OHSU Funding Alerts: Week of April 1, 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 
MultidisciplinaryThe 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 


Cancer  V Foundation V Clinical Scholar Program
What: Supports the careers of clinicians who will develop programs of cancer clinical trials that are sequential and based on hypothesis driven research
Who should apply: PIs who have held an assistant professor position for at least three years but not yet have become a full professor, have experience in leading clinical trials and long-term support from their department chair and division head, and are board-certified or board-eligible
Award: $200,000/two years
Deadline: Internal submission due: April 5, 2021; Nomination due: April 15, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: May 4, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying


Multidisciplinary ‖ Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator Open Calls
What: 
Supports pioneering research in micropeptides, neural circuit design, and mammalian synthetic development; each subject has a separate LOI and application
Who should apply: PIs who have independent research programs (e.g., tenured or tenure-track faculty or similar positions) at the time of proposal submission; researchers who are members of underrepresented groups and/or have followed less-traditional career paths are encouraged to apply
Award: For micropeptides and neural circuit design: Up to $1.5 million/up to three years; For mammalian synthetics: Up to $1.3 million with possibility of up to $200,000 total per awardee to support cohort collaborations/up to three years
Deadline: LOI due: April 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying


Cancer  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
What: Honors one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years; your thesis research must have been in one of the following categories to qualify: Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology approaches; Ecology and​ Environment; Molecular Medicine
Who should apply: Researchers whose thesis research falls into one of the above categories and who were awarded their Ph.D. between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020; prize will also only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student
Award: $30,000 for grand prize winner and $10,000 for each category winner
Deadline: July 15, 2021

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

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

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

New this week!
Multidisciplinary OHSU School of Medicine N.L. Tartar Trust Fellowship
What: Supports research endeavors and research career development in the School of Medicine including, but not limited to, assisting qualified graduate students in their research programs, supporting medical students to engage in research during the summer or a term of the academic year and providing specialized training through a conference or class
Who should apply: Students, fellows or faculty members in the School of Medicine who are residents of Oregon
Award: $2,000/one year
Deadline: May 14, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP

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

New this week!
Multidisciplinary OCTRI Human Investigations Program
What: A series of courses to enhance your clinical and translational research career
Who should apply: Faculty and clinical and postdoctoral fellows employed at OHSU, VA Portland Health Care System or other Northwest healthcare systems and graduate students enrolled in SOD, SOM, SON or SOPH
Degrees offered: Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research
Deadline: July 15, 2021

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  

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

Cancer V Foundation V Clinical Scholar Program
What: Supports the careers of clinicians who will develop programs of cancer clinical trials that are sequential and based on hypothesis driven research
Who should apply: PIs who have held an assistant professor position for at least three years but not yet have become a full professor, have experience in leading clinical trials and long-term support from their department chair and division head, and are board-certified or board-eligible
Award: $200,000/two years
Deadline: Internal submission due: April 5, 2021; Nomination due: April 15, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: May 4, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
Apply through the CAP
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying 

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 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 Life Science Editors Foundation Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Awards
What: Provides free scientific or language edits of a scientific manuscript or grant proposal to scientists who face disproportionate obstacles to career progression in academic science
Who should apply: Students, postdocs and PIs within seven years of the start of their position who identify as women, people from historically underrepresented races or ethnic groups, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, primary caregivers of any dependent, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people in a low or lower middle income country
Award: Free edits from a former journal editor, current journal editor, technical writer or researcher
Deadline: Rolling and due on the 10th of every month; next deadline is April 10, 2021

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

Biomedical Vilcek Foundation Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
What: Honors young, immigrant biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement
Who should apply: Researchers who were born outside the United States of America to non-American parents, born on or after January 1, 1983, immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2017 and have a full-time independent position; additional eligibility information in award announcement
Award: $50,000
Deadline: June 11, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

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

New this week!
Multidisciplinary ‖ Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
What: Honors one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years; your thesis research must have been in one of the following categories to qualify: Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology approaches; Ecology and​ Environment; Molecular Medicine
Who should apply: Researchers whose thesis research falls into one of the above categories and who were awarded their Ph.D. between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020; prize will also only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student
Award: $30,000 for grand prize winner and $10,000 for each category winner
Deadline: July 15, 2021

NIH Federal Opportunities

This week the NIH released funding opportunities concerning dementia, substance use and immunity. We’ve highlighted some opportunities of potential interest below.

