CORE Grant Tips
Prepare to Apply - Start Early!
The CORE Grants application process requires close coordination between investigators and grants administrators. Work with your institution's central grants office early to learn how your institution is managing the submission process.
All Principal Investigators must have a proposalCENTRAL account. If your institution is not already listed in the proposalCENTRAL system, you will need to work with your grants administrator to get your institution registered.
Your proposalCENTRAL account will stay with you throughout your career. The same account can be affiliated with multiple institutions. You are responsible for maintaining your account information.
Find Funding Opportunity Announcements
All applications must be in response to an FOA and application packages are specific to individual FOAs. Always be sure to read the grant mechanism FOA in full and refer to it often to ensure you are meeting all of the requirements of the funding society.
Other Helpful Sites
Planning to use animals in your research?
Refer to the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Planning to use human subjects in your research?
Read the Belmont Report, a summary of the ethical principles to be used in research with human subjects, developed by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
The Office for Human Research Protections offers many resources including:
- Human Subject Assurance Training online and it is available to investigators as a tutorial.
- Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Public Welfare, Department of Health and Human Services, part 46, Protection of Human Subjects
The NIH offers a new course entitled Protecting Human Research Participants. This is a new course, with new content and replaces the previous Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course as of March 1, 2008.