Release Date:  September 5, 2000

NOTICE:  NS-00-010

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is 
publishing this notice to notify the research community of the grant support 
mechanisms for which NINDS will accept “unsolicited” grant applications.  
Unsolicited applications are those that are not submitted in response to a 
specific request for application (RFA) or program announcement (PA). 

Unsolicited Grant Mechanisms:

F31, F32, F33

K01, K02, K08, K22, K23, K24, K25

P01, P50

R01, R13, R15, R21, R41, R42, R43, R44



U01, U54

For a brief description of each activity code, access the NIH publication, 
“Activity Codes, Organization Codes, and Definitions Used in Extramural 
Programs”, at  
All of the grant mechanisms listed above, except the R01, have NIH or NINDS-
specific program guidelines.  Interested applicants should refer to the NINDS 
web site at for program guidelines or contact an NINDS 
program director in advance of preparing an application. A complete listing 
of program director contacts may be found at:

Applicants planning to submit a grant application requesting $500,000 or more 
in direct costs for any year are required to discuss their eligibility with a 
NINDS program director before submitting the application.  Furthermore, the 
applicant must obtain agreement from the NINDS program director that the 
NINDS will accept the application for consideration of award.  Finally, the 
applicant must identify, in a cover letter sent with the application, the 
program director who agreed to accept assignment of the application.  This 
policy requires an applicant to obtain agreement for acceptance of both any 
such application and any subsequent amendment.  Refer to the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts, March 20, 1998, which is available at  

General inquiries may be referred to:

Henry Khachaturian, Ph.D.
NINDS Training, Career Development, and Referral Officer
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2154 
Bethesda, MD 20892 
Phone: (301) 496-4188 

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