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Principal Investigator Eligibility

  • The PI must have a primary appointment at an AREA-eligible institution.
  • The PI may not be the PI of an active NIH research grant at the time of an AREA award.
    • Instrumentation awards (S10), conference grants (R13), and institutional training grants (T32) are examples of grants that are not considered research grants.
  • The PI may not be awarded more than one AREA grant at a time.
  • Eligibility applies only to the PI and Multiple PIs, not to collaborators, consultants, or sub awardees.

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Prohibiting awards to already NIH funded PIs is central to the AREA program goals and was introduced in Fiscal Year 1986

See also: AREA Program Institutional Eligibility

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