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.
- NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) (PAR 13-300)
Support for rigorous scientific research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.
- Research Project Grant (NIH Parent R01) (PA 13-302)
For investigators whose needs are not met by NLM Express Research Grants (PAR 13-300).
- Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NIH Parent R21) (PA 13-303)
Support for early and conceptual work in biomedical informatics, biotechnology information, and health sciences library and information science.
- NLM Informatics Conference Grants (R13) (PA-13-347)
Support for scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops that are relevant to biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.
- Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15) (PA 13-313)
Support for faculty at educational institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH grants.
- NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Grants
Support for research, implementation, and training in data science and other relevant fields to enhance the use of biomedical Big Data.
- Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Grants (R01 and R21) (PAR-13-130 and PAR-13-132)
Support to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions.
- Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities Grants (R01 and R21) (PAR-13-292 and PAR-13-288)
Support for behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disability disparities in the U.S. population.
- NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNET) Grants
NLM's interests focus on novel informatics approaches needed to capture, represent, organize, analyze or integrate research findings related to social and behavioral science priorities of OppNet.
- NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01) (RFA-RM-13-008)
Support for exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish new clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.
- Analysis of Genome-Wide Gene-Environment (G x E) Interactions (R21) (PAR-13-382)
Support for research projects that identify gene-environment interactions through secondary data analyses of existing genomic datasets.
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.
- NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-13-276) Expired
Supplements to supported research and center grants to enhance storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists.
- Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13) (PAR-13-014)
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.
- NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) (RFA-LM-12-001) Expired
Support for projects to bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.
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.
- NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01) (PAR-13-284)
Career development support for biomedical informaticians, leading to research independence.
- Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science (K01) (RFA-HG-14-007)
Big Data Career development support for clinicians and scientists, leading to research independence.
- NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (PA 14-042)
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.
- University Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs (T15)
Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research training in biomedical informatics is available at University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs supported by NLM.
- Research Grant Supplement (Diversity) (PA-12-149)
Supplements to existing NLM research grants to promote diversity in health-related research.
- Research Grant Supplement (Reentry) (PA-12-150)
Supplements to existing NLM research grants to promote reentry into biomedical and behavioral research careers.
- Open Education Resources for Biomedical Big Data (R25) (RFA-HG-14-009)
Development of creative educational activities with a focus on Curriculum or Methods Development.
- Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25) (RFA-HG-14-008)
Support activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's Big Data Science needs.
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.
- Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) (R43/R44) (PA-14-071) and STTR (R41/42) (PA-14-072)
Support for small businesses that seek to undertake informatics research and development leading to commercialization. Phase I, Phase II and Fast-Track.
- Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) (SBIR) (R43/R44) (PAR 09-220) and STTR (R41/R42) (PAR 09-221)
Support for computational science/tool development for basic biomedical research. Phase I, Phase II and Fast-Track.
- Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) (R44) (PA-12-196)
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.