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In the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship, over 250 professionals guide faculty, staff, and learners through the entire Research Lifecycle, from project conception and grant submission to sharing results with the world and creating commercial opportunities.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship gathers upcoming funding opportunities into a once-weekly email distributed each Wednesday. To promote a funding opportuntity in the newsletter, email Melissa Peerless for foundation opportunities or Eva Olivares for other categories of funding opportunities.

Notice of Proposal Eligibility

Note that when a proposal is selected for funding, the sponsor will provide their terms and conditions to the University to review, negotiate and accept. Sponsors do not negotiate terms before the award is issued and the terms are often not publicly available. The Office of Research Administration works hard to ensure the terms are agreeable to the sponsor and acceptable to UM.



February 28, 2023 by 5PM

U-LINK Resilience One-Time Competing Renewal Call

The purpose of this call is to provide a one-time supplemental support to U-LINK Resilience teams for their previously funded projects. This competing renewal funding will be provided to those teams reviewed to have the highest potential for success based on the quality of the scholarship being pursued as well as the emergence of evidence for team success in generating outcomes and activities. Funding must result in the development and submission of a substantial collaborative external grant proposal.

Eligibility and Funding Priorities:

  • Previously funded U-LINK Resilience teams
  • Previously funded U-LINK Resilience projects (new projects are not eligible)
  • Teams should consist of faculty representing at least two diverse disciplines
  • Scope of project must align with previously funded U-LINK Resilience project

Award Amount and Funding Duration: We will fund up to 4 projects covering up to $100K in eligible expenses per project. The end date of the award is May 31, 2024. To maximize the number of projects supported by this initiative, we encourage applicants to request no more than the amount required to complete their proposed work. For specific budget guidelines, please see the Budget Guidelines document.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Salary support for involved faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and other trainees
  • Purchase of supplies and other direct research costs, such as travel*, creative materials, access to archives, data collection, participant or stakeholder incentives, software, web designers, and rent for performance space
  • Utilization of University-based cores and other support services
  • Development of educational materials
  • External research/scholarship support services (with justification)

Please see RFA for additional information or visit

Proposals should be submitted via InfoReady:

For questions related to this funding opportunity, please contact Eva Olivares at


January 31, 2023 by 5PM

UM Arts & Humanities Fellowship

The UM Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities was established to support faculty in the Arts and Humanities, with the goal of elevating both individual faculty careers and UM’s scholarly reputation. The UM Fellowship in the Arts & Humanities is intended to provide support for the startup of new projects as well as for advancement of existing projects.


  • Regular, Research, and Educator faculty in the Arts or Humanities are eligible to apply. Associated faculty are not eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • Lecturers and Senior Lecturers may apply. However, priority will be given to regular faculty. Outstanding proposals by lecturers / senior lecturers due to extraordinary merits will be considered, depending on availability of funds.
  • The University of Miami (UM) Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, Foreign Influence, and Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy requires that all Investigators complete annual training and disclose their interests to UM through the UDisclose System. Proposals will not be considered for funding until all team members have completed the training and disclosed their outside interests. At the time of award, all COI concerns must be resolved prior to the disbursement of funds. For more information, contact the Office of Disclosures & Scholarly Activities Management (DSAM; or see the UDisclose system instructions on the OVPRS website.


  • Joint applications are permitted.
  • Faculty in any category with twelve-month appointments may not use award funds for salary support (see Faculty Manual). Direct costs are permitted.
  • Faculty who applied for and/or received other University of Miami internal awards MUST disclose this information where appropriate within the application form. Should funding be awarded, the amount may be adjusted for the other internal award, if it relates to the same scope of work.
  • Faculty who are awarded an Arts & Humanities Fellowship award cannot hold a PRA internal award concurrently.
  • Applicants to the 2023 Provost’s Research Award (PRA) competition may apply if they were notified that they did not receive a 2023 PRA.
  • If traveling, UM Arts & Humanities Fellowship recipients must comply with the University of Miami travel guidelines,

Please see RFA for additional information. 

