Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research addressing fundamental questions in basic neuroscience. Proposed projects can address any area of neuroscience within the missions of the participating institutes and should focus on understanding the development, the structure and/or the function of the normal nervous system. While fundamental basic research often generates insights relevant to disorders of the nervous system, this FOA is not intended to stimulate research that is explicitly disease-related.


  • R01 Due Dates: Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Oct. 5
  • AIDS Due Dates: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7

PAS-18-483 Expiration Date New Date May 8, 2021 per issuance of NOT-NS-21-012. (Original Expiration Date: January 8, 2021)

Agency Website

Amount Description

NINDS intends to fund up to 12 awards, corresponding to a total of $5.0 million for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

    Funding Type





    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Medical - Basic Science

    External Deadline

    February 5, 2021