US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is a medical research agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. Through grant programs, the NIH provides support for research grants to career development awards, research training and fellowships, and centre grants.
Key dates are located within each Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
The Macquarie University submission date is 4 weeks prior to the funding agency due date and requires the full draft application to be submitted via PURE.
Changes to Eligibility for DVCR Co-Funding
Eligibility for the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by the Macquarie University submission date. Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding. In most cases, researchers request cash contributions, such as project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships, and major equipment, from the DVCR via the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme to support their external funding applications. To be eligible to request this DVCR Co-Funding, grant applications must be submitted internally, via Pure, by the Macquarie University submission date.
|How to Apply|
1. Complete the MQ Notification Of Intent (NOI)
2. Communicate with the Funding Scheme Program Director The program director (also referred to as program manager or program officer) is an excellent resource to clarify something contradictory or ambiguous in the funding guidelines, guidance on whether your project is a good fit for the funding agency or scheme, or getting to know and understand the process overall. When contacting the program director, it is important not to ask questions which are provided in the material or inundate them with questions. You can find contact information for the program managers on the FOA under Grantor Contact Information. Note that it is quite common to get funding from the NIH without program director contact.
3. Access application from Grants.gov, review funding announcement and create a Grants.gov account (if you do not already have one)
To create an account with Grants.gov click “register” in the top right-hand side of the webpage. To register as an MQ employee you will need to input our UEI/DUNS number which is 749953444. Macquarie University Research Services will approve investigator’s affiliation so to allow the application to progress.
4. Foreign Justification
5. Complete the Application
For your sub-awardees (applications led by another institution) it is recommended that you download and send the forms directly to them to complete, especially the budget (R&R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 5 YR 30 ATT).
6. Submit application in PURE
7. Submission to funder
For sub-awardees (applications led by another institution), the MQ co-PI must submit completed documentations via PURE for HoD and ADR approval, see below.
1. Complete the Application forms, as directed by the lead institution
2. Submit application in PURE, with a note indicating when the lead institution has requested for the forms to be submitted to them
3. Submit to the lead institution when HoD and ADR approvals have been obtained in PURE.
The MQ internal deadline for sub-awardees is 4 weeks prior to the funding agency due date.
MQ Related Policies
US Public Health Service Financial Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Procedures
|Key Changes coming in 2023|
Beginning 25 January 2023
NIH requires researchers to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan. This policy applies to all research, funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of scientific data. A Plan will be submitted with any grant application. Plans should include the following elements:
NIH strongly encourages the use of established repositories to the extent possible for preserving and sharing scientific data.
Once a grant has been awarded, the Plan becomes part of the award's terms and conditions. NIH expects researchers and institutions to implement data management and sharing practices as described in their approved Plan. Compliance with the Plan, including any Plan updates, may be reviewed during regular reporting intervals.
To learn more about the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and the support available, please visit the pages linked below.
In the first instance, contact your Faculty Research Office
Information and Compliance