The Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP), led by Dr. Marguerite Littleton Kearney, PhD, RN, FAAN, serves NINR’s extramural research community and NINR by overseeing policy and management for grants and contracts to support NINR research and training. DESP also performs other specialized functions for the Institute, such as overseeing a nationwide Research Centers program.
OEP manages the funding activities of NINR that occur outside of NIH, in research institutions across the country and around the world.
OEPCR manages the funding activities of NINR in end-of-life and palliative care research including support of EOLPC activities across the NIH and extramural community.
OERA provides leadership and advice to the Senior Executive for Science Programs on implementing and coordinating extramural research, training and career development grant program operations and policies.