Proposals should be submitted via InfoReady:

For questions related to this funding opportunity, please contact Eva Olivares at


Limited Submissions

Limited Submission Competitions are external solicitations that limit the number of proposals an institution may submit. Anyone wishing to apply to a limited submission award (one which limits the applications that can be received from each institution) must coordinate with Eva Olivares in Research Development & Evaluation.

January 31, 2023 by 5PM


Program Announcement:

Purpose: The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture. Within the scope of the New Innovator Program, investigators will have the freedom to explore new avenues of inquiry that arise during their research. Therefore, FFAR is interested in the program of research to be explored and its impact as opposed to a list of very specific aims.

Eligibility: Faculty members at eligible institutions with the creative ideas, skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research program as Principal Investigator are invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support.

  • The nominated faculty member must have been hired on or after August 1, 2019 for a tenure-track or equivalent position and may work in any discipline or any department within the institution.
  • Preference will be given to individuals near the onset of their independent research career and who are within eight (8) years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
  • Individuals with significant research experience prior to obtaining their faculty position will not be considered for this award.

Please note, Faculty from the department of Biology have taken the lead on this application.

View Competition

January 25, 2023 by 5PM

Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Program Announcement:

Purpose: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities (described below):

  • Research Experiences for participating junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds to enhance their research skills, experiences, and knowledge base relative to HLBS scientific areas and cross-cutting methodological approaches. This can include transitioning postdoctoral scientists who have received a formal full-time faculty appointment letter in hand and will have completed their postdoctoral appointment by the time the Summer Institute program to which they are recruited is convened.
  • Mentoring Activities by senior faculty, established researchers, and experienced mentors that include dedicated efforts to provide technical expertise, career advice, insight, and professional skills development opportunities to participating junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds so that they can work with their institutions to compete for NIH grantss successfully.

Eligibility: This FOA specifically invites applications from senior faculty, established researchers, and experienced mentors to direct the SIs of the PRIDE program and to provide research education and mentorship experiences for junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (see, e.g., NOT-OD-20-031. The PD(s)/PI(s) should be an established investigator(s) in the HLBS scientific area to which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the PRIDE research education program, or of providing evidence of a team that has these capabilities.

Please note, Faculty from the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have taken the lead on this application.

View Competition


Foundation & Corporate Grants

Please contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations if you would like to pursue any of the following corporate or foundation funding opportunities. The team can provide assistance with writing, editing, institutional information, and application submission.

Deadline: Rolling

Glenn W. Bailey Foundation Grant Program

The Glenn W. Bailey Foundation aims to foster pathways to success in globally competitive STEM careers for students in the United States by supporting projects which encourage, enhance and advance STEM education in the United States; and promoting projects which provide career opportunities for individuals with STEM education backgrounds.

Specifically, the Foundation seeks to fund projects and programs that give students and educators more resources for developing and participating in STEM-based, hands-on learning.

Programs supporting students in preschool through high school, or collegiate or vocational studies is eligible.

A key focus area for the foundation is: innovative environmental projects/ideas that benefit Florida’s unique ecosystem.

This includes initiatives aimed at restoring the Everglades and Florida’s coral reefs, beach-plastic remediation, ocean and/or Everglades education programs for K-12 students, and wildlife habitat education and/or restoration.

  • Grant Amount: $25,000 to $75,000 over one year
  • Deadline: Rolling

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the Glenn W. Bailey Foundation, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at


Government Funding Opportunities

February 20, 2023 by 5PM

Team Science Leadership Scholars Program (LSP) in Women’s Health, Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases

Please see the below announcement for a funding opportunity from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).

In a September 2022 Director’s Letter, NIAMS and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) announced a pilot program to support and train research scholars by helping them acquire and hone team science leadership and mentoring skills. The Team Science Leadership Scholars Program (LSP) in Women’s Health, Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases is now accepting applications. The LSP is funded by ORWH and embedded within the Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM) program. This joint initiative aligns NIAMS’ goal of supporting team science and collaboration with ORWH’s vision of preparing leaders in women’s health research. 

Please refer to the funding opportunity announcement from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for further information and instructions on how to apply.

