Getting Started as a New Investigator Anthony Carter, Ph.D. Program Director NIGMS/NIH/DHHS [email protected] April 27, 2009 Who is a New Investigator? Has not previously served as PI on any PHS grant Exceptions: R00, R03, R15, R21 or mentored K awards
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Extension of ESI Status can be considered when there has been a lapse in research or research training
At your home institution
Should I start with a small grant and work up to an R01?
Predoctoral Training Awards: F30, F31, T32
Postdoctoral Training Awards: F32, T32
Mentored Career Development Awards:
K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00
Small Grant: R03
Exploratory/Developmental Grant: R21
New Innovator Award: DP2
Research Project Grant: R01, EUREKA, R15
Independent Scientist Award: K02
Midcareer Investigator Awards: K24, K26
Pioneer Award: DP1
Senior Scientist Award: K05
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-007.html
Do not overlook support from other agencies
The Scientific Review Officer (SRO) is an important contact.
-- beforethe review
… Is it feasible for you to do?
Don’t assume they know what you intend
Application #: 1R01HL123456-01
Principal Investigator(s): Doe, Jane
Scored Review Criteria
Additional Review Criteria
The following review criteria are not scored individually, but should be considered when determining the overall impact/priority score
Contact your program officer
NHLBI, as an example:
NIGMS, as an example:
Consult with program officer and/or grants management officer on key issues: