How to apply...
Application Procedure: For all types of Research grants, IADL grants, Information System grants IAIMS grants, Scientific Publication grants, Early Career Development Awards and Institutional Training Grants, Application Form PHS-398 is submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. For Individual Fellowship applications (research or applied), submit Form PHS-416-1 to the Center for Scientific Review. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments, must be used for these programs. These programs are subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations. SBIR and STTR Grant Solicitations and SBIR Contract Solicitation may be obtained electronically through the NIH's "Small Business Funding Opportunities" home page at www.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm on the World Wide Web. The Solicitations include submission procedures, review considerations, and grant application or contract proposal forms. SBIR and STTR grant applications should be submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040 - MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892-7710.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Applications are evaluated for merit by a committee of experts and for program relevance by the Board of Regents (BOR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). (Fellowship applications are not reviewed by the BOR of NLM). If favorably recommended, the application is considered for funding. An award notice (Form PHS 5152-1 or PHS 416-4 for fellowship) is prepared when it is determined that a grant is to be paid. This notice is sent to the grantee with a letter from the program officer when special provisions are necessary. All accepted SBIR/STTR applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate scientific peer review panel and by a national advisory council or board. All applications receiving a priority score compete for available SBIR/STTR set-aside funds on the basis of scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the proposed research, program relevance, and program balance among the areas of research.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.