Funding for Academic Environment. Presented by: Ronald Braithwaite, Ph.D. Professor Morehouse School of Medicine Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Psychiatry April 27, 2011.
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Ronald Braithwaite, Ph.D.ProfessorMorehouse School of MedicineDepartments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Psychiatry
April 27, 2011
“Anatomy” of the Grant Process
RFA or PA
(R01, R03, R21,
K01, K08, etc.)
NIH has 3 major funding instruments to support extramural research:
NIDA $ 377.3
NICHD $ 250.2
NCI $ 248.6
NIA $ 243.5
NIAAA $ 183.1
NHLBI $ 108.7
NINR $ 98.0
NIDCD $ 87.9
NINDS $ 71.0
NCRR $ 54.5
NEI $ 54.2
NIDDK $ 42.0
NIAID $ 33.9
NIDCR $ 27.5
OD $ 25.3
NIAMS $ 22.1
NHGRI $ 15.7
NCCAM $ 14.4
NIEHS $ 12.5
NIGMS $ 11.3
FIC $ 5.8
NLM $ 1.8
NIBIB $ 1.0
NCMHD $ 0.7
Total $2,399.5NIH Behavioral and Social Research Support in FY 2002
Stage of research career?
- experience and expertise?
- mentors or collaborators?
- size of project?
Talk with staff …
They will help you find the right funding mechanism.
NRSA F30, F31, R36, T32
NRSA F32, T32
K01, K08, K23, K12, K22, K99/R00
R03, R21, R15
R01, K02, P01, K24
< $500K/yr, 3-5 yrs. Need approval if more than $500K for any year of the grant
< $100K for 2 yrs
< $275K for 2 yrs
amount dependent on score, timeliness, budget, NIH interest
Career Development Programs (K series)
Fellowships (F series)
Training (T series)
Grant Application – Bottom Line!
Except for deciding on a funding mechanism, there’s no requirement that you do any of these!
Assess yourself, your field, and your resources
Meet institutional deadlines
Brainstorm; research your idea; call NIH program staff
Get feedback; edit and proof read
Set up your own review committee; determine human and animal subject requirementsPlanning Guide for New Applications
Writing -- General Comments
Writing -- General Comments (cont)
Title (the “Hook”)
Clear and descriptive
Present the big picture
… the 2nd “Hook” … use it as another important opportunity
If the reviewers aren’t excited after reading the abstract…………….
… to convince reviewers
*For RO1s, most Ks and some other grant mechanisms
keep abreast of changes
by subscribing to the NIH Guide!
Why are YOU the person to do this?
Maximum of 15
Do not underbudgetor overbudget
Summary of your goals
What will be the IMPACT!
Your best shot! If the reviewers aren’t enthusiastic
by the end of the Specific Aims they’re
seldom won back.
Research Strategy – 4 sections
Why is what you want to do important?
How will what you want to do change the field?
What’s new here?
Are there novel concepts, approaches,
(Avoid These Criticisms!)
(Avoid These Criticisms!)
And Don’t Forget to talk with
your PROGRAM OFFICER!!!
for human or animal subjects; absence or
problems with data and safety monitoring
Q & A