Office of

College of Human Medicine

Assisting with NIH Grants

Assisting with NIH Grants

Become familiar with NIH Specific Information
Because so many of the funding opportunities your faculty will pursue are offered by the National Institutes of Health, it is important to become familiar with the NIH website. Especially helpful to a Research Administrator is the information on the website designed to assist in the actual electronic submission process required for NIH.

Important NIH Links

How to Apply
This link describes in detail important information about submission basics such as what type of application will be needed (paper or electronic) and which forms are necessary, as well as links to contacts, important deadlines, a general timeline and guidelines for tracking your application through the process.

Specific subtitles under this topic that are helpful are:

Award Management:
Management of the award is also critical to research administration. Visit the Award Management page of the NIH website for some helpful information to help you prepare to manage your faculty member's grant (both pre-award and post-award).

NIH Public Access Policy:
The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit journal articles that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central ( The Policy requires that these articles be accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help advance science and improve human health.

NIH Electronic Submission Information:
As a Research Administrator in CHM, you need to be aware of the electronic submission process in place to submit NIH grants in order to assist your faculty members. Visit these pages to read more about this topic:

NIH help from Contract and Grants Administration (CGA) at MSU:
In addition to the information that is available at the NIH website, our own Contract and Grants Administration (CGA) office at MSU can offer much assistance with your grant submission questions. All federal electronic grant submissions are entered through one central submission point at by our CGA staff and the CGA staff can help you get ready!

There are many pieces of helpful information, but as a Research Administrator it is likely that the most important information for you on the NIH website are available at the following links: