NIH Peer Review Online Briefings for AREA (R15) and SBIR/STTR Grant Applicants

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-112

Key Dates
Release Date: September 19, 2017    

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Center for Scientific Review (CSR)


The purpose of this notice is to inform NIH grant applicants, their mentors, and grant management officials about two online video briefings the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host in October 2017. CSR is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific and technical merit.

Each Briefing Will Have a Different Focus

Getting Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA/R15) grants, which support meritorious research, expose undergraduate and graduate students to hands-on research, and strengthen the research environment of schools that have not been major recipients of NIH support. 

Getting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, which support early-stage research technology commercialization in the United States.


Briefing Title


8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get an AREA/R15 Grant

October 16, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get an SBIR/STTR Grant

October 18, 2017
2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT

Each briefing will include presentations by a CSR official and the NIH official who oversees the respective program.  A 30-minute Q&A session will follow.

How to Participate in the Briefing

Go to to register for the briefing you wish to join. You will not need to download special software.  You will need a reliable Internet connection and an up-to-date browser.

Register by October 12, 2017

Submit questions for the Q&A session before or during the briefing by sending them to the moderator at

Go to on the day/time your briefing is scheduled.  Click on the link that will be provided there to view it.

View Archived Briefings and Past Webinars

View archived videos and PowerPoint slides now on our webinar web page: NIH Peer Review Briefing for Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers, and other briefings for fellowship and R01 grant applicants. 

View the 2017 AREA (R15) and SBIR/STTR video briefings about two weeks after broadcast on our webinar web page

If you have general questions about the NIH application and review processes at other times, please visit the CSR or the NIH Grants and Funding websites. The NIH Information Service can address specific questions. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

Don Luckett     
Center for Scientific Review
Telephone: 301-435-1111