Research and Funding

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make sure that NIA will accept my application?

While nothing can guarantee that the NIA will accept your application, a good strategy is to contact Institute staff before you submit anything. For some large applications requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs for at least one year, Institute permission is required for NIH to accept the application. Although Institute permission is not required for other applications, contact NIA staff to ascertain interest in the work that you want to pursue. This is the best way to avoid the dispiriting experience of getting an unreviewed application back from the Center for Scientific Review.