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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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care - Request for Proposals

This RFP seeks proposals from UC Davis faculty that advance the quality and value of care through diagnostic innovation, validation, and quality assessment and improvement.

Interdisciplinary teams led by junior faculty (assistant and associate professors) with mentorship from senior faculty are the focus of this call. All applications should include a team leader or mentor from units participating as partners in this collaborative grant program: School of Medicine Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, Radiology, Surgery; Cancer Center, Center for Health Care Policy and Research, Center for Regenerative Cures, and the Eye Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Grant deadline for submission is December 1, 2017. Awards will be announced January 15, 2018.

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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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UC-HBCU 2017-18 Announcement and Call for Applications

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative. As you may recall, this is a systemwide initiative designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities completing UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus; and also support departmental efforts to facilitate greater faculty collaboration between UC and HBCU institutions and to increase applications from HBCU scholars to UC PhD programs. Again this year, Principal Investigators may include 1/9 (1/12 for fiscal-year faculty PIs (UCSF), subject to the terms of APM-661 -http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-661.pdf ) summer salary to help support their efforts during the summer(s) in which the projects are active. These funds are being provided by each of the chancellors as a commitment to valuing faculty diversity work at their campus. We hope this will facilitate faculty continuing to undertake this important work to strengthen UC.

Since 2012, UC has hosted over 400 HBCU scholars across 9 UC campuses. There are currently forty-two PhD students and two academic master’s students enrolled (one PhD and five master’s students have already graduated) across seven UC campuses as a direct result of this Initiative. As you know, building relationships and cultivating greater enrollment of HBCU scholars at UC is a long-term investment. Project progress reports are required annually of Principal Investigators and program outcomes are evaluated.

2017-18 UC-HBCU Initiative - Call for Proposals (pdf)<http://www.ucop.edu/uc-hbcu-initiative/faculty-grants/index.html>

2017-18 UC-HBCU Initiative - Application Instructions & Forms<http://www.ucop.edu/uc-hbcu-initiative/faculty-grants/application-instructions-and-templates/index.html>

Faculty Applicant Webinar<http://www.ucop.edu/uc-hbcu-initiative/faculty-grants/uc-faculty-applicant-webinar/index.html>

France-Berkeley Fund - January 2018 Call for Proposals

The application deadline for the France-Berkeley Fund awards is January 31, 2018:


AVMF Pain Management - Call for Proposals

AVMF has announced a request for proposals focused on the management of pain originating from osteoarthritis or other diseases in older dogs. Clinicians with an interest in pain management are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: November 15, 2017

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Global Affairs Seed Grant Program - 2017-18 Call for Proposals

Global Affairs announces the 2017-18 call for proposals for its Seed Grants for International Activities program. As a tier-one global research institution, we hope to support innovative new programs that advance knowledge, enrich student learning and help solve society’s most pressing problems, with a global focus. We encourage faculty from all schools and colleges to submit proposals.

Global Affairs encourages applications for proposals that:

  • Foster international research collaborations
  • Create innovations in internationalizing the curriculum
  • Build new interdisciplinary, international partnerships


UC Davis Academic Senate faculty members and Academic Federation faculty with PI status are eligible to apply. All UC Davis locations are eligible.

Matching Funds

1:1 matching funding from the college or school dean’s office is required. Investigators should reach out to their dean for matching funds in advance of submitting the proposal. The dean’s signature is required on the proposal cover sheet.

Requesting Funds

Funding from Global Affairs ranges from $5,000 - $15,000 per proposal. Depending on matching funds, the total budget could be $30,000. Funding provided is for two-year projects. The timeline of funding will be from around March 2018 – March 2020.

Proposal Submittal Requirements

Information regarding the 2017-18 call for proposals and proposal requirements can be found at: http://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/funding/seed_grants/seedgrants_call.html

Proposal Submission:
Submit proposals in PDF form to: http://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/seedgrants/apply/apply-faculty.cfm

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Note: For applicants in the College of Engineering, College of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine, please submit your application to your Dean’s Office by November 15th for an internal review in advance of the Global Affairs deadline of November 30th.

Questions about the program can be directed to:

Karen Beardsley

Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects

(530) 752-5678, kbeardsley@ucdavis.edu

Jennie Konsella-Norene

Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects

(530) 754-9403, jknorene@ucdavis.edu

Western IPM Center Grants Competition is Now Open

The Western IPM Center annual grants competition is now open, with $240,000 in funding available for one-year grants in the following categories:

  • Project Initiation, which begin new IPM research. $30,000 maximum.
  • Work Groups, which bring collaborators together. $30,000 maximum.
  • Outreach & Implementation, which directly promote IPM adoption. $30,000 maximum.
  • IPM Planning Documents, which create crop profiles and pest management strategic plans. $15,000 maximum.

As a regional program, Western IPM Center grants stress multi-state collaborations.

The request for proposals is available now, and completed proposals are due December 8, 2017.

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required.

Please view the program announcement and encouraging eligible individuals from your institution, and beyond, to apply. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the HHMI online competition site.  Applications are due January 10, 2018, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). 

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)  - Call for Applications

Funding from the NIH-sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program supports career development of junior Ph.D. and M.D faculty researchers interested in Women’s Health research. The program provides multidisciplinary training and mentoring to help such faculty establish independent biomedical research careers in areas relevant to women’s health and creates an environment that nurtures interdisciplinary collaborations in focused and interactive research areas that are essential to improving the health of women.

Deadline for Applications: December 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

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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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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.

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.

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)