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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.



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May 25, 2023 by 5PM

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends

Purpose: The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by:

  • Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
  • Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
  • Funding a wide range of individuals, including independent scholars, community college faculty, and non-teaching staff at universities

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Eligibility: Individuals who have completed their formal education and are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

Applicants holding tenured or tenure-track positions at institutions of higher education must be nominated by their institutions.

Applicants may submit only one application to the Summer Stipends program per year.

*Please see NOFO for additional Eligibility Information.

Budget and Project Period: The Summer Stipends program provides $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of performance of two consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2024 and as late as September 1, 2025 (for applications submitted for the 2023 deadline).

Proposals must be submitted via InfoReady:

June 1, 2023 by 5PM

NIH Directors Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)

Program Announcement:

Purpose: The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports rigorous and promising junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations, are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director's Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.

Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. See, Reminder: Notice of NIH's Encouragement of Applications Supporting Individuals from Underrepresented Ethnic and Racial Groups as well as Individuals with Disabilities, NOT-OD-22-019.

*Please see the RFA for additional details on Eligibility criteria.

Anticipated Number of Awards: The NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $5 million to support approximately 12-13 awards in FY 2024. The number of awards is contingent upon availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations and satisfactory progress.

Budget and Project Period: Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The project period is limited to five years.

Proposals must be submitted via InfoReady:

June 5, 2023 by 5PM

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Program Announcement:

Purpose: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is proud to support the nation’s arts sector with grant opportunities so that together we can help everyone live more artful lives. The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for the future.


  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations;
  • Units of state or local government; or
  • Federally recognized tribal communities or tribes.

Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the NEA’s goals.

*See guidelines for additional eligibility criteria.

Award Information: Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Project Period: Our support of a project (i.e., “Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project”) can begin no sooner than:

  • January 1, 2024 (for applicants at the February 9 deadline), or
  • June 1, 2024 (for applicants at the July 6 deadline).

Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.

Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for subgranting in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. Additional eligibility, documentation, and reporting requirements for subgranting applications are detailed in the Local Arts Agencies section of the guidelines.

*See guidelines for additional information.

Please note, FROST has taken the lead on this competition. 

Proposals must be submitted via InfoReady:


Internal Opportunities

Deadline: Rolling

University of Miami Libraries' U-LINK Research Sprints

Research Sprints offer University of Miami U-LINK Teams the opportunity to partner with a team of library experts on a component of their broader U-LINK project. Each Research Sprint will take place over the course of two days to address the U-LINK Team's project-based obstacle and deliver a tangible plan or outcome. Two U-LINK Teams will be offered Research Sprints in the 2022-23 Academic Year. An application submission is required.

What Exactly Are Research Sprints?
Research Sprints dedicate time for team-based problem solving and/or brainstorming. University of Miami Libraries’ Sprints aim to foster engaging and equitable collaborations that advance interdisciplinary research for the public good. Each member of the Sprint Team brings unique ideas, creativity, and expertise that are essential to building projects and connections during this period and beyond. We believe that the expertise of librarians and other specialists can enrich the goals and outcomes of interdisciplinary research.

How To Apply
To complete the application, please respond to the following prompts through the application questionnaire (also linked at the top of this page):

Want to know how Research Sprints might be able to help your project? Have questions before applying? Pre-application consultations are available. Contact us at

LOI Due: May 26, 2023 by 11:59PM; Full Applications Due (invited applicants only): July 24, 2023 by 11:59PM

Miami CTSI Pilot Project Awards

The Miami CTSI Pilot Program awards innovative, interdisciplinary, clinical translational science proposals that clearly align with the CTSI goals of improving the health of our community, addressing health disparities, and promoting health equity. These projects are expected to generate publications and data for external funding.

As many as four meritorious projects of up to $40,000 each (for direct costs only), will be funded for fiscal year 2024. Funding is prioritized for projects that directly relate to health disparities, or address challenges in health areas that disproportionately affect minority health and/or underserved populations.

Learn more and respond to the latest RFA.

