R01 - The research project grant

Basic info

  • Used to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed research project
  • NIH's most commonly used grant program
  • No specific dollar limit unless specified in FOA
  • Advance permission required for $500K or more (direct costs) in any year
  • Generally awarded for 3 -5 years
  • All ICs utilize
  • Modular budget process typically available – see below for details

Proposal process

Funding opportunities & Forms

  • Parent Program Announcement (PA) - links to current Parent Announcement page, select the PA for R01’s.  Download the Adobe proposal form – open document – select “Apply for Grant Electronically” – download application package to desktop, or, if utilizing GAMS/FastGrant, simply print up the PA for guidelines and download the Adobe application package to help demystify the perceived magnitude of the task ahead.
  • Search NIH for current opportunities 

Other resources

Samples and forms