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  • NIH R01 Grant Application Mentor | Principal Investigators Association
    assigned This chapter also examines the Biographical Sketch or Biosketch section This is more than a simple biography or CV for the Principal Investigator There are ways you can creatively use this area to increase your chances to successfully obtain your needed funding Must have step by step expert guidance includes When to write your Project Summary the experts weigh in Keep your Narrative simple the audience for it may not be who you think Use the Personal Statement to tell why you re the best individual for the project we ll show you how Early stage investigators should stress one detail in their Biosketch NIH says stick with no more than 15 publications how to pick the best ones The key to a good letter of support may be to write it yourself 4 tips every applicant should know Section 3 Prove Your Environment Supports Your Research They want to ensure you will have the resources meaning the institutional support equipment and physical items you need to successfully complete your proposed investigation Additionally they want to know of any unique features of your scientific environment subject populations or collaborative arrangements that will benefit your project You will detail these elements in the Facilities and Other Resources and Equipment sections of the application Must have step by step expert guidance includes Environment is key for early stage investigators How to show your institution supports you Underscore your research s feasibility by demonstrating 2 critical factors in your Environment section Colleagues play an important role what details you should exploit and what you can leave out Defining major equipment know where to draw the line Ensure you carefully formulate your sharing plans or pay the price later Section 4 Research Plan Make the Most of Your Significance Innovation Approach and Overall Impact Probably the most important parts of your NIH R01 application are those in which you describe your proposed research In particular these are the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections They address your project s Significance Innovation and Approach which are three of the five core grant criteria that reviewers use to score your application As a matter of fact these sections are the ones you will spend most of your writing time on At the same time these sections will heavily influence your application s Overall Impact score Unfortunately there is no template for incorporating overall impact into your application and there is no section called Overall Impact or even an incentive to simply add a paragraph labeled as such At the same time these sections will heavily influence your application s Overall Impact score Unfortunately there is no template for incorporating overall impact into your application and there is no section called Overall Impact or even an incentive to simply add a paragraph labeled as such Consequently this section examines how you can use the Specific Aims and Research Strategy to perform double duty Fulfill the Significance Innovation and Approach criteria Support the Overall Impact of your research Must have step by step expert guidance includes Avoid the dreaded overly ambitious reviewers critique with advice from the experts Are your Specific Aims sequential or parallel 1 Way to know for sure One section holds the key to completing the rest of your application Learn the easiest place to start How to make the argument that your research is translational Key language every grant writer should know Effectively craft your Innovation section Here s how Reviewers focus specifically on your Approach Make sure yours passes muster How much preliminary data is really necessary Know where to draw the line Section 5 Special Considerations for Research Involving Humans Animals or Select Agents Both you and your institution must assure NIH that human and animal test subjects will be protected NIH cannot award any grant until such assurances are on file with the agency Your research plan also must be certified by your institutional review board IRB prior to funding so you should begin the approval process early because revisions and final approval can take time Plus before NIH can fund your grant there must be a Human Subject Assurance on file with the Office of Human Research Protections There s also the IACUC and OLAW to consider specifically if you re working with animals With so much to coordinate this section will walk you through exactly what you need to make sure you don t leave anything off your to do list Must have step by step expert guidance includes What NIH really means by be succinct the answer may surprise you Think you can exclude children from your study Make sure you know the rules first Informed consent is more than just a piece of paper what you must include every time Animal testing rules Make sure they really apply to your research Do you know all the Select Agents There may be more than you think Section 6 Modular and Detailed Budget Strategies That Support Your Proposal The agency s application uses a series of special forms you will use for this purpose In addition there are two types of budget proposals that you can submit Modular and Detailed Must have step by step expert guidance includes Does your budget match your Research Plan If it doesn t you could be sending up a red flag Underbidding your research could wind up hurting you later what the experts have to say about bargain science Avoid the ambitious title how to use your budget to show you re serious about your proposal Modular budgets are very popular but they have their limitations Effort reporting defines your personnel justification make sure you nail it the first time Section 7 Tactics for Submitting a Winning Proposal It is very important to review your proposal for content Take a good look at the most important sections Ensure your project summary is complete and your budget is in synch with your research strategy Make certain you ve adequately addressed your project s