Deadline: February 20, 2023, 5:00 PM ET  

January 9, 2023 to February 19, 2023

2023 MHSRS Call for Abstracts

The 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Call for Abstracts opens 9 January 2023 and closes 19 February 2023. We WILL NOT accept abstract submissions after 19 February, so please plan accordingly.

The MHSRS is the Department of Defense's premier scientific meeting. It provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, DoD scientists, academia, and industry to meet and exchange information on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter.

Go to the MHSRS website ( to review the titles and descriptions of the 2023 scientific breakout sessions, to submit an abstract, and to access Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Call for Abstracts process.

The MHSRS website is a password enabled site.

(1) DHA CAC Users: Signing in with a CAC is the most secure/desirable method since it uses two-factor authentication.

Go to:  (Click 'Sign In with CAC'). If you have trouble accessing with your CAC, please register for a member account.

(2) All Others must have a username and password to access the site and to submit an abstract. If you have forgotten your previously issued username and password, email: for assistance. DO NOT re-register. If you have never registered on the MHSRS website (new abstract submitter), go to  , to register for a new member account and receive username and password.

 The 2023 MHSRS to be an in-person meeting. Meeting approval and the date and location are pending. This information will be posted on the MHSRS website and communicated via a mass e-mail to those registered on the MHSRS website when it is available.

Supplement Available

NIGMS Diversity Supplements to Support Master's Degree Students

NIGMS is accepting diversity supplement applications to support master's degree students who are planning to apply to Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. programs. This opportunity is part of the Diversity Supplements Program, which facilitates the recruitment and training of promising scientists from diverse backgrounds (including invidividuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce).  The broader goal of the program is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research enterprise.  

As noted in the diversity supplements funding announcement (PAR-21-071), eligible candidates must be United States citizens or permanent residents. The proposed research experience must be within the scope of the PD’s/PI’s active NIGMS research grant, and the focus of the application should be on advancing the candidate’s research career.

PIs with eligible candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss potential diversity supplement requests with the program officer of their grant before applying. We also encourage all potential applicants to contact us to discuss the proposed training and career development plan and supplement application process before preparing an application. Read more>>

March 23, 2023 by 11:59PM (Pre-applications due: January 5, 2023 by 5PM)

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program for FY 2023

Program Announcement: Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2023 

  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting proposals for the 2023 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities
  • To be eligible for the program, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory or Office of Science user facility
  • To address special circumstances and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Science is extending the eligibility window for this competition from 10 to 12 years for all applicants
  • Awards to an institution of higher education will be approximately $875,000 over five years and awards to a DOE national laboratory average around $2,500,000 over five years
  • The funding level for institutions of higher education has been raised to encourage these institutions to increase graduate student stipends
  • Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET
  • Applications will be due on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET
  • Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal proposal may submit full proposals

A webinar on this opportunity will be held on November 30th at 3pm ET. Please register here:

Link to FOA:

January 27, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time)

Preparing Supplemental Funding Requests in and Upcoming FastLane Proposal Decommissioning Deadlines

We are pleased to announce that supplemental funding requests including Career-Life Balance requests can now be prepared in Supplemental funding requests can be submitted in regardless of the system used (, FastLane, or for proposal submission. FastLane supplemental funding request functionality will remain available in parallel for the preparation and submission of new requests until January 27, 2023.

In addition, the last two proposal types for the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) will be enabled in for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 competitions. With all proposal and submission types soon fully supported in, the system will be ready for the transition from FastLane for the preparation and submission of all new proposals in late January 2023, when the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) is effective. The last day to submit new proposals in FastLane is January 27, 2023.

Please see the table of important FastLane transition deadlines below. Additional information will be forthcoming on the transition of other FastLane functionality and a FastLane Decommissioning webpage is being developed.

