Research and Funding

Frequently Asked Questions

Robin Barr is listed as the program officer for my application. I know Robin Barr and he is Director of the Division of Extramural Activities at NIA. Who is my REAL program officer?

As soon as an application is assigned to an Institute, the NIH electronic system assigns a default program administrator to it to ensure that an applicant has an immediate contact at the Institute. NIA’s default contact is the Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, Dr. Robin Barr. After NIA program coding is complete – usually about 4 weeks after assignment – your particular program administrator will be assigned.