Community Funding Opportunities

Due Date: 06-15-2018
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings.

Due Date: 01-28-2019
The purpose of this award is to assist in the development of young faculty members engaged in disparities research in digestive diseases.

Due Date: 01-31-2019
Funding to support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing innovative, community-based projects to increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.

Due Date: 02-22-2019
Funding for a single organization to provide technical assistance for rural stakeholders and the public to help them understand and engage in the value-based care landscape in the context of rural healthcare. Sponsored by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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

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

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

Discovery Funding Opportunities

Due Date: 01-02-2019
Seeks highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine.

Due Date: 02-17-2019
NIH recently released more than 30 funding opportunities to solicit the best and brightest research ideas for more than $850 million in support of HEAL initiative research, bolstering existing research in the areas of addiction, pain, complementary medicine, and more to accelerate scientific solutions to the national opioid crisis. NCATS is providing a suite of translational science resources and expertise to investigators working on opioid and pain research. Information session on Thursday (see below in Events). Please notify Andrew West ( if you or any of your colleagues are interested in participating in this effort.

Due Date: 02-17-2019
This announcement seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.

Due Date: 01-03-2019
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support a Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Antibacterial Resistance (AR), which was initiated to develop, implement, and manage a clinical research program to address key clinical research questions in AR.

Due Date: 01-04-2019
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and support practices in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive plan that uses evidence-based strategies designed to improve the delivery of patient-centered approaches to identifying and managing unhealthy alcohol use among adults, including screening and brief intervention and medication assisted therapy.

Due Date: 01-04-2019
This FOA supports efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice. They should engage in one or more of the following activities: distribution of tools and reagents; user training on the usage of new technologies or techniques; providing access to existing technology platforms and specialized facilities; minor improvements to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery; minor adaptations to meet the needs of a user community.

Due Date: 01-07-2019
Submit an application for one of three awards in the 2019-2020 funding cycle: URC regular award, URC-Georgia CTSA award, or URC-Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning International Research awards. All regular, full-time Emory faculty are invited to apply in one of the following categories: arts--visual and performing, biological and health sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary, mathematics and natural sciences, or social sciences.

Due Date: 01-07-2019
The Society funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.

Due Date: 01-08-2019
The purpose of the program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the NIH or other outside funding sources.

Due Date: 01-10-2019
The goal of this award from the New York Academy of Medicine is to support promising junior clinical/research faculty in Cardiology or Cardiothoracic Surgery as they prepare to submit NIH or AHA career development awards.

Due Date: 01-14-2019
The purpose of this FOA is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure.

Due Date: 01-15-2019
The purpose is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder. The overall goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector planning to strengthen their organizational and infrastructural capacity.

Due Date: 01-15-2019
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults. Sponsored by the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Due Date: 01-16-2019
The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Due Date: 01-18-2019
The NICHD invites applications from investigators to develop a multi-site project designed to conduct clinical trials to investigate problems in reproductive medicine, female and male infertility, and gynecologic and male reproductive system diseases and disorders that impact fertility. The FOA is intended to support multi-site clinical research consortia devoted to evaluating safety and efficacy of new medications, treatments and technologies addressing questions in infertility.

Due Date: 01-18-2019
The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.

Due Date: 01-18-2019
Do you have an inventive or novel approach that addresses an existing or emerging problem that impacts multiple AAIM associations? The Innovation Grants Program awards $2,500 to a single institution and $5,000 to multiple institutions for these innovative ideas.

Due Date: 01-22-2019
The MRI Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instruments.

Due Date: 01-24-2019
PCORI has several Cycle 1 2019 funding opportunities opening soon. They include calls for projects under its national research priorities and an opportunity for implementation of PCORI-funded research findings.

Due Date: 01-26-2019
This FOA invites cooperative agreement applications to continue the mission of the existing HPAP. This FOA will support one team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, processing and multimodal analysis of human pancreatic tissues; and biological database building, curation and management, that will be tasked to: 1) identify, collect and intensively characterize primary pancreatic tissues from patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), beta cell specific autoimmunity, or rare forms of islet dysfunction that may inform understanding of the pathogenesis of T1D , as well as age-matched controls; and 2) analyze, organize and share the data resulting from the study of these tissues and expand the existing PANC DB open-access resource database.

