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We sponsor a variety of grants and funding opportunities. We also participate in funding opportunities sponsored by other parts of NIH.

Funding Policy

We prioritize resources and projects that promote innovation in translational science and improve human health. We provide individual consideration to each grant application.

Scientific Review

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Scientific Review

We carry out fair, objective and appropriate peer review of NCATS grant applications and contract proposals.

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Peer Review

Review staff also cooperate on the development of notices of funding opportunities and provide advice to colleagues in support of NCATS programs.

Small Business Opportunities

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are government set-aside programs for U.S. small businesses and research organizations to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit.

Conference Grant Information

Researchers may apply for NIH-funded scientific conference grants to support high-quality meetings that are relevant to public health and our mission.

NCATS Challenges & Prize Competitions

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Current Challenges

Learn more about the current Challenge opportunities.

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Challenge Winners

See the winners of the Challenges and Prize Competitions.

We organize Challenges and Prize Competitions to discover creative solutions to critical issues. Our program engages a diverse group of people from all over the country to collaborate and stimulate innovative ideas.

Last updated on November 8, 2023