NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
AREA Grants support small research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty and students in health professional schools, and other academic components that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds.
The three goals of the AREA program are:
- to support meritorious research,
- to strengthen the research environment of the institution, and
- to expose students to research
Students will benefit from participating in research and will be encouraged to continue studies in the biomedical sciences. The AREA or R15 grant is a research award and not a training award, so the focus is not on course work, but on hands-on meritorious research.
DEADLINES: January 25, June 25, October 25
To ensure adequate review/correction time, applications are due to the Office of Sponsored Programs at least 5 working days prior to agency deadline.