Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 11, pp 1587–1595

Demystifying the NIH Grant Application Process

  • Karina M. Berg
  • Thomas M. Gill
  • Arleen F. Brown
  • Judy Zerzan
  • Joann G. Elmore
  • Ira B. Wilson
Clinical Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11606-007-0301-6

Cite this article as:
Berg, K.M., Gill, T.M., Brown, A.F. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2007) 22: 1587. doi:10.1007/s11606-007-0301-6


The process of applying to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for grant funding can be daunting. The objective of this article is to help investigators successfully navigate the NIH grant application process. We focus on the practical aspects of this process, which are commonly learned through trial and error. Our target audience is generalist faculty and fellows who are applying for NIH funding to support their career development or a clinical research project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karina M. Berg
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Gill
    • 2
  • Arleen F. Brown
    • 3
  • Judy Zerzan
    • 4
  • Joann G. Elmore
    • 5
  • Ira B. Wilson
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services ResearchUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Health Services Research & DevelopmentVA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattleUSA
  5. 5.University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  6. 6.Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy StudiesTufts-New England Medical CenterBostonUSA
  7. 7.Department of MedicineTufts-New England Medical CenterBostonUSA