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  • Privacy Policy | Principal Investigators Association
    Library R01 Research Strategy Insider Tips to Ace the Most Important Part of Your Proposal NIH Short Form Answers to 16 Frequently Asked Questions Crowdfunding Why You Should Jump On This Innovative Funding Source New OLAW Guide Sets a High Bar for Cage Sizes Your NSF Funding Crucial Changes to Merit Review Principal Investigators Association PIA appreciates you visiting our web site Our online privacy policy is designed to tell you about how we collect and use information so that you can make an informed choice about using this site What information do we collect PIA collects information from interested parties when they register or subscribe to an eNewsletter eAlert executive report or Webinar We will ask you for contact information e g email address and your demographic information such as zip industry and job function We may ask you to provide information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users It is then entirely up to you whether you are happy to give us this information What use is made of this information PIA is the sole owner of the personal information collected on this site We will not sell share or rent this data to others in ways different to those outlined in this statement We will use the information you have provided about yourself to create and draw your attention to PIA s products editorial material and commercial opportunities that you have requested and that maybe of interest to you We conduct market research and surveys We may share with advertisers affiliates and other commercial companies with whom we have or might have an association the information you have provided If you do not wish to receive emails from PIA email us at email protected or click the unsubscribe link that

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  • Email Protection | CloudFlare
    is protected by CloudFlare Email addresses on that page have been hidden in order to keep them from being accessed by malicious bots You must enable Javascript in your browser in order to decode the e mail address If you have a website and are interested in protecting it in a similar way you can sign up for CloudFlare How do spammers get email addresses How does CloudFlare protect email

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  • My Account | Principal Investigators Association
    All Packs Mentoring Educational Pack NIH Career Development Awards Educational Pack EAGER Pack R15 Pack K08 K23 Pack Data Management Pack Export Controls Pack Program Officer Pack NSF Funding Toolkit Time Management Pack Undergrads Pack PI Blog PI Mentor eAlert Back Issues Subscribe Research Funding eAlert Back Issues Advertise My Account Lost your password Please enter your username or email address You will receive a link to create a new

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  • NIH R21 Grant Application Mentor | Principal Investigators Association
    s Significance The most important parts of your National Institutes of Health NIH R21 application are those in which you describe your proposed research the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections They address your project s Significance Innovation and Approach which are three of the five core grant criteria that reviewers use to score your application These criteria will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 8 At the same time these sections will heavily influence your application s Overall Impact score Unfortunately there is no template for incorporating overall impact into your application and there is no section called Overall Impact or even an incentive to simply add a paragraph labeled as such Instead the NIH Office of Extramural Research has stated that you should describe impact clearly in the words you feel are relevant to your project Consequently we will examine how you can use the Specific Aims and Research Strategy to perform double duty Fulfill the Significance Innovation and Approach criteria Support the Overall Impact of your research As you address each of these sections note that NIH limits your Specific Aims to no longer than one page and the Research Strategy cannot exceed six pages for an R21 application CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 5 Human Subjects and Animals When outlining your project if you plan to use human or animal test subjects or sample or data from them you must complete the key portions of the application associated with these groups Keep in mind that the R21 is a two year grant and that using human subjects takes considerable time in terms of recruitment and IRB approval so it may not be the best type of grant for a human study However a limited exploratory study to collect data from a small trial in which you already have the subjects the consent forms and IRB approval might be appropriate for an R21 In any case if you do involve humans you must include this important section Both you and your institution must assure NIH that human and animal test subjects will be protected NIH cannot award any grant until such assurances are on file with the agency Include enough information so reviewers will have no questions about what you propose to do In addition your research plan must be certified by your institutional review board IRB prior to funding Although you do not need IRB approval when you submit your application you should begin the approval process early because revisions and final approval can take time And before NIH can fund your grant application