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NHLBI Announces It Will No Longer Use the MERIT Award (R37) Funding Mechanism

Sleep Research Society
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recently the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced that it is no longer making new awards using the Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award (R37) funding mechanism. The decision was based on the unanimous recommendation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council at its June 15, 2011, meeting.

The NHLBI will maintain its commitment to existing R37 awardees. All active awards and requests for extensions will be processed in the usual manner.