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Blog Posts Category: Grant Application Review

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

When and How To Contact NCCIH Program Directors for Help

December 21, 2023

Inna Belfer, M.D., Ph.D.

If you plan to apply for a grant from NCCIH or if you’ve submitted a grant application, NCCIH program directors can be an excellent resource for you.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Upcoming Changes To Enhance Peer Review of NIH Grant Applications

October 13, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt highlights modifications that are coming in the peer review process for NIH grant applications.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Expedited Concurrence Speeds Review of Qualifying Applications

August 3, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

It can be a long road from submitting your application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to hearing whether your application is funded. One estimate is that it can take about 8 months (or longer—in some instances, up to 20 months) after an application’s due date to receive an award.

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Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Changes Proposed to Application/Review Process for NRSA Fellowships

June 6, 2023

Jessica McKlveen, Ph.D.

Changes are on the way in how applications for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) are structured and reviewed, and public comment is invited until June 23, 2023, on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) proposed changes.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Zoning In on NCCIH’s Approach to Grant Funding

March 23, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Schmidt provides an overview of NCCIH’s “funding zones,” which are set up for most grant mechanisms and might help you in getting an idea about the likelihood that your application may be funded.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Becoming an NCCIH Peer Reviewer, Part 2

January 31, 2023

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In my last blog post, I talked about the benefits of serving as a peer reviewer of grant applications for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Today, I’d like to explain what serving on an NCCIH review panel is like.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Ever Thought About Being an NCCIH Peer Reviewer? Part I

November 29, 2022

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Peer review of grant applications is a fundamental part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants process. It helps ensure that the science we support is of the highest quality and that applications are evaluated in a fair, unbiased way.

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Debbie Chen

Tips To Help You Navigate the Just-in-Time Process

July 18, 2022

Debbie Chen

The chief grants management officer at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health introduces and provides suggestions on the the Just-in-Time process, in which some time-sensitive elements of an application may be submitted later in the application process.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

How You Can Help Your Application Move Successfully Through Review: Part II

June 2, 2022

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Ideas for grant applicants on meeting requirements for applications that are administratively reviewed before entering the larger review process.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

How You Can Help Your Application Move Successfully Through Review: Part I

April 27, 2022

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dr. Martina Schmidt of NCCIH, NIH, provides Part I of her recommendations on how to create a grant application that has more of a chance of moving through various review processes successfully.

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Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

Talking to NCCIH Program Staff Can Be Beneficial

February 26, 2019

Anita McRae-Williams, M.A.

In this blog post, NCCIH's outreach communications program manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses how to engage with Division of Extramural Research (DER) program staff.

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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

NIH Collaboratory Expands Its Portfolio of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

July 23, 2018

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses new Pragmatic Clinical Trial (PCT) Demonstration Projects that have been funded within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory.

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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

To K or Not To K?

June 27, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information.

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Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

Tips from NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements

May 30, 2017

Martina Schmidt, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

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Revised Grants Policy Statement Provides Key Guidance

December 11, 2015

Shelley Headley

Shelley Headley, Chief Grants Management Officer in the NCCIH Office of Grants Management, shares information about grants administration.

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Interacting With Your Scientific Review Officer

November 5, 2015

Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

SROs are scientists, most are former faculty members and NIH grantees, who manage the first level of peer review, commonly known as the study section. SROs are the people who take the first thorough look at your application, determine the expertise required for the review, recruit the external scientists to match that expertise, manage the study section meeting where the applications are discussed and scored, and prepare the summary statement for your application.

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