Extramural Funding Opportunities

The following is a compilation of funding opportunities for research studies. Funding sources vary from Limited Submission from within the University, to private as well as governmental sponsors. NIH opportunities for funding will be listed below, as well as on the NIH Announcements page. Those opportunities closest to the date of application will be listed at the top of the page. Students may find information on funding specifically for them on the Student News page. Selected employment opportunities presented to the Office of Research & Graduate Education will be posted on this page as they become available. These employment opportunities can be found towards the bottom of the page, following all of the funding opportunities.

Funding at NIH - Grants.gov

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NIH Weekly Funding Opportunities

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NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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USDA/NIFA Funding Opportunities

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NIAID Funding News

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Upcoming Grant Deadlines

September 28, 2017: Physician-Scientist Institutional Program

This is a five-month planning grant (up to $30,000) to focus on developing a full proposal for submission to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to create programs to increase the number M.D.’s who enter careers in research.

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 October 3, 2017: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists provide $700,000 over five years for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. This award addresses the on-going problem of increasing the number of physician scientists and will help facilitate the transition to a career in research.

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Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations – Call for Proposals

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1300 researchers in more than 65 countries.

 Grand Challenges Explorations is an initiative where initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development topics. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

We are accepting applications on the following three topics until Wednesday, November 8, 11:30 am Pacific Time:

•             Novel Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunization Birthdose and Healthcare Worker Skill in Low-Resource Settings

•             Healthy Minds for Adolescent Mothers: Achieving Healthy Outcomes for the Family

•             Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems

Tips for applicants in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish are available. Full descriptions of the topics in these languages will be available at the beginning of the week of September 18, 2017.

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Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

The BYI Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the life sciences.

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project. Last year, the awards went to the investigators from University of New Mexico, Cornell University, University of Washington, Montana State University, University of California Los Angeles, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, etc.  

The deadline for LOI is 2 weeks away!  The details can be perused at: Beckman Young Investigators Grants

The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) - Call for Applications for the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program

The NIH-funded CTSC supports highly qualified junior faculty to conduct mentored, multidisciplinary, patient-oriented clinical research. Clinical research is defined as (a) patient oriented research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin) that includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and/or development of new technologies; (b) epidemiologic and behavioral studies; (c) health services and outcomes research. The period of support is for 2 years but may extend for up to 3 years.

The goal of the program is to accelerate the career development of promising junior faculty, promoting their development as independent clinical multidisciplinary research investigators. The program will provide selected scholars with a salary up to $110,000 plus benefits (up to $145,090 in salary and benefits combined), as well as $25,000 for travel and research expenses each year. Travel to the annual CTSA Translational Science meeting is mandatory in both years, and submission of an abstract is required for reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Coastal Conservancy – Grant Solicitation

The Conservancy announces a new Proposition 1 Grant Solicitation, and applications are due Oct 31, 2017.  Conservancy Proposition 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening. The grant application has two parts: a cover sheet and a project description

Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Wildlife/Exotics Proposals

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to advance the science of animal health. Toward this aim, we are dedicated to funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health research projects of high scientific merit and potential impact. Relevant projects promise to advance the health and well-being of wildlife.

The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

All proposals relevant to the mission of the Foundation will be given equal consideration for funding. This year, we are particularly interested in inviting proposals that address the following topics: 

  1. Genetics and epigenetics of health and disease
  2. Stress, biomarkers of stress and welfare, and the impact of stress on health outcomes
  3. Gut health and the association of microbiome with health outcomes

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 15, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Please note that this call for proposals is only for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Studies relating to wildlife/exotic animals.

Learn more about each grant type and the application process for each.

Access the application form instructions.

Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab

The purpose of the BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab is to recognize individual researchers and/or a team of researchers for significant achievements originating from work performed through a United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Feed the Future Innovation Lab.

Two awards will be given annually: one for an individual researcher or a team of researchers and one for a student researcher. Nominations are due September 8th, 2017.

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Research Grants Available Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is pleased to partner with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology.  On July 15, we will begin accepting applications for two types of grants:

Veterinary Pharmacology proposals for up to $30,000

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic proposals for up to $15,000

This funding will support research into new or currently approved medications for combating diseases and conditions of companion and food animals as well as projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock.

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The application will be available from July 15 through September 15 on the AVMF website, AVMF.org.

CUGH is now accepting applications for Small Global Health Education Grants

The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on. 

CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). The deadline for the second round of grant proposals is August 20, 2017.

