Award Status

Developing a Compelling Grant Application

Section 6

Award Status


Marcel Salive, MD, MPH

Wendy J. Weber, ND, PhD, MPH


Contributing Editor

Karen Staman, MS

If a grant is awarded, the investigator receives a notice of award (NoA), which is a legally binding document that contains award details, grant payment information, terms, and conditions. When you receive an NoA, it is important to carefully review the document to determine if there are any restrictions or requirements that must be resolved before the investigator starts enrollment. Note that some aspects of the application may change during the grant approval process, such as updating milestones and meeting IC-specific requirements for safety monitoring.

If a project is not funded, the program official is available to explain the scoring and to help investigators decide about whether they should revise and resubmit the application.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this chapter should not be interpreted as representing the official viewpoint of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging, or the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health except where noted.



Version History

Published December 13, 2018


Salive M, Weber W. Developing a Compelling Grant Application: Award Status. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: Updated August 13, 2019. DOI: 10.28929/116.