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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

September 16, 2019

Highlighted Opportunity

  • None


  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Early Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (U10 - CTO) (NOT-AA-19-025) NIAAA

Notices of Special Interest

  • High Priority Research Areas for Sex and Gender Influences on the Adolescent Brain and the Mental Health of Girls and Young Women (Ages 12-24)(NOT-MH-19-039) NIMH

Duke Funding Opportunities

  • Duke Center for AIDS Research Microgrants (see here)
  • Duke CTSI Population Health Improvement Collaboration Seed Awards (see here) Deadline: Rolling
  • Duke Incubation Fund (see here) Deadline: September 23, 2019
  • Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering (see here) Deadline: October 30, 2019
  • Duke University Bass Connections Project Proposals (see here) Deadline: November 4, 2019
  • Duke University Bass Connections Project Proposals: Immigration Pop-up Theme (see here) Deadline: October 28, 2019
  • Duke CTSA Research Career Development Award Program (Duke CTSA KL2) (see here) Deadline: November 25, 2019
  • Duke University REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity Career Development Award (see here) Deadline: December 16, 2019
  • Duke Institute for Health Innovation - Innovation Pilot Awards (see here) Deadline: October 4, 2019
  • Duke MedBlue Incubator Startup Funding (see here) Deadline: September 20, 2019
  • Duke University Intellectual Community Planning Grants (see here) Deadline: October 18, 2019
  • Duke-NUS Innovation Collaboration Pilot Projects (see here) LOI Deadline: September 20, 2019
  • Duke University Duke Global Health Institute International Travel Grants (see here) Deadline: October 28, 2019
  • Duke / Duke-NUS Research Collaborations Pilot Projects (see here) Deadline: September 20, 2019

External Funding Opportunities

  • Tailoring Interventions to Improve Preventive Health Service Use (R61/R33 CTR) (RFA-AG-20-045) NIA, Application Date(s): October 28, 2019 
  • Advancing Sustained/Extended Release for HIV Prevention (A-SER) (R01 CTNO) (RFA-AI-19-063) NIAID, NIMH, Application Date(s): Dec. 4, 2019 
  • Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Education Center (UE5 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-CA-19-042) NCI, Application Date(s): December 19, 2019 
  • Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 CTR) (RFA-CA-19-064) NCI, Application Date(s): January 15, 2020 
  • The Rat Opioid Genome Project: Clinical Trials not Allowed (U01- CTNO) (RFA-DA-20-010) NIDA, Application Date(s): November 19, 2019 
  • NIDDK Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology (U54 CTNO) (RFA-DK-19-005) NIDDK, Application Date(s): November 21, 2019 and June 30, 2020 
  • Data Sharing for Demographic Research Infrastructure Program (R24 CTNO) (RFA-HD-20-001) NICHD, Application Date(s): November 29, 2019 
  • Fertility and Fertility Preservation for Patients with Diseases that Previously Precluded Reproduction (R21 CTO) (RFA-HD-20-021) NICHD, Application Date(s): November 26, 2019 
  • Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Transition Scholar (StARRTS) (K38) (CTNO) (RFA-HL-20-006) NHLBI, NCI, NIA, NIAID, Application Date(s): November 18, 2019; October 15, 2020; October 15, 2021
  • Enabling Technologies and Transformative Platforms for HLBS Research (R33 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-HL-20-022) NHLBI, Application Date(s): Multiple 
  • Catalyze: Product Definition for Small Molecules and Biologics - Target Identification and Validation, and Preliminary Product/Lead Series Identification (R61/R33 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-HL-20-023) NHLBI, Application Date(s): Multiple  
  • Catalyze: Product Definition Device Prototype Design and Testing, Diagnostic Disease Target Identification and Assay Development, and Research Tool Development (R61/R33 - CTNO) (RFA-HL-20-024) NHLBI, Application Date(s): Multiple 
  • Catalyze: Product Definition for Small Molecules and Biologics - Preliminary Product/Lead Series Identification (R33 - CTNO) (RFA-HL-20-027) NHLBI, Application Date(s): Multiple 
  • Catalyze: Product Definition Device Prototype Testing and Design Modification, Diagnostic Disease Target Assay Development and Design Characterization, and Research Tool Testing and Validation (R33 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-HL-20-028) NHLBI, Application Date(s): Multiple 
  • Bench to Bassinet Program Administrative Coordinating Center (U01 - CTNO) (RFA-HL-21-002) NHLBI, Application Date(s): March 6, 2020 
  • Resource-Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (R24 Clinical Trials Not-Allowed) (RFA-OD-19-027) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Application Date(s): Multiple  
  • Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NIDDK K01/K08/K23/K25 Recipients (R03 CTO) (PAR-19-365) NIDDK, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12 - Independent CTNO) (PAR-19-366) NIGMS, Application Date(s): November 13, 2019; October 1, 2020; October 1, 2021 
  • Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35 - CTO) (PAR-19-367) NIGMS, Application Date(s): Multiple 
  • Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 CTO) (PAR-19-368) NIDA, NIAAA, