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Please note that the R21 funds novel scientific ideas, model systems, tools, agents, targets, and technologies that have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. R21s are not intended for new investigators, and there is no evidence that they provide a path to an independent research career.
The R21/R33 supports a two-phased award without a break in funding. It begins with the R21 phase for milestone-driven exploratory or feasibility studies with a possible transition to the R33 phase for expanded development. Transition to the second phase depends on several factors, including the achievement of negotiated milestones.
The F31-Diversity supports predoctoral students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It also provides individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors.
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Last Updated August 19, 2014
Last Reviewed August 19, 2014