Grant timelines from my first year as faculty

April 13, 2022

It’s been roughly one year since my lab received its first grant. As I begin putting together the Research Performance Progress Report to highlight our progress so far, I also wanted to reflect on the timeframes for receiving this grants in the first place. As a new faculty, I didn’t realize how long it would actually take for a grant to be reviewed and considered for funding. So below are the timelines for each grant I submitted and was able to track the timelines for from submission to its eventual award or lack thereof. I hope that these timelines will be helpful for new PIs starting out.

1. NSF CAREER (PI)

  • 8/2020 submitted
  • 1/2021 reviewed and recommended for funding
  • 3/2021 follow up with information requested
  • 6/2021 notice of award received

2. Sloan (PI)

  • 8/2020 internal submission
  • 9/2020 nominated by university and submitted
  • 1/2021 not recommended for funding

3. JHU Discovery Award (Co-PI)

  • 9/2020 submitted
  • 1/2021 not recommended for funding

4. Johnson and Johnson WiSTEM2D (PI)

  • 9/2020 internal submission
  • 10/2020 nominated by university and submitted
  • never heard back

5. NIGMS ESI MIRA

  • 10/2020 submitted
  • 3/2021 study section reviewed resulting in fundable score
  • 4/2021 follow up with JIT information requested
  • 5/2021 recommended for funding by advisory council
  • 9/2021 notice of award received

6. NCI U19 (Co-I)

  • 11/2020 submitted
  • 3/2021 study section reviewed resulting in score not within funding range

7. Packard (PI)

  • 12/2020 internal submission
  • 3/2021 not nominated by university

8. Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship (PI)

  • 2/2021 internal submission
  • 4/2021 nominated by university and submitted
  • 6/2021 not recommended for funding

9. NSF Smart Health (Co-PI)

  • 2/2021 submitted
  • 6/2021 follow up with information requested
  • 8/2021 reviewed and recommended for funding
  • 9/2021 notice of award received

Happy grant writing and best of luck!