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ARCHIVED - NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) (PA-09-163)
Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions
Release Date: April 16, 2009
Expiration Date: January 8, 2010


Note: See replacement announcement PA-10-064 and updated Parent R03 Contacts.

Introduction

The R03 grant mechanism will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The NIH has standardized the Small Grant (R03) application characteristics, requirements, preparation, and review procedures in order to accommodate investigator-initiated (unsolicited) applications.  See the NIH Small Grant Program (R03) page for more information.

There is also a list of ICs that do not accept unsolicited R03 applications. Non-participating ICs might solicit other R03 applications using Requests for Applications (RFAs) or Program Announcements (PAs) to meet specific program needs. Information about such initiatives can be obtained in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html and by consulting with NIH staff. In some cases those announcements may specify different application characteristics, review criteria, and receipt dates.

R03 Participating Institutes and Centers
R03 Non-Participating Institutes and Centers
  • NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT Accept R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 Announcement but ONLY accept R03 applications in response to their specific funding opportunity announcementsFIC, NCCAM, NCI, NCRR, NHLBI, NIAMS, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS and NLM.
  • NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT use the R03 mechanism: NCMHD, NEI
Electronic Submission
Electronic Submission – NIH will require electronic submission of the SF424 (R&R) form through Grants.gov to NIH for all R03 grant applications. Institutions must register in two separate systems: Grants.gov and eRA Commons Project Directors/Principal Investigators also must be registered in eRA Commons.

NIH Institute and Center Contacts and Scientific Research Areas of Interest

NIH Institute/Center

Scientific/Research Contact

Financial or Grants Management Contact

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Program
Ms. Joy Boyer
Phone: (301) 402-4997
E-mail: joy_boyer@nih.gov

Ms. Cheryl Chick
Phone: (301) 435-7858
E-mail: chickc@mail.nih.gov

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) uses the Small Grant (R03) mechanism to support research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetic and genomic research.  A more detailed discussion of the high priority research areas covered by this announcement can be found on the NHGRI ELSI Program website: http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10001618

With respect to the ELSI program, the R03 mechanism is designed to:

  • encourage the development of small, focused research projects by legal, historical, ethics, humanities, social sciences and behavioral scholars;
  • support exploratory studies that may provide preliminary findings or pilot data for larger research proposals;
  • support the secondary analysis of existing data;
  • support the development of new methodologies; and
  • stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into ELSI Research

For research applications with direct costs greater than $50,000 a year, or with a project period exceeding 2 years, applicants should refer to the NHGRI ELSI Regular Research Grant (R01) program announcement.  PA-04-050

Prospective applicants may also wish to read “A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research”(http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/11006873) to familiarize themselves with the research interests of the Institute.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Robin A. Barr, D. Phil.
Phone: 301-496-9322
FAX: 301-402-2945
E-mail: BarrR@mail.nih.gov

Linda Whipp
Phone: 301-496-1472
FAX: 301-402-3672
E-mail: whippL@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) will accept investigator-initiated small research projects (R03) for all program areas supported by the Institute. These will be reviewed by CSR. Please consult our Web site, http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/FundingOpportunities/ResearchProjects.htm#r03, for information regarding specific programmatic priorities and other information. See Funding Opportunities for more information and to view NIA's primary or secondary sponsor announcements.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
Gregory Bloss
Phone: 301-443-3865
FAX: 301-443-8614
E-mail: gbloss@mail.nih.gov

Division of Treatment and Recovery Research
Joanne B. Fertig, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-0635
FAX: 301-443-8774
E-mail: jfertig@mail.nih.gov

Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
Dale Hereld, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-0912
FAX: 301-594-0673
E-mail: hereldd@mail.nih.gov

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
John Matochik, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-7319
FAX: 301-443-1650
E-mail: jmatochi@mail.nih.gov

Judy Fox
Phone: 301-443-4704
FAX: 301-443-3891
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will accept investigator-initiated research projects using the R03 mechanism for all areas of alcohol research, particularly those defined as NIAAA special emphasis areas. The Institute's mission statement, extramural research program descriptions, list of special emphasis areas, and active program announcements may be found at the NIAAA web site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov.

