Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications)

Parent announcements are broad Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) allowing applicants to submit investigator-initiated applications for specific activity codes. They are open for up to 3 years and use standard due dates.

NICHD may accept applications under the following FOAs, provided that the project aligns with NICHD research interests and priorities:

Mechanism FOA
R01 Clinical Trial (CT) required PA-20-183 (“parent” FOA)
NOT-HD-21-019 (Related Notice)
R01 Basic Experimental Studies in Humans (BESH) PA-20-184 (“parent” FOA)
R01 CT not allowed PA-20-185 (“parent” FOA)
R03 CT required PA-21-221
R03 BESH PA-21-231
R03 CT not allowed PA-20-200 (“parent” FOA)
R21 CT required PA-20-194 (“parent” FOA)
R21 BESH PA-20-196 (“parent” FOA)
R21 CT not allowed PA-20-195 (“parent” FOA)

NICHD participates in the NIH parent announcements listed here (sorted by Activity Code). Please consult specific FOAs for details.

For the Career Development (K) Announcements, NICHD accepts K01 applications for only three research areas: Rehabilitation Research, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Population Research.


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