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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Cayman Chemical CaBRI Undergraduate Research Grant

Do you know an undergraduate student who could use funding for an independent project?

Through the Cayman Biomedical Research Institute (CaBRI), we are offering grants to help undergraduate students fund a research project in their major field of study. Qualified applicants will be offered grants ranging from $2,500-$5,000.

The research supported by the award should pertain to a relevant field of biological sciences with a goal toward solving problems associated with unmet biomedical needs. Funds are to be used solely for research performed by or travel for the undergraduate student.

Both the undergraduate student and the Principle Investigator of the host research lab must submit joint applications for the grant before September 21, 2017. Funds will be made available to the winning candidates at the beginning of the fall quarter/semester of study.

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Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

The BYI Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the life sciences.

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project. Last year, the awards went to the investigators from University of New Mexico, Cornell University, University of Washington, Montana State University, University of California Los Angeles, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, etc.  

The deadline for LOI is 2 weeks away!  The details can be perused at: Beckman Young Investigators Grants

The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) - Call for Applications for the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program

The NIH-funded CTSC supports highly qualified junior faculty to conduct mentored, multidisciplinary, patient-oriented clinical research. Clinical research is defined as (a) patient oriented research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin) that includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and/or development of new technologies; (b) epidemiologic and behavioral studies; (c) health services and outcomes research. The period of support is for 2 years but may extend for up to 3 years.

The goal of the program is to accelerate the career development of promising junior faculty, promoting their development as independent clinical multidisciplinary research investigators. The program will provide selected scholars with a salary up to $110,000 plus benefits (up to $145,090 in salary and benefits combined), as well as $25,000 for travel and research expenses each year. Travel to the annual CTSA Translational Science meeting is mandatory in both years, and submission of an abstract is required for reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab

The purpose of the BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab is to recognize individual researchers and/or a team of researchers for significant achievements originating from work performed through a United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Feed the Future Innovation Lab.

Two awards will be given annually: one for an individual researcher or a team of researchers and one for a student researcher. Nominations are due September 8th, 2017.

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Research Grants Available Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is pleased to partner with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology.  On July 15, we will begin accepting applications for two types of grants:

Veterinary Pharmacology proposals for up to $30,000

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic proposals for up to $15,000

This funding will support research into new or currently approved medications for combating diseases and conditions of companion and food animals as well as projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock.

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The application will be available from July 15 through September 15 on the AVMF website, AVMF.org.

CUGH is now accepting applications for Small Global Health Education Grants

The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on. 

CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). The deadline for the second round of grant proposals is August 20, 2017.

Areas of Interest for Grant Support Include but are not limited to:  (Larger grants must address one of the first three areas marked with an asterisk)

  • Strengthen educational programs in Low and Middle income countries*
  • Promote, develop and/or disseminate clinical and community case studies*
  • Special education-related events at the annual CUGH conference* 
  • Identify and aggregate good practices, useful courses, teaching material, reports, and guidelines in global health for open access sharing on CUGH's website
  • Sponsor the development of educational materials and/or programs on the impacts of population growth on health and development
  • Education-related projects and/or products, including program evaluation
  • Survey planning, data collection and data analysis
  • CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee activities and projects
  • Purchase of Information Technology (IT) technician time for specialized education-related work, e.g., developing interactive educational features, updating of educational resources on CUGH's website

Criteria for Grant Approval

  • Consistent with the mission of CUGH
  • Consistent with the objectives of the grant to promote and facilitate global health education, education products and the evaluation of GH education methods and programs
  • Project impact and efficiency is optimized
  • High quality proposal with potential for further development and contributions
  • The lead P.I. of a grant application must be a member of CUGH via university or individual affiliation
  • Grant funds shall not be used to pay or supplement salaries of the project leader. However, short-term NON-FACULTY staff support to implement CUGH Education Committee-approved projects involving data collection, analysis, etc., can be covered.
  • 70% of an approved grant will be disbursed at the start of the project and the balance will be disbursed on project completion and submission of a brief report of project accomplishments to the CUGH Secretariat 
Criteria for Evaluating Grants
  1. Proposal exemplifies educational goals of CUGH and the identified grant priorities (30)
  2. Clear description of project (10)
  3. Feasible methodology (10)
  4. Clear and realistic budget justification (15)
  5. Innovative proposal with potential to further global health education with high impact and efficiency (25)
  6. Plans for dissemination of project results and project sustainability/scalability (10)

***Institutional overhead costs are not allowable costs in these grants.

***Successful applicants will be responsible for any taxation associated with the grant.


How We “Role” Pipeline Program: Funding Opportunity

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce a funding opportunity for U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to participate in the nationwide launch of This Is How We “Role,” a pipeline program, supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program focuses on students in grades K-4 who are educationally disadvantaged due to socioeconomic status, race, or ethnicity, with the long-term goal of diversifying the veterinarian-scientist workforce. Five grants of $5,000 each will be awarded.

