OHSU Funding Alerts: Week of March 18, 2021

Each week, OHSU Research Development compiles a list of funding opportunities from internal sources, the government and private foundations. We publish the list here every Thursday. A pdf of the list is also available.

Featured Opportunities 
CancerV Foundation V Scholar Cancer Research Grant
What: Supports tenure track faculty early in their cancer research by funding a variety of projects, from laboratory based fundamental to bench to bedside research
Who should apply: Tenure-track assistant professors who have been in their position for less than five years and have at least two years of postdoctoral training
Award: Up to $200,000/up to two years
Deadline: Internal submission due: March 22, 2021; Nomination due: April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying 


Multidisciplinary  OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) Drug discovery and therapeutics development
What: Supports and accelerates creative, interdisciplinary drug discovery and therapeutic development research at OHSU; responsive application topics include, but are not limited to: development and validation of drug targets, screening platforms, small molecules, antibodies, vaccines and biologics. Be sure to note the application resources on the BIP homepage for application assistance
Who should apply: PIs who meet OHSU Principal Investigator requirements; Non-faculty applicants must submit written approval from their supervisor or department head authorizing “effort” on the grant
Award: Up to $60,000/typically one year
Deadline: April 21, 2021
Apply through REDCap (must first complete a Technology Disclosure Form if not previously submitted)


Neuroscience ‖ Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program
What: 
Supports research to advance academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in drug development and whose team possesses intellectual property or have potential for novel IP that has not yet been licensed to a for-profit entity
Award: Up to $600,000/up to two years
Deadline: LOI due: April 23, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying


Multidisciplinary OCTRI Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) Career Development Support Award
What: Supports early-career faculty with studies associated with current mentored career development awards; requests must involve partnering with peer-reviewed, externally-funded research by the NIH (e.g. K award), VA (e.g. CDA) or major national foundations
Who should apply: Early career faculty with funded career development awards at OHSU, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Oregon State University, The VA Portland Healthcare System, Pacific Northwest National Labs and OCHIN who have at least 15 months left on their CDA award at time of award notice
Award: Up to $20,000/one year with possibility of second year renewal and additional award up to $20,000
Deadline: April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through REDCap

Internal Opportunities 

Multidisciplinary OCTRI OSLER TL1 Program
What: Supports training and career development in clinical and translational research for professional and PhD graduate students and postdoctoral clinical and research fellows; all research proposed must involve either clinical or translational research that involves human subjects or populations or research that has application to human health
Who should apply: Professional (MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP) and PhD graduate students and postdoctoral clinical (MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP) and research fellows at OHSU, PSU, UO or OSU
Award: Predoctoral stipend: $25,320; Postdoctoral stipend: Set by NIH and based on years of training (additional tuition, fee and insurance coverage provided for both)/up to one year with possibility for second year renewal
Deadline: April 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through REDCap

Dentistry ‖ School of Dentistry Exploratory Research Seed Grants
What: Funding for researchers to generate preliminary data to develop new collaborative projects; possible uses for funding include supplies, costs associated with the use of a core or working with OHSU Cores, publications and travel
Who should apply: School of Dentistry faculty in the professorial series who plan to explore new research directions or apply to career development awards, research staff who plan to generate preliminary data to seed extramural funding, and postdoctoral fellows who plan to apply for K99/R00 and equivalent career development awards
Award: Up to $10,000/one year
Deadline: April 2, 2021
Apply through the CAP

Multidisciplinary MRF Early Clinical Investigator Award
What: Funding to further the development postdoctoral fellows or trainees who interact with human subjects and who are interested in a career in clinical research
Who should apply: Postdoctoral trainees and fellows with specific plans for a career in clinical research
Award: Up to $30,000/one year
Deadline: April 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Multidisciplinary MRF New Investigator Grant
What: Supports promising investigators in biomedical research at the beginning of their independent careers
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent who are independent but new to research and don’t yet have funding sources
Award: Up to $50,000/one year
Deadline: April 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Multidisciplinary MRF and OHSU Emergency Interim Support and Bridge Funding
What: Provides funding for research programs that have lost national grant funding and enables investigators to develop data supporting application renewals; OHSU applicants can apply for both MRF Emergency Interim Support and OHSU Bridge Funding
Who should apply: Researchers who need funding to keep their programs going
Award: Up to $50,000 from both MRF and Bridge funding/one year
Deadline: April 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

New this week!
Multidisciplinary OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) Drug discovery and therapeutics development
What: Supports and accelerates creative, interdisciplinary drug discovery and therapeutic development research at OHSU; responsive application topics include, but are not limited to: development and validation of drug targets, screening platforms, small molecules, antibodies, vaccines and biologics. Be sure to note the application resources on the BIP homepage for application assistance
Who should apply: PIs who meet OHSU Principal Investigator requirements; Non-faculty applicants must submit written approval from their supervisor or department head authorizing “effort” on the grant
Award: Up to $60,000/typically one year
Deadline: April 21, 2021
Apply through REDCap (must first complete a Technology Disclosure Form if not previously submitted)

Multidisciplinary OHSU and Kaiser Permanente NW Patient-Centered Learning Health Systems Science K12 Research Career Development Program
What: Supports researchers pursuing a career in learning health systems with a focus on rapid and continuous learning and translation of findings into patient-centered care; program begins in September 2021
Who should apply: Full-time OHSU researchers who can commit a minimum of 75 percent full-time professional effort to conducting research career development activities associated with award
Award: Up to $130,102 per year/duration not specified
Deadline: April 22, 2021, 4 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

New this week!
Multidisciplinary OCTRI Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) Career Development Support Award
What: Supports early-career faculty with studies associated with current mentored career development awards; requests must involve partnering with peer-reviewed, externally-funded research by the NIH (e.g. K award), VA (e.g. CDA) or major national foundations
Who should apply: Early career faculty with funded career development awards at OHSU, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Oregon State University, The VA Portland Healthcare System, Pacific Northwest National Labs and OCHIN who have at least 15 months left on their CDA award at time of award notice
Award: Up to $20,000/one year with possibility of second year renewal and additional award up to $20,000
Deadline: April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through REDCap

Nursing ‖ OHSU School of Nursing Hartford Award for Research and Practice
What: Provides support for SON faculty research and practice change projects aimed at improving the health and health care of older people in Oregon and beyond
Who should apply: All OHSU School of Nursing faculty who have completed a clinical or research doctorate; more eligibility details in Call for Proposals
Award: Up to $25,000/one year
Deadline: May 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply by sending applications to Marilyn Sanguinetti with a copy to SNORDS@ohsu.edu

Multidisciplinary OHSU School of Nursing Interprofessional Hartford Award for Research and Practice
What: Provides support for OHSU faculty research and practice change projects aimed at improving the health and health care of older people through team-based science and innovations in care
Who should apply: All OHSU faculty who have completed a clinical or research doctorate; if the PI holds a primary appointment outside of the SON, there must be a Co-I from the SON, and an interprofessional research team is required; more eligibility details in Call for Proposals
Award: Up to $25,000/one year
Deadline: May 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply by sending applications to Marilyn Sanguinetti

Hepatology Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care Fellowship
What: Trains early-stage investigators for a career in research related to the biology, diagnosis or therapy of hereditary, inflammatory or malignant pancreatic disease; clinical, basic and population-based research will all be considered
Who should apply: Pancreatic researchers at the rank of postdoc, fellow, instructor, research assistant professor or similar entry-level positions who have limited or no previous work in the fields of pancreatic biology or pancreatic cancer
Award: Up to $200,000/up to two years
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Submit applications directly to Dove Keith

Cancer CEDAR NIH Catalyst Funding
What: Funding designed to help scientists pursuing CEDAR relevant research address reviewer concerns and resubmit their proposals to the National Institutes of Health
Who should apply:
Applicants to NIH awards who received a score but were not funded
Award:
Up to $250,000/one year
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Multidisciplinary ‖ OCTRI Mobile Apps for Clinical Studies (MACS)
What: 
Funding to leverage new the REDCap functionality MyCap to create mobile apps that allow clinical study participants to report outcomes/data via a smartphone; the program aims to help fill the pipeline for BIP Digital Health by allowing PIs to conduct preliminary research and obtain user experience data
Who should apply: PIs who meet OHSU Principal Investigator requirementsand want to create a mobile app for clinical or commercial purposes
Award:
Up to $5,000/typically one year
Deadline: Rolling; application will close when funding for the fiscal year is exhausted
Submit your project intake form through REDCap

Multidisciplinary OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research
What: Funds researchers with the goal of increasing the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic scientific research at OHSU
Who should apply: Investigators with postdoctoral training experience looking to establish an independent academic research career; scholars who identify as underrepresented minorities, differently-abled and more are welcomed
Award: Up to $8,000 plus a stipend
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Multidisciplinary  OHSU School of Medicine IDEA Seed Grants for Innovation, Development & Exploration for research Advancement
What: Supports investigators who need to work with an OHSU core or with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop preliminary data for an application for extramural research support
Who should apply: School of Medicine faculty in the professorial series who have not received this award within the last year
Award: Up to $5,000/one year
Deadline: Applications accepted anytime
Apply through the CAP

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  

Immunology NIAID Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) and Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Supports a project consortium that aims to characterize human immune responses/mechanisms elicited by vaccinations, vaccine adjuvants or natural infections by capitalizing on recent advances in immune profiling technologies and a coordinating center to support the consortium
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in human immune responses
Award: For project consortium: Up to $7.5 million/up to five years; For coordinating center: Up to $9 million/five years
Deadline: Internal submission due: March 18, 2021; LOI due: May 4, 2021, 5 p.m. PT (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 4, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Cancer V Foundation V Scholar Cancer Research Grant
What: Supports tenure track faculty early in their cancer research by funding a variety of projects, from laboratory based fundamental to bench to bedside research
Who should apply: Tenure-track assistant professors who have been in their position for less than five years and have at least two years of postdoctoral training
Award: Up to $200,000/up to two years
Deadline: Internal submission due: March 22, 2021; Nomination due: April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying 

Immunology NIGMS Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34)
What: Supports domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise
Who should apply: At least one of the training PIs should be an established investigator in the biomedical sciences and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program; The contact PI is expected to have a full-time appointment at the applicant institution unless well-justified
Award: Budgets should reflect the actual needs of the project; awards are good for up to five years and have a possibility of renewal
Deadline: Internal submission due: March 29, 2021; Application due: May 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Multidisciplinary  The Pew Charitable Trusts 2022 Scholars Program
What: Two programs are combined in this competition: the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program; both are intended for early-career research with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects
Who should apply: Early-career assistant professors with a research interest in biomedical studies or cancer studies
Award: $300,000/four years
Deadline: Internal submission due: April 5, 2021; Nomination due: May 17, 2021; Application due: Sept. 9, 2021 for Cancer Scholars and Sept. 1, 2021 for Biomedical Scholars
Apply through the CAP

Translational Science ‖ NCATS New Chemistries for Un-drugged Targets through A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Collaborative Research Program (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
What: Supports translational and clinical research between NCATS intramural scientists and the extramural community to develop approaches that will develop new chemistries towards previously undrugged biological targets across many human conditions
Who should apply: At least one intramural scientist must be either a PI or collaborator; the program requires the full collaboration of the extramural PI of the applicant institution and the intramural investigator(s)
Award: For UG3: Up to $1.5 million/up to two years; For UH3: Up to $4 million/up to four years; maximum total duration is five years
Deadline: Internal submission due: April 8, 2021; LOI due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Multidisciplinary NIGMS and ORIP High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Supports groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems; apply for the FOA most appropriate for your necessary budget
Who should apply: PIs do not need to have an NIH research grant or any other research support but are expected to be an expert on the requested instrument and may be a core director or tenured or non-tenured faculty member; multiple PIs are not allowed
Award: For Shared Grants: Between $50,000 and $600,000/one year; For High-End Grants: Between $600,001 and $2 million/one year
Deadline: Internal submission due:April 23, 2021; Application due: June 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Neuroscience Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
What: Supports basic and clinical neuroscience projects that are too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but have a high likelihood of producing important findings in a short time frame
Who should apply: Full-time associate professors or full professors who are studying brain function and have had major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding at least in the last three years
Award: $150,000/two years
Deadline: Internal submission due: April 26, 2021; LOI due: June 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 28, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

Merit Prizes and Awards 

Multidisciplinary Cocodrie Fly Fishing Foundation Education Award
What: Scholarships for students of all disciplines who submit compelling essays on fishing, outdoors and adventure activities
Who should apply: Students who are US citizens or permanent residents
Award: $1,500
Deadline: March 30, 2021

Multidisciplinary  Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists
What: Recognizes the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care
Who should apply: Clinician-scientists who are no more than 10 years from their clinical training or completion of their first postdoctoral fellowship
Award: $10,000
Deadline: March 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Breakthrough Prize Foundation Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
What: Honors individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life; one prize is designated for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders
Who should apply: Anyone who fits the above description; self-nominations are not considered
Award: $3 million
Deadline: April 1, 2021, midnight PT

Multidisciplinary  Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Award
What: Honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States
Who should apply: Nominate researchers who have made exemplary contributions to promoting social justice in medical education and health equities, a record of achievement in promoting social justice and whose contributions have had a significant national impact
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship
What: Recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care; has demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States; and is committed to a career in academic medicine
Who should apply: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who old the rank of full-time assistant professor and have held the appointment beginning no earlier than July 1, 2018 and received only one appointment as assistant professor
Award: $25,000
Deadline: April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
What: Honors innovation in education by recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education and whose accomplishments are making an impact on the field; awards given in pre-K-12 education, higher education and learning science research
Who should apply: Educators who are making an impact; self-nominations are permitted
Award: $50,000 and a sculpture
Deadline: April 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award
What: Honors individuals who have made significant advances in applying techniques developed in one scientific domain to address questions in another
Who should apply: MDs and PhDs who are under 35 years old at time of entry and whose science they are submitting was performed in the last three years
Award: $15,000 for grand prize winner; $5,000 for runners-up
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Neuroscience Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
What: Honors a young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by them during the past three years
Who should apply: Neurobiologists who received an advanced degree in the last 10 years and are not older than 35 years of age
Award: $25,000
Deadline: June 15, 2021

NIH Federal Opportunities

This week the NIH released funding opportunities concerning opioids, influenza and tobacco use. We’ve highlighted some opportunities of potential interest below.

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative: Team Research for Initial Translational Efforts in Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Supports team-based research projects to develop assays, screening and early optimization work to develop a non-addictive therapeutic to treat pain; discovery and validation of pharmacodynamic markers efficacy and pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic studies are also responsive. See other HEAL Initiative FOA RFA-NS-21-016  released this week
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in pain treatment therapeutics
Award: Up to $7.5 million/up to five years     
Deadline: LOI due: March 27, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: April 27, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NCCIH and NINDS Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Assay Development and Neurotherapeutic Agent Identification (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Supports research to develop in vitro and/or ex vivo assays and conduct iterative screening efforts to identify and characterize potential therapeutic agents for neurological or neuromuscular disorders; see other IGNITE FOAs PAR-21-122 and PAR-21-123 released this week
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in neurotherapeutic agents
Award: Up to $750,000/up to three years    
Deadline: LOI due: May 17, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNIGMS Notice of Special Interest: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Biomedical Career Progression and the Biomedical Research Enterprise
What: Informs applicants of topic areas of interest to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study and address the impacts of structural racism and discrimination on biomedical career progression and the biomedical research enterprise
Who should apply: Anyone applying to an NIGMS FOA with a research interest in structural racism and biomedical career trajectories
Award: Dependent upon FOA you apply through     
Deadline: Open from May 17, 2021, through Oct. 4, 2022

MultidisciplinaryNHLBI, NIA and NIDDK New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports nonmalignant hematology research that will steer the field in new directions, propose proof of principle research that is tightly focused into one specific aim, can be accomplished within a one to three year project period, and is directed at validating novel concepts and approaches that promise to open new pathways for discovery
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in nonmalignant hematology; Early Stage Investigators and New Investigators as defined by the NIH are strongly encouraged to consult with a Scientific/Research Contact below prior to submission
Award: Up to $600,000/up to three years    
Deadline: June 5, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports preclinical discovery and development of potential therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics including, but not limited to, large biologic macromolecules, gene-based therapies, cell therapies and novel emerging therapies
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in therapeutic biotechnology
Award: Not limited/up to five years    
Deadline: LOI due: July 10, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Aug. 10, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Funding to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or enhancing our understanding of the brain; see other BRAIN Initiative FOA RFA-MH-21-130 released this week
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in brain research and informatics tools
Award: Not limited/up to three years     
Deadline: LOI due: Sept. 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Oct. 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance cancer research in statistical and analytic methods, epidemiology, cancer survivorship, cancer-related behaviors and behavioral interventions, health care delivery, and implementation science
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in cancer control and epidemiology
Award: Up to $1.25 million/up to five years    
Deadline: Nov. 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT 
    

Other Federal Opportunities

MultidisciplinaryDoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award
What: Supports research that will make a contribution to the field of research or patient care in the topic area of interest
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $2 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: April 28, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award
What: Supports the translation of promising preclinical findings into clinical applications for prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment or quality of life
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $4 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: April 28, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Discovery Award
What: Supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory
Who should apply: Postdoctoral and clinical fellows or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $200,000/up to two years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: April 29, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: May 13, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Clinical Evaluation Award
What: Supports translation of validated GWI research, including qualified and replicated preclinical findings, to a Gulf War Veteran population
Who should apply: Independent investigators at all academic levels
Award: Up to $1.7 million/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Idea Award
What: Supports high-risk/high-reward research in the earliest stages of development that will contribute to markers or treatments for Gulf War illness
Who should apply: Independent investigators at all academic levels
Award: Up to $220,000/up to two years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Gulf War Illness Research Program New Investigator Award
What: Encourages applications from early-stage and established investigators new to the field of GWI research; previous experience in GWI research is not required, but collaborations with experienced GWI researchers is strongly encouraged
Who should apply: Senior postdoctoral fellows with at least three years of postdoc training, independent investigators within five years of their last training position and established independent investigators who have received less than $300,000 in federally funded, non-mentored GWI research
Award: Up to $520,000/up to three years   
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Research Advancement Award
What: Supports applied research in GWI aimed at continued expansion and validation of markers and treatments that are supported evidence in the GWI field
Who should apply: Independent investigators at all academic levels
Award: Up to $620,000/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Therapeutic/Biomarker Trial Award
What: Supports large-scale, pivotal (Phase IIb or III) trials that revolutionize the clinical management of GWI
Who should apply: Independent investigators at all academic levels
Award: Up to $5.5 million/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Clinical Trial Award
What: Supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials of novel interventions with the potential to have a significant impact on patient care in the topic area of interest; planning phase and clinical trial only options
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: For planning phase: Up to $500,000/up to one and a half years; For clinical trial only: Not limited/up to four years   
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 13, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 26, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Focused Program Award
What: Supports a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program of at least four distinct but complementary projects addressing an overarching goal
Who should apply: Full professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $7.2 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 13, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 26, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Clinical Trial Award
What: Supports two funding levels: level one supports early-phase, proof-of-principle clinical trials to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials; level two supports larger scale clinical trials at phase 1 or 2 to determine efficacy (benefit on clinical or paraclinical outcomes) in relevant patient populations
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: For level one: Up to $1 million/up to three years; For level two: Up to $3 million /up to four years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Neuroscience DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Early Investigator Research Award
What: Supports MS-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers
Who should apply: PIs who are involved in a postdoctoral training or medical residency program and possess at least one and up to four years continuous postdoctoral research experience and can commit at least 50 percent of their effort towards the project
Award: Up to $200,000/up to two years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Neuroscience DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Exploration -Hypothesis Development Award
What:  Supports the initial exploration of innovative, high-risk, high-gain concepts in the MS research field
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above and independent investigators no more than five years from the start of their faculty position
Award: Up to $150,000/up to two years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Neuroscience DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award
What: Supports highly rigorous, high-impact research with the potential to make an important contribution to MS research and/or patient care
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $600,000/up to three years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced 

