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NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH. NIH Grants Process: The Big Picture. University of Texas, El Paso February 19, 2010. Cynthia Dwyer Division of Communications and Outreach, OER Pam Gilden Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER. This Morning’s Topics.

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nih office of extramural research

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH

NIH Grants Process:

The Big Picture

University of Texas, El Paso

February 19, 2010

Cynthia Dwyer

Division of Communications and Outreach, OER

Pam Gilden

Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER

this morning s topics
This Morning’s Topics

NIH & Funding Facts

Fundamentals of the Grants Process

Roles & Responsibilities:

Yours & Ours

Applications & Scientific Review

Program & Grants Management

Web Resources

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FDR Dedicates NIH Campus

October 31, 1940

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NIHEXTRAMURALCampus

Executive Plaza

South and North

Rockledge 1 & 2

Neuroscience Center

NIEHS Campus

Research Triangle Park, NC

Democracy 1 & 2

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NLM

NIBIB

NIDCR

NCMHD

NHGRI

NIDCD

NINR

NIAMS

NIAAA

NCCAM

NIEHS

FIC

NEI

OD

NIH FY2010 Budget

NIH divides most of its investment according to the interests of the component parts (i.e. Institutes or Centers)

Total = $31.2 B

NCI

NIDA

NIA

NIAID

NCRR

NHLBI

NIDDK

NIGMS

NICHD

NIMH

NINDS

About 90% distributed via Extramural grants, contracts, cooperative agreements

what s the difference between grants and contracts
GRANT

Assistance

Government is Patron or Partner

Purpose:

to support and stimulate research

Benefit a public purpose

Investigator initiated

CONTRACT

Acquisition

Government is Purchaser

Purpose:

to acquire goods or services

The direct benefit and use of the government

Government initiated

What’s the Difference Between Grants and Contracts?
award activity codes research project grants
Award Activity Codes:Research Project Grants
  • Traditional – R01
  • Small Research – R03
  • Exploratory/Development Grants – R21/R33
  • Program Project – P01
  • Research Center Grants – P50
  • Small Business – R41, R42, R43, R44
  • Cooperative Agreements– U01

-Substantial NIH staff involvement in program and science

-Typically initiated by NIH

research training and research career development awards
Research Training and Research Career Development Awards
  • Training Grants – T
    • Institutional
    • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral
    • Trainees must be U.S. citizens
  • Fellowships (U.S. Domestic only) – F
    • Individual
      • Predoctoral – F31
      • Postdoctoral – F32
    • Fellows must be U.S. citizens
  • Career Development Awards – K
fundamentals of the grants process

Fundamentals of the Grants Process

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS

Roles and Responsibilities: Yours and Ours

(Team Players)

the grantee institution
The Grantee Institution

Actual recipient of award

Legally responsible for proper conduct and execution of grant

Provides fiscal management

Provides oversight on allocation decisions

Assures compliance with Federal, NIH, and organization-wide requirements

Delegates responsibilities to:

grantee institution team
Grantee Institution Team

Grants are awarded to institutions as represented by AORs.

Successful grants require close coordination between all members of the grantee team.

Authorized

Organizational

Reps

Research

Administrator

Principal

Investigator

  • PD/PIs manage and perform the science
  • Research Administrators support business aspects
extramural research policy process key nih roles
Extramural Research Policy & Process: Key NIH Roles
  • Office of Extramural Research (OER)
    • Dr. Sally Rockey – NIH Acting Deputy Director for Extramural Research
    • Immediate Office of the Director
    • Policy Development & Support:
      • Office of Policy for Extramural Research (OPERA)
      • Office of Extramural Programs (OEP)
      • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Electronic Research Administration (eRA)
    • The Commons
    • Electronic System Development & Support
  • Center for Scientific Review
    • Scientific Review Officers
    • Scientific Review Groups
  • Institutes/Centers
    • Senior Leadership
    • Grants Management:
    • Program Officers
    • Review Officers
the nih extramural team
The NIH Extramural Team

Review

Staff

Grants

Management

Program

Staff

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with scientific and technical aspects of your application.

When you need help…

Program Administrator

(aka Program Officer, Program Director or Program Official)

  • Discusses relevance to NIH and fit to IC’s mission
  • Identifies appropriate grant mechanisms for a project
  • Helps interpret reviewer’s comments
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with your application before the review.

When you need help…

Scientific Review Officer (SRO)

  • Responsible to NIH for the scientific and technical review of applications
  • Ensures fair and unbiased evaluation of the scientific and technical merit
  • Review applications for completeness and conformance with application requirements
  • Provides accurate summaries of the evaluation for
    • National Advisory Councils and Institute Directors
    • Applicants
  • Point of contact for applicants during
  • the review process
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Ensures performance of business management actions by the grantee and the federal government.

When you need help…

with the business aspects of your application.

Grants Management Officer (GMO)

Grants Management Specialists (GMS)

  • Assists GMOs/CGMOs in managing grants
  • Answers questions about completing application forms
  • Provides guidance on the administrative and fiscal aspects of an award
fundamentals of the grants process1

Fundamentals of the Grants Process

Grant Application and

Scientific Review

(Game Plan)

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS

the grants process overview http grants nih gov grants grants process htm
The Grants Process Overviewhttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/grants_process.htm
getting to the top writing great grants
Getting to the Top:Writing Great Grants

Components of successful applications

Strong Idea

Strong Science

Strong Team

Strong Presentation

Match idea/science to the NIH Institute

Every IC has specific mission

Hone high-quality grant writing skills

Communicate scientific content compellingly

Follow all the instructions

writing a grant application
Writing a Grant Application
  • Research plan answers 4 essential questions
    • What do you intend to do?
    • Why is the work important?
    • What has already been done?
    • How are you going to do the work?
  • Successful applications typically are:
    • Well-focused and explicitly written
    • Not overly ambitious
    • Understandable by a naïve reader
do i contact nih before applying
Do I Contact NIH Before Applying?

