R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Guidelines
NCCAM Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant applications (R21) must be submitted in response to a program announcement. NCCAM no longer accepts unsolicited R21s.
NCCAM offers two types of general (as opposed to focused) R21 grants through two separate program announcements:
- Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) PA-08-185
- Exploratory/Developmental Grant for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Studies of Humans (R21) PAR 08-135
In addition, R21 applications may be submitted to NCCAM in response to a number of more focused initiatives. NCCAM funding opportunity announcements (PAs, RFAs, RFPs) are available online in a searchable database.