Virtual Info Session – May 15 @ 5 PM – Register Here

LOI Due: May 24, 2023; Full Applications Due (by invitation only): July 12, 2023

Miami CTSI Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical & Translational Science (K12)

The Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science (K12) prepares and provides protected time to scholars for an intensive mentored research career development experience that leads to full research independence and leadership positions in clinical and translational science.

The Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is sponsoring up to four (4) Mentored Translational Science Scholars Program Awards (K12) for the fiscal years FY2024-2025.

Learn more and respond to the latest RFA

Virtual Info Session – May 8 @ 5 PM – Register Here

LOI (required for post-doctoral fellows) Due: June 4, 2023 by 5PM EST (Full Application Due: August 30, 2023 by 5PM EST)

Funding opportunity Announcement: CHARM Pilot Awards

The Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) at the University of Miami will be accepting applications for pilot projects in HIV/AIDS and mental health research.

Up to two (2) pilot awards will be awarded this cycle in the amount of up to $45,000 in direct costs with a 1-year project period (approximately June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025).  

At least one Pilot Award will be implementation science-focused, with priority areas informed by the Equitable Implementation Science (EIS) Core. Applicants must be full-time faculty members who are in their early careers or new to HIV and Mental Health Research or Post Doctoral Fellows from the University of Miami, Florida State University, Florida International University, or Nova Southeastern University.

Do you have any questions? Join our CHARM Pilot Awards Webinar on Thursday, May 18th at 2 pm.

Zoom meeting details:

Meeting ID: 940 0103 5618 / Passcode: 413660

Pilot Awards and Other Funding Opportunities:

June 30, 2023 by 5PM (via RedCap)


PURPOSE: The Health Foundation of South Florida Community-Academic Collaborative (HFSF-CAC) will serve as a locus for robust, community-based, and data-driven research aimed at identifying and addressing health disparities in South Florida. The mission of the HFSF-CAC is to reduce health disparities in South Florida by identifying root causes of inequity and uniting the expertise of University of Miami (UM) researchers, physicians, and leaders with the in-depth knowledge and lived experience of key community stakeholders. The HFSF-CAC supports Project 33136—Partnerships for Health Equity; this initiative will create a cohort of collaborative community-academic teams charged with developing and implementing data-driven, community-engaged projects to address health disparities and promote health equity. Collaborative teams will present their projects at an annual symposium. Anticipated project focus areas might include:

  • increasing access to healthcare in underserved communities by identifying and breaking down barriers, building on the lived experience of community partners;
  • addressing social determinants of health such as affordable housing, food security and nutrition, and high-quality early childhood care to increase family wellbeing;
  • studying and developing solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change on health;
  • and tackling persistent racism and discrimination that lead to inequitable health outcomes.

Projects proposed must address health equity issues identified in the symposium or listed focus area and use evidence-based approaches. Each team will include a UM faculty member(s), working in partnership with a local community organization, to develop and implement a data-driven project. Teams should engage with key stakeholders/affiliated organizations to inform and execute their projects. Further, teams should draw from local/state data and other relevant information which speak to health disparities and barrers to health equity in their target geography and population. Teams are encouraged to engage with HFSF-CAC leadership to discuss their proposals, health equity issue of interest, and available data and other information to inform their projects.

AWARD DETAILS AND CRITERIA: Each Team will receive $75,000 to support its project; along with the support of a graduate student to collect information and provide research support services ($17,500 per student, representing 50% of the students’ annual stipends). Along with seed funding, each Team will receive:

  • Mentoring and technical support from UM subject matter experts, faculty affiliates and community members as projects are developed/executed
  • Access to the curated resources compiled through the Health Equity Toolki
  • Opportunities to leverage UM collaborating health systems (UHealth, Jackson) and
    research resources to integrate projects into existing healthcare delivery programs,
    leading to potential future widespread implementation and sustainability
  • Use of the SCAN360 interactive website showing factors that drive cancer burden, and support from SCAN360 data science team to develop data-driven approaches/projects
  • Support from UM centers on manuscript and grant development

At the project conclusion, each community partner will receive $20,000 to implement the work developed in collaboration with the team. Each team will also receive $5,000 to support publication costs and other costs related to dissemination.

