Course Description

How does one choose between the NIH R01 and the smaller-format R-series mechanisms? Should you apply for a mentored K-series award instead? And what about the R15 or R34? A parent announcement or an RFA? In this course designed for new grantees, I will help clarify the role of each of these, and help you determine which one fits your particular project at a particular stage of your career.

Updated: August 25, 2020

CME Activity Term
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Original Release Date: August 30, 2021
Review Date (s): August 2, 2022
Termination Date: August 30, 2023

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This [webinar on Choosing Between R01, R21, and R03] was excellent, which I am sure you hear all the time. Even though I have done NSF applications for 15 years, this was wonderful knowledge for NIH that I needed (and in my humble opinion all newer grantees need).

Dr. Jorja Kimball, Executive Director of Division of Research

Texas A&M University

Excellent. I really appreciated the way the presenter walked us through the process and comparison. The [ESI status] timeline and discussion on 2 [R01 submission] cycles in addition to number of years on K [award] was particularly a very good piece of information…I took another webinar because I found this so informative and have recommended to several of my staff. Thanks!!

I would recommend this training to my early career faculty and early career research administrators and research development practitioners for a basic and better understanding of the funding mechanisms available at the National Institutes of Health.

Although I am familiar with most of the terminology and funding options- my knowledge came through my independent learning. The way these slides and training were organized with a broader view- the timing and the impact of each funding on the career was very innovative and eye opening.

Course Details

Who:  Grantees who are new to the NIH submission process.

When:  Available on demand

Cost:  $99

CME Learning Objectives

At the end of this 29-minute session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the differences between the common NIH grant applications
  2. Identify the mechanism that best fits their project and career stage at this time

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Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Meg Bouvier Medical Writing, LLC. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement 

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course content updated August 25, 2020. Content of this course was updated and re-recorded on this date. The content was accurate at that time. We recommend that you search for changes that may have occurred to the content since the recording date. Note that the course title may have been modified slightly since the recording.