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The 7 Lesser Known NIH Institutes: Are These a Better Fit for Your Research?

The 7 Lesser Known NIH Institutes: Are These a Better
Fit for Your Research?

The 7 Lesser Known NIH Grants

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Presenter: Dr. Christopher Dant
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Length: 75 minutes

The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own mission, budget, activities, ways of doing things, personality, and websites. Each has a specific set of priorities in research. Many of the NIH institutes overlap in research. For example, a PI doing brain imaging to determine new ways of diagnosing brain cancer in children might target one of the following: the National Cancer Institute, the Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, or even the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. Each of these offer potential for this research.

This Webinar has been designed to acquaint researchers with the 27 institutes and, in particular, 7 of the lesser known institutes and NIH centers so they are better equipped to know where their research might be targeted and have a higher chance of acceptance. This webinar is critically important for all researchers who write grants to the NIH.

Your expert presenter will discuss the 7 lesser known NIH Institutes and 2 NIH Centers. These will be:

NIH Institutes:

  • National institute of biomedical imaging and bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • National institute on deafness and other communication disorders (NIDCD)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NIH Centers:

  • Fogarty International Center (FIC)
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

During this information-packed Webinar, your expert presenter will outline each of these in terms of their objectives and program areas as well as current funding opportunities so webinar participants can understand whether their research might be suited for these areas.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Better understanding of the structure of NIH centers and institutes.
  • An insider’s view of the 7 lesser known institutes at the NIH.
  • Know how NIH centers support large-scale
  • Determine if their research might fit into one
    of the lesser known research institutes or centers.
  • Where to look for opportunities for their

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone in academia who is submitting research grants to the NIH.







Christopher Dant

Christopher Dant is a faculty instructor at Dartmouth Medical School. His PhD work was concentrated in cellular and molecular biology. Early in his postgraduate career, he apprenticed with a Senior Editor at JAMA, and went on to work as a biomedical writer for life sciences investigators in academia, private industry, and government agencies. Before coming to Dartmouth, Dr. Dant was a Projects Director at the Stanford Medical School for grants and manuscripts and served as the Director of Medical Publications at Genentech in California. At Dartmouth, he works with investigators in developing grant proposals and programmatic initiatives, and educates faculty in grant and manuscript writing skills. He has worked through investigators at the NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE, and other federal agencies.

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