Funding Mechanisms

There are many different types of funding mechanisms. They vary according to purpose and target audience. Broad classes of mechanisms are Training Awards (K), Research Grants (R), Cooperative Agreements (U), and Contracts (SBIR/STTR). Cooperative agreements are for collaborative projects with NIH. Contracts are for ideas initiated within NIH. Below are the two main groups of awards for investigator-initiated ideas.  Within each group are selected awards/grants that are particularly relevant to statisticians.

Career Development Awards particularly relevant to statisticians (NCI awards handled by Center for Cancer Training):

Research Grants: