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NIH Institutes

The NIH Funding Announcements page provides links to each Institute's funding support for stem cell research.

Policy and Guidance

The Policy and Guidelines page offers links to important federal policies and guidelines relating to stem cell research.

The NIH Grants Policy Statement is the definitive resource for grants policy. Those interested in applying for a specific grant solicitation will find references and links to relevant policies within the grant announcement.

NIH Guide

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts serves as the official publication of NIH policies, procedures, and availability of funds. The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research. NIH encourages research in areas of top priority (such as stem cell research) by publishing PAs, RFAs, and RFPs, as follows:

  • Program Announcement (PA): announces increased priority and/or emphasizes particular funding mechanisms for a specific area of science; applications accepted on standard receipt dates on an on-going basis. (A PAR is a PA for which special referral guidelines apply, described in the PAR.)
  • Request for Applications (RFA): identifies a more narrowly defined area for which one or more NIH institutes have set aside funds for awarding grants; one receipt date, specified in RFA.
  • Request for Proposals (RFP): solicits proposals for a contract; one receipt date, specified in RFP.

CRISP Database

A search using CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) will provide you with information on the research projects that are currently supported by federal funds or past projects that were federally funded (1972–present).

  • Search CRISP Try entering stem cell in the search terms box and checking Phrase for the Global Logic setting.