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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

May 23, 2017


  • Duke Clinical Research Training Program Now Accepting Applications – Wide variety of topics.  Programs vary from a single course to a Master’s degree.  I hear that the Immunology course really good. ;)  (see here)
  • Do you need help with statistics or bioinformatics?  The Department of Medicine now has a Statistical and Methodological Voucher Program to get you the help you need (see here)
  • Registration for all now open for “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals (see here)

Requests for Applications

  • Regeneration Next Initiative Student Travel Grants (see here) Deadlines: Sep. 28, 2017
  • Duke GeMS Grants-In-Aid for Microbiome Bioinformatic Analysis (see here) Deadline: Jun. 1, 2017
  • Multi-site CTSA “Carolinas Collaborative” translational research pilot program (see here) Deadline: Jun. 21, 2017
  • Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50) (RFA-AA-18-001) NIAAA, Application Date: December 5, 2017
  • Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33) (RFA-AI-17-013) NIAID, Application Date: December 6, 2017
  • Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33) (RFA-AT-18-001) NCCIH, Application Date: August 4, 2017
  • Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54) (RFA-DK-17-006) NIDDK, Application Date: November 2, 2017
  • Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (U01) (RFA-DK-17-009) NIDDK, Application Date: October 24, 2017
  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans (U34, X01) (RFA-HL-18-008) (RFA-HL-18-009) NHLBI, Application Dates: October 19, 2017; January 12, 2018
  • Basic Research in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease (R01) (RFA-HL-18-010) NHLBI, Application Date: October 18, 2017
  • Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01) (RFA-MH-18-400) NIMH, Application Date: November 2, 2017
  • Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Research Society Mentored Research Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jul. 21, 2017
  • Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation Grants (see here) LOI Deadline: Sep. 1, 2017
  • Children's Prize focused on saving children's lives under-five (see here) Deadline: Jun. 27, 2017
  • DOD Collaborative HIV and Emerging Diseases Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 23, 2017
  • DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program 
    Idea Award with Special Focus
     (see here
    Translational Team Science Award (see here)
    LOI Deadline: Jun. 30, 2017
  • DOD Gulf War Illness Research Program 
    Biorepository Resource Network Award
     (see here)
    Clinical Consortium Award (see here)
    Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award (see here)
    LOI Deadline: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research Grants (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 7, 2017
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation Scholar Awards (see here) Deadline: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Cardiovascular Research Foundation Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award (see here) Deadline: Aug. 21, 2017
  • Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships (see here) Deadline: Aug. 24, 2017
  • BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research Grants (see here) LOI Deadline: Jul. 11, 2017
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation Grants and Fellowships (see here) Deadline: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Migraine Research Foundation Research Grants (see here) Deadline: Jul. 28, 2017
  • DOD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program 
    Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
     (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 26, 2017
  • DOD Lung Cancer Research Program 
    Concept Award
     (see here) LOI Deadline: Jul. 27, 2017
    Idea Development Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 28, 2017
    Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 28, 2017
    Career Development Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Sep. 13, 2017
    Translational Research Partnership Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 28, 2017
  • DOD Vision Research Program
    Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
     (see here) LOI Deadline: Jul. 12, 2017
    Clinical Trial Award (see here) LOI Deadline: Jul. 12, 2017
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Pathways in Breast Cancer (see here) LOI Deadline: Jun. 26, 2017
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Career Development Awards (see here) Deadline: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project Grants (see here) LOI Deadline: Aug. 1, 2017

Program Announcements

  • Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21, R01) (PA-17-288) (PA-17-289) NCI, Application Dates: Standard dates apply
  • HIV Drug Resistance: Genotype-Phenotype-Outcome Correlations (R01, R21) (PA-17-291) (PA-17-292) NIAID, Application Dates: Standard AIDS dates apply
  • NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07) (PAR-17-287) NCI, Application Dates: Standard dates apply
  • Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R21) (PAR-17-293)  NIAMS, Application Date: November 2, 2017
  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans Resource Access (X01) (PAR-17-294)  NHLBI, Application Dates: October 19, 2017; January 12, 2018