NIH Research Grant Templates
Depending on the scientific content and administrative structure of your grant, you may be required to submit some or all of the documents listed below. The SRDO has prepared these templates to serve as a helpful starting point for developing your NIH grant application. All documents should be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your grant. We update these documents as needed and the date of last update is in the header of each document.
Beginning on/after May 25, 2020, grant applications to NIH must use FORMS-F application packages. The templates below comply with the FORMS-F instructions.
Research Plan Form:
- Specific Aims and Research Strategy (Lab-based Proposal)
- Specific Aims and Research Strategy (Clinical Trial)
- Vertebrate Animals
- Select Agent Research
- Multiple PD/PI Leadership Plan
- Consortium/Contractual Arrangements
- Resource Sharing Plans
- Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources
Other Project Information Form:
Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form:
Find guidance on the NIH Human Subjects documents here.
Other Helpful Resources:
- NIH FORMS-F Updates
- Preparing an NIH Biosketch
- NIH Review Criteria at a Glance
- Top 10 Peer Review Q&As for NIH Applicants
- Notice on updated application instructions/review criteria for Research Grant Applications
- Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency (NIH)
- Reviewer Guidance on Rigor and Transparency (NIH)
- Frequently asked questions - Rigor and Transparency (NIH)
- Common mistakes in writing applications (NIMH)
- The Grant Application Writers’ Workbook by Russell and Morrison
- 30 reasons your grant proposal may not have been funded (Grant Writers')
If you have questions or comments, please contact the SRDO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.