How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded: An Insiders Guide to Grant Strategy

Paperback | January 10, 2014

byMichelle L. Kienholz, Jeremy M. Berg

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How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded takes a novel, non-formulaic approach in teaching readers how to "write a grant" - and much more. The authors draw on their decades of experience working with both investigators and NIH personnel to anticipate their questions and concerns and help establisha comfortable, productive partnership between them. With this book's focus on applying this knowledge to their personal grant strategy, readers will learn: * how the NIH operates at the corporate level, as well as the culture and policies of individual institutes and centers* how the NIH budget evolves over the course of a fiscal year and why the timing is important* how to customize NIH Web site searches and use the data to increase chances of success* how to identify appropriate program officers, study sections, and funding opportunitiesThe authors advise readers on developing each component of the grant application in order of the components' influence on the final impact score. Individual funding mechanisms are reviewed along with grantsmanship tips specific to each. Readers learn the importance of reviewer-friendly formattingand organization of the text.The final chapters cover next steps after the application has been submitted - before, during, and after the review and funding decision. Strategies for resubmitting or repurposing applications are provided for those readers whose applications do not receive awards. The authors likewise anticipatethe needs of readers who do receive funding but have questions on managing and maintaining their award.Amid ever-increasing competition for government research grants, How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded is an invaluable manual for how to pursue - and sustain - NIH funding.

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How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded takes a novel, non-formulaic approach in teaching readers how to "write a grant" - and much more. The authors draw on their decades of experience working with both investigators and NIH personnel to anticipate their questions and concerns and help establisha comfortable, productive partnership betwee...

Michelle Kienholz has partnered with scientists, clinicians, and public health researchers from all disciplines at dozens of universities to develop grant applications for almost every federal agency, including most grant mechanisms for each of the institutes and centers at the NIH. She volunteers her knowledge and experience on her po...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199989648

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsEssential Steps for Securing NIH Funding: A Quick Guide to Key ConceptsAbbreviations1. National Institutes of HealthOverview of agency organization and activitiesCongressional authorization and appropriationsOffice of the Director components and oversightOverview of grant application and award process, including timeline over three fiscal years2. Institutes and CentersOverview of each institute and center, with a common data set for each (key links, contact information, details on how funding decisions are made)Advisory Council roleFunding trend data where available (number of applications scored and funded at each percentile for FY12 and in some cases FY11)3. Center for Scientific Review and the Peer Review ProcessOverview of CSR and its activitiesApplication referral to an IC and study sectionPicking the right reviewersHow your application is reviewed (in person and on the Internet)Tips for crafting your application to help the reviewersHow your application is scored and what the score meansHow percentiles are calculated and the difference between percentile, payline, and success rateBecoming a reviewer4. Office of Extramural ResearchOverview of OER and its activitiesFinding and understanding funding opportunitiesPreparing the application packageOverview of eRA CommonsOverview of NIH grants policy5. Federal Budget ProcessImpact of federal budget status on NIH funding decisionsProcess of proposing and passing the federal budget (and NIH appropriation)How you can advocate for more NIH fundingWhat ICs do once they have their final appropriation6. NIH Funding Data and TrendsOverview of available funding dataChange in success rate by R01 application type and submission (FY03, FY12)Using NIH data to enhance your grant strategy7. Getting at MechanismOverview of NIH funding mechanismsResearch grants (R)Small business research project grant mechanismsResearch programs (P)Career development (K)Research training (F, T)Supplements and bridge funding8. Telling Your Story WellOverview of developing your proposal, including where to put preliminary dataCorrelation between individual criterion scores and impact scoreSpecific aimsApproachSignificanceInnovationIntroductionProtection of research subjectsProject summary (abstract)Investigators and environmentCover letterBudget9. Presenting Your Message WellOrganizing your ideas in parallel with review processReader-friendly formatting tipsScience of communicating (rhetoric)Videos in NIH applications10. Getting by with a Little Help from Your FriendsInteracting with POs (tips and etiquette)Importance of having others read your narrative11. Before and After the ReviewInteracting with the SRO before the reviewWhat to expect the week your application is reviewedWhen and how to interact with your PO after the reviewCouncil actions after the reviewWhy appeals are rarely a good idea (and what to do when one is warranted)Administrative review of the application and award processing12. Is the Check in the Mail?Understanding what your score and, if included, percentile meanTiming of payline setting and funding decisionsInteracting with your PO13. The Check is Not in the MailNext-steps if your application was not discussed or did not make the paylistStrategies for resubmissionTiming of resubmissionWhether to change study sectionsRepurposing your applicationLong-term grant application strategy14. The Check is in the Mail, BUTReduction in budget and/or number of yearsIf you relocate to another institutionCarrying funds over from one FY to the next and no-cost extensionsCompliance with NIH Public Access Policy required for non-competing renewal and citing NIH support in manuscriptsAppendix AIndex