Please regularly visit the following Web sites and directly search for funding opportunities and deadlines in your research field.
Grants.gov: A central storehouse that lists all current funding opportunities from agencies of the United States government, including NIH, NSF, DOD, EPA, DOE, CDC, FDA, AHRQ, CMMS, and so on.
NIH Grants & Funding: A searchable database maintained by the NIH Office of Extramural Research on currently available biomedical research funding and training opportunities related to human health and diseases.
NSF Funding: The Foundation supports basic research and education in most fields, including biological, chemical, environmental, social, behavioral and economical sciences, collaborative research between universities and industry, and graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.
USDA NIFA Grants: Supports research and fellowships on nutrition and health, education, environment, biotechnology and genomics, economics and community development.
AHRQ Funding & Grants: Supports research to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans.
PCORI Funding: Funds research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.
DOD Grants: Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for many peer reviewed biomedical research programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Such programs are usually announced between May and July for the following fiscal year.
Proposal Central (Alzheimer’s Association, American Association for Cancer Research, Neilsen Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Melanoma Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and others)
American Liver Foundation
American Asthma Foundation
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Lung Association
American Respiratory Care Foundation
Arthritis National Research Foundation
Cancer Research Institute
Human Frontier Science Program
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
AACP regularly searches for other relevant research funding opportunities and makes them available below to our members.
Michelson Grant in Reproductive Biology: Found Animals is providing up to $50 million in multiple, multi-year international research grants through the Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology for promising proposals in pursuit of a single dose, lifetime non-surgical sterilization product or technology for use in male and female dogs and cats that also ablates sex steroids or their action. Letter of Intent Deadline: Continuous
Innovations in Clinical Research Award (ICRA): The DDCF's Medical Research Program created the ICRA to promote collaborations and catalyze breakthroughs in targeted disease areas. The ICRA provides funding for original, early-stage research projects in clinical investigation to foster innovations in clinical research that advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. In 2013, the ICRA competition invites proposals for cutting-edge clinical research that has the potential to catalyze innovative breakthroughs in sickle cell disease. Proposals may be for exploratory projects that do not have extensive preliminary data but have potential for high impact. Letter of Intent Deadline: March 14, 2014
Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigators’ Grants and Program Grants: The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences. Deadline: March 20, 2014
Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) Grant Program: The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) grant program is to promote and support research in the development of in vitro and other alternative techniques; serve as a forum to foster discussion among diverse groups leading to creative approaches to facilitate acceptance and implementation of alternatives; and provide reliable information on the science, philosophy, and public policy of alternatives to academia, government, industry and the general public. In addition, a mission of the grant program is to educate and train in the application of alternatives. Deadline: March 22, 2014
ARDF Alternatives Research Grant Program: The mission of the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) is to fund and promote the development, validation, and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing, and education. Preferential consideration will be given to proposals that utilize human rather than nonhuman vertebrate tissue. Proposals are judged primarily on the basis of (1) the extent to which the project will significantly reduce or replace laboratory animals and (2) scientific merit and feasibility.Deadline: April 30, 2014
AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism: The Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism Section of AAPS biennially sponsors a grant to support an academic scientist during the early stages of his or her career. The award is intended to support the research efforts of this outstanding individual who is engaged in carrying out research in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug metabolism. This research may include animal or human experimental studies or involve in vivo or in vitro experimental studies or involve in vivo or in vitro experimental designs. The research should be innovative and encompass a new frontier of science. Deadline: May 8, 2014
AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and the Pharmaceutical Technologies: The Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Formulation Design and Development, and Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics Sections of AAPS annually sponsor a grant to support new academic researchers during the early stages of their careers. The award is a one-time grant to be used to support the research effort of an individual actively engaged in training graduate students and carrying out basic research in pharmaceutics, drug delivery, and/or the pharmaceutical technologies. Deadline: May 13, 2014
AAPS David J.W. Grant Award in Physical Pharmacy: This award is intended to recognize outstanding scientists who have conducted fundamental or practical research that has had significant impact in the fields of physical pharmacy. Award recipients will be asked to discuss their research for which they have won the award at a special awards session. Candidates in all areas of physical pharmacy will be considered.Nomination Deadline: May 13, 2014
Challenge Grant to Accelerate Drug Development for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Progress in developing effective Alzheimer's disease and dementia therapeutics has been hampered by a lack of short-term, sensitive biomarkers that correlate closely to clinical outcomes. The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) to issue a challenge grant for the development and validation of biomarkers that meet this unmet need. Letter of Intent Deadline: July 25, 2014
PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics: The purpose of these grants is to offer financial support to individuals beginning their independent research careers at the faculty level. The areas of interest within this program are research efforts in the fields of pharmaceutics. Research projects that extend or develop the proprietary value of specific drug products are not acceptable in this program. This exclusion does not preclude research in which specific drug products are used to test hypotheses that have a general applicability. For the purposes of this program, pharmaceutics includes basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutical biotechnology. Deadline: September 1, 2014
PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Pharmacology/Toxicology: The purpose of these grants is to offer financial support to individuals beginning their independent research careers at the faculty level. The areas of interest within this program are research efforts in the fields of pharmacology and drug toxicology. Research projects that extend or develop the proprietary value of specific drug products are not acceptable in this program. This exclusion does not preclude research in which specific drug products are used to test hypotheses that have a general applicability. In the field of pharmacology or toxicology, highest priority will be given to applications for research that attempts to integrate information on the mechanism of action of a drug or chemical at a molecular or cellular level with the drug's effects in the intact laboratory animal or human, encompassing the potential influences of biochemical, physiological or behavioral systems. Deadline: September 1, 2014
Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant: The ASHP Research and Education Foundation (ASHP Foundation) is offering a research grant program that will support practice-based research, related to the ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), conducted by residents in ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs or by residents in pharmacy residency programs that have submitted an application for ASHP accreditation. A secondary goal of the program is to develop pharmacy residents' research skills while fostering development of mentoring relationships with more experienced senior investigators. Deadline: October 19, 2014
Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant: The overarching goal of the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant (PEG) program is to expand the number of hospital/health-system-based PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency positions for the 2014-2015 training year. Grants will be provided to support PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency training at eligible institutions. Deadline: January 10, 2015
IACP Foundation 2014 Grant Program: The IACP Foundation Research Committee is now seeking proposals for funding consideration. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis and funding may be awarded in whole or in part. A maximum of $10,000 is available per proposal for research conducted at or in conjunction with an academic institution. The IACP Foundation has also set-aside funds to stimulate practice-based demonstration projects and compounding pharmacists are encouraged to apply for these $2,000 grants. For more information on the grant proposal submission guidelines, download the 2014 Grant Program Request for Proposals here. Deadline: April 15, 2014
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Young Investigator Award: This award is intended to support a fellow or junior faculty member in clinical pharmacology or related field who is engaged in clinical/translational research. ASCPT broadly defines clinical research to be investigation in clinical pharmacology that is hypothesis-driven research that is focused on drug discovery and molecular research, drug development, drug action and disposition, clinical trials, regulatory sciences, therapeutics and outcomes research. ASCPT's focus is on human-based research. Deadline: May 10, 2014
Last update 2/26/14 Next update 3/27/14
Yuen-Sum (Vincent) Lau, Ph.D.Vice President of Research and Graduate EducationChief Science Officer703-739-2330 ext. 1027
Katie C. OwingsResearch and Education Programs Coordinator703-739-2330 ext. 1026