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NIH Standard R01 Proposal Checklist

Provided a finalized proposal is received within ORSP’s internal deadline, ORSP will check the following items on a standard unsolicited proposal under the National Institutes of Health’s parent R01 announcement when prepared as a Grants.gov application in the eRPM system. 

The numbering below corresponds to the numbering used on various Grants.gov pages in eRPM, not the number on the forms in the PHS SF424 R&R Application Guide.

 

Proposal Approval Form (PAF)

☐             Title corresponds to title on proposal

☐    Deadline is correct.

☐    Correct sponsor code assigned (an ORSP-only function).

☐    Class code is correct.

☐    Faculty named on PAF listed in proposal (and vice versa).

☐    Compliance factors (e.g. animal research, human subjects) are correctly identified and correspond to proposal.

☐    Start/end dates correspond to proposal.

☐    Budget corresponds to funding requested in proposal.

☐    Cost sharing corresponds to cost sharing provided in proposal.

☐    Indirect cost rate does not exceed rate appropriate to class code.

☐    Indirect cost rate corresponds to indirect cost rate used proposal.

☐    If applicable Sub-awardees have provided letters of commitment to participate and have FCOI compliant policies.

☐    Correct BAA/RFP/solicitation attached.

 

Cover Page

☐    1. Type of Submission correctly identified.

☐    4.a. Federal Identifier (if necessary) and Applicant Identifier entered.

☐    8. Type of Application correctly identified.

☐    12. Start/end dates consistent with PAF and remainder of proposal.

☐    15. Budget amounts consistent with PAF and remainder of proposal.

☐    19. Authorized representative’s email and phone changed to that of ORSP PR.

☐    20. Any cover letter correctly reference proposal title, program announcement, etc.  If a “New”

       application, cover letter does not reference prior submission(s).

 

Performance Site Locations

☐    All sub-awardees listed and correspond to those listed on PAF.

 

Other Project Information

☐    1-2. All Appropriate Boxes checked as needed (e.g. animal research, human subjects), consistent with PAF.

☐    6. International collaborators also listed on Performance Site Locations.

☐    7. Abstract does not exceed 30 lines.

☐    8. Narrative does not exceed 3 sentences.

☐    9. Bibliography/references included.

☐    10. Facilities and Other Resources included; no quantifiable financial information provided.

 

 

 

Senior/Key Person Profile

☐    Correct agency credential (i.e., Commons UserName) is correct.

☐    Biosketch attached.

☐    Current and Pending NOT attached.

 

PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement

☐    5. Human embryonic stem cells disclosed consistent with PAF.

 

Research & Related Budget

☐    Start/end dates consistent with PAF and remainder of proposal.

☐    Senior/key person requested effort in budget same as description in justification.

☐    Use of budget categories consistent with NIH requirements and U-M budgeting practices.

 

Budget Justification

☐    All Uniform Guidance (A-21) monitored costs appropriately justified.

☐    No hidden cost sharing.

 

Modular Budget

☐    Start/end dates consistent with PAF and remainder of proposal.

☐    Each year’s request a multiple of $25K; total direct costs no more than $250K.

☐    Use of budget categories consistent with NIH requirements and U-M budgeting practices.

 

Budget Justification

☐    Only personnel, consortia and varying number of modules (if needed) justified.

☐    No hidden cost sharing.

 

PHS 398 Research Plan

☐    2. Specific Aims no more than one page.

☐    3. Research Strategy no more than twelve pages.

☐    4-7. Human Subjects Section attachments included (if needed, per the PAF).

☐    8-13. Other Research Plan Section attachments included (if needed per the PAF or proposal).

☐    14. Appendix consistent with PHS SF424 R&R Application Guide and solicitation requirements.

 

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