Areas of Interest for Grant Support Include but are not limited to:  (Larger grants must address one of the first three areas marked with an asterisk)

  • Strengthen educational programs in Low and Middle income countries*
  • Promote, develop and/or disseminate clinical and community case studies*
  • Special education-related events at the annual CUGH conference* 
  • Identify and aggregate good practices, useful courses, teaching material, reports, and guidelines in global health for open access sharing on CUGH's website
  • Sponsor the development of educational materials and/or programs on the impacts of population growth on health and development
  • Education-related projects and/or products, including program evaluation
  • Survey planning, data collection and data analysis
  • CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee activities and projects
  • Purchase of Information Technology (IT) technician time for specialized education-related work, e.g., developing interactive educational features, updating of educational resources on CUGH's website

Criteria for Grant Approval

  • Consistent with the mission of CUGH
  • Consistent with the objectives of the grant to promote and facilitate global health education, education products and the evaluation of GH education methods and programs
  • Project impact and efficiency is optimized
  • High quality proposal with potential for further development and contributions
  • The lead P.I. of a grant application must be a member of CUGH via university or individual affiliation
  • Grant funds shall not be used to pay or supplement salaries of the project leader. However, short-term NON-FACULTY staff support to implement CUGH Education Committee-approved projects involving data collection, analysis, etc., can be covered.
  • 70% of an approved grant will be disbursed at the start of the project and the balance will be disbursed on project completion and submission of a brief report of project accomplishments to the CUGH Secretariat 
Criteria for Evaluating Grants
  1. Proposal exemplifies educational goals of CUGH and the identified grant priorities (30)
  2. Clear description of project (10)
  3. Feasible methodology (10)
  4. Clear and realistic budget justification (15)
  5. Innovative proposal with potential to further global health education with high impact and efficiency (25)
  6. Plans for dissemination of project results and project sustainability/scalability (10)

***Institutional overhead costs are not allowable costs in these grants.

***Successful applicants will be responsible for any taxation associated with the grant.


How We “Role” Pipeline Program: Funding Opportunity

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce a funding opportunity for U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to participate in the nationwide launch of This Is How We “Role,” a pipeline program, supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program focuses on students in grades K-4 who are educationally disadvantaged due to socioeconomic status, race, or ethnicity, with the long-term goal of diversifying the veterinarian-scientist workforce. Five grants of $5,000 each will be awarded.

Applications are due on September 15, 2017.

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For additional information about the program, please visit: WeRoleLikeThis.org.  If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact: pvmengaged@purdue.edu.

Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) - Request for Proposals

The ILTI RFP 6 opened on Monday, July 3, 2017 and will remain open until Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6 PM, Pacific Time. The application and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be found at: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp.

Specific information about RFP 6 can be found at: http://www.ucop.edu/innovative-learning-technology-initiative/proposals/index.html. Additional information about ILTI is available here: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-affairs/innovative-learning-technology-initiative/index.html.

For proposal development support, please contact Marco Molinaro (mmolinaro@ucdavis.edu) or Kem Saichaie (kemsaiachaie@ucdavis.edu) in the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

Cancer Center Grant Opportunities 



  1. RFA-CA-17-027 Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (UM1)

Internal Deadline: August 1, 2017

Application Deadline: September 14, 2017

Grant direct cost: $3.6M/yr for 5 yrs


  1. 2018-2019 TRDRP Grant Award

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 21, 2017

Invited Application Deadline: September 25, 2017

Grant direct cost:

-High Impact Research Project Award: $250,000/yr for 3 yrs

-High Impact Pilot Research Award: $200,000/yr for 2 yrs

-New Investigator Award: $200,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: $60,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Predoctoral Research Fellowship Award: $30,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Student Research Supplement Award: $20,000/yr for 1 yr

-Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award: $200,000/yr for 2 yrs

-Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement: $20,000/yr for 2 yrs

-Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award: $250,000/yr for 3 yrs


Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research:

  1. Medical Research Award

Invited Application Deadline: August 18, 2017

Grant direct cost: $75,000/yr for 3 yrs

Eligibility: Junior Investigators studying blood cancers

If interested, please contact the UCDCCC Director as soon as possible for a nomination letter that is required for the application submission.


  1. Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)

Internal Deadline:  July 24, 2017

Application Deadline: August 25, 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 21, 2017

Grant direct cost: $30,000 - $60,000 for 1 yr

 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation:

  1. Cancer Research Grants

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

Grant direct cost: $100,000 - $212,000 for 1 yr


  1. Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Grant direct cost: $50,000 for 1 yr

Please contact the Cancer Center Contracts and Grants Administration team at hs-cancer.research@ucdavis.edu  for help with the grant application process.

Winn Feline Foundation – Calls for Proposals

Since its inception, Winn Feline Foundation has awarded over $5.75 million in grants for scientific studies, encouraging veterinarians and researchers to focus attention on the health needs of cats.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed the Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), encompassing prospective veterinary clinical studies in a variety of species and disciplines. The database: www.avma.org/FindVetStudies

For more information on current funding opportunities, please visit the Winn Feline Foundation’s website at http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/grants/grant-process

NIH – NIAID Funding Opportunity

PA-17-307, Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)

PA-17-306, Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21)

PA-17-302, PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-17-303, PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])

PA-17-305, Imaging the Persistent HIV Reservoir (R01)

PA-17-306, Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21) 

PA-17-307, Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)

PA-17-248 Activities to Promote Research Collaborations on Immune-Related Adverse Events (APRC-irAEs) Associated With Cancer Immunotherapy (Admin Supp).

RFP-NIAID-DMID-NIHAI2017087 Evaluation and Testing Services (ETS) for Vaccines and Other Biologics for Infectious Diseases

PAR-17-332, Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03)

PAR-17-333, Exploratory/Developmental Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R21)

PAR-17-438, Assay Development and Screening for Discovery of Chemical Probes or Therapeutic Agents (R01)