Saturday, December 26, 2009

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

This RFA is one to consider for new investigators or when there is not much preliminary work.

Title:  NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)

  • Purpose.  ... The Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
  • Budget and Project Period.  The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed two years. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.
  • Application Research Strategy Length: The R21 application Research Strategy section of the PHS398 may not exceed 6 pages, including tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts.

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