External Funding

This page provides a curated list of general opportunities relevant to population studies. Specific opportunities can be found in the PSTC's Weekly Digest. 


NIH Grant Matchmaker. This tool helps to find program officers and similar grants. Simply copy and paste your abstract or Specific Aims into the menu window, and it will return up to 500 funded grants with descriptions and the program official. 

Gates Foundation Grand Challenge opportunities can be found here.

NICHD PDB Active Funding Announcements. This is the most recent list of open calls by the Population Dynamics Branch at NICHD and includes contact information. 

Rolling Deadlines

Evidence for Action (E4A): Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health (RWJF). This program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health, addressing population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs, and partnerships. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Geography and Spatial Sciences Dissertation (NSF) accepted anytime.

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (NSF). Supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological, and other types of hazards and disasters. Full proposals accepted anytime.

Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals (RWJF). Supports research that helps anticipate the future and consider new and unconventional perspectives and approaches to building a Culture of Health to enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible. Rolling submission.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health (RWJF). Seeks proposals to influence health equity in the future in these areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Rolling deadline.

Small Grants in Behavioral Economics (Russell Sage Foundation). Open to doctoral students at the dissertation stage and to recent PhD recipients. Supports research that uses behavioral insights from psychology, sociology, political science, and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in research design and preparation of results. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Administers funds for the promotion of welfare, comfort, health, education, feeding, clothing, sheltering, and safeguarding of children and youth, directly or indirectly. Priorities are thriving children; working families; and equitable communities. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (National Institutes of Health). This call seeks to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctoral fellows, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds. Due dates vary; interested faculty associates should contact PSTC Grants and Finance Manager Corey Silvia to discuss.