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National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan


Investing in Discovery

Why Basic Research?

Institute Profile

Strategic Goals

Inside NIGMS

Strategic Planning Process


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6 R01: NIH Research Project Grant; R37: Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award; R21: Exploratory/Developmental Grant (currently being phased out at NIGMS); R15: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA); P01: Research Program Project; R41-44: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants; U01: Research Project-Cooperative Agreement.


8 Large-Scale Collaborative Award program, National Centers for Systems Biology, Pharmacogenetics Research Network, Protein Structure Initiative, and Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.

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