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Other Grant Types

Use this portal to find information about the following grant types. For others, go to the Grants portals.

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Grant Types

Academic Research Enhancement Awards, AREA, R15

AREA grants fund some non-research intensive schools that have received limited NIH funding.

Big Grants

Investigators seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs for any year of a research project or training grant must have NIAID approval before submitting an investigator-initiated application.

Conference Grants, R13, U13

If you are seeking NIAID support for a scientific meeting, you must follow the process in our SOP.

Cooperative Agreements, U Series

NIAID funds cooperative agreements when its program staff are substantially involved.

Inter- and Intra-Agency Agreements, Y01, Y02

These agreements occur between two or more federal agencies or NIH institutes.

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials

Read the NIAID-specific instructions.

MERIT Awards and Extensions, R37

NIAID gives some investigators with stellar records an award that does not go through peer review.

Multiproject Awards, P Series, UM Series

These awards fund at least two related research projects. Read the NIAID-specific instructions.

R56-Bridge Awards

Bridge awards provide one year of funding for high-priority applications that score outside the payline. Investigators cannot apply.

Small and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants, R03, R21, R21/R33

Read about these grant types.

For advice, read:

To find opportunities and apply:

Find More NIAID Grant Portals

Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.


Find contacts at Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help or email

Last Updated March 30, 2016

Last Reviewed December 07, 2015