Multidisciplinary NCI and NIDCR Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Funding to stimulate efforts to translate scientific discoveries and engineering developments into methods or tools that address problems in basic research to understand disease or in applied research to assess risk, detect, prevent, diagnose, treat or manage disease; see also NCI’s Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in diagnosis and treatment technology
Award: Up to $2.495 million/up to five years    
Deadline: June 5, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Substance Use NIDA Notice of Special Interest: Basic Research on Fentanyl and Synthetic Fentanyl Analogs: Signaling, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology
What: Announces special interest in basic research on fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl analogs, specifically research that is focused on elucidating chemical, cellular, signaling and neurobiological mechanisms underlying abuse potential, physical dependence, addiction liability and deaths due to overdose of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs research on interventions designed to change
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl analogs
Award: Dependent upon FOA you use      
Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through Sept. 7, 2024

Neuroscience NCCIH and NINDS Neural Mechanisms of Force-Based Manipulations: High Priority Research Networks (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports resources and activities such as research network meetings, conferences, small-scale pilot research, multidisciplinary cross training and information dissemination to foster the growth and development of research on the neural mechanisms and biomechanics of force-based manipulations
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in force-based manipulations
Award: Up to $2 million/up to five years    
Deadline: LOI due: June 14, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 14, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Pediatrics NICHD Pediatric Scientist Development Program (K12 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
What: Funds a program that will be responsible for identifying pediatricians who have completed their clinical training and have promising research potential and matching them with established mentors with strong records of productivity
Who should apply: Established pediatrician scientists who are capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program
Award: Up to $7 million/up to five years    
Deadline: June 29, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Substance Use NIDA Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports high-risk and potentially high-impact research that is underrepresented or not included in NIDA’s current portfolio that has the potential to transform substance use disorders research; see also NIDA’s Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional)
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in basic substance use research
Award: Up to $2.65 million/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

MultidisciplinaryMultiple NIH Organizations Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
What: Supports observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in causing and sustaining health disparities and intervention research that addresses SRD in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities; see also NIH Common Fund’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
Who should apply: Anyone with a research interest in structural racism
Award: Up to $2.5 million/up to five years    
Deadline: LOI due: July 20, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Aug. 24, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Genomics NHGRI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award for a Diverse Genomics Workforce (F99/K00)
What: Supports completion of a doctoral dissertation (F99) and transition to a strong postdoctoral research position (K00) focused on the scientific, medical, ethical, social and/or legal areas of genomics research
Who should apply: Students who are expected to require no more than two years to complete their doctoral training (F99 phase) before transitioning to mentored postdoctoral research training (K00 phase) and are from groups underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences; this is further defined in the FOA eligibility section
Award: Stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance/up to five years    
Deadline: Aug. 18, 2021, 5 p.m. PT 
      

Other Federal Opportunities

CancerDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Idea Award
What: Supports innovative, untested, high-risk and potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms and methods in cancer research with an emphasis on innovation
Who should apply: Independent investigators with a faculty-level or equivalent appointment
Award: Up to $500,000/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 20, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Impact Award
What: Supports hypothesis-driven, high impact research that specifically focuses on critical scientific and clinical cancer issues, which, if successfully addressed, have the potential to make a near-term major impact on one of the FY21 PRCRP Topic Areas
Who should apply: Independent investigators at or above the level of assistant professor or equivalent
Award: Up to $1.25 million/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 20, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience DoD Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Clinical Trial Award
What: Supports phase 0, 1 or 2 clinical trials with the potential to have a major impact on treatment or management of spinal cord injury and its consequences
Who should apply: Investigators at all academic levels; at least two individuals with lived spinal cord injury experience must be members of the research team
Award: Up to $3 million/up to four years
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 3, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceDoD Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award
What: Supports spinal cord injury-related research that has the potential to make an important contribution to spinal cord injury research, patient care and quality of life
Who should apply: Investigators at all academic levels
Award: Up to $500,000/up to three years
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 3, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

NeuroscienceDoD Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Translational Research Award
What: Supports studies that accelerate the movement of promising ideas in spinal cord injury research into clinical applications
Who should apply: Investigators at all academic levels; at least one individual with lived spinal cord injury experience must be a member of the research team
Award: Up to $1.25 million/up to three years
Deadline: Pre-application due: May 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 3, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program Omics Consortium Award
What: Supports a multi-institutional research effort conducted by leading cancer researchers and advocates that focuses on the compilation of new and existing large datasets to study the origin of ovarian cancer with an emphasis on early detection and screening
Who should apply: Independent investigators at or above the level of assistant professor or equivalent
Award: Up to $2.5 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: June 24, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Behavioral Health Science Award
What: Supports innovative research and high-reward concepts that span the spectrum of behavioral health science including prevention, survivorship, quality of life and psychosocial research related to cancer
Who should apply: Independent investigators with a faculty-level or equivalent appointment
Award: Up to $1 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: July 29, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award – Fellow Option
What: Supports independent, early-career investigators to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher
Who should apply: PIs must be independent investigators who are at or above the level of assistant professor, instructor or equivalent and within seven years of their terminal degree; mentors must be at or above the level of associate professor or equivalent and have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research
Award: Up to $400,000/up to three years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: July 29, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

CancerDoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Translational Team Science Award
What: Supports translational studies associated with an ongoing or completed clinical trial that can lead to a future clinical trial or clinical application in cancer research
Who should apply: At least two and a maximum of three PIs must collaborate in one overarching correlative or translational research study; at least one of the PIs is encouraged to be a military or US Department of Veterans Affairs investigator
Award: Up to $2.5 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Pre-application due: July 29, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

MultidisciplinaryDoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program Clinical Exploration Award
What:  Supports early-phase, proof-of-principle clinical trials and correlative studies
Who should apply: Independent investigators at all levels
Award: Up to $250,000/up to two years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

MultidisciplinaryDoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award
What: Supports research that includes preliminary and published data or clinical observations that originated from the research team that support the rationale for the proposed study
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $900,000/up to four years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced

MultidisciplinaryDoD Chronic Pain Management Research Program Translational Research Award
What: Supports acceleration of evidence-based ideas and research into clinical applications such as healthcare products, technologies, practice guidelines and models of care
Who should apply: Assistant professors or equivalent and above
Award: Up to $1.4 million/up to four years 
Deadline: Not announced yet; will be posted here again when deadline is announced 
  

Private Opportunities

Multidisciplinary Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator Open Calls
What: Supports pioneering research in micropeptides, neural circuit design, and mammalian synthetic development; each subject has a separate LOI and application  
Who should apply:
PIs who have independent research programs (e.g., tenured or tenure-track faculty or similar positions) at the time of proposal submission; researchers who are members of underrepresented groups and/or have followed less-traditional career paths are encouraged to apply
Award: For micropeptides and neural circuit design: Up to $1.5 million/up to three years; For mammalian synthetics: Up to $1.3 million with possibility of up to $200,000 total per awardee to support cohort collaborations/up to three years
Deadline: LOI due: April 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021
This organization is on the President’s List; submit a notice of intent form before applying

MultidisciplinarySouthwest National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Grants
What: Supports the use of 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  
Who should apply:
Investigators at the staff scientist or research assistant professor level through full scientist or full professor level or equivalent
Award: Up to $100,000/one year
Deadline: LOI due: April 16, 2021; Application due: May 28, 2021

