Notice of Intent to Issue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-EB-18-026

Key Dates

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: January 15, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: February 15, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: October 15, 2019
Earliest Estimated Start Date: November 15, 2019

Related Announcements



Issued by
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the participating institutes listed above intend to issue the Bioengineering Research Grant (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) based on Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) at  The issued BRG FOA will continue to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice. An application may propose design-directed, developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research and is appropriate for small teams applying an integrative approach to increase our understanding of and solve problems in biological, clinical or translational science. 

The FOA is expected to be published in January 2019 with an expected application due date in February 2019.

Research Initiative Details


Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers 93.286

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Šeila Selimovic, Ph.D.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)