“Are there any steps I should take before submitting an investigator-initiated program project (P01) grant application?”

Funding News Edition: September 21, 2022
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Yes, we strongly encourage you to complete a consultation with NIAID program division staff if you're planning to submit a new, resubmission, or renewal application for NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Do so at least 15 weeks before the application due date. At that time, the program officer will verify that a multiproject approach is suitable to your research and advise you on additional steps that may be required for NIAID to accept your application for review.

Additionally, the program officer can provide feedback as to whether NIAID is prioritizing funding for your research areas and whether any division-specific requirements will apply to your project. Learning this information early and working with the program officer helps you avoid wasting time on an approach that NIAID is not interested in funding.

Note that the Big Grants policy applies to multiproject grants if you will request $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year of the overall program, even if none of the individual project requests will exceed $500,000. The deadline to request approval is 6 weeks or more before the application deadline, though we recommend you do so when completing prior consultation with NIAID staff 15 weeks before applying.

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