What is OnPar

OnPAR is a Private Business Venture. It will provide access to a global pipeline of unpublished research projects that can either supplement internal projects or provide new ideas for future medical products.

Is OnPAR a funding organization?

OnPAR is NOT a funding organization. OnPAR will recruit private biomedical research foundations that might be interested in funding the NIH applications that are unfunded and fall within the 30 percentile. After the pilot, additional research foundations will be added.

Will pharmaceutical and biotech companies be involved in OnPAR?

For the pilot project, there are only private biomedical foundations. For Phase II/III several pharmaceuticals and biotech companies and other private biomedical funds have expressed interest in joining OnPAR.

Will NIH Fund more grants through OnPAR?

No. NIH will only inform investigators about OnPAR. OnPAR’s member organizations/foundations are responsible for funding decisions.

Will NIH transfer my applications to OnPAR?

No. Applicants must submit their own applications to OnPAR. NIH cannot submit applications to OnPAR and is not involved in the management or funding of OnPAR.

Can anybody submit an application to OnPAR?

Only investigators that have proposed meritorious unfunded research (e.g., those scoring within the 30th percentile, or non-percentiled applications falling just below the payline) are allowed to submit their materials to OnPAR at this time.

Are all activity codes eligible for OnPAR?

Yes, all activity codes are eligible for OnPAR, but must match the funding member’s priority areas.

My application does not match any of the current funding members, should I register?

Yes. OnPAR will be adding funding members regularly and we will notify all that are register when that happens.

Are applications with foreign components or partner eligible?

Yes, all funding members fund international investigators, unless noted in the member’s priority areas.

Do I need to re-write my grant proposal to submit to OnPAR?

No. OnPAR will only accept the original application that you sent to NIH and the summary statement that you received from NIH.

How do I make sure that my Intellectual Property (IP) is protected?

After you are invited to submit a full proposal, you and your organization will sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the member organization that wants to see your full application.