Funding FAQ

What are the types of funding?

NIH uses activity codes (e.g. R01, R43, etc.) to differentiate the wide variety of research-related programs we support. NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) may vary in the way they use activity codes; not all ICs accept applications for all types of grant programs or they apply specialized eligibility criteria. Look closely at Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to determine which ICs participate and the specifics of eligibility.
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How to apply for a grant?

As you plan to write and submit an NIH application, it is important to know some important submission basics, such as what type of application will be needed (paper or electronic) and which forms are necessary, as well as links to contacts, important deadlines, a general timeline, and guidelines for tracking your application through the process.
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What has NIH funded?

The RePORT Expenditures and Results Tool (RePORTER) allows you to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from that funding.

What are Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications)?

NIH and other agencies serviced by eRA Commons want your investigator-initiated applications. Electronic grant applications must be submitted in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). We have developed Parent announcements for use by applicants who wish to submit what were formerly termed investigator-initiated or ‘unsolicited’ applications. Not all Institutes and Centers participate in all FOAs. Please read announcements carefully to determine participation.
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Where can I get information about how to write a grant?

Review NIH Grant Writing Tips Sheets