March 31, 2016--In October 2015, NIH announced updates to the application instructions and review criteria for most research grants and individual mentored career development awards. These updates instruct applicants to address key areas NIH deems important for enhancing rigor and transparency in research. Additional recent changes were also implemented in the form of a new biosketch format and updated vertebrate animal requirements.
UCLA CTSI has compiled resources to help with understanding current and future changes and provides helpful tools, tips and templates. These include:
You can also view our Funding Search Tools, Grant-Writing Tips and Templates for other information. Our Funding portal also provides samples of past applications and letters of support, boilerplate text, and information on how to receive grants submission support.