Presentation on theme: "Myths, Facts, and Suttons Law"— Presentation transcript:
1 Myths, Facts, and Suttons Law Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority PopulationsJune 4, 2007I am happy to be here in Alaska to talk with you about some of the challenges we all face healthcare that if we DO what we KNOW, it can make a real difference in people’s lives—and in your budgets.
2 AHRQ Grant Application Submission, Review, and Award Process Development, Receipt, and Assignment of ApplicationsStudy Section Review for Scientific MeritCSR sends computerized notice of assignment to applicantDSR Referral Officer assigns to appropriate AHRQ ProgramCSR assigns application to NIH Institute or AHRQCSR sends computerized notice of review results to applicantCSR computes percentile ratingsApplicant Investigator develops and submits grant application to NIH/CSRCSR Assignment OfficeIRG reviews and assigns priority scores or designates noncompetitiveIRG members review and evaluatePO mails summary statements to investigatorsDSR informs program that summary statement is availableAHRQ assigns application to Initial Review GroupSRAs prepare Summary StatementsSite visit made if necessarySite visit reportNIH Councils(Duals)AHRQ Review for Program Relevance and Funding DeterminationsPublic Affairs notifiedAward Negotiation and IssuancePO reviews and prepares/sends recommendation memo to DSR/GMSDSR schedules funding meetingApplications selected for fundingSigned “paylists” received by GMOFinal review and negotiationsAward received by institutionCongressional liaison notifiedAward issuedInvestigator begins work(30 days)
3 Facts #1 Research and program priorities matter Application process must be understoodElectronic Grant Application has arrived!Concept papers are an important optionPeer review is a step away from fundingAvoid common pitfallsMentorship!
4 Applicant Responsibilities Know PHS Form 398 and 424 R&RKnow the Funding Agency and StaffKnow Agency Research PrioritiesKnow the Grant MechanismsKnow the Grant Process and Key ChangesUnderstand Agency Research Budget
5 Top Myths AHRQ is not funding research AHRQ is not funding K award AHRQ does not fund investigator-initiated grantsAn “unscored” application is the kiss of death
6 Facts #2 FY07 new research grant budget: $45 million K award success rate: 30%$1 million for new grants$5.7 million totalWhat is an investigator-initiated grant?
7 Fact #3: Sutton’s Law R01: $2 million R03: $1.7 million F31/F32: $0.5 millionK02/K08: $1 millionBudget for targeted initiatives is approx. $31 million
8 AHRQ E-grants Transition! Electronic Grant Application ReceiptUse of the SF424 (R&R) Grant ApplicationAHRQ 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!
9 AHRQ Transitions to Electronic Grant Application Submission AHRQ transitioning to electronic grant submission through Grants.govGrants.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
10 Getting StartedOne time registrations for Grants.gov ( and eRA Commons (era.nih.gov/commons) systems must be completed before application submission.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.” Thomas Edison
12 Contact InformationAHRQ WEBSITEFrancis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.(301)