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Exploratory/Developmental Grants Phase II (R33)

Programe Description

The R33 award is to provide a second phase for the support for innovative exploratory and development research activities initiated under the R21 mechanism. Although only R21 awardees are generally eligible to apply for R33 support, specific program initiatives may establish eligibility criteria under which applications could be accepted from applicants demonstrating progress equivalent to that expected under R33.

Area of Funding

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


National research and/or Innovation Funding Programme available to European citizens

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 billion19. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism, numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. In 2011, the R33 funded 126 awards totaling over $49.07 million. 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

Three years.

Funding Conditions

R33’s can be applied for in response to a specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
A registration process is necessary before submission and applicants are highly encouraged to start the process at least four (4) weeks prior to the grant submission date. Therefore, applicants should immediately check with their business official to determine whether their organization/institution is already registered in both Grants.gov and the NIH eraCommons
(http://era.nih.gov/commons/faq_commons.cfm). The NIH will accept electronic applications only from organizations that have completed all necessary registrations.

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

Application Notes

Foreign institutions and international organizations, including public or private non-profit or for-profit organizations should be eligible to apply for this research project grant, 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.