Preparing Your Application

The overall process from planning and preparing an application to receiving a Notice of Award can take as long as two years. It typically takes between 8 and 20 months after the due date to receive a notice of award indicating you have received an award.

Use these pages and resources to prepare your application. Most information is for a typical application such as an R01, but many elements are relevant to other mechanisms. 

The Application Process

Determining Eligibility

Assembling a Team

Preparing a Budget

Preparing a Research Strategy

Additional Application Forms

Human Subject Clinical Trials

Vertebrate Animals

Data Management and Sharing

NIH How to Apply - Application Guide
Visit the NIH Application Guide for comprehensive guidance about submitting an application. Use this guide together with information found in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and provided on the "Preparing Your Application" pages to complete your application.


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