NICHD uses a variety of funding mechanisms to support research at other institutions, organizations, and facilities. The following sections provide general information about the research support mechanisms used by the institute.
NICHD takes part in the NIH-wide Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Visit the NICHD Small Business Programs section for more information, including specific funding announcements.
NICHD supports diversity and re-entry supplements to help enhance the health-related workforce. Applications for these supplements are accepted three times per year for all career stages, as outlined in the specific funding announcement. Applicants should follow announcement guidelines, except for instances where NICHD-specific program guidelines differ. NICHD provides program priorities and supplemental guidelines (PDF 200 KB).
|Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research and Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers|
|T32 Diversity Supplement Program for Pre-and Postdoctoral Candidates|
NIH uses the term “Parent” announcement for broad-based NOFOs that are supported by many, but not all, NIH institutes, centers, and offices (ICOs). These NOFOs can accept applications for a wide variety of research topics. Upon receipt, applications are assigned to the most appropriate ICO based on the ICO’s research mission and priorities.
It’s important for potential applicants to remember that not every ICO participates in every “Parent” NOFO, and that an application cannot be assigned to an ICO that does not participate in the NOFO. Therefore, applicants are urged to pay specific attention to the Part 1 of the NOFO, which lists “Participating Organizations” and “Components of Participating Organizations,” before submitting an application. Potential applicants should also remember that selecting the appropriate NOFO will also depend upon whether or not the project involves a clinical trial. As described in NOT-HD-19-012, applicants proposing basic experimental studies involving humans (BESH) projects for consideration by NICHD may apply to one of the NOFOs that allows clinical trial applications and in which NICHD participates.
When scientifically appropriate, applications may also be submitted to one of the topic-specific clinical trials NOFOs in which NICHD participates, as listed on Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications).