Preparing Your NIH Proposal

Grant assistance from the National Institutes of Health supports the advancement of the NIH mission of enhancing health, extending healthy life, and reducing the burdens of illness and disability. While NIH awards many grants specifically for research, we also provide grant opportunities that support research-related activities, including: fellowship and training, career development, scientific conferences, resource and construction.

Here are some links to help you in creating your proposal:

NIH SF424 Guide

NIH SF424 Annotated

NIH Biosketch Template and Example (you will find a link for a blank form and a link for instructions and a sample) 

NIH Budget Justification Guide and Template

NIH Forms Page - downloadable instructions and form templates (available in MS-Word or PDF)

NIH Table of Page Limits - a table that shows, by funding mechanism, the number of pages allowed for each section of the application package.

Sample NIH Grant Proposals by Funding Mechanism

Working with your NIH Program Officer Pre- and Post-Award

NIH Grant Writing for Success

NIH Grant Writing Tip Sheets