Summary of Grants Programs

Investigator-Initiated Research Project
Supports a discrete specified project performed in an investigator's area of competency. Areas of interest to ORIP include research to create new or to improve existing technologies or instruments or to establish, expand, or improve an animal model or model system.

Funding Category Program Description Mechanism ORIP Contacts
Research Grants Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA):
Supports small-scale, resource-related research projects conducted by faculty at institutions that award bachelor degrees in health or the health sciences. Areas of interest to ORIP include research and development of instruments/technologies, laboratory animal sciences, or lower organisms, tissues, and cells in culture for use in biomedical research.
R15 Comparative Medicine
 
Resources and Centers Animal Model, Animal, and Biological Materials Resources:
Supports specialized colonies of laboratory animals, including nonhuman primates; biological materials; genetic stocks, and animal-related information resources. These resources serve qualified investigators without regard to scientific disciplines or disease orientations of research activities.
P40 Comparative Medicine
 
Resources and Centers Animal Model, Animal, and Biological Materials Resources (Cooperative Agreement):
Supports development of mammalian and non-mammalian models for all qualified investigators without regard to the scientific disciplines or disease orientations of their research activities.
U42 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Grants Exploratory/Developmental Research Projects - Phase I:
Supports innovative, high-risk, exploratory/development projects for new or improved biomedical technologies or animal or animal-related models for biomedical research applications. Preliminary data are not required. Projects should challenge paradigms and encompass existing novel ideas to improve the understanding of a biomedical research problem.
R21 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Grants Investigator-Initiated Research Project:
Supports a discrete specified project performed in an investigator's area of competency. Areas of interest to ORIP include research to create new or to improve existing technologies or instruments or to establish, expand, or improve an animal model or model system.
R01 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards Midcareer Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research:
Supports established pathobiologists to allow them protected time to devote to mouse pathobiology research and to mentor new investigators.
K26 Comparative Medicine
 
Resources and Centers National Primate Research Centers:
Supports specialized nonhuman primate (NHP) research facilities, including core research staff, equipment, NHP breeding colonies, and related resources. These centers are accessible to qualified investigators supported by NIH and other peer-reviewed research project grants.
P51 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards National Research Service Award - Institutional Training:
Enables institutions to award NRSAs to persons selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas.
T32 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards National Research Service Award - Professional Student Short-Term Research Training:
Supports institutions to provide veterinary students in health professional schools research experience for periods of two to three months during quarters or summer periods to encourage research in areas of national need.
T35 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards National Research Service Award - Senior Fellows:
Provides support to allow for protected time for training scientists who have at least 7 years of research experience and wish to significantly change the direction of their research careers, or to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. An award may be used in conjunction with sabbatical leave.
F33 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award:
Provides opportunities for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for highly promising, postdoctoral research scientists, followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent research position. Award recipients will be expected to compete successfully for independent R01 support from the NIH during the career transition award period.
K99, R00 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards Research Education Program for Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians (R25):
Provides research education for veterinarians interested in pursuing a career in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM).
R25 Comparative Medicine
 
Facilities Improvement Research Facilities Improvement:
Supports expansion, remodeling, renovation, or alteration of existing research facilities or construction of new research facilities. Facilities must support basic or clinical biomedical or behavioral research or research training.
C06 Construction and Instruments
 
Research Grants Resource-Related Grant:
Supports applied studies to characterize and develop new animal, cell culture, or computer/mathematics models (or to improve existing ones) that have the potential for becoming well-used systems for research projects. Applicants must demonstrate a need for the resource within the biomedical research community.
R24 Comparative Medicine
 
Resources and Centers Resource-Related Research Projects:
Supports research projects that contribute to improvement of resources capability to serve biomedical research.
U24 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Grants Scientific Conferences:
Supports grantee-sponsored and directed international and national meetings, conferences, and workshops related to research resources.
R13, U13 Comparative Medicine

 
Shared Instrumentation Shared Instrumentation Grants:
Supports the purchase of commercially available and technologically sophisticated instruments in the $100,000 to $500,000 price range. Instruments must be used on a shared basis at institutions with a high concentration of investigators supported by NIH research project grants.
S10 Construction and Instruments
 
Shared Instrumentation Shared Instrumentation, High-End Grants:
Supports the acquisition of a major, advanced instrument in the $750,000 to $2,000,000 range (direct costs only). The instrument must be used on a shared basis at institutions with a high concentration of investigators supported by NIH research project grants.
S10 Construction and Instruments
Small Business Award Programs Small Business Innovation Research Awards (SBIR):
Phase I (R43) supports research to establish the technical merit and feasibility of research ideas that may ultimately lead to commercial products or services that will have broad application to biomedical research. Phase I also determines the quality of performance of the small business awardee organization prior to providing further federal support.
R43 Small Business
 
Small Business Award Programs Small Business Innovation Research Awards (SBIR):
Phase II (R44) supports research or research and development (R&D) initiated in Phase I that is likely to result in commercial products or services.
R44 Small Business
 
Small Business Award Programs Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR):
Phase I (R41) and Phase II (R42) of the STTR Program seek to increase the commercialization of technology developed through Federal funding that will ultimately benefit the public. However, the unique feature of the STTR Program is the requirement for the small business concern applicant organization to partner and formally collaborate with research universities and other nonprofit research institutions. Important differences between the SBIR and STTR program requirements are explained on the NIH SBIR and STTR Web site.
R41, R42 Small Business
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards Special Emphasis Research Career Award in Pathology and Comparative Medicine:
Supports graduate veterinarians with experience in laboratory animal sciences to become independent biomedical investigators in research that is related to comparative medicine.
K01 Comparative Medicine
 
Research Career Development and Training Awards Training for Veterinary Students in Animal-Oriented, Hypothesis-Based Research - Institutional Training:
Enables institutions to award grants to support individuals pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine (DVM or VMD) for a one-year training opportunity in hypothesis-based laboratory animal medicine, comparative medicine or pathology, or related areas in biomedical research.
T32 Comparative Medicine
 

Last updated: 11-11-2021