External Funding Opportunities
NSF Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) - Due date window is January 3-31, 2022.
Department of Commerce Precision Measurement Grant Program - Deadline for application is February 4, 2022.
DHHS Patient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities - Deadline for application is February 5, 2022.
DHHS - BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination - Deadline for application is February 15, 2022.
Artistic Innovations Grant Program - The application will close on February 16, 2022.
NSF: Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) - Deadline for application is February 17, 2022.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - Grants for Arts Projects - Application Deadlines: February 10 and July 7, 2022 for projects taking place beginning in 2023.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institutes for Higher Education Faculty - Application deadline is February 22, 2022.
The Teagle Foundation Knowledge for Freedom Initiative - Concept papers for this initiative will be reviewed three times per year with submissions due by December 1, March 1, and August 1.
Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation, Research and Training - Pilot Grants - Letter of Intent date is March 1, 2022.
FOA: Center for Research in Human Movement Variability (MOVCENTR) - Pilot Projects related to Harnessing Movement Variability to Treat and Prevent Motor - Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 at 5PM (CST).
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Pilot Project - Proposal submittal deadline is March 7, 2022 by 5 p.m. CST.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Awards - Submission deadlines are March 28, 2022.
National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program - Proposal submittal deadline is April 4, 2022.
Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) - CoV Pandemic Response - Submission end date: May 31, 2022
Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32) - Closing dates for applications: September 25, 2023.
RWJF Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
RWJF Evidence for Action - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Nebraska Academic Research and Development Grant - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
With a focus on enhancing research capacity and broadening participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive institutions, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) offers the Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program. The BRC-BIO program aims to a) broaden participation by expanding the types of institutions that submit proposals to BIO, and b) expand opportunities to groups underrepresented in the biological sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities, especially those serving at under-resourced institutions. BRC-BIO welcomes proposals from principal investigators who share NSF's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proposals must be submitted to the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO).
Due date window is January 3 - January 31, 2022.
Supports research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. The program also is intended to make it possible for researchers to pursue new ideas for which other sources of support may be difficult to find. There is some latitude in research topics that will be considered under the program. Multiple awards of up to $150,000 each are available.
Deadline for application is February 4, 2022.
DHHS Patient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities
Supports innovative multi-disciplinary and multi-level research designed to understand how optimizing patient-clinician communication and relationship affects health care outcomes in patients from populations with health care disparities. Research will 1) gain an understanding of how the Patient-Clinician Relationship (PCR) in the primary care and chronic disease care settings affects clinical and non-clinical health outcomes in populations that experience health disparities; and 2) identify best practices and interventions that build and improve PCR leading to better health outcomes and increased health equity. Multiple awards of negotiable amounts are available.
Deadline for application is February 5, 2022.
Supports efforts to disseminate resources for integration into neuroscience research practice. The resources should address compelling needs of neuroscience researchers that are otherwise unavailable or impractical in their current form. Project activities must include the dissemination of an existing resource, and may include one or more of the following activities: the distribution of tools and reagents; user training on the usage of new technologies or techniques; and providing access to existing technology platforms and/or specialized facilities. Up to 20 awards with a combined total of $10 million are available.
Deadline for application is February 15, 2022.
The Artistic Innovations Grant Program encourages the spirit of experimentation and exploration, exclusively engaging in-region artists (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) in the creation of new, original works for audiences in the M-AAA region. These grants are open to both individual artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations.
Artistic Innovations offers up to $15,000 in support of expenses incurred in the art-making process and premiere of these endeavors. In an effort to make the process more efficient for applicants, the program no longer requires a Letter of Intent. Applications are now open for the FY23 grant year for projects taking place between July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023.
The application will close on February 16, 2022.
Supports fundamental research to produce knowledge about what constitutes or promotes responsible or irresponsible conduct of research and why, as well as how to best instill this knowledge into researchers, practitioners, and educators at all career stages. In some cases, projects will include the development of interventions or applications to ensure ethical and responsible research conduct. Specifically, projects may focus on identifying 1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) researchers; 2) approaches to developing those factors in all STEM fields that NSF supports; and 3) why and how those factors and approaches increase responsibly conducted research. Up to 15 awards with a combined total of $5.2 million are available.
Deadline for application is February 17, 2022.
Application Deadlines: February 10 and July 7, 2022 for projects taking place beginning in 2023.
Through project-based funding, the Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The NEA encourages projects that elevate artists as integral and essential to a healthy and vibrant society; celebrate the nation’s creativity and/or cultural heritage; enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
Further, NEA supports projects that originate from or are in collaboration with the following constituencies encouraged by White House executive orders:
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Tribal Colleges and Universities
- American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes
- African American Serving Institutions
- Hispanic Serving Institutions
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
- Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.
In recognition of the United States of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026, NEA also welcomes arts projects that educate and engage communities in dialogue about the past, present, and future of our nation.
NEH-funded institutes are professional development programs that convene higher education faculty from across the nation to deepen and enrich their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching. Maximum award amounts are up to $235,000. Expected notification date is August 15, 2022, with project start date of October 1, 2022.
Application deadline is February 22, 2022.
The Knowledge for Freedom initiative supports programs that invite underserved high school students to college to study humanity’s deepest questions about leading lives of purpose and civic responsibility. Grants of varying amounts, ranging from $100,000-$300,000 over a 36-month period, will be made to each funded project participating in this initiative.
