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Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-20-185)

Release Date: May 5, 2020
Expiration Date: May 8, 2023

R01 Clinical Trial Required Participating Institutes and Centers::

  • NIH Institutes and Centers that that accept Investigator-Initiated R01 applications in response to the Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed Announcement - (PA-20-NNN): NCCIH, NCI, NEI, NHGRI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NIMHD, NINDS, NINR, NLM, ORIP.
  • NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT ACCEPT R01 applications in response to the Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed Announcement but ONLY accept R01 applications in response to their specific funding opportunity announcementsFICNCATS
NIH Institute 
or Center 
Scientific/Research Contact
Institute/Center Specific Information
Financial or Grants 
Management Contact
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)Wen G. Chen, MMSc, PhD
Telephone: 301-451-3989
Shelley Carow
Telephone: 301-594-3788
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-6390
Crystal Wolfrey
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-6277
National Eye Institute (NEI)Dr. Ellen Liberman
Telephone: 301-451-2020
Karen Robinson Smith
Telephone: 301-451-2020
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)Jennifer Troyer, Ph.D.
NHGRI will support the development of resources, approaches, and technologies that will accelerate GENOMIC research on the structure of genomes, the biology of genomes, and the biology of disease; that will advance the science of genomic medicine; and that will incorporate genomics to improve the effectiveness of healthcare. NHGRI will also support GENOMIC research in several cross-cutting areas, including the ethical, legal and societal implications of genomics and genetics research, bioinformatics, technology development, and research training and career development.
 In general, NHGRI supports studies that provide generalizable methods and knowledge.  Applications for studies relevant only to a particular disease or organ system should be directed to the appropriate Institute or Center. NHGRI strongly encourages potential applicants to contact program staff in the early stages of developing your application. The contact information for the three scientific programs are:
Division of Genome Science:
Division of Genomic Medicine:
Division of Genomics and Society:
Deanna L. Ingersoll
Telephone: 301-435-7858
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH, Director
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
Telephone: 202-450-9015

Michelle Olive, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
Telephone: 301-443-7933

James P. Kiley, Ph.D., Director
Division of Lung Diseases
Telephone: 301-435-0202
George A. Mensah, MD, FACC, Director
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS)
Telephone: 301-435-0422

Anthony Agresti
Telephone: 301-827-8014

National Institute on Aging (NIA)Rene Etcheberrigaray, M.D.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301-451-9798
Traci Lafferty
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Phone: 301-496-8987
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research 
Gregory Bloss
Telephone: 301-443-3865

Division of Medications Development Research
Joanne B. Fertig, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-443-0635

Division of Metabolism and Health Effects 
Svetlana Radaeva, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-443-1189

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-451-7319
Judy Fox 
Telephone: 301-443-4704
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)Qian “Joy” Liu, M.D., MSc.
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT)
Telephone: 301-761-6621
Madelon Halula, PhD
Division of AIDS (DAIDS)
Telephone: 240-292-4843    

Glen C. McGugan, Jr., Ph.D
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
Telephone: 240-627-3314
Ann Devine
Telephone: 240-669-2988
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)For information regarding NIAMS supported scientific areas/programs and contacts, please see:
Erik Edgerton
Telephone: 301-594-7760
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)Moria Bittmann, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Discovery Science and Technology (DDST)
The NIBIB is interested in research applications that are focused on the development and application of new biomedical technologies. The Institute encourages the integration of engineering, the physical sciences and the life sciences to advance human health. For a description of the scientific research programs in the NIBIB please see  Please contact us if you have questions regarding the Institute's interest in your research.
Katie Ellis
Phone: 301-451-4791
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

NICHD Research Priorities
NICHD funds research in areas relevant to normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, childhood development through adolescence, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation medicine.
Grant applications and project proposals must fall within the missions of the scientific branches of NICHD's Division of Extramural Research or its National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit these pages for recent scientific advances and emerging public health topics.

If you have questions about projects within a specific research area, you may find an NICHD program officer at or contact:
NICHD Referral Office
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Bryan S. Clark, MBA
Telephone: 301-435-6975
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)Yuki Lama, PhD
Phone: 301-443-4577
Pam Fleming
Telephone: 301-480-1159
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Myers
Telephone: 301-402-0909
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch
Amanda Melillo, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-7703 

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Branch
Melissa Riddle, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-451-3888

Translational Genomics Research Branch
Zubaida Saifudeen, PhD
Phone: 301-827-3334
Center for Clinical Research
Dena Fischer, DDS, MSD, MS
Telephone: 301-594-4876

Division of Extramural Activities
Alicia Dombroski, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-594-4805 
Diana Rutberg, MBA
Telephone: 301-594-4798
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)NIDDK conducts and supports medical research in diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and in kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. To learn more, visit our Research Programs and Contacts page. 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
Telephone: 984-287-3287
James Williams
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3338
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)NIGMS supports basic biomedical research that contributes to the understanding of fundamental cellular and physiological principles. General areas of interest include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics and computational biology. Please visit the NIGMS website for additional information about NIGMS’ research interests, as well as a list of relevant contacts 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)NIMH Program Staff contacts Inquiries may be directed to
Also, see Division web pages (below)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Division web pages:
·  Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)
·  Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR)
·  Division of Developmental Translational Research
·  Division of AIDS Research (DAR)
·  Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)
Terri Jarosik
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone: (301) 443-3858                          Email:
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will accept investigator-initiated research projects (R01) for all program areas supported by the Institute. 
Please click on links below for descriptions of NIMHD’s main research interest areas and contact information for a scientific program contact in each area:
Community Health and Population Sciences
Clinical and Health Services Research
Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Priscilla Grant, JD
Telephone: 301-594-8412
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Only applications that fall within the scientific mission of the NINDS will be accepted and considered for funding by NINDS (

To assess the relevance of an application topic, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NINDS program staff before submitting. A listing of NINDS program staff can be found at:

Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will accept applications for projects in areas that are mission-relevant ( Please contact the NINR Program Director listed in the area of science in which you are interested. NINR Program Staff contacts may be found at: Albertini
Telephone: 301-594-6869
National Library of Medicine (NLM)NLM Scientific/Research Contacts, listed by program portfolio, may be found at: Tempchin
Telephone: 301-496-4221
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)Sige Zou, PhD
Telephone: 301-435-0749

The proposed project should be resource-related and must have broad application to multiple NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) to align with the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs’ (ORIP) trans-NIH mission. The proposed studies must explore multiple body systems or evaluate diseases that impact multiple body systems. Applications that develop models focused on a specific disease or area of research, or only propose studies primarily relevant to a single NIH IC will be considered not acceptable.​


Kenneth Holiness
Phone: 301-480-6854