AREA Program Ineligible Institutions

To meet the financial eligibility criteria for an AREA grant, an institution may not receive more than $6 million per year in NIH support in each of 4 of the last 7 years. Each year the NIH develops a list of institutions that are financially ineligible for AREA funding based on this criterion. See Section III of the relevant Funding Opportunity Announcement for other institutional eligibility requirements.

Institutions with Health Professional Schools or Colleges

For institutions composed of multiple academic components (i.e., schools or colleges), the criterion of financial eligibility is based on the amount of NIH research grant monies received, not by the institution (university) as a whole, but by the individual health professional school/college or by the sum of "Other Academic components" (as defined in this section) where the PD/PI has a primary appointment (e.g., School of Arts and Science, School of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, etc.). 

  • Health professional school or college: Accredited public or non-profit private school/college that grants a terminal health professional degree (e.g., MD, DDS, DO, PharmD, BSN, DVM, DrPH, OD, DPT, DC, ND, DPM).
    • Accreditation must be provided by a body approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education.
    • Health professional schools/colleges that meet the above requirements may include schools or colleges of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, public health, optometry, allied health, chiropractic, naturopathy and podiatry.
  • Other academic components: Once the health professional schools/colleges have been excluded, the financial eligibility of the Other Academic component is determined by the sum of all remaining schools, colleges, and free-standing institutes of the institution (university).
Institutions Ineligible for AREA Grants

The following is a list of institutions, and their relevant components (defined above), that are currently financially ineligible to apply for AREA funding. This list is updated annually in April. An application from an institution that becomes ineligible after the application is submitted will remain under review and in consideration for funding.
List of Ineligible Institutions (03/28/2016)

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