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Finding Help Questions and Answers

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How do I find an NIAID program officer?

You can find an NIAID program officer by going to When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer.

Program staff scientists work in the Division of AIDS; Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation; and Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

They are investigators' primary contacts at NIAID for many issues—read more at When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer. Learn more about who can help you and when at When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer.

How do I find grants, contracts, or review staff?

Go to Division of Extramural Activities Contacts for NIAID staff working with grants, contracts, initial peer review, and small business (SBIR and STTR) and research training awards. Learn more in When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer.

See who can help you and when at When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer.

Where do I find help for submitting my grant application?

Go to these resources in our General Info and Planning for Electronic Applications Questions and Answers:

How do I find out about NIAID news and funding opportunities?

Learn how to Stay Informed About Policy Changes and News.

Where do I find high-priority funding areas?

Find all NIAID initiatives on NIAID Funding Opportunities List. NIH publishes most initiatives—requests for applications (RFA), program announcements (PA), and solicitations—in the NIH Guide.

Learn more at Five Steps to Finding NIAID's High-Priority Areas.

For small business opportunities, go to NIAID Small Business High-Priority Areas of Interest.

Solicitations are published in FedBizOpps, and may not appear in the NIH Guide.

Can a program officer tell me more about initiatives than what's stated in the Guide?

For grants, the program officer listed in the announcement can answer your questions and give you more information about an RFA than the NIH Guide, including possibly some sense of your chances of success. For contract solicitations, you may talk only to the contracting officer listed in the solicitation.

Who can tell me about funding opportunities in other institutes?

An NIAID program officer can inform you about RFAs and PAs in other institutes that NIAID collaborates with. Or you could look for program officers on other institute Web sites—find them at NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

Can I find a real application sample online?

We've put actual Sample Applications and Summary Statements online to show how it conforms to our advice in the All About Grants tutorials.

Does NIAID have a training office I can call for advice?

Yes. Contact the Office of Research Training and Special Programs at for information about all types of fellowships and training and career development awards.

For more information, check out the Training and Career site.

Does NIAID have an office for small business awards?

Yes. The Office of Research Training and Special Programs; Natalia Kruchinin, Ph.D., is the SBIR/STTR program coordinator.

For advice and other information on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer awards, check out NIAID's Small Business Web site. Our How to Apply for SBIR and STTR Awards has many answers to applicants' questions.

Does NIAID have an office for international research?

Yes. NIAID has two international offices. The Office of Global Research performs country-specific analyses, plans responses to disease outbreaks, and facilitates partnerships and in-country support. Contact Karl Western, Ph.D.

The Office of Research Training and Special Programs develops systems for managing international research awards and implements policies for select agent research. Contact Paula Strickland, Ph.D., email, or visit our NIAID International Awards portal.

Can NIAID give me contact information for NIH grantees?

No. We suggest that you find that information using the NIH RePORTER query.

What if my question wasn't answered here, or I'd like to suggest a question?

Email with the title of this page or its URL and your question or comment. We answer questions by email and post them here. Thanks for helping us clarify and expand our knowledge base.

Last Updated April 04, 2016

Last Reviewed January 27, 2016