Grantsmanship Links and Tutorials
The links below contain useful information for the prospective grant application writer, including helpful hints on how to structure an application narrative and how the NIH review process works.
Inside the NIH Grant Review Process: A Video on Peer Review at NIH.
The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has produced a video of a mock study section meeting to provide an inside look at how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. The video shows how outside experts assess applications and how review meetings are conducted to ensure fairness. The video also includes information on what applicants can do to improve the chances their applications will receive a positive review.
NIH Forms, Publications and Published Databases
This site lists, in alphabetical order, most of the publications posted by the NIH Office of Extramural Research.
A blog written by Dr. Michael Lauer, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH.
NIH Career Development: The K Awards
Information about NIH Career Development (“K”) Awards
The Art of Grantsmanship
By Jacob Kraicer, MD, PhD. This guide takes the reader through the entire process of grant application development. Each section provides bulleted suggestions for everything from “Before You Start to Write,” to details on specific parts of the application, to “Common Errors Made” by both new and established applicants.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Proposal Guide
A detailed manual on applying for funding from the NSF
The Elements of Style
By William Strunk, Jr. The classic guide online.
Nature article “Research Funding: Making the Cut”
An eye-opening description of the negotiations that determine whether an application is funded or not.