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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Grant Programs

bullet   Research Support
 Grants are available for fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics. Areas of research interest include: representation, organization and retrieval of biomedical and biological data and images; enhancement of human intellectual capacities through virtual reality, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; medical decision-making; linguistic analyses for natural language processing and understanding; informatics topics relevant to public health and informatics for disaster management.

bullet   NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics (R01) (PAR 11-208)
 Support for rigorous scientific research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.

bullet   Research Project Grant (NIH Parent R01) (PA 11-260)
spacer For investigators whose needs are not met by NLM Express Research Grants (PAR 08-080).

bullet   Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NIH Parent R21) (PA 11-261)
spacer Support for early and conceptual work in biomedical informatics, biotechnology information, and health sciences library and information science.

bullet   NSF-NIH Interagency Initiative: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA) (NSF-12-499)
spacer Cover the needs for core techniques and technologies for advancing big data science and engineering.

bullet   NLM Informatics Conference Grants (R13) (PA-12-212)
spacer Support for scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops that are relevant to biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.

bullet   Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Research Grants (R15) (PA 12-006)
spacer Support for faculty at educational institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH grants.

bullet   Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Grants (R01 and R21) (PAR-10-133 and PAR-10-135)
spacer Support to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions.

bullet   Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities Grants (R01 and R21) (PAR-10-136 and PAR-10-137)
spacer Support for behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disability disparities in the U.S. population.

bullet   Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (ANSWHR) (R21) (PAS 10-226)
spacer Promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women's health research and the study of sex/gender differences.

bullet   NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNET) Grants
spacer NLM's interests focus on novel informatics approaches needed to capture, represent, organize, analyze or integrate research findings related to social and behavioral science priorities of OppNet.

bullet   Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change (R21) (PAR-10-235)
spacer Encourage research applications to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change.

bullet   Limited Competition: Revision Applications to Advance Evidence-Based Research Related to Protections for Human Subjects (U54) (PAS-12-169)
spacer Support for revision applications to conduct research in human subjects protections.

bullet   Resource Support
spacer Resource grants are designed to improve the dissemination, management and use of biomedical knowledge. Resource grants support the development and deployment of knowledge management tools, resources, and services that address identified, unmet needs for a broad audience.

bullet   NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) (RFA-LM-12-001)
spacer Support for projects to bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.

bullet   NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-12-158)
spacer Supplements to supported research and center grants to enhance storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists.

bullet   Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13) (PAR 11-084)
spacer Support for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

bullet   Career Development Support
spacer NLM offers an early career development award to help informatics trainees make the transition to a successful independent research career. A loan repayment program provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of qualified health professionals.

bullet   NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22) (PAR-10-195)
spacer Career transition support for biomedical informaticians to establish their initial independent research programs.

bullet   NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (PA 11-197)
spacer Career transition assistance for biomedical informaticians moving from mentored research to their first independent research program.

bullet   Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP-CR and LRP-PR)
spacer NLM has suspended our participation in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). If you are interested in applying to the LRP, please refer to and direct your inquiry to one of the other NIH Institutes/Centers.

bullet   Training Support
spacer To assure an adequate national pool of informatics researchers and health information specialists, training is offered through formal programs and individual fellowships.

bullet   University Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)
spacer Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research training in biomedical informatics is available at University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs supported by NLM.

bullet   Research Grant Supplement (Diversity) (PA-12-149)
spacer Supplements to existing NLM research grants to promote diversity in health-related research.

bullet   Research Grant Supplement (Reentry) (PA-12-150)
spacer Supplements to existing NLM research grants to promote reentry into biomedical and behavioral research careers.

bullet   NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25) (PAR-11-050)
spacer Provides a high quality research experience for high school and college students during the summer academic break.

bullet   Small Business Research & Development Support
spacer Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants are made to U.S. small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization. The STTR program requires a small business applicant organization to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.

bullet   Small Business Innovation Research Grants SBIR (R43/R44) (PA-12-088) and STTR (R41/42) (PA-12-089)
spacer Support for small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization. Phase I, Phase II and Fast-Track.

bullet   Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) SBIR (R43/R44) (PAR 09-220) and STTR (R41/R42) (PAR 09-221)
spacer Support for computational science/tool development for basic biomedical research. Phase I, Phase II and Fast-Track.

bullet   Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) (R44) (PA-12-196)
spacer Support for small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization in the area of Health IT. The SBC must have received a prior Phase I award or may apply for a Fast-Track (Phase I/Phase II) under this FOA.