NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).


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

PA-20-200 Expiration Date: New Date January 8, 2025 per issuance of NOT-OD-24-099. (Original Expiration Date: May 8, 2023)

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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


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

External Deadline

June 16, 2024