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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

February 1 – February 22

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention

Application Due: April 13, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will provide support for education agencies and NGOs to help school districts and schools develop and implement sustainable program activities to reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents and reduce disparities in risk for HIV infection and other STD infection.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program

Application Due: April 12, 2018

This cooperative agreement funding opportunity works to support and disseminate rigorous research to enhance evidence-based policy and the understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce.

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: June 13, 2018; October 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity encourages grant applications to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in tobacco use in the United States.

Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Letter of Intent Due: March 26, 2018; November 6, 2018
Application Due:
April 25, 2018; December 6, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing clinical studies of the use of current and emerging technologies for monitoring of blood glucose and insulin administration in older adults.

NIDA Small Research Grant Program (R03 Clinical Trial Required)

Application Due: June 16, 2018, October 16, 2018; by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects, related to the programmatic interests of NIDA, that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.  At least 1 clinical trial must be proposed. 

Dementia Care and Caregiver Support Interventions (R01 - Clinical Trial Required)

Letter of Intent Due: March 10, 2018 
Application Due: April 10, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The overarching purpose of this opportunity is to help to lay the groundwork for pragmatic trials and real-world implementation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) care and caregiving interventions by supporting early-Stage behavioral intervention development clinical trials aimed at adapting/modifying interventions for the real world, examining the principles underlying these interventions, developing methods to ensure real-world fidelity of delivery, and developing training procedures for the people in the community who will be delivering the interventions.

Mechanistic Investigations of Psychosocial Stress Effects on Opioid Use Patterns (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days prior to the application due date
Application Due: June 5, 2018; October 5, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites innovative research to characterize the consequences of psychosocial stress on affective/cognitive functioning and/or pain processing as it relates to opioid use disorder (OUD). This FOA encourages research that elucidates mechanisms of action and determinants of vulnerability and/or resilience by which psychosocial stress influence OUD trajectories. Research using basic or clinical approaches is appropriate.

Structural Biology of Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (ADRDs) Proteinopathies (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days prior to the application due date
Application Due: April 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The purpose of this opportunity is to support the structural characterization of protein species associated with Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias through the utilization of cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography of proteins expressed in human tissue and cell sources.

Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Application Due: June 19, 2018; November 19, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. 

Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: June 5, 2017; October 5, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity encourages developmentally tailored research focused on adolescents and emerging adults as it relates to HIV prevention and treatment. Research is encouraged to incorporate recent advances in adolescent and young adult developmental research to optimize outcomes in HIV prevention and care research for this heterogeneous population.

Mechanisms of Alcohol Tolerance (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due: June 16, 2018; October 16, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity focuses on sensitivity and tolerance mechanisms underlying the development of alcohol use disorders.

Towards Implementing Novel Training Methods to Enhance Cognition in Aging  (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

Letter of Intent Due: March 30, 2018
Application Due: April 30, 2018 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This RFA invites applications for planning awards to develop and finalize protocols for well-powered cognitive training intervention trials to remediate or prevent age-related cognitive decline as well as possibly prevent or delay the onset of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.