proposal A request for financial assistance for a project
or activity that is not currently receiving sponsored support
and must compete for support.
A preliminary proposal which outlines concepts/activities
of the scope of the research without detailed budgetary
info. General purpose of Pre-proposal is to help funding
agency in planning for peer review and workload.
An unfunded application that the applicant has modified
following initial review and resubmitted for consideration
A request for funding to renew, by one or more additional
budget periods, a project period that would otherwise expire.
Project must go thru peer review and compete for support.
A request for additional award support for an existing project.
The grant/contract award number remains the same and separate
cash accountability is not required.
A request for funding for the second or subsequent budget
period within an approved project period.
A limited number of NIH non-competing electronic proposals
may be submitted on a voluntary basis under E-SNAP procedures
below. If you are interested, contact Sinh Simmons at
Modular Application: The Modular Grant concept establishes
specific modules or increments in which direct costs must
be requested as well as a maximum level for requested budgets
under the Modular Grant model. Categorical dollar information
should not be provided in the application; however, the
responsibilities for the Principal Investigator and all
key personnel must be specifically described.
The modular grant initiative expands the existing streamlining
and reinvention initiatives that are designed to concentrate
the focus of investigators, their respective institutions,
peer reviewers, and NIH staff on the science NIH supports,
rather than on the details of budgets. Through its simplified
budget reporting features, the modular grant application
also will help address the broader NIH goal of reducing
the length of time between application receipt and grant
award. These goals are consistent with the understanding
of the research grant award as a grant-in-aid.
information about the Modular Grant Application can be
Clinical Trials: A prospective controlled study designed
to assess the safety and efficacy of identified and specific
new drugs, devices, treatments, or preventive measures in
humans by comparing two or more interventions or regimens.