Private Opportunities

Mental Health American Psychological Association Global Mental Health Fellowship
What: Opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of World Health Organization in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse   
Who should apply:
APA members or PIs who have applied for APA membership at the time of application; preference is given to early- or mid-career applicants with two or more years of postdoc experience
Award: Up to $30,000/one year
Deadline: April 16, 2021, 9 p.m. PT

Neuroscience Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program
What: Supports research to advance academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias    
Who should apply:
Anyone with a research interest in drug development and whose team possesses intellectual property or have potential for novel IP that has not yet been licensed to a for-profit entity
Award: Up to $600,000/up to two years
Deadline: LOI due: April 23, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

Neuroscience National Multiple Sclerosis Society Detecting Multiple Sclerosis Before the Onset of Neurological Deficits
What: Supports knowledge generation that will eventually lead to early detection of MS at the individual level and address critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of preclinical and prodromal phases of MS  
Who should apply:
MDs, PhDs and equivalent who are considered eligible by their institution for grant support; postdoctoral fellows, residents and other trainees are not eligible
Award: Up to $300,000/up to two years
Deadline: LOI due: April 23, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: April 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Donaghue Foundation 2021 Greater Value Portfolio
What: Supports developing actionable solutions to one or more of the symptoms of low-value health care: high and rising costs; unwarranted variation in prices and/or quality; unaffordable cost-of-care burden on patients and families; and/or lack of transparency in both price and outcomes    
Who should apply:
PIs who are partnered with an organization that delivers healthcare services or PIs based in a research unit embedded in a healthcare organization; partner organizations cannot be the applicant’s organization
Award: Up to $400,000/up to two years
Deadline: LOI due: April 26, 2021; Application due: July 30, 2021

Periodontology American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Fellowship at the Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions
What: Provides opportunities to learn about teaching and best practices, the academic environment and career options in periodontology 
Who should apply:
Periodontists in private practice who have an interest in teaching either full- or part-time
Award: $3,500 to cover the full tuition for the Institute’s Program for Dental School Faculty
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Cancer Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grants
What: Provides early-stage funding for projects related to cancer detection, treatment or cure that could lead to subsequent and expanded support from a government agency or other source
Who should apply: Tenure-track postdocs with tenured mentors
Award: Not specified, but likely between $50,000 and $200,000/one year
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Multidisciplinary National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
What: Provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation 
Who should apply:
Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years
Award: $9,250 stipend/12 weeks
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Neuroscience National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowship
What: Supports fostering the development and productivity of young scientists who have potential to make significant contributions to MS research and help ensure the future and stability of MS research  
Who should apply:
Postdocs who have more than two but less than five years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application
Award: Up to $550,000/up to five years
Deadline: LOI due: May 5, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Biomedical Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas
What: Supports projects to ethically generate data derived from tissues from people whose ancestral groups are historically understudied and expand the diversity of single-cell data that is available via the Human Cell Atlas and build up systems to enable long-term engagement of potential participants and donors from diverse communities to contribute to the HCA  
Who should apply:
Teams with a minimum of three and a maximum of 10 total PIs with one coordinating PI; at least one PI must be a computational biologist or data scientist
Award: Not limited/up to three years
Deadline: May 25, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying                               

