OGCA Proposal process Series. Submitting an R01 proposal. Step 1 – NIH Commons registration. PI registration: the PI must be a registered user in the Commons Institutional registration: UMass is already registered in the Commons
Submitting an R01 proposal
As time allows, familiarize yourself with the
copious resources available on the Commons
NIH cannot be accused of being stingy with their
What is FastGrant (GAMS)?
FastGrant (GAMS) is a system-2-system (S2S) software interface
at UMass between GAMS and Grants.gov that allows for the
submission of all research proposals to NIH utilizing robust tools
that help streamline the process.
Benefits of FastGrant/GAMS:
How to register for FastGrant/GAMS?
To register and to arrange for a training session:
contact Leanne Every at OGCA
Submitting via Adobe
From this point forward, the slides will address the
Adobe submission process only – same proposal
requirements, different software compared with
Submitting with Adobe
Where the two documents conflict, defer to the PA
2) Specific Aims
3) Research Strategy
To avoid Errors and Warnings, review:
Commons web address: