Faculty and Staff Funding Sources

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INTERNAL FACULTY AND STAFF FUNDING SOURCES

Being discovery driven, WMU focuses on ways to support its faculty and staff researchers. General funds have been designated to incentivize scholarship and creative activities. The Office of the Vice President for Research also contributes funds. Together, WMU and the research office facilitate the following opportunities.

  • Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award—The FRACAA is a competitive award that supports WMU faculty in significant research, rigorous scientific inquiry, original artistic activity and inventive technology. Awards are made for up to $10,000 and require submission of an external funding proposal within 18 months of the end of the project period. See a list of WMU faculty and staff who have benefited from this assistance: previous FRACAA winners.
  • Faculty Research Travel Fund—The FRTF supports faculty travel to meetings of professional organizations for the purpose of reporting research results, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating the results of WMU’s scholarly activity. Apply after travel to receive reimbursement.
  • Publication of Papers and Exhibition of Creative Works—PPP&E funds support the final preparation and publication of papers and exhibition of creative works through recognized media. Apply after the research or creative work has been completed.
  • Support for Faculty Scholars Award—The SFSA supports creative activities and research that may not lead to external funding but enhance and sustain the scholarly reputation of WMU and the faculty principal investigators. See a list of WMU faculty and staff who have benefited from this support: previous SFSA winners.

Internal support may also be available from some WMU colleges, departments and offices.

External Faculty and Staff Funding Sources

External support for Western Michigan University faculty and staff researchers is available from a number of agencies providing grants or contracts. Below is a sampling of database searches and ongoing opportunities. See highlighted and limited submissions for mostly date driven sources of funds. Once a funding source has been identified, the Office of the Vice President for Research can help with proposal development and submission. Contact a research program officer early in the process for assistance.

Highlighted funding

Limited submissions

Recommended external database searches

  • Federal Business Opportunities—Online database to find posted federal procurement opportunities across departments and agencies.
  • Foundation Directory Online —Maintained by the Foundation Center, this database profiles more than 140,000 private foundations, corporate entities and public charities offering grants. WMU has a limited membership to this database. Contact a research program officer for access.
  • Grants.gov—Provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
  • GrantSearch—Maintained by the Grants Resource Center, GrantSearch contains more than 1,500 funding opportunities that support academic activities such as research, education, training, fellowships, program or curriculum development, and equipment acquisition. Contact a research program officer for information on accessing this database.
  • NIH.gov—Listing of National Health Institute current requests for applications.
    NIH Cancer Control Grants—Listing of National Institute of Health National Cancer Institute current requests for applications. 
  • NSF.gov—Listing of National Science Foundation funding opportunities arranged by research area.

 

External date driven opportunities by subject area

External ongoing opportunities by subject area. 

Opportunities noted that OVPR has added to this listing in April, 2018

 

Arts/Humanities

Andy Warhol Curatorial Grant Program and Fellowships—Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Rolling deadlines of March 1 and Sept. 1 annually. 

Annual Program Statement - Public Diplomacy Programs with Chile—Department of State. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Arts and Culture Grants—Kresge Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants—Clif Bar Family Foundation. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Workers’ Rights Grants—Public Welfare Foundation—funding grants for their longstanding commitment to racial equity and justice.

Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-322. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-323 Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology—National Science Foundation 08-523

History of Art Grants Program—Kress Foundation. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 15, April 1, Oct. 1 annually.

Media Projects: Development Grants :Production Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 10 and Aug. 1 annually.

Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa—U.S. Agency for International Development. Response date will be established by individual addenda.

Thriving Cultures Program—Surdna Foundation—based on a belief that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from diversity. 

 

Education/Economic and Community Development

Asians Studies Grants—Association for Asian Studies research and travel grants for association members. Rolling deadlines: Feb. 1 and Oct. 1 annually.

Education GrantsThe Kresge Foundation

Community Partnerships to Advance Research (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-381. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  (R01)18-377. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Domestic Public Policy—Smith Richardson Foundationsupports projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the U.S.

Economic Literacy Grant Program—Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Inc.

Equitable CommunitiesW. K. Kellogg Foundation—seeks to have all communities to be vibrant, engaged and equitable.

Helping north Flint neighborhoods create and sustain opportunities to contribute and thriveRuth Mott Foundation. Application deadline:  April 6 and Aug. 10.

Human Services Grants—Kresge Foundation

Investigative Reporting and Professional Development Grants—Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Application deadline: letter on intent May 15 or Nov. 15 annually. 

KARSforKids Small Grant Program—KARSforKids is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of their communities. Rolling application deadlines.

Lumina Foundation—committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.  

MAXIMUS Foundationthree funding priorities of youth and children development, community development and health care. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 31 and Aug. 31 annually.

Program Development or Program Evaluation—Brady Education Foundation—seeks to close the achievement-opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes. Stage 1 rolling deadlines Aug. 1 and Dec. 1 through 2019.

Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fundgrants for species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Rolling deadlines of Nov. 30 and April 30 annually.  

Small Research GrantsSpencer Foundationintended to support education research projects in keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 1, May 1 and Aug. 1 annually.

Surdna Foundation Grants—funding strong local economies, sustainable environments and thriving cultures.

Unsolicited Grant Program—AccessLex, Center for Legal Education Excellence. Letters of intent by Jan. 31 or July 31.

Working Families—W. K. Kellogg Foundationinvesting in efforts to help families obtain stable, high-quality jobs.

 

Health

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)National Institute of Health 18-530. First application deadline March 8. Followed by rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Accelerating Basic and Translational Research in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (R21)National Institute of Health 18-718. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-719. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. OVPR added in April.

Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01)National Institute of Health 18-062. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21)National Institute of Health 18-285. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-284. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Addressing Unmet Needs in Persons with Dementia to Decrease Behavioral Symptoms and Improve Quality of Life (R21)National Institute of Health 18-165. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-147 rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative AgreementsNational Institute of Health 18-591. Funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted. Rolling deadlines according to parent awards. 

Advancing Basic Neurobiology Toward Translation Through Assay Development (R01)National Institute of Health 18-505. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)National Institute of Health 18-503. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-502. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (R03)National Institute of Health 18-072. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16 and June 16, 2018. 

American Cancer Society Grants—American Cancer Society. New Initiatives, Research Grants and Professor Grants. Varying deadlines depending on grant type.

Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R21)National Institute of Health 18-158. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-140. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R34)National Institute of Health 18-073. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R03)18-074. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-055. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (R15)National Institute of Health 18-473. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 25, June 25, Oct. 25 annually. (R21) 18-347. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. 

Bioengineering Research Grants (R01)National Institute of Health 18-206. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01)National Institute of Health 18-208. Rolling deadlines of May 8, Sept. 13 annually.

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects - TargetedBCPP (R34)National Institute of Health 18-014. Letter of intent by Feb. 15, 2018, then June 15 annually.

BRAIN Initiative: Biology and Biophysics of Neural Stimulation (R01)National Institute of Health 18-018. Letter of intent by Jan. 23, 2018 then Jan. 6, May 4, Sept. 4 annually.

Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01)National Institute of Health 18-173. Letter of intent by May 10 or Sept. 8 annually.  

Characterization of the Adolescent Reproductive Transition (R21)National Institute of Health 18-045. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R03) 18-046. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-033. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21)National Institute of Health 18-168. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-029. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Clarifying the Relationship between Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R21/R33)National Institute of Health 18-181. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-029. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Clinical Trial Pilot Studies (R34)National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Rolling deadline letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually.  

Commonwealth Fundsupports independent research on health and social issues to improve health care practice and policy. 

Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)National Institute of Health 17-482. Letter of intent by Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19)—National Institute of Health 18-296. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 25, May 25, Sept. 25 annually.

Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (U54)—National Institute of Health 18-361. Rolling deadline for letter of intent Dec. 12 annually.

Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33)—National Institute of Health 18-704. Letter of intent by Jan. 14 or May 15, 2018.

Disease Mechanisms of Prenatal and Pediatric Hydrocephalus (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-622. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-017. Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R01) 18-007. Letters of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-532. Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R03) 18-531. Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually.  (R01) 18-529. Letters of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-611. (R01) 18-612. Application deadlines of June 27, Oct. 24, June 27, 2019, Oct. 24, 2019, June 27, 2020.  

Emotional Function in Normal Aging and/or MCI and AD/ADRD (R21)—National Institutes of Health 18-582. Applications due March 29, 2018; June 20, 2018; February 20, 2019; June 20, 2019; February 20, 2020; and June 22, 2020 (R01)—18-581. Applications by March 29, 2018; June 8, 2018; February 8, 2019; June 7, 2019; February 7, 2020; and June 8, 2020.

End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-499. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-498. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Serious Illnesses (R21)National Institute of Health 18-155. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-137. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R21)National Institute of Health 18-160. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-142. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01)—National Institute of Health 17-444. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Evaluating the NIDA Standardized Research E-Cigarette in Risk Reduction and Related Studies (U01)—National Institute of Health 18-220. Letter of intent by March 24 annually.  

Evidence For Action—Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Evidence for Action.

Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24)National Institute of Health 18-749. Letter of intent by April 25, Aug. 25, Dec. 25 annually. OVPR added in April.  

Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact (R21)National Institute of Health 18-012. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-002. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (R21)National Institute of Health 18-286. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R21)National Institute of Health 18-049. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (R21)National Institute of Health 18-322. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-323. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Generating New Insights and Mechanistic Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance Development (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-724. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-725 Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. OVPR added in April.

Gerber Foundationnutrition-related interventions to improve infant health and development from first year before birth to age 3. Concept paper ideas are due on June 1 and Dec. 1 annually.

Getting To Zero: Understanding HIV Viral Suppression and Transmission in the United States (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-411. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Health Grants—Kresge Foundation

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21)National Institute of Health 18-162. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-144. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Health Services Research Projects (R01)—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Application deadlines of Feb. 5 and June 5

Human Cell Biology of Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Variants (R01)National Institute of Health 18-516. Letter of intent by Feb. 27, 2018. Followed by various rolling deadlines in Feb., June, Oct.

Improving Individual and Family Outcomes through Continuity and Coordination of Care in Hospice (R21)National Institute of Health 18-166. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-148. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R21)National Institute of Health 18-288. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-287. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R21)National Institute of Health 18-723. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-722. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias at the End of Life (R01)National Institute of Health 18-030. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R21)National Institute of Health 18-250. Rolling deadlines of June 13 and Oct. 11 annually. (R01) 18-251. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.  

Increasing the Use of Medications for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders (R01)National Institute of Health 18-196. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Innovative Questions in Symptom Science and Genomics (R21)National Institute of Health 18-157. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-139. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Large Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01)—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-079. Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R03) 18-080. Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R01) 18-080. Letters of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually. 

MAXIMUS Foundationthree funding priorities of youth and children development, community development and health care. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 31 and Aug. 31 annually.

Mechanistic Investigations of Psychosocial Stress Effects on Opioid Use Patterns—National Institute of Health (R21) 18-625 Letters of intent due Jan. 16, May 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-624 Letters of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annually.

Multidisciplinary Research in Vulvodynia (R21)National Institute of Health 18-096. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-089. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)National Institute of Health 18-433. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. 

Natural History of Disorders Identifiable by Screening of Newborns (R01)National Institute of Health 18-090. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

National MS Society Research FundingNational Multiple Sclerosis Society. Various programs and deadlines.

Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R21)National Institute of Health 18-078. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-060. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Centers (P41)—National Institute of Health 17-083. Rolling deadlines for letter of intent by Dec. 14, Apr. 13, Aug. 14 annually.

NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)National Institute of Health 18-482. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  

NICHD Small Grant Program (R03)—National Institute of Health 18-481. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3)—National Institute of Health 18-020. Letter of intent by June 25 annually.  

