A group of investigators from a well-known academic university were unfamiliar with a particular NIH funding program and came to us for help. Working both with institutional grants administrators and the researchers, we helped the team to prepare a portfolio of highly competitive R15 AREA applications, providing grant review and grant-writing services as needed for each investigator. We also provided training to the teams on the Grants.gov submission system and helped the university administrators submit error-free grants applications on their first try. Of four R15’s submitted, two were subsequently recommended for funding.