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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

November 22 – November 28

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance

Application Due: February 22, 2019

The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to rural stakeholders and the public to help them understand and engage in the value-based care landscape in the context of rural health care.

Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program

Application Due: January 28, 2019

This opportunity will fund innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder.


November 15 – November 21

National Institutes of Health

Implementation Science for Cancer Control: Advanced Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: January 11, 2019

Application Due: February 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support P50 Advanced Centers that will study high priority areas of cancer control implementation science, build implementation laboratories, improve the state of measurement and methods, and improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based cancer control interventions.

Implementation Science for Cancer Control: Developing Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Letter of Intent Due: January 11, 2019

Application Due: February 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support P50 Developing Centers that will build research capacity to study high priority areas of cancer control implementation science, build implementation laboratories, improve the state of measurement and methods, and improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based cancer control interventions.

Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: March 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity invites applications proposing research on current topics in Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias.  

Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due: March 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity invites applications proposing new tests, animal models, techniques, etc. to advance research on Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias and which need additional preliminary data with broader dissemination to establish them for more general use in this research field.

Telomeres in Wellness and Disease: A Biobehavioral Approach  (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: February 16, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will stimulate clinical research that examines the role of telomeres in wellness and disease, and to advance the incorporation of telomere studies into biobehavioral programs of research.

Telomeres in Wellness and Disease: A Biobehavioral Approach (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

This opportunity will stimulate clinical research that examines the role of telomeres in wellness and disease, and to advance the incorporation of telomere studies into biobehavioral programs of research.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program

Application Due: January 15, 2019

This opportunity will support the career development of individual junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health as academic geriatrics specialists and to provide clinical training in geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of health care professionals.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning

Application Due: January 15, 2019

This opportunity will support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder. The overall goal of RCORP-Planning is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector consortiums.