information, go to:
Call your program officer for advice if your application's funding is deferred till later in the fiscal year.
Also see Outcomes of Second-Level Review in the Strategy for NIH Funding, and learn what to do If Your Application Is Not Discussed in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Grants management specialists can tell you what costs are allowed and answer budget and other business-related questions. See Contact Staff for Help in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Grants management specialists and contracting officers negotiate awards. For more information, go to:
Call your program officer for advice. Also read Some Actions Require Our Approval in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
NIAID's grants management officer approves major project changes, often working with your program officer. Also read Some Actions Require Our Approval in the Strategy for NIH Funding and Prior Approvals for Post-Award Grant Actions SOP.
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Last Updated June 03, 2013
Last Reviewed June 03, 2013