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

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Loan Fund

Due Date: 11-16-2017
The fund provides low-interest loans to low-income rural communities for predevelopment costs, system upgrades, and new construction of water and wastewater services and facilities. Loans are also available for housing and community development.

2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Due Date: 11-03-2017
The annual award recognizes and celebrates communities that are bringing partners together to improve health for all residents.

Service Area Competition

Due Date: 11-06-2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for the Health Center Program¿s Service Area Competition (SAC). The program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation¿s medically underserved

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

Due Date: 11-15-2017
The School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school.

Buffett Family Foundation Pledged $90 Million to Aid Young Women of Color

The money will be deployed by the NoVo Foundation via three streams to fund: 1) community-based organizations¿ budget line items on continuing operations; 2) organizations and efforts in the southeastern U.S. in concert with a yet-undetermined regional partner. This money will also be used to form new organizations necessary to affect change and to fund individual efforts that may exist outside of established organizations; 3) broader concerns on a national level, including research organizations and policy change measures.

Breast Health Outreach Grants

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) provides grants to nonprofit organizations to conduct outreach, provide education on breast health and breast cancer screening, link medically underserved women to care providers and clinical screening services, and help navigate patients through any necessary follow-up care.

Discovery Funding Opportunities

Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical & Translational Network Translational Research (U01)

Due Date: 10-23-2017
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks to continue support of the previously funded program on Translational Research in Alcoholic Hepatitis to accelerate the discovery and validation of new diagnostic and treatment options for patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH). This initiative, via a set of five FOAs, aims to enhance and consolidate the existing program into AH Clinical and Translational Network, hereafter termed AH Network. This consolidated program will consist of 1) Clinical component, 2) Data Coordinating Center, 3) Translational component, and 4) Basic and pre-clinical component

Consortium on Translational Research in Early Detection of Liver Cancer (Clinical & Research Centers (U01)

Due Date: 10-24-2017
This FOA is a part of an initiative designed to establish a Liver Cancer Consortium to advance translational research focused on early detection of liver cancer. The Consortium will consist of several Translational Research Centers (TRCs, to be supported by this U01 FOA) and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC, to be supported a companion U24 FOA, RFA-CA-17-028).

Psychological, Behavioral, & Neurocognitive-focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium

Due Date: 10-24-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to support an ancillary study grant application(s) to add psychological, behavioral, and/or neurocognitive assessments to the data collection in adults enrolled at the clinical sites in the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) supported by the NIH Common Fund.

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to improve Kidney Disease Prevention & Care (R18)

Due Date: 10-24-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve kidney disease prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. Research applications should be designed to test practical and potentially sustainable strategies that target the prevention or improved care of kidney disease, or the prevention or delay of the complications of kidney disease. The goal of the research is to obtain results that will improve routine healthcare practice and inform healthcare policy for the prevention or management of these conditions.

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts & Early-stage Research for Large-scale Recording & Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)

Due Date: 10-26-2017
A central goal of the BRAIN Initiative is to understand how electrical and chemical signals code information in neural circuits and give rise to sensations, thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Southwest National Primate Research Center Pilot Research (SNPRC) Program

Due Date: 10-30-2017
The program provides opportunities and support for investigators to use SNPRC nonhuman primate resources in highly focused, short-term studies with a high likelihood of enhancing the value, utility, feasibility and attractiveness of nonhuman primates for biomedical research.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program

Due Date: 10-30-2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications. The RWHAP Part A program funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area or a transitional grant area that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic.

Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications Research (CEER) (RM1)

Due Date: 10-31-2017
The CEER program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.

PCORI Open Research Funding Opportunities-LOI Due October 31

Due Date: 10-31-2017
PCORI is now accepting Letters of Intent under seven new PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). Four of the PFAs are broad calls for research proposals under PCORI¿s national research priorities. The fifth focuses on dissemination and implementation of PCORI-funded research results; the sixth is for improving methods; and the seventh is the latest opportunity under our Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative.

Preparing for Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01)

Due Date: 10-31-2017
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigators performing research to identify the barriers and facilitators to implementation of an evidence-based practice(s) for heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases in the inpatient setting. NHLBI is seeking applications that will utilize an implementation research framework to develop an implementation strategy (or strategies) to be tested during a subsequent hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial.

2018 Hope APFED/AAAAAI Pilot Grant Award

Due Date: 11-01-2017
The award was established to allow investigators from a variety of disciplines to initiate new projects relevant to Eosinophilic Disorders, excluding asthma, rhinitis, and eczema. Successful applications will focus on the development of new ideas which are likely to lead to future external funding.

