Inactivation of NHGRI's R03 and R21 Program Announcements and Migration to NIH Parent R03 and Parent R21 Funding Opportunity Announcements

Notice Number: NOT-HG-06-013

Key Dates
Release Date: May 17, 2006

Issued by
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) (

The purpose of this Notice is to alert the research community that the R03 program announcement ( and the R21 program announcement ( published by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) are no longer active. NHGRI is still interested in supporting research under these mechanisms and strongly encourage researchers and scholars to use these mechanisms to support pilot projects, feasibility studies, or small focused research projects (Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI) program only). All R03 and R21 applications must now be submitted electronically (i.e., paper-based PHS 398 applications will NOT be accepted). For additional information, please see the NIH Notice regarding this: This Notice is effective for applications intended for the June 1 deadline.

If you have been planning to submit an application to the National Human Genome Research Institute using one of the above cited program announcements, you should now respond to one of the most appropriate program announcements below. Please note that the R03 mechanism may only be used for applications to the Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI) Program.

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03):
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21):

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Phone: 800-518-4726
Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

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Phone: 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)


Contact for the R21 genomics program:
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-7531

Contact for the R03 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Program:
Ms. Joy Boyer
Phone: (301) 402-4997

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