Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for a broad range of research efforts in computational genomics, data science, statistics, and bioinformatics relevant to one or both of basic or clinical genomic science, and broadly applicable to human health and disease. This FOA supports fundamental genomics research developing innovative analytical methodologies and approaches, early stage development of tools and software, and refinement or hardening of software and tools of high value to the biomedical genomics community. Work supported under this FOA should be enabling for genomics and be generalizable or broadly applicable across diseases and biological systems. All applications should address how the methods would scale to address larger and larger data sets.


  • Letter of Intent Due Dates: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Dates: November 16, 2018; July 16, 2019; November 16, 2019; July 16, 2020; November 16, 2020; July 16, 2021
  • AIDS Application Due Dates:¬†January 7, 2018; September 7, 2019; January 7, 2019; September 7, 2020; January 7, 2020; September 7, 2021

PAR-18-844 Expiration Date September 8, 2021




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 16, 2020