Organization Eligibility for NIH Research Enhancement Awards

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The NIH Research Enhancement Award (R15) supports small-scale research projects at 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.

Two programs are supported under the R15 activity code each with its own general eligibility requirements

  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions
    • The application must be submitted by the eligible undergraduate-focused organization with a unique entity identifier (such as DUNS) and a unique NIH eRA Institutional Profile File (IPF) number. See NOT-OD-21-135.
    • The applicant institution must be an accredited public or non-profit private school that grants baccalaureate degrees in biomedical sciences.
    • At the time of application submission, all the non-health professional components of the institution together have not received support from the NIH totaling more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years.
    • A signed letter is required from the Provost or similar official with institution-wide responsibility verifying the eligibility of the applicant institution at the time of application submission.
  • Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools
    • The application must be submitted by the eligible health professional or graduate school with a unique entity identifier (such as DUNS) and a unique NIH eRA Institutional Profile File (IPF) number. See NOT-OD-21-135.
    • The applicant organization must be an accredited public or non-profit private school that grants baccalaureate or advanced degrees in health professions or advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
    • At the time of application submission, the applicant institution may not have received support from the NIH totaling more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years.
    • A signed letter is required from the Provost or similar official with institution-wide responsibility verifying the eligibility of the applicant institution at the time of application submission.

The R15 funding opportunity announcements contain additional organization and principal investigator eligibility details.

Applicants are encouraged to use the following resources to help determine eligibility:

Check out our NIH Research Enhancement Award (R15) page for additional information on these exciting programs.

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