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The National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and 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. If your research is related to the mission of the NIH, the below resources and tips will assist as you prepare your application.

NIH Basics

Before getting started, familiarize yourself with the structure of NIH and how they approach grant funding, what types of organizations and people are eligible to apply, what they look for in a research project, and the types of grant programs they offer.

NIH Guide to Grants & Contracts

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is NIH's official publication of notices of grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).  The guide is where you will go to search for NIH funding specific to your research agenda.   

The NIH publishes funding opportunities daily and issues a table of contents weekly.  Subscribe to receive updates.