The NIH is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is consists of 28 institutes and centers. The NIH is ‘the nation’s medical research agency’. For more information on the NIH and its mission, please visit their website at www.nih.gov.
The National Institute of General Medical Science’s (NIGMS) “supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.” NIGMS’ IDeA Program ‘broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical research’. For more information on NIGMS and the IDeA Program, please visit their websites at www.nigms.nih.gov and www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/CRCB/IDeA/Pages/.