Important FastLane Proposal Preparation and Supplemental Funding Request Transition Deadlines

Action Deadline

Last day to submit new proposals in FastLane

*Note that FastLane remains a submission option for only 9% of current funding opportunities as of October 24.
Friday, January 27, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time)
Last day to submit new supplemental funding requests in FastLane Friday, January 27, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time)   
Last day to submit proposal file updates/budget revisions in FastLane Friday, September 29, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time)


New Supplemental Funding Request Functionality

  • The Supplemental Funding Request System has many features to help reduce administrative burden, including:
    • Intuitive and dynamic interfaces which provide only relevant preparation options;
    • Inline help features;
    • Fast document uploads and immediate feedback within each section; and
    • Automated compliance checks with specific, actionable warning and error messages.
  • The new Supplemental Funding Request Demo Site can be used to explore preparing supplemental requests and to check the compliance of uploaded documents.
  • The supplemental funding request functionality and demo site are accessible from new links within the Awards & Reporting tile on the My Desktop page after signing in to
  • Topic-specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and demo site guidance are posted on the new About Supplemental Funding Request Preparation and Submission
  • Please refer to PAPPG Chapter VI.E.5. for supplemental funding request policy guidance.

New SBIR and STTR Proposal Types

  • Proposers will prepare and submit SBIR and STTR Phase I and Phase II proposals in for the FY 2023 competitions.
  • SBIR and STTR proposal types will be available to try out on the gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site (you will be prompted to sign in to if you are not already signed in) after the SBIR and STTR program solicitations for the FY 2023 competitions are published. Proposal and Supplemental Funding Request Feedback

NSF wants your feedback on the proposal preparation and submission functionality, as well as on the new supplemental funding request enhancements. Your input helps NSF to ensure the systems and demo site features are working as intended and to identify areas of improvement. Feedback may be submitted on the Feedback page. Submitted feedback is reviewed on an ongoing basis by NSF's Business Office. 

Questions? If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via email to Policy-related questions should be directed to

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for the Week

  • Funding Notices for the Week. Investigators interested in submitting a proposal to a limited submission grant, award, or fellowship program (one that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an institution), should immediately contact Eva Olivares in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research + Scholarship. 
  • Updated Requirements for NIH Notification of Removal or Disciplinary Action Involving Program Directors/Princial Investigators or other Senior/Key Personnel. Section 239 now requires that, “[t]he Director of the National Institutes of Health shall hereafter require institutions that receive funds through a grant or cooperative agreement during fiscal year 2022 and in future years to notify the Director when individuals identified as a principal investigator or as key personnel in an NIH notice of award are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation, or hostile working conditions.” Therefore, effective 60 days from the publication of this Notice, NIH recipient institutions are required to notify NIH when individuals identified as PD/PI or other Senior/Key personnel in an NIH notice of award are removed from their position or are otherwise disciplined by the recipient institution due to concerns about harassment, bullying, retaliation or hostile working conditions. Notification must be provided by the Authorized Organization Representative within 30 days of the removal or disciplinary action and must be submitted to NIH through a dedicated web form.
  • NIH NIAID Technology Transfer Fellowship ProgramFellows will be mentored by professionals that work side-by-side with with world-renowned NIAID and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists and will be part of the team that helps transfer innovations from the lab to commercial products (including vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics) that benefit global public health.
  • NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. Dec 2021) This update is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021. This update supersedes, in its entirety, the NIHGPS dated April 2021. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as standard terms and conditions of award for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2021. This update incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated April 2021.
  • Childcare Funding Available for Pre/Post Docs Full-time appointed predoctoral and postdoctoral NIH-NRSA supported trainees are eligible to  receive $2,500 per budget period for childcare costs provided by a  licensed childcare provider. For households where both parents are eligible full-time predoctoral or postdoctoral NRSA trainees, each parent is eligible to receive $2,500.
  • Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements This Notice provides information regarding the salary limitation for NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards. Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY). At this time, NIH has not received an FY 2022 appropriation and is operating under a Continuing Resolution, the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022" (Public Law 117-70), that applies the terms and conditions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
  • Notice for the NIGMS Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will host an informational webinar series for faculty and sponsored programs/research development personnel from institutions building research and research training capacity. During the webinars, suggestions will be shared for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. Attendees will learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing a grant application, and seeking appropriate feedback. Registration is required to attend.