Previously Published Opportunities

Federal 

March 2021 

Multidisciplinary NSF Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) Deadline: March 23, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NIA The Midlife in the United States Study (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and The Midlife in the United States Study – Cognitive and Neurocognitive Precursors of AD/ADRD (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: March 26, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: April 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R01Clinical Trial Optional) and (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: March 30, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: April 30, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative Consortium Administrative Core (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: March 31, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative Data Coordinating Center (U24) Application due: March 31, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative Study (Collaborative U01- Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: March 31, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative Study (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: March 31, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceNIA Infectious Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Application due: March 31, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceNSF Dear Colleague Letter: Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Understanding the Brain Deadline: March 31, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

April 2021

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award Pre-application due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award Pre-application due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Ovarian Cancer Academy Award – Early-Career Investigator Pre-application due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Pilot Award Pre-application due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Proteogenomics Research Award Pre-application due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerNCI Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Support Collaborations with the NCI-supported Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Network (DRSN) Deadline: April 4, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Lung Cancer Research Program Career Development Award Pre-application due: April 6, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: April 20, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Cancer DoD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award Pre-application due: April 6, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: April 20, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Data Modeling and Bioinformatics Center (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Required) Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Dietary Assessment Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Metabolomics and Clinical Assays Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Microbiome and Metagenomics Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIH Common Fund Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program Grants Research Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: April 6, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIAID and NICHD Development of the Fetal Immune System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: April 7, 2021, 5 p.m. PT 

Audiology NIDCD Research Dissertation Fellowship for Au.D. Audiologists (F32) Application due: April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Dentistry NIDCR Dual Degree Dentist Scientist Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT 

Dentistry NIDCR Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: April 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceDoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Clinical Development Award Pre-application due: April 9, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceDoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Therapeutic/Biomarker Pilot Trial Award Pre-application due: April 9, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceDoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Therapeutic Development Award Pre-application due: April 9, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience DoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program Therapeutic Idea Award Pre-application due: April 9, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Rheumatology NIAMS Centers of Research Translation (CORT) (P50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: April 11, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 11, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: April 12, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Ophthalmology NEI Translational Research Program (TRP) on Therapy for Visual Disorders (R24 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: April 13, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NSF Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity Deadline: April 15, 2021

Cancer NCI Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for NCI Division of Cancer Biology Research Programs Deadline: April 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: April 17, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Mental Health NIMH Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: April 17, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Dermatology CDER Dermal Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models Accounting for the Absorption and Evaporation of Vehicle/Co-solvent following the Application of Generic Dermatological Products (U01) Application due: April 22, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NIA Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32) LOI due: April 25, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 25, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NINDS Institutional Research Training Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: April 25 , 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 25, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary  Multiple NIH Organizations Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Exploratory/Developmental Projects (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: April 26, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: May 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PDT

MultidisciplinaryNIAAA Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA) Consortia (U01 Clinical Trial Optional), Administrative Resource Core (U24) (Clinical Trial Optional) and Research Resource (U24) (Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: LOI due: April 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; Application due: May 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Drug Abuse NIDA Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Biospecimen Access (X01) Deadline: April 30, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

May 2021

Substance Use Center for Tobacco Products Data Standards for Tobacco Research and Scientific Review Program (U24) Clinical Trial Not Allowed LOI due: May 1, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 1, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 2, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 2, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: May 3, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NHLBI Early Phase Clinical Trials for Therapeutics and/or Diagnostics (R33 Clinical Trial Required) and (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) LOI due: May 4, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 4, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer DoD Lung Cancer Research Program Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award Pre-application due: May 5, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 28, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Addressing Health Disparities among Immigrant Populations through Effective Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical trial not allowed) For Clinical Trial Optional: May 7, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: May 7, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

HIV/AIDS NIDA Notice of Special Interest: Using Data to Advance HIV Epidemic Knowledge and Program Planning Deadline: Open from May 7, 2021, through Sept. 7, 2024

HIV/AIDS NIDDK Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: May 7, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Advanced Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Development of Innovative Informatics Methods and Algorithms for Cancer Research and Management (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Sustained Support for Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Revision Applications to Support the Application of Informatics Technology for Cancer Research: (R01 Clinical Trials Optional), (U01 Clinical Trials Optional) and (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) For R01 and U01: LOI due: May 8, 2020 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; For U24: LOI due: May 9, 2020 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 9, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Dentistry NIDCR Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) LOI due: May 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIDDK High Risk Multi-Center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement (U01 Clinical Trial Required) and High Risk Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Cooperative Agreements (U34 Clinical Trial Optional) For U34: LOI due: May 9, 2020 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 9, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Bioscience NSF Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks (URoL:EN) Predicting Transformation of Living Systems in Evolving Environments Deadline: May 10, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Early Intervention to Promote Cardiovascular Health of Mothers and Children (ENRICH) Multisite Clinical Centers (Collaborative UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) and Multisite Resource and Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Required) LOI due: May 11, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 11, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 14, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP) Deadline: May 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNSF Future Manufacturing (FM) Deadline: May 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations Notice of Special Interest to Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: May 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplement Opportunity to Support Global Cancer Stigma Research Deadline: May 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Pulmonology NHLBI Lung Transplant Consortium – Clinical Centers (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and – Data Coordinating Center (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Aging NIA Aging Effects on Osteoimmunology (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) LOI due: May 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NIA The Cellular Scale Connectome in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Mental Health NIMH Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Required) LOI due: May 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Pediatrics NIH Common Fund Expert-Driven Small Projects to Strengthen Gabriella Miller Kids First Discovery (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 18, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 18, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNIAID and NIDDK Immune Cell Engineering For Targeted Therapy And Disease Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 22, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 22, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience NIA Triadic Interactions in Clinical Encounters Involving People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), Clinicians, and Care Partners (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 23, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 23, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Infectious Disease NIAID Innovation for Tuberculosis Vaccine Discovery (ITVD) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 30, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 30, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

