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 22 (for LOI) Kendal Charitable Funds

Promising Innovations

May 22 (for LOI) NIH

Phased Innovation Award for Exploratory Clinical Trials and Studies of Natural Products in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R21/R33)

May 24 (for LOI) NIH

Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21)

May 24 (for LOI) NIH/NCATS

Pre-Application for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program (X02)

May 27 (for pre-proposals) Michael J. Fox Foundation

Target Advancement Program:  Target Validation Pilot Awards; Target Optimization Awards; Priority Target Awards

June 1 (internal deadline) William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program
June 1 Lupus Research Institute (LRI) New Research Grants for Novel Approaches
June 1 CDC Health Department Demonstration Projects to Reduce HIV Infections and Improve Engagement in HIV Medical Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Persons
June 1 Lupus Research Institute (LRI) New Research Grants for Novel Approaches to Lupus
June 5 (for LOI) American Thoracic Society Foundation Grant for Hire Program
June 5 American Thoracic Society Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transitions to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR)
June 5 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award
June 9 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance (U01)
June 14 AHA

Science & Technology Accelerator Program - bridging the gap between research and the marketplace

June 15 Vilcek Foundation

Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

June 15 NIH/NIAID

HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program (P01)

June 22 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Mechanisms of Immune Protection from TB among HIV-infected Individuals (R01)

June 23 (for LOI) NIH/NIMHD Innovations for Healthy Living-Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
June 23 (for LOI) NIH/NIMHD Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)
June 25 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) AGA-Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Award in Liver Disease
June 25 Lupus Research Institute (LRI) 2015 Distinguished Innovator Awards
June 25 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Award in Liver Disease

June 25 Lupus Research Institute (LRI)

2015 Distinguished Innovator Awards

June 29 (for LOI) NIH/NAID

Consortia for Innovative AIDS Research in Nonhuman Primates (UM1)

June 29 (for LOI) NIH/NIAID

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01)

June 30 Baxter

Young Investigator Award

June 30 (for LOI) NIH/NIDA

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)

July 1 (for LOI) PCORI Engagement Award - Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards
July 1 The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Training
July 1 NIH/NIDDK

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18).  Planning Grant (R34) also available.

April 1, July 1 (for LOIs) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards

July 6 CDC

Improving Adult Immunization Rates through Partnerships with Providers and National Organizations

July 12-31
NHLBI

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

July 19 (for LOIs) NIH/NIAID

Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV-Associated Social Determinants (R01/R21 available)

July 21 AHA/American Brain Foundation

Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award  

*Special funding also available in stroke research

July 21 AHA

National Innovative Research Grant

July 22 AHA/CCF

Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Grant-in-Aid Award

July 23 AHA

Postdoctoral Fellowship

July 28 NIH/PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)

Collaboration on Implementation Science for HIV: Towards an AIDS-free Generation (R01/R21)

July 28 Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Faculty Scholars Program

July 28 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation

2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

May 1, August 1 The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)

Responsive Grants

August 2 (for LOIs) NIH/NIMH/NINDS

The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis (R01/R21 available) 

August 3 Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF)

Scientist Development Award

May 5,  August 4 (for LOIs) William T. Grant Foundation

Research Grants

August 7 (for LOI-30 days prior to application due date) NIH/NIMH

Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)

August 14 (for LOI) NIH/NIMH Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30)
August 25 Department of Defense (DoD)

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCR):  Idea Award with Special Focus and Career Development Award

September 1 (for LOI) NIH Development Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults (R21)
September 7 NIH/NIDA

AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (R03)

September 10 Department of Defense (DoD)

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCR):  Translational Team Science Award

September 29 Department of Defense (DoD)

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP): Investigator-Initiated Research Award and Pilot Clinical Trial Award

October 1 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

The Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

October 15 NIH

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)

October 17 NIH/NIDDK

Interdisciplinary Training in Bioinformatics and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (T32)

October 18 (for LOI) NIH

Translational Research to Improve Outcomes in Kidney Diseases (R18)

October 22 Department of Defense (DoD)

Peer Reviewed Medical Clinical Trial Award

December 15 (for LOI) NIH/NIHMD

Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV in Diverse Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men (U01)

September 30, 2016 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 

Grants with Annual, Rolling Submissions or Standard Due Dates

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OSP (INTERNAL DEADLINE)

Faculty Scholars Program
Greenwall Foundation
Contact OSP for internal deadline

ANNUAL DUE DATES

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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
AHA
July Annual

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

Ellison Medical Foundation / AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
AFAR & EMF
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

Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR)
NIH
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
Annual

VARIOUS / MULTIPLE DUE DATES

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

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

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

Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)
NIH
Several deadlines through 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards
PCORI
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)
NIH/NHLBI
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

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

Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology with a Focus on Cardiovascular and Other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders
NIH/NHLBI
July-August

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Department of Defense (DOD)
July-November

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)
NIH
Rolling Submission

National Program Research Grants
Aetna Foundation
Rolling LOI

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

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

CASIS Unsolicited Proposals
CASIS
No Deadline

Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program
The Commonwealth Fund
Open Deadline

NIH Standard Due Date Opportunities

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Standard Due Dates apply to all of the following opportunities.

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