Grants are available for fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics. Areas of research interest include: representation, organization and retrieval of biomedical and biological data and images; enhancement of human intellectual capacities through virtual reality, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; medical decision-making; linguistic analyses for natural language processing and understanding; informatics topics relevant to public health and informatics for disaster management.
Encourage research applications to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change.
Support for collaborative translational research projects aligned with NIH efforts to enhance the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health.
Resource grants are designed to improve the dissemination, management and use of biomedical knowledge. Resource grants support the development and deployment of knowledge management tools, resources, and services that address identified, unmet needs for a broad audience.
Support for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.
Career Development Support
NLM offers an early career development award to help informatics trainees make the transition to a successful independent research career. A loan repayment program provides for the repayment of educational loan debt of qualified health professionals.
Career transition assistance for biomedical informaticians moving from mentored research to their first independent research program.
Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP-CR and LRP-PR)
NLM has suspended our participation in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). If you are interested in applying to the LRP, please refer to www.lrp.nih.gov and direct your inquiry to one of the other NIH Institutes/Centers.
To assure an adequate national pool of informatics researchers and health information specialists, training is offered through formal programs and individual fellowships.
Supplements to existing NLM research grants to promote reentry into biomedical and behavioral research careers.
Small Business Research & Development Support
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants are made to U.S. small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization. The STTR program requires a small business applicant organization to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II.
Support for small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization in the area of Health IT. The SBC must have received a prior Phase I award or may apply for a Fast-Track (Phase I/Phase II) under this FOA.