U.S. National Institutes of Health

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centres, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

Western University manages over $2.5M a year in U.S. federal research funding. Investigators who pursue NIH funding and/or hold U.S. Federal grants or contracts are supported by centralized pre- and post-award administrative teams in Western Research. These teams provide NIH-specific guidance and ensure that the governance structures, policies, and procedures required by U.S. Federal sponsors are met or exceeded.

Funding Opportunities

Learn how best to find NIH funding.

Application Planning

Learn the requirements and best practices for your NIH grant application.

Compliance and Reporting

Learn about the compliance and reporting requirements for NIH grants.


If you are considering leading an NIH application or have been invited to participate on another organization’s proposal, please contact Research Services for support.