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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NSF Seeks Growing Convergence Research Prospectuses

NSF seeks to identify potential future research areas that go beyond NSF's Big Ideas, require a convergence approach, cross internal and/or external organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and advance the progress of science as articulated in NSF's mission. NSF encourages the submission of prospectuses to identify these new areas and specific projects within them. NSF may invite the teams submitting the most promising prospectuses to submit proposals to further explore their research strategies. The research areas and proposed projects must reflect the characteristics of convergence outlined here.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018

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Alzheimer's Disease and its Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)-focused Administrative Supplements for NIH Grants that are not Focused on Alzheimer's Disease 

Notice Number: NOT-AG-18-008 

Release Date: April 12, 2018

Related Announcements: PA-18-591

The participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) are inviting applications to expand existing awards in these ICs that are not currently focused on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its related dementias (ADRD) to allow them to develop a focus on AD/ADRD. Active awards with project end dates in FY 2019 or later are eligible. The award may not be in terminal no cost extension or going into no cost extension in FY2018.

As administrative supplements the work proposed needs to be within the scope of the research or training that is already supported. Center awards and resource awards are most likely to be able to justify these supplements as they tend to have a broad content scope. Some research grants will also qualify if the current research is on a related topic (such as cognitive decline in aging, caregiving, or health disparities). Other possible topics include research on the biology of neurodegeneration, on genetics, or imaging, or on pain perception and communication. Topics also include possible connections to existing conditions that are being studied: such as links to cardiovascular or other diseases, on common pathways of degeneration, on sex and gender influences in incidence, or on previously unidentified risk factors. Also work that focuses on advances in methodology, or machine learning or other modeling, or on biostatistical tools that have application to research on Alzheimer’s and its related dementias may be appropriate. NIA has developed a website that shows abstracts (from Reporter) of a sample of awards that are recognized as pursuing AD/ADRD research under current guidelines. The site also includes a description of the categories of research NIH currently identifies as Alzheimer's disease or Alzheimer's disease-related dementias.

As part of the application investigators should submit an abstract of the proposed research that shows the relevance to AD/ADRD. The work may include pilot projects, or resource development.

Investigators should submit applications as responses to the parent active administrative supplement PA: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-591.html

Individual requests can be no more than $250,000 in direct costs exclusive of Facilities and Administrative costs on sub-contracts (except see the information from NHGRI below). Requests may be for one year of support only.  Though supplement requests are not limited to one per parent grant, we will consider substantial additional funding to an award as beyond its scope. Also, before submitting a supplement request, principal investigators are strongly encouraged to contact their program officers in the Institute, Center or Office supporting their award to discuss whether the proposed supplement is within its scope.

Requests must be received by June 8, 2018 for funding in FY 2018.

Institutional Research & Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) (K12) - LIMITED SUBMISSION

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Internal Deadline: June 05, 2018

Sponsor Deadline: September 19, 2018

Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25) - LIMITED SUBMISSION

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Internal Deadline: July 11, 2018

Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2018

CDC Calls for Innovative Proposals on AMR

CDC is looking for new ways to identify and evaluate strategies to combat antibiotic resistance (AR). One of the ways CDC does this work is through a Broad Agency Announcement, which was recently released for Fiscal Year 2018. Interested applicants should visit the full web announcement (solicitation number FY2018-OADS-BAA).

CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA) 2018 Pilot Grants - Call for Proposals

Key dates for the call:

Letters of Intent due May 11, 2018

Proposal submission due July 9, 2018

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NIFA Calls for Proposals

NIFA Announces Support for Agricultural Programs at Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture

NIFA announced the availability of funding to support research, education, and outreach activities related to food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences at non-land-grant colleges and universities. Funding is made through NIFA’s Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

NLGCA strengthens the capacity of institutions to develop infrastructure to carry out and expand their activities: enhance the ability of NLGCA faculty members to engage in agricultural professional development opportunities, and increase the number, quality, and diversity of qualified graduates entering the food and agriculture workforce.

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 NIFA Invests in Exploratory Research

NIFA awarded grants to support the initial development of innovative ideas in agriculture and food production through the Exploratory Research Grants (ERG) program. Funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

ERG fosters the creation of transformative innovations that address plant and animal health and production, food safety and nutrition, bioenergy, natural resources and environment, agriculture systems, technology, agricultural economics and rural communities. AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences.

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NIFA Announces Support for Capacity Building in Tribal Communities

NIFA announced support for community-driven projects and extension services for tribal communities. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Extension Program (TCEP) (Capacity). 

TCEP gives reservation communities opportunities to enhance agricultural productivity, community resilience, economic growth and youth development by extending the reach of innovations in research and technology and enhancing informal, local educational programming. The capacity program supports innovations in research and technology, and the enhancement of educational programming. Previous projects have addressed tribal youth development, increased food security, financial literacy, optimization of agriculture production, and natural resource conservation.

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Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP)

The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to develop, implement and sustain veterinary services and relieve veterinarian shortage situations in the United States and U.S. Insular Areas.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Individuals, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, Small Business, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education.

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Posted Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Closing Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-VSGP-006543

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,400,000

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)

The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach, that provides individuals and families with: Information as to the value of good health at any age; Information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; Information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health; Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions

Request for Applications

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Posted Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Closing Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-006542 

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,900,000