(Ochsner is Partner)
Here's how to get started:
- Discuss your project with your supervisor and Administrative Research Director or Manager.
- Complete an Application Initiation Form (AIF) by the due date indicated in Table 1.
- The AIF due date is 21–90 days before the external deadline, depending on the application complexity.
- You may ask a Clinical Research Coordinator with detailed project knowledge to submit this form for you.
Table 1. Situational Due Dates for AIF
Due Date (# Days before Sponsor Deadline)
Includes detailed patient care costs to be determined to Ochsner
Includes a collaborating institution to be paid through Ochsner
Requires equipment lease/purchase
Project requires construction, renovation, or real estate lease/purchase
Forward all requests for grant documents and related project information to email@example.com.
Follow additional steps as provided by the grants team. See Table 2 for a summary timeline.
If extraordinary circumstances prevent you from adhering to this timeline, please contact the Grants Manager to discuss customized due dates.
Table 2. Timeline for Grant Documents
Internal Due Date
At least two (2) weeks before the external deadline.
For complex applications with the above-specified costs, additional time may be requested.
All application documents in final form—including biosketches
Three (3) working days before Ochsner’s materials are due to the Lead Applicant.
Current NIH biosketch forms and instructions can be found
For more information, see our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Grant Applications.