California State University, Long Beach is not eligible for AREA (R15) NIH grants
California State University, Long Beach is currently not eligible for the NIH AREA (R15) award program. This status applies to all upcoming R15 proposal submissions (There will be no negative implications, if a submission has already been made).
In NIH’s annual eligibility calculation, CSULB must fall below a certain threshold of NIH funding to retain eligibility. Unfortunately, starting this fiscal period CSULB is not eligible. CSULB will not be eligible for at least the next five fiscal periods, this status is subject to change, depending on the type of continued and future support from NIH.
We will continue to stay on top of this policy. In the meantime, please consult with ORSP staff about which granting mechanism is appropriate for your NIH research grant. We will communicate through URAC and our website, as information is made available about new developments. Below we have provided links to additional resources and information regarding this topic.
Current AREA Parent Announcement (PA) – Section III. Eligibility Information
Eligibility formula information:
Roundup of R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) and Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP Resources.