NIH 101: An Introduction to NIH and How Grantmaking Happens
About the webinar:
This 60-minute webinar will provide guidance for early-stage investigators (ESI), trainees, and their mentors on research priorities for child and adolescent development, health care, and health disparities, as well as funding opportunities and resources of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in particular the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
The primary goal of this webinar is to encourage the generation of scientific ideas that align with NIH and NIMHD priorities and to explain associated funding opportunities. The presenter, Dr. Sundania Wonnum, will explicate both the distinctions and convergences of the research priorities of relevant institutes to provide participants with a clear understanding of the most viable home for their proposals.
NIH policies and procedures impact investigators in terms of how they build relationships with Program Officers at each institute. As such, a second goal of this webinar is to illuminate some expectations and processes for grant submission and stages of review – pre-application communication, consultation, and evaluation, pre-submission preparation, post-submission reviews, funding prioritization of grants, pay lines, and award notification timeline expectations.
Finally, navigating the process can be daunting to ESIs and trainees who are preparing a grant submission for the first time. Thus, the third goal of this webinar is to discuss best practices for grant submissions to NIH, in general, and opportunities specific to ESIs and trainees.
Webinar participants may submit questions in advance for incorporation and discussion during the webinar.
Learning Goals for this Webinar:
During this webinar, you will learn:
- How the National Institutes of Health is structured
- The focus of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
- About different kinds of grant opportunities
- How peer review happens
- How to identify the best fit for your proposal
- Tips for success such as communicating with NIH science administrators
- NIH resources and trainings
This webinar is best suited for early career scholars, trainees, and doctoral candidates (and mentors) who have not been awarded an NIH grant or participated in an NIH formal training opportunity.