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Concepts: Potential Opportunities

ALERT:  As you may know, NIAID is bringing you a redesigned, improved website in early September! Until then, we will not be posting new content in this section. In the interim, please check out the NIH Guide for the most recent NIAID-related funding opportunity announcements. And note that the next advisory Council is on September 12; we hope you’ll tune in at NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting.


Concepts represent early planning stages for initiatives: program announcements, requests for applications, and solicitations.

Approval of a concept by NIAID's advisory Council does not guarantee it will become an initiative. We make that decision based on scientific and programmatic priorities and the availability of funds.

Concepts reveal possible initiatives or give you ideas for an investigator-initiated application. Read more in Concepts May Turn Into Initiatives and Choose Approach and Find FOAs in Part 2 of our Strategy for NIH Funding.

Below we post the concepts Council approves a few weeks after each advisory Council meeting—go to the Advisory Council portal for the schedule. To get an email alert when we post new concepts, sign up at NIAID Email Alerts Subscription Center and pick Concepts, Potential Funding Opportunities as a topic of interest.

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June 2016 June 2016 June 2016 June 2016
January 2016 January 2016 January 2016
September 2015 September 2015 September 2015 September 2015
May 2015 May 2015 May 2015
January 2015 January 2015 January 2015
September 2014 September 2014 September 2014

Last Updated August 03, 2016

Last Reviewed June 13, 2016