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Funder Tool Kits: NIH


This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.



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News, Opportunities, and Awards

Live Webinar on 2/15/2018: Specific Aims & Narrative Sections: Grab NIH Reviewers' Attention, Get Your Grant Funded - From Principal Investigator Leader (registration cost $157)

NIH Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

NIH proposes a Grant Support Index to limit the number of grants awarded to an individual investigator. See announcement and background blog post for more information.

NIH Extramural Nexus - NIH News blog from the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

NIH News Releases - All news releases from NIH.

NIH Social Media & Outreach - All social media feeds from NIH.

NIH Early Career Reviewer Opportunities - Information about becoming an Early Career Reviewer (ECR) from ECRs who have served on NIH Peer Review study sections.

Peer Review Videos from NIH's Center for Scientific Review

NIH CSR Webinars: Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review - The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has hosted a series of Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review in November 2016. They were designed to give different groups of applicants useful insights into the application submission and peer review processes. These webinars focus on R01, R15, and SBIR/STTR grants as well as fellowship awards.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts - A summary of all NIH Guide announcements published during the week. An index of all announcements is also available.

NIH Workshops - The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) maintains a resource of seminars and training on NIH programs and funding.

NCBI Learn - The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) creates a variety of educational material including courses, workshops, webinars, training materials and documentation.

NIH All About Grants Podcasts - The OER talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process.

Pivot database (DHHS/NIH saved search) - find, track, and share current/anticipated funding opportunities

NIH Guide to Contracts and Grants (NIH search) - Browse current/forecasted NIH funding opportunities

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RePORT Search - Active UCF AwardsAll UCF Awards, or Create New Search

NIH Success Rates - A variety of reports on Success Rates, from NIH.

NIH Funding Facts - Success rates, # awarded, avg. amount, total applications

NIH Funding Estimates - Funding for Research, Condition, and Disease Categories

NIH Data Book - summary statistics on extramural grants and contract awards, grant applications, organizations NIH supports, trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce. 

Sample Funded NIH Awards - Full Applications and Specific Sections

FOIA Request Information (NIH)

The Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.

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NIH Proposal Guidance

NIH Grant Basics

NIH Grant Types - Listing of all NIH activity codes with brief overview descriptions

NIH Grants Process Overview - An overview of steps required for an application to proceed from planning and submission through award and close out

NIH How to Apply Application Guide

NIH Proposal Writing Guide - Guidance from NIH OER on grant writing 

Strategy Guide to NIH Funding - A helpful collection of resources from NIH/NIAID​.  Guidance includes advice and timelines for the following areas: selecting a funding opportunitydesigning the projectwriting the proposalrevising for resubmissionstaying funded, and more! 

Grant Writing Tips Sheets - A collection of NIH grant writing tips and resources

Cover Letters and their Appropriate Use - Guidance from NIH OER

NIH R-Series Checklist and Timeline 

NIH Review:

Nursing Grant Writing LibGuide - A UCF LibGuide with grant writing resources that are of particular value to faculty researchers in the UCF College of Nursing

This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for specific sections required in most NIH proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements). Content is based on SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version D - Released: 3/24/2017. 

The Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, peer/editorial reviews, and more. Contact Joshua Roney for more information.


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NIH Point of Contact at UCF

Jennifer Shambrook, PhD
Director of Contracts & Grants
Office of Research & Commercialization
University of Central Florida
(407) 823-0387

REACT support from ORC Research Development Team

A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

R:  The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.

E:  The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).

A:  The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data.  We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.

C:  The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.

T:  The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.