NIDCD Early Career Research Award (R21)National Institute of Health 18-487. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 26, June 26, Oct. 26 annually.  

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)National Institute of Health 18-489. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01)National Institute of Health 18-484. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.   

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)National Institute of Health 18-488. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  

NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track and Tenured Intramural Investigators (K22)—National Institute of Health—Award for Tenure-Track and Tenured Intramural Investigators. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annually.

NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)National Institute of Health 18-350. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. 

NINDS Exploratory Neuroscience Research Grant (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-358 Letters of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually.

NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)National Institute of Health 18-490. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 12, June 12, Oct. 12 annually. Promotes support for eligible Ph.D. or equivalent in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track.  

NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents and Fellows in Neurological Disorders and Stroke (R25)National Institute of Health 18-346. Letter of intent by Dec. 23 annually.

Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01)National Institute of Health 18-034. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self-Management (R01)National Institute of Health 18-379. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.  

Oocyte Mitochondrial Function in Relation to Fertility, Aging, and Mitochondrial Diseases (R21)National Institute of Health 18-093. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. 

Oral Anticancer Agents: Utilization, Adherence, and Health Care Delivery (R21)National Institute of Health 18-014. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-004. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Outcome Measures for Use in Treatment Trials of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-039. Rolling deadlines for letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

PCC Research GrantsPartnership for Clean Competition. Rolling deadlines of Mar. 1, July 1, Nov. 1 annually.

Personalized Strategies to Manage Symptoms of Chronic Illness (R15)—National Institute of Health 18-472. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 25, June 25, Oct. 25 annually. 

Pilot and Feasibility Studies of HIV and Animal Models for HIV Infection within the Mission of NIDDK (R21)—National Institute of Health. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Potential Effects of Metformin on Aging and Age-Related Conditions:  Small-Scale Clinical Studies and Secondary Analysis of Controlled Clinical Studies (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-025. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Prescription Drug Abuse (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-076 Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-058. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.   

Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-150.  Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-169. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. 

Research Grants Using the Resources from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-409. Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually. (R21) 18-408. Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually.

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R01)—National Institute of Health18-401. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. (R21)18-400. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  (R03) 18-399. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Research on Informal and Formal Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-179. Deadlines of Feb. 16 and June 16, 2018.

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research—National Institute of Health 18-586. Additional funds may be awarded as supplements to parent awards for administrative support to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Rolling deadlines according to parent awards.

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-260. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Research to Advance the Understanding and Management of the Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Children (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-094. Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R03) 18-095 Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R01) 18-091 Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities—National Institute of Health 18-621. Applications due June 1 annually.

Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers—National Institute of Health 18-592. To support individuals with high potential to re-enter an active research career after an interruption. Application deadlines depend on parent grants. 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Senior Fellowship—National Institute of Health 18-672. For experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background. Rolling deadlines of April 8, Aug. 8 and Dec. 8 annually.

Safety and Outcome Measures of Pain Medications Used in Children and Pregnant Women (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-043. Deadlines of Feb. 16,  June 16, Oct. 16. (R03) 18-044. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-038. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-741. Analyses of existing data sets. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16. OVPR added in April.

Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-384. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R15) 18-474. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 25, June 25, Oct. 25 annually. (R01) 18-376. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18)—National Institute of Health 18-349. Rolling deadline of Mar. 6 annually. 

Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-018. Deadlines of Feb. 16,  June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation  (R03)—National Institute of Health 18-491. Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R01)18-485. Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.  

Studies at Periviable Gestation (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-097. Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually. (R01)  18-036. Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually. (R03) 18-097. Letter of intent by Jan. 16, May 16, Sept. 16 annually.

Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1)—National Institute of Health 16-439. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 25 and May 25 annually. 

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-434. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. An integrative research plan based on collaborations of synthetic biologists with computational scientists, cell biologists, engineers, and/or physician scientists is strongly recommended. Early Stage Investigators in Synthetic Biology are especially encouraged to apply.

