NINR Centers of Excellence for Symptom Science Research and Symptom Science

 The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites applications to establish Centers of Excellence for Symptom Science Research (P30) and Centers of Excellence for Symptom Science: Building Research Teams for the Future (P20). The purpose of this limited submission grant program is to plan, develop, and enhance the sustainability of interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting Symptom Science Research. Established centers will:
(1) Enhance research infrastructure by expanding and targeting resources available to promote and support Symptom Science research;

(2) Expand the number and quality of research projects aimed at:

  • Improving symptom management in persons of all ages with chronic and acute disorders;
  • Improving the quality of life in persons (and their caregivers) with function-impairing symptoms; or
  • Expanding the number and quality of research projects aimed at improving health and quality of life in both healthy and chronically ill persons

(3) Expand the number of research investigators involved in interdisciplinary nursing science research

(4) Increase the quantity and quality of research projects utilizing genetics/genomics and biobehavioral methods; and

(5) Plan for and develop sustainability of research programs by building an active and growing research program with collaborations and partnerships, both inside and outside of the applicant organization.

The University may submit only one (1) proposal for either FOA. Interested faculty at the Medical Center must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to Dean Puzas ( by March 22. In the subject line, include the words “Symptom Science” and specify P30 or P20. Interested faculty on the River Campus must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to the Deans via Debra Haring ( by March 22.  

Deans will forward their ranked nominations to Mary Ann Davis in the Provost’s Office by April 2. A final decision from the Provost regarding the nominations moving forward to the NIH will be announced April 9.

The complete program announcements can found at: (P30) and (P20). The optional letter of intent is due April 16. The deadline for the full proposal is May 16. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline, along with a completed and signed University sign-off form.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.