Proposal Development Resources
NSF and NIH Policy and Grant Application Changes for 2016
The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are implementing several policy changes which affect grant application content and organization.
- National Science Foundation Significant Changes and Clarifications to NSF’s Proposal & Awards Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) are summarized online. The January 2016 Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), or the full PAPPG, also are available for download. Changes are effective for proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2016
- Sponsored Research Services has prepared a Requirements for an NSF Proposal document (eff. 1/25/16).
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is implementing several significant policy changes in 2016 regarding grant application preparation and review, including the requirement to address scientific premise and rigor. Phase 1 changes were effective for applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2016. Phase 2 changes will be implemented for proposals due on or after May 25, 2016.
- For a comprehensive summary of changes and list of relevant NIH notices, click here.
- NOT-OD-16-004 provides a summary of policy changes affecting grant applications with links to detailed Notices.
- Visit the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for the correct version of forms (Forms Version C or Forms Version D).
- A new HTML version of the March 25, 2016 application guide for Phase 2 is now available.
- Quick links to templates and instructions for various forms can be found here.
- Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, discusses "Updates on Addressing Rigor in Your NIH Applications" in a Jan. 11, 2016 blog.
- Sponsored Research Services, research administration services of Texas A&M University
Research Proposal Development for Large, Multidisciplinary Groups
- Pre-proposal Funding Request Guidelines for large, multidisciplinary grant proposals to federal agencies
- Data Management Plans
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Guides to Writing Successful Proposals
- Individual Development Plans (NIH)
- Post Doc Mentoring (NSF)
- Programs to Enhance Diversity
- Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
- Freelance Editors, a list maintained by the Texas A&M University Writing Center
- AuthorAID list of Language Editing Services
- Large, Complex, Multi-disciplinary Proposal Support
- National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
- NIH Regional Seminar, Program Funding and Grants Administration 2014 Presentation Materials
- ORCID, providing persistent, unique identifiers to researchers.
- ProQuest Databases
- Site Visit Support
- Subject Librarians at the Texas A&M University Libraries
* via the Texas A&M University Libraries search results page
† direct connection if you are on the university intranet