June 2021

MultidisciplinaryNIGMS and ORIP High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Limited Competition: Basic Instrumentation Grant (BIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: June 1, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer NCI Notice of Special Interest: Leveraging Real-World Imaging Data for Artificial Intelligence-based Modeling and Early Detection of Abdominal Cancers Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through Jan. 8, 2024

Immunology NIAID Notice of Special Interest: Complement in Basic Immunology (CIBI) Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through Jan. 7, 2023

Audiology NIDCD Notice of Special Interest: Hearing Healthcare for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through Jan. 7, 2024

Mental Health NIMH Notice of Special Interest in Reducing Suicide Risk in Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Low-Resource Settings Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through May 7, 2024

Translational Science NCATS Virtual Approaches Towards New Chemistries for Un-drugged Targets through A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Collaborative Research Program (U18 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) LOI due: June 8, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Audiology NIDCD Research Career Enhancement Award for Established Investigators (K18 Clinical Trial Required), (K18 Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) and (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: June 8, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; subsequent deadline on Oct. 8, 2021

Ophthalmology NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: June 9, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Dentistry NIDCR National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Clinical Trial or Observational Study Planning and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) Application due: June 9, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; subsequent deadline on Oct. 8, 2021

Aging NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: June 12, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Infectious Disease NIAID Basic Research to Inform Vaccine and Therapeutic Development for Non-Polio Human Enteroviruses (NPEV) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: June 13, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 13, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryAHRQ Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 – Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: June 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; subsequent deadline on Oct. 16, 2021

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Early Stage Investigator Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: June 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Immunology NIAID and NIMH Notice of Special Interest: Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Advancing Immune-mediated and Infectious Disease Research Deadline: Open from June 16, 2021, through May 7, 2024

Aging NIA Early-Phase Clinical Trials of Novel Interventions to Prevent, Delay, or Treat Aging-Related Conditions by Targeting Aging-Related Mechanisms (U01 Clinical Trial Required) Application due: June 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNCI, NIAAA and NIDA Multi-Site Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: June 19, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 19, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Substance Abuse NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: June 26, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

July 2021

Infectious Disease FIC and NIAID Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program [D43 Clinical Trial Optional] LOI due: July 3, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Aug. 3, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryNIDA Exploratory studies to investigate mechanisms of HIV infection, replication, latency, and/or pathogenesis in the context of substance use disorders (R61/R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: July 7, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Cancer DoD Kidney Cancer Research Program Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators – Early-Career Investigator Award Pre-application due: July 14, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 28, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

August 2021

Multidisciplinary NIMH Developmental AIDS Research Centers on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) and NIMH AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: Aug. 13, 2020 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Aug. 25, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54 – Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: Aug. 14, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Sept. 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Neuroscience Multiple NIH Organizations NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Tools and Technologies to Explore Nervous System Biomolecular Condensates (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: Aug. 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Sept. 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Open

Cancer DoD Kidney Cancer Research Program Awards Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Cancer DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Awards Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Cancer DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program Awards Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

Substance Abuse NIAAA NOSI: Advances in Research for the Treatment, Services, and Recovery of Alcohol Use Disorder Deadline: Open through Sept. 8, 2023

HIV/AIDS NIMH Notice of Special Interest: Advancing Health Communication Research on HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure Deadline: Open through March 1, 2024

Multidisciplinary NHLBI and NIEHS NOSI: Stimulating Intervention Research to Reduce Cardiopulmonary Impacts of Particulate Matter in Air Pollution among High-Risk Populations Deadline: Open through Sept. 7, 2025

Genomics  NHGRI Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) High Throughput Sequencing and Genotyping Resource Access (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Applications are accepted by continuous receipt

Biology NSF Biophotonics Applications accepted anytime

Biology NSF Cellular and Biochemical Engineering Applications accepted anytime

Biology  NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Conferences for Building Computational Literacy in Biological Sciences Deadline: Open

MultidisciplinaryNSF Dear Colleague Letter: Pilot Projects for Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence Deadline: Rolling

Biology NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs Applications accepted anytime

