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Highlight Awarded Estimated $26m Prime Contract Supporting National Institute Of Health (NIH) Center For Scientific Research (CSR)

  • Highlight News
  • September 24, 2021

September 24th, Fairfax, VA – Highlight has been awarded a prime contract to support the National Institute of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Research (CSR). The contract consists of a six-month base period with nine successive option periods resulting in an estimated $26 million for complete contract execution.

Highlight will support the NIH mission with facilitation and coordination services focused on grants management, stakeholder engagement, and enterprise-wide coordination. Our team will support the full grant cycle for NIH CSR’s annual processing of over 100,000 applications for NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers.

“This program is a perfect fit for Highlight because we thrive at the intersection of technology and mission. Our HI-WAY™TM certified processes for innovation management and stakeholder engagement will drive innovations for NIH that directly benefit their mission,” said Adam McNair, President and COO.

“We are honored and excited to continue to support NIH CSR in carrying out its mission to provide a fair, independent, expert, and timely scientific review for NIH research grants. In the age of COVID, it is significant that we can continue to support this mission. From a business perspective, this is a key contract in Highlight’s HHS portfolio, and our Grants Management and Health IT lines of business, and a major recompete win for us,” said Rebecca Andino, Highlight CEO.


About Highlight

Highlight is an award-winning ISO® 9001, ISO 20000. ISO 27001, ISO 44001, ISO 56002‑certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3‑appraised, employee-owned federal government contractor that provides critical services to more than twenty U.S. federal government customers. Using our HI-WAY™™ best-practices framework, we design and deliver solutions that integrate current systems and procedures, address the concerns of all stakeholders, and seamlessly advance the missions of our customers. With over ten years of federal contracting experience, we apply our proven transformation and evolution process to deliver quality services that balance agility, continuity, security, and compliance. To learn more, visit