NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


Searching for NIH-Funded Research Projects


NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures and Results) is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding. To find prevention-related items, type prevention (or other related terms) in the Text Search box provided. Below are resources that may help you when using RePORTER.

  • RePORTER Manual (PDF - 5.5 MB) – This user's guide explains how to search the repository using a selection of variables (e.g., project leader, organization, state, funding Institute/Center, award type) and how to create your own MyRePORTER account to save query results.
  • RePORTER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – This list of questions and answers addresses RePORTER data; project summaries and results, the RePORTER database, and MyRePORTER.

Examples of Currently Funded Prevention Grants, Organized by Phases on the Prevention Research Continuum

ODP's Phases of Prevention Research pages provide examples of currently funded NIH grants along the prevention research continuum from basic to applied research:

  1. Hypothesis Development
  2. Methods Development
  3. Controlled Intervention Trials
  4. Defined Population Studies
  5. Implementation Projects

Additional Information About NIH-Funded Research


To learn more about research funded by the NIH, visit the NIH RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website. It provides the public access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. The resources below may assist you in navigating the RePORT website.

  • RePORT Home Page Tutorial — This online video explains items found in the top navigation bar on the home page (e.g., quick links, research, funding) and the picture carousel (e.g., NIH Data Book, Funding Facts, Categorical Spending Information).
  • RePORT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) — This list of questions and answers addresses many issues, including general RePORT and NIH funding questions; funding specific to organizations, geographic regions, and research conditions or diseases; and application success rates.
  • Additional RePORT Tutorials — The NIH offers a variety of tutorials to help you utilize the many tools of RePORT.
  • NIH RePORT Glossary — This glossary contains reporting concepts used across the NIH. Links are also provided to the NIH Office of Extramural Research Glossary and Acronym List.

Below you will find descriptions and links to helpful sections of the NIH RePORT website.

NIH Data Book

The NIH Data Book provides basic summary statistics on extramural grants and contract awards, grant applications, the organizations that the NIH supports, trainees and fellows supported through NIH programs, and the national biomedical workforce. View the NIH Data Book tutorial.

Funding Facts

Funding Facts was designed to provide quick access to information regarding very specific questions about NIH extramural funding, such as the total amount of funding or number of awards for a specific Institute or funding mechanism. View the Funding Facts tutorial.

Success Rates

Success Rates are computed on a fiscal year basis and are defined by the percentage of applications funded and the total number of applications reviewed in various budget and grant activity categories. This section of NIH RePORT provides several Excel spreadsheets on success rates for a variety of grants and training and research career development programs.

Investigators and Trainees

The NIH provides information on the Investigators and Trainees supported through research and research training programs, including data on new investigators and researcher distributions by age, race and ethnicity, and gender.

Awards by Location

The Awards by Location section consolidates all information about NIH-supported extramural organizations in a single tool. View the Awards by Location tutorial.

Funded Organizations

The NIH provides information on organizations that NIH supports through research and research training programs.