Biology NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB) Deadline: Open

Multidisciplinary NSF Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) Deadline: Open

Biology NSF Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (Innovation) Deadline: Open

Biology NSF Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research (Transitions) Deadline: Open

Private 

March 2021 

Pulmonology Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award LOI due: March 19, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Cancer Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation MDS Research Fund LOI due: March 19, 2021, noon PT; Application due: July 9, 2021, noon PT

NeuroscienceOrganization for Autism Research Applied Research Competition Pre-proposal due: March 22, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 2, 2021

Neuroscience American Epilepsy Society Infrastructure Grants Deadline: March 24, 2021

Environmental Health Health Effects Institute Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award Preliminary application due: March 24, 2021; Application due: Sept. 1, 2021

Ophthalmology Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Awards Deadline: March 25, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Diagnostics Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine DxQI Seed Grant Program Deadline: March 25, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Essential Open Source Software for Science, Cycle 4 LOI due: March 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: May 19, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

Pediatrics Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Deadline: March 30, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

CardiologyPfizer Local Level Educational Grants Program to Increase Awareness & Understanding of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Deadline: March 30, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Nursing Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Hillman Innovations in Care Program LOI due: March 30, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: June 1, 2021
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

Orthopedics Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation OREF/JRGOS Resident Research Project Grant Deadline: March 31, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience Simons Foundation/SFARI Research Match Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Deadline: March 31, 2021
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

April 2021

Cancer American Cancer Society The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services Deadline: April 1, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Psychology American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants Deadline: April 1, 2021

MultidisciplinaryFahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program Deadline: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryFahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program Deadline: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award: Capacity Building LOI due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 12, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative LOI due: April 1, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 12, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Sigma/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Grant Deadline: April 1, 2021

Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research (HPNA) Grant Deadline: April 1, 2021

Multidisciplinary Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships Deadline: April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CardiologyPfizer Quality Improvement Grants to Support Development of Cardiac Amyloid Centers Deadline: April 8, 2021, 9 p.m. PT

Neuroscience James S. McDonnell Foundation Opportunity Awards Deadline: April 9, 2021, 1:59 p.m. PT

Cancer Pfizer and Prostate Cancer Foundation Health Equity Challenge Awards LOI due: April 9, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 30, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Cancer Prostate Cancer Foundation 2021 Young Investigator Awards Deadline: April 12, 2021, noon PT

NeuroscienceSimons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Bridge to Independence Award Program Deadline: April 12, 2021
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Neuroscience Angelman Syndrome Foundation General Research Submissions Deadline: April 15, 2021

CardiologyPfizer Closing Knowledge Gaps in Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Deadline: April 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience Whitehall Foundation Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid LOI due: April 15, 2021; Application due: Sept. 1, 2021

Audiology American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grants Deadline: April 19, 2021

Neuroscience Michael J. Fox Foundation Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parkinson’s Disease Research LOI due: April 21, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Neuroscience National MS Society Detecting Multiple Sclerosis Before the Onset of Neurological Deficits LOI due: April 23, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: April 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Women’s Health Foundation for Women’s Wellness Fellowship Awards Deadline: April 26, 2021, 10:59 p.m. PT

Women’s Health Foundation for Women’s Wellness Research Grants Deadline: April 26, 2021, 10:59 p.m. PT

Cancer Kidney Cancer Association Research Awards LOI due: April 29, 2021; Application due: July 15, 2021

Multidisciplinary Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health LOI due: April 30, 2021, noon PT; Application due: June 9, 2021, noon PT
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May 2021

Neuroscience Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 2021 Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science Deadline: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
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Neuroscience Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 2021 Pilot Award LOI due: May 6, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 12, 2021
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Multidisciplinary National University of Natural Medicine and the University of Washington BRIDG Program Deadline: May 15, 2021

MultidisciplinaryPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award Special Cycle: Building Capacity for PCOR/CER in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Deadline: May 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

June 2021

Endocrinology Pfizer Acromegaly Competitive Grant Program Deadline: June 1, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Endocrinology Pfizer Growth Hormone Research Competitive Grant Program Deadline: June 1, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Endocrinology Pfizer Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Competitive Grant Program Deadline: June 1, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryJames S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Deadline: June 11, 2021, 1:59 p.m. PT

Cardiology Pfizer Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship Deadline: June 15, 2021, 9 p.m. PT

July 2021

Multidisciplinary Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program Deadline: July 2, 2021

September 2021

Multidisciplinary Fulbright Scholar Awards Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT

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Substance Abuse Charles Koch Foundation Substance Abuse Research Grants Deadline: Rolling

NeuroscienceCure SMA Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program Deadline: Rolling

Pulmonology Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Path to a Cure: Industry Award Program Deadline: Rolling, but LOI required

Multidisciplinary Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Deadline: Open
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Multidisciplinary Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health Deadline: Rolling
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Ophthalmology SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) Deadline: Rolling
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