Federal Funding Opportunities and Resources

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.   

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a Grant Opportunities and Guidance clearinghouse across all departments where you can find information about all aspects of the grant process during the COVID-19 crisis. For example, the NIH webpage provides  information and guidance about extensions, resubmissions, and funding opportunities related to COVID-19.  Its resources are also presented here, in a daily, updated format.


Featured Opportunities

August 17 - August 28

Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grants Program CFDA Number 84.425P

Letter of Intent Due: September 10, 2020

Application Due Date: October 20, 2020

The purpose of the IREPO Grants, offered under section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is to provide financial support to institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus to enable them to resume operations, serve the needs of students, reduce disease transmission, and develop more resilient instructional delivery models.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Application Due Date: November 16, 2020

The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.

National Institutes of Health

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: September 23, 2020

Application Due Date: October 23, 2020

This funding opportunity solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due Date: November 18, 2020

The purpose of the NCI award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support

Application Due Date: January 25, 2021

This funding opportunity invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research evidence in clinical practice by scaling computer-based, interoperable clinical decision support.

NIAID New Innovators Awards (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days before application due date

Application Due Date: November 2, 2020

The NIAID New Innovator Award supports a postdoctoral or newly independent Early Stage Investigator of exceptional creativity who proposes novel, original and insightful research concepts with the potential to produce a major impact, test scientific paradigms, or advance key concepts on broad, important problems in biomedical research of priority to NIAID.

August 1 - August 14

National Institutes of Health

Urgent Phase I/II Clinical Trials to Repurpose Existing Therapeutic Agents to Treat COVID-19 Sequelae (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

Application Due Date: Rolling basis, beginning August 6, 2020

The purpose of this urgent funding opportunity is to invite applications to repurpose existing therapeutic agents to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae and associated complications that result from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The therapeutic agent must have already completed at least a Phase I clinical trial for a different indication, and not require additional regulatory studies for the new indication prior to starting a clinical trial.

Emergency Awards: Automatic Detection and Tracing of SARS-CoV-2 (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: August 21, 2020

Application Due Date: September 15, 2020

This RFA will support the early stage development of an innovative platform that integrates biosensing with touchscreen or other digital devices to achieve detection and tracing of SARS-CoV-2 in real-time. Projects are expected to demonstrate proof-of-concept of SARS-CoV-2 detection with high sensitivity and specificity, sensor functionality, and automatic detection by touchscreen or other digital devices. To achieve the goal of this FOA, the proposed project needs to be milestone driven and carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise.

NIAID Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

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

Application Due Date: September 14, 2020; January 12, 2021

This funding opportunity encourages applications that propose to complete planning, design, and preparation of the documentation necessary for implementation of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The trials should be hypothesis-driven, milestone-defined, related to the research mission of the NIAID and considered high-priority by the Institute.

Core Infrastructure Support for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due Date: November 12, 2020

Through this funding opportunity, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages grant applications for support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs), as well as methodological research. This FOA is intended to support the maintenance of existing CECs infrastructure and resource sharing with broader scientific communities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI) to Support Epidemiologic and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

Application Due Date: October 14, 2020

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support promising epidemiologic and implementation science research in racial/ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV while strengthening the capacity for conducting such research among investigators working in these communities.

Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program CFDA Number 84.335A

Application Due Date: September 8, 2020

The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare services. Background: Through the first competitive preference priority in this competition, the Secretary seeks to encourage applicants to offer parents a variety of childcare options. At a time when many campus facilities are closed across the country in response to the COVID-19 crisis, student parents need a variety of childcare options now more than ever. For example, applicants may propose to provide student-parents with a greater range of options at which to direct their childcare funds.