How to get NIH funding as a non-US entity

About the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world and also provides major grant opportunities to non-NIH research facilities, which includes foreign institutions and international organisations. Did you know that for every €100 from Horizon 2020 for life sciences, the NIH spends another $15 in Europe? However, obtaining US funding for non-US entities can be quite challenging and good preparation pays off. In this presentation, we guide you towards your next successful NIH grant proposal.

How to obtain funding from NIH as a European researcher?

This presentation aims to guide non-US entities to NIH funding. The NIH accepts both unsolicited grant applications as well as responses to specific calls. For both types of applications, the NIH has a number of grant programmes and non-US entities are eligible to apply for a subset of these. The NIH generally accepts applications both by individual researchers and by research consortia, for all types of programmes and calls. If you are considering to apply for NIH-funding as a non-US party, you must first determine whether you meet the requirements for eligibility. After this, identify which type of NIH grant fits you best, and finally search for Funding Opportunity Announcements and specific topics that match your envisioned project and start the application.