Academic Research Enhancement Awards (R15) fund a research project for a PI at a non-research intensive college or university to allow undergraduates to be involved in NIH- supported research.


Center for Scientific Review


Individuals with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities


Research universities and medical schools


On our NIH campus in Bethesda, MD and at our facilities in Phoenix, AZ


Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-oriented Research


National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Program Announcement (PA)

A PA communicates the interest of an NIH institute or center in receiving applications in the stated scientific areas. Generally, money is not reserved for grants in these areas outside the payline.


Principal Investigator


grants to allow translation of the results from large-scale, multi-center clinical trials to the community, both physicians and patients


Curriculum-driven grants to create educational opportunities that will attract undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to careers in areas of biomedical or behavioral research of particular interest to the NIDDK.


Clinical trial planning grants award limited funds for the initial development of a clinical trial, including collection of feasibility data, assembling the research team, developing a protocol, operations manual, etc.


An RFA is the official statement that invites grant or cooperative agreement applications to accomplish a specific program purpose. RFAs indicate the amount of funds set aside for the competition and generally identify a single application receipt date.


Scientific Review Administrator - The name of the SRA for the study section to which your grant is assigned can be found in the eCommons in the information regarding your grant.


Cooperative agreement. Equivalent to R01, but with NIH staff involvement.


Nationally, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and Alaskan natives are regarded as underrepresented in science