1. Proposal Writing Resources
- NIH Grants. Comprehensive portals to information, including by stages of grant applications, by audience, by science area, and more.
Writing Tips Sheets
for New Investigators
- Sample R01 and R21 Applications and Summary Statements. See four successful R01 and R21 applications, written in the shorter NIH format. For R01s, each example includes Summary Statement, Research Plan and Full Application. For R21s, each example includes Summary Statement and Full Application.
- Writing R21s. NIAID offers tips on writing exploratory/developmental research grants known as R21's, including knowing when they are appropriate.
- NIAID's List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources. Grant funding opportunities outside NIH that cover the same areas of science as the NIAID Funding Opportunities List.
- Center for Scientific Review
Resources, including videos, that give an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.
- All About Grants: Podcasts from NIH
A series of podcasts from the NIH Office of Extramural
Research (OER) provides insights on grant topics for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others. Transcripts of the presentations also are available. New topics continue to be made available.
Keep Up with What's Hot
- Who Receives Your Grant Application and What Do They Do With It? (August 27, 2010) - MP3 (20 min) | Transcript
- Using Plain Language for Application Titles, Abstracts and Public Health Relevance Statements (August 13, 2010) - MP3 (8 min) | Transcript
Be an NIH Investigator
- Enhance Your Research Capabilities through an Independent Career Award (July 29, 2010)
- MP3 (15 min) | Transcript
- Training and Career Opportunities in NIH's Intramural Research Programs (July 16, 2010) - (15 min) | Transcript
- Graduate Students Considering a Postdoc (July 2, 2010) - MP3 (9 min) | Transcript
- Using Career Development Awards to Achieve Independence (June 21, 2010) - MP3 (12 min) | Transcript
- Postdocs Thinking About Independence(June 4, 2010) - MP3 (19 min) |
- Jump-Starting Your Research Program for New Faculty Members (May 20, 2010) - MP3 (19 min) | Transcript
- Grant Writing for New Investigators(April 30, 2010) - MP3 (16 min) | Transcript
- Considerations for Early Stage Investigators (April 16, 2010) - MP3 (16 min) | Transcript
Other Federal Agencies
Required Proposal Sections
Resources for Broader Impacts Sections
Webinars, workshops and training
2. OVPR Proposal Reviewer Pool
The Office of the Vice President for Research maintains a pool of volunteer established faculty members (active and emeritus) willing to provide peer review (e.g., objective critiques) of grant proposals for other UGA faculty. Most of these reviewers have recent (i.e., within the past several years) experience serving on review panels or study sections.
OVPR serves as a clearinghouse for matching volunteer reviewers with faculty seeking proposal reviews/critiques, based on disciplinary overlap. All matches suggested by OVPR will require the mutual consent of both parties.
If you are a Principal Investigator (PI) seeking a reviewer for a proposal you are preparing, please send an email to Regina Smith (email@example.com) with subject line "Proposal Reviewer Pool Request" and specify:
- PI Name
- PI Unit
- Proposal Title
- Sponsoring Organization
- Discipline(s) Covered in Proposal
- Other Keywords
- (attach an abstract or project summary, if available)
The last three will be used by OVPR to match your proposal to a reviewer's expertise.
Please be considerate of reviewers' time. We recommend sending the draft proposal at least 20 days ahead of submission deadline.
If you are a UGA faculty member interested in volunteering for our Proposal Reviewer Pool, please provide your information through our survey.