there must be a Human Subject Assurance on file with the Office of Human Research Protections This is usually handled at the institutional level Similarly for proposed research using vertebrate animals there is specific information you must include regarding the animals treatment and the rationale for including them Also an institutional animal care and use committee IACUC must review and approve your proposal before you submit it At NIH an Animal Welfare Assurance must be on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 6 Budgeting Your R21 Research When applying for a National Institutes of Health NIH R21 grant in addition to your proposal s science you also have to forecast how much money you will need to complete your research Therefore you should use the budget and associated justifications to present and support all the expenses required to achieve your proposal s objectives Although they should not take your budget into consideration as part of the assessment process the information is available to them And reviewers are told to evaluate the application and assign a priority score based upon the science and feasibility and some believe the budget is an indicator of feasibility For an R21 you must prepare a modular budget as opposed to a detailed budget Remember the budget for the two years is no more than 275 000 and no more than 200 000 may be requested for any single year You may request direct costs in 25 000 modules up to the total direct cost limitation of 275 000 for the two years Therefore budgeting is one of the big differences between an R21 and an R01 R01 applicants can seek much more money and may use the detailed budget mechanism Direct from the NIH The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed 275 000 No more than 200 000 may be requested in any single year Applicants may request direct costs in 25 000 modules up to the total direct costs limitation of 275 000 for the combined two year award period When establishing your budget you should count 60 to 80 percent of your total request toward salaries A typical R21 budgets 150 000 in the first year and 125 000 in the second year and that s not much money As we have repeatedly emphasized your project must aim for a reasonable scope given limited resources CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 7 Submitting Your Application Before you submit your R21 application take time to carefully review the finished product Make sure your proposal works as a whole rather than a group of parts Remember your ultimate goal is to communicate that your research deserves funding you re the right person to conduct it and your institution is the right place to do it Ensure all of the sections communicate your message adequately Your research strategy must include strong specific aims and address your project s significance innovation and approach Your project summary should be a compelling synopsis of your proposed research And your budget should be in synch with your research strategy Reviewing your proposal for writing quality is just as important You may want to ask colleagues or non experts to read your proposal and provide feedback Or you may need to hire a professional editor Just remember that many errors in English usage punctuation and misspellings will negatively

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  • NIH R15 Grant Application Mentor | Principal Investigators Association
    the five core grant criteria that reviewers use to score your application At the same time these sections will heavily influence your application s Overall Impact score Unfortunately there is no template for incorporating overall impact into your application and there is no section called Overall Impact or even an incentive to simply add a paragraph labeled as such Instead the NIH Office of Extramural Research has stated that you should describe impact clearly in the words you feel are relevant to your project Investigators are sometimes a bit surprised to see that the criteria used to judge R15 applications are essentially the same as those for R01 proposals Keep in mind however that an R15 application is essentially an R01 application but with specific eligibility rules and added expectations for student research The R15 is still a research grant and NIH very clearly emphasizes its interest in meritorious research Consequently we will examine how you can use the Specific Aims and Research Strategy to perform double duty Fulfill the Significance Innovation and Approach criteria Support the Overall Impact of your research Must have step by step expert guidance includes Avoid the dreaded overly ambitious reviewers critique with advice from the experts Are your Specific Aims sequential or parallel 1 Way to know for sure One section holds the key to completing the rest of your application Learn the easiest place to start How to make the argument that your research is translational Key language every grant writer should know Effectively craft your Innovation section Here s how Reviewers focus specifically on your Approach Make sure yours passes muster How much preliminary data is really necessary Know where to draw the line Section 5 Special Considerations for Research Involving Humans Animals or Select Agents When outlining your project if you plan to use human or animal test subjects or sample or data from them you must complete the key portions of the application associated with these groups Both you and your institution must assure NIH that human and animal test subjects will be protected NIH cannot award any grant until such assurances are on file with the agency Include enough information so reviewers will have no questions about what you propose to do In addition your research plan must be certified by your institutional review board IRB prior to funding Although you do not need IRB approval when