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R01 Guidance Summary

Below are guidelines for NIH R01 submission, multidisciplinary studies (R01 Clinical Trial Optional).

Application Components

Click the button below for a PDF with general guidelines of NIH R01 appclication components. Pleae refer to the specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for specific instructions.

General Information

Project Period

  • The maximum project period is five years.


  • Direct Cost Limit: $500,000 per year
  • Indirect Cost Rate: five percent (5%) MTDC for On-Campus Research
  • Cost Share: Not Required

Submitting to SHP–R&I

  • Only submit final versions of required items (excluding the budget).
  • Please submit required items upon completion. Do not submit at the deadline.
  • Additional items may be requested throughout the application.

Post Submission

  • After you submit, you will receive a series of emails from the OSP Officer. Feel free to check the assembled application in eRA Commons.
  • When you receive your Summary Statement from the sponsor, please forward to Jill Meredith via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Formatting

  • Font Type: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia.
  • Font Color: Black.
  • Font Size: 11-point or larger.
  • Symbols: May be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; font size requirement still applies.
  • Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, Charts, Tables, Figure Legends, and Footnotes: May be a smaller font, but must still be black color.
  • Margins: At least one-half (1/2) inch at the top, bottom, left and right.
  • Header and Footer: Do not include any information in the header or footer of the attachments. The header and footer will be system-generated.
  • Application: Must be submitted by the OSP Officer via ASSIST by 5:00 pm central time on the due date.
  • ASSIST ID: 0000000 https://public.era.nih.gov/assist
  • SHP – OR stands for School of Health Professions Office of Research
  • You may follow this link to the Application Form Instructions NIH website for a detailed submission guide.

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