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Funding Opportunities

NIH Small Research Grant Program

by Nicole Gervais | May 25, 2017

The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in two years and that require limited levels of funding. This program supports different types of projects including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pilot or feasibility studies;
  • Secondary analysis of existing data;
  • Small, self-contained research projects;
  • Development of research methodology; and
  • Development of new research technology.

Applications are assigned to participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on receipt and referral guidelines and many applications are assigned to multiple participating ICs with related research interests. Applicants are encouraged to identify a participating IC that supports their area of research via the R03 IC-Specific Scientific Interests and Contact website and contact Scientific/Research staff from relevant ICs to inquire about their interest in supporting the proposed research project.

Applicants should note that some ICs (please see the Related Notices section above) do not accept applications proposing a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement. If the proposed research project includes an NIH-defined clinical trial that would be assigned to one of these ICs, applicants are advised to contact relevant Scientific/Research staff to discuss alternative mechanisms of support of these studies.

See Section VIII. Other Information for award authorities and regulations.

HRS Deadline: Two weeks prior to deadline
Deadline: Mid February, mid June and mid October

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