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Below is a selected list of timely federal funding opportunities that are relevant to the osteopathic medical education community. AACOM updates this resource frequently.  Please bookmark the page for your reference. For a comprehensive listing of federal funding opportunities, please visit Grants.gov.   

Featured Opportunities

July 26 – August 1

National Institutes of Health

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: September 23, 2018

Application Due: October 23, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The goal of the GEMSSTAR program is to provide support for early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research.

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days prior to the application due date

Application Due: November 2, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The objective of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) is to provide long-term support to accomplished investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research.

Early Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: October 5, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity invites applications that propose to develop and implement early stage clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and in individuals with Alzheimer's disease across the spectrum from pre-symptomatic to more severe stages of disease.  

Expanding Extramural Research Opportunities at the NIH Clinical Center (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days prior to the application due date

Application Due: December 3, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support extramural investigator-initiated clinical research in partnership with the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

Application Due: October 1, 2018 

This opportunity will support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services.


July 19 – July 25

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program Technical Assistance

Application Due: August 22, 2018

This cooperative agreement and the RRPD grant program are complementary and seek to expand the number of rural residency training programs and subsequently increase the number of physicians choosing to practice in rural areas.

National Institutes of Health

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due: October 10, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in research areas of interest to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

Application Due: October 10, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in research areas of interest to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Pre-Application: Research Innovation for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Musculoskeletal Diseases (X02 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: September 4, 2018

Application Due: October 4, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The RISK program will support the two main scientific areas of NIAMS mission, 1) musculoskeletal diseases and 2) the skin and rheumatic diseases. This X02 pre-application and the companion R61/R33 (RFA-AR-19-013) encourage applications related to musculoskeletal diseases.

Research Innovations for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Musculoskeletal Diseases (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due: April 9, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The RISK program will support the two main scientific areas of NIAMS mission, 1) musculoskeletal diseases and 2) the skin and rheumatic diseases. This R61/R33 application and the companion X02 pre-application (PAR-19-XXX) encourage applications related to musculoskeletal diseases.

Pre-Application: Research Innovation for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Skin and Rheumatic Diseases (X02 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: September 4, 2018

Application Due: October 4, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The RISK program will support the two main scientific areas of NIAMS mission, 1) musculoskeletal diseases and 2) the skin and rheumatic diseases. This X02 pre-application and the companion R61/R33 (RFA-19-AR-012) encourage applications related to skin and rheumatic diseases.