I think we’d all agree that the competing for shrinking grant dollars becomes more competitive each year. As you prepare your NIH grant its important to think about the specific institute within the NIH that is most closely aligned with your expertise and research agenda. Looking at success data for the individual institutes can also give some hints about what your chances for award success are. This web site, NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) is a great source for this information. I recommend you check it out!