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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This section provides general information regarding National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications. For complete policies and procedures for NIH awards, browse the Grants Policy Statement.

Application guide

Comprehensive guidance for research, training, fellowships, career development, multi-project, and small business applications.

Salary cap

Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards. If the PI salary is greater than the NIH salary cap, salary cap cost share is used to meet the effort commitment written in the proposal.

Public access policy

Public Access Policy requires that all investigators funded by the NIH submit an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication to PubMed Central. This should be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.


NIH Forms & Applications