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The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) serves the NIAID extramural research community and the Institute, through policy oversight, peer review, and the management of grants and contracts, including research training, small business, and international awards.

DEA staff interact with grantees, institutional officials, contractors, peer reviewers, committee members, applicants, and NIAID and National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff. In addition, DEA works closely with the NIH Office of Extramural Research and other NIH Office of the Director components to coordinate, implement, and develop new extramural policies for research grants and contracts.

Through the DEA Scientific Review Program, the division conducts initial peer review of contract proposals and grant applications with Institute-specific requirements: program projects, cooperative agreements, training and career development grants, and research and development contracts, as well as responses to requests for applications and requests for proposals.

DEA also oversees the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council and other chartered committees; disseminates information to the extramural community through the NIAID Research Funding website and the newsletter Funding News; implements extramural staff training; and purchases equipment and supplies for NIAID intramural laboratories.

See a list of DEA organizations and their key functions on the About DEA page.​​

Last Updated June 15, 2015

Last Reviewed June 15, 2015