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Overview of the Grants Process

Step 1 – Getting Started
Learn about NIMH research areas, types of funding opportunities, strategic plans and funding priorities, and recently funded projects.
Step 2 – Applying for Funding
Find out what forms to use, how to apply, when deadlines are, tips for writing a successful application, and all about the transition to electronic grant submission.
Step 3 – Application Assignment and Review Process
Learn what reviewers are looking for in a grant application.
Step 4 – Your Application Has Been Peer Reviewed: Now What?
Find out what happens after a grant is reviewed, how to check the status of your application, and what else you may need to do to complete the application process.
Step 5 – Your Grant Has Been Funded
Congratulations! Understand what you must do, in addition to your research, during the grant period.