Legacy Research Institute

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT - Project Abstract / Summary

Supporting our researchers' projects from concept to close-out.

The "Project Summary/Abstract" attachment is a required item.

This section is limited to 30 lines of text

The project summary is a succinct and accurate description of the proposed work and should be able to stand on its own (separate from the application). This section should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields and understandable to a scientifically literate reader. Avoid both descriptions of past accomplishments and the use of the first person. Please be concise.

NIH Guidance


Format

This section is limited to 30 lines of text, and must follow the required font and margin specifications. A summary which exceeds this length will be flagged as an error by the Agency upon submission and you will need to take corrective action before the application can be accepted.


Content

  • The project summary is a succinct and accurate description of the proposed work and should be able to stand on its own (separate from the application).

  • This section should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields and understandable to a scientifically literate reader. Avoid both descriptions of past accomplishments and the use of the first person. Please be concise.

  • State the application's broad, long-term objectives and specific aims, making reference to the health relatedness of the project (i.e., relevance to the mission of the agency).

  • Describe the research design and methods for achieving the stated goals.

  • Be sure that the project summary reflects the key focus of the proposed project so that the application can be appropriately categorized.

  • Do not include proprietary, confidential information or trade secrets in the project summary. If the application is funded, the project summary will be entered into an NIH database and made available on the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORTER) and will become public information.


Templates and Examples

Many examples can be found online using the NIH RePORTER to search for similar projects.