Subject: [Osppi] Advance to Funding: MW CTR-IN’s pre-submission grant review program accepting applications

The MW CTR-IN program is happy to announce that the Advance to Funding (ATF) program is open on a first come first serve basis throughout the year. The ATF is available to all clinical translational research (CTR) faculty from the University of Idaho and the other 12 partner institutions of the Mountain West region who are interested in having their R-type NIH grants reviewed externally by leaders in the field of CTR. For more information on eligibility requirements and instructions on submitting your draft proposal to the ATF program, please see the following information and web links below.

Advance-to-Funding program Website:

Advance-to-Funding program application requirements and instructions:

The Advance to Funding (ATF) Program is a pre-submission mock grant review process for faculty who are submitting their R-type application to the NIH. The ATF Program provides the opportunity to submit their R-type grant proposals for a mock review and for scientific editing prior to submission to the funding agency.

Applicants of this program will receive insight into the grant review process and help to improve their science and format of their applications, thereby increasing their chances for success. The process requires internal submission of planned R application usually at least two months in advance of NIH deadlines. New and revised applications will be considered at least one month in advance of the NIH deadline on a rolling basis. This will be an expedited review of revised applications. Up to 3 ATF reviewers will then discuss the applications during a teleconference and provide verbal, as well as, written suggested feedback for incorporation into the final proposal. It is suggested that both PIs and, their mentor (if possible), attend the teleconferenced mock study section where the grants are discussed.

Please kindly share with faculty members and contact Dr. Ruben Dagda (email: for any further questions on the ATF Program. Thank you.


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