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Funding & Notices

Funding & Notices

NCATS offers several types of funding opportunities.

The mission of NCATS is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. NCATS supports an array of grant programs and in-kind services designed to support this mission. The Center provides intramural and extramural grant funding to support research projects, core facilities, and scientific resources and tools. It also provides opportunities for small businesses and other partners to collaborate on research projects. In addition, NCATS supports state-of-the-science conferences and events. Learn more about current funding and collaboration opportunities and how to apply or obtain more information below.

Open Funding and Collaboration Opportunities
The majority of NCATS awards are for applications sent in response to targeted a Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). NCATS develops FOAs with an aim to stimulate translational research in areas of greatest need and for identified gaps in diagnostics and therapy development. Unsolicited grant applications directed to NCATS currently are limited to small business opportunities and conference grant applications. These applications are submitted in response to a corresponding NIH-wide Parent Announcement.

Grantee Information
Learn more about NCATS grants management, including funding plans, prior approval requests and changes in grants policy.

How to Apply or Collaborate
Application instructions vary depending upon the type of scientific program. Select the type of program from the Program Index to access detailed instructions about how to apply or collaborate with NCATS or read the frequently asked questions about collaborating with NCATS. For technology development and partnership opportunities, see NCATS' Strategic Alliances for Technology Transfer page.

Small Businesses
Learn more about how small businesses can collaborate and apply for NCATS funding.

Support for Scientific Conferences
Learn more about how to apply for NIH-funded scientific conference grants to support national and internal meetings.

Information and Resources
NIH offers several tools and resources to help individuals search for awarded grants by location and Center; find information on the research projects funded by NIH, including links to access related publications and patents; and learn more about the NIH grant application process, how to apply, and NIH peer review.

Related Links

Search Awarded Grants

Information on grants awarded by NCATS may be searched by the investigator’s or institution’s name, their location, or by the grant or program number. This tool is one of many offered by the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT), which provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.

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NIH Loan Repayment

NCATS participates in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs, which provide up to $35,000 in annual educational loan repayment for scientists conducting biomedical and behavioral research. Learn more about these programs.