Monday, March 18, 2013

More Sample NIH Funded Grant Proposals

Given the demand for sample NIH R01, R03, R21 and other proposals, here are links to more sample grant proposals:
Interestingly, more and more of the previously publicly-available sample NIH grant proposals from universities around the country are becoming available only to faculty and staff.  Ultimately, funded proposals are all public materials.  You can request a copy of a funded proposal from any researcher and they should provide it to you.  Some may be more secretive about sharing this information, and others may outright try to keep it from you, but ultimately due to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should should be able to receive a copy.  The NIH FOIA Office has more details on these requests here.  Our taxpayer dollars are paying for these research projects, and more information should be available to the people who work hard every day for the tax dollars to be taken out of their paychecks to fund research grants. 

The NIH Public Access Policy started off on the right track as it was created to make research findings more accessible to everyone.  However, the publishing industry managed to put systems in place that have still weakened this policy's effect.  I hope that more researchers will decide to be forthcoming with their research proposals and share them for the benefit of younger researchers who are new to grant proposal writing and would like to see successful samples. 

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