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.
For budgetary, administrative, or programmatic reasons, NIAMS may decide not to fund an application or may decrease the length of an award and/or the budget recommended by a review committee. Generally, NIAMS does not fund Phase I applications with a total cost greater than $225,000 or a project period greater than 2 years and Phase II applications with a total cost greater than $1,500,000 or a project period greater than 3 years. Applicants considering a requested budget greater than these limits are strongly encouraged to contact program staff before submitting an application. It is not the intent of NIAMS to support clinical trials through the SBIR/STTR mechanism. Applicants who wish to submit clinical trials applications to the NIAMS are encouraged to utilize one of the NIAMS FOAs listed HERE.