Funding Process

Updated December 15, 2014

Review of Grant Applications

Frequently Asked Questions About Review

  1. Whom to contact

    In general, you do not need to contact NIAMS after submitting your application. If we need any further information or material, NIAMS will contact you.

    However, if you must contact NIAMS, the appropriate personnel to contact are:

    (a) BEFORE REVIEW of your application — the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) identified in your eRA Commons account; and

    (b) AFTER REVIEW — the Program Officer (or Program Director) identified on the front of your summary statement and in your eRA Commons account.

  2. Whom to contact before review

    From the time your application has been submitted until the time of the review meeting, all correspondence about your application should be directed to the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) identified in your eRA Commons account.

  3. Whom to contact after review

    After the review meeting, all correspondence about your application should be directed to the Program Officer identified on the front of your summary statement and in your eRA Commons account.

  4. How to identify a study section where your grant should be reviewed (self referral)

    http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Pages/default.aspx

  5. What happens to your research project grant (R01/R03/R21) application after it is received for peer review

  6. Will an application be reviewed by a CSR Study Section or a NIAMS Study Section

    The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) manages the initial review groups that review most of the investigator-initiated applications. NIAMS manages the review of applications submitted in response to special solicitations and for unique programs, including applications responding to requests for applications (RFAs) or requests for proposals (RFPs), applications responding to some program announcements with set-aside funds, applications for cooperative agreements and research center grants, and certain investigator-initiated applications (e.g., training grants, career development awards, and clinical trials applications).