OHSU Funding Alerts: Week of Nov. 21, 2019

Each week, OHSU Research Development compiles a list of funding opportunities from internal sources, the government, and private foundations. This is the newly revived list, which we’ll be publishing here every Thursday. A pdf of the list is also available.

Featured Opportunites
Multidisciplinary
 
Atomwise AIMS Award
What: Assists with broadening the pool of scientists involved in the discovery of molecules for the treatment and investigation of human disease.
Who should apply: Researchers with interesting protein targets implicated in causing disease
Award: Support from Atomwise including virtual screens and 72 molecules predicted to bind to target proteins
Deadline: Dec. 9, 2019

Pulmonology  American Lung Association Catalyst Award 
What: Supports investigators for research on the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
Who should apply: Early-career lung disease researchers with a faculty or equivalent appointment. Must have a mentor with demonstrated research experience
Award: $50,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Internal Opportunities

Multidisciplinary Circle of Giving 2020 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity
What: Funds research that will lead to improvements in women’s health and lead to additional externally-funded research.
Who should apply: Lecturers and assistant, associate and full professors
Award: $125,000/one year
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019

Cancer  Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center nanoString Digital Spatial Profiler Project Award
What: Funds DSP-related reagent costs for studies on the DSP platform at OHSU for up to six months.
Who should apply: All employees
Award: No minimum or maximum amount
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2020 

Multidisciplinary Oregon National Primate Research Center Pilot Grant Research Program
What: Funds activities related to the use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research or for studies enhancing NHP welfare or husbandry.
Who should apply: ONPRC core scientists and non-core scientists working with a core scientist
Award: Up to $75,000/one year
Deadline: LOI due: Jan. 6, 2020; Full application due: Feb. 21, 2020

Cancer ‖ Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center Full Project Award
What: Funds CEDAR-relevant cancer early detection work for up to 18 months.
Who should apply: All employees
Award: No minimum or maximum amount
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Multidisciplinary ‖ OHSU School of Medicine Innovation Fund Pilot Program
What: Subsidizes fees for use of OHSU research cores to develop pilot data for new grant applications.
Who should apply: School of Medicine faculty
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Limited Submission Opportunities

Cancer ‖ St. Baldrick’s Foundation Spring Cycle Grants  DUE TOMORROW
What: Funds research to find cures for childhood cancers and help survivors. The following programs are available in the 2020 spring grant cycle:

Who should apply: Refer to grant links above for specific eligibility information.
Award: Amounts range from $50,000 to $110,00
Deadline: Internal due: Nov. 22, 2019; LOI due: Jan. 31, 2020; Full application due: March 31, 2020

Neuroscience ‖ Michael J Fox Foundation and Edmond J Safra Foundation Fellowship in Movement Disorders
What: Funds training for new movement disorder clinician-researchers. Centers will apply and, if selected, nominate fellows.
Who should apply: Open to established movement disorder centers worldwide. Not open to individuals
Award: $180,000/two years
Deadline: December 13, 2019

Cancer ‖ Limited Submission: NCI Biospecimen Bank to Support NCI Early-Phase and Experimental Clinical Trials (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
What: Continues building the biobanking infrastructure and operations for NCI-sponsored early-stage and experimental clinical trials.
Who should apply: PIs who are pathologists or laboratory scientists with expertise in biospecimens and leadership experience in biospecimen banking in cancer clinical trials
Award: Up to $2 million/year
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Cardiology ‖ Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Program
What: Provides three-year development grants for initial vascular research to enable future research funding.
Who should apply: Early-career vascular surgeon-scientists
Award: $150,000/three years
Deadline: March 2, 2020

Merit Prizes and Awards

Multidisciplinary ‖ Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation 2020 Lasker Medical Research Awards
What: Honors individuals who have made significant contributions in basic or clinical research. Awards are given out for basic and clinical medical research and special achievement in medical science.
Who should apply: Nominate anyone who you feel has made a significant contribution to medical research
Award: $250,000                 
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2020

Multidisciplinary ‖ Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Program
What: Awardees will become employees of HHMI on a seven-year renewable term and receive financial support for research and access to capital equipment funds. HHMI focuses on biomedical research areas.
Who should apply: Tenure or tenure-track faculty with between five and 15 years of professional experience and at least three years of PI experience on at least one active research grant as of April 1, 2020
Award: HHMI-provided salary and benefits
Deadline: March 18, 2020, noon PST

Private Philanthropic Opportunities

Multidisciplinary ‖ Atomwise AIMS Award
What: Assists with broadening the pool of scientists involved in the discovery of molecules for the treatment and investigation of human disease.
Who should apply: Researchers with interesting protein targets implicated in causing disease
Award: Support from Atomwise including virtual screens and 72 molecules predicted to bind to target proteins
Deadline: Dec. 9, 2019

