A New NIH Acronym To Know: BESH

NIH recently introduced a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) designation for prospective basic science studies involving human participants, to be called Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH). FOAs can now have any of the following clinical trial (CT) classifications:

  • CT Not Allowed
  • CT Optional
  • Mechanistic CT Only
  • BESH Required
  • CT Required

When you’re ready to submit your next application, you must select a FOA that accepts the type of research you wish to propose. Learn more from the NIAID Funding News here: A New NIH Acronym To Know: BESH