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About the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (NIH Guide) is the official publication for NIH biomedical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities. 

On occasion we use the NIH Guide to publish research contract opportunities in addition to grant opportunities, but for a comprehensive listing of contract opportunities we encourage you to search the Contract Opportunities Link to External Site page in, the fed-wide portal that supports searching, monitoring, and retrieving contract opportunities for the federal government. Or you can visit our contracts page to learn more about the difference between grants and contract, types of contracts, how contracts are evaluated, and more. 

Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices Email

NIH publishes funding opportunities and notices in the NIH Guide daily. At the end of each week (usually on Friday afternoon), we send a Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email to the NIH Guide LISTSERV summarizing postings for the week. We often refer to this mailing as the "weekly Table of Contents" or "weekly TOC".  Subscribe today! 

Current Weekly Funding Opportunities and Notices

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  1. Questions and comments related to the specific content of a funding opportunity and related scientific inquiries - should be directed to the NIH Institute or Center contact listed in the announcement.
  2. Questions about application status, funding, and grant-related inquiries - should be directed to the Program Official listed in your eRA Commons account and on your summary statement.
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