Allergy and Immunology  American Lung Association Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award
What:
Supports research that advances understanding of allergic respiratory disease.
Who should apply
Primary faculty in the Division of Allergy and Immunology with a project related to allergic respiratory disease
Award: 
$75,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Pulmonology  American Lung Association Catalyst Award 
What: Supports investigators for research on the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
Who should apply: Early-career lung disease researchers with a faculty or equivalent appointment. Must have a mentor with demonstrated research experience
Award: $50,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Pulmonology  American Lung Association Dalsemer Research Grant 
What: Provides seed funding to investigators for researching mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.
Who should apply: Early-career lung disease researchers with a faculty or equivalent appointment. Must have a mentor with demonstrated research experience
Award: $50,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Pulmonology  American Lung Association Innovation Award
What: Funds independent investigators using their existing work to conduct a variety of research on lung health.
Who should apply: Lung disease researchers with a faculty or equivalent appointment who have held a K or R level grant in the last three years
Award: $75,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Pulmonology  American Lung Association Public Policy Research Award
What: Supports research and evaluation of existing public policy and projects that insert new ideas into public policies impacting lung health.
Who should apply: Researchers with a faculty or equivalent appointment who are pursuing a career in public policy research
Award: $50,000/year for up to two years
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019, 8:59 p.m. PST

Dermatology  National Psoriasis Foundation Psoriasis Prevention Initiative
What: Funding for a multidisciplinary team to identify an intervention that will prevent the onset of psoriatic disease.
Who should apply: Teams with co-investigators from a minimum of two institutions and three different disciplines
Award: Up to $250,000/first year, possibility of renewal up to $1.5 million/year for up to five years total
Deadline: LOI due: Dec. 13, 2019; Full application due: April 1, 2020

Neuroscience  McKnight Foundation Scholar Awards
What: Funds early-career investigators to develop their work on critical problems in brain science.
Who should apply: Assistant professors in the neuroscience field with less than four years’ experience as assistant professors
Award: $225,000/three years
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2020

Neurology  National Multiple Sclerosis Society Effects of Aging on Multiple Sclerosis
What: Funds research to advance the understanding of how aging contributes to the pathogenesis and natural history of MS progression.
Who should apply: Post-graduate researchers with an interest in MS
Award: $50,000/year
Deadline: Pre-application due: Jan. 6, 2020; Full application due: Jan. 8, 2020

Multidisciplinary  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Physician Scientist Fellowship
What: Provides grants to physician scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who want to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement.
Who should apply: Researchers in a fellowship program leading to certification in an ABMS approved clinical subspecialty who have completed the majority of the clinical training portion of an ACGME accredited fellowship
Award: Up to $220,000/two years
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020, noon PST

Neurology  Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s Collaborative Research Network
What: Supports international, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams addressing knowledge gaps in the mechanisms that contribute to PD development and progression.
Who should apply: Teams with three to five Pis representing at least two institutions and disciplines with at least one early-career co-PI
Award: Up to $9 million/three years
Deadline: Pre-application due: Jan. 8, 2020; Full application due: April 15, 2020

Dermatology  National Psoriasis Foundation Discovery Grant
What: Funds psoriatic researchers exploring preliminary ideas and conducting proof-of-concept experiments.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in psoriatic disease
Award: Up to $75,000/year
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. PST 

Dermatology   National Psoriasis Foundation Early Career Research Grant
What: Supports scientists at the early-career stage in conducting projects focused on psoriatic disease.
Who should apply: Early-career researchers such as postdoctoral researchers, fellows and graduate students with an interest in psoriatic disease
Award: Up to $50,000/year
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. PST 

Dermatology  National Psoriasis Foundation Milestones to a Cure Grant
What: Supports research focused on psoriatic treatment durability, remission/relapse, prevention and personalized medicine.
Who should apply: Postdoctoral researchers interested in conducting projects about psoriatic disease
Award: Up to $100,000/year
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. PST 

Dermatology  National Psoriasis Foundation Translational Research Grant
What: Funds research initiatives that focus on translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in psoriatic disease
Award: Up to $100,000/year
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. PST 

Neurology  Michael J. Fox Foundation Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition
What: Funds work that will accelerate development of a selective alpha-synuclein PET tracer.
Who should apply: Multidisciplinary teams; preference is given to collaborations between academic and industry groups that have access to diverse compound libraries
Award: Up to $10 million/one-to-two years
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

Dermatology  National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis National Research Foundation Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant
What: Supports early-career professionals such as assistant professors, instructors and senior post-docs studying psoriatic arthritis.
Who should apply: MD and/or PhD applicants at early stages in their career
Award: Up to $100,000/year
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

Federal Opportunities

Multidisciplinary  NIAID, NIAMS, NIMH, NINDS and NCCIH Advancing Research for Tickborne Diseases
What: Funds research relevant to the NIH Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease Research
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in tickborne diseases
Award: Dependent upon which parent grant you apply for funding through
Deadline: Applies to due dates on or after Jan. 5, 2020 through Jan. 8, 2023

