NIH F Applications and You Steps for BGS students applying for individual predoctoral NRSAs* *Ruth L. Kirschstein  Nationa...
Reasons to apply <ul><li>Helps jump start dissertation research </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing experience is valuable </l...
3 types of indiv. predoc. NRSAs <ul><li>F30:  for  MD/PhD  and other CDs </li></ul><ul><li>F31:  to promote  Diversity </l...
F30 MD/PhD, VMD/PhD, etc. <ul><li>Up to 6 years of support, excluding other NRSA (e.g., MSTP or other TG) support </li></u...
F30 Participating Institutes <ul><li>National Institute on Aging (NIA), ( http:// www.nia.nih.gov / ) National Institute o...
F31 Diversity <ul><li>Up to 5 years of support, excluding other NRSA support (from training grants) </li></ul><ul><li>Idea...
F31 Diversity Participating Insts. <ul><li>National Cancer Institute (NCI), ( http:// www.nci.nih.gov / ) National Eye Ins...
F31 Dissertation <ul><li>Up to 5 years of support  </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal time to apply:  after starting dissertation res...
F31 Dissertation Participating Insts. <ul><li>National Institute on Aging (NIA),  http:// www.nia.nih.gov /   National Ins...
Application Info & Resources <ul><li>F Kiosk:  http:// grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Select a...
General <ul><ul><li>All done via eRA Commons of Grants.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Marianne to set up your acco...
Identifying the institute  <ul><li>Determine which institute(s) of NIH is the best fit for your project (discuss this with...
Once you have your partially-completed forms from Marianne <ul><li>Complete the highlighted sections; ask Marianne if you ...
Research Training Plan  <ul><li>10 page limit, including figures, charts, tables, and diagrams: combine sections before up...
Other Components <ul><ul><li>Human Subjects (Y/N):  From Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertebrate Animals (Y/N):  From...
Respective Contributions - sample <ul><li>RESPECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>This proposal is an extension of my c...
Candidate Information <ul><ul><ul><li>Degree Sought and Field of Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current/Prio...
Other Components <ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance Office will provide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appendix: </li><...
Research & Related <ul><li>Project/Performance Site Location(s): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your lab address </li></ul></ul...
Research & Related, Cont. <ul><li>Other Project Information, Cont. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Attachments </li></ul></ul>...
Sponsor  <ul><li>Sponsor Page of “Other Attachments” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Support Available [Attach] </li></ul><...
Additional “Other Attachments” <ul><li>If a Diversity applicant, letter from BGS Director [Attach] </li></ul><ul><li>If an...
Letters of Recommendation (3-5) <ul><li>NOT mentor/sponsor (since s/he writes statement about your qualifications in the g...
Steps to Take <ul><li>≥ 30 days prior to deadline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Finance Office,  [email_address] </li></u...
Grant Application Package
Application Page 1
Application Page 2
RESEARCH & RELATED: Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded)
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, cont.
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, Cont.
RESEARCH & RELATED: Project/ Performance Site Location(s)
RESEARCH & RELATED Other Project Information
11. Other Attachments, detail
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Application Process for Individual NRSA

  1. 1. NIH F Applications and You Steps for BGS students applying for individual predoctoral NRSAs* *Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards
  2. 2. Reasons to apply <ul><li>Helps jump start dissertation research </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing experience is valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Great award/honor on your CV </li></ul><ul><li>~$2,750 for lab supplies, travel </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits mentor: frees up research grant funds for other uses </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3 types of indiv. predoc. NRSAs <ul><li>F30: for MD/PhD and other CDs </li></ul><ul><li>F31: to promote Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>F31: for Dissertation research related to particular institutes of NIH </li></ul>
  4. 4. F30 MD/PhD, VMD/PhD, etc. <ul><li>Up to 6 years of support, excluding other NRSA (e.g., MSTP or other TG) support </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal time to apply: upon picking thesis lab </li></ul><ul><li>Note that not all institutes participate; check the list to see if any are relevant to your research </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8 </li></ul>
  5. 5. F30 Participating Institutes <ul><li>National Institute on Aging (NIA), ( http:// www.nia.nih.gov / ) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ( http:// www.niaaa.nih.gov ) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), ( http:// www.nidcd.nih.gov ) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), ( http:// www.nidcr.nih.gov / )  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), ( http:// www.niddk.nih.gov ) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ( http:// www.nida.nih.gov ) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), ( http:// www.niehs.nih.gov ) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), ( http:// www.nimh.nih.gov ) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), ( http:// www.ninds.nih.gov ) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), ( http:// ods.od.nih.gov ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) has its own F30 Program Announcement: </li></ul><ul><li>http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-232.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. F31 Diversity <ul><li>Up to 5 years of support, excluding other NRSA support (from training grants) </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal time to apply: once you have identified your research interests, can be as early as your first year </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually all NIH institutes participate </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines: 4/13, 8/13, 12/13 </li></ul>
  7. 7. F31 Diversity Participating Insts. <ul><li>National Cancer Institute (NCI), ( http:// www.nci.nih.gov / ) National Eye Institute (NEI), ( http:// www.nei.nih.gov / ) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), ( http:// www.nhlbi.nih.gov ) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), ( http:// www.nhgri.nih.gov / ) National Institute on Aging (NIA), ( http:// www.nia.nih.gov / ) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ( http:// www.niaaa.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), ( http:// www.niaid.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), ( http:// www.niams.nih.gov / ) National Inst. of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), ( http:// www.nibib.nih.gov / ) National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), ( http:// www.nichd.nih.gov / ) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), ( http:// www.nidcd.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), ( http:// www.nidcr.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), ( http:// www.niddk.nih.gov / ) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), ( http:// www.nida.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), ( http:// www.niehs.nih.gov ) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), ( http:// www.nigms.nih.gov ) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), ( http:// www.nimh.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), ( http:// www.ninds.nih.gov / ) National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), ( http:// www.ninr.nih.gov / ) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), ( http:// www.nccam.nih.gov / ) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), ( http:// www.ncrr.nih.gov / ) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), ( http:// www.ods.od.nih.gov ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. F31 Dissertation <ul><li>Up to 5 years of support </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal time to apply: after starting dissertation research </li></ul><ul><li>Note that not all institutes participate; check the list to see if any are relevant to your research (most BGS students with these awards are NGG or PHRM) </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines: 4/8, 8/8, 12/8 </li></ul>
  9. 9. F31 Dissertation Participating Insts. <ul><li>National Institute on Aging (NIA),  http:// www.nia.nih.gov /   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),  http:// www.niaaa.nih.gov National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD),  http:// www.nidcd.nih.gov / National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)  http:// www.nidcr.nih.gov / National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),   http:// www.nida.nih.gov / National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),   http:// www.nimh.nih.gov National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),  http:// www.ninds.nih.gov National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM),  http:// www.nccam.nih.gov Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS),  http:// ods.od.nih.gov / </li></ul>
  10. 10. Application Info & Resources <ul><li>F Kiosk: http:// grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Select appropriate F30 or F31 program announcement here </li></ul><ul><li>SF424 (R&R): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_Fellowship.pdf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Fellowship Application Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne (below) will send you a partially pre-populated pdf to complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For fellowship-specific biosketch and reference form, go to: http:// grants.nih.gov /grants/forms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marianne Williams, Finance Office </li></ul><ul><li>-- for BGS, MD-PhD, and VMD-PhD students </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  11. 11. General <ul><ul><li>All done via eRA Commons of Grants.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Marianne to set up your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne will fill out basics of the forms for you, e.g., budget, previous NRSA support, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Although electronic submission began in 2009, successful NRSA applicants from before 2009 are available for general advice; contact the Graduate Student Center or Marianne for student mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your advisor and graduate group chair (and CD director if applicable) are great resources </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Identifying the institute <ul><li>Determine which institute(s) of NIH is the best fit for your project (discuss this with your PI) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the fellowship program officer at the institute(s) by phone to discuss your proposal and how it might fit with the institute’s scientific goals; see numbers on p. I-3 of the Application Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a cover letter to be submitted with your proposal that refers to the conversation and the program officer by name (part of “Other Attachments”) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Once you have your partially-completed forms from Marianne <ul><li>Complete the highlighted sections; ask Marianne if you have any questions </li></ul><ul><li>Note that YOU are the PI; enter your name, contact info., and use special fellowship biosketch </li></ul><ul><li>Your mentor is the Senior/Key Person 1, aka Sponsor; enter his/her info. and biosketch </li></ul><ul><li>If your mentor is a junior faculty member, you might benefit from a Co-Sponsor (a tenured faculty member with relevant research and training experience) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Research Training Plan <ul><li>10 page limit, including figures, charts, tables, and diagrams: combine sections before uploading to monitor length </li></ul><ul><li>Pay close attention to instructions on font, headers (none), page numbers (none), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Get early input from advisor & GG chair! