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The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the U.S.’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. It is the primary U.S. Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behaviour of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.


Research Project Cooperative Agreement (U01)

Programe Description

The U01 supports discrete, specified, circumscribed projects to be performed by investigator(s) in an area representing their specific interests and competencies. It is used when substantial programmatic involvement is anticipated between the awarding Institute and Centre.

Area of Funding

Varies. For detailed information: http://www.nih.gov/icd/


Other Cooperation Programme

Type of Funding

Research Grant


The overall budget amount devoted to intramural and extramural R&D programs for the NIH in FY 2012 is $30.107 billion24. Unless limited in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), there is no specific dollar limit. In 2011 the U01 funded 1,920 awards totaling over $1,72 billion. Sorce: Source: AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program: R&D in the FY 2012 Budget. http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/fy2012/

Duration of Funding

Up to five years.

Funding Conditions

This is a cooperative funding opportunity.
Prior to applying, the PI should document the host country(s) institutional support and where relevant, community support. Before an application is submitted, locally appropriate evidence of prior informed consent and formal agreements specifying the rights and responsibilities of each Group member institution must be signed and dated by the organizational official authorized to enter into such arrangements, and must be on file at the Fogarty International Centre at the NIH.
In general, cooperative agreements are awarded in response to FOAs and not to unsolicited proposals. They frequently include special terms and conditions in addition to those that apply to grants. Similar to grants, cooperative agreement competing proposals may be for either a new project, by paper or electronic submission or for a Renewal. They also may be for a Competing Supplement, now called a Revision, to an existing award for project expansion.

Please read the following PDF document (extracted from printed catalogue) to obtain other useful information about DHS and eligibility language before applying:

Application Notes

Varies, some may only allow foreign (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations’ application, please always verify eligibility of a specific FOA before applying.

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Foreign Grants Information

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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.