Accelerating Research on Intervertebral Disc (ARID) (R21)


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage the submission of exploratory/developmental grant applications proposing studies on basic biology of the intervertebral disc.The NIAMS invites investigators from all areas of cell biology, bioengineering, and orthopaedic research to consider individual or collaborative efforts to address these needs.Applications that accelerate an understanding of basic research on the intervertebral disc and/or develop new directions on the factors that lead to disc degeneration are particularly encouraged.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NIH OER Webmaster
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $200,000.00


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