The NIAAA R03 program provides limited support for exploring the feasibility of innovative or creative research questions within the research interests of the NIAAA. This includes basic and applied research on biochemical, physiological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms leading to pathological drinking behavior; mechanisms of alcohol-induced organ damage, including fetal injury; and clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches to more effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. While applications may involve a wide variety of biomedical, behavioral, clinical, sociocultural, or other disciplines, relevance to the mission of the NIAAA must be clear.

To obtain more information about existing NIAAA program areas and the corresponding program administrators for R03 awards, please refer to the NIAAA extramural website at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralResearch/default.htm.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Stacy E. Ferguson, Ph.D.
DAIT, NIAID, NIH, DHHS
Phone: 301-451-3103
FAX: 301-480-2381
E-mail: fergusonst@niaid.nih.gov

Madelon Halula, PhD
DAIDS, NIAID, NIH, DHHS
Phone: 301 402-2636    
FAX: 301 480-4456
Email: mhalula@niaid.nih.gov

Samuel S. Perdue, Ph.D.
DMID/NIAID/NIH/DHHS
Phone:  301-402-5083
FAX: 301-402-2508
Email: sperdue@nih.gov

For general information about NIAID support of R03 applications, e-mail NIAIDReceiptReferral@niaid.nih.gov

Ann Devine
Phone: 301-402-5601
FAX: 301-480-3780
Email: adevine@niaid.nih.gov

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will accept investigator-initiated R03 applications for all program areas supported by the Institute. For information on NIAID R03 research opportunities in Biodefense, please see http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/BiodefenseRelated/Biodefense/research/.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Division of Applied Science and Technology
John W. Haller, PhD
Phone: 301-451-4780
FAX: 301-480-4973
E-mail: hallerj@mail.nih.gov

Division of Discovery Science and Technology
Christine A. Kelley, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-451-4778
FAX: 301-480-4973
E-mail: kelleyc@mail.nih.gov

Florence Turska
Phone: 301 451-4782
Email: turskaf@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) uses the small grant (R03) mechanism to provide support for projects requiring small amounts of funding for limited periods of time in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute as represented by its program areas. For more information about the NIBIB mission and relevant areas of research, see the NIBIB website at: http://www.nibib.nih.gov/publicPage.cfm?pageID=296).

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Center for Population Research
Florence P. Haseltine, M.D.
Phone: 301-496-1101
E-mail: haseltif@mail.nih.gov

Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine
A. Tyl Hewitt, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-496-5541
E-mail: th119v@nih.gov

Center for Research for Mothers and Children
Gilman Grave, M.D.
Phone: 301-496-5593
E-mail: graveg@mail.nih.gov

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Ralph M. Nitkin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-402-4206
E-mail: NitkinR@mail.nih.gov

Bryan S. Clark, M.B.A
Chief Grants Management Officer
Phone: 301-435-6975
FAX:    301- 451-5510
Email:  clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) uses the Small Grant (R03) mechanism to provide support for projects requiring minimal funding for limited periods of time in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute as represented by its program areas:

  • Center for Population Research: Contraception Research; Demographic and Behavioral Science; Reproductive Sciences
  • Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine:  Developmental Biology, Genetics and Teratology; Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities; Pregnancy and Perinatology
  • Center for Research for Mothers and Children: Child Development and Behavior; Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth; Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS; Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology
  • The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research: Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Engineering; Biological Sciences; Clinical Practices; Pediatric Critical Care and Rehabilitation

Examples of the types of projects supported by NICHD through the small grant mechanism include: Pilot or feasibility studies; development of research methodology; applied research; high risk/high payoff studies; development of new research technology; small-scale, self-contained projects; and analysis of existing datasets. The research interests of NICHD are described in more detail at: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/org/supported_by.cfm Small Grant (R03) applications assigned to the Institute are evaluated by Scientific Review Groups convened by the NICHD Division of Scientific Review.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Teresa Levitin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-443-2755
FAX: 301-443-0538
E-mail: TL25u@nih.gov

