Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide time and support for the applicant to develop and finalize plans for the design and execution of investigator-initiated clinical trials that are highly relevant to the NINR mission. Activities supported by this planning grant must include feasibility and pilot studies that inform the intervention viability and/or the trial design.

Receipt Date:

Expires: January 8, 2022

Total Awards:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

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