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NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program Resources

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Annotated Sample Facilities and Other Resources

An annotated example of R15-specific aspects of the “Facilities & Other Resources” section of an application featuring review criteria and references to application instructions.

Sample Biosketch Personal Statement

An example of the Personal Statement in the Biographical Sketch that addresses the R15-specific instructions.

Top R15 Submission Errors Advice on how to avoid these most frequent eRA Commons errors during R15 submission and features help on preparing your application field-by-filed.
Research Project Grant Success Rates Competing R15, R03, R21, R01,and other activity codes applications , awards, success rates and total funding by NIH Institutes/ Centers for the last decade.

AREA R15 Success Rates

Competing R15 applications, awards, success rates and total funding by NIH Institutes/ Centers during the last 10 fiscal years.


Frequently Asked Questions regarding topics such as: writing the application, structuring and the logistics of the application, eligibility, review of the application, and grant award and management.

AREA Blog Post A Rock Talk blog post announcing the inclusion of AREA goals in the instructions and review criteria in PA-12-006.
AREA Podcast

AREA Podcast Transcript
A brief overview of information and advice for preparing an AREA application.

A full transcript of the podcast show is available.
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