you submit your application you should begin the approval process early because revisions and final approval can take time And before NIH can fund your grant application there must be a Human Subject Assurance on file with the Office of Human Research Protections This is usually handled at the institutional level Similarly for proposed research using vertebrate animals there is specific information you must include regarding the animals treatment and the rationale for including them Also an institutional animal care and use committee IACUC must review and approve your proposal before you submit it At NIH an Animal Welfare Assurance must be on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare OLAW It may be that the topics described in this chapter do not apply to your proposal due to your research topic However understand that R15 research grants are not exempt from any of the requirements described in this section With so much to coordinate this section will walk you through exactly what you need to make sure you don t leave anything off your to do list What NIH really means by be succinct the answer may surprise you Think you can exclude children from your study Make sure you know the rules first Informed consent is more than just a piece of paper what you must include every time Animal testing rules Make sure they really apply to your research Do you know all the Select Agents There may be more than you think Section 6 Modular and Detailed Budget Strategies That Support Your Proposal When applying for a National Institutes of Health NIH grant in addition to your proposal s science you also have to forecast how much money you will need to complete your research Therefore you should use the budget and associated justifications to present and support all the expenses required to achieve your proposal s objectives In fact your budget s numbers are almost as important as if not more so the words you use to tell your research s story This part of your application communicates to reviewers what you plan to do with the money you are asking them to invest in your project Some reviewers even flip to the budget first to get a snapshot of the proposal and help them understand it Although they should not take your budget into consideration as part of the assessment process the information is available to them And reviewers are told to evaluate the application and assign a priority score based upon the science and feasibility and some believe the budget an indicator of feasibility Must have step by step expert guidance includes Does your budget match your Research Plan If it doesn t you could be sending up a red flag Underbidding your research could wind up hurting you later what the experts have to say about bargain science Avoid the ambitious title how to use your budget to show you re serious about your proposal Modular budgets are very popular but they have their limitations Effort reporting defines your personnel justification make sure you nail it the first time Section 7 Tactics for Submitting a Winning Proposal Before you submit your R15 application take time to review the finished product Make sure your proposal works as a whole rather than a group of parts Remember your ultimate goal is to communicate that your research deserves funding you re the right person to conduct it and your institution is the right place to do it That s why reviewing your proposal for content is important Ensure all of the sections communicate your message adequately

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  • SBIR Grant Application Mentor | Principal Investigators Association
    you to disclose plans for data model organisms and GWAS sharing the plans you put forth will be part of the materials reviewers will examine and use to evaluate your application Describe these plans carefully especially if you chose not to initially share your data as is the case for many small businesses CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 4 Describing Your Proposed Research There is perhaps nothing more important to your SBIR application than describing your proposed research and development project This information will be conveyed to the reviewers in both the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections of the application It is in these sections that you will address the Significance and Innovation of your project as well as the Approach you will take towards successfully achieving the project s objectives These three criteria are included in the five that will be used to score your application To put a finer point on this we are specifically referring to the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections They address your project s Significance Innovation and Approach which are three of the five scored grant criteria that reviewers will use to grade your application the other two being the Investigator s and environment covered in the previous chapter Your application s Impact Score will depend heavily on how the reviewers perceive your specific aims and research strategy While there is no specific section or template to detail the overall impact of your proposal the agency wants you to clearly describe your project s impact as you see fit In this chapter we will examine how you can use the Specific Aims and Research Strategy sections to satisfy the Significance Innovation and Approach criteria as well as support the Overall Impact of your research and development CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 5 Special Considerations for Research Involving Humans Animals or Select Agents The SBIR program does not generally support human clinical studies especially in a Phase I application Exceptions to this generality may be found in funding opportunity announcements and even then funding for clinical studies is usually restricted to Phase II