Community Funding Opportunities

Health Services Research on Minority Health & Health Disparities (R21)

Due Date: 01-09-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. R01 also available

Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership)

Due Date: 03-31-2017
The purpose of the program is to demonstrate that multi-partner collaborations that address social determinants of health and have a nationwide or regional reach, focus, or impact can effectively improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations; develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions; increase the diversity of the health workforce; or increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities and facilitates the development, implementation, and assessment of health equity activities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award

Due Date: 04-06-2017
The RWJF Sports Award recognizes innovative and collaborative approaches to making communities healthier places to live.

School Grants for Healthy Kids

Due Date: 04-07-2017
Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. Georgia Shape and Action for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn.

Discovery Funding Opportunities

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience: 2018 Memory & Cognitive Disorders Award

Due Date: 03-27-2017
The fund supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.

Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Supplement)

Due Date: 03-29-2017
The purpose of This FOA is to support highly innovative, exploratory, collaborative research projects in the NCATS¿ Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, with the goal of assessing utility and feasibility of proposed innovation(s). The opportunity offers $275K over two years. The opportunity is broad ¿ from microbiome to building a better trial.

National Lupus Outreach & Clinical Trial Education Program

Due Date: 03-31-2017
The National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program (¿Lupus Program¿) seeks to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected by this disease by: implementing and assessing a national health education program on lupus; and developing, piloting, and assessing provider education interventions designed to increase minority participation in clinical trials for lupus and developing a plan for broader implementation of such interventions.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Program

Due Date: 03-31-2017
These pilot research awards will provide one year of support for up to $70,000 in direct costs. Although the awards are open to all investigators, direct involvement of a Yerkes Core Scientist is required. Yerkes encourages applications from early career investigators and applications that propose translational research projects.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Funding Opportunity for Psychosocial Research

Due Date: 03-31-2017
Eligible organizations conducting research that explores the interrelation of behavioral, social, and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings are encouraged to apply. Award amounts in this competitive grants process range from $150,000 to $400,000.

HHS Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity

Due Date: 03-31-2017
The Partnership to Achieve Health Equity (PAHE) program will support partnerships that involve an organization with a nationwide reach, focus or impact, and which includes addressing social determinants of health to achieve health equity for racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations, through programs which: (1) Improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations; (2) Test models of disease management including health promotion and disease prevention for individuals with multiple chronic conditions that disparately affect racial and ethnic minorities and affect morbidity.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Network

Due Date: 04-02-2017
The Trans-NIH Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Working Group recently issued two RFAs for ME/CFS research. Applicants are encouraged to consider potential collaborations on clinical studies with the CTSA program Trial Innovation Network.

Pediatric Research Alliance 2017 Pilots: Request for Applications

Due Date: 04-03-2017
The Pediatric Research Alliance announces the availability of 2017 pediatric research pilot funding for the Pediatric Research Center Pilot Awards and the Pediatric Research Fusion Pilot Awards to stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research. Proposals should be aimed towards generating preliminary data for subsequent extramural grant applications.

CFAR-Series Spring Grant Cycle

Due Date: 04-03-2017
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Development Core CFAR-series grants help to move junior faculty toward independent investigator status in HIV research at NIH by funding mentored research projects that will strengthen the competitiveness of their subsequent NIH applications. CFAR Grant Prep Workshops are also available.

Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases & Cancer (R01 and R21)

Due Date: 04-04-2017
This initiative supports multidisciplinary, innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the U.S. R01 and R21 available

National Consortium for Data Science Data Fellows Call for Proposals

Due Date: 04-07-2017
The NCDS Data Fellows Program provides faculty members from NCDS partner institutions the opportunity to receive funding to help support research on novel and innovative data science and data-focused business problems. Fellows receive up to $30,000 per award.

AHA/Bayer: Innovation & Discovery Grants

Due Date: 04-13-2017
Grants to focus on cerebral small vessel diseases, chronic kidney disease with comorbities/comortalities and/or heart failure with preserved ejection fractions (HFpEF).

NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue (U18)

Due Date: 04-14-2017
The goal of this FOA is to enable the development of 3D-bioprinted tissue models for drug discovery, including efficacy studies and toxicology research through a collaborative arrangement between the 3-D Bioprinting Program at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and extramural scientists.

American Diabetes Association: Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Award (ICTS)

Due Date: 04-17-2017
The program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)

Due Date: 04-17-2017
This FOA invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan. The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and /or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot & Feasibility Awards

Due Date: 04-19-2017
These awards are for developing and testing new hypotheses and/or new methods, and supporting promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.

Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (P50)

Due Date: 04-24-2017
The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions in basic neuroscience research, or in translational research.

Pfizer CTI Call for Proposals

Due Date: 04-28-2017
Pfizer¿s CTI network includes partners from leading academic medical centers, foundations, and NIH. The CTI goal is to identify biotherapeutic molecules and speed research and drug development from validated target to proof-of-mechanism in the clinic. Advantages to Collaborating with CTI A cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) collaboration with CTI includes access to Pfizer¿s drug development expertise, publishing rights and resources. It also may provide funding to carry out the collaborative work at the NIH Intramural Research Program principal investigator¿s laboratory.

