Tips on Writing an NIH R03/R21 Grant Application
Friday, January 6
8:30 – 12:00pm
685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF Building, Room 316
The NIH offers two grant mechanisms to support the early stages of project development: the R03 (Small Research Grant) and the R21 (Exploratory Development Research Grant). These two mechanisms, both of which support up to 2 years of research, are often useful as a stepping stone to an R01. While the R03 supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources, the R21 supports exploratory, novel studies that are high risk, but which have the potential for high reward. This workshop focuses on strategies for determining when to use one of these mechanisms, the differences between them, as well as tips for writing a successful R03/R21.
Please note: Not all NIH Institutes fund the “parent” or investigator initiated R03/R21 mechanism, and some Institutes intend the R21 for established investigators. Therefore, it is important to check whether the Institute relevant to your research funds either/both of these mechanisms, as well as the eligibility criteria. The parent announcements for the NIH R03 and R21 are as follows: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-162.html http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-161.html
Wendy Sanders, MA
Associate Dean for Research Career Development