This re-issued FOA provides support for New Investigators from nationally underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in conducting research projects within scope of the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK. Its goals are to enhance the pool of investigators from underrepresented backgrounds trained and available to submit subsequent R01 or equivalent applications, research grant awards, the production of research results, and authorship of publications through the support of these small research grants.
In conjunction with its research missions, the NIDDK recognizes that the entry of New Investigators into the ranks of independent, NIH-funded researchers is essential to improve the overall health of this country’s biomedical and behavioral research enterprise. As a result, the NIH and the participating components of the organization are deeply committed to the research support of New Investigators. This program will enable New Investigators to gain additional research experience, and obtain preliminary data on which to base a subsequent research grant application (i.e., R01 or equivalent) within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.
The R21 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate the transition to research independence of New Investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Deadline: standard dates apply
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