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Dr. Gunn Funding Newsletter

Here are recently released NIH and other FOAs.   FOAs for junior or new investigators are shown in red.  Duke opportunities are shown in blue.   The list of all active NIH RFAs and PAs, respectively, sorted by institute, can be found at: and

September 13, 2017


  • New Early Stage Investigator Policy: Supporting the Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NOT-OD-17-101)
  • Registration now open for two grant writing programs preparing investigators for the February 2018 NIH Deadline (see here) Deadline: Sep. 29, 2017

Requests for Applications

  • Regeneration Next Initiative Student Travel Grants (see here) Deadlines: Sep. 28, 2017
  • Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering (see here) Deadline: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Duke Institute for Health Innovation RFA (see here) Deadline: Oct. 6, 2017
  • Duke CFAR Mucosal Immunology Group RFP (see here) Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017
  • Duke CTSI Transformative Funding Agreement (see here) Deadline: Nov. 6, 2017
  • Duke CTSI Translational Accelerator Research Funding (see here) Deadline: Nov. 6, 2017
  • Duke Institute for Health Innovation Pilot Awards (see here) Deadline: Oct. 6, 2017
  • Duke Core Facility Voucher Program (see here) Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Duke Department of Medicine K Bridge Funding Program (see here) Deadline: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Duke HeadHealthTECH Challenge (see here) Deadline: Sep. 29, 2017
  • Bass Connections Project Proposals (see here) Deadline: Nov. 3, 2017
  • Duke/UNC CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Project Award (see here) Deadline: Oct. 5, 2017
  • Approaches to Identify and Care for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01) (RFA-CA-17-041) NCI, Application Date: January 9, 2018
  • NHLBI Research Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research (K12) (RFA-HL-18-006) Application Date: December 14, 2017
  • BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01) (RFA-MH-18-505) Application Dates: December 7, 2017 and November 13, 2018
  • NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership (R25) (RFA-DK-17-015) Application Date: December 5, 2017
  • Organotypic Culture Models developed from Experimental Animals for Chemical Toxicity Screening (R43) (RFA-ES-17-008) NIEHS, Application Date: December 12, 2017
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12) (RFA-HS-17-012) Application Date: January 24, 2018
  • Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies: Functional Evaluation of Human Genetic Variants (U54) (RFA-NS-18-001) NINDS, Application Date: November 15, 2017
  • DOD Epilepsy Research Program
    Epilepsy Risk Factors Award (see here
    Idea Development Award (see here)
    LOI Deadlines: Sep. 21, 2017
  • DOD Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program
    Convergence Science Research Award (see here)
    New Investigator Research Award (see here)
    Research Partnership Award (see here)
    Quality of Life Research Award (see here)
    LOI Deadlines: Sep. 21, 2017
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Grants and Fellowships (see here) Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program (see here) LOI Deadline: Sep. 29, 2017
  • Kornfeld Foundation Research Grants in Palliative Care, Pain, Bioethics (see here) Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017
  • Skin Cancer Foundation Research Grants (see here) Deadline: Oct. 27, 2017
  • American Lung Association
    Alpha-1 Research Grant (see here) Deadline: Dec. 21, 2017
    Lung Cancer Discovery Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Oct. 4, 2017
    Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award (see here) Deadline: Dec. 21, 2017
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer (see here) Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017
  • American Medical Association Foundation Community Health Programs (see here) Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017
  • American Academy of Neurology 
    Medical Education Research Training Fellowship (see here) Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
    Clinical Research Training Fellowship (see here) Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows (see here) Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 
    Prevention Innovative Grants (see here
    Beta Cell Replacement Innovative Grants (see here)
    Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Research Fellowship (see here) Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
  • DOD Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program
    Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Research Award (see here
    Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Trial Award (see here)
    LOI Deadlines: Oct. 11, 2017
  • American Lung Association
    Clinical Patient Care Research Grants (see here) Deadline: Dec. 21, 2017
    Biomedical Research Grant (see here) Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
  • American College of Gastroenterology Research and Development Grants (see here) Deadline: Dec. 8, 2017
  • American Association for Cancer Research Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research (see here) Deadline: Oct. 25, 2017
  • Cancer Research Institute Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (see here) LOI Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care (see here) Deadline: Oct. 13, 2017
  • American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant Program (see here) Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
  • American Association for Cancer Research Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research (see here) Deadline: Oct. 18, 2017
  • American Federation for Aging Research Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Grants (see here) LOI Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
  • PCORI Strategies to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care among Patients with Acute or Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (see here) LOI Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017
  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grants (see here) Deadline: Nov. 8, 2017

Program Announcements

  • Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R21, R01) (PAR-17-463) (PAR-17-466) NIMH, Application Date: November 8, 2017 then Standard dates apply
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R21, R01) (PAR-17-472) (PAR-17-473) Application Date: November 27, 2017
  • Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21) (PAR-17-474) Application Date: December 11, 2017
  • Research on Transgender Health (R21, R01) (PA-17-477) (PA-17-478) Application Dates: Standard dates apply
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects (R21, R01) (PAR-17-475) (PAR-17-476) Application Dates: Multiple