Community Funding Opportunities

Health Services Research on Minority Health & Health Disparities (R21)

Due Date: 01-09-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. R01 also available

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

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

Breast Health Outreach Grants

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

Discovery Funding Opportunities

NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

Due Date: 10-03-2017
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission. The Resource-based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Central Biochemistry Laboratory (U24)

Due Date: 10-03-2017
The NIDDK invites Cooperative Agreement applications for an open competition for the Central Biochemistry Laboratory (CBL) of The Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) consortium. The CBL will work cooperatively with the existing Clinical Coordinating Centers (CCCs) and Data Coordinating Center (DCC) of the study as a Consortium. Participant evaluations in some domains will be expanded, and follow-up will extend beyond the onset of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

NIGMS Maximizing Investigators¿ Research Award (MIRA) Program for Early Stage Investigators (ESIs)

Due Date: 10-03-2017
A FAQ on the FOA is available

Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01)

Due Date: 10-04-2017
The objective of this initiative is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01)

Due Date: 10-05-2017
The overarching goals of this FOA are to develop tools and technologies to control and reprogram biological systems, to increase the fundamental understanding of synthetic biology concepts as they relate to human health, to gain fundamental biological knowledge, to apply synthetic biology approaches for the development of biomedical technologies, and to encourage the participation of early stage investigators in synthetic biology.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Accepting Nominations for Dickson Prize in Medicine

Due Date: 10-06-2017
Established in 1971, the prize is awarded annually to an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Awards

Due Date: 10-06-2017
The intent of the funding is to provide support for generating clinical data that will make future award applications competitive upon submission to the NIH. Projects may address diagnostic or therapeutic methods related to cystic fibrosis or the pathophysiology of CF, and applicants must demonstrate access to a sufficient number of CF patients from CF Foundation-accredited care centers and to appropriate controls.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Pilot & Feasibility Awards

Due Date: 10-06-2017
The intent of the award is to enable cystic fibrosis investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative clinical trial.

APA Young Investigator & Resident Investigator Award Application

Due Date: 10-06-2017
The award funds projects in health services research, medical education, adolescent medicine, public health, epidemiology, emergency medicine, child maltreatment, hospitalist medicine, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and other general pediatric clinical research domains.

Building Trust & Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care

Due Date: 10-13-2017
The call for proposals will fund empirical research studies to help us better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients¿ health care needs.

Extramural Loan Repayment Program

Due Date: 10-15-2017
The Clinical Researchers and Health Disparities Research programs were established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)

Due Date: 10-16-2017
These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

NIBIB Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)

Due Date: 10-16-2017
Cutting-edge research in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical sciences and technologies requires new ideas, techniques, and points of view. Such ideas may differ substantially from current thinking or practice. The NIBIB seeks to foster these new scientific bioengineering and imaging ideas, model systems, tools, agents, targets, and technologies through the Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program. P41 also available.

BrightFocus Accepting Applications for Alzheimer's & Glaucoma Research

Due Date: 10-18-2017
The BrightFocus Foundation provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer¿s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design & Statistical Analysis Plans (U34)-Due October 19

Due Date: 10-19-2017
The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for planning activities for late phase (phase II and beyond) single-site or multi-site investigator-initiated clinical trials that address critical clinical questions within the mission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and that require non-traditional clinical trial designs with the opportunity for statistical novelty and/or innovation. An X01 is also available

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MRSRCs) (P50)

Due Date: 10-19-2017
These centers promote collaborative basic, translational and clinical research and provide important resources that can be used by the national muscular dystrophy research communities.

Increasing Use of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional & Community Settings (R61/R33)

Due Date: 10-19-2017
The purpose of this initiative is to support Phase 2 clinical trials to develop and test strategies to increase the utilization of cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in eligible patients.

Metabolomic Data Analysis & Interpretation Tools (U01)

Due Date: 10-20-2017
The goal of this cooperative agreement FOA is to address key challenges in analyzing and interpreting metabolomics data by developing novel tools to facilitate metabolomics data analysis and interpretation. Specifically, successful awardees will develop new or enhanced computational approaches or tools that facilitate metabolomics data analysis, interpretation, and integration. Generalizable, scalable, and portable solutions appropriate for scientists with limited expertise in informatics are particularly encouraged. Stakeholder Engagement & Program Coordination Center (U2C) is also available.

Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical & Translational Network Translational Research (U01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwest National Primate Research Center Pilot Research (SNPRC) Program

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Hope APFED/AAAAAI Pilot Grant Award

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

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

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

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award

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

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NCATS Collaborative Innovation Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects

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

NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric & Adult Therapeutics (R21)

This FOA encourages grant applications that propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis, and estimation of disease progression, toxicity, and response to therapy.

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

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

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

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

NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07)

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

NIH Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03/R21)

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

NIH Commons Credits Model

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

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

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

RJWF Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Their mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.

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

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

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

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

NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02 and UG3/UH3)

The program is designed to develop partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and the biomedical research community to advance therapeutics development. X02, UG3/UH3, and pediatric UG3/UH3 available.

Quick Wins

Are you frustrated with a device that you use? Is there a clinical process you see that needs improvement? Do you have a brilliant idea for a system, device, or program that would make life better `For the Kids¿? Quick Wins is a funding program put in place to provide rapid solutions to unmet clinical and business needs at Children¿s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Training Funding Opportunities

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Due Date: 10-03-2017
The award is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)

Due Date: 10-03-2017
Join the Science Alliance webinar to learn best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application with Dr. Jaime Rubin.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) & Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12)

Due Date: 10-06-2017
AHRQ, in partnership with PCORI, invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care.

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76)

Due Date: 10-19-2017
This FOA invites early-stage physician and other health-professional investigators with a commitment to aging to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research. The National Institute on Aging is pursuing this initiative to recruit new investigators who have begun to establish research programs and who, through this award, will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and will be poised to change theory, practice and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals.

Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

Call For Applicants: Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

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

2018 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

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

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

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

Physician Scientist Training Award (PTSA)

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

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

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

Young Investigator Initiative

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

Commercialization Funding Opportunities

What Tech Startups Are Coke Worthy?

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

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

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

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