Notice of NINDS Withdrawal from Participation in the "NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)" PA-16-161

Notice Number: NOT-NS-17-037

Key Dates
Release Date:   July 28, 2017

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Issued by
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS


The purpose of this Notice is to inform applications that effective January 8, 2018, the NINDS will no longer participate in the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21), and will not accept any applications (new or resubmission) in response to the Parent R21 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PA-16-161.

The last application due dates that NINDS will accept applications under the Parent R21 FOA will be October 16, 2017 for non-AIDS new applications, November 16, 2017 for non-AIDS resubmission applications, and January 7, 2018 for AIDS and AIDS-related applications.

NINDS will continue to accept R21 applications for neuroscience projects relevant to the scientific mission ( of the NINDS through a separate NINDS Program Announcement. Information about the relevance of an application to the NINDS research mission can be found by contacting the appropriate NINDS program staff member. Program staff contacts may be found at:


Please direct all inquiries to:

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