The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

NIAMS Priorities

Director’s Page

NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research.

Long-Range Plan

Read the NIAMS long-range plan and research priorities for FY 2015-2019.

Advisory Council

The Council meets to advise NIAMS about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy and provides peer review of grant applications.

NIAMS Budget


See the current and past operating budgets for the NIAMS.

Funding Plan

Review the NIAMS funding plan for FY 2018.
Last Reviewed: 06/26/2017