New for the period of 03/10/17 – 03/17/17

The following is a list of “new” federal and non-federal funding opportunities that were recently announced:

New Funding Opportunities for the period of 03/10/17 – 03/17/17:

*NEW: Limited Submission – Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation, Grants Program
Internal Deadline: April 25, 2017
The Mallinckrodt Foundation supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate one applicant for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

*NEW: Limited Submission – Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Deadline: May 15, 2017
This program supports projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate one applicant for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

*NEW: Limited Submission – Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: July 17, 2017
This program supports early stage investigators in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate two applicants for this award and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will manage the application and selection process for the University. Harvard Chan School applicants should apply through HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

*NEW: AARP Foundation: Identifying Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
Pre-Application Deadline: April 7, 2017
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017
AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, affordable, livable and healthy housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, the grant competition is seeking evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be nurtured, evaluated and brought to scale.

*NEW: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Gulf Research Program Research-Practice Grants
LOI Deadline: May 3, 2017
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine produce expert consensus reports that identify research needs, opportunities, or challenges for advancing science and ensuring the application of science to address real-world problems. This funding opportunity seeks to advance concepts and opportunities outlined in two recent reports that are particularly relevant to the Gulf Research Program’s (GRP) mission to enhance protection of human health and the environment. This RFA addresses two topics: (1) Integration of Monitoring and Evaluation into Environmental Restoration Projects to Improve Outcomes in the Gulf of Mexico; (2) Improving Risk-Based Evaluations to Support a Public Health Response to the Next Oil Spill.

*NEW: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Prevention Beyond the Pipeline
LOI Deadline: May 19, 2017
The ADDF seeks to support prevention drug discovery not covered by most research funders or our current RFPs. Prevention research funding areas include: Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action (CAPA); Comparative Effectiveness Research and; Cognitive Decline and Cognitive Reserve.

*NEW: USAID: Addendum 05 – Health Supply Chains
Closing Date: May 3, 2017

*NEW: USAID: USAID’s Essential Health Services Program (USAID’s EHSP)
Closing Date: May 3, 2017

*NEW: USDA: Crop Protection and Pest Management Program
Closing Date: May 9, 2017

 

National Institutes of Health

*NEW: Limited Submission – FDA: Advancing Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18) 
Internal NOI: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
If you are interested in applying for this award, you must submit a brief Notice of Intent including PI name, department, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than March 23. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) 
Internal NOI: Friday, March 24, 2017
Application Deadline: September 25, 2017
Please note: This LSO has multiple deadlines. If you plan on applying for the upcoming deadline, please submit a Notice of Intent including PI name, department, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than March 24. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

*NEW: NIH: Sleep Health and Circadian Biology in HIV-Related Comorbidities (R01) 
Closing Date: 08-10-2017

*NEW: NIH: Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P50 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (P50) 
Closing Date: 10-31-2018

*NEW: NIH: Revision Applications to NCI-supported R01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (R01) 
Closing Date: 10-31-2018

*NEW: NIH: Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (P01) 
Closing Date: 10-31-2018

*NEW: NIH: Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported U01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (U01) 
Closing Date: 10-31-2018

*NEW: NIH: Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to improve Kidney Disease Prevention and Care (R18) 
Closing Date: 10-25-2017

*NEW: NIH: Limited Competition: Genomics and Informatics Center for the SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcomes Measures In COPD Study (SPIROMICS) (U24)  
Closing Date: 06-21-2017

*NEW: NIH: Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement , and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science (U54) 
Closing Date: 07-20-2017

*NEW: NIH: Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54) 
Closing Date: 07-20-2017

*NEW: NIH: Research Supplements to Promote Sharing Data in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp) 
Closing Date: 06-02-2017

*NEW: NIH: Supplement Opportunity to Support Population-Based Research Studies of Rare Cancers (Admin Supp) 
Closing Date: 06-02-2017

*NEW: NIH: Supplements for Validating the Use of Automated Sources of Residential Histories in Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (Admin Supp) 
Closing Date: 06-02-2017

*NEW: NIH: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)  
Closing Date: 05-25-2019

*NEW: NIH: Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R21) 
Closing Date: 09-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R01) 
Closing Date: 09-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Limited Competition: Analysis of Data from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project Follow-Up Study (U01) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: NCCIH Natural Product Phase II Clinical Trial Cooperative Agreement (U01) 
Closing Date: 11-05-2019

*NEW: NIH: Clinical Coordinating Center for NCCIH Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials of Natural Products (Collaborative UG3/UH3) 
Closing Date: 11-05-2019

*NEW: NIH: Natural Product Multi-Site Clinical Trial Data Coordinating Center (Collaborative U24) 
Closing Date: 11-05-2019

*NEW: NIH: Mind and Body Intervention Multi-Site Clinical Trial Data Coordinating Center (U24) 
Closing Date: 03-01-2020

*NEW: NIH: Clinical Coordinating Center for NCCIH Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions (Collaborative UG3/UH3) 
Closing Date: 03-01-2020

*NEW: NIH: NCCIH Mind and Body Clinical Trial Cooperative Agreement (U01) 
Closing Date: 03-01-2020

*NEW: NIH: Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R03) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

*NEW: NIH: Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R21) 
Closing Date: 05-08-2020

 

Previously Announced Internal and Limited Submission Opportunities

Harvard Chan School Internal Funding – McLennan Family Fund: Dean’s Challenge Grant Program
Application Deadline: March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean’s Challenge Grant Program is sponsored through generous funding from the McLennan Family Fund and will support strategic investments that foster rapid innovation and advance our shared vision for a stronger, more dynamic, and more globally-engaged school. Each year, the Dean will identify a set of global health issues that will be key priorities in the selection and award of challenge grants.  The topics will be targeted to attract proposals from a variety of faculty across departments, resulting in cross-cutting, multidisciplinary approaches to addressing public health issues of top priority. This year, two priority topics have been identified: (1) Aging and Longevity, and (2) Mental Health & Well-being.

Internal Funding – HILT: 2017 Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement
Application Deadline: April 5, 2017 (application portal opens March 1)
Through modest but meaningful support, these grants for up to 15K are designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success. Funding can be used in various ways; for example, to pay for a research assistant, hire a graduate student with academic technology expertise, or convene collaborative groups. Through Spark Grants, awardees will receive resources, feedback, and community support to help them develop their ideas into prototypes, pilots, and small-scale innovations. HILT will also strive to support any future scaling-up of Spark Grant projects by increasing their visibility and connecting awardees and project outcomes with others in the broader Harvard community.

Internal Funding – The Harvard Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund
Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
The goal of the Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund is to support research that advances Data Science at Harvard in new ways. Data Science is an emerging discipline, with its roots in computer science and statistics, an immense range of applications, and the potential, done right, to change our understanding of many problems in the sciences, humanities, and society more broadly. It is about both the science of data and science through data, and is about closing this loop so that methodological innovation is driven through new challenge applications.  This call invites innovative ideas whose interests span all areas of Data Science, including methodological foundations, as well as the development of quantitative methods and tools motivated by Data Science challenges.

Limited Submission – Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences
Internal Deadline: April 10, 2017
The Pew Scholars Program is designed to support young investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. The award is intended to provide assured support, during their earlier years, for junior members of the faculty as they establish their laboratories. Strong proposals will demonstrate particularly innovative approaches.

Internal Funding – Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply by February 3, 2017, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.
The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its inaugural Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses. We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science, broadly construed, and including researchers with both a methodological and applications focus. Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. We are looking for independent researchers who will seek out collaborations with other fellows and with Harvard faculty.

See the Funding Announcement Archives for a list of ALL previously announced opportunities.