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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Proposal Preparation by Opportunity

  1. Research Project Grant Program (RO1)
  2. NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  3. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
  4. NIH Director's Early Independence Award (EIA)
  5. Career Development Awards - K Kiosk

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 applications

NIH Policy Additions and Revisions

These and other NIH policies may be found on the NIH Grants Policy & Guidance page. 

  • 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
  • Clarifications to Biosketch and Other Support Policies August 2, 2021, NIH Extramural Nexus(effective January 25, 2022). 
  • Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021. NOT-OD-21-073
  • The revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) was released on April 20, 2021, via NOT-OD-21-107. The revision applies to agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2020. 
  • eRA Commons ID Requirement (effective January 25, 2022). Read more
  • Changes to Human Fetal Tissue Research NOT-OD-21-111 (4/16/21)


Last Updated: 11/11/22