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Common Fund programs capitalize on emerging opportunities to catalyze the rate of progress across multiple biomedical fields. Programs are expected to transform the way a broad spectrum of health research is conducted. Initiatives that comprise Common Fund programs are intended to be catalytic in nature by providing limited term investments in strategic areas to stimulate further research through IC-funded mechanisms. 

For these reasons, programs are intended to transition out of the Common Fund in 10 years or less as they mature.

For more information on specific former Common Fund programs, please refer to the programs listed below.


This page last reviewed on October 10, 2022