Concept papers for this initiative will be reviewed three times per year with submissions due by December 1, March 1, and August 1. The Teagle Foundation’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and its Board of Directors reviews all grant requests when it meets in November, February, and May. If a proposal is invited, program staff will confer with applicants to determine the appropriate timeline for submitting a full proposal in line for potential review by the board.
The AR3T Pilot Funding Program supports researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary Regenerative Rehabilitation research projects. AR3T is soliciting pilot grant proposals and will award up to $75,000 in this funding cycle.
Letter of Intent date is March 1, 2022.
Pilot Projects related to Harnessing Movement Variability to Treat and Prevent Motor
Our NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) funded MOVCENTR provides pilot grants to UNO faculty members. The theme of the MOVCENTR is the investigation of the mechanisms of human movement variability to treat and prevent motor related disorders. Such investigation is multidisciplinary in nature encompassing biological and behavioral sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science, virtual reality, physics, biotechnology, and several others. Therefore, faculty members from many different disciplines could apply towards this Pilot Project mechanism. The goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of exciting and novel research by providing support for research, the instrumentation necessary for cutting-edge biomedical research, supplies, and other associated expenses. The result from the development of this research infrastructure will be to provide opportunities for collaboration and to become involved in the biomedical research projects supported by the MOVCENTR. Our pilot research projects also allow a new investigator to develop more substantial independent external support from the NIH. Projects will be funded August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 at 5PM (CST)
The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network has announced an opportunity for Data Science pilot funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant. Successful applicants will receive up to $30,000 in direct costs for a one-year project, and access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts. Earliest starting date will be July 1, 2022. Please direct questions to Pamela Laws or call (402) 559-4749.
Proposal submittal deadline is March 7, 2022 by 5 p.m. CST.
Application Guidelines are now available for two funding programs offered through the NEA's Office of Research & Analysis:
- Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
- NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded.
NEA will conduct a live webinar February 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time with an overview and Q&A sesson. Register for the webinar here; an archive will be added to the Applicant Resources page. Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
Research Infrastructure Improvement -- Bridging EPSCoR Communities (RII-BEC) is funding up to $1 million for multi-year awards. This initiative provides funds to two- and four-year academic institutions within EPSCoR jurisdictions. The RII-BEC initiative is aligned with NSF’s commitment to increase access for underrepresented groups to the Nation’s STEM enterprise.
The proposal submittal deadline is April 4, 2022.
Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) - CoV Pandemic Response
The purpose of this special notice is to obtain information via White Papers from both MCDC members and other interested industry/academia partners in response to the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic in the United States (U.S.). The Government is requesting White Papers with a focus on the following areas:
- Diagnostics/Monitoring: Medical diagnostic devices, with specific emphasis on Point-of-Care diagnostics (e.g. CLIA waived), under development and capable of diagnosing 2019- SARS-CoV-2, and achieving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the next one to four (1-4) months.
- Surveillance: Surveillance methods and associated devices for 2019-SARS-CoV-2 screening. Any technology that can enhance the understanding of disease progression in COVID-19 infected patients is also of interest, including physiologic monitoring and other vital signs indicators, portable technology that enhances patient care in non-hospital settings, and technology that improves sample collection.
Submission end date: May 31, 2022
Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32)
The specific purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote the development of a diverse, interdisciplinary workforce needed to conduct translational research on Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's-related dementias from target discovery through clinical development. This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with diverse educational backgrounds (i.e., basic biology, translational and clinical research, data science).
Closing dates for applications: September 25, 2023
Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally
Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) FY22 Pre-Announcements
Submission deadlines for pre-applications and full applications will incorporate the maximum time that is feasible for each FY22 program. Pre-announcements allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY22 funding opportunities.
- **NEW for FY22** Omics Cancer Academy - Clinical Trial Award
- **NEW for FY22** Clinical Trial Award
- Investigator-Initiated Research Award
- Ovarian Cancer Academy Award - Early-Career Investigator
- Pilot Award
- Teal Expansion Award
- Proteogenomics Research Award
- Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
- Idea Development Award
- Clinical Translational Research Award
- Pilot Clinical Trial Award
- Therapeutic Development Award
- Clinical Biomarker Development Award
- Therapeutic Idea Award
- **NEW for FY22** Virtual Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Research Center (P-TERC)
- Idea Development Award
- Research Partnership Award
A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) prior to the pre-application deadline. A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
Submission deadlines are not available until the funding opportunity announcements are released. For email notification when announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on eBRAP.
Point of Contact: CDMRP Public Affairs, 301-619-9783
NOT-DA-21-084: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOT-DC-22-006: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIDCD National Human Ear Resource Network (U24)
NOT-NS-22-039: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NIH Neuroscience Doctoral Readiness Program (DR. Program) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOT-NS-22-045: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS): Comprehensive Centers for Human and Non-Human Primate Brain (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOT-NS-22-046: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS): Comprehensive Centers for Mouse Brain (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOT-OD-22-028: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research on Community Level Interventions to Prevent Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.
We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities, and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles.
RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.
This program offers Nebraska businesses a matching competitive grant for research and development activities done in conjunction with a Nebraska college or university. Eligible matching funds include any non-state source such as private foundations, federal or local governments, quasi-governmental entities, commercial lending institutions, investors, or other sources provided they are not using funds appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature.
Learn more about the Nebraska Academic Research and Development Grant
Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline.