Funding Mechanisms

Uses knowledge of the various NIH funding mechanisms and announcements to communicate accurate and essential information throughout the award process.

Key Behaviors:

  • Participates in the development of FOAs/Solicitations, as appropriate.
  • Maintains and applies knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms (grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts), activity codes, and structure of the NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Solicitations.
  • Provides knowledge and guidance on available resources and FOA/Solicitation-specific information.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.