The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a major funder of behavioral science research in the US, but the NIH system can be daunting to students and early-career researchers who are just learning the grant funding ropes. Fortunately, NIH provides a variety of resources for those wishing to learn more. One such resource is the “All About Grants” podcast series, which covers a range of topics relevant to all scientists in short segments.
Each “All About Grants” podcast episode features an interview with an NIH staff person conducted by Megan Columbus, Director of the Division of Communication & Outreach in NIH’s Office of Extramural Research. These interviews are generally less than 20 minutes long.
Over 65 podcasts are available in the podcast archives, divided among six different themes:
- Getting to Know NIH and the Grants Process
- Preparing a Successful Grant Application
- Advice for New and Early Career Scientists
- Submitting your NIH Application
- How NIH Grants are Reviewed
- Life As An NIH Grantee
As an example, one recent podcast episode, titled “Why It’s So Important to Submit Applications Early,” discusses different aspects that can interfere with successful submission of an NIH grant.
Click here to access the “All About Grants” podcast page, where you can listen to individual episodes, read transcripts of each episode, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or RSS.