CancerAlex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Crazy 8 Initiative Award
What: Supports research that directly addresses the Foundation’s pediatric cancer research themes: Developmental origins of pediatric cancers, drugging currently undruggable pediatric cancer drivers, developing novel immunotherapies and discovery and development of novel pediatric cancer drug targets   
Who should apply:
Pediatric cancer researchers who have a faculty appointment and a track record of publication and funding productivity that demonstrates that the proposed project can be accomplished
Award: Up to $5 million/up to four years
Deadline: LOI due: April 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Periodontology American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship
What: Supports periodontists pursuing academic careers; the award is not intended to replace support that would normally have been provided by the recipient’s institution  
Who should apply:
Full-time or part-time faculty members at the instructor or assistant level who have been affiliated for 10 years or less with a degree-granting institution and whose career goal is teaching and research in periodontology
Award: Up to $30,000/up to three years
Deadline: May 1, 2021

Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Amgen Fellowship Training Award
What: Supports rheumatology providers meeting the needs of children and adults with rheumatic diseases and rheumatology educators and investigators training future clinicians and advancing research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases  
Who should apply:
PIs whose program directors are a member of ACR or ARP at the time of application and for the duration of the award and at ACGME-accredited institutions in good standing
Award: $50,000/one year
Deadline: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

RheumatologyRheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award
What: Aims to enhance education in musculoskeletal diseases for future doctors and rheumatology health professionals; recipients of the award have demonstrated that they want to develop a career in education and are devoted to providing effective and efficient training  
Who should apply:
PIs who are a member of ACR or ARP at the time of application and for the duration of the award and are able to devote at least 25 percent full-time effort to educational and scholarly activity for the duration of the award
Award: Up to $180,000/up to three years
Deadline: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Mental Health American Psychological Association Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
What: Supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness  
Who should apply:
Graduate students in good standing with a demonstrated commitment to stigma issues
Award: $1,000/one year
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Cancer Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation ‘A’ Award Grant
What: Supports early career scientists who want to establish a career in pediatric oncology research; applicants should demonstrate a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation as well as institutional support for their career development  
Who should apply:
PIs within six years of their first faculty appointment as an assistant professor and instructors who have a commitment from their department chair/division chief at the time of grant submission for an assistant professor position within one year of receiving the award; a minimum of 75 percent of the applicant’s time during the ‘A’ Award period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities
Award: Up to $800,000/up to four years
Deadline: June 18, 2021, 5 p.m. PT                                 

Previously Published Opportunities

Federal 

April 2021

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

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) Application due: April 26, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

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

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations HEAL Initiative: Team Research for Initial Translational Efforts in Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application due: April 27, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award Pre-application due: April 28, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award Pre-application due: April 28, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Sept. 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Discovery Award Pre-application due: April 29, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: May 13, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary  Multiple NIH Organizations Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R01Clinical Trial Optional) and (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) Application due: April 30, 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

Neuroscience DoD Autism Research Program Career Development Award Pre-application due: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience DoD Autism Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award Pre-application due: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience DoD Autism Research Program Clinical Trial Award Pre-application due: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience  DoD Autism Research Program Idea Development Award Pre-application due: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 5, 2021, 8:59 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 DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Clinical Evaluation Award Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Idea Award Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program New Investigator Award Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Research Advancement Award Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program Therapeutic/Biomarker Trial Award Pre-application due: May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 19, 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

Multidisciplinary DoD Peer Review Medical Research Program Clinical Trial Award 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 Pre-application due: May 13, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 26, 2021, 8:59 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

Neuroscience NCCIH and NINDS Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Assay Development and Neurotherapeutic Agent Identification (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: May 17, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 17, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary NIGMS Notice of Special Interest: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Biomedical Career Progression and the Biomedical Research Enterprise Deadline: Open from May 17, 2021, through Oct. 4, 2022