FUNDING PERIOD: October 23, 2023 – October 31, 2024

Application details and submission requirements are found on REDCap.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM


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 provides assistance with writing, editing, institutional information, and application submission.
For more opportunities, please visit the Corporate and Foundation Grant Opportunity database. This new resource presents over 1,000 grant opportunities and is searchable by keyword, sponsor, career level, grant amount, deadline, and more.

May 31, 2023

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action

The goal of Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) is to enhance the supports, resources, and community necessary for participants with historically underrepresented backgrounds (HURs) to thrive professionally and personally. In turn, researchers will be better able to contribute to and expand health equity-related research and evidence that dismantle systemic and structural barriers to health and wellbeing.

Grants will support three aspects of career development: 1) Research, 2) Mentorship, and 3) Connection with a community of support.

Each selected scholar will be matched with a technical mentor and/or a career coach to help them develop and strengthen technical skills, explore career opportunities, and foster networks of support.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. Including, but not limited to: individuals from ethnically and racially minoritized groups underrepresented in research disciplines; first-generation college graduates; people for whom English is not a native language; people from low-income communities; LGBTQIA+ individuals; individuals with disabilities.
  • Have completed a terminal degree – in any field, not limited to public health or health sciences – within the last five years.
  • Be a junior faculty member with a full-time academic position that could lead to tenure, or a postdoctoral fellow poised to be in such a position by the start of the grant. 
  • Have never served as a project director or principal investigator on any grant since receiving their doctoral degree. (Individuals who have been awarded grants to support predoctoral training or have received a predoctoral fellowship grant are eligible to apply.)
  • Not have received support from other post-graduate research fellowships/traineeships (e.g., research career development award or equivalent).
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.

  • Grant Amount: Up to $260,000 over 24 months
  • Awards can cover up to 70% of the scholar’s salary for two years (capped at $75,000/year) with the remainder of the funding to be used for research and related expenses.
  • LOI Deadline: May 31, 2023
The LOI consists of: eligibility questions; a statement of impact; a 2-page plan for the two funded years including a rational for the research, research approach and activities, relation to RWJF’s signature research funding areas, and dissemination plans; and a CV for the applicant.

If you are interested in submitting a Letter of Intent for the RWJF Health Equity Scholars for Action, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

May 31, 2023

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports promising research and development projects aimed at improving the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States.

The goal is to provide seed funding to implement imaginative new proposals that exhibit the greatest change of improving the lives of young children on a national scale.

The three focus areas are:

  • Early Child Welfare: Providing a safe and nurturing environment and imparting the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. Identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive.
  • Early Childhood Education and Play: Improving the quality of early childhood teaching and learning, through the development of innovative curricula and research based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.
  • Parenting Education: Teaching parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well as programs which provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.

  • Grant Amount: Up to $50,000 (15% indirect costs)
  • LOI Deadline: May 31, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a Letter of Inquiry for the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

May 31, 2023 (LOI)

Simons Foundation Solar Radiation Management Program

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for a new Solar Radiation Management program (SRM). The foundation strongly encourages applications from scientists in the global south and from investigators who may not have worked in SRM but have expertise that could bring new perspectives and skills to this field.

The Simons Foundation is launching an international collaborative research program designed to fill fundamental scientific knowledge gaps relevant to Solar Radiation Management. SRM is an emerging collection of approaches, including stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), marine cloud brightening (MCB), and cirrus cloud thinning (CCT), designed to modify the Earth’s radiative balance and cool the planet. Although reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations is the only long-term strategy to mitigate climate change and other impacts, SRM might be able to ameliorate some of the negative impacts this century. However, SRM also may pose significant environmental and societal risks, including stratospheric warming, ozone depletion and changes in rainfall, thereby affecting water resources and agriculture. At present, not enough is known about SRM systems and their potential impacts to allow informed decision-making. This call aims to help fill key fundamental knowledge gaps in the science of SRM.

