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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

December 6 – December 12

National Institutes of Health

Center without Walls for PET Ligand Development for Alzheimer's disease related dementias (ADRDs) (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Application Due: February 13, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity supports the development of PET radioligands that identify proteinopathies or pathological processes associated with the human biology of Alzheimer's disease related dementias (ADRDs). 

HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM)(UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Application Due: February 08, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity encourages UG3/UH3 phased cooperative research applications to conduct efficient, large-scale pragmatic or implementation trials to improve pain management and reduce the unnecessary use of opioid medications.

HEAL Initiative: Effectiveness Trials to Optimize, Implement, Scale, and Sustain the Collaborative Care Model for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorders and Mental Health Conditions (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

Letter of Intent Due: March 1, 2019

Application Due: April 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Effectiveness clinical trials are envisioned to develop, optimize, implement, scale, and sustain collaborative models that offer Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorders (OUDs) alongside indicated treatment for mental health conditions that commonly co-occur with OUD and are treatable in primary care.  

HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16–30) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required

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

Application Due: March 13, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This initiative will consist of research grants and a coordinating center, focused on establishing the evidence base for interventions and strategies to prevent initiation of opioid misuse and development of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in at-risk older adolescents and young adults.

HEAL Initiative: Behavioral Research to Improve MAT: Behavioral and Social Interventions to Improve Adherence to Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: January 8, 2019

Application Due: February 8, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The purpose of this initiative is to examine the impact of behavioral and social interventions designed to improve adherence to Medication Assisted Treatment for persons with Opioid Use Disorders.

HEAL Initiative: Optimization of Non-addictive Therapies [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain - (U44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: 30 days prior to receipt date

Application Due: January 9, 2019 and March 6, 2019, by 5:00PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support preclinical optimization and development of safe, effective, and non-addictive small molecule and biologic therapeutics to treat pain.


November 29 – December 5

National Institutes of Health

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required

Application Due: February 12, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Application Due: March 4, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Application Due: March 4, 2019

This opportunity will develop new rural residency programs or Rural Training Tracks (RTT) in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry, to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural areas.

National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program

Application Due: February 28, 2019

This program will identify, engage, educate, and collaborate with rural stakeholders on national rural health policy issues and promising practices in an effort to improve the health of people living in rural communities nationwide.