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National Institutes of Health 

  • IDeA Co-Funding Initiative: This initiative provides co-funding to support research grant project applications from investigators within IDeA-eligible states whose proposals received meritorious scores through the peer review process but fall short of the payline. The program provides up to $320,000 in total costs for each of the first two years of the selected applications. This opportunity opens once annually, from January to April (anticipated). 
  • NIDA Diversity Scholars Network: The program aims to enhance the funding success of underrepresented early-stage investigators who conduct substance abuse and addiction research. The program consists of two separate meetings with an interim application development period to assist scholars in applying for and receiving NIH career development awards and research grants. Deadline: January 31, 2020. 
  • Fine-Mapping Genome-Wide Associated Loci to Identify Proximate Causal Mechanisms of Serious Mental Illness (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): This FOA provides funding to develop and apply resources and tools for the large-scale and systematic fine-mapping of serious mental illness related traits. Optional LOIs due January 28, 2020. Full proposals due February 28, 2020. 
  • Institutional Translational Research Training Program (T32): This program aims to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills needed to advance basic research toward clinical application. These programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and support training of one or more of the following groups: advanced predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and fellowship-stage clinicians. Letter of Intent due 30 days prior to due date(s). Next full application due May 27, 2020. 
  • Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): This FOA aims to accelerate translational and clinical Phase I and II a/b safety and efficacy studies for substantiating measurable functional benefits of probiotic/prebiotic components and/or their combinations; and to understand the underlying mechanisms of their action(s), and variability in responses to these interventions. Standard due dates apply. 
  • 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.

COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair

  • Pilot Grant Program: This program will fund proposals for musculoskeletal research of $50,000 DC for one year. Part of the funding can be in the form of a voucher for using the COBRE core facilities including Imaging, Molecular Biology, Nanomedicine  and Bioengineering. Applications are due March 1, 2020. 

COBRE Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE)

  • Pilot Project Award Program: The program will award two pilot projects of $50,000 each led by early-career investigators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The CADRE aims to increase the quantity and quality of research on mechanisms linking substance and chronic disease. Application materials are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Research Project Leader Award Program: Four thematically- and technically-linked research projects will be led by Project Leaders who are early career investigators. Project leaders will receive funding to conduct multi-disciplinary research on mechanisms linking substance use disorders with chronic disease conditions, and receive individualized mentorship and support to ensure career enrichment and successful transition to an RO1 level-funded investigator at the end of their project. Annual support of approximately $150,000 DC per year may be requested for a project period of up to 36 months. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

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.