Georgia CTSA Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies (PTCS) Request for Proposals

Due Date: 11-01-2017
As many as five awards of up to $40,000 each in total direct costs are available to develop and support innovative approaches to advance translational science through targeted funding. Faculty from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Georgia are eligible to submit proposals. All recipients will be eligible for the Georgia CTSA Award of Distinction in Team Science. To further promote collaboration, the Georgia CTSA will award Georgia CTSA investigators who, through their multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaborations, have made a profound impact in clinical and translational research.

Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Request for Proposals

Due Date: 11-01-2017
As many as two awards of up to $15,000 each in total direct costs are available to promote novel biostatistical and epidemiological methods for clinical and translational research. Faculty from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Georgia are eligible to submit proposals. All recipients will be eligible for the Georgia CTSA Award of Distinction in Team Science. To further promote collaboration, the Georgia CTSA will award Georgia CTSA investigators who, through their multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaborations, have made a profound impact in clinical and translational research.

American Heart Association (AHA) Collaborative Sciences Award

Due Date: 11-01-2017
The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.

Center for Identification & Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54)

Due Date: 11-02-2017
The purpose of this center is to: foster the study of individuals with rare/atypical forms of diabetes mellitus; identify and analyze phenotypic and genotypic defects that may provide insights into more common, heterogeneous forms of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the general population; and develop a community resource to advance research in this area through the collection and dissemination of data and samples for access by the broad research community.

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award

Due Date: 11-02-2017
The American Academy of Neurology has established a relationship with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the purpose of funding a research award to support an investigator conducting research related to vascular neurology, stroke, and neurocritical care.

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)

Due Date: 11-02-2017
This FOA invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices.

Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Clinical Groups (U01)

Due Date: 11-03-2017
This FOA invites applications to participate in the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Network. This network will conduct pragmatic clinical trials to measure the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of genomic medicine interventions; assess approaches for real-world application of genomic medicine in diverse clinical settings; and produce generalizable knowledge on the types of genomic medicine interventions requiring randomized clinical trials and effective methods for conducting them.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01)

Due Date: 11-07-2017
The goal of this FOA is to transform our understanding of how dynamic interactions among multiple cell types involved in neuroimmune interactions (e.g., neurons, glia cells, neurovascular units, or other neuroimmune components) mediate the transition from normal central nervous system (CNS) function to disorder conditions.

The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, & Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24)

Due Date: 11-09-2017
The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage, and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data. The AnVIL will further advance research by leveraging a cloud-based infrastructure to facilitate genomic data access by the broad scientific community, integration, and computing on and across large datasets generated by NHGRI programs, or programs funded by others in support of human genomics research.

NCATS Collaborative Innovation Award

Due Date: 11-09-2017
The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs promote advances in translational research and training at participating medical research institutions. This funding opportunity will enable innovative collaborations among CTSA hubs to overcome system-wide barriers to translational effectiveness.

Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies: Functional Evaluation of Human Genetic Variants (U54)

Due Date: 11-15-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage cooperative agreement (U54) applications from multidisciplinary groups of investigators to accelerate the rate of progress in determining the functional, pharmacological, neuronal network and whole animal consequences of genetic variants discovered in patients with various types of epilepsy and to develop strategies for establishing diagnostic criteria and identifying potential targets for intervention.

NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New & Early Stage Investigators (R21)

Due Date: 11-16-2017
This award is an opportunity for new and early stage investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB at the interface of engineering and/or the physical sciences with the life and/or behavioral sciences. The application of principles and techniques from engineering and the quantitative sciences such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and computer sciences is providing innovative technologies and novel methods to accelerate the pace of biomedical research, producing new understanding of disease mechanisms and translating these new discoveries to improve human health.

National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (P50)

Due Date: 11-27-2017
These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in this scientific area. The centers also serve as national resources for the training and career development of junior scientists electing to pursue biomedical research careers in reproduction and infertility. Finally, center investigators develop and participate in community outreach and education efforts to increase awareness and convey the importance and implications of their research activities to the general public.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Exploratory Center (P20) & Centers of Excellence (P30)

Due Date: 09-30-2017
The mechanism is used to support planning for new programs, expansion or modification of existing resources, and studies to explore various approaches to the development of interdisciplinary programs that offer potential solutions to problems of special significance to the mission of the NIH. It may lead to center sustainability and/or the ability to be funded through other specialized or comprehensive grants. The purpose of this program is to support centers to enhance interdisciplinary, bio-behavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.

