Put your research plans in scientific context for your reviewers and convince them that you know your field by citing wisely in your application and including a Bibliography and appropriate Appendix materials.
Include a biographical sketch for every person who plays a substantive role in your research. That includes consultants and technical staff, even if they are not paid a salary from the grant.
Know when and how you should provide a letter of intent, cover letter, letters of support, reference letters, and more.
Your application may need to include a plan for sharing model organisms, final research data, or data or other information related to genome-wide association studies.
Use the optional PHS Assignment Request Form to list expertise needed to review your application, exclude reviewers, and request an institute assignment.