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NIH Resources

National Institutes of HealthThe Office of Research and Engagement is invested in the success of UT’s NIH researchers. This page informs researchers of relevant resources at UT and NIH, provides easy access to information needed to prepare and submit a strong NIH proposal, simplifies the application process, and serves as a repository for frequently requested documents.

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UT Resources and Services

UT NIH Research Community

Become part of the UT NIH Research Community to share NIH news and announcements, to learn about funding opportunities, workshops, and speakers, to connect with potential collaborators across campus and beyond, and to crowdsource questions related to all aspects of the NIH grant process. Join the UT NIH Research Community.


For questions about NIH resources or the UT NIH Research Community, please contact
Jennifer Webster
(865) 974-2044

In addition to the resources below, ORE offers a range of Research Development support services.

Frequently Requested Information

These resources include templates for some required documents and checklists to simplify the application process. Documents will be updated as needed to respond to changes in NIH requirements. UT-specific text may be modified to suit the needs of your project.

Funding Opportunities

The majority of NIH extramural funding is awarded to unsolicited, investigator-initiated projects in response to Parent Announcements. If you would like to receive targeted NIH funding opportunities, please sign up for ORE’s weekly Funding Opportunities Digest here.

Proposal Strategy

These resources are a helpful starting point for making decisions about what type of funding opportunity best suits your project, which NIH institutes and centers might be interested in your research, which program officers you should contact to discuss your project and its fit with a particular institute or center mission and portfolio, which scientific review officers you should contact to ensure you have found the right study section to review your proposal, and who serves as reviewers on your study section. ORE recommends contacting agency officials and building relationships long before submitting your application.


New and Early Stage Investigators

NIH provides extra resources to support new and early stage investigators, such as a different peer review ranking system, special award mechanisms, and opportunities to participate in study section reviews.

Proposal Development

These resources include tips and tutorials for writing your application and other links that will be useful in the course of preparing your application for submission. See also Frequently Requested Information.

Peer Review

These resources provide information on the basics of NIH’s peer review system and the guidelines that are used to review applications. You can also view the names of the standing study section members who may review your proposal. ORE recommends that all researchers, including new and early stage investigators, volunteer to serve on NIH study sections, to learn about the process of peer review at NIH and ultimately to strengthen your own applications.

Award Stage

Post-award financial and non-financial requirements are managed by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Sponsored Projects Accounting, in collaboration with principal investigators and departmental staff.