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Eligibility by Career Level

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

​​Newly Independent Investigator

The NIDDK provides research funding for investigators who recently achieved independence by receiving their first R01.​​​​​​​​​


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DP2 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Supports highly innovative research projects by new investigators in all areas of 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 promotes new approaches to these challenges by scientific teams.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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