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Find information sources and contacts for NIH funding opportunities and grants administration inquiries.

You’ll find the answers to many questions on our Grants & Funding website, including our Policy & Compliance and How to Apply – Application Guide pages and our numerous FAQs. If you’ve checked these sources and still need help, reach out.

  • Try your sponsored programs office or grants administrators first. They can typically provide guidance on both internal and agency processes and policies.
  • Contact NIH Institute/Center (IC) staff for inquiries regarding specific NIH opportunities, applications, or awards.

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Understand the roles of NIH IC staff and where to find contact information for the appropriate staff at each phase of the application and award process.
Use opportunity-specific contacts listed in each funding announcement or the application/award contacts listed in eRA Commons. If specific contacts can’t be identified, these general IC contacts, staff directories, and opportunity listings are a good place to start.

Direct your general policy and grants administration questions to one of our central offices. 

Includes contacts for: policy, compliance, human subjects, animal welfare, research training, and more.

Reach out to our eRA Service Desk for technical assistance using ASSIST, eRA Commons, Internet Assisted Review (IAR), or iEdison.
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