Criticism

No. of Letters

Application Process

 

Cumbersome application process (e.g., length of forms, details required of safety plans, laboratory environment)

46

Communication with DOD staff inadequate regarding grant submission

8

No mechanisms to resubmit or improve grants not funded

3

Training grant applications should request and evaluate training environment, mentors, other key factors in training program

3

Time from submission to notification about funding too long

3

Grants Management

 

Annual report requirements too long, not well reviewed, oversight too rigid

13

Human volunteers regulations too burdensome

8

No flexibility in spending across budget categories

3

Peer/programmatic review

 

Concerns about funding out of priority score order

10

Lack of continuity in study section members

3



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