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Myths, Facts, and Suttons Law Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D. Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations June 4, 2007.

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1 Myths, Facts, and Suttons Law Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D. Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations June 4, 2007

2 Applicant Investigator develops and submits grant application to NIH/CSR CSR Assignment Office CSR assigns application to NIH Institute or AHRQ AHRQ assigns application to Initial Review Group DSR Referral Officer assigns to appropriate AHRQ Program IRG members review and evaluate Site visit made if necessary CSR sends computerized notice of assignment to applicant IRG reviews and assigns priority scores or designates noncompetitive Site visit report CSR computes percentile ratings SRAs prepare Summary Statements CSR sends computerized notice of review results to applicant DSR informs program that summary statement is available PO mails summary statements to investigators NIH Councils (Duals) AHRQ Review for Program Relevance and Funding Determinations PO reviews and prepares/sends recommendation memo to DSR/GMS DSR schedules funding meeting Applications selected for funding Signed paylists received by GMO Final review and negotiations Congressional liaison notified Award issued Award received by institution Public Affairs notified Investigator begins work (30 days) Award Negotiation and Issuance AHRQ Grant Application Submission, Review, and Award Process Development, Receipt, and Assignment of Applications Study Section Review for Scientific Merit

3 Facts #1 Research and program priorities matter Research and program priorities matter Application process must be understood Application process must be understood – Electronic Grant Application has arrived! Concept papers are an important option Concept papers are an important option Peer review is a step away from funding Peer review is a step away from funding Avoid common pitfalls Avoid common pitfalls – Mentorship!

4 Applicant Responsibilities Know PHS Form 398 and 424 R&R Know PHS Form 398 and 424 R&R Know the Funding Agency and Staff Know the Funding Agency and Staff Know Agency Research Priorities Know Agency Research Priorities Know the Grant Mechanisms Know the Grant Mechanisms Know the Grant Process and Key Changes Know the Grant Process and Key Changes Understand Agency Research Budget Understand Agency Research Budget

5 Top Myths AHRQ is not funding research AHRQ is not funding research AHRQ is not funding K award AHRQ is not funding K award AHRQ does not fund investigator- initiated grants AHRQ does not fund investigator- initiated grants An unscored application is the kiss of death An unscored application is the kiss of death

6 Facts #2 FY07 new research grant budget: $45 million FY07 new research grant budget: $45 million K award success rate: 30% K award success rate: 30% – $1 million for new grants – $5.7 million total What is an investigator-initiated grant? What is an investigator-initiated grant?

7 Fact #3: Suttons Law R01:$2 million R01:$2 million R03:$1.7 million R03:$1.7 million R13:$1.4 million R13:$1.4 million R36:$0.5 million R36:$0.5 million F31/F32:$0.5 million F31/F32:$0.5 million K02/K08:$1 million K02/K08:$1 million Budget for targeted initiatives is approx. $31 million Budget for targeted initiatives is approx. $31 million

8 Electronic Grant Application Receipt Use of the SF424 (R&R) Grant Application AHRQ will require electronic submission of all competing grant applications via Grants.gov using the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) application. ________________________________________ Paper No More, Use 424 (R&R) Electronic submission is here to stay! AHRQ E-grants Transition!

9 AHRQ Transitions to Electronic Grant Application Submission AHRQ transitioning to electronic grant submission through Grants.gov AHRQ transitioning to electronic grant submission through Grants.gov – Grants.gov - Web portal that serves as the single access point for all Federal grant programs. – Grants.gov provides the interface for 26 agencies to announce $350 billion in annual grant awards and for all grant applicants to find and submit applications to those funding announcements. Transition complete for R01, R03, R13, R18, R36 Transition complete for R01, R03, R13, R18, R36

10 Getting Started One time registrations for Grants.gov (http://grants.gov) and eRA Commons (era.nih.gov/commons) systems must be completed before application submission. One time registrations for Grants.gov (http://grants.gov) and eRA Commons (era.nih.gov/commons) systems must be completed before application submission.http://grants.gov (era.nih.gov/commons)http://grants.gov (era.nih.gov/commons) For up to date general information on electronic submission, the SF 424 (R&R), and Grants.gov, visit the AHRQ Electronic Submission of Grant Applications Web Site: For up to date general information on electronic submission, the SF 424 (R&R), and Grants.gov, visit the AHRQ Electronic Submission of Grant Applications Web Site:

11 Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

12 Contact Information AHRQ WEBSITE Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D. (301)

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