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Biomedical Research Development

Need guidance in developing your human health-related research project/program or identifying funding? Perry Kirkham, coordinator of NIH Research Development and former NIH program officer, is available to meet one-on-one. Contact Kirkham at to make an appointment or learn more about campus-wide NIH initiatives.

Campus-wide NIH Initiatives

  • NIH Workshops provide insights into NIH mission, funding opportunities, review process, and proposal preparation.
  • NIH Faculty Enrichment Program offers hands-on instruction for faculty new to the NIH funding culture. The faculty cohort in this 8-week, spring semester program meets weekly over an extended lunch hour.
  • In Coordinated Visits to the NIH, faculty travel with Research Development staff to meet NIH program staff and attend institute council meetings. Learn about the NIH, get feedback on research projects and programs, and identify opportunities for collaboration and funding.
  • NIH Fellowship (F-awards) and Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) Information and Templates are available with a Purdue career account for students and postdoctoral fellows preparing applications.
  • NIH-targeted Funding Incentive provides internal financial support to established faculty to generate key preliminary data for a new or renewal NIH R01, P01, or center grant proposal.
  • NIH and DHHS Institutional Training Grants support provides expertise in training grant writing and tabulating data.


If you have any questions or would like to request hands-on help from our team of grant writers, please contact Sally Bond at

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