Due Date: 01-28-2019
This FOA invites exploratory/developmental applications that propose transformative engineering solutions to technical challenges associated with meaningful development, substantial optimization of existing technologies and clinical translation of intraoral biodevices. Proposed technologies are expected to advance development of oral biodevices to clinical use, including but not limited to: precision medicine-based detection, diagnosis and treatment of oral and overall health conditions, and measurement of patient functional status and clinical outcome assessment.

Due Date: 02-01-2019
This FOA invites applications to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small-scale pilots, short-term educational opportunities (such as intensive workshops, summer institutes, or visiting scholar programs), and dissemination to encourage growth and development of specified priority areas and build resources for advancing aging-relevant research in the field at large. Network applications are limited to the following areas: (1) Midlife Reversibility of Biobehavioral Risk Associated with Early Life Adversity, (2) Stress Measurement, (3) Reproducibility in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, (4) Life Course Health Disparities at Older Ages, (5) Genomics of Behavioral and Social Science, (6) Integrating Animal Models to Inform Behavioral and Social Research on Aging, and (7) Rural Aging.

Due Date: 02-01-2019
The program is a U.S.-based research program consistent with Actelion Pharmaceutical US, Inc.¿s commitment to basic science, translational, and clinical research in the area of pulmonary vascular disease.

Due Date: 02-01-2019
This FOA invites applications to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease related dementias. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small-scale pilots, short-term educational opportunities (such as intensive workshops, summer institutes, or visiting scholar programs), and dissemination to encourage growth and development of specified priority areas and build resources for advancing aging-relevant research in the field at large.

Due Date: 02-04-2019
The purpose of this FOA is to support the development of a Clin-STAR Coordinating Center that will organize activities and provide research resources for clinician-investigators across the U.S. who are focusing their careers on aging research.

Due Date: 02-04-2019
This FOA, in support of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

Due Date: 02-04-2019
JDRF¿s Strategic Research Agreements provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research.

Due Date: 02-11-2019
This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The goal of the network is to foster collaborative team science approaches to accelerate the discovery of new immune targets and evaluate novel immune-based therapies and combination approaches that eliminate established cancers in adults or to prevent cancers before they occur.

Due Date: 02-11-2019
NIAAA is seeking applications for medications development research projects from both for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, private and public foundations, small businesses not eligible for the SBIR/STTR program and single entities able to demonstrate significant resource commitment to the proposed project.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the VTEUs to implement clinical site protocols (clinical research, clinical trials) for evaluating vaccines, other preventive biologics, therapeutics, diagnostics, including prognostic and predictive markers, and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases as part of NIAID Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC).

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The award is intended to support promising, clinically trained physicians with a commitment to cystic fibrosis research to develop into independent biomedical researchers.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
This award will provide up to six years of support for outstanding, newly trained pediatricians and internists (MDs and MD/PhDs) to complete sub-specialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The purpose of this award is to support innovative and novel investigations in primary immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The purpose of this FOA is to support the planning and implementation of clinical research that addresses the scientific priorities of NIAID in evaluating vaccines, other preventive biologics, therapeutics, diagnostics, including prognostic and predictive markers, and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

Due Date: 02-28-2019
An opportunity for junior faculty and postdocs in diabetes translation research to submit pilot applications for funding. The Pilot and Feasibility Program of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research is a center-wide activity designed to support investigators in conducting studies that address the priority focal areas of GDTRCs Cores: Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities.

Due Date: 02-28-2019
The purpose of the initiative is to support scientist Principal Investigators with creative ideas in selected scientific research fields with the mission of seeking discoveries/solutions and development of high impact science.

Due Date: 12-14-2018
The initiative focuses on innovative research within the NIAMS mission by encouraging applicants to pursue unusual observations, test imaginative hypotheses, investigate creative concepts, and build ground-breaking paradigms, all of which deviate significantly from the current prevailing theories or practice. This FOA is particularly designed to encourage the submission of projects that are considered too risky, premature, controversial, or unconventional for other NIH mechanisms. This FOA intends to support disease-focused translational studies.

Due Date: 05-20-2019
This FOA invites applications that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. Diabetes Research Centers support two primary research-related activities: Research Core services and a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program.

Due Date: 12-31-2018
This FOA intends to support hydrocephalus research projects that examine the developmental etiology (intrinsic factors including genetics) and acquired etiology (extrinsic factors including hemorrhage and infection) of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus.

