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Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council

  • RI Research Alliance 2020 Collaborative Research GrantsThe RI Research Alliance (RIRA) provides grants to support a catalytic stage of inter-organizational, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects that are well positioned to attract substantial follow-on investment or have significant potential for technology development and commercialization. Funding from RIRA provides a mechanism for teams of individuals to work together on important and promising research projects across Rhode Island’s research colleges and universities, research hospitals, businesses and government agencies. To receive funding, proposals must clearly show how the combined efforts of the institutions can lead to results that could not be achieved by either alone. RIRA funding is also used to support research infrastructure development. Award Amount: up to $80,000 for up to one year. LOI due September 20, 2019 (required). 

Brown University OVPR

  • OVPR Research Seed Funds help faculty advance competitive research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data, pursuing new directions or collaborations in research, and other endeavors. Investigators may propose projects in one of two categories. Category 1: single PI projects of any type with budgets up to $50,000 for one year; Category 2: multi-PI projects supporting a new collaboration between two or more disciplines with budgets up to $100,000 for one year. Applicants must submit required LOI by September 23, 2019 by 5 p.m. 

COBRE on Opioids and Overdose

  • Research Project Leader Award Program: The COBRE on Opioids and Overdose offers a unique and innovative mentoring strategy that, in addition to primary project advising, will provide COBRE-funded Research Project Leaders specialized mentorship and services, empowering investigators to influence policy and practice through their research. This COBRE will prepare Research Project Leaders to achieve independently funded research projects in this field and position them as future leaders in opioid-related or overdose research. Project summary statement due September 30, 2019.  Applications due November 8, 2019.
  • Pilot Project Award Program: The COBRE awards 3-5 pilot project awards annually for research related to opioids and overdose depending on available funding. We particularly welcome projects that are interdisciplinary and cross areas of study such as behavioral health and anthropology. We aim to enable an investigator(s) to collect preliminary data in support of grant applications for independent external research funding, especially from the NIH. Pilot project leaders can take advantage of the COBRE community to help guide their science and career development. Deadline: October 15, 2019 by 8 a.m. 

National Institutes of Health: 

  • Early Stage T1 Translational Aging Research for the Development of Novel Therapeutics (R33 Clinical Trial Optional): This FOA facilitates bench-to-bedside discoveries in aging into novel therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions related to aging or multiple chronic conditions in older people. This mechanism is intended to provide milestone-driven support (up to 5 years) for innovative exploratory and developmental research activities. Next deadline: October 16, 2019.
  • Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): This FOA encourages research grant applications to develop in vitro and/or ex vivo assays and conduct iterative screening efforts to identify and characterize potential therapeutic agents for neurological disorders. IGNITE aims to advance projects to meet the entry criteria for the NINDS Cooperative Research to Enable and Advance Translational Enterprises for Biologics (CREATE Bio) program. Next deadline: October 17, 2019. 
  • Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required):  The purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00) is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators conducting research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. This program will provide independent research support during this transition in order to help awardees launch competitive, independent research careers. LOI Deadline: For the first round, because of the application due date, the LOIs are due 30 days prior to the first application date. Subsequent LOI due dates are due 60 days prior to the application due date. Application Due: November 8, 2019 , by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 
  • Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) & (K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed):  The purpose of the Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K01) is to provide support and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing and that will lead to research independence. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) as mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31. The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using funds made available through the CTP and the FSPTCA (P.L. 111-31). LOI Deadline: For the first round, because of the application due date, the LOIs are due 30 days prior to the first application date. Subsequent  LOI due date is 60 days prior to the application due date. Application Due: November 8, 2019, by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 

Thrasher Research Fund

  • Early Career Awards: This program encourages the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 15 awards in the upcoming fall cycle. Concept submission deadline: September 17, 2019. Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2019. 

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

  • Developmental Grant Program: The program provides support for three types of AIDS biomedical and behavioral research projects: Initial AIDS research projects, pilot projects testing new or innovative ideas, and collaborative projects. Applications will be accepted from faculty members from Lifespan affiliated hospitals, Brown University, Boston University and Boston Medical Center. Deadline: October 1, 2019 by 5 p.m.

RI-INBRE

  • Early Career Development Awards: Projects must focus on one or more of the RI-INBRE program scienctific themes: cancer, environmental health sciences, and neuroscience. The awards provide $100,000 in direct costs for two years. Letter of Intent due October 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. 

Department of Defense: 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): 

  • Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00): This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIAID research support during this transition to help awardees launch competitive, independent research careers in biomedical fields and thereby help to address the national physician-scientist workforce shortage. Deadlines: NIH’s Standard Due Dates and Standard AIDS Dates apply.

Brown Data Science Grants:

  • Brown's Data Science Initiative offers funding opportunities for collaborative projects that support our mission, namely to: facilitate and conduct both domain-driven and fundamental research in data science; increase data fluency and educate the next generation of data scientists; explore the impact of the data revolution on culture, society, and social justice. We are particularly interested in funding new initiatives and collaborations, and will not fund the continuation of existing research projects. Brown faculty and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply. We plan to fund both small and larger grant proposals. Please note that we do not provide funding for faculty salaries. We anticipate having $200 – $250k available in FY19. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basisLearn more

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation: 

  • Research applications related to finding the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes and its complications. Applications accepted year-round. 

COBRE on Opioids and Overdose

  • Call for Pilot Project Applications: We would like to announce the availability of 3-5, one year grants for up to $40,000 for research related to the central theme of the COBRE program. This opportunity is open to applicants may include post-doctoral fellows ready to make the transition to junior faculty positions, junior faculty, as well as established faculty. Applicants are encouraged from all Rhode Island Colleges and universities, and affiliated research hospitals, institutions and centers. Applications will be due at 5 p.m. on the first of any month. Requests for pilot project funding are evaluated on a rolling basis. 

Online Partnership to Accelerate Research: 

  • Leidos Health has partnered with NIH to accelerate the biomedical research and development enterprise by matching high-scoring (e.g., those within the 30th percentile), unfunded NIH applications with private biomedical foundations and/or industries seeking to fund promising research via OnPAR. Learn more.