Principal Investigators Association

NIH Institutional Support: Use Your

Environmental Section to Convince Reviewers


The revised NIH grant application form now demands specific information regarding how your environment uniquely contributes to your research’s success. This new requirement —one of the five key criteria the agency scrutinizes as part of the review process — is both an opportunity and a challenge.

NIH reviewers want to ensure you will have the resources — meaning the institutional support, equipment and physical items — you need to successfully complete your proposed investigation. Additionally, they want to know of any unique features of your scientific environment, subject populations or collaborative arrangements that will benefit your project.

Increase your NIH funding chances by taking advantage of this unique informational pack:

New NIH R01 Grant Special Report:
Prove Your Environment Supports Your Research

One of the core criteria National Institutes of Health (NIH) reviewers use to score your grant application is the Environment in which you perform the research.

Inside this 30-pg special report, you will find step-by-step expert guidance, including:

  • Environment is key for early-stage investigators: How to show your institution supports you
  • Underscore your research’s feasibility by demonstrating 2 critical factors in your Environment section
  • Colleagues play an important role … what details you should exploit and what you can leave out
  • Defining “major” equipment — know where to draw the line
  • Ensure you carefully formulate your sharing plans; or pay the price later
  • And more!

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60-Minute On-Demand Webinar:
NIH Institutional Support: Use Your Environmental Section to Convince Reviewers

This uniquely focused webinar will review the specific information NIH expects and how reviewers process it. It will also give you hints and strategies for using this section to further set your application apart and enhance your chances of success.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Highlight what is important and unique about your research
  • Succinctly differentiate your environment from your competitors’
  • Demonstrate institutional commitment, particularly if you’re an Early Stage Investigator
  • Describe your environment and equipment in an engaging way to keep the reader’s interest
  • Express independence, if an Early Stage or New Investigator, and more!

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The informational products above are brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The products presented and its 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.