Cancer  NCI Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Extracellular Vesicle-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Funds research that isolates or characterizes extracellular vesicles and their cargo to discover biomarkers of early cancer.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in extracellular vesicles and related subjects
Award: No minimum or maximum
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Multidisciplinary  NIH BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Facilitates the transition from postdoctoral work to faculty positions for investigators with diverse backgrounds. Research proposed should not involve leading an independent clinical trial.
Who should apply: Investigators from underrepresented groups with no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience
Award: For K99 phase, salary support provided; for R00 phase, up to $249,000/year; for both, up to $30,000 toward additional expenses
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Multidisciplinary  NIH BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
What: Facilitates the transition from postdoctoral work to faculty positions for investigators with diverse backgrounds. Research proposed should involve leading an independent clinical trial.
Who should apply: Investigators from underrepresented groups with no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience
Award: For K99 phase, salary support provided; for R00 phase, up to $249,000/year; for both, up to $30,000 toward additional expenses
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Multidisciplinary  NIDA Step Up for Substance Use Disorders: A Drug Target Initiative for Scientists Engaged in Fundamental Research (U18 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Short-term funding opportunity to support confirmatory substance use disorder research in drug target validation/invalidation to help decide on next steps.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in substance use disorders
Award: Up to $150,000/year
Deadline: Feb. 13, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Multidisciplinary  NIH Common Fund Pilot Projects Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Funding to demonstrate and enhance the utility of selected Common Fund data sets.
Who should apply: Anyone looking to supplement their research with Common Fund data sets (required list under ‘Objectives and Scope’ in funding announcement)
Award: Up to $200,000/year
Deadline: Feb. 19, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Infectious Disease  NIAID Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Supports research on the biological and immunological impact of gender reassignment interventions and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in immunity, prevention and treatment of STIs in transgender people
Award: Up to $275,000/two years
Deadline: May 11, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

Multidisciplinary  NIAAA Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Social Isolation and Alcohol Use Disorder
What: Supports integrative research studies focusing on the mechanisms underlying interactions between social isolation and alcohol use disorder.
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in alcohol use disorder and/or social isolation
Award: No minimum or maximum
Deadline: Applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 through Sep. 8, 2022

Previously Published Opportunities

Private

DUE TOMORROW Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Systems for Health Brief proposals due: Nov. 22, 2019; Full proposals due: Feb. 5, 2020. This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying.

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training AwardDue: Dec. 2, 2019, 1 p.m. PST

Prostate Cancer Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. Global Challenge AwardDue: Dec. 10, 2019, 1 p.m. PST

Basser Center for BRCA 2020 External Research Grant ProgramLOI due: Dec. 16, 2019; Full application due: Jan. 27, 2020

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Therapeutic Development Opportunities for Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis Pre-application due: Jan. 8, 2020; Full application due: Jan. 15, 2020

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 2020 Research Award Due: Jan. 10, 2020

Federal

NHGRI Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Diversity Action Plan (R25) LOI due: Nov. 25, 2019; Full application due: Jan. 25, 2020

NIA Collaborative Network to Optimize Emergency Care of Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R61/R33 Clinical Trials Optional)LOI due: Jan. 3, 2020; Application due: Feb. 3, 5 p.m. PST

NIA Innovations to Foster Healthy Longevity in Low-Income Settings (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: Jan. 3, 2020; Application due: Feb. 3, 5 p.m. PST

NCATS Ethical Issues in Translational Science Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)LOI due: Jan. 6, 2020; Application due: Feb. 6, 5 p.m. PST

NIDDK Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F31) Due: Jan. 7, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NIDDK Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F32) Due: Jan. 7, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NIAID, NIMH and NICHD Getting To Zero: Understanding HIV Viral Suppression and Transmission in the United States (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)Due: Jan. 7, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NIMH, NIAAA and NIDA Identification, Validation, and Manipulation of Neural Circuits Related to Mental Illness and Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders in Non-human Primates (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: Jan. 10, 2020; Application due: Feb. 10, 5 p.m. PST

NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35 – Clinical Trial Optional) Due: Jan. 17, 2020 by 5 p.m. PST

NICHHD Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development (R01) Due: Applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2020

NICHHD Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development (R21) Due: Applies to due dates on or after February 16, 2020

NHLBI, NCI, NIAID, NIDA, NIEHS and NCATS Administrative and Revision Supplements to Expand Vaping Research and Understand EVALI Due: Feb. 27, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NIDCR Administrative Supplement for Collaborative ScienceDue:March 20, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) Due: March 30, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

NHGRI Administrative supplements for short-term research career enhancement in genomics for experienced investigators Due: May 15, 2020, 5 p.m. PST

National Science Foundation Cellular and Biochemical Engineering Due: Applications accepted anytime

National Science Foundation Biophotonics Due: Applications accepted anytime

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