NIH AREA (R15) Grants

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UNH is eligible to apply for Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15) which support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support.

The goals of the AREA grant program play to UNH areas of strength:

  • support meritorius research
  • expose students to research
  • strengthen research envirionment of the institution

AREA grants will support small-scale, new or ongoing projects, including:

  • pilot research projects and feasibility studies
  • development, testing, and refinement of research techniques
  • secondary analysis of available data sets
  • similar discrete research projects that demonstrate research capability

AREA projects should include plans to expose undergraduate students to hands-on research

  • Support is for up to 3 years and up to $300,000 (direct costs)
  • Multiple PIs are allowed
  • Preliminary data are not required but are allowed
  • Most NIH Institutes and Centers participate

Deadlines for AREA applications each year: February 25, June 25, and October 25

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Key Points:

  • Be sure to use the appropriate FOA for your project type

  • Be sure you meet the principal investigator elgibility requirements

  • Your Grant and Contract Administrator (GCA) in Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) will upload the now-required institutional eligibility letter when assembling the application package

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The Research and Large Center Development Office provides NIH- and AREA-specific assistance:
 
2) In the RD Digital Library: NIH Proposal Development Tools
  • –AREA R15 FOA Deconstructions (application components & instructions)
  • –Standard and/or sample text for AREA-specific components of the Facilities and Other Resources section (See “UNH Hints….”)
  • –Annotated biosketch
  • –Other resources to help you get to know NIH and its procedures

                and more….

 

NIH Resources

 

Research Development Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

CONTACT INFORMATION

UNH Research and Large Center Development Office Contacts

 

Mark Milutinovich
Phone: (603) 862-5338
Email: 
mark.milutinovich@unh.edu

Maria Emanuel
Phone: (603) 862-4377
Email: 
maria.emanuel@unh.edu

Lynnette Hentges
Phone: (603) 862-2002
Email: 
lynnette.hentges@unh.edu

Michael Thompson
Phone: (603) 862-5255
Email: 
michael.thompson@unh.edu