Sometimes the hardest part of any effort is getting started. Let us orient you to how NIH works, and the basics of planning your application.
Learn the Basics
Before getting started, learn how NIH is structured (and why that’s important), our approach to grant funding, the types of organizations and people eligible to apply, what we look for in a research project, and the types of grant programs we offer.
Plan Your Application
Plan ahead and prepare to get an edge in this highly competitive process. Figure out the early issues, such as picking the right grant type, determining if you need prior approval from NIH to apply, planning within your organization, considering implications if you are a new investigator or are from a foreign institution, and more.