Specific Aims

(1-page limit)

Who must complete the “Specific Aims” attachment?
The “Specific Aims” attachment is required unless otherwise specified in the FOA.


Follow the page limits for the Specific Aims in the NIH Table of Page Limits, unless otherwise specified in the FOA.

Attach this information as a PDF file. See NIH’s Format Attachments page. Content:

State concisely the goals of the proposed research and summarize the expected outcome(s), including the impact that the results of the proposed research will have on the research field(s) involved.

List succinctly the specific objectives of the research proposed (e.g., to test a stated hypothesis, create a novel design, solve a specific problem, challenge an existing paradigm or clinical practice, address a critical barrier to progress in the field, or develop new technology)