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NIH vs. NSF: A Comparison & Guide for Biomedical Researchers Seeking Grants


NIH or NSF:  To Which Should You Apply?


By now, chances are you are familiar with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its process for awarding grants, but how much do you know about the National Science Foundation (NSF)? Could it also be your next funding ally?

Find out if your research has a high likelihood of funding with NIH, NSF or both by digging into PIA’s latest Special Report NIH vs. NSF: A Comparison & Guide for Biomedical Researchers Seeking Grants.

This thorough special report takes a closer look at each of these funding agencies, their missions, size, budgets and scopes of operation, so you can gain a clear understanding of the criteria they use and steps they follow when choosing the projects they fund.


Get answers to these every day questions, among others:

  • Can I submit the same proposal to both NIH and NSF?
  • What are the most striking differences between the agencies?
  • How do their budgets compare?
  • What if my proposal doesn’t have any biomedical relevance, will the NIH review it?
  • How can I determine how much grant money to request?

Limited-Time Offer: Purchase this 10-pg. Special Report in digital (PDF) format at the special rate of $99 (reg. price $179).


The informational products above are brought to you as training tools by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The products presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.

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