Life Sciences Funding Opportunities

    Last updated: 10/19/18. For additional funding resources, please see available funding on the EVPRP website


    Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

    Funding Opportunity

    Award Amount

    Deadline

    Limited Submission:  NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (Preproposal - EVPRP)

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    October 22, 2018

    Limited Submission:  Brain Research Foundation 2019 Fay/Frank Seed Grant (Preproposal - EVPRP)

    $160,000

    October 22, 2018

    Limited Submission:  NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) (Preproposal - EVPRP)

    $400,000

    November 5, 2018

    Limited Submission:  Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (Preproposal - EVPRP)

    $75,000

    November 5, 2018

    NIH Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications R01 and R21

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    November 26, 2018

    NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (EFRI-2019) (LOI)

    $30,000,000

    November 29, 2018

    CART Fund Alzheimer’s Research (LOI)

    $250,000

    December 3, 2019

    NSF Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (LOI)

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    December 21, 2018

    NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (EFRI-2019) (Preproposal)

    $30,000,000

    January 7, 2018

    NSF Joint DMS/NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research (DMS/NLM)

    $600,000 - $900,000

    January 16, 2019

    NIH Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Self-Management of Chronic Pain R01

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Clarifying the Relationship between Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias R01

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH New Onset Depressive Symptoms in Acute Illness R01

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Biobehavioral Basis of Chronic Pain R01

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions R01

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Clarifying the Relationship between Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias R21/R33

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    February 16, 2019

    NIH Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Self-Management of Chronic Pain R21

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    February 16, 2019

    NIH New Onset Depressive Symptoms in Acute Illness R21

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    February 16, 2019

    NIH Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions R21  

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    February 16, 2019

    NIH Biobehavioral Basis of Chronic Pain R21

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    February 16, 2019

    CART Fund Alzheimer’s Research (Full Application)

    $250,000

    February 22, 2019

    NSF Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (Full Proposal)

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    February 28, 2019

    Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease

    Funding Opportunity

    Award Amount

    Deadline

    NIH Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promoter Implementation Science (R01) and Dissemination and Implementation Studies (R18)

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    Calendar Year

    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

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    On-going

    NIH-NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement

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    Immune Epitope and Analysis Resource Program

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    Trophoblast Differentiation and Function (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

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    ORAU Higher Education Research Experiences for Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Varies

    On-going

    NSF Alan T. Waterman Award 

    $1,000,000

    October 22, 2018

    NSF 2026 Idea Machine 

    $26,000

    October 26, 2018

    NIH Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34)

    Varies

    November 1, 2018

    Limited Submission - ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

    $5000

    November 5, 2018

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration 

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    November 14, 2018

    NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) 

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    November 21, 2018

    NIH Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R01)

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    November 27, 2018

    NIH Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R21)

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    November 27, 2018

    Purdue Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI) and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)  Women's Health Research Pilot Grant

    $30,000 for two awards

    November 30, 2018

    HHS-FDA Natural History Studies Addressing Unmet Needs of Rare Diseases: Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01) 

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    January 10, 2019

    NIH Characterization of Mycobacterial Induced Immunity in HIV-infected and Uninfected Individuals (R01)

     

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    January 11, 2019

    NIH Characterization of Mycobacterial Induced Immunity in HIV-infected and Uninfected Individuals (R21)

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    January 14, 2019

    Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

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    January 29, 2019

    Instrument Capacity for Biological Research (ICBR)

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    January 29, 2019

    Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (IIBR) 

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    January 29, 2019

    NIH Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing
    U01 
    R21

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    February 1, 2019
    February 16, 2019

    NIH Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)
    R01 
     R18 

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    February 5, 2019
    January 25, 2019

    NIH Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01) 

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    February 11, 2019

    NIH Genomics of HIV/AIDS Drug Response and Co-Morbidities (R01)

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    May 7, 2019

    NIH Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18)

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    July 12, 2019

    HHS Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) BAA

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    October 31, 2019

    DOD-CDMRP BAA for Extramural Biomedical Research and Development 

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    On-going through July 31, 2023

    Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

    Funding Opportunity

    Award Amount

    Deadline

    Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) Collaboration

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    Rolling

    Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Prize

    2,000,000

    Rolling

    NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Studies (U01)  

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    October 29, 2018

    NIH Pilot Projects Investigating Understudied G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Ion Channels, and Protein Kinases (R03)   

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    October 26, 2018

    Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R21)

    $275,000

    October 27, 2018

    Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Device Development for Mental Health Applications (R01)

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    October 27, 2018

    NIH Innovative Adaptations to Simplify Existing Technologies for Manipulation and Analysis of Glycans (U01)  

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    October 29, 2018

    NIH Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (U01)  

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    October 29, 2018

    NIH Genomic Innovator Award (R35)

    $500,000

    October 30, 2018

    Cystic Fibrosis - Therapeutic Development Awards

    $1,200,000

    October 31, 2018

    NIH Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34)

    $300,000

    November 1, 2018

    NIH Elucidating the Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Peripheral Metabolism and Metabolic Disease through the Application of Novel Tools and Methodologies (RC2)

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    November 1, 2018

    NIH-NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)  

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    November 2, 2018

    Purdue University 2018-19 Laboratory and University Core Facility Research Equipment Program

    Equipment $100,000 - $1,000,000

    November 5, 2018

    Treat Frontotemporal Degeneration Fund

    $2,000,000

    November 9, 2018

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration

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    November 14, 2018

    NIH Novel Mechanism Research on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer's Dementia (R01)

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    November 19, 2018

    NIH Novel Mechanism Research on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer's Dementia  (R21)

    $275,000

    November 19,  2018

    Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R21)

    $275,000

    November 27, 2018

    Analytical and/or Clinical Validation of a Candidate Biomarker for Pain (R61/R33)

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    November 27, 2018

    Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R01)

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    November 27, 2018

    NIH Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment  (R01)

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    November 27, 2018

    NIH Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R21)

    $275,000

    November 27, 2018

    NIH Discovery of Biomarkers, Biomarker Signatures, and Endpoints for Pain (R61/R33)

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    November 27, 2018

    Drug Transport Across the Blood-Testis and Blood-Epididymal Barriers (R61/R33)

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    November 27, 2018

    NIH Sustained Release Innovation for HIV (SRI) (R61/R33)

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    November 30, 2018

    CART Fund Alzheimer’s Research  

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    LOI December 3, 2018

    NIH HIV Drug Resistance: Genotype-Phenotype-Outcome Correlations (R01)  

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    December 5, 2018

    NIH Modeling and Simulation to Optimize HIV Prevention Research (MS OPR) (R01)

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    December 13, 2018

    NSF Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell  

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    Preliminary Proposal
    December 28, 2018

    CNS-Targeted Drug Delivery Strategies for HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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    January 7, 2019

    NIH Characterization of Mycobacterial Induced Immunity in HIV-infected and Uninfected Individuals (R01)

    Varies

    January 11, 2019

    NIH Characterization of Mycobacterial Induced Immunity in HIV-infected and Uninfected Individuals (R21)

    $275,000

    January 14, 2019

    NIH Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)   (R18)

    Varies

    January 25, 2019

    NIH Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing  (U01)

    $300,000

    February 1, 2019

    NSF Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics  

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    February 1, 2019

    NIH Alzheimer Centers for Discovery of New Medicines (U54)

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    February 1, 2019

    NIH Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science   (R01)

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)(R01)

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Innovative Questions in Symptom Science and Genomics

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    February 5, 2019

    NIH Radiation Biodosimetry Assays and Devices (U01)  

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    February 11, 2019

    NIH Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01)  

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    February 11, 2019

    CREATE Bio Optimization Track for Biologics (U01)

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    February 13, 2019

    NIH Innovative Questions in Symptom Science and Genomics

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    February 16, 2019

    NIH Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science  (R21)

    $275,000

    February 16, 2019

    NIH Fc-Dependent Mechanisms of Antibody-Mediated Killing  (R21)

    $275,000

    February 16, 2019

    Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences  

    $250,000

    February 28, 2019

    NIH Gastrointestinal Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Pathogenesis (R01)

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    March 14, 2019

    NIH Genomics of HIV/AIDS Drug Response and Co-Morbidities (R01)

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    May 7, 2019

    Purdue Center for Cancer Research

    Funding Opportunity

    Deadline

    NIH Funding Opportunities

     

    NIH Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology 
           R01  Deadline:  October 5
           R21  Deadline:  October 16

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    NIH Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival 
           R01  Deadline:  October 5
           R21  Deadline:  October 16

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    NIH Advancing Extracellular RNA (exRNA) Communication Research: Towards Single Extracellular Vesicle (EV) Sorting, Isolation, and Analysis of Cargo (UG3/UH3) 

    October 23, 2018

    NIH Advancing Extracellular RNA (exRNA) Communication Research: Improved Isolation and Analysis of exRNA-Carrier Subclasses (UG3/UH3) 

    October 23, 2018

    NIH Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations. 

    • R01  Deadline:  October 24
    • R21  Deadline:  October 24

    October 24, 2018

    NIH Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support basic research examining how Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) aerosols affect normal and disease states relevant to human cells, tissues and organs.

    • R01  Deadline:  October 24
    • R21  Deadline:  October 24

    October 24, 2018

    NIH Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (U01) 

    October 29, 2018

    NIH Innovative Adaptations to Simplify Existing Technologies for Manipulation and Analysis of Glycans (U01) 

    October 29, 2018

    NIH-NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) 

    November 2, 2018

    NIH The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease  The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications from the scientific community to support outstanding research in the area of epitranscriptomics, i.e., the chemical modifications of RNA.  Evidence is accumulating that RNA modifications regulate the function of both coding and noncoding RNAs, suggesting that these modifications are involved in both development, and in health and disease.  Yet the extent and types of these RNA modifications as well as their roles in particular biological processes remain either poorly understood or not known.  The goal of the FOA is to promote research into the role of RNA chemical modifications in the initiation and progression of various developmental processes and disease states and conditions relevant to the scientific mission of the participating ICs.
             R01  Deadline:  November 7
             R21  Deadline:  November 7

    November 7, 2018

    NIH Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01)

    November 7, 2018

    NIH Oncology Co-Clinical Imaging Research Resources to Encourage Consensus on Quantitative Imaging Methods and Precision Medicine (U24) 

    November 19, 2018

    NIH Novel Mechanism Research on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer's Dementia  The goal of this FOA is to encourage applications for studies that will enhance knowledge of mechanisms associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (ADRD). The findings from such research are expected to advance mechanistic understanding of both biobehavioral and neurobiological pathways leading to NPS, and may provide insight into novel targets for interventions that might alleviate some burden associated with these symptoms or suggest strategies for prevention of the development of NPS as related to AD or ADRD.
    R01 
    R21 

    November 19, 2018

    NIH Discovery of Biomarkers, Biomarker Signatures, and Endpoints for Pain (R61/R33)   

    November 27, 2018

    NIH Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote the discovery and validation of novel therapeutic targets to facilitate the development of pain therapeutics.  Specifically, the focus of this FOA is on the basic science discovery of targets in the peripheral nervous system, central nervous system, immune system or other tissues in the body that can be used to develop treatments that have minimal side effects and little to no abuse/addiction liability.
    R01 
    R21  

    November 27, 2018

    NIH Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (PI-DDN)
            U01  Deadline: December 17
            U54 Deadline: December 17

    December 17, 2018

    NIH Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV 
          R01 
         R21 

