Friday, June 10, 2011

What is the difference between an R01, and R03 and an R21?

This is a common question as you begin to prepare research grant applications. How do you select the correct mechanism when applying for a parent announcement? Contrary to popular belief, this should not just depend on how much money you need. Rather, the type of grant mechanism to apply for is dictated by your research plan. What do you hope to accomplish? Is this an exploratory project to try a new method that can then be turned into a large-scale study? If so, consider applying for the R21. Is this a smaller-scale study that can be completed in 2 years? If so, consider applying for the R03.

For more information and definitions of the various R series grants from NIH, click here.

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