Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supp- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The NIAMS is committed to supporting investigators in its various mission areas and across all career stages. The purpose of this NOSI is to promote innovation and exploration of high-risk ideas within the NIAMS mission by providing supplemental funding to investigators. The STAR Program is designed to allow investigators to expand upon and explore new opportunities within the broad scope of a currently funded, peer-reviewed research project to facilitate the transition from a single project to a research program. This administrative supplement award program will support activities that provide the basis to effectively allow investigators to transition from a single, structured research project to multiple, related projects with interconnected goals but with clearly distinct focus and approaches.

Application Due Date(s) – November 4, 2021; April 4, 2022; November 4, 2022; April 4, 2023,November 3, 2023; April 4, 2024


Expiration Date: April 5, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Investigators will have had a first NIAMS-supported R01 initially awarded with early stage investigator (ESI) status and must have successfully renewed that R01 (i.e. Type 2 R01). Additionally, eligible investigators must not have held more than two R01-equivalent grants ( including the renewed R01 that was funded by NIAMS with ESI status. The NIAMS-funded renewal must represent the primary focus of interest of the PD/PI’s research.
  • Parent type 2 R01 award must be active and the research proposed in the supplement application must be within the original scope of the NIH-supported grant project. The supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment of the active award and all additional costs must be within the scope of the peer reviewed and approved project.
  • An investigator who is in the second or third year of the current type 2 R01 award is eligible for the STAR supplement. Multiple PD/PI awards are not eligible for consideration for the STAR supplement.
  • Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each is sufficiently distinct from any other administrative supplement currently under consideration by the awarding NIH Institute or Center. Investigators may receive only one supplement award under the NIAMS STAR program.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 3, 2023