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Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)
Research Project Grant

Online Grant Preparation Resources

A series of preparation resources and links to materials for developing a competitive research project grant application are provided below. However, these resources are not meant to be an exhaustive list of resources. In addition, Technical Assistance Workshops will be offered in different locations around the US. Participating NIH institute directors may also be able to suggest additional resources helpful to preparing a grant in a specific research interest area; contact information is provided in the Agency Contacts section of this website. The FOA and additional resources about  the NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01) are also available at

  • NIH Overview PPT | PDF
    This presentation provides an overview of the NIH and the Grant process. It introduces the structure and budget of the NIH, common grant mechanisms and the grant process, and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

  • Major Changes for Grant Applications
    Please visit the following website to view changes to instructions for application submissions due on or after January 25, 2010, which impact application structure and length and other changes:

  • NIH Grant Writing PPT | PDF
    This presentation reviews the grant writing and approval cycle, developing a timeline for grant writing and submission, and provides detailed information and specific strategies to write a competitive grant application.

  • NIH Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) PPT | PDF
    This presentation describes NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for community-based participatory research (CBPR), describes approaches on research on Native American populations, and offers tips for constructing a viable CBPR.

  • Mixed Methods Best Practices – from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
    This report outlines the importance of mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) research and provides information, resources, and strategies to develop a strong mixed methods research design. It consists of seven sections: The Need for Best Practices; The Nature and Design of Mixed Methods Research; Teamwork, Infrastructure, Resources, and Training for Mixed Methods Research; Developing an R Series Plan that Incorporates Mixed Methods Research; Beyond the R Series – High-Quality Mixed Methods Activities in Successful Fellowship, Career, Training, and Center Grant Applications; Reviewing Mixed Methods Applications; Overall Recommendations. This report can be accessed at mixed_methods_research/pdf/Best_Practices_for_Mixed_Methods_Research.pdf.

    Additional information can be found on the Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences website: mixed_methods_research/index.aspx.

  • The NIH Peer Review System PPT | PDF
    This presentation reviews the grant review process after it has been submitted, provides an overview of new NIH grant review criteria, describes what happens at an NIH study section meeting, and provides information to help applicants interpret a summary statement and prepare a revised application.

Last Updated September 23, 2011


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