As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to send out a couple of links and resources that may be helpful to C3 Communication clients as they think about applying for funding in 2019.
This site https://writedit.wordpress.com/nih-paylines-resources/ has a list of paylines by NIH institute, and also contains links to “cleared concepts” for funding by institute, which is helpful for planning. You can quickly see that some institutes have consistently better paylines, probably for multiple reasons, than others. NCI’s are among the worst, and NHLBI’s and NIAID’s among the best. At some of the institute individual pages, you have to go to the minutes to see what the cleared concepts are. The NIH will not be winning awards for highly user-friendly websites.
Diversifying your Funding Base
National Research Mentoring Network
Last, don’t forget about the National Researching Mentoring Network. https://nrmnet.net/ . I was at a conference last week where NRMN presented some of their data on how researchers who went through their programs were doing on getting funding, and it was impressive. One of their focuses is on helping researchers from underrepresented groups get funded, and they have workshops and resources to further this goal. You can also sign up to be a mentor or to be mentored by a more senior researcher.
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the holiday.