Individual Funding Applications Help

Trainees preparing to submit an application for Individual Funding are advised to take full advantage of the resources available to them - these include not only the links and tips below, but perhaps more importantly the advice and help of their peers and mentors, and the administrative resources that exist to support their training experience within their institution.

Tips and links for students and post-docs from the DSM Education Committee:
If you are trying to figure out where to begin, or just need a few tips and extra help preparing your application for individual funding, we hope that this document will be useful to you. If in your research you find additional resources that should be added here, please let us know.

Specific help for submitting an Individual NRSA application

Specific help for submitting a K23

Other Grant Writing Resources


NIH grant writing resources
FAQ from the NIH Office of Extramural Research
Tips from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH RePORT database-  search NIH-funded research

Center for Scientific Research
For new applicants NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR): Resources for grant applicants contains crucial information on the NIH application process including funding opportunities, policies, and forms. Information also includes Submission And Assignment Process, NIH Grant Review Process Video, Advice to Investigators Submitting Clinical Research Applications, process for Appeals of Initial Scientific Peer Review
Mock peer review session (downloadable video)
NIH CSR Peer Review Guidelines and Information includes an Overview of NIH Peer Review Process, Guidelines for Reviewers, and Peer Review Policy and Issues.

National Cancer Institute:
 Resources for grant applicants including funding opportunities, application forms, proposal guides

National Science Foundation (NSF):
Resources for grant applicants including funding opportunities, search tools, grant proposal guide, faq
Human Science Frontier Program (Jacob Kraicera), with guidance by section


Highly Recommended: grant-writing and career development resources


National Postdoctoral Association 
resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars including information on:
ScienceCareers.org Resources for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars


American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Science magazine resource for Career Development resources, GrantsNet searchable tool for grant opportunities (AAAS & HHMI collaboration)

University web pages with grant writing tips (a sampling)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
University of Michigan proposal writing guide 

Grant opportunity that does not require US Citizenship or Visa
US Trust: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Related links
Trainees' Portal Page
Training Resources
Career Development

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