NIAMS Supported Scientific Areas (Extramural Program)

Reviewed October 13, 2016

The NIAMS funds research at institutions throughout the U.S. and around the world. We accept investigator-initiated applications, as well as accept applications for research grants and contracts in response to a published funding opportunity announcement-Request for Applications (RFA), Request for Proposals (RFP) or Program Announcements (PA). Grants and contracts are supported through two scientific divisions: Skin and Rheumatic Diseases, and Musculoskeletal Diseases.

Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases

Research areas supported through the Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases include:

Learn more about the Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases [PDF 3.32MB].

Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Research areas supported through the Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases include:

Learn more about the Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases [PDF 3.41MB].

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