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Research Project Grant (Parent R01) (PA-18-484)


Contacts and Special Interests

Release Date: December 6, 2017
Expiration Date: January 8, 2021

R01 Participating Institutes and Centers
NIH Institute and Center Contacts and Scientific Research Areas of Interest

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Scientific/Research Contact
Institute/Center Specific Information

Financial or Grants Management Contact

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) NCCIH Program contacts, listed by program portfolio, may be found at: Shelley Carow
Telephone: 301-594 3788  
Email: CarowS@MAIL.NIH.GOV

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


National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-496-7531

Deanna L. Ingersoll
Telephone: 301-435-7858

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

W. Keith Hoots, MD, Director
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
Telephone: 301-435-0080

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

Ryan Lombardi
Telephone: 301-435-0166

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Robin A. Barr, D. Phil.
Telephone: 301-496-9322

Linda Whipp
Telephone: 301-496-1472

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
Dale Hereld, M.D., Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-443-0912

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-451-7319

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism encourages interested applicants to read the NIAAA Major Initiatives and to contact the Scientific/Research staff listed above before submitting an application. Although not required, applicants may submit a letter of intent to that includes the following information:

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • Name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) of the PD(s)/PI(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Number and title of this funding opportunity 

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    

Robert H. Hall, Ph.D.
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID)
Telephone: 301-496-7051

As announced in NOT-AI-16-084, NIAID will not accept R01 applications which include clinical trials under the NIH parent R01 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  A clinical trial is a prospective biomedical or behavioral research study of human subjects that is designed to answer specific questions about pharmacologic, behavioral, biologic, surgical, or device interventions. Investigators who wish to submit R01 applications that include clinical trials are strongly encouraged to visit the NIAID Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Resources page.

For general information about NIAID support of R01 applications, e-mail

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 Edgertont
Telephone: 301-594-7760

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Moria Fisher Bittmann, Ph.D.

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.

Florence Turska
Telephone: 301 451-4782

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

NICHD supports research activities within its mission, including normal and abnormal human development, male and female fertility and infertility, developing and evaluating contraceptive methods, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, childhood development through adolescence, and rehabilitation research.  NICHD develops, implements, and coordinates cross-cutting, multidisciplinary research in areas such as improving the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for use in pregnant women, infants, and children; HIV infection and transmission, AIDS, and associated infections; pediatric growth and endocrine research; child development and behavior; developmental biology and typical and atypical development; intellectual and developmental disabilities; gynecologic health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders; childhood injury and critical illness; medical rehabilitation; and demography, social sciences, and population dynamics.

Additional information about NICHD research interests may be found at:

Program staff contacts may be found on the web pages for NICHD's scientific branches at:

Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A
Telephone: 301-435-6975

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-827-5844

Pam Fleming
Telephone: 301-253-8729

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Christopher Myers
Telephone: 301-402-0909

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch
Nadya Lumelsky, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-594-7703

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

Translational Genomics Research Branch
Kathryn Stein, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-827-4653

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 

Grants Management Branch
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)
Phone: 984-287-3338
FAX:  919-541-2860


National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Telephone: 301-594-4499

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. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. 

Additional information is available on the NIGMS website about research interests (including staff contact information) and funding opportunities


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH Program Staff contacts
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)

Rebecca Claycamp, M.S., C.R.A.
Telephone: 301-443-2811

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Basic and applied biomedical research on minority health and health disparities:
Nishadi Rajapakse, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Telephone: 301-496-4338

Social, behavioral, health services, and policy research on minority health and health disparities:
Jennifer Alvidrez, Ph.D.
Telephone: 301-594-9567

For further information on NIMHD Extramural Research Programs, please see:

Priscilla Grant, J.D.
Telephone: 301-594-8412

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Karrah Benson
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-0838

As announced in NOT-NS-12-007, beginning with applications submitted for the June 5, 2012 submission date, NINDS will not accept unsolicited R01 applications which include clinical trials of potential therapies under the NIH parent R01 (FOA).  A clinical trial is a prospective biomedical or behavioral research study of human subjects that is designed to answer specific questions about pharmacologic, behavioral, biologic, surgical, or device interventions.

James E. Washington, M.Ed.
Telephone: 301-496-7449

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

NINR Program Staff contacts, listed by content area, may be found at:

Brian Albertini
Telephone: 301-594-6869

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM Program Contacts, listed by program portfolio, may be found at:

Dwight Mowery
Telephone: 301-496-4221

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)

Ron Adkins, PhD
Telephone: 301-435-4511
The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must fall within the categorical interests of two or more NIH Institutes or Centers.  Applications to develop models that relate strictly to a specific disease or category of research will not be accepted and should be proposed to the appropriate categorical Institute or Center of the NIH.​


NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT ACCEPT R01 applications in response to the Parent R01 Announcement but
ONLY accept R01 applications in response to their specific funding opportunity announcements.

NIH Institute or Center Contacts

Institute/Center Specific Information

Financial or Grants Management Contact

Fogarty International Center (FIC)

Please consult our website, for information regarding programmatic structure and priorities.

The Fogarty International Center (FIC)

The FIC will use the R01 mechanism only when specified by specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates. Investigators are encouraged to contact an FIC Program Officer within the Division of International Training and Research for assistance with submitting a grant application.

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) None None