P30 Centers


This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications to establish P30 Centers of Excellence in Self-Management of Symptoms.  The purpose of this program is to support NINR P30 Centers of Excellence for the sustainability of and to enhance interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting Self-Management of Symptoms. In addition these Centers of Excellence will enable support for the development of research infrastructures and centralized resources in support of research programs. It is our goal to have NINR P30 Centers that will be successful in their efforts to:  (1) develop sustainable interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research capacity for scientists conducting nursing research by establishing centralized research resources and a research infrastructure; (2) advance the Center’s thematic science area through complementary, synergistic research activities; and (3) enable feasibility research that will develop into new programs of research and independent investigator research applications.

P20 Centers


The P20 mechanism is used to support planning for new programs, expansion or modification of existing resources, and feasibility studies to explore various approaches to the development of interdisciplinary programs that offer potential solutions to problems of special significance to the mission of the NIH. This P20 may lead to center sustainability and/or the ability to be funded through other specialized or comprehensive grants. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to build P20 Centers in the self-management of symptoms and build research teams for the future. The purpose of NINR P20 Centers is to plan and build new research teams in interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting self-management of symptoms.  In addition these P20 Centers seek to plan and build new research infrastructures and centralized resources in support of self-management of symptoms research.

About the NINR Research Centers Program:

The NINR Research Centers program is designed to increase research capability and expand the science of investigators working on multiple projects by promoting collaboration between groups and across institutions, through the use of shared resources and expertise. These settings promote the development of skilled new investigators dedicated to interdisciplinary research.  The collaborative approach to research typified in Centers has been found to be valuable in producing results that become the evidence base for practice. In 2004, the Committee for the Assessment of NIH Centers of Excellence Programs reviewed NIH Centers programs and stated in an IOM report that, “Extramural centers offer an attractive mechanism for supporting research that benefits from a multidisciplinary, team-based approach, especially research aimed at understanding complex biomedical systems, and for translating basic scientific discoveries into useful clinical applications.”

Centers Program Contact:

Dr. Donna Jo McCloskey

Dr. Donna Jo ("DJ") McCloskey
Email:  mccloskd@mail.nih.gov
Phone:  301-594-5971

Frequently Asked Questions about the NINR Research Centers Program and Program Projects

Click here to get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about NINR's P20 and P30 Centers of Excellence.

For more specific inquiries, please call or email the NINR Program Project or Center Contacts listed above.