How to apply...
Consultation of Program Staff is available by contacting the Headquarters Office listed below. The standard application forms, as furnished by FDA and required by 45 CFR 74 and 92 must be used for this program. The applicant must complete PHS Form 398 for new competing continuations or supplemental research grants. State and local governments may use form PHS 5161-1 (rev 7-00). All unsolicited applications, with the exception of those directed to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, are submitted to the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, Suite 1040, 6701 Rockledge Drive MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892. Unsolicited applications directed to the Center for Veterinary Medicine will be subject to Field Reader review or ad hoc panel reviews directed by the Center. Applications in response to Federal Register Announcements (solicited) shall be sent to the address listed below for Information Contacts, Headquarters Office. All application kits may be obtained from the FDA office listed below or from the CSR/NIH at the above address. All applicants for solicited grant programs are cautioned to follow the specific mailing instructions published in the RFA.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Research: All accepted research grant applications, including Orphan Product Development and Small Business and Innovative Research, receive a dual scientific review for technical merit, a recommendation for approval by an appropriate initial review group and a secondary review by a national advisory council. All approved applications compete for available funds on the basis of scientific merit and program emphasis. All applications accepted under the Radiation Control for Health Safety Act of 1968, Public Law 90-602 and Small Scientific Conference grants, are evaluated under objective review procedures and receive a single initial review.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.