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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US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture Now Open

Please be advised that the 2017 US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture is now open for applications as the National Institute for Food and Agriculture in the USA have recentlylaunched the research programme of interest to the US-Ireland Call; the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) 2017 Foundation Competitive Grant Programme.

The following three priority areas included in the AFRI 2017 Foundation Competitive Grant Programme Request for Applications are in scope for the 2017 US-Ireland Call:

  • Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems (application deadline June 14, 2017)
  • Animal nutrition, growth, and lactation (application deadline May 18, 2017)
  • Animal health and disease (application deadline May 18, 2017)

For more detailed information on the 2017 US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture please see the following information posted to the DAFM website:


The Hartwell Foundation – Individual Biomedical Research Award

The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award provides support for early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources and that should benefit children.

The award amount is $100,000 per year for three years.  The Foundation will only consider proposals in biomedical research. The foundation will not consider for example, research in public health, epidemiology, social science, psychology, ecology, environmental impacts, anthropology, or botany.

This is an internal competition as UC Davis is allowed to submit three applications. The internal deadline for submission is June 13, 2017.

Please contact Traci Galbaugh for more information at tlgalbaugh@ucdavis.edu.

For more information, please visit http://www.thehartwellfoundation.org/Individual_Biomedical_Research_Awards.shtml

NIH – NIAID Funding Opportunity

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: