National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The American National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the principal federal agency responsible for conducting and supporting biomedical and behavioural research to improve public health in the US.

It comprises 27 separate institutes and centres (ICs), each with its own specific research agenda and broadly defined mission:

Each institute functions independently, determining how to allocate its own funds, and as a result, funding strategies vary by institute.

Funding Opportunities

The NIH regularly announces new funding opportunities. The NIH Grants Guide allows Researchers to search for current opportunities across the various institutes and centres.

Researchers can also subscribe to weekly updates.

Application information


A DUNS number must be included in every NIH application for a new or competing continuation grant or cooperative agreement. The identifier will be used for tracking purposes, and to validate address and point of contact information.

  • The University of Newcastle's DUNS Number is 7511621730000

How to apply

  1. Contact to notify the Research office of your intent to apply. Our office will let you know what internal deadlines apply and what internal submission procedures you need to follow (these may change depending on the Research program requirements)
  2. Register for an eRA commons account and Principal Investigator (PI) The Research office will organise this step once you have notified of your intention to submit.
  3. Prepare and submit your application. Log in to Assist using your eRA commons log in and password
  4. Verify your application in eRA Commons and Assist.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with the application processes please contact

Further Information

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.