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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

July 5 – July 11

National Institutes of Health

Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

This opportunity seeks to stimulate research on mid-life adults (those 50 to 64 years of age) that can inform efforts to optimize health and well-being as individuals age and prevent illness and disability in later years.

Drug Transport Across the Blood-Testis and Blood-Epididymal Barriers (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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

Application Due: November 27, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will support in vivo research to elucidate the chemical features of non-native molecules that facilitate passage across the blood-testis and/or blood-epidydimal barriers.


June 28 – July 4

National Institutes of Health

Integrative Omics to Enhance Therapeutics Development for Healthy Aging (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: October 14, 2018

Application Due: November 14, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity is a phased innovation initiative to facilitate multi-omics/integrative approaches to identify omics profiles associated with protection against multiple aging conditions, with exceptional health span, and to refine strategies for utilizing these profiles for therapeutics development.

Administrative Supplements to Support Cancer Disparity Collaborative Research (Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Due: September 10, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity will promote new cancer disparities research among investigators who do not normally conduct it and encourage the partnership of experienced cancer research investigators with cancer disparities-focused researchers.

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Letter of Intent Due: September 1, 2018

Application Due: October 1, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

This opportunity is for the next five-year cycle of the National Health and Aging Trends Study, the leading nationally representative, longitudinal data resource in the US for research on trends, dynamics, and disparities in late-life disability, and for studies of the social and economic consequences of late-life disability for individuals, families and society, including caregiving and end-of-life issues.

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning

Application Due: July 30, 2018

The purpose of this opportunity is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder, including the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C infections due to injection drug use.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance

Application Due: Aug 10, 2018

The purpose of this opportunity is to provide technical assistance (TA) support for rural communities engaging in activities to combat opioid use disorder. The TA efforts will enhance the organizational and infrastructural capacity of multi-sector consortiums at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels.

Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

Application Due: August 17, 2018

This opportunity will compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities (Short Title: PCSS-Universities)

Application Due: July 25, 2018

This opportunity will expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT through ensuring the education and training of students in the medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner fields.  This program’s focus is to ensure students fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain a DATA waiver to prescribe MAT in office-based settings.