Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
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Release Date:
February 29, 2024
Estimated Publication Date of Notice of Funding Opportunity :
March 13, 2024
First Estimated Application Due Date:
April 12, 2024
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
October 15, 2024
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
December 16, 2024
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Institutes and Centers (ICs) intend to reissue a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to continue support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) program The full list of participating ICs will be available in the published NOFO.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. The NOFO is expected to be published by the end of February 2024 with an expected first application due date of April 12, 2024. 

Research Initiative Details

The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) is to support high quality scientific conferences that are relevant to the NIH's mission and to the public health. A conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized and formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or via the internet, where individuals assemble (or meet virtually) for the primary purpose to exchange technical information and views or explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge, whether or not a published report results from such meeting. The NIH recognizes the value to members of the research community and all other interested parties in supporting such forums.

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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)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County 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)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

All programmatic and scientific questions should be directed to the R13/U13 program official at the appropriate NIH Institute and Center. See the R13/U13 Contacts and Special Interest website.