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-324. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-057.  Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Tools to Enhance the Study of Prenatal and Pediatric Hydrocephalus (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-623. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.

Traceback Testing: Increasing Identification and Genetic Counseling of Mutation Carriers through Family-based Outreach (U01)—National Institute of Health 18-616. Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.

Trophoblast Differentiation and Function (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-047. Letter of intent by Jan. 5, May 5, Sept. 5 annually.  

Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-328. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-316. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-554. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-555. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually.

Understanding the Early Development of the Immune System (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-333. Rolling deadlines of Apr. 4 and Dec. 5 annually.

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-032. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. 

Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-602. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R03) 18-601. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually. (R01) 18-603. Rolling deadlines of Feb 5, June 5 and Oct. 5 annually.

Zika Virus Complications (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-048. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16 annually.  

 

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math—STEM

Algorithms for Threat Detection—National Science Foundation 17-510. Rolling deadlines of third Tuesday in Feb. annually.

Antarctic Research—National Science Foundation 18-530. Proposals accepted anytime.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology  (BMMB)—National Science Foundation 17-7470. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 24 and Sept. 15 annually.

Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants—National Science Foundation 18-504. Application deadline of Jan. 24, 2018, July 20, 2018 and July 20 annually thereafter.

Broadening Participation in Engineering—National Science Foundation 16-7680. Rolling deadline of first Monday in Feb. annually.

Civil Infrastructure Systems  (CIS)—National Science Foundation 15-1631. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 24 and Sept. 15 annually.

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems—National Science Foundation 18-7564. Rolling deadlines of Nov.1 annually.

Computational Mathematics—National Science Foundation 16-1271. Rolling deadline of Dec. 1 annually. 

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory—National Science Foundation 18-500

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier—National Science Foundation 17-598. Rolling deadline of second Monday in Jan. annually.

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities—National Science Foundation 16-609

Earth Sciences: Laboratory Technician Support—National Science Foundation 17-504. Rolling deadline second Thursday in Feb. annually.

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices—National Science Foundation 18-1517. Rolling deadline of Nov. 1 annually.

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks—National Science Foundation 18-7607. Rolling deadline of Nov. 1 annually. 

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry—National Science Foundation 15-559

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics—National Science Foundation 15-560

Geotechnical Engineering and Materials—National Science Foundation 16-1636.  

Hydrologic Sciences—National Science Foundation 15-558

Innovation Corps - Nodes Program—National Science Foundation 17-533. Rolling deadline for letter of intent second Thursday in Feb. annually.

International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award—National Institute of Health 16-081. Rolling deadlines for letter of intent by Apr. 18 annually.

Mathematics Travel Grants for Women—Association for Women in Mathematics. Rolling deadlines for various grants.

Mathers Foundation—mission to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures  (MOMS)—National Science Foundation17-1630. Rolling deadlines of Jan. 24 and Sept. 15 annually.

Plant Genome Research Program—National Science Foundation 16-614

Professional Formation of Engineers: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation—National Science Foundation 17-517. Rolling deadline of  last Thursday in February annually.

Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education—National Science Foundation 18-510. Rolling deadline in January annually. Current deadline Jan. 30, 2018.

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research—Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences—National Science Foundation 18-517. Rolling deadline Feb. 25 annually.  

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology—National Science Foundation 17-536.

Smart and Connected Health—National Science Foundation. Rolling deadline  Dec. 11 annually. 

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-434. Rolling deadlines of Feb. 5, June 5, Oct. 5 annually. An integrative research plan based on collaborations of synthetic biologists with computational scientists, cell biologists, engineers, and/or physician scientists is strongly recommended. Early Stage Investigators in Synthetic Biology are especially encouraged to apply. 

Targeted Grants in Mathematics & Physical Sciences—Simons Foundation

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure—National Science Foundation 18-516. Rolling deadline in Jan.-Feb. annually. Current deadline Feb. 14, 2018.  

Young Investigator Research Program—The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

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