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Intro (resubmissions only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Specific Aims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Background and Significance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Preliminary Studies/Progress Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Research Design & Methods </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Other Components <ul><ul><li>Human Subjects (Y/N): From Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertebrate Animals (Y/N): From Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Sharing Plan: From Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respective Contributions: See sample on next page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of Sponsor and Institution: Write a paragraph on each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible Conduct of Research: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance Office provides latest BGS version </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Respective Contributions - sample <ul><li>RESPECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>This proposal is an extension of my candidacy exam. I am primarily responsible for the ideas and experiments outlined in this document. Through discussions with my sponsor, Dr. __________, I was able to focus my hypothesis and refine my experimental approach to maximize feasibility. I prepared this document independently but consulted with Dr. ____ for suggestions before finalizing the proposal. Figure 2 is the work of a former undergraduate student, ____ . I will perform the described experiments independently. I will seek guidance from Dr. ____ when interpreting data and troubleshooting experiments. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Candidate Information <ul><ul><ul><li>Degree Sought and Field of Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current/Prior NRSA Support: Finance Office provides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applications for Concurrent Support (Y/N) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals for Fellowship Training [Attach]: S ee instructions; up to 2 page; make sure goals relate to institute’s goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities Planned Under Award [Attach]: Brief table, usually indicating 100% research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Doctoral Diss/Research Exper [Attach]: Important to describe previous research experience, including rotations, as well as dissertation info.; see instructions; up to 2 pages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Other Components <ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance Office will provide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appendix: </li></ul><ul><li>Optional – not clear what if anything needs to be provided here for F applications </li></ul>
  19. 19. Research & Related <ul><li>Project/Performance Site Location(s): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your lab address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Project Information: See instructions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Misc. Y/N Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Summary/Abstract [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Narrative [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography & References Cited [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Attachments: See next slide </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Research & Related, Cont. <ul><li>Other Project Information, Cont. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Attachments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor Page (Details on Next Slide) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cover letter requesting assignment [Attach] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List of Referees [Attach] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Potential [Attach] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Education Info. [Attach]: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any grades or test scores not listed on biosketch </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Sponsor <ul><li>Sponsor Page of “Other Attachments” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Support Available [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous Trainees [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Plan, Environment & Research Facilities [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of Trainees Supervised During Fellowship [Attach] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant’s Qualifications and Potential for Research Career [Attach] </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Additional “Other Attachments” <ul><li>If a Diversity applicant, letter from BGS Director [Attach] </li></ul><ul><li>If an F30 applicant, statement on institutional environment and commitment to training </li></ul><ul><li>(Skip Brass letter available from MD/PhD office) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Letters of Recommendation (3-5) <ul><li>NOT mentor/sponsor (since s/he writes statement about your qualifications in the grant) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually the graduate group chair, CD head and/or program chair (if applicable), rotation advisor, thesis committee member, or faculty research collaborator </li></ul><ul><li>Must use fellowship-specific form and be submitted electronically </li></ul><ul><li>https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/reference/submitRefereeInformation.jsp </li></ul>
  24. 24. Steps to Take <ul><li>≥ 30 days prior to deadline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Finance Office, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide sponsor with link and forms; graduate group chair can help with info. about training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get 3 referees on board; make sure they use the required form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>≥ 10 days prior to deadline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete your forms & attachments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your advisor review application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>≥ 3 days prior to deadline: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything in final form for Univ. review </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Grant Application Package
  26. 26. Application Page 1
  27. 27. Application Page 2
  28. 28. RESEARCH & RELATED: Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded)
  29. 29. PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form
  30. 30. PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, cont.
  31. 31. PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form, Cont.
  32. 32. RESEARCH & RELATED: Project/ Performance Site Location(s)
  33. 33. RESEARCH & RELATED Other Project Information
  34. 34. 11. Other Attachments, detail

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