The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary U.S. federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH invests nearly $30.1 billion annually in medical research. More than 80% of the NIH's funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants. The success rate for NIH applications in 2013 was 16.8%.
To realize its mission of extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability, the NIH funds grants, cooperative agreements and contracts supporting the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems. With 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in the United States and around the world, including Canada. There are 3 standard application cycles for NIH grants, one in the winter, spring and fall.
The common types of NIH applications are as follows. Please visit our Funding Deadlines Calendar for information on current competitions.
R01 – Research Project Grant
R21 – Exploratory/Development Research Grant Award
U01 – Research Project Cooperative Agreement
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A Financial Conflict of Interest disclosure is required by all Investigators (and key team members) who hold or are applying for Public Health Services (PHS) funds including NIH. Investigators and team members are required to complete the University’s disclosure form which is reviewed by the University’s FCOI Review Committee to determine the existence of a Financial Conflict of Interest.
Investigators must submit Financial Interest Disclosure Forms at the following times:
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For questions regarding FCOI disclosure please contact:
Neil Campbell, Senior Legal Counsel, Research