How to apply...
Prepare and submit Form PHS 398 (Rev. 5/01) according to modified (simplified) instructions in the AREA Program Guidelines. Form PHS 398 may be obtained from NIH's Extramural Research Home Page http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm and the Program Guidelines from the AREA home page http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group and for program relevance by a national advisory council/board. When scientific merit and program relevance are essentially equivalent, funding preference is given to institutions with a strong record of educating undergraduates who have subsequently obtained doctoral degrees in the health sciences.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.