What awardees should know
The information in this section is intended to help you manage your grant. If you have specific questions about the technical or financial aspects of your grant, please contact the Grants Management Specialist listed in Electronic Research Administration (eRa) Commons .
Once you’ve received your award
- Read the Welcome Wagon Letter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for helpful information about the administrative and fiscal management of your NIH award.
- Read the Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants . Make sure you are aware of actions that may require prior notification and approval from NIH.
- Read the NIH Weekly Guide for Grants and Contracts to keep up with any policy changes that may affect your grant.
What do I do if I need to transfer my award to a new university or institution?
Many National Institute of Health (NIH) grant mechanisms allow the principal investigator to bring their grants with them when they change recipient organizations. Learn more about the process of transferring your award when Moving to a Different Organization.
Research and funding: Policies and procedures
NIH-wide grant management policies
- Intellectual Property and Invention Reporting Policy
Learn about reporting inventions arising from federally funded research projects to the government agency that funded the project.
- Public Access to NIH-Sponsored Publications Policy
Learn about the NIH public access policy which requires researchers to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication.
- NIH-Wide Data Sharing Policy
Learn what investigators and institutions should expect under the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy and the 2023 NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy.
- NIH Grants Policy & Compliance
Learn more about the NIH Grants Policy Statement from the NIH Central Resource for Grants and Funding Information.
- Animal Research Policies
NIMH-specific grant management policies
- NIMH Guidance on Conducting Research with Participants at Elevated Risk for Suicide: Considerations for Researchers
- Guidance for Applicants Following the Report of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup on Genomics
- NIMH Recruitment of Participants in Clinical Research Policy
- NIMH Resources for Human Subjects Research
- Funding and Policy Announcements
- NIMH Policy Governing Independent Safety Monitors and Independent Data and Safety Monitoring Boards