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Research Funding

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Research Funding

Empowering Researchers

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) funds and collaborates with scientists in government, public and private institutions. We focus on efforts to unravel the complexities of the human genome, identify the genomic underpinnings of human health and disease, and ensure that genomics is applied responsibly to improve patient care and benefit society.

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Apply for Research Funding

Most grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research or research training are investigator-initiated proposals. These proposals are considered unsolicited, and follow the NIH standard schedule for submission, review and award.

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NHGRI Extramural Research Program: Funding Divisions

The research funding divisions support research in the medical, scientific, ethical, social and legal areas of genomics research.

Funded Programs and Projects

NHGRI's programs and projects support research in one of six domains to advance the field of genomics and improve human health. View the full listing.


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Last updated: September 11, 2023