March of Dimes 2018 Research Program

Due Date: 04-30-2017
MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to the mission of the March of Dimes, to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

W. M. Keck Foundation: Request for Pre-application Abstracts

Due Date: 05-01-2017
The Keck Foundation Research Program supports projects in medical research and science and engineering that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Detecting Cognitive Impairment, including Dementia, in Primary Care & Other Everyday Clinical Settings for the General Public & in Health Disparities Populations (UG3/UH3)

Due Date: 05-09-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications that address the unmet need to detect cognitive impairment, including dementia, in large and diverse populations seen in primary care across the United States, including in health disparities populations, when a patient, relative, or care provider indicates concern.

The Health & Retirement Study (U01)

Due Date: 05-16-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the next six-year cycle of the study, which is the leading longitudinal data resource on patterns of age-related changes in the health and well-being of adults age 50 and older in the U.S.

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

Due Date: 05-31-2017
The program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000.

High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)

Due Date: 05-31-2017
The program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,001.

Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary & Integrative Health (P01)

This FOA encourages the submission of applications that requires multi-project, synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists that blends multiple research approaches by multi-disciplinary research teams.

PCORI: Engagement Award Initiative Notice: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Clinical Comparative Effectiveness Research Meeting & Conference Support

Due Date: 06-01-2017
This award includes guidelines for available funding support for meetings and conferences that align with PCORI¿s mission and strategic plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research.

NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory: Demonstration Projects for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Due Date: 06-02-2017
Trials must be conducted across two or more health care systems and must be conducted as part of the NIH HCS Research Collaboratory supported through the NIH Common Fund. Any ACTSI investigators interested in applying should contact Lance Waller to discuss biostatistical support.

Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children & Adolescents (R01)

Due Date: 06-05-2017
To encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions, including research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority & Underserved Children (R01)

Due Date: 06-05-2017
This initiative is designed to stimulate research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. For purposes of this FOA, "health disparities" applies to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health.

Transformative High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy Program: Support for the Creation of National Centers of Cryoelectron Microscopy

Due Date: 06-30-2017
The NIH Common Fund program in Transformative High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (cryoEM) aims to accelerate and broaden the impact of recent dramatic advances in cryoEM technology on the biomedical research community. The centers will provide access to state-of-the-art equipment, technical support, and cross-training for the production and analysis of high-resolution data.

American Diabetes Association Pathway Grants

Due Date: 07-03-2017
Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.

Translational Research in Pediatric & Obstetric Pharmacology & Therapeutics (R01)

Due Date: 07-07-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3)

Due Date: 07-25-2017
The purpose of this award is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use. Eligible applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop molecules with the potential to treat SUDs and advance them in the drug development continuum. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to bring molecules closer to FDA approval.

NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01) PAR-17-184

Due Date: 09-18-2017
This funding opportunity seeks teams comprising basic and clinical researchers and clinicians to develop tools for improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language disorders.

Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric & Adult Therapeutics (R21)

This FOA encourages grant applications that propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis, and estimation of disease progression, toxicity, and response to therapy.

RJWF Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Their mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.

NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02 and UG3/UH3)

The program is designed to develop partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and the biomedical research community to advance therapeutics development. X02, UG3/UH3, and pediatric UG3/UH3 available.

Quick Wins

Are you frustrated with a device that you use? Is there a clinical process you see that needs improvement? Do you have a brilliant idea for a system, device, or program that would make life better `For the Kids¿? Quick Wins is a funding program put in place to provide rapid solutions to unmet clinical and business needs at Children¿s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Training Funding Opportunities

Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program (K12)

Due Date: 03-31-2017
This FOA invites applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs from applicant organizations that propose to support a program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty investigators who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in a subspecialty area of Pediatrics, and are committed to launching an independent research career.

NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01)

Due Date: 04-04-2017
The purpose of the award is to support the ability of outstanding, mentored postdoctoral researchers to develop a potentially impactful research project with a comprehensive career development plan that will enable them to launch an independent research program.

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

Due Date: 05-25-2017
The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.

NIMH Bio-behavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01)

Due Date: 06-20-2017
The award is intended to support the research and research career advancement of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.

Commercialization Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Deadlines for NCATS SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities

Due Date: 04-05-2017
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities designed to help advance and commercialize translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in these research areas of drug discovery and development, diagnostics and devices, bioinformatics and information technology, and clinical research.

Mass General Hospital Student Prize Award: Technology Innovations Directed at the Needs of Primary Care in Medicine

Due Date: 05-01-2017
This competition, to encourage engineering-student interest in the challenges of primary care, is administered by the ¿Ambulatory Care of the Future¿ program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Any graduate or undergraduate student in any U.S. university engineering or science department may enter. Note that early planning greatly increases a student¿s chances of success. Forming teams and collaborations is important.

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