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Understanding NIH R-Series Grants

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Grants (R-series) constitute the largest category of funding and support at the federal level. It is also the most sought-after research grant program that provides funds to new, early-career, and experienced investigators as well as institutes and research centers in the form of: Direct research cost Salary Equipment & supplies Travel & other

Understanding Career Development Grants (K Awards)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Career development grants (K awards) are awarded to physician-scientists who seek professional independence and career development. The aim of the grant is to prepare a generation of medical veterans to combat the growing health challenges affecting human health as a whole. K awards, fundamentally a platform to provide career objectives, are a consolidated group

Types of NIH Grants & How to Know Which One is the Right Fit

Before you start writing the grant application, it is important to understand the type of funding agencies such as National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each funding agency has its own approach, goals, and priorities; it is important to understand their mission because funds are research-specific and what works

Grant Proposal: Avoiding Common Errors

Over the years obtaining research funding has become increasingly tough and competitive what with the limited grant availability and bombardment of manuscripts and proposal applications. Nonetheless, it is important for an investigative scientist to secure grant support in order to establish a successful research career. In today’s competitive research environment, however, just a novel or creative idea will not secure

Top 7 Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Funding has never been easy to obtain. Each year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) receives thousands of applications for competing and non-competing Research Project Grants (RPGs). The NIH is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that supports over 25000 organizations worldwide. In 2017, the NIH received over 50,000 RPG applications, of which only about