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How to Apply - Video Tutorials

These videos provide you with a basic understanding of the steps in the grant application submission process and quick tips for success.

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How to Apply Tutorial Series

This 4-part series will walk you through the basics of preparing, writing, and submitting your application.



Are you applying for NIH grant? Not sure what the requirements are or where to find the right resources? This tutorial will help you understand where the application process fits within the grant process. In addition, this module will inform you on the requirements and resources important to begin the application process.
(approx. 4 min. 30 sec.)


Part I: Prepare to Apply

Part I: Prepare to Apply

Part I: Preparing to Apply covers all the basics in preparing to apply. Here you will cover funding opportunity announcements, registering in various systems, knowing which application submission option to use, and requesting documents from your colleagues.
(approx. 11 min.)


Part II: Write Application

Part II: Write Application

Part II of the series is on the writing your application component of Applying for Grant Funding. This tutorial will cover how to access application forms, submission option, how to find instructions, tips for completing forms and attachments, and who to contact for help
(approx. 8 min. 45 sec.)


Part III: Submit

Part III: Submit

Part III is the final step and is on submitting your application. This tutorial will cover submitting , tracking, and viewing your application.
(approx. 11 min.)


Grant Application Tips for Success

Quick tips to help you avoid common mistakes and position yourself for success.

Accessing application forms

Tip: Accessing application forms

Learn how to access the application forms needed to submit to an NIH funding opportunity announcement.
(approx. 2 min. 9 sec.)


Check for fit, before you submit!

Tip: Check for fit, before you submit!

Explore some of the items in a funding opportunity announcement you should check prior to submission to ensure a good fit between your application and the opportunity requirements.
(approx. 1 min. 34 sec.)


If you can’t view it, we can’t review it!

Tip: If you can’t view it, we can’t review it!

Submitting your application to is not the final step in the application process. You must check your assembled application image in eRA Commons to ensure it is free and assembly issues and correctly reflects your submitted information. The assembled application image is the document reviewers and staff will use for funding consideration.
(approx. 1 min. 22 sec.)


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