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VA ORD Research Services

Submission Calendar for all VA ORD Services

  • The Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service conducts research that explores basic biological or physiological principles in humans or animals but does not involve intact human beings. For example, it includes research on animal models and investigations of tissues, blood or other biologic specimens from humans.
  • The Clinical Science Research and Development Service conducts research that focuses on intact human beings as the unit of examination. Examples include interventional and effectiveness studies, clinical, epidemiological and technological studies.
  • The Health Services Research and Development Service pursues research at the interface of health care systems, patients and health care outcomes. HSR&D underscores all aspects of VA health care; specifically quality, access, patient outcomes and health care costs.
  • The Rehabilitation Research & Development Service is dedicated to the well-being of America's veterans through a full spectrum of research: from approved rehabilitation research projects, through evaluation and technology transfer to final clinical application. is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

National Institute of Health

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
NIH Guide announcements (PAs, RFAs and Notices) are published daily. See below for a description of each announcement type. At the end of each work week (usually on Friday afternoon), NIH transmits an e-mail to the NIH Guide LISTSERV (see Subscribe/Unsubscribe instructions) with a Current Weekly Table of Contents (TOC), including links to announcements published during the week. See the January 13, 2005 NIH Guide Notice for information on searching the NIH Guide and on Expiration Dates. The NIH Guide is also used by NIH Contracting offices and other HHS agencies, to announce their funding opportunities. The NIH Guide serves in lieu of the Federal Register, in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act. Occasionally, unofficial notices of interest to the scientific research community are published. The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research.

Other Available Resources to Aid in Writing a Research Grant

National Science Foundation A Guide for Proposal Writing
NIH Grant Writing Tips Sheet

For more information regarding grants and the submission process please contact the Research Service Grants Submission Specialist:
Smriti Kundu-Raychaudhuri
Tel: (916) 843-6281