The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 50 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. More NIAID Overview
Planning and Priorities
Strategic plans, research plans and agendas are available here.
Council and Committees
Council and committee information for NIAID and their roles are listed here.
The NIAID budget can be viewed here or a PDF of the budget can be downloaded for printing.
The new NIAID Fact Book (PDF, 7.9MB) provides expanded information about the organization and staff of NIAID; the Institute’s budget and funding history; and its extramural grants, contracts, and research training programs. Previously, this information was included in the NIAID Profile, which also described the Institute’s activities in basic research and clinical investigation and provided overviews of the Institute’s major accomplishments and goals. A publication describing NIAID’s scientific programs is forthcoming.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases traces its origins to a small laboratory established in 1887 at the Marine Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y. Read about NIAID history.
NIAID has had five directors in its 50-year history. Previous directors' biographies are found here.
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