Multidisciplinary NIDDK and Office of Disease Prevention Program to Advance the Career Development of Scientists from Diverse Backgrounds Conducting Nutrition, Obesity, Diabetes, and Related Research (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 17, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 17, 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

Multidisciplinary NIAID and NIDDK The Autoantigens and Neoantigens Function in the Etiology and Pathophysiology of Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI due: May 22, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: June 22, 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

Rheumatology  DoD Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Career Development Award Pre-application due: May 26, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 27, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Rheumatology  DoD Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Idea Development Award Pre-application due: May 26, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 27, 2021, 8:59 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

Infectious Disease  NIAID Early-Stage Development of Data Science Technologies for Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Enhancement or Sustainment of Data Science Tools for Infectious and Immune-Mediated diseases (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and Exploratory Data Science Methods and Algorithm Development in Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: June 2, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: July 2, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations Notice of Special Interest to add harassment as an area of interest to Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Individuals in the Biomedical Sciences Deadline: Open from June 5, 2021, through Jan. 8, 2022

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

Multidisciplinary NHLBI, NIA and NIDDK New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: June 5, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

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

Neuroscience  NIMH Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: R01 due: June 5, 2021, 5 p.m. PT; R21 due: June 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

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

Cancer  NCI The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed), (K22 – Independent Clinical Trial Required) and (K22 Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) Deadline: June 12, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

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

Multidisciplinary NIH ORIP Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Deadline: June 16, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

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

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) LOI due: July 10, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Aug. 10, 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

September 2021

Multidisciplinary Multiple NIH Organizations BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI due: Sept. 15, 2021 (LOI not required but highly encouraged); Application due: Oct. 15, 2021, 5 p.m. PT

November 2021

Cancer NCI Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline: Nov. 8, 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

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

Neuroscience DoD Multiple Sclerosis 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

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April 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

Multidisciplinary Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator Open Calls LOI due: April 15, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: July 15, 2021
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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

Mental Health American Psychological Association Global Mental Health Fellowship Deadline: April 16, 2021, 9 p.m. PT

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 Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program LOI due: April 23, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 30, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
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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

Multidisciplinary Donaghue Foundation 2021 Greater Value Portfolio LOI due: April 26, 2021; Application due: July 30, 2021

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

Periodontology American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Fellowship at the Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions Deadline: April 30, 2021

Cancer Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grants Deadline: April 30, 2021

Multidisciplinary National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Deadline: April 30, 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

Mental Health  American Psychological Association APF/The Trust Grant in Honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD Deadline: May 1, 2021

Physical Medicine  Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Gabriella Molnar Pediatric PM&R Research Grants Deadline: May 1, 2021, 10 p.m. PT

Physical Medicine  Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Richard S. Materson Education Research Fund Deadline: May 1, 2021, 10 p.m. PT

Physical Medicine  Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grants Deadline: May 1, 2021, 10 p.m. PT

Women’s Health  Lalor Foundation Anna Lalor Burdick Program Deadline: May 1, 2021

Nursing  Sigma Theta Tau Global Nursing Research Grant Deadline: May 1, 2021

Cancer  Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards LOI due: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: July 26, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
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Cathy Kemmerer
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Rheumatology  Rheumatology Research Foundation Fellowship Training Award – Workforce Expansion Deadline: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

Neuroscience Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 2021 Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science Deadline: May 3, 2021, 2 p.m. PT
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Gastroenterology Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Senior Research Awards LOI due: May 5, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT; Application due: July 20, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT

Neuroscience National Multiple Sclerosis Society Career Transition Fellowship LOI due: May 5, 2021, 2 p.m. PT; Application due: Aug. 18, 2021, 2 p.m. PT

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  Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Clinical Quality Measures to Improve Diagnosis Deadline: May 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
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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

Biomedical Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Deadline: May 25, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
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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

Rare Disease  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Rare As One – Cycle 2 Deadline: June 2, 2021, 5 p.m. PT
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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

Immunology  Human Vaccines Project Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants Deadline: June 18, 2021

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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