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Dr. Gunn's Funding Newsletter

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

Note: NIH FOAs now include information as to whether the FOA supports clinical trials.  Here, this is designated by the following abbreviations:
CTNO - Clinical Trial Not Allowed; CTR - Clinical Trial Required; CTO - Clinical Trial Optional

June 29, 2020


  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network (U19 CTR) (NOT-CA-20-073) NCI
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Research Centers (P50 CTO) (NOT-MH-20-065) NIMH
  • Request for Proposals: Serological Sciences Network Capacity Building Centers (NOT-CA-20-077) NCI
  • Duke Health Disparities Research Curriculum (see here)

New and relevant COVID-19 FOAs and Notices

  • Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on COVID-19 in Individuals with Down Syndrome for the INCLUDE Project (NOT-OD-20-129
  • Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - CTO) (PAR-20-243) NIMH, NCATS, NCCIH, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR,  NINR, Application Date(s): August 20, 2020, December 2 , 2020, March 2, 2021 

NIH Notices of Special Interest

  • None

Duke Funding Opportunities

  • Duke Center for AIDS Research Microgrants (see here)
  • Duke University Regeneration Next Initiative Student Travel Grants (see here) Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Duke University Post-Doctoral Training in Genomic Medicine Research (see here) Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • Duke Hematology T32-sponsored Research Fellowship (see here)

External Funding Opportunities

  • NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 CTNA) (PAR-20-240) NINDS, NIMH, Application Date(s): January 25, 2021, September 27, 2021, and September 26, 2022 
  • Large scale mapping and/or molecular profiling of ensembles and/or cell-types mediating opioid action in the rodent brain (R01 - CTNA) (PAR-20-241) NIDA, Application Date(s): October 30, 2020 
  • Preclinical Development of Novel Therapeutics Targeting Aging Mechanisms (SBIR U44 CTNA) (RFA-AG-21-026) NIA, Application Date(s): November 10, 2020 
  • 3D Technologies to Accelerate HTAN Atlas Building Efforts (UH2 CTNA) (RFA-CA-20-042) NCI, Application Date(s): November 9, 2020 
  • Pediatric Biospecimen Procurement Center (BPC) Supporting the Developmental Gene Expression (dGTEx) Project (U24 CTNA) (RFA-HD-21-008) NICHD, NGRI, NIMH, NINDS, Application Date(s): December 3, 2020 
  • Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: July 6, 2020
  • American Federation for Aging Research Clin-STAR Transdisciplinary Aging Research Pilot Grants (see here) Deadline: July 15, 2020
  • American Psychological Foundation Barlow Grant (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
    Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship 
    (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2020
    Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2020
    TSF Research Award (see here) Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Amyloidosis Foundation Research Grant Program (see here) Deadline: September 21, 2020
  • National Institute for Health Care Management Investigator-Initiated Research Grants (see here) Deadline: July 20, 2020
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Fast Track Grants (see here) Deadline: August 10, 2020
  • Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology (see here) Deadline: September 24, 2020
  • Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation PhD. Trainee and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Myotonic Dystrophy (see here) Deadline: September 18, 2020
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation Advanced Surgical Care Clinical Evidence Council (see here) Deadline: September 3, 2020
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation Grants (see here) Deadline: September 9, 2020
  • DARPA Harnessing Enzymatic Activity for Lifesaving Remedies (see here) Deadline: September 17, 2020
  • Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant (see here) Deadline: December 16, 2020
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Ittleson Foundation Small Grants for AIDS, the Environment, and Mental Health (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (see here) Deadline: August 11, 2020
  • Davis Phinney Foundation Research Grants in Parkinson’s quality of life (see here) Deadline: August 31, 2020
  • Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology The Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize (see here) Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (see here) Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Research Society Mentored Research Award Program (see here) Deadline: August 14, 2020
  • Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award in Chemical Sciences or Instrumentation (see here) Deadline: September 4, 2020
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders Research Grants Program (see here) Deadline: August 25, 2020
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America Research Grants (see here) Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Wiley Foundation Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (see here) Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (see here) Deadline: September 25, 2020
  • Pivotal Ventures Equality Can’t Wait Challenge (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: July 20, 2020