Approximately 83 percent of NIH's $30.3 billion FY 2015 budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and throughout the world. Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today continue to enjoy longer and healthier lives.

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Funding Opportunities (NIH Guide)

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

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Forms & Applications

Research grants and fellowships, SBIR/STTR grants, SBIR contracts, fellowships, training forms, change of grantee, grant closeout, and other federal forms.

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Due Dates

Grant applications and associated documents (e.g., reference letters) are due by 5:00 PM local time of application organization on the specified due date.

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Applying Electronically

Most competing "single project" (e.g R01, R03) and "multi-project" (e.g. P50, P01) grant programs at NIH now require electronic application submission.

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About Grants

Any successful project requires planning, development, implementation, and follow-through. Obtaining NIH funding for your research idea is no exception.

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Grants Policy & Guidance

Grants policy statements, general policy notices, grant awards and NIH appropriations, and other resources.

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Grants News/Blog

News, updates, and blog posts on NIH extramural grant policies, processes, events, and resources.

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Contract Opportunities

The Office of Acquisition Management and Policy is dedicated to providing leadership, advice, and oversight in acquisition and financial advisory services to the NIH.

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Loan Repayment

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year.