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Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

These grants support investigator-initiated projects in basic biomedical research. Projects funded under these grants could lead to new or improved technologies, including instruments, devices and methodologies algorithm or software that will have application to a broad range of biomedical research.

Funding Mechanisms

  • Investigator-Initiated Research Grants (R01) support research that may involve a concept, design, fabrication and/or test of technologies, with the overall objective of leading to more powerful and useful tools for biomedical research. The application is expected to include preliminary data that supports the proposed project.

  • Scientific Conference Grants (R13/U13) support meetings sponsored and directed by the grant recipient. Such meetings must be relevant to the goals of the biomedical technology program.

  • Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) (R15) are an NIH effort to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate training for a significant number of the nation's research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. The biomedical technology program supports resource-related research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible institutions. This award enables qualified scientists to receive support for up to 3 years for small-scale research projects.

For more information about biomedical technology program support for investigator-initiated research grants, contact:

Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
301-451-6446

 

This page last reviewed on December 23, 2016