NIH Grant Application Resources for PIs

About the NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

NIH strives to make their application process as transparent as it can be, providing a number of resources to investigators on the web, including:

Information about applying to NIH:

NIH Grant Application Basics  

Tips for Grant Writing and Preparation

 NIH Policy for New and Early Stage Investigators  

NIH New Investigator Guide to Funding 
Link to All NIH Parent Funding Opportunity Announcements 

NIH Standard Deadline Dates 

All About Grants (NIH podcasts)

NIH's Peer Review Process:

Inside the NIH Peer Review Process

NIH Scoring Key

NIH Policy on Allowable Resubmission Applications

 NIH Policy on Post-Submission Materials (FAQs) 

Find NIH-funded Research and Other Information:

Search NIH-Funded Research Activities (NIH RePORTER)


NIH Revised (2011) Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy: 

What Grantees Need to Know about the Revised FCOI Policy (Presentation by NIH OEM, 11/30/2011)
 Link to NIH Webinar
 Presentation Slides 


For Your NIH Grant Application

New, Resubmission, or Competing Renewal Applications  

Annual Progress Reports (Non-Competing Renewals) 

Career Development Award (K-Award) Candidates 

Individual Fellowship (F-Award) Candidates