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Grant Programs Supported By NINR

NINR is a part of the National Institutes of Health, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. NINR supports research that enhances health and wellness at every stage of life, including for those with chronic conditions or serious illnesses. NINR offers grants to individuals at all points in their career, from early investigators to established scientists. NINR grants also support small businesses and research centers.

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Research Grants
grants.nih.gov
NIH Research Project Grant Program
  • NIH's most commonly used grant program, supports discrete, specified, circumscribed projects
  • No dollar limit unless specified
  • Generally awarded for three to five years
NIH Research Enhancement Award
  • AREA supports research at undergraduate institutions
  • REAP supports research at health professional and graduate schools
  • Eligibility limited (see area.nih.gov)
  • Direct cost limited to $300,000 over project period
  • Project period up to three years
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award
  • Supports early project development, pilot or feasibility studies
  • No preliminary data is generally required
  • Limited to two years of funding
  • Combined two-year budget for direct costs not to exceed $275,000
NINR Clinical Trial Planning Grant
  • Supports final plans for the design and execution of clinical trials
  • Must include pilot or feasibility studies
  • Limited to two years of funding
  • Combined two-year budget for direct costs not to exceed $250,000
Small Business Grants
sbir.nih.gov
Small Business Innovative Research
  • Funds early-stage U.S. small businesses seeking to commercialize innovative biomedical technologies
  • PI's primary employment must be with the small business concern.
Small Business Technology Transfer
  • Supports collaboration between U.S. small businesses and research institutions
  • PI may be employed with either collaborating component
Research Center Grants
ninr.nih.gov/centers
Exploratory Centers (P20)
Centers of Excellence (P30)
  • Exploratory Centers support institutions with relatively new research programs
  • Centers of Excellence support institutions with demonstrated research success
  • Applications must respond to an RFA
Training and Career Awards
researchtraining.nih.gov
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award:
Supervised training for predoctoral individuals leading toward a research doctoral degree
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Senior Fellows:
For experienced scientists making major career changes or acquiring new capabilities in research
Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award:
For postdoctoral or early-career research scientists training and gaining experience in advanced research
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award:
Career development of clinically trained professionals carrying out patient-oriented research
Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research:
Providing mid-career clinicians with protected time for patient-oriented research and mentoring early clinical investigators
Pathway to Independence Award:
Mentored research experience (K99) followed by independent research (R00) for highly qualified, postdoctoral researchers securing independent research positions
Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award:
Enabling institutions to recruit individuals for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral research training in specified scientific areas


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