Priority areas for this call include:

  • Environmentally benign materials discovery for SAI and CCT.
  • Laboratory physicochemical characterization of SAI and CCT materials and their interactions with light, clouds, atmospheric trace gases and with themselves or ambient aerosols, with the aim to improve microphysical inputs to existing climate models.
  • Approaches to minimize cirrus cloud formation, including from aircraft emissions.
  • Assessments of near-field (<100 km) atmospheric turbulence and its impact on SAI and CCT interventions, primarily through modeling.
  • Integration of improved representations of aerosols and turbulence into global-scale modeling, and characterization of global and regional impacts of novel materials for SAI and CCT.

Grant Amount: up to $1.5 million

Deadline: May 31, 2023 (LOI)

If you are interested in submitting an application to the Simons Foundation Solar Radiation Management program, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

July 1, 2023

Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation Grant Program

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect the environment, improve food production, and promote public health in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Foundation supports projects and applied research that: generates local/regional solutions to problems affecting the quality of the environment and human life; advances local leadership and promotes professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develops the capacity of local organizations and coalitions; and addresses challenges in the field. 

The Foundation prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas.

The Foundation funds applied research, pilot projects, new initiatives, training, and technical assistance, rather than ongoing support for programs that are already well underway.  

An important goal for the Foundation is to provide seed money to help promising projects, organizations, and individuals develop the track record they need to attract major foundation funding in the future.

A partnership with a local organization in the country of work is required.

  • Grant Amount: $50,000 (IDC are not covered)
  • LOI Deadline: July 1, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

June 5, 2023

Harrington Discovery Institute Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

This scholar award recognizes outstanding physician-scientists whose work has potential to advance standard of care. Each year up to 12 Harrington Scholar-Innovators are chosen. The award includes:

  • $100,000 guaranteed grant award over two years
  • Opportunity to compete for acceleration funds up to $300,000
  • Opportunity to qualify for investment funds typically up to $2MM
  • A personalized team of drug developers and project manager for each award recipient
  • Expert business, commercialization and clinical development advice
  • Regulatory assistance
  • Intellectual property (IP) review and advice
  • Assistance identifying and securing additional financial support based on project needs

The Harrington Scholar-Innovator award selection committee seeks breakthrough discoveries defined by innovation, creativity and potential for clinical impact, including:

  • Discoveries deemed to address unmet medical needs
  • Modulators of novel targets
  • Potential to be developed into a commercial program
  • Strong intellectual property (IP) or protection strategy
  • May be a small molecule, biologic, or other therapeutic modality
  • Diagnostics or devices only acceptable as part of a therapeutic development project

Grant Amount: $100,000

Application Deadline: June 5, 2023

If you are interested in submitting an application to the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award program, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

June 15, 2023

Simons Foundation Cross-Species Studies of ASD

This program supports multi-disciplinary teams of PIs with expertise in both human and animal research to perform coordinated cross-species studies to advance our understanding of ASD-relevant behaviors and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, with the potential for developing novel biomarkers or interventions.

The Foundation is particularly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as with population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health, demography, economics, and urban planning. Also of interest is work piloting new approaches or new interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, for example, developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems. Another area of interest is preparation for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care. Public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health are also appropriate for this call.

The Cross-Species Studies of ASD RFA will support research on ASD-relevant behaviors and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms conducted in parallel across human and non-human animals. Because the focus is on translation across species, in addition to being relevant to ASD, the behaviors under study should be conserved across species and able to be measured objectively and quantitatively. Three domains SFARI recognizes as fitting these criteria include sensory function, motor function and sleep, although other behaviors will be considered if there is a strong argument that they meet these criteria. 

  • Grant Amount: Up to $400,000 per year (including 20% indirect costs), over a period of two to three years
  • Deadline: June 15, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Simons Foundation Cross-Species Studies of ASD RFA, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

July 12, 2023

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health.

The Foundation is particularly but not exclusively interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, as well as with population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health, demography, economics, and urban planning. Also of interest is work piloting new approaches or new interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, for example, developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems. Another area of interest is preparation for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care. Public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health are also appropriate for this call.

Note: This call focuses on developing partnerships. Proposals from single institutions must develop partnerships that do not already occur naturally. Proposals from more than one institution are encouraged.