    January 8, 2019

    NIH Approaches to Identify and Care for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01) 

    January 9, 2019

    NIH-NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50) 

    January 11, 2019

    NIH-NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50) 

    January 11, 2019

    NIH Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01) 

    February 11, 2019

    NIH Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Self-Management of Chronic PainThe 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. Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists in the project team are strongly encouraged.
    R01  Deadline:  February 5
    R21  Deadline:  February 16

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    NIH Biobehavioral Basis of Chronic Pain  The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage grant applications from the scientific community on the biobehavioral basis of chronic pain.  The focus encompasses the individual phenotype, genotype, and other omic-type assessments and the associated sensory and emotional components that underpin the individual’s chronic pain experience. Research relating biology and behavior is needed to better define the individual-specific burden of chronic pain and to better understand the mechanisms underlying differences in pain experiences among individuals afflicted with the same chronic illness.
    R01  Deadline:  February 5
    R21  Deadline:  February 16

     

    NIH Mechanisms of Disparities in Etiology and Outcomes of Lung Cancer in the U.S.: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors  This initiative will support exploratory and developmental multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying causal factors and mechanisms that result in lung cancer disparities in U.S. health disparity populations.
    R01  Deadline:  March 4
    R21  Deadline:  March 4

    March 4, 2018

    NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for Diversity Program Consortium Dissemination and Translation Awards (U01)

    July 1, 2020

    NIH Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of NIH research grants listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that 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. 

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    Other Cancer Funding Opportunities

    Funding Opportunity

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    CTSI Funding: Activity-Based Therapy (ABT)  Opportunity from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund to foster activity-based therapy programs for traumatic spinal cord injury persons and/or traumatic brain injury persons.
    Funding Available: Up to $150,000 for two years

    10/29/2018 

    NSF 2026 Idea Machine  NSF is looking for fresh ideas -- large in scope and different from what the foundation already does. These ideas should address compelling challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  NSF's goal is to select two to four winning entries from the Idea Machine. Winning entries will receive $26,000 and their authors will be honored at an event in Washington, D.C.

    October 26, 2018

    NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (EFRI-2019)  This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research.  NSF will consider proposals under two research areas:  1) Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering (CEE), and 2) Continuum, Compliant, and Configurable Soft Robotics Engineering (C3 SoRo).  EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. 

    Deadlines:  November 29 – LOI;

    January 7 – Preliminary proposal;

    April 25 – Full proposal

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is excited to open two grant opportunities to further your pancreatic cancer research. The 2019 Catalyst Grant, to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field, and the 2019 Translational Research Grant, designed to support translational research of novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer, are now accepting applications.

    2019 Catalyst Grant
    Application deadline: December 7, 2018

    2019 Translational Research Grant
    Application deadline: December 21, 2018

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    Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences  The Dreyfus Prize, awarded biennially, recognizes an individual for exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a certificate.  This year’s theme is Chemistry in Support of Human Health.  Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

    February 28, 2019

    NSF Biophotonics 

    On-going through August 15, 2019

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

    On-going

    NSF Big Ideas updates

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    DOD-CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)  

    Deadlines vary by program area

    DOD-CDMRP Lung Cancer

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    DOD-CDMRP Prostate Cancer 

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    DOD-CDMRP Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

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    DOD-CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program  The program includes several mechanisms including:  Discovery Award; Focused Program Award; Investigator-Initiated Research Award, and Technology/Therapeutic Development Award. 

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    The AACR is currently accepting applications for the following opportunities:
    Grants for mentored researchers in the areas of lung, ovarian, pediatric, and breast cancer research, lymphoma, myeloma, and all areas of clinical and translational cancer research
    A grant for tenure-eligible junior faculty focused on any area of cancer research
    A grant for established investigators in the field of neuroendocrine tumor research
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    Limited Submissions
    Purdue Internal Deadlines for Proposals
    Numerous new opportunities, follow link for details

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