National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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NIH at a Glance
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. It funds thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America. Read more at About NIH.
Read about the NIH Salary Cap.
Application Form Instructions
NIH Policy Additions and Revisions
These and other NIH policies may be found on the NIH Grants Policy & Guidance page.
- 2024 NIH Grants Policy Updates (Youtube)
- New Data Requirements for Foreign Subawards Effective January 1, 2024
- The new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy effects proposals with a due date on or after Jan 25, 2023. It is substantially different and will impact all NIH funded research producing Scientific Data.
- NIH has posted recordings and resource slides for both Part I and II of their webinar
series, A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy. (October 10, 2022)
- Policy on Disciplinary Action Involving Investigators and Key Personnel NOT-OD-22-129
- NIH New and Early Stage Investigators
- Definition of a "New" NIH Investigator
- NIH Study Section Membership
NIH External Links
- NIH Award Management
- eRA Commons (electronic research administration system)
- NIH RePORTER (research portfolio reporting tools)
- NIH Progress Reports Due Dates
- NIH Grants Policy Statement
- NIH Grant Application Basics
- NIH Writing Your Application
- Explanation of NIH Grant Cycle
- NIH Roadmap
- Funding Opportunities Listserv