  • Grant Amount: $50,000 (IDC are not covered)
  • Deadline: July 12, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

July 26, 2023

Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants

The Russell Sage Foundation is devoted to innovative research in the social sciences; specifically, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences in order to better understand societal problems and develop informed responses.

 For the May 2023 deadline the Foundation will accept LOIs in all program areas:

 LOIs relevant to any of these topics that address the effects of social movements (such as drives for unionization and mass social protests), and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States, are welcomed.

  • Grant Amount: Up to $200,000 over 2 years (15% indirect costs)
  • LOI Deadline: July 26, 2023

 If you are interested in submitting a Letter of Inquiry for the Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

July 28, 2023

The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation Charitable Grant Program

The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation aims to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring basic scientific research, with potential translational application, to benefit humankind. Current research areas include: immunology, microbiome, genomics, structural biology, cellular physiology, neuroscience.   

Note that the following areas will not be considered for support: COVID-19-related research, medical technology, plant biology, oceanography, space exploration, global warming.

  • Grant Amount: Up to $250,000 over 3 years including 10% indirect costs (3-year grant period required)
  • LOI Deadline: July 28, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a Letter of Inquiry to The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at

August 31, 2023

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Awards

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Award provides support for collaborative exploratory work that opens new ground for comprehensively assessing or mitigating the impacts of climate change on human health.

This program will support both individual scientists and multi-investigator teams. Early career faculty and postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independence are especially encouraged to apply, whether individually or within teams.

The goal is to prime new discoveries in areas that are difficult to reach through discipline-specific, silo-driven approaches. Through this program, we will provide flexible funding for conceiving and piloting work that will grow into productive and informative collaborations among researchers approaching connected questions from fields that usually do not interact.

Examples of projects might include but are not limited to: the role of climate change in exacerbating vector borne-, and non-communicable diseases; using “big data” to predictively model aspects of health impacted by climate change; engineering or architectural approaches to alleviating climate related health risks; developing new research tools at the interface of health and climate-informed disciplines. 

  • Grant Amount: $375,000 over three years (indirect costs are not covered)
  • LOI Deadline: August 31, 2023

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Awards, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at


Other Opportunities

June 11, 2023

2023 Michelson Prizes

The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are annual awards of $150,000which support early-career investigators who are working to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.  The Prizes are awarded by the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Immunome Project (formerly the Human Vaccines Project) --  applications are being accepted from April 3 – June 11, 2023. Additional info can be found at

  • About the Prizes: We are looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.
  • Eligibility: Researchers / scientists who are 35 and under.
  • Disciplines: Applicants from the full spectrum of immunology-related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, environmental health, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline:  June 11, 2023

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact

August 16, 2023

Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences

For close to 40 years, Pew’s biomedical grant programs have supported promising researchers throughout the country pursuing innovative scientific goals to advance human health. And since 1991, the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences has done the same for scientists from throughout Latin America, helping them continue their postdoctoral studies in the U.S.

That’s why Pew is pleased to share their new video that explains how the fellows program has helped cultivate new generations of Latin American scientists—told from the perspectives of three current and former fellows—and calls on the next generation of biomedical researchers to join our program.

Please visit the Pew website for eligibility and application details. 

Exciting Graduate Assistant opportunities with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement!

We wanted to share some graduate research assistance opportunities that may be of interest to graduate students in your networks.

Please see attached positions for the following that all begin this fall.

  1. U-LINK Climate Gentrification Community Coordinator - GA, 10 hours/week (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)
  2. Climate Gentrification Project Assistant (stakeholder engagement) - GA, 20 hours/week (Fall 2023)
  3. Housing Research Assistant (data and research coordination for a contract with the county's Department of Public Housing and Community Development)- GA, 20 hours/week (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024, possibility to renew further)

Please encourage interested candidates to submit their resumes to or contact me with any questions. 


Government Funding Opportunities

Letter of Intent Due: October 7, 2023

Department of Health and Human Services: Exploratory Grants for Climate Change and Health Research Center Development (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)

Program Announcement:

Purpose: A changing climate will adversely impact human health through multiple direct and indirect effects on individuals and their communities. The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit P20 planning grant applications for Climate Change and Health Research Centers (CCHRCs). This program will support the development of an innovative research environment to foster and sustain a transdisciplinary program of fundamental and applied research to explore the complex impacts of climate change on health and to develop action-oriented strategies that protect health and build resiliency at the individual, community, national and global levels. A major goal for this program is to build research teams as well as collaborations with communities and other key partners.

The program seeks innovative research and pilot/feasibility projects that utilize transdisciplinary approaches to address questions relevant to climate change impacts on health. Applications for these CCHRCs should propose planning and development activities in preparation to build institutional research capacity for future proposals addressing climate and health. NIH seeks to support a variety of these centers around the world and across a range of thematic scientific areas in support of the four core elements of the NIH’s investment in climate health research: health effects research, health equity, intervention research, and training and capacity building.

Each CCHRC is expected to: (1) plan and develop sustainable research capacity by establishing centralized resources and research infrastructure; (2) develop the Center’s thematic science area through transdisciplinary research activities; (3) enable research that will develop into new programs of science and research applications supporting independent investigators; (4) establish or build upon and maintain authentic partnerships to engage communities most likely to be impacted by climate change in all phases of the research process; and (5) actively participate in the NIH Research Coordinating Center to Support Climate Change and Health Community of Practice activities (

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: NIH intends to commit $30 million in FY2023 and FY2024 to fund up to 17 awards.

Award Budget: Application budgets are limited to $850,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Award Project Period: The maximum project period is 3 years.

Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time, per Submission of Resubmission Application. This means that the NIH will not accept:

  • A new (A0) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of an overlapping new (A0) or resubmission (A1) application.
  • A resubmission (A1) application that is submitted before issuance of the summary statement from the review of the previous new (A0) application.
  • An application that has substantial overlap with another application pending appeal of initial peer review (see Similar, Essentially Identical, or Identical Applications).

 For additional information, please see the RFA.

May 25, 2023, at 5pm EDT

DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2023 Undergraduate Intern and Visiting Faculty Placements

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 term of three programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC)

The application deadline is May 25, 2023, at 5pm EDT

A total of three informational workshops will be held for SULI and CCI. One application workshop will be held for each program and will provide an overview of the program’s unique requirements and application process. The third and final workshop will highlight SULI and CCI opportunities at the DOE National Labs and feature breakout rooms with lab representatives. 

CCI application workshop: March 29, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT (register here

SULI application workshop: April 12, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT (register here

SULI and CCI opportunities workshop: April 24, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT (register here)

One informational workshop will be held for VFP. The first part of the workshop will introduce the program and application process; the second part of the workshop will feature a panel of VFP alumni.

VFP workshop: April 26, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT (register here

Through SULI and CCI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment. Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission. SULI is open to full-time students attending 4-year institutions and community colleges or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree, while CCI is exclusively for community college students. Both programs are stipend-based and offered three times annually in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

VFP seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in STEM to expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas. As such, VFP especially attracts faculty members from MSIs, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Typically, about 50% of the participants are from MSIs, one-third of which are HBCUs. Selected college and university faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory scientific research staff on research projects of mutual interest.  Each participating faculty member may invite one or two students (one of whom may be a graduate student) to join the research team. 

SULI, CCI, and VFP are managed by WDTS in the DOE Office of Science. More information can be found at:

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>>

Please refer to each program announcement link for pre-applications and full applications deadlines

Fiscal Year 2023 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) and Epilepsy Research Program (ERP)funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DOD)

FY23 Funding Opportunities released:

 Breast Cancer Research Program 

 Epilepsy Research Program

Please refer to each program announcement link for pre-application and full application deadlines

Department of Defense (DOD) Fiscal Year 2023 Lung Cancer (LCRP) and Ovarian Cancer Research Programs (OCRP) Funding Opportunities

FY23 Funding Opportunities released:

 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP)

Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP)

Please refer to each program announcement link for application details and deadlines

Federal Grant Opportunities for Academic-Oriented Healthcare Institutions

Please refer to the Dentons Report for details of the Federal grant opportunities list below and upcoming application deadlines.


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.


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