Funding opportunity with PCORI & American Heart Association focuses on atrial fibrillation

Due Date: 11-30-2017
PCORI and the American Heart Association are accepting applications for a $5 million joint research initiative on treatment options for atrial fibrillation. The project will determine which shared decision making tools provide the best outcomes for patients.

Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects

Due Date: 12-01-2017
The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Due Date: 12-01-2017
Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area.

NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program

Due Date: 12-05-2017
The program advances a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research. Currently, awardees in the SOBC Research Network are developing, adapting, and testing experimental manipulations meant to engage specific health-behavior-related targets, developing assays intended to verify target engagement, showing that these putative targets can be influenced by a manipulation, and that thus changing target activity leads to behavior change. To encourage the adaptation, validation, and translation of these assays in a broader range of ongoing studies and populations, the NIH is now inviting applications to four available FOAs that involve using one or more of the SOBC Research Network assays.

Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, & Outcomes (R21)

Due Date: 12-05-2017
Supported by the NIH Common Fund Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Program, this FOA solicits exploratory and developmental research project applications that will further the goal of the SOBC Program to advance a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology & Brain Science (R01)

Due Date: 12-07-2017
This FOA is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, ¿BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision,¿ this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

Innovative Approaches or Technologies to Investigate Regional, Structural, & Functional Heterogeneity of CNS Small Blood & Lymphatic Vessels (R01)

Due Date: 12-11-2017
This FOA will solicit research projects focused on the development of new technology and tools, or novel mechanistic studies, or a combination of mechanistic and technology development studies specific to central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels in health and disease, across the life span.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50)

Due Date: 12-15-2017
The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson¿s disease.

Endoscopic Research Awards

Due Date: 12-15-2017
The ASGE awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational, and clinical endoscopic research. ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to Barrett¿s esophagus, capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), controlled trials in endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic optical recognition techniques, measuring quality in endoscopy, NOTES¿, and novel endoscopic treatments for obesity.

WHSC Synergy II Award

Due Date: 12-15-2017
Emory¿s Provost¿s Office and Emory¿s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) announce a special cycle of Synergy II Awards to support new collaborative research projects between the faculty of the WHSC and the faculty of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS). This announcement seeks proposals for novel research projects co-led by faculty of the WHSC and faculty of the ECAS.

BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01)

Due Date: 12-20-2017
This FOA aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative.

BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools & Technologies (U01)

Due Date: 12-20-2017
This FOA aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative.

American Lung Association/AAAAO Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award

Due Date: 12-21-2017
The goals of this program are to foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors and to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research.

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)

Due Date: 12-25-2017
This FOA is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of an individual or a few investigators.

Repurposing Target-Based Pharmaceutical Libraries for Discovery of Therapeutics against Eukaryotic Pathogens (R21/R33)

Due Date: 01-12-2018
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support screening of target-based pharmaceutical libraries to identify candidate therapeutics against select eukaryotic pathogens and subsequent preclinical development activities.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA): Boston Scientific Technology & Innovation Pilot Award

Due Date: 01-12-2018
The objective of this pilot research award is to provide funds for early career investigators or established investigators pursuing new research directions.

Diabetic Foot Consortium: Clinical Research Units (U01)

Due Date: 01-23-2018
This FOA invites applications for Clinical Research Units (CRUs) to form the new Diabetic Foot Consortium (DFC) for multi-site clinical research to validate biomarkers for diabetic foot ulcers that that can predict healing outcomes, guide treatment, and monitor healing and response to treatment. The long-term goal is to lay the foundation for a clinical trial network to test therapies that can improve healing and prevent amputations.

Population Assessment of Tobacco & Health (PATH) Biospecimen Access (X01)

Due Date: 01-31-2018
The PATH Study provides the scientific community with biospecimens (urine, plasma, and serum) and related research data on behaviors, attitudes, biomarkers, and health outcomes associated with tobacco use in the U.S. This opportunity allows investigators to apply for access to the biospecimens from the PATH Study.

Catalyst Award in Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolic Diseases (DEMD) (DP1)

Due Date: 02-02-2018
The Catalyst-DEMD is designed to complement NIDDK's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming studies in DEMD topic areas. Applications should be focused on major scientific challenges, and have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on diseases and conditions that are central to the mission of NIDDK's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases. (RFA-DK-17-011)

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.

Research on the Health of Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01)

Due Date: 12-29-2017
This FOA calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex.

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Founder's Grants

The grant will support research by a junior investigator. Applicants are encouraged to consider using the SGIM Research Dataset Compendium for their proposed research projects. This resource provides information about a number of public use datasets and provides opportunities from investigators to get mentoring and one-time consultation from senior SGIM members who are experienced in accessing and using the datasets.

NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07)

The objective of the award is to provide support for senior investigators who have the expertise and leadership skills to enhance aging and geriatric research capacity within their academic institution.

NIH Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03/R21)

This FOA will support small grants on primary immunodeficiency diseases focusing on ex vivo studies with human specimens and on studies with current or new animal models including novel clinical strategies for detecting, identifying the molecular basis of, or developing innovative therapies for primary immunodeficiency diseases.

NIH Commons Credits Model

The NIH Commons Credits Model is a time- and cost-efficient way for NIH-funded biomedical investigators to gain cloud computing support for their current research as well as pave the way toward better accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of digital objects for future research. This is not a grant; this funding is recommended to supplement current NIH grants or to jump start a related grant in the biomedical space.

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01 & R21)

This FOA encourages exploratory or developmental research grant applications to develop new tools, methods, and models focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. The request for applications covers studies in a variety of healthcare or community settings. R01 and R21 available

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.

Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01)

This FOA invites R01 applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Proposed approaches may include but are not limited to data-generating qualitative and quantitative approaches, legal, economic and normative analyses, and other types of analytical and conceptual research methodologies, such as those involving the direct engagement of stakeholders.

Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets & Stored Biospecimens (R03)

This FOA encourages applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of publicly available NICHD-funded data sets or stored biospecimens. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing data and biospecimens collected with NICHD resources.

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

Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Due Date: 10-23-2017
The program is intended to support young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)

Due Date: 10-24-2017
The purpose of this program is to recruit and retain outstanding, postdoctoral-level health professionals who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators. To address the growing need for this critical component of the research workforce, this funding opportunity seeks applications from institutional programs that can provide outstanding mentored research opportunities for Resident-Investigators and foster their ability to transition to individual career development research awards.

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color

Due Date: 10-30-2017
The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. The fellows will be located in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the CDC, in Atlanta.

Call For Applicants: Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

Due Date: 10-31-2017
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Jefferson Science Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning.

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program

Due Date: 11-01-2017
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is accepting applications. The program gives medical, dental, and veterinary students a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Career Development Awards

Due Date: 11-01-2017
The foundation's Research Training Awards Programs offers Career Development Awards to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research.

2018 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award

Due Date: 11-15-2017
The objective is to support career development of a junior faculty member in the specialty of allergy, asthma, and immunology. Funding is to support career advancement through research progress in basic and/or clinical allergy and immunology and to promote the specialty.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Due Date: 11-15-2017
The program provides the nation¿s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity & Promote Scientific Leadership (R25)

Due Date: 12-05-2017
The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. This R25 program encourages Professional Societies to design and implement educational programs with the goal of recruiting of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce.

Physician Scientist Training Award (PTSA)

Due Date: 11-27-2017
The award provides funding for a one-year mentored sleep and circadian research project following a clinical sleep medicine fellowship. The award may be used to cover expenses associated with research and training, such as applicant salary support, supplies, participant incentives and other project or training costs.

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

Due Date: 12-13-2017
The purpose of the award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from backgrounds that are nationally underrepresented in neuroscience research.

NHLBI Research Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Research (K12)

Due Date: 12-14-2017
The goal of the program is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission.

NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences

Due Date: 12-15-2017
Selected scholars have access to webinars, resources, come to an in-person retreat to discuss their research project, and are matched with mixed methods expert consultants.

Young Investigator Initiative

Due Date: 01-15-2018
The initiative is a mentoring and career development grant of the Bone and Joint Initiative that aims to increase the pipeline of clinicians and basic scientists undertaking musculoskeletal research studies.

Beckman Center Announces History of Science Fellowships

Due Date: 01-18-2018
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an independent research library in Philadelphia, is inviting applications for short- or long-term fellowships in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry.

Early- & Mid-Career Faculty Encouraged to Contact NIH to Express Interest in Next Generation Research Initiative

Due Date: 12-04-2017
The initiative will allocate approximately $210 million in FY2017 and an additional $210 million each year for four years to support additional meritorious early-stage and mid-career investigators. This amount will ramp up over five years to reach approximately $1.1 billion per year.

Commercialization Funding Opportunities

What Tech Startups Are Coke Worthy?

With a 4% Atlanta-based soft drink giant, Coca-Cola, just announced The Bridge, a six-month commercialization program to develop early-stage partnerships.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT) Therapeutics Development Award (TDA)

Due Date: 10-31-2017
The award is designed to stimulate businesses to pursue novel therapies for cystic fibrosis by filling the gap between basic research and Phase 3 clinical trials.

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