Preparing to Apply

Preparing to Apply

Preparing to Apply


Relevant instructions and documents for preparing your application:

OSP Review Plan

UAB Extramural Checklist (Instructions)

Preparing an application for NIH funding can seem overwhelming at times. The OSP is here to help you navigate the proposal process to ensure that the preparation and submission of your proposal(s) to NIH goes smoothly. Please be sure to contact your OSP Officer well in advance of your intent to submit an NIH application so that he or she can work closely with you to ensure compliance with NIH policies and guidelines as well as those of UAB. Good planning will minimize the possibility of any error correction activity endangering your ability to meet the NIH deadline. A strong, well written and prepared proposal submitted in a timely manner will improve your chances for securing NIH funding. We look forward to working closely with our community to help each and every one reach their research goals.

NIH's Planning You Application page offers tips and strategies for planning and organizing your application.

Other Resources

UAB Extramural Checklist (Form)

UAB General Information

eRA Commons

eRA Commons User Guide

eRA Commons Account Registration Form

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

NIH Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications

NIH New and Early Stage Investigator Policies