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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

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NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trail Not Allowed) (PA-20-195)


Support for early stage conceptual work and feasibility tests in data science, biomedical informatics and bioinformatics. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques or approaches that could have major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Preliminary data are not required, but applicants are urged to provide milestones by which progress on the project can be measured. Only electronic applications are accepted.

For details on research interests, see the NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01) (PAR-13-300).

NLM Contacts

Clinical and Public Health Informatics: Dr. Hua-Chuan Sim,
Bioinformatics and Translational Informatics: Dr. Jane Ye,
Consumer Health Informatics and Information Sciences: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,


Deadlines for New Applications: February 16, June 16, and October 16 each year
Deadlines for Revised Applications: March 16, July 16, and November 16 each year
Full listing of deadlines for competing applications: //

This program expires May 8, 2023 unless reissued.

Last Reviewed: November 23, 2022