National Institutes of Health (NIH) Resource Page
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a frequent sponsor of research at Saint Louis University. This section provides valuable information to interact successfully and efficiently with NIH, and how standard NIH grant transactions are handled at Saint Louis University.
1. _ Register in NIH eRA Commons.
- Make sure your Personal Profile information is up to date & indicate whether you are a New or Early Stage Investigator.
2. _ Register for an eRS account.
3. _ Identify your departmental grants support staff and your ORDS representative.
- Look for funding mechanisms targeted to your career stage.
- Get familiar with the mission statements and opportunities unique to each of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). An early conversation with an IC Program Officer can provide meaningful insight in selecting the best program for your research.
6. _ Assemble your application.
- Find the latest version of your funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Note all deadlines and confirm your eligibility for the program. Any special application requirements or unique review criteria will be published in the funding announcement.
- Review the SLU NIH-Application Checklist before you begin your application to familiarize yourself with all necessary components of your proposal.
- Download your application forms. Be sure to use the current Adobe Forms B2.
- From the Grants.Gov page where you download your funding opportunity, sign up for electronic updates so you are notified of revisions. (Contact your ORDS rep if you need assistance with this.)
- Contact your NIH Program Officer early to discuss your research/project concept.
- Identify potential collaborators. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are the trend and may strengthen your application.
- Plan your Proposal Preparation Schedule.
- For resubmissions, review the CSR Evaluation of Unallowable Resubmission and Overlapping Applications web page.