Dietary Supplement Research Program


The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements will identify projects that should be conducted or supported by national research institutes; identify multi-disciplinary research related to dietary supplements that should be conducted or supported; and promote coordination and collaboration among entities conduction research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, Public Law -107-103-43, U.S.C. 289(A)(1), Statute 22,
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Awards can be made to domestic, public or private, non-profit or profit organization, institution of higher learning, university, hospital, laboratory, or other institution including state and local units of government and tribal entities. Some initiatives will accept applications from foreign organizations. Additional details on eligibility will be specified in the funding opportunity announcement
Beneficiary Eligibility
Institutions as described above.
Applications must be submitted in compliance with instructions provided with each initiative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Competitive peer reviewed applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group; and for program relevance by a national advisory council/board. Administrative supplements are reviewed for merit and relevance by NIH scientific staff.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of his/her application by communication with the NIH scientific/research contact as provided in the initiative.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To support research and other projects that strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements and translation of that knowledge into effective prevention strategies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Progress reports will be monitored annually.
Not applicable.
Grantees must generally retain financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports and all other records that are required by the terms of a grant or may reasonably be considered pertinent to a grant for a period of 3 years from the date the annual FSR is submitted. For awards under SNAP (other than those to foreign organizations and Federal institutions), the 3-year retention period will be calculated from the date the FSR is submitted. Those grantees must maintain the records pertinent to the entire competitive segment for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual FSR to NIH. Foreign organizations and Federal institutions must retain records for 3 years from the date of the annual FSR to NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements will adhere to the requirements specified in 45 CFR 75, specifically: ?75.361 - Retention requirements for records. ?75.362 - Requests for transfer or records. ?75.363 - Methods for collection, transmission and storage of information. ?75.364 - Access to records. ?75.365 - Restrictions on public access to records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Almost all awards are made for at least one year. Applicants should refer to the specific funding opportunity announcement for further detail. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Dietary Supplements
Headquarters Office
Patricia A. Haggerty, Ph.D.
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
Phone: 301-529-4884
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$7,400,000.00; FY 23 est $10,700,000.00; FY 24 est $10,700,000.00; FY 21$10,000,000.00; FY 20$9,175,423.00; FY 19$10,386,992.00; FY 17$10,944,349.00; FY 18 est $10,312,690.00; FY 16$1,871,822.00; - Updated 7/13/23 by Rich Bailen, MBA, Program Analyst, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
(Project Grants) FY 21 Actual $10,000,000; and FY 22 est $6,100,000; and FY 23 est $6,100,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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