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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Contacts in the Division of Sponsored Programs

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Please see the DSP Staff Directory

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See also (a) NIH News Flashes; (b) NIH Extramural Nexus bimonthly newsletter for updates on NIH policies and activities. 

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Electronic Grant Submission 

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Final Report Preparation


  • For federal funding, the general description of subject inventions, which must be reported to the federal government, is found in 37 C.F.R. Part 401:  

    (c) The term invention means any invention or discovery which is or may be patentable or otherwise protectable under Title 35 of the United States Code, or any novel variety of plant which is or may be protectable under the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq. ).
    (d) The term subject invention means any invention of a contractor conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the performance of work under a funding agreement; provided that in the case of a variety of plant, the date of determination (as defined in section 41(d) of the Plant Variety Protection Act, 7 U.S.C. 2401(d)) must also occur during the period of contract performance.

Forms and Application Instructions

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NIH Grants Policy

NIH Guide Listing of Funding Opportunities

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NIH Home Page

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Proposal Preparation

  • Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020

  • Table 3 training data table
  • Table 3 participating personnel as shown in last new or competitive application
  • S10 Table (grants awarded or installed in past five years)
  • Institutional Commitment - Prevent Discriminatory Harassment

  • Per the most recent NIH notice “...the information regarding an institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, and oversight are in place to prevent discriminatory harassment and other discriminatory practices is to be included in the same letter with the information about the applicant institutional commitment to the planned program.”

    To meet this new requirement we offer the a letter template.  Please work with your pertinent Dean or DEO to add the departmental commitment information as applicable, obtain the Dean or DEO signature and email the letter to  The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) will copy to letterhead and obtain the VPR’s signature.

    Institutional Commitment - Family-friendly Environments

  • Should an NIH funding announcement state an "institutional support letter must also include an additional, separate paragraph that describes the institution’s efforts to provide family-friendly environments, accommodations and leave policies" see here for text you can add to the letter. If space is limited you can omit the Charter Committee information.


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Research Training and Research Career Development

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UI Archival  Data Storage Support for NIH Data Sharing Plans

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Other Useful Links

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