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Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The R21 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate the transition to research independence of New Investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Funding Opportunity Details

NOT-DK-17-019; NOT-DK-17-017; NOT-OD-17-062; NOT-DK-16-029; NOT-OD-16-004

Salina P. Waddy, M.D.

Key Dates


30 days prior to the application due date

Any due dates on or after Jan 25, 2018 must use reissued FOA.

Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.