The National Institutes of Health is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. In fiscal year 2022, NIH invested most of its $45 billion appropriations in research seeking to enhance life, and to reduce illness and disability. NIH-funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery.

Grants Home Page

NIH’s central resource for grants and funding information.

Find Funding

NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers.

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.

How to Apply

Instructions for submitting a grant application to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies.

About Grants

An orientation to NIH funding, grant programs, how the grants process works, and how to apply.

Policy & Compliance

By accepting a grant award, recipients agree to comply with the requirements in the NIH Grants Policy Statement unless the notice of award states otherwise.

Grants News/Blog

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


Explore opportunities at NIH for research and development contract funding.

Loan Repayment

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs repay up to $50,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.