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1 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs RIMI Grant-writing Workshop: NIH – National Institutes of Health Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Ellen Shimakawa, Ph.D., Director Doug Carey, Grants Administrator Nancy Myers Sims, Grants & Contracts Development Specialist

2 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

3 Thinking about your proposal… Your Idea is KEY Assess yourself, the competition (Reporter, other agency databases) Agency, Program Relevance Types of proposals – R15 – SC1, SC2, SC3 – R03, R21

4 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs The “Cheat-sheet” R15 – “mini R01” – THOUGH DOES NOT PROHIBIT SC-x – renewable SC1, SC2, SC3 R03, R21

5 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Rationale for NIH mechanism choices? NIH Reporter – Similar projects – Mechanism success rates (though v. little on SC’s)

6 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Resources for NIH proposals Program Announcement, (Scientific) Agency Contacts NIH SF424 RR Guide (July 25, 2013) NIH Grants Policy Statement (Oct 1, 2013) SCORE: FAQ’s: es/SCOREUpdateFAQ.aspx

7 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs NIH SF424 RR Guide Part I: from Page I-111 – Specific Aims – “Research Strategy” Significance Innovation Approach Letters, References Cited, “Human Subjects” not included in page count

8 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Specific Aims Rule of Thumb (#): NO MORE than 1 SA for each project year Separate, discrete Aims such that lack of progress on one does not impede progress on another “No fishing” – Hypothesis driven research! Wording: – Major predictions of Central Hypothesis lower-order, SA-specific, working hypotheses ok ‘compare’, ‘describe’, ‘catalog’, ‘investigate’ … and the like, often connote descriptive, rather than hypothesis driven research

9 California State University, Fresno – Office of Research and Sponsored Programs A thought about Innovation… Review success is required for funding success. Reviewer enthusiasm is required for review success. “Innovation” can be a useful way to generate reviewer enthusiasm.


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