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Funding Opportunities

NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and support outreach that promotes awareness and use of NLM resources in local communities.

NNLM Funding Opportunities

Titlesort descending Amount Category Funding Period/Status
Professional Development Award (MAR) Up to $5,000 Professional Development 05/15/2020 to 04/30/2021
Professional Development Award (SEA) $1500 Professional Development 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2021
Professional Development Award (SCR) Up to $2,000 Professional Development 07/01/2020 to 03/01/2021
Professional Development Awards (Currently Unavailable) (PSR) Up to $1,500 per award Professional Development Closed
Professional Development Subaward (MCR) up to $1500 Professional Development 05/01/2020 to 04/15/2021
Quick Response COVID-19 Health Information Outreach Award Call for Applications (GMR) Up to $49,999 Outreach 01/01/2021 to 04/30/2021
Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development (MAR) Up to $2,500 Professional Development 10/15/2020 to 04/30/2021
Research Data Award (GMR) Up to $19,999 Data 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2021
Research Data Management Project Award (SEA) $19,000 Outreach 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2021
Technology Enhancement Award (SCR) Up to $10,000 Improvement 05/15/2020 to 04/30/2021
Technology Improvement Award (SEA) $15000 Outreach 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2021
Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award (MAR) Up to $20,000 Outreach 12/01/2020 to 04/30/2021


NLM Funding Opportunities

The Extramural Programs of the National Library of Medicine funds projects in areas important to its mission. As the nation's premier repository of biomedical information, NLM has a vital interest in information management and in the enormous utility of computers and telecommunication for improving storage, retrieval, access, and use of biomedical information. NLM provides extramural support through grants-in-aid and, less commonly, contracts.
Click on the extramural links below to find out more about grants offered by NLM.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research


Provides links to Funding Opportunities, Grants Policy and Guidance, Awards Data and Receipt Dates. The NIH Grants Policy Statement is an up-to-date policy guidance that will serve as the terms and conditions of NIH awards and provides information about the NIH staff, organization, and the grants process. The Guide for Grants and Contracts Archive may be searched to find official NIH policies, procedures, and funding availability.

Additional Funding and Assistance

Find other funding opportunities at Funding Beyond NLM and NNLM

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