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How Decisions on Awards Are Made

NICCH goes through a series of steps and considers input from scientists and public representatives as it makes decisions about funding opportunities and grant awards. The process is legally mandated and is standard across the NIH.

Most applications are reviewed by study sections at the NIH Center for Scientific Review, but several types of applications to NICCH are reviewed by NICCH Special Emphasis Panels (examples).