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NIH Program Supports Small Projects

The National Institutes of Health awards up to $300,000 over three years for small-scale research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students.

The awards are available to investigators who do not have current support from the NIH. Preliminary data are not required, and the grants are renewable. The projects are meant to support meritorious research, expose students to research, and strengthen the university’s research environment.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an eligible institution in terms of the AREA program requirements and the program does not require competition against large universities that have large total support from NIH. Funding is available from most of the NIH institutes.

Key Dates: June 25, October 25, and February 25 — standard deadlines for general research

September 7, January 7, and May 7 for AIDS-related projects

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