Pam Fleming.
Phone: 301-435-1369
FAX: 301-594-6849
E-mail: pfleming@nida.nih.gov

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uses the Small Grant (R03) mechanism to provide support for projects requiring minimal funding for limited periods of time in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute as represented by its program areas. Examples of the types of projects supported by NIDA through the small grant mechanism include: Pilot or feasibility studies; development of research methodology; applied research; high risk/high payoff studies; development of new research technology; small-scale, self-contained projects; and analysis of existing datasets.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.
Phone: 919-541-5327
FAX: 919-541-5064
E-mail: nadadurs@niehs.nih.gov

Lisa Edwards
Phone: 919-541-0751
FAX: 301-451-5334
E-mail: archer@niehs.nih.gov

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will accept investigator-initiated research projects using the R03 mechanism for all areas of environmental health science research; particularly those defined as NIEHS special emphasis areas. Details on these areas can be found at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/programs/. To obtain more information about existing NIEHS program areas and their corresponding program administrators, please refer to the NIEHS extramural website at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/contacts.cfm.  Investigators should direct scientific questions concerning the use of R03s to the appropriate program administrator responsible for the scientific area proposed.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH Program Staff contacts
Also see Division web pages (below).

Rebecca Claycamp, M.S., C.R.A.
Phone: 301-443-2811
FAX: 301-443-1956
Email: rclaycam@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) uses the Small Grant (R03) mechanism to provide support for projects requiring minimal funding for limited periods of time in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute as represented by its program areas:

Examples of the types of projects supported by NIMH through the small grant mechanism include: pilot or feasibility studies; development of research methodology; high risk studies; development of new research technology; small-scale, self-contained projects; and analysis of existing data sets.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NINDS Referral Officer
Phone: 301-496-9223
FAX: 301-451-5635
Email: nindsreview.nih.gov@mail.nih.gov

James E. Washington, M.Ed.
Phone: 301-496-7449
FAX: 301-451-5635
E-mail: washingj@ninds.nih.gov

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) uses the Small Grants Program (R03) to provide research support for new research projects in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NINDS (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/about_ninds/ninds_overview.htm). Priority will be given to applications in any of the following categories:

  • Research projects leading to a defined product, resource or "deliverable" that has inherent value to the neuroscience community. Some examples include: creation of new animal models (e.g., mouse genetic models), generation of reagents (e.g., antibodies, RNAi, affinity capture reagents for use in a protein chip microarray), development of public resources (e.g., databases), development of cellular models for neurological disorders, development of novel phenotypic or behavioral screens for models of neurological disorders.
  • Research projects that, regardless of whether they are hypothesis-driven, will generate an important and potentially publishable unit of information or dataset (either by itself or in combination with other data). Such projects should utilize a well-designed model of the normal or diseased nervous system. Some examples include: microarray gene expression analyses, proteomic analyses, pre-clinical drug screens.
  • Research projects focused on secondary analysis of clinical data sets. This mechanism could also be appropriate for the collection of samples and/or associated clinical data to be included in the NINDS Genetics Repository (see: http://ccr.coriell.org/Sections/Collections/NINDS/?SsId=10).

Priority will be given to research proposals that include a detailed plan for the sharing of resources and data generated under this award. Potential applicants are advised to contact program staff to verify that the proposed research is relevant to NINDS and responsive to one of the listed criteria. A complete listing of program director contacts may be found at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/about_ninds/organization.htm#Extramural

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

NINR Program Staff contacts, listed by content area, may be found at: http://ninr.nih.gov/ninr/research/dea/function.html.

Brian Albertini
Phone: 301-594-6869
FAX: 301-402-4502
Email: albertib@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) uses the R03 mechanism to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time, with limited resources. Applications may be submitted for this Small Grant Research Program if they address one of the following topics which are derived from the NINR Strategic Plan (http://ninr.nih.gov/ninr/research/diversity/mission.html) and listed below.