Applications are due on September 15, 2017.

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For additional information about the program, please visit: WeRoleLikeThis.org.  If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact: pvmengaged@purdue.edu.

Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) - Request for Proposals

The ILTI RFP 6 opened on Monday, July 3, 2017 and will remain open until Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6 PM, Pacific Time. The application and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be found at: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp.

Specific information about RFP 6 can be found at: http://www.ucop.edu/innovative-learning-technology-initiative/proposals/index.html. Additional information about ILTI is available here: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-affairs/innovative-learning-technology-initiative/index.html.

For proposal development support, please contact Marco Molinaro (mmolinaro@ucdavis.edu) or Kem Saichaie (kemsaiachaie@ucdavis.edu) in the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

FDA Announces Minor Use/Minor Species (MUMS) Grant – Applications Due August 11, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an open period for applications for grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species (major species are horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens). This is Funding Opportunity Announcement #RFA-FD-15-004. Applications must be submitted electronically by August 11, 2017, through www.grants.gov.

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Cancer Center Grant Opportunities 



  1. RFA-CA-17-027 Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (UM1)

Internal Deadline: August 1, 2017

Application Deadline: September 14, 2017

Grant direct cost: $3.6M/yr for 5 yrs


  1. 2018-2019 TRDRP Grant Award

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 21, 2017

Invited Application Deadline: September 25, 2017

Grant direct cost:

-High Impact Research Project Award: $250,000/yr for 3 yrs

-High Impact Pilot Research Award: $200,000/yr for 2 yrs

-New Investigator Award: $200,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: $60,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Predoctoral Research Fellowship Award: $30,000/yr for 3 yrs

-Student Research Supplement Award: $20,000/yr for 1 yr

-Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award: $200,000/yr for 2 yrs

-Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement: $20,000/yr for 2 yrs

-Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award: $250,000/yr for 3 yrs


Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research:

  1. Medical Research Award

Invited Application Deadline: August 18, 2017

Grant direct cost: $75,000/yr for 3 yrs

Eligibility: Junior Investigators studying blood cancers

If interested, please contact the UCDCCC Director as soon as possible for a nomination letter that is required for the application submission.


  1. Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)

Internal Deadline:  July 24, 2017

Application Deadline: August 25, 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline: August 21, 2017

Grant direct cost: $30,000 - $60,000 for 1 yr

 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation:

  1. Cancer Research Grants

Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

Grant direct cost: $100,000 - $212,000 for 1 yr


  1. Ovarian Cancer Research Grant

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Grant direct cost: $50,000 for 1 yr

Please contact the Cancer Center Contracts and Grants Administration team at hs-cancer.research@ucdavis.edu  for help with the grant application process.

Winn Feline Foundation – Calls for Proposals

Since its inception, Winn Feline Foundation has awarded over $5.75 million in grants for scientific studies, encouraging veterinarians and researchers to focus attention on the health needs of cats.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed the Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), encompassing prospective veterinary clinical studies in a variety of species and disciplines. The database: www.avma.org/FindVetStudies

For more information on current funding opportunities, please visit the Winn Feline Foundation’s website at http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/grants/grant-process

Call for applications – Cancer Immunology Pilot Funding for Investigators in Oncology

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications that will further advance knowledge on the mechanisms driving anti-cancer immunity, including but not limited to work on tumor antigens, immune biomarkers and the tumor immune microenvironment which may have future translational value. 

We are offering two $40k pilot grants comprised of $30k from the Cancer Center plus $10k matching funds from the Principal Investigator’s department that must be spent within 1 year.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure matching funds prior to submission.  Proposed projects that include intra- and/or inter-programmatic interactions are strongly encouraged.

Key Information:

  •  Submission due date:     July 28, 2017
  •  Project start date:           September 1, 2017
  •  Budget:                          $40,000
  • Time period:                   September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
  • Application instructions:     See attached document for instructions
  • Submission instructions:     Email your proposal (pdf) to hs-cancer.research@ucdavis.edu
  • Eligibility:                       UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center members

Please see the attached document for application instructions and templates.

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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NIH – NIAID Funding Opportunity

PA-17-307, Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)

PA-17-306, Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21)

PA-17-302, PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])

PA-17-303, PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])

PA-17-305, Imaging the Persistent HIV Reservoir (R01)

PA-17-306, Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21) 

PA-17-307, Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)

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

PAR-17-332, Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03)

PAR-17-333, Exploratory/Developmental Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R21)

PAR-17-438, Assay Development and Screening for Discovery of Chemical Probes or Therapeutic Agents (R01)