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Research Supported by NINR (Extramural Division)

The Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP) serves NINR’s extramural research community and NINR by overseeing policy and management for grants and contracts to support NINR research and training. DESP also performs other specialized functions for the Institute, such as overseeing a nationwide Research Centers program.

NINR Strategic Plan (2022–2026) – Under Development

NINR is developing its next strategic plan, which will describe our future research goals and objectives and our vision for the field of nursing science in the coming years. Learn more.


Office of Grants Management (OGM)

OGM is the central point of contact for all business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within NINR.

Office of Scientific Review (OSR)

OSR provides policy direction and coordination for the planning and execution of initial scientific and technical peer reviews conducted within the NINR.

Office of Symptom Science, Genetics, and Self-Management (OSSGSM)

OSSGSM manages NINR’s extramural portfolio that focuses on understanding and addressing the role genes, the environment, and behaviors play on symptoms, as well as research on symptom- and self-management of acute and chronic conditions.

Office of Wellness, Technology, and Training (OWTT)

OWTT oversees extramural research at NINR in the areas of prevention science and health promotion, women’s health, HIV/AIDS and immune function, data science, technology, and NINR’s research training and career development programs.

Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research (OEPCR)

OEPCR manages the funding activities of NINR in end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) research including support of EOLPC activities across the NIH and extramural community.

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