  • Cultural and ethnic considerations in health and illness, including culturally sensitive interventions to decrease health disparities among groups by focusing upon health promotion activities and chronic illness management strategies.
  • End-of-life/palliative care research. NINR is currently the lead institute at NIH for this area of research and is focusing on clinical management of physical and psychological symptoms, communication, ethics and clinical decision-making, caregiver support, and care delivery issues.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention research, particularly as they relate to lifestyle changes and healthy behavior maintenance across the lifespan.
  • Symptom management, including pain, cognitive impairment, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, sleep problems, and others.

Examples of the types of projects that NINR will support with the R03 include the following: pilot and feasibility studies; small, self-contained research projects; projects by investigators changing research directions; innovative research for which success may be less certain; development of new research methods or validation of new technology; and novel methods of analysis, including meta-analysis or secondary data analysis..

NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT ACCEPT R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 Announcement but ONLY accept R03 applications in response to their specific funding opportunity announcements
FIC, NCCAM, NCI, NCRR, NHLBI, NIAMS, NIDCD, NIDDK, NIGMS

Fogarty International Center (FIC)

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) will not accept investigator initiated R03 applications but will continue to accept applications in response to the Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA) (http://www.fic.nih.gov/programs/firca.html) and the HIV-AIDS and Related Illnesses Collaboration Award (AIDS-FIRCA) (http://www.fic.nih.gov/programs/aidsfirc.html) R03 programs on a regular basis as described in their Program Announcements. Note: These collaborative programs require an active NIH parent grant as an eligibility condition.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Investigators are encouraged to contact an NCCAM staff member in the Division of Extramural Research for assistance with submitting a grant application.

Each Program Officer is responsible for coordinating different scientific research portfolios.  Specific contact information can be found at: http://nccam.nih.gov/research/contact/index.htm

George Tucker
Phone: 301-594 9102  
FAX: 301-480-1552 
Email: tuckerg@mail.nih.gov

The National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) will not accept R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 FOA. NCCAM uses the R03 mechanism only when specified in specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Christopher L. Hatch, Ph.D.
Phone:  301-496-3428
FAX: 301-402-0275
Email: ch29v@nih.gov

Crystal Wolfrey
Phone:  301-496-8634
FAX: 301-496-8601
Email: wolfreyc@mail.nih.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will NOT accept unsolicited R03s. The NCI will use the R03 mechanism only when specified by specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates. The currently active announcements are listed on the NCI website at: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/funding.htm.

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) will not accept investigator initiated R03 applications.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Stephen C. Mockrin, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-435-0260
FAX: 301-480-1124
Email: mockrins@nhlbi.nih.gov

Suzanne White
Phone: 301-435-0144
FAX: 301-480-3310
Email: whitesa@nhlbi.nih.gov

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will NOT accept R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 FOA.. The NHLBI will use the R03 mechanism only when specified by specific FOAs that it has initiated or in which it participates.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Marie Mancini, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-594-5032
FAX: 301-480-1284
Email: mancinim2@mail.nih.gov

Melinda B. Nelson 
Phone: 301-594-3535
Email: mn23z@nih.gov

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) will not accept investigator initiated R03 applications. The NIAMS will use the R03 mechanism only when specified by specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates. The current active announcement using the R03 mechanism is listed on the NIAMS website at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-031.html

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Dr. Bracie Watson
Phone: 301- 402-3458
Email: Watsonb@nidcd.nih.gov

Christopher Myers
Phone: 301-402-0909
FAX: 301-402-1758
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) will not accept investigator initiated R03 applications but will continue to announce our very specific R03 program on a regular basis as a PAR. The currently active announcement is listed on the NIDCD web site at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding/types/researchgrants.asp#R03

For further information about the NIDCD R03 program contact Dr. Bracie Watson, 301-402-3458.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch
Dr. Lillian Shum
Phone: 301-594-0618
Email: shuml@nidcr.nih.gov 

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Branch
Dr. Melissa Riddle
Phone: 301-451-3888
Email: riddleme@nidcr.nih.gov 

Translational Genomics Research Branch
Dr. Pamela McInnes (Acting)
Phone: 301-594-2419
Email: pmcinnes@nidcr.nih.gov

Center for Clinical Research
Dr. Jane Atkinson
Phone: 301-435-7098
Email: jatkinso@nidcr.nih.gov

