NIGMS puts out a nice newsletter with useful articles and information. A recent newsletter contained the below article, which spells out how a Program Officer can help guide your next steps after you receive the Summary Statements on your grant application. I wholeheartedly agree with everything the author suggests. I think Program Officers are a highly under-utilized resource, and I always encourage my grantees to build a strong relationship with their PO.
Discussing Your Application’s Review with Your Program Director
By Meg Bouvier
I stay current on NIH happenings and I’d be delighted to keep you informed.