Funding Process

Reviewed February 29, 2012

Review of Grant Applications

Frequently Asked Questions About Review

1. Who to Contact 

In general, you need not contact NIAMS after submitting your application. If there is any further information or material needed, NIAMS will contact you. 

However, if you must contact NIAMS, the appropriate personnel to contact are:

(a) BEFORE REVIEW of your application - the Scientific Review Administrator (SRA) identified on the card you received from the NIH; and 

(b) AFTER REVIEW - the Program official identified on the card.

PLEASE NOTE: The program official (but not the SRA) may give you information on the outcome of the review meeting (such as priority score). 

2. Who to Contact Before Review 

Until the time of the review meeting, all correspondence about your application should be directed to the Scientific Review Administrator (SRA) identified on the card you received from the NIH

3. Who to Contact after Review 

After the review meeting, all correspondence about your application should be directed to the Program official) identified on the card you received from the NIH. PLEASE NOTE: The program official (but not the SRA) may give you information on the outcome of the review meeting (such as priority score).

4. How to Identify a Study Section Where Your Grant Should Be Reviewed (Self Referral)

http://cms.csr.nih.gov/PeerReviewMeetings/CSRIRGDescription/ 

5. What Happens to Your Research Project Grant (R01/R03/R21) Application after it Is Received for Peer Review

6. Will an application be reviewed by a CSR Study Section or a NIAMS Study Section

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) manages the initial review groups that review most of the investigator-initiated applications. The awarding institutes and centers (ICs) manage the review of applications submitted in response to special solicitations and for unique programs (RFAs - requests for applications (grants) or. RFPs - requests for proposals (contracts).