This page summarizes the major mechanisms NIGMS uses to fund research grants and lists special areas of interest where appropriate. It also lists several types of administrative supplements available to principal investigators with active NIGMS research grants. For those who would like more detailed information, references are given to specific issues of the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in which the announcements of various grant mechanisms and program emphases appeared.
The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to convey policy and administrative information and to help interested individuals and organizations keep informed of opportunities, requirements and changes in grant and contract activities administered by NIH components.
The particular set of forms used to apply for an NIH grant depends on which grant mechanism is to be used and whether an electronic or paper application is required. Complete information regarding forms, deadlines and other NIH policies is available on the NIH Web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm.