Funding Opportunties

Week of June 21, 2017

Faculty Research Opportunities


SPH Expert Database – Several people still need to complete our Experts Database survey.  The purpose of the database is to foster collaboration both internally and externally. In the future, this will become a part of our website. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete the survey (link below) to let us know about your research interests: 
If you aren’t sure if you’ve completed the survey, we can let you know. Email Erica or Susan for more information.

Faculty Research Opportunities

Non-Healing Ulcerative Wounds in Aging (R01) - This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that propose basic, clinical, or translational research on non-healing ulcerative wounds and their consequences in aging and in older persons. Applications are encouraged which focus on the 1) biology, etiology and pathophysiology of non-healing ulcerative wounds in animal models and/or older adults; 2) translation of basic/clinical research into clinical practice and health decision-making; 3) diagnosis, prevention, management and clinical outcomes of non-healing wounds in older adults. Research supported by this initiative should enhance knowledge of non-healing wounds and their consequences in older adults and provide evidence-based guidance in the diagnosis, evaluation, and/or treatment of non-healing wounds in older persons. Companion Funding Opportunity PA-16-231, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply.

NIDA Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians (R25) - The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIDA R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This FOA is intended to support research education activities that enhance the knowledge of substance abuse and addiction research. The program is intended for those in clinically focused careers and/or those training for careers as clinicians/service providers, clinical researchers or optimally a combination of the two. This mechanism may not be used for support of non-research-related clinical training. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences. Application Due Date: July 21, 2017;July 20, 2018.

DoD Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) - Qualitative Research Award - The intent of the Qualitative Research Award is to support qualitative research studies that will help researchers and clinicians better understand the experiences of individuals with SCI and thereby identify the most effective path(s) for adjusting to disability and/or improving overall quality of life, health, and functional status after SCI. This mechanism is specifically focused on military and Veteran populations in the years after SCI, examining the issues, barriers, and promoters of success for Service members during the transition from initial injury and acute care through rehabilitation and community reintegration; therefore, collaboration with military and VA researchers and clinicians is encouraged. Factors that may affect the rehabilitation and reintegration of spinal cord-injured Service members include, but are not limited to, age, gender, ethnicity, family members/caregivers, psychological health, severity of injury, type of medical care (e.g., civilian, VA, or military facility), and co-morbid conditions. A key feature of the QRA is the inclusion of military and/or Veteran populations in the years after SCI. Applicants should clearly describe how their study design, including recruitment strategies and access to appropriate populations, as applicable, will enable them to meet this intent. Application Due Date: November 29, 2017.

The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R01)  - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of diverse population groups and thereby improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. Priority is placed on understudied populations with distinctive health risk profiles. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed. Companion Funding Opportunities Include: PA-15-262, R03 Small Grant Program, PA-15-263, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant and PA-15-260, R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA). Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Look Beneath the Surface Regional Anti-Trafficking Program - The Administration for Children in Families (ACF), Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is announcing funds for the Look Beneath the Surface Regional Anti-Trafficking (LBS) Program. The LBS Program will serve as a focal point in targeted geographic areas and focus on the identification and referral of foreign and/or domestic victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Victim identification activities under the LBS Program include direct outreach to victims, anti-trafficking training and outreach to local professionals and organizations or entities that may encounter victims of trafficking, active participation in a strong multidisciplinary anti-trafficking coalition or task force, and strategic public awareness activities. Application Due Date: July 19, 2017.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program – The NSF CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education. Application Due Date (for applications to the Directorate Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences): July 21, 2017, July 20, 2018, and July 19, 2019.

Exploratory Grants in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research (R21) - This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for research on cancer epidemiology, genomics, and risk assessment. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote the early and conceptual stages of research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance cancer research, such as improving epidemiologic study data collection; validating measurement of exposures in body fluids and tissues; applying epigenetic or metabolomic approaches to cancer epidemiology research; developing and applying novel strategies for discovery of risk variants for rare cancers; understanding the population genetic architecture of cancer in understudied populations; or validating methods to extract, collect, and synthesize clinical data via electronic medical records for use in observational studies of cancer patients and survivors. This FOA will utilize the exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) mechanism to foster cancer etiology and epidemiology research.  While these studies may involve considerable risk, they may also lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, and to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (epidemiologic, biomedical, behavioral, or clinical). Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Understanding and Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care:  Strategies and Interventions (R18) - Despite the growing interest and rapid pace of recent achievements, not much is known with a high degree of confidence about the strategies and interventions that might reduce diagnostic failures and patient harms or enhance the resilience and safety of diagnostic work. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from research institutions and their investigators to conduct Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) to evaluate strategies and interventions for reducing diagnostic failures and patient harms, including approaches that enable organizations, providers and patients to better anticipate emerging diagnostic risk before failure and harm occurs. Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25) - The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) R25 program is to foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach activities for Health Professionals. Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply.

Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program - These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. Application Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are Due By September 29, 2017.

Roadmaps to Human Biology-Based Disease Research Grants - To support strategic scientific dialogue around the concept of extending the vision of "21st century toxicology" to the wider biosciences, Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are offering grants of up to $10,000 (USD) in funding to support the development and open-access publication of in-depth, independent review articles in discrete areas of human disease/biomedicine by health scientists with relevant expertise. Application Due Date: June 30, 2017.