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Welcome to the NIH Common Fund

Bold science, catalyzing discoveries

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Our Mission

The NIH Common Fund is a funding entity within NIH that supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. These programs create a space where investigators and multiple NIH Institutes and Centers collaborate on innovative research expected to address high priority challenges for the NIH as a whole and make a broader impact in the scientific community.

Science Highlights

Scientists examining data.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Facilitate Cancer Therapy Development

Investigating an approach to improve the prediction of how cancers might respond to targeted therapy.

Data Ecosystem (diagram): in vitro, in silico, in chemico.

Prize Challenge Seeking Ideas for New Approach Methodologies to Transform Biomedical Research

The Common Fund has issued a prize competition for the Complement-Animal Research in Experimentation Challenge.

The sensational high-resolution photo of mouse brain cells.

A Cut Above: Enhancing the Precision of Gene Editing in the Brain

Dr. Poulopoulos and colleagues have developed a new workflow to increase the precision of gene editing and reduce unintended disruption of target genes.

A red ant surrounded by black ants.

Potential supergene drives genetic leap in ants

Dr. Waring “Buck” Trible, explores how biological systems are developed and influenced by genetic cues.

Integration and Coordination Center: Data Resource Center, Knowledge Center, Cloud Implementation Center, Center for Training and the relation between each Center and Programs.

The Common Fund Data Ecosystem Enters Phase 2 with new Data Resource and Knowledge Centers

New Centers will create platforms to access, use, and learn about Common Fund data resources and knowledge.

The logos of four awardees.

New NIH Research Awards Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

Supporting collaborative teams of researchers to develop and implement innovative ways to improve health for populations that experiences health disparities in the U.S.

This page last reviewed on October 2, 2023