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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The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) Offering Funding for Research Abroad

The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the  NIH Fogarty International Center, as well as a consortium at the UCGHI. This consortium is comprised of UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UC Davis &  27 affiliated international sites across 16 countries.

The program provides trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Trainees will be matched with global health faculty from one of the four UCs and an international site.

The fellowship is designed for: doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), post-doctoral fellows, foreign post-doctoral fellows from participating international sites, and junior faculty with a current NIH Career Development Award (K series or similar).

Questions? Contact Kimberly Bale: balek@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

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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.

MAF Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals - Deadline August 1

The Board of Directors of the Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) has agreed to distribute the existing tissue samples in the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository for research activities at nominal cost to investigators. The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository acquired more than 60,000 samples from ~1800 dogs with naïve disease using rigorously controlled standard operating protocols from seven veterinary teaching hospitals. The samples are derived from seven histologies, including osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma, mast cell tumor, pulmonary tumors, hemangiosarcoma, and soft tissue sarcomas.

Applications will be due on August 1, 2017. For more information on how to apply, please review the following documents:

Request for proposals

Agreement for use of tissue

Application for sample release

For more information, please contact Christina Mazcko, Program Manager, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Comparative Oncology Program.

FDA Announces Minor Use/Minor Species (MUMS) Grant – Applications Due August 11, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open period for applications for grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species (major species are horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens). This is Funding Opportunity Announcement #RFA-FD-15-004. Applications must be submitted electronically by August 11, 2017, through www.grants.gov.

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AAEP Foundation Accepting Applications for Equine Research Fellows – Deadline Aug. 1

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 1 for the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows. 

These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research. Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and $500 travel stipend during the AAEP’s 63rd Annual AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Nov. 17-21, 2017.

The AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and the EQUUS Foundation/AAEP Foundation Research Fellow, established in 2006 and 2011, respectively, emphasize the importance of equine research while rewarding researchers for their personal contributions.

Acknowledging the increasing need to train future equine veterinary researchers, the Foundation created the research fellows to help supplement post-graduate and residency research fellowship salaries and benefits. 

Ideal candidates for the research fellows are graduates of an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine who have experience conducting equine research and are nearing completion of a residency or doctoral program. Applicants who are seeking funding for their research project or have secured funding from other organizations are eligible to apply, as the scholarships focus on supporting the researcher, not the project.

The scholarship descriptions and applications are accessible through the “Apply for Funding” link on the AAEP Foundation’s website at: www.aaepfoundation.org or directly by clicking here:  https://foundation.aaep.org/apply-for-funding/scholarships

CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA) 2017 Pilot Grant Program

Reminder that proposals should be submitted to Lori Muhr (lori.muhr@tufts.edu ) no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.  Awardees will be notified on September 15, 2017. 

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American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation – Canine Health RFP

The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic and clinical research into canine health and well-being through our Research Program Areas. Subjects of emphasis within our program areas include genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, and clinical application of research findings to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of canine diseases. Collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach hypothesis-driven research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than investigators working in isolation. The AKC Canine Health Foundation embraces a "One-Health" translational approach to investigations for comparative medicine that will benefit both dogs and their people.

Proposals are being accepted for the following Research Program Areas:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn ($15,000 maximum including 8% indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 including 8% indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted.

All studies must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy.

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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

Call for applications – Cancer Immunology Pilot Funding for Investigators in Oncology

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications that will further advance knowledge on the mechanisms driving anti-cancer immunity, including but not limited to work on tumor antigens, immune biomarkers and the tumor immune microenvironment which may have future translational value. 

We are offering two $40k pilot grants comprised of $30k from the Cancer Center plus $10k matching funds from the Principal Investigator’s department that must be spent within 1 year.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure matching funds prior to submission.  Proposed projects that include intra- and/or inter-programmatic interactions are strongly encouraged.

Key Information:

  •  Submission due date:     July 28, 2017
  •  Project start date:           September 1, 2017
  •  Budget:                          $40,000
  • Time period:                   September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
  • Application instructions:     See attached document for instructions
  • Submission instructions:     Email your proposal (pdf) to hs-cancer.research@ucdavis.edu
  • Eligibility:                       UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center members

Please see the attached document for application instructions and templates.

Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project – RFP

The Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project has released their 2017 Request for Proposals. Proposals must address significant societal problems and have the potential to bring about and sustain technology transfer or commercialization activities.

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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

Morris Animal Foundation – Call for Large Companion Animal 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 large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas).

The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to large companion animal 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, July 12, 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 large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas).

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USDA/NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Request for Applications

Applications will be accepted for Citrus Disease, STEM Education and Disaster Preparedness Funding Opportunities

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Winn Feline Foundation – Call for Proposals

Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that funds research into health issues affecting cats. Through the generosity of a specific grant from the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust, each year Winn Feline Foundation is able to fund additional feline health studies.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, August 7, 2017 and awards will be announced by December 2017.

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Collaborative Research & Training Opportunities at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to release the Program Announcement for the 2018 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program for faculty and graduate students. This year’s competition offers two distinct funding opportunities: 

1)      The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training Award (UC-NL CRT)

      Proposals in this category must focus on collaborative research and training activities in one of the following three targeted areas identified for high-impact research realized through UC-national lab synergy:

  • Climate science
  • Cybersecurity
  • National security through social sciences

2)     The UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship (UC NLGF)

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for each opportunity is attached. Please circulate these RFPs widely to UC faculty and graduate students who may be interested. These RFPs supersede draft versions that were previously circulated, and all submissions must conform to the requirements of these versions dated March 23, 2017, or any subsequent announcements.

In addition to the Program guidelines and eligibility, each RFP includes the following attachments:

  • UC Laboratory Fees Research Program and National Laboratory contact information;
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and
  • Instructions for submitting the required Letter of Intent. 

Please review these materials carefully, visit our website for additional information, applicant teleconference registration, or other program announcements:

http://ucop.edu/research-initiatives/programs/lab-fees/index.html