I created this file as a handout for NIH grant proposal workshops I helped develop at my prior position. Although I was unexpectedly disconnected from the grant workshop business, no use letting these resources collect digital dust on my hard drive. The PHS 398 Narrative Guide offers advice, tips, pitfalls to avoid, and general guidance on preparing a competitive research narrative while illustrating an organized approach to the PHS 398 research narrative (paper submissions, in other words). This is for research proposals, not career development awards. Some day I hope to create a similar handout for the SF424 electronic application … some day.
Given the increased interest in this file, you may also want to check out the corresponding PowerPoint presentation from the aforementioned NIH proposal writing workshop and skim through the Grantsmanship posts.