I’m Submitting My Application in Response to a Parent Announcement: Can any NIH Institute or Center Fund It?


Not necessarily! Your proposed research needs to fall within the mission of NIH and the mission of at least one participating office, institute, or center listed on the funding opportunity announcement to which you are applying. While our broad “parent announcements” do allow NIH to accept applications on a broad range of research topics, not all NIH institutes participate on all parent announcements. For example, our parent R01 announcement currently lists 23 participating organizations, while our parent R21 only lists 18. If your proposed research does not fall under the mission of a participating office, institute, or center, then we cannot assign your application for peer review or funding consideration. Remember: check for fit, before you submit.

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