Due Date: 09-27-2018
The NIH Common Fund announces FY 2019 funding opportunity for the NIH Director's Early Independence Awards in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Training Funding Opportunities

Due Date: 01-09-2019
Through this postdoc-to-faculty transition award, HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Due Date: 01-15-2019
The program was established to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.

Due Date: 02-13-2019
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The R25 supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, to pursue further studies or careers in research. The fully integrated educational activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter PhD degree programs in the neurosciences.

Due Date: 03-01-2019
The Emory BIRCWH program is a highly selective career development program for junior faculty interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women¿s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program. However, compelling applications outside these areas, but aligned with the BIRCWH research objectives, will also be considered.

Due Date: 03-01-2019
The goal of the program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. The Georgia CTSA program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Register for the free two-session KL2 Application Workshops on December 4 and 11.

Due Date: 03-15-2019
Including the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Program for Postdoctoral Trainees (resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, PharmD residents). The program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports didactic and mentored research training and provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR). The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (e.g., resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, PharmD residents). Register for the free TL1 Application Workshop on November 29.

Due Date: 04-01-2019
The objective of the award is to enable cross-CFAR collaborations that will foster inter-institutional research synergy, help move CFAR faculty toward independent investigator status in NIH HIV/AIDS research, and strengthen the competitiveness of NIH applications in NIH/OAR high priority areas of HIV research

Due Date: 05-25-2019
This FOA solicits applications for new BSSR predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce. The vision of the Advanced Data Analytics for BSSR training program is to support the development of a cohort of specialized predoctoral candidates who will possess advanced competencies in data science analytics to apply to an increasingly complex landscape of behavioral and social health-related big data

Due Date: 06-04-2019
The goal of FOA is to support the independence of physician-scientist (PS) early-stage investigator (PS-ESI) faculty committed to academic careers in heart, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders (HLBS) research and related implementation science by providing adequate protected time to conduct high quality research and establish independent research careers.

Due Date: 07-12-2019
The goal of the program is to support the development of research capability in mobile and wireless health technology (e.g., wearable devices, mobile applications, electronic health records, data analytics). Special emphasis will be given to independent behavioral and social sciences investigators who seek to train in a STEM discipline (e.g., big data analysis, computational modeling, engineering, computer science, and mathematics) or to STEM scientists who which to train in a behavioral and social science discipline.

Commercialization Funding Opportunities

Due Date: 01-04-2019
The Coulter Translational Program is a validated model to bridge academic technologies into the commercial realm through license to industry or the launch of an investor-ready start-up. Open to Emory and Georgia Tech faculty, the program can help advance technology to commercial success through milestone-driven funding and mentorship. The 2019 funding cycle is now open.

Due Date: 01-07-2019
NCATS is offering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding through the 2018 Omnibus Solicitation, and invites representatives of small businesses and research organizations focused on commercializing innovative medical technologies to submit applications.

Due Date: 02-15-2019
The CTSA Program's National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is excited to announce the launch of the CD2H Idea Competition. This is an opportunity to turn your scientific question into a DREAM Challenge to be tackled by teams around the world. If your idea is selected, you will receive a $100,000 subcontract to run the DREAM Challenge in collaboration with the CD2H.

Due Date: 03-21-2019
The goal of this FOA is to stimulate bioengineers, physiologists, bio-behavioral researchers, and designers in academic centers, and small businesses to develop new approaches to create devices/components with enhanced accuracy and less patient burden that will represent real advancements regarding safety and effectiveness of glucose control technologies including open and closed loop hormone replacement systems.

Due Date: 10-31-2018
Do you have an innovative idea to help solve a health issue affecting moms and kids today? Here's your chance to make it happen! The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), part of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), invites you to participate in four prize-awarded Challenges with a total prize purse of $1.5 million. These competitions seek low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions that improve the health of mothers and children across the U.S.

Due Date: 12-31-2018
The lack of appropriate pediatric formulations has been identified as a major obstacle for the study and use of drugs in children. This FOA encourages grant applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. Development and testing of novel pediatric drug delivery systems is also part of this initiative.

Due Date: 06-30-2019
The NIA is pleased to launch the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge. This Eureka prize competition seeks to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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