Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Submission Date: May 7, 2009

Deadline: (Multiple dates, see announcement)

The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. These AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale health-related research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. This funding opportunity will use the R15 mechanism. Eligible organizations include all public or private institutions and components of institutions such as health professional schools/colleges and other academic components of domestic institutions offering baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the sciences related to health, except those that have received research grants and/or cooperative agreements from the NIH totaling more than $3 million per year (in both direct and indirect costs) in each of four (4) or more of the last seven (7) years.

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