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 OR Research Development Team.
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and the many databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks available.
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.
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 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
Grants.gov (NIH search) - Browse current/forecasted NIH funding opportunities
Current Funding Opportunities:
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.
The OR 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.
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 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 opportunity, designing the project, writing the proposal, revising for resubmission, staying 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
Nursing Grant Writing Guide - A UCF Guide with grant writing resources that are of particular value to faculty researchers in the UCF College of Nursing
UCF Library Support - The UCF library maintains a Data Management Research Guide. You can schedule a consultation to meet with a librarian for an in-depth one on one consultation specific to your research topic.
This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for required sections in NIH proposals (refer to RFP for special requirements), based on SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version E - Released: 9/25/2017 / Revised: 12/29/2017.
Letters of Support/Commitment (if applicable)
Select Agent Research (if applicable)
Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources (if applicable)
Appendix attachments (if applicable/permitted)
Project Summary/Abstract (30 lines of text)
Project Narrative (3 sentences)
Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form (if applicable)
Other Support (ONLY when requested by NIH)
Career Development Award Supplemental Form (if applicable)
Research Training Program Plan Form (if applicable)
The OR Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, reviews, and more. Visit our website for more information.
POINTS OF CONTACT
This point of contact is very familiar with NIH priorities/processes and can give helpful advice to increase the competitiveness of your proposal.
Jennifer Shambrook, PhD
Director of Contracts & Grants
Office of Research
University of Central Florida
Additionally, information on Office of Research points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at research.ucf.edu
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
The OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.