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NIGMS (R21) Exploratory/Development Grants

NIGMS accepts only R21 applications that are submitted in response to the following funding opportunity announcements:

NIH Guide # IC Release Date Open Date Due Date Mechanism Title







Exploratory Research for Technology Development (R21)

Those interested in submitting an application in response to this FOA are encouraged to consult this page on selecting an appropriate technology development FOA.

This page last reviewed on June 09, 2017