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Eligibility by Career Level

​Click a tab below to see which NIDDK opportunities you are eligible for.

Established Investigator/Mentor

The NIDDK provides funding for independent investigators who have an established track record of research.  NIDDK supports the mentoring activities of mid-career patient-oriented investigators who are both nationally recognized experts in an NIDDK-relevant field and strong mentors.​​​​


Funding Mechanism

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DP1 NIH Director's Pioneer Award
​Supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering – and possibly transforming approaches – to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.​​
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DP3 Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award
​Supports research tackling major challenges in type 1 diabetes and promoting new approaches to these challenges by scientific teams.
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K12 Physician Scientist Award
Award to an institution to support several individuals as they transition from fellowship to faculty while pursuing a research project with the help of a mentor(s).  ​
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K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
Supports established clinician scientists to enable them to pursue their patient-oriented research while mentoring the next generation of patient-oriented researchers. ​
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P01 Program Project Grant
​Supports a broadly based, multidisciplinary, often long-term research program which has a specific major objective or a basic theme.
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P20 Center Exploratory Grant
​Supports planning for new programs, modification of existing resources, and feasibility studies to explore various approaches to the development of interdisciplinary programs that offer potential solutions to problems of significance to the NIH.​
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P30 Center Core Grant
​Supports shared resources and facilities for categorical research by a number of investigators who provide a multidisciplinary approach to a joint research effort.
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P50 Specialized Center Grant
​Supports any part of the full range of research and development from very basic to clinical; may involve ancillary supporting activities such as protracted patient care necessary to the primary research or R&D effort.​
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R01 Research Project Grant
​Support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.​
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R13 Research Conference Grant
Supports recipient sponsored and directed international, national, or regional meetings, conferences, and workshops.
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R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
​Supports small-scale research projects at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists that have not been major recipients of NIH support.​​
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R18 Research Demonstration and Dissemination Project
​Provides support designed to develop, test, and evaluate health service activities, and to foster the application of existing knowledge for the control of categorical diseases.
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R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant
​Supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.
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R24 Resource-Related Research Project
​Supports research projects that will enhance the capability of resources to serve biomedical research.
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R25 Education Projects
​Support to develop and/or implement a program as it relates to a category in one or more of the areas of education, information, training, technical assistance, coordination, or evaluation.​
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R34 Clinical Trial Planning Grant
​Supports the initial development of a clinical trial, including the establishment of the research team; the development of tools for data management and oversight; the development of a trial design and other essential elements of the study; and the collection of feasibility data.​
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R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant (STTR)
Supports cooperative R&D projects between small business concerns and research institutions to establish the technical merit and feasibility of ideas that have potential for commercialization. Awards are made to small business concerns only.
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R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR)
​Supports projects to establish the technical merit and feasibility of R&D ideas which may ultimately lead to a commercial product(s) or service(s).​
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S06 Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
​Supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral and health services research.​
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SC1 Research Enhancement Award
Supports individual investigator-initiated research projects aimed at developing researchers at minority-serving institutions to a stage where they can transition successfully to other extramural support (R01 or equivalent).​
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SC2 Pilot Research Project
Supports individual investigator-initiated pilot research projects for faculty at minority-serving institutions to generate preliminary data for a more ambitious research project.​
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T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Award to an institution to support several individuals, selected by the institution, in either short-term, predoctoral, and/or postdoctoral training positions with experienced mentors.
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T32 Diversity NRSA Diversity Supplement Award
Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T32 MSRT Medical Student Research Training Supplement
​Additional slot awarded to an existing training grant for either a specific medical student wishing to take a year off from school to pursue research training or for a pre- or post-doctoral trainee from a group underrepresented in biomedical research, when no slot is available on the training grant.
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T35 Short-Term National Research Service Award (NRSA)
​Provides 2-3 months of support for medical students, selected by the institution, to pursue research training during off-quarters or summer periods.​​
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U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreement
Supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.​
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U13 Research Conference Cooperative Agreement
​Supports international, national, or regional meetings, conferences, and workshops where substantial programmatic involvement is planned to assist the recipient.​
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U34 Multi-center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement
​Supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his specific interest and competencies.
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U54 Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement
​Supports any part of research and development from very basic to clinical; may involve ancillary supportive activities such as protracted patient care necessary to the primary research or R&D effort.​
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UC4 High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement Programs—Multi-Yr Funding
​Supports multi-year funded cooperative agreement research with high impact ideas that may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation; accelerate breakthroughs; stimulate early and applied research on cutting-edge technologies; foster new approaches to improve the interactions among multi- and interdisciplinary research teams; or, advance the research enterprise in a way that could stimulate future growth and investments and advance public health and health care delivery.
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X01 Resource Access Program
​Invites eligible institutions to seek access to NIH research resources. This includes programs where institutions will request access to submit to the resource. It also includes programs where access to a NIH research resource is needed to conduct research.
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