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Funding Policies and Pay Lines

NIH funding policies govern all applications and issues related to NIA funding, including those related to the well-being of individuals in clinical studies. NIA has additional funding policies and guidance. Both are described below.

NIH Funding Policies

All relevant extramural funding policies can be found on the NIH Office of Extramural Research's Grants Policy and Guidelines website. Officials from institutions that may be first-time receivers of NIH grant support should read the NIH Welcome Wagon Letter. Materials include comprehensive descriptions of NIH Grants Policies and contact information (addresses and phone numbers) for the NIH offices responsible for managing these policies.
Frequently, NIH revises or introduces new policies. These changes are announced in the NIH Guide and listed in the Notices of NIH Policy Changes. Every several years, policy revisions are incorporated into the NIH Grants Policy Statement

NIH supports safe and respectful work environments that are free from harassment, including sexual harassment, discrimination, or other forms of inappropriate conduct that can result in a hostile work environment. Read more about how the NIH is Supporting a Safe and Respectful Workplace at Institutions that Receive NIH Funding.

NIA Policies Concerning Specific Grant Mechanisms

NIA Funding Line and Cost Control Policies

NIA Guidance Concerning Research on Human Participants

NIA Guidance on Sharing Data and other Resources

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your Program Official.

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