Division of Extramural Activities
Lynn Mertens King, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 594-5006
Email: Lynn.King@NIH.gov

Grants Management Branch
Mary Daley
Phone: 301-594-4808
FAX: 301-480-3562
Email: md74u@nih.gov

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) uses the Small Grant (R03) mechanism to provide support for new investigators who are in the early stages of establishing independence in the areas of dental and craniofacial research.  By supporting small pilot or feasibility studies, these awards are intended to facilitate subsequent submission of an application for an Individual Research award (R01).  For more detailed information regarding scientific areas of interest, go to the NIDCR website: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/Research/Extramural/default.htm

Only New Investigators are eligible to apply.  Individuals who have received NIH support for previous individual research awards (R03 or R01) are not eligible.  Individuals who have received an Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15), an exploratory/developmental grant (R21), a Shannon Award (R55), an NIH High Priority, Short-Term Project Award (R56), or a mentored career development award (K01, K08, K12, K16, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00, F30, F32, and T32) are eligible.  Any current support by the F32 and T32 mechanisms must be terminated before an R03 grant can be awarded.  When Multiple Principal Investigators are proposed, all PIs must meet the definition of New Investigator for this box to be checked.

More than one PD/PI, or multiple PDs/PIs, may be designated on the application for projects that require a “team science” approach that clearly does not fit the single-PD/PI model. Additional information on the implementation plans and policies and procedures to formally allow more than one PD/PI on individual research projects is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/multi_pi. All PDs/PIs must be registered in the NIH eRA Commons prior to the submission of the application (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/preparing.htm for instructions).

The decision of whether to apply for a single PD/PI or multiple PD/PI grant is the responsibility of the investigators and applicant organizations and should be determined by the scientific goals of the project. Applications for multiple PD/PI grants will require additional information, as outlined in the instructions below. The NIH review criteria for approach, investigators, and environment have been modified to accommodate applications involving either a single PD/PI or multiple PDs/PIs. When considering multiple PDs/PIs, please be aware that the structure and governance of the PD/PI leadership team as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the individual PD/PIs will be factored into the assessment of the overall scientific merit of the application.  Multiple PDs/PIs on a project share the authority and responsibility for leading and directing the project, intellectually and logistically. Each PD/PI is responsible and accountable to the grantee organization, or, as appropriate, to a collaborating organization, for the proper conduct of the project or program, including the submission of required reports. For further information on multiple PDs/PIs, please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/multi_pi.

NIDCR requires that the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) commit a minimum of 20% effort to the R03 project.   Budgets for direct costs of up to $150,000 over a two-year period may be requested.   In addition, letters of support from the Institution (preferably from the Dean or Department Chair) are strongly encouraged.  The letters should describe the nature of the PD/PIs appointment and commitments to the PD/PI, such as laboratory space, office space, technical assistance, and travel funds.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will not accept R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 FOA.  The NIDDK will limit the use of the R03 mechanism to defined research areas specified in published program initiatives that it has initiated or in which it participates. A listing of these is available at http://www.niddk.nih.gov/fund/crfo/R03pas.htm. Additionally, information on the research areas that NIDDK will support can be found at the following links:

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/fund/program/DEM-list.htm
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/fund/program/DDN-list.htm
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/fund/program/KUH-list.htm.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will not accept investigator initiated R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 FOA. The NIGMS will use the R03 mechanism only when specified by specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Hua-Chuan Sim, M.D.
Phone: 301- 594 4882
FAX: 301- 402-2952
E-mail: simh@mail.nih.gov

Dwight Mowery
Phone: 301-496-4221
FAX: 301-402-0421
E-mail:  moweryd@mail.nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will not accept R03 applications in response to the Parent R03 FOA. NLM uses the R03 mechanism only when specified by specific PAs or RFAs that it has initiated or in which it participates.

NIH Institutes and Centers that DO NOT use the R03 mechanism: NCMHD, NEI

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) does not accept R03 applications.

National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) does not accept small research projects (R03) in any of its program areas. Please consult our website, http://www.nei.nih.gov for information regarding programmatic structure and priorities.


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