PSOM Proposal Template Resources

Proposal Section/Grant Resources Description Web Pages/Examples
Resources and Environment

Describe how the scientific environment in which the research will be done contributes to the probability of success (e.g., institutional support, physical resources, and intellectual rapport). In describing the scientific environment in which the work will be done, discuss ways in which the proposed studies will benefit from unique features of the scientific environment or from unique subject populations or how studies will employ useful collaborative arrangements.

Visit the links to the right for information you may find useful in writing the Resources & Environment Section of your proposal(s).

Research Strategy/ Outreach

Broader Impact/Community Engagement: Investigators seeking to promote scientific literacy and public engagement should provide a rationale for how they will share their research with community stakeholders and in what format. Investigators need to succinctly describe a clear plan for recruitment, participation, resources, and evaluation. For assistance in developing a broader impact project or leveraging existing NSF/NIH community outreach programs within PSOM, please contact Jamie Shuda, Director of Life Science Outreach and Education, PSOM/IRM.

Data Sharing

Investigators seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs (exclusive of consortium F&A) in any budget period are expected to include a brief 1-paragraph description of how final research data will be shared, or explain why data-sharing is not possible (for example human subject concerns, the Small Business Innovation Development Act provisions, etc.). Specific FOAs may require that all applications include this information regardless of the dollar level. Applicants are encouraged to read the FOA carefully and discuss their data-sharing plan with their program contact at the time they negotiate an agreement with the Institute/Center (IC) staff to accept assignment of their application. For more information, see the NIH Data Sharing Policy or the NIH Guide Notice on Sharing Research Data. View NIH Example

Letters of Support

Attach all appropriate letters of support, including any letters necessary to demonstrate the support of consortium participants and collaborators such as Senior/Key Personnel and Other Significant Contributors included in the grant application. For general guidance on what to include and how to request an institutional letter of support from School leadership please contact Kayvon Nikoo, Associate Director, Research and Research Training

Multi PI Leadership Plan

A rationale for choosing a multiple PD/PI approach should be described. The governance and organizational structure of the leadership team and the research project should be described, including communication plans, processes for making decisions on scientific direction, and procedures for resolving conflicts. The roles and administrative, technical, and scientific responsibilities for the project or program should be delineated for the PD/PIs and other collaborators.

If budget allocation is planned, the distribution of resources to specific components of the project or the individual PD/PIs should be delineated in the Multiple PD/PI Leadership Plan. In the event of an award, the requested allocations may be reflected in a footnote on the Notice of Grant Award.

Animal Resources

For assistance in crafting animal resources and specific text relevant to your proposal please contact Kayvon Nikoo, Associate Director, Research, and Research Training.

Multi PI plan examples

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

The Fiscal Years 2023–2027 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) (the Plan) articulates NIH’s commitment to embracing, strengthening, and integrating DEIA across all NIH activities to achieve the agency’s mission. It represents one facet of NIH’s stewardship of federal dollars and contributes to maintaining transparency and accountability to its community.

Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (OIDE) sample grant text

T32 Template Language

The offices of BGS and Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) organize NIH-mandated components of T32 training for biomedical trainees in the areas of responsible conduct of research and scientific rigor and reproducibility, individual development plans (IDP's) and career development support. The offices also work with the office of PSOM Research Training Programs to organize recruitment of trainees from diverse backgrounds. (Contact: Judy Jackson, Administrative Director, BGS)

Training Grant Information

T32 Harassment and Discrimination Protections Letter

Per NOT-OD-19-029, For Institutional Training (T) Applications (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4):
As part of the Letters of Support on the PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan form, applications must now include a signed letter on institutional letterhead from a President, Provost, Dean, Department Chair, or other key institutional leader that describes institutional commitment for protections.

S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant Resources The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated instrumentation system. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, flow cytometers, and biomedical imagers.

Every instrument awarded by an S10 grant is to be used on a shared basis.