NINDS Research Program Award (R35)

The goal of the R35 (R35; RPA; RFA-NS-22-038) is to help investigators make meaningful contributions to neuroscience by providing greater funding stability, flexibility, and support for your overall research project. What is the R35? The R35 RPA is a funding mechanism that supports your research efforts by:

  • Providing stable funding of up to $750,000 per year (direct cost funding) for up to eight years;
  • Allowing you to focus on your work rather than spending valuable time continuously applying for funding;
  • Allowing you to conduct long-term, rewarding research that is not tied to specific aims; and
  • Providing flexibility to pivot as needed to emerging and timely topics.
Curious to learn about researchers that have been awarded the R35?
We invite you to read about the exciting work of NINDS R35 recipients.

      If you have any questions about the NINDS Research Program Award (RPA) or about whether you are a good candidate for the award:


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      Alisa Schaefer, Ph.D. | Program Officer, Division of Extramural Activities