Foreign PI on R21 NIH grant

Research Matters ForumCategory: Proposals – generalForeign PI on R21 NIH grant
dbrow010 Staff asked 1 year ago

Are there any restrictions on UMB faculty for becoming PI on a R-21 if the faculty is visa holders and not a US citizens or green card holder?


1 Answers
dbrow010 Staff answered 1 year ago

For the parent R21, a Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.  For purposes of this policy, a “foreign component” is defined as performance of any significant element or segment of the project outside the United States (U.S.) either by the grantee or by a researcher employed by a foreign institution, whether or not grant funds are expended. 
Check each Program Announcement under the Eligibility section to determine if that specific Program Announcement has a restriction on eligibility. 
More information on who is eligible for NIH Grants, please see the following website,