External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity


NIH Communication and Decision Making for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01)

January 21

NIH Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Research Experiences (R25)  

January 25

NIH Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01) 

February 5

NIH Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01) 

February 5

NIH NCI Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Geospatial Approaches in Cancer Control and Population Sciences

February 5

NIH Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Extracellular Vesicle-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01) 

February 5

NIH Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Self-Management of Chronic Pain  The purpose of the Funding Opportunity announcement is to encourage grant applications from the scientific community on applying a biopsychosocial perspective to self-management of chronic pain.

  • R01  Deadline:  February 5
  • R21 Deadline:  February 16



NIH Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01)  

February 13

NIH Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R21)  

February 16

NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative and Revision Supplements to Expand Vaping Research and Understand EVALI

February 28

NIH Research on biopsychosocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, wellbeing, illness, and recovery (R01)  

March 17

NIH Integrative Research on Polysubstance Abuse and Disorder (R61/R33)

March 17

Funding Opportunity


NSF Biophotonics


NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)  


DOE-JGI CSP New Investigator 


NSF Big Ideas updates


Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Amount: No set limits, no more than 5% overhead considered 


For more information about the application process, please visit this link.

Please contact Jennifer Perkins (jlperkins@prf.org), Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for:

  • Background information about this foundation
  • Purdue University researchers who have experience with this foundation
  • Proposal development and/or review of application

December 31, 2019


2020 External Research Grant Program - Request for Applications


The Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center announces the Basser External Research Grant Program, which focuses on projects that have the potential to advance the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Research grant applications in basic science, prevention, early detection, or targeted therapeutics and relevant to the study of BRCA1/2 will be considered. Submission by early stage investigators is encouraged. Grants that demonstrate a potential for translation into clinical practice will be prioritized for funding. This funding mechanism is not intended for Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Full RFA, instructions, application forms, and link to submission portal are here: https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/cancer-research/for-researchers/investigators-only/funding-opportunities


LOI; December 12, 2019