NIAID Funding News


NIAID Funding News provides funding, policy, and other information to NIAID's extramural research community and Institute staff. You can subscribe directly by entering your email address at Email Updates and then selecting your subscription topics. Visit Stay Informed About Policy Changes and News for more opportunities to connect with us.

For Grant Applicants—A Focus on Facilities and Equipment

When building your application, work with your department chair or colleagues to identify the resources and level of support your institution can provide and external resources you can leverage.
Workbench in NIAID intramural laboratory, with supplies and equipment

Opportunities and Resources

Explore how the presence of resident microbiomes in the body might affect the severity of radiation injuries sustained during a radiation or nuclear incident and how the microbiome itself is impacted by radiation exposure.
Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements (PCTAS) help NIAID grantees support postdoctoral research scientists who are taking care of a child or sick family member by hiring a technician to fill in when the caregiver is away.
While staying within the scope of the original project, small business grantees may use supplement funds to enhance the diversity of the research and entrepreneurial workforce.
Provide analytic infrastructure to comprehensively understand molecular and cellular pathways that contribute to atopic disease development and to identify early predictive biomarkers.

In The News

Full-time predoctoral and postdoctoral institutional National Research Service Award-appointed trainees with children can now receive $2,500 per budget period for childcare costs provided by a licensed childcare provider.
The NIH Common Fund will host a Virtual Community Listening Sessions Series to better understand the opportunities, challenges, and community needs surrounding interventions that target social factors that influence health.
An engaging and informative virtual event will delve into the challenges of capacity building and the opportunities NIH offers to enhance institutional and research infrastructure.
NIH invites feedback from the perspective of data generators, users, and technology providers about researchers’ experiences finding data and expectations for search capabilities.

Advice Corner

Explore full applications and summary statements from recently awarded Phase I small business innovation research (R43) and cooperative agreement (U01) awards.

Contact Us

Email us at for help navigating NIAID’s grant and contract policies and procedures.