FOA Title: 
Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Required)
Grant Type: 
PAR-19-133
Primary IC: 
NICHD
Release Date: 
Dec 21 2018
Expiration Date: 
Jan 08 2021
AC Source: 
R15
Purpose: 
The purpose of this Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions is to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences for undergraduate students and enhancing the research environment at these applicant institutions. Eligible institutions must award baccalaureate science degrees and have received less than 6 million dollars per year of NIH support (total costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports investigator-initiated mechanistic and/or minimal risk clinical trials addressing the mission and research interests of the participating NIH institutes. Minimal risk clinical trials are defined as those that do not require FDA oversight, do not intend to formally establish efficacy, and have low risks to potentially cause physical or psychological harm.