Research and Funding

Division of Extramural Activities

Grant Mechanisms for Research Centers, Meetings, and Conferences

Number Title
P30 Center Core Grants
P50 Specialized Centers

P30: Center Core Grants

Center Core Grants (P30) support shared resources and facilities for research by many researchers from different disciplines who provide a multidisciplinary approach to a collaborative research effort or from the same discipline who focus on a common research problem. The core grant is utilized by research projects, though funded independently of them.

For more information:

New Initiatives are advertised in the NIH Guide under Request for Applications (RFAs). See Funding Opportunities for recently published P30 initiatives sponsored by NIH.

P50: Specialized Centers

Specialized Centers (P50) support any part of the full range of research from very basic to clinical; they may involve ancillary supportive activities such as protracted patient care necessary to the primary research. The spectrum of activities comprises a multidisciplinary study on a specific disease entity or biomedical problem area.

For more information:

New Initiatives are advertised in the NIH Guide under RFAs. See Funding Opportunities for recently published P50 initiatives sponsored by NIH.

Other Research-related Awards

Number Title
R13 Scientific Meeting Grants
U13 Conference-Cooperative Agreement Awards
SC1, SC2, SC3 Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE)