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

Dec 22, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

National Institutes of Health

Understanding and Reducing Cardiovascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 Days Prior to Application Due
Application Due: March 15, 2021

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research that enhances the understanding of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) and support the development of interventions to reduce CVD risk among these individuals. The overall goal is to develop evidence-based guidelines to prevent or reduce CVD complications of T1DM across the lifespan.

New Approaches to Identify Neurogenesis and Study its Dynamics in Brain Aging and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: May 17, 2021
Application Due Date: June 17, 2021

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research on novel approaches and/or innovative expansion of existing approaches to identify the presence of neurogenesis and study its dynamics in brain aging and AD/ADRD.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program

Application Due: March 18, 2021

Data highlight the critical need to improve access to and quality of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients along the continuum of care, particularly among high burden populations. People of color experience disparities in access to health care, the quality of care received, and health outcomes. This opportunity will build upon accomplishments, outcomes achieved, and lessons learned through CDC-RFA-DP15-1514 by focusing efforts on implementing a state-wide registry, along with evidence-based strategies to measure, track, and improve access to and quality of care for those individuals at highest risk for stroke events and for stroke patients from onset of stroke symptoms through rehabilitation and recovery. These efforts must accurately identify disparities and then effectively address the relevant inequities including identification, assessment, and treatment across the continuum of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and for stroke patients.

Dec 7 - 18, 2020

Health Resources and Services Administration

Primary Care Training and Enhancement-Community Prevention and Maternal Health (PCTE-CPMH)

Application Due
: February 22, 2021

The program will increase the number of primary care physicians trained in public health and general preventive medicine or trained in enhanced obstetrical care to increase maternal health care expertise and the number of primary care physicians trained in enhanced obstetric care in rural and/or underserved areas. The Primary Care Community Prevention Track broadens residents’ scope of services in community prevention and maternal health care and contributes to the integration of public health into primary care in rural and/or underserved areas and the Primary Care Obstetrics Track broadens the training and scope of practice of these physicians to provide high quality, evidence-based maternity care services in rural and/or underserved areas.

Fiscal Year 2021 Ending the HIV Epidemic – Primary Care HIV Prevention

Application Due: February 2, 2021

Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) will make funding available on a competitive basis to a subset of Health Center Program award recipients to expand the number of health centers funded to focus on HIV prevention in the initiative-targeted areas (195 received FY 2020 PCHP supplemental funding (HRSA-20-091) in March 2020). FY 2021 award recipients will leverage their comprehensive primary care experience and build and/or strengthen their HIV prevention capacity to support increases in HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions, and linkage to HIV care and treatment.

Service Area Competition

Application Due: February 16, 2021

This opportunity under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC) supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health Awareness Training

Application Due: February 5, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Training grants (MHAT) (1) train individuals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbances (SED);  (2) establish linkages with school- and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services; (3) train emergency services personnel, law enforcement, fire department personnel, veterans, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques; and (4) educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder. It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED.

Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families

Application Due: February 8, 2021

The (FY) 2021 Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families grant program (Youth and Family TREE) is a program to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD), and their families/primary caregivers.

National Institutes of Health

Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)

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

Application Due: May 25, 2021

The overarching goal of this NHGRI R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

Nov 23 - Dec 4, 2020

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institutes of Health

NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due: February 16, 2021; AIDs Application Due Date: May 7, 2021

This NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators supports basic and clinical research conducted by scientists who are in the early stages of establishing an independent research career in oral, dental and craniofacial research. This R03 program supports pilot or feasibility studies and developmental research projects with the intention of obtaining sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent investigatorĀ­ initiated Research Project Grant (R01) or equivalent application.

NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due Date: June 9, 2021

This opportunity encourages institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs which prepare clinically trained vision scientists for independent research careers.  This initiative is intended to expand and strengthen the community of clinician investigators engaged in clinical research necessary to achieve a pool of scientists with contemporary, multidisciplinary expertise able to leverage recent advances in a variety of research areas in order to enhance patient treatment and to increase scientific momentum in these fields.

Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics and Data Science (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: February 8, 2021

Application Due Date: March 8, 2021

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: May 7, 2021

This opportunity encourages applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: 1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science.

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) Clinical Trials (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Letter of Intent Due: January 5, 2021

Application Due: February 5, 2021

This opportunity invites applications to develop and implement Phase Ib to III clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that may prevent, delay, or treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other age-related dementias using the Alzheimer's disease Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) trial coordination and management infrastructure.

Administration for Community Living

2020 Empowering Communities to Address Behavioral Health and Chronic Pain through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

Application Due: January 29, 2021

This funding opportunity is designed for applicants to propose how they will develop capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based self-management education and support programs that address behavioral health and/or chronic pain among older adults and adults with disabilities.