NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) -- AIDS

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program 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. 


  • R03 Deadlines: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16.
  • AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.

PA-16-162 Expiration Date: May 8, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Applicants are encouraged to consult the IC Contacts and Special Interests table to determine if an investigator-initiated R03 application is appropriate. Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Scientific/Research Contact at the appropriate IC about their proposed research project during the concept development stage of the application.



Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $50,000 in direct costs per year. The total project period may not exceed two years.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 7, 2019