The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

What is NIAMS?

Almost every household in America is affected by diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. The NIAMS works to understand and treat such diseases and conditions. We support research through our extramural and intramural programs.

At a Glance

NIAMS Leadership

NIAMS Leadership oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research.

Strategic Plan

Read the NIAMS Strategic Plan for FY 2020-2024, describing potential research areas of interest over the next 5 years.

Advisory Council

The Council meets to advise NIAMS about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy and provides peer review of grant applications.

NIAMS Budget


See the current and past operating budgets for the NIAMS.

Funding Plan

Review the NIAMS funding plan for FY 2021.
Last Updated: September 2021