Mandatory:

Application with budget >$500,000 direct costs for any single year

R13 Conference Grants

Optional:

When RFA requests a Letter of Intent

Recommended:

When you think about applying for any grant

receipt and referral of applications
Receipt and Referral of Applications

Electronic SF424 R&R submitted through grants.gov

to an NIH Institute (IC)

CSR Referral Office assigns the application…

a unique identifier (application number)

CA54321-01

to Integrated Review Group (IRG) and then a study section (SRG)

Application assessed for completeness & eligibility

Notice of assignment available in eRA Commons in 4 weeks.

1st Month

2nd Month

peer review system for grants
Peer Review System for Grants

Advisory Council

Assess quality of SRG process

Offers recommendation to Institute Staff

Evaluates program priorities and relevance

Advises on policy

  • Scientific Review Group (SRG)
    • Independent outside review
    • Evaluate scientific merit, significance
    • Recommend length and level of funding

1st level

Output: Impact/Priority Score and Summary Statement

3 - 7 months

2nd level

Output: Funding Recommendations

  • Institute Director
    • Makes final decision based on Council input, programmatic priorities
    • Must also Pass Administrative Review

1 - 3 months

Output: Awards or Resubmission

who reviews grant applications
Who Reviews Grant Applications?
  • Scientist peers with appropriate expertise -- recruited by the Scientific Review Officer
  • Assigned to specific applications based on content
  • 4 year term typical
  • Temporary reviewers sought as needed
1 st level review
1st Level Review
  • Standing study section typically has 12-24 members
  • 3 face-to-face meetings each year
  • Review 60 - 100 applications at each meeting
2 nd level review
2nd Level Review
  • National Advisory Council or Board assesses quality of 1st level review
    • Concurs with or modifies action of Scientific Review Groups
    • Reads summary statements only
  • Can also designate application as “High” or “Low” program priority
who makes actual funding decisions
Who Makes Actual Funding Decisions?

The Institute Director!

Factors Considered:

Scientific Merit

Contribution to Institute/Center Mission

Program Balance

Availability of Funds

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Fundamentals of the Grants Process

Program Staff

(Special Teams)

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS

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Report and address any unresolved review concerns

Human Subjects

Animal Welfare

Program Officials’ Role in Funding Decisions

At & After Review Meeting

  • Note reviewer enthusiasms and concerns
  • Discuss Summary Statements with applicants
  • Advise on resubmission process

At Advisory Council

  • Address requirements for foreign applications
  • Impact/Priority Score; Percentile
  • Areas of Emphasis
  • Portfolio Balance

For the IC Director

fundamentals of the grants process3

Fundamentals of the Grants Process

Grants Management

(Coaching Staff)

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS

award negotiation issuance
Award Negotiation & Issuance

Many steps between a funding decision and a grant award

Grants management staff work closely with grantee and NIH program staff to complete this final process

Funding approval from Program

Award Received by Grantee

Final review & Negotiations

Congressional Liaison Notified

Investigator Begins Work

Award Issued

human subjects protection
Human Subjects Protection

Safeguarding the rights and welfare of individuals research subjects based on DHHS regulations and established, recognized ethical principles

DHHS Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHRP) oversees all issues for Federally-funded research involving people

OHRP

Office of Human Research Protections

www.hhs.gov/ohrp

humane animal research
Humane Animal Research

Grantees are responsible for the humane care and treatment of animals

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) oversees policies for humane animal care and use.

grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw

notice of award and after
Notice of Award … and after

NIH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS

notice of award noa
Notice of Award (NoA)

LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT

  • Award Data & Fiscal Information
  • Grant Payment Information
  • OIG* Hotline Information
  • Terms and Conditions

* Office of the Inspector General

The grantee indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions of the award bydrawing down funds against the grantfrom the Payment Management System.

after the award
After the Award…

Administrative and Fiscal Monitoring Requirements

  • Annual Progress Report (PHS 2590)
  • Annual Financial Status Reports (FSR) submitted electronically
  • Invention Reporting - iEdison
  • Yearly Audits (as applicable)
  • Final Closeout Reports
take home messages
Take Home Messages
  • Monitor Institute/Center Web sites and the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/)
  • Get to know the Program Director for your scientific area
  • Contact them about your research ideas
    • Fit with IC mission and priorities
    • Best grant activity code or program
    • Best study section for review
  • Participate in workshops and symposia
  • Participate in review of grant applications (study sections)

Lots of directions and opportunities at the NIH

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Path to Success at NIH

Step #1: Do your homework; learn a bit about the grant process and the options.

Office of Extramural Research:

Basics -http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm

Overview -http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grants_process.htm

IC priorities:http://www.nih.gov/icd/index.html

NIH Guide Provides Weekly Updates on Funding Opportunities:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/

Step #2: Contact us because… We’re from the

Government, we’re here to help you!