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NINR supports clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR offers research opportunities for both Extramural and Intramural (on the NIH campus) Programs. See below for the link to the Intramural Program.

The Extramural Program accepts unsolicited (investigator-initiated) applications. We also accept applications for research grants in response to a published Request for Applications (RFA) or a Program Announcement (PA).

Extramural Program Staff are available to assist you at any stage of the grant application process – preparation, review, funding and post-award management.

The  Grant Development and Management Resources page includes numerous NINR and NIH information sheets and learning aids for both funded investigators and applicants. The learning aids and tutorials are appropriate for all types of funding whether research, training, or fellowships.

All information obtained on non-NINR sites that is specific to other Institutes or Centers should be checked for its application to NINR policy and procedures with NINR Program Directors or Grant Management specialists. This resource is a new addition to the NINR website and we will appreciate your feedback on the usefulness of the information to you. Send comments to info@ninr.nih.gov.

Division of Extramural Science Programs
NINR-sponsored research and research training is facilitated and managed by this Division of NINR.  More...

Division of Intramural Research
Research and training conducted at NINR on the NIH campus is conducted by this Division of NINR.  More...

Grant Development and Management Resources
Information for applicants to assist in the preparation of applications and the management of funded grants.  More...

Funded NINR Grants/Collaborative Activities
Listings of NINR funded research and training centers and phase 3 clinical trials co-funded by NINR.  More...

"The Science of Compassion" - Town Hall Speaker Bios
Bios of scheduled Town Hall event speakers for "The Science of Compassion" NINR End-of-Life & Palliative Care Summit.  More...

NINR Research Highlights
Highlights of recent research accomplishments from the community of NINR-suppported scientists across the U.S.  More...

Spotlight on End-of-Life Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) supports research that addresses NINR's strategic focus on end-of-life (EOL) and palliative care science. This page provides information related to EOL research at NINR and across the NIH.  More...

Spotlight on Pain Research at NINR
An overview of pain research activities at NINR.  More...

Symptom Management Research at NINR
Developing new and better ways to manage adverse symptoms is vital to improving quality of life for those with illness. This webpage provides a broad overview of NINR’s activities in symptom management research, highlighting recent program initiatives and research findings.  More...

The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
NINR and Partners Present a Summit on the Science of Compassion: New Directions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care -- August 10–12, 2011, Hyatt Regency Bethesda.  More...