Sample Behavioral Research Grant Applications

Six investigators and their organizations agreed to let the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) post excerpts of their grant applications to demonstrate what a successful grant application looks like.

Sample Applications

Sexual Health Empowerment for Cervical Health Literacy and Cancer Prevention

Principal Investigator

Megha Ramaswamy

Megha Ramaswamy, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Vegetable Garden Feasibility Trial to Promote Function in Older Cancer Survivors

Principal Investigator

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


A Primary Care Multilevel mHealth Colorectal Cancer Screening (mCRC) Intervention

Principal Investigator

David P. Miller

David P. Miller, MD, MS Exit Disclaimer
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Participant Beliefs and Bias in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator

Judy R. Rees

Judy R. Rees, B.M., B.Ch., M.P.H., Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Dartmouth College

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Constituent Yields and Biomarkers of Exposure for Tobacco Product Regulation

Principal Investigator

Irina Stepanov

Irina Stepanov, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Grant Mechanism & Award Number


Multisensory Processing Across Lifespan and Links to Cognition

Principal Investigator

Mark T. Wallace

Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D. Exit Disclaimer
Vanderbilt University

Grant Mechanism & Award Number



BRP is grateful to the investigators who enabled our program to deliver this valuable resource. Please note that certain details are redacted, such as social security numbers, budgets, and home addresses. Additionally, to minimize the file size, BRP excluded sections of the original application that provide routine details, such as lists of performance sites and key personnel, biographical sketches, and bibliographies. As a result, SF424 (R&R) sections do not appear in these samples.

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