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Who Can Apply for Funding

Research Grants

Applications for research grant funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) must be submitted by an organization that is able to comply with all relevant U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements for

The organization must also comply with all relevant NCCIH and NIH policies on

Eligible institutions—unless otherwise indicated in the text of a specific initiative (RFA, RFP, or PA)—include:

  • For-profit and nonprofit
  • Public or private
  • U.S. and non-U.S.

Early Stage and New Investigators

NCCIH is strongly committed to assisting new and early stage investigators in establishing a research career. Early stage investigators are those within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree, or their medical residency, or its equivalent. New investigators are those who have yet to compete successfully for a substantial (e.g., R01) NIH research grant. Each Advisory Council round, based on available funds, NCCIH: 1) will consider early stage or new investigator status as one of the criteria for designating grant applications as being of high program priority and 2) may make additional R01 grant awards to new and early stage investigators with percentiles or scores beyond the formal payline.

Non-U.S.-Based Applicants and Organizations

Information for non-U.S.-based applicants and organizations is available in Information for Applicants From Foreign Institutions.

Supplemental Grants for Select Populations

Supplemental grants are available to current grantees who are reentering a career in science, have a disability, or are a member of an underrepresented minority group.

Training and Career Awards

See About Research Training and Career Development

Small Business Awards

See SBIR/STTR Frequently Asked Questions (NIH)