See the Glossary for more terms.
Table of Contents
Read the questions and answers below or see the Table of Contents above.
An application that responds to the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement.
Use the P01 for research that includes two or more complementary projects that have a common theme, share resources and facilities, and can each stand on their own scientific merits.
Read the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement. For advice, see our Guidance for Preparing a Multiproject Research Application.
Yes, in two cases.
First, you will need our approval before submitting a new, resubmission, or renewal application for an investigator-initiated P01. Talk to the program officer listed in the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement.
It's generally a good idea to talk to a program officer as early in the planning stage as possible to find out our interest in your proposed research.
Second, all applications requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year also require prior approval even if none of the individual projects request $500,000 or more. See the Big Grant Applications SOP for details.
Read more in Contact NIAID and Obtain Pre-Approval in our Guidance for Preparing a Multiproject Research Application.
No. However, if you have a core, it must support at least two projects, and you must demonstrate its relationship to the overall program focus.
Find due dates for investigator-initiated program project (P01) applications in the "P Series" row of the table on NIH's Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications.
NIAID cannot grant an extension. If you know you will submit your application late, discuss this with the peer review contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement. Also see our Late Applications SOP.
The principal investigator is the single contact for communicating with NIAID.
Yes, if you're responding to the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement.
Note that some other opportunities don't allow multiple PIs, so read the funding opportunity announcement carefully.
For multiproject awards, the multiple PI option applies only to the overall program, not the projects and cores. Each program and core may have only one leader.
For more information on multiple PI applications, go to Note for Multiple PI Applications in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
No, not for the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) FOA.
That depends on the specific funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which you plan to apply. Some opportunities don't allow multiple PIs, so read the FOA carefully.
If you are applying to the parent NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01), then a foreign investigator here on a visa may serve as one of multiple PIs.
Learn about the procedures your institution must follow by reading Foreign Workers on NIH Awards SOP.
One other reminder for P01 applicants: The multiple PI option can be used only for the overall program leader role, not for the individual projects and cores within a multiproject application.
Yes. Follow instructions in the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement.
You submit applications through ASSIST; P01s don't use a Grants.gov electronic application package. Read Prepare for Electronic Submission in our Guidance for Preparing a Multiproject Research Application.
For instructions, go to NIH's ASSIST portal and read the application and user guides. We have some basic information at Prepare for Electronic Submission in our Guidance for Preparing a Multiproject Research Application.
You will need to prepare a detailed composite budget for the entire P01, each project, and each core. Budgets are also required for each consortium project if they are part of any projects or cores. Read the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) funding opportunity announcement for details.
Put all biographical sketches after the Overall Budget, starting with the PI (or PIs) followed by all other investigators in alphabetical order. Do not repeat biographical sketches in the projects or cores.
No. It should be tailored to the public health relevance of the project.
You may describe project-core interactions in the best way to meet the needs of your project. The more information you provide the better, since reviewers will use this in assessing the feasibility of proposed cores.
When including images and figures, check your application image to confirm they look right.
Yes. Describing interactions among projects and cores is a good idea since it helps to show synergy.
You should also describe interactions in the Research Plan for each project and in the Program Overview section of your application.
The overall program and each project using either vertebrate animals or human subjects need a Vertebrate Animals or Human Subjects section, unless any project is using the cell lines only. On the face page, indicate Yes for vertebrate animals or Yes for human subjects.
The administrative core does not need a Vertebrate Animals or Human Subjects section. Basically, any part of the application that uses animals must have a Vertebrate Animals section, and the same is true for human subjects. These are scorable sections.
See the Vertebrate Animals in Research and Human Subjects questions and answers for more application information.
No, biosketches should not include other support. NIAID staff will request other support information just before award. For details, read Prepare Your Just-In-Time Information in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
No. You do not need to complete a Resources section for the overall program project. Provide essential resource information in the individual research project and core sections of the application.
Do not send any paper copies to NIH, NIAID, or CSR. Your application is now submitted electronically.
Check with your scientific review officer. For more on sending movies, read Plan Ahead for Video in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
That depends. For a new application, do not provide the names of members of your program advisory committee, but describe the expertise needed and committee responsibilities in the Program Overview section. Note: Do not contact anybody on the committee.
For a renewal application, do provide names of your current program advisory committee members (since they cannot serve as reviewers for your application) as well as a description of their expertise and responsibilities.
It depends on your changes. Contact your program officer to discuss your changes and their impact on your program.
No. P01s are reviewed as a single application in NIAID. We establish special emphasis panels to ensure that all necessary expertise is represented in the review group.
Go to your eRA Commons account. Your application assignment should be posted there within two weeks of its submission. If it doesn't appear by then, contact the eRA Help Desk.
While you cannot correct mistakes, you may submit new materials after you apply. Contact your scientific review officer.
For details, read If You Need to Send Late Materials After Submitting in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Contact your scientific review officer.
See RFAs, PAs, and Solicitations and Peer Review at NIAID questions and answers.
Email email@example.com 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 March 16, 2015
Last Reviewed August 03, 2015