projects nonetheless your project may still involve samples or data from human subjects If so you must inform the agency by completing specific portions of the application regarding this use Similarly if your work involves the use of vertebrate animals in this case as actual test subjects or as a source of tissue samples there are a different set of forms that need to be filled out Both you and your company must assure the NIH that human and animal test subjects will be protected NIH cannot award any grant until such assurances are on file with the agency In reading over the guidelines it seems apparent that they were developed with academic institutions in mind This makes sense as most of the extramural NIH funding awards are made to academic scientists Unlike large universities small companies eligible for the SBIR program seldom if ever have the resources to conduct human clinical studies on their own they would subcontract that work to another vendor perhaps even a university The same holds true for animal studies the expense and infrastructure involved to have an animal facility is almost always too steep for a small company to invest resources in so this work would be contracted out Nonetheless any company engaged in non exempt human subjects research conducted or supported by the NIH must submit a written assurance of compliance to the Office of Human Research Protections OHRP The Federalwide Assurance FWA is the only type of assurance of compliance accepted and approved by OHRP CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 6 Your Proposal s Budget In addition to a description of your research and development project your SBIR application also needs to have a projection of the amount of money needed to successfully perform the work The budget and associated justifications that you provide are very important in conveying to the reviewer what your plan is for the funds they are investing Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research The NIH has two types of budget formats they will accept Modular Budget Detailed Budgets For SBIR and STTR for that matter applications the modular format was excluded beginning with the 2005 Omnibus Solicitation So you have no choice but to submit the Detailed Budgets also called Research and Related R R Budgets This involves filling out three separate data entry screens comprised of 11 different sections as part of the application process Also a separate detailed budget is required Be forewarned this will take you some time to complete The justification documents will detail where you propose to spend your award money and why you are spending it in this manner CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW Section 7 Application Submission Tactics Now that you have come this far along in the process take some time just prior to submission to review your finished product Your proposal must read like a single cohesive flowing document as opposed to individual parts that were cobbled together Make sure your message comes through loud and clear that this research and development project deserves to be funded you are the best person to do the work and your company is the only place where this work can be successfully accomplished Ensure all of the sections communicate this message Here again if you can have some of your colleagues also give it the once over and provide their feedback you will be ahead of the game Don t discount the possibility of enlisting the services of a professional editor they may be a nonexpert but they can make sure the proposal reads as one integrated unit and that your message comes through You also need to compose a cover letter to introduce your proposal This is part of the NIH s application upload process and the agency encourages you to do so If

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  • NIH Biosketch Guide + Free Biosketch Webinar | Principal Investigators Association
    identify the writing style that works best for you one which will increase your chances of reviewer support and grant approval Writing examples have been included along with expert guidance to help you Clarify the NIH mandated biosketch changes Identify and explain your style of writing options for both Sections A and C Walk you through the new process for citing your publications Introductory Rate Table of Contents About the Authors Limited Time Offer Digital Copy PDF Reg Price 199 Your Price 99 Note PDF will be available for download immediately after online purchase BONUS As an added bonus you will receive a FREE MP4 for the best selling Webinar entitled New NIH Biosketch Format Keys to writing a Compelling Scientific Narrative a 149 value Institutional Site Licenses are now available for only 799 499 You will be supplied with the PDF link to download and place the PDF on your institutions secured intranet indefinitely All staff and students that have access to the institutions secured intranet can utilize the PDF file and should not disseminate the product outside of the local institution You can purchase your site license online or click here to download an order form For questions please call 800 303 0129 option 1 Copyright for Institutional Site Licenses The entire contents of this publication are protected by Copyright worldwide and held by Scientific Researchers Resources All rights reserved Authorized users of the site license include staff student and contractors who have access to the institutions intranet Authorized users may retrieve and print the PDF but further reproduction or further distribution by any means beyond the paid local institution is forbidden Institutional site licenses are non exclusive non transferrable and are provided to single institutions Nancy Parmely is a freelance writer living near State College Pennsylvania She

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