External Research Funding

There are various external funding opportunities available for researchers who are interested in obtaining funding for their research.  The funding opportunities outlined below were chosen because of their relevance to Emory Department of Medicine Researchers.  Please review the list below for grants and deadlines.
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Funding Opportunities

Atlanta VA Medical Center

CDA-2 and Merit Awards

Current VA employees can access information about VA funding through the VA website.

Download Slides on VA Funding Mechanisms (PDF)

Please contact Tony Laracuente if you are interested in more information about VA funding.

NOTE: Emory Department of Medicine Office of Research offers a Career Development Award Initiative that can help you transition from a CDA to Merit funding.

Funding Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines

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Deadline Funding Agency

Title of Award

May 29 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Cooperative Study Group for Autoimmune Disease Prevention (U01)

May 31 Department of Homeland Security

National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-P)

May 31 (preliminary proposals) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Health Equity Projects Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions


Early career scientists: Apply now to the 2016 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

June 1 Wells Fargo

Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust Grant

June 6 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases (U19)

June 6 CDC

Emerging Infections Programs

June 10 DiaComp 

Pilot and Feasibility Program

June 11 Baxter International Foundation

Community Grant

June 26 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Pilot Clinical Trials to Eliminate the Latent HIV Reservoir (U01)

June 28 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Advancing HIV Therapeutic Vaccine Science (U01)

June 30 Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Program Grants
July 1 BD Biosciences

Immunology Research Grants

July 1 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA

Scientific Conference and Workshop Award

July 1 Rheumatology Research Foundation

Scientist Development Award

July 26 American Heart Association (AHA)

Accepting Proposals for National Innovative Research Grants

August 1 NIH/NIAID

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01)

August 1 Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

Bi-Annual Grant

August 3 NIH/NIAID

Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) (R01)

September 7 (for LOI) NIH/NIA

Systems Biology of Aging (R01)

September 23 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Applications for 2016 Research Scholars Award
September 30 Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)

Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Funded Countries 

Waiting for new publication  NSF

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)

Grants with Annual, Rolling Submissions

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Faculty Scholars Program
Greenwall Foundation
Contact OSP for internal deadline


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American Thoracic Society
Various Annual Dates

Grants-in-Aid Research Program
Sigma XI
March 15, October 15 Annual

Greater Southeast Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship
July Annual

GEMSSTAR: Grants for Early Medical / Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research
October Annual

Ellison Medical Foundation / AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
October Annual

Paul Beeson Patient-oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23)
Paul Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08)

Paul Beeson
October Annual

Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research, Health Disparities Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals for Disadvantaged Backgrounds
November 15 Annual

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American Lung Association
November Annual

CFF/NIH-Unfunded Grant Award
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
November Annual

Grand Challenges Explorations
Gates Foundation


15 Various Funding Opportunities
Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp)
Various Deadlines

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Revision Applications for Research Using Aged Animal Models to Study Chronic Disorders of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (R01)
Several deadlines through May 2016

Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32)
Several deadlines through July 2016

Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)
Several deadlines through 2016

Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02)
Several deadlines through 2016

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes Prevention & Care (R34)
Several deadlines through 2016

NIAID Clinical Trial Grants:  Implementation Grant (R01); Planning Grant (R34)and Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01)
Several deadlines through 2016

Methods Development for Obtaining Comprehensive Genomic Information from Human Specimens that are Easy to Collect and Store (R43/R44)
Several deadlines through 2016

Clinical Observational (CO) Studies in Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic, and Skin Diseases (R01)
Several deadlines through November 2017

Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supp)
Several deadlines through November 2017

Training Program for Institutions that Promote Diversity (T32)
Several deadlines through 2017

Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01)
Several through June 2017

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp) 
Several through September 2018

Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards
January 2, April 1, July 1 (for LOIs)

Revision Applications for Research Using Aged Animal Models to Study Chronic Disorders of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (R01)
June 2, 2015, October 3, 2015 (for LOIs) -30 days prior to due dates of Nov. 3 & Feb. 3, Jul. 2, and Nov. 3, 2015

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program (U19)
March 9, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (LOI due 30 days prior)

Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence-iKnow Projects (R01)
May 16, 2016; May 9, 2017; May 8, 2018

High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016; November 1, 2016; June 1, 2017; November 1, 2017 (LOI six weeks prior to the application due date)

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
September 19, 2016, 2017, 2018

National Cancer Institute: Revision Applications for Research on Metabolic Reprogramming to Improve Immunotherapy.  R01U01, and P01 available.
Bi-annually through September 2015

Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology with a Focus on Cardiovascular and Other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Department of Defense (DOD)

Applied Public Health Informatics Post-Master’s and Postdoctoral Fellowship

Time-sensitive obesity policy and program evaluation (R01)
Multiple dates (LOI due 30 days prior) 


Research Grants for Fellowship Position
Rolling Submission

Opportunity for Innovative Research & Collaboration with the Center for Health Discovery & Well Being (CHDWB)
Predictive Health Institute/Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)
Rolling Submission

Mechanism for Time-sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)
Rolling Submission

National Program Research Grants
Aetna Foundation
Rolling LOI

Request to Access Parkinson's Disease-Related Biospecimens (X01)
Rolling Submission

Georgia Tech Starter (innovative research project)
Georgia Tech
No Deadline

CASIS Unsolicited Proposals
No Deadline

Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program
The Commonwealth Fund
Open Deadline

Graduate Scholarships in Aging Research
American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR)

NCATS’ Pre-Clinical Programs Now Accepting Collaborative Proposals

Rapid Assessment of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications (R21)
Rolling basis, beginning April 20, 2016

NIH Standard Due Date Opportunities

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Standard Due Dates apply to all of the following opportunities.

  • NIAAA:  Human Studies to Evaluate Promising Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder (R21/R03/R01)

  • AHRQ: Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Strategies and Interventions (R18) and Incidence and Contributing Factors (R01)

  • AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Awards.  K01and K08 Awards available.

  • NIA: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults:  R01R21R03
  • NIDA: Gene-Environment Interplay in Substance Abuse Disorders (R01R03R21)
  • NINR: Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R21/R01)

  • Novel Biomarkers for the Development of HIV Incidence Assays with Improved Specificity (R01 and R21)

  • Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Basic Research on HIV Persistence.  R01 and R21 available.

  • High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes.  R01 and R21 available.

  • HIV Vaccine Vector-Host Interactions: Understanding the Biology and Immunology. R21 and R01 available.

  • NIAID, NCI, NIAAA, NIDDK, NIDA & NIMH:  Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-infection.  R21 and R01 available.

  • Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules:  UH3UH2/UH3, and X02 available.

  • Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R21R03R01 available)

  • Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Alcohol-Induced Effects on Tissue Injury and Repair.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowships.  F31F31 DiversityF32, and F30 available.

  • Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR).  R01R21, and R15 available.

  • Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Alcohol Related Disorders.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Improving Delivery of HIV Prevention and Treatment through Implementation Science and Translational Research.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Strengthening Adherence to Antiretroviral-Based HIV Treatment and Prevention.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Alcohol-Induced Effects on Tissue Injury and Repair.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Accelerating Improvements in the HIV Care Continuum.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Advancing Structural Level Interventions through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care.  R01 and R21 available.

  • Innovative Technologies and Assays in Support of HIV Cure Research (ITAS-Cure).  R43/R44 and R41/R42 available

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children R21

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants.  Parent T32 and Parent T35 available.

  • Functional Genetics, Epigenetics, and Non-coding RNAs in Substance Abuse.  R21 and R01 available.

  • Nutrition and Alcohol-related Health Outcomes.  R01R21 and R03 available.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care.  R01R21 and R03 available.

  • Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 and R21 available)

  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) to Develop New Diagnostic, Monitoring and Therapeutics Technologies for the Complications of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

  • Synergizing Omic and Symptom Science.  R01 and R15 available.

  • Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health.  R01R03and R21 available.

  • SBIR and STTR Funding Opportunities

  • Improvement of Animal Models and Development of Technologies for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (SBIR).  R41/R42 and R43/R44 available.

  • Symptom Management in HIV-infected Individuals with Co-morbid Conditions - R01 and R21 available.

  • Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts. R01 and R21 available.

  • Structural Interventions, Alcohol Use, and Risk of HIV/AIDS. R01 and R21 available.

  • Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)

  • Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)

  • Alcohol Abuse, Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythms (R21)

  • Large Research Projects for Prevention and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)

  • Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Prevention and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R18)

  • Secondary Analysis in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)

  • Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21)

  • Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)

  • Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS (R03)

  • Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages (R03)

  • Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)

  • NIH/ORIP: Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research (R21)

  • Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03)

  • Exploratory/Developmental Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R21)

  • AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Awards K01 and K08 available

  • Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS R01R21 and R03 available

  • Innovative Research Methods: Prevention & Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness (R01)

  • Harnessing Big Data to Halt HIV (R01)

  • The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R15, R01, R03, R21)

  • Exploiting RNA as a Target for HIV Interventions (R21)

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01, R03, and R21 available)

  • Research to Advance Vaccine Safety (R01, R21)

  • Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21)
  • AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (A-START) (R03)

  • NIH/NIA: Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19)

  • Advances in Polycystic Kidney Disease (R01)

Public Health Funding Opportunities

For Public Health faculty members who are interested in obtaining funding please visit the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) web.