|Grants Process Overview|
|Planning Your Application|
|Writing Your Application|
|Submitting Your Application|
|Receipt and Referral|
|Peer Review Process|
|Post Award Management|
|Types of Grant Programs|
|How to Apply|
|Peer Review Process|
|Foreign Grants Information|
|NIH Financial Operations|
|Electronic Research Administration (eRA)|
The purpose of the NIH Research Conference (R13) Grant and Cooperative Agreement (U13) Program is to support high quality scientific conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific missions of the participating Institutes and Centers (ICs).
Standard application deadlines
The NIH ICs each have different scientific missions, as well as program goals and initiatives that evolve over time. In order to promote the most efficient use of NIH funds towards meeting the mission and program goals of the ICs, each conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from one of the participating ICs (see IC Contact and Special Interests website).
In addition to the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, please be aware of the following special submission requirements for Conference Grant applications. Applicants should consult the R13/U13 PA, in particular Section IV. Application and Submission Information, for detailed information about these special submission requirements.
Consistent with Federal civil rights laws, it is expected that organizers of NIH-supported conferences and scientific meetings take steps to maintain a safe and respectful environment for all attendees by providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise.
As a part of the Terms and Conditions of a Conference Grant or Coorperative Agreement Award, awardees should ensure that all conference material (promotional materials, agenda, publications on internet sites) includes an acknowledgement of NIH grant support. A disclaimer stating the following should also be included where appropriate:
“Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by [insert grant number] from [insert IC name]. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”
All programmatic and scientific questions should be directed to the R13/U13 program official at the appropriate NIH Institute and Center. See the R13/U13 Contacts and Special Interest website.Issues that remain after consultation with IC staff and that are not addressed in the R13/U13 FAQs, may be directed to the R13 mailbox: R131@mail.nih.gov.
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