The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), funds basic, translational, and clinical research in fields relevant to human health. In addition to research grants, support is also provided for research-related activities, including fellowships and training programs, career development, loan repayment, scientific conferences, and shared resources.

Helpful resources include:

The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH supported research.

A powerful query interface associated with NIH RePORTER, Matchmaker allows you to identify NIH funded projects that are similar to your supplied abstracts, research bios, or other scientific text. Also included is a Program Official tab that identifies program officials associated with your matched projects. From the list of program officials, you are one click away from their contact information and matched projects in their portfolios. 


The ECR Program aims to help early-career scientists (Assistant Professor level or equivalent) become more competitive as grant applicants through the first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversify the Center for Scientific Review's (CSR) pool of trained reviewers. 

Learn more about the CSR Early Career Reviewer Program

The National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) hosted a presentation by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) on strategies for developing successful applications for NIH grants. Additional NIH-related resources from NORDP may be found on their website.

Photo: Chun Han, a Nancy M. and Samuel C. Fleming Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology studies the mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis and neurodegeneration using Drosophila sensory neurons as a model system.