NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Learn about these programs, as well as about NIH's budget process, grant funding strategies, and policies, and more.
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(NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts)
The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is our official publication for NIH grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities. We publish daily, and issue a table of contents weekly. Learn more about the NIH Guide and subscribe today!
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Other TransactionsOther Transactions (OTs) are a special type of legal instrument other than contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. Learn about NIH’s use of OTs in funding and the authorities behind them.
ContractsInterested in exploring opportunities at NIH for research and development contract funding? Learn the basics of how contracts differ from grants, how you can find solicitations and submit your proposal, how they are submitted and evaluated, and more.
Research Training and Career Development ProgramsNIH supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research.
Loan Repayment ProgramsDo the research. Let us repay your loans.
Extramural DiversityLearn how diversity supports our mission, find opportunities to participate in diversity programs, meet researchers, and more. Whether you are a science student, trainee, faculty member, or someone who is interested in diversity programs, you can find what you are looking for here.
NIH Funding Strategies
Learn about the NIH budget process, grant funding strategies for each NIH Institute and Center, and more.