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SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates

Budget-Related Templates

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Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Sample Applications and Summary Statements

Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources



Perspectives on Scientific Writing

Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation

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Grant Award Databases


Discover what has been and is being funded by searching the grant award databases maintained by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.




NSF Award Search


Research Funding Sources



NIH Guide: Funding Opportunities and Notices


NSF: Find Funding


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Food and Drug Administration: Assistance/Grants Opportunities Page


Health Resources and Services Administration


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration


Arkansas Department of Health: Grant and Bid Opportunities



Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs


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Office of Naval Research: Science & Technology – Contract & Grants


U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL): Broad Agency Announcements



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Grant Application Guides


NIH Application Guides


NSF Proposal Policies & Procedures Guide, January 2017


SciCom-Prepared SF424 (R&R) Application Templates

Specific Aims and Research Strategy_ NIH SF424

Human Subjects Research – Clinical Trials_ NIH SF424

Human Subjects Research – Non-Clinical Trials_ NIH SF424

Vertebrate Animal Section_ NIH SF424

Justification for Non-Human Subjects Research_ NIH SF424

Margins, headings, and text in these Word templates are formatted to NIH specifications, and the guidelines for preparing the various sections, including the cover letter, are embedded.

Facilities and Other Resources Template_SF424

Equipment Template_SF424

Budget-Related Templates


Budget Preparation Template_SF424


Budget Justification Template_SF424


Letters of Support


Letter of Support Template


The Excel budget preparation template for the SF424 application was prepared according to NIH budget requirements: all you need to do is to plug in the numbers. It contains worksheets for salary and fringe benefits; equipment, travel, and support; and direct and indirect costs and fees for each year of a five-year budget. Please note that the indirect rate in the budget preparation template is 49%. For any project starting after July 1, 2018, the indirect rate will need to be changed to 50%.

Advice and Guidance


The links below take you to a wealth of resources on grantsmanship and peer review, as well as writing for peer-reviewed publication.

Grantsmanship Resources at NIH

Learn the skills you need to plan and write grant applications for submission to NIH or any other funding source.


Grants Basics


Plan Your Application


Write Your Application


Grant Writing Tip Sheets


All About Grants Podcasts


Get Connected


The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases website offers both seasoned and new investigators sound guidance on developing a solid strategy for obtaining grant funding.

Sample Applications & More


Learn from others’ success. These successful applications, together with their summary statements, offer practical examples of grantsmanship techniques, as well as allowing you to judge for yourself what contributed to their success. The Samples and Examples site includes a wide selection of various types of pre-and post-award NIH documents.


Prepare Your Application


Information for New Investigators


Samples and More


Peer-Review Resources at NIH

Understanding peer review at NIH is a key ingredient for success.


NIH Peer Review Policies & Practices


Peer Review Process


NIH Peer Review Revealed–YouTube Videos


Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Home Page


Find a Study Section


Become a Reviewer


Early Career Reviewer Program

Peer-Reviewed Publication Resources


Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations).


The ICMJE Recommendations developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, forms the basis for the publication guidelines of many peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to publishing and editorial issues and guidelines on manuscript preparation, the Uniform Requirements deals with ethical considerations including authorship and contributorship, editorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, privacy and confidentiality, and the protection of human subjects and animals in research.



AMA Manual of Style


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association


Perspectives on Scientific Writing

“The Science of Scientific Writing: If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs” by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan [American Scientist 1990;78 (Nov-Dec):550-558]


The complexity of scientific concepts, data, and analysis need not make scientific writing difficult to read, Gopen and Swan argue; poor rhetorical technique in structuring the information is rather to blame. Rhetoric has to do with the technique and rules of using language effectively. Guided by the fundamental concept of reader expectations, their approach offers “rhetorical principles that can produce clarity in communication without oversimplifying scientific issues,” as well as some useful tools for writers to analyze their writing and, hopefully, improve its clarity.


“Scientific Writing as an Art and as a Science” by Robert C. Goldbort [Journal of Environmental Health 2001; Mar 1]


“Recipe for a Quality Scientific Paper: Fulfill Readers’ and Reviewers’ Expectations” by Yaoqi Zhou


“Right Your Writing” by Bob Grant [The Scientist 2009; Nov 1]


“10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly” by Michael C. Munger [The Chronicle of Higher Education 2010; Sept 6]


“The Results Are Not Perfect” by A. Jay Block [Chest 1999;115(5):1223-1231]


Perspectives on Manuscript Preparation


“Organizing the Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia [In: Biomedical Communication: Selected AMWA Workshops. Bethesda, Md: American Medical Writers Association; 2001:101-116]


“Checklists for Writing a Biomedical Paper” by Marianne Mallia


“Preparing Manuscripts for Submission to Medical Journals: The Paper Trail” by H. Gilbert Welch [Effective Clinical Practice 1999; May/June]


“Scientific Writing of Novice Researchers: What Difficulties and Encouragements Do They Encounter?” by Jatin Shah, Anand Shah, and Ricardo Pietrobon [Academic Medicine 2009;84(4):511-516]


“Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals: Common Errors and Helpful Solutions” by Claire Johnson and Bart Green [Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapy 2009;32:1-12]


“Ten Principles to Improve the Likelihood of Publication of a Scientific Manuscript” by James M. Provenzale [American Journal of Roentgenology 2007;188(5):1179-1182]


“Writing for Publication — A Guide for New Authors” By Nancy Dixon [International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2001;13(5):417-421]


“Writing It Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publication for Beginning Investigators” By Mark A. Kliewer American Journal of Roentgenology 2005;185(3):591-596]


Links updated December 7, 2017.