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New and Early-Stage Investigators

Follow the steps on this portal if you are an early-career stage investigator ready for an independent research grant. For other situations, see the Training and Career portal.

Find support appropriate to you.

Use these graphics to see which award may be appropriate for you.

Note: All training and career development awards (except K99/R00) require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

Next steps. If you are seeking an independent research grant, continue below. If you are at an earlier career stage, go to the Training and Career portal.

Get help from NIAID. Talk to a program officer to learn about grant types and opportunities; get advice about whether your area of science fits NIAID's mission.

Learn about getting an independent award using advice in the New Investigator Guide to NIH Funding:

Understand grant writing with materials geared toward the R01.

Find more tutorials and tools at All About Grants.

Learn about peer review and applying. Go to the Peer Review and Application portals.

Understand funding decisions.

Find more information from NIAID.

Watch for policy changes and other news.

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Find other useful links at NIH and beyond.

Find more NIAID grant portals. Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.

Last Updated February 04, 2014

Last Reviewed March 20, 2012