National Institutes of Health:
Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA)
DUE: JUN 25 OCT 25 FEB 25
The AREA program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects.
These grants are intended to create a research opportunity for scientists and institutions otherwise
unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs to support the Nationís biomedical and
behavioral research effort. It is anticipated that investigators supported under the AREA program will benefit from the
opportunity to conduct independent research; that the grantee institution will benefit from a research environment
strengthened through AREA grants and furthered by participation in the diverse extramural programs of the NIH; and
that available students will benefit from exposure to and participation in scientific research in the biomedical, behavioral
and clinical sciences. The AREA program is a research grant program and not a training or fellowship program.
Active involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in the proposed research is encouraged, and reviewers will
consider whether the proposed project will expose undergraduate (preferably, if available) and graduate students to
meritorious research. However, the application should not focus on training objectives and training plans should not
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are accepted from institutions of higher education that: (1) offer baccalaureate or advanced
degrees in the sciences related to biomedical and behavioral and meet the requirement of receiving research grants
and/or cooperative agreements from the NIH totaling not more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/
indirect costs) in each of four (4) or more of the last seven (7) years; and (2) are a "Health professional school/college"
or "other academic component" at a university/college. See the web site for details.
FUNDING: Applicants may request a maximum of $300,000 total direct costs plus applicable Facilities & Administrative
(F&A)/indirect costs for the entire project period of up to three years. Note when a consortium is involved, the
$300,000 direct cost limit is exclusive of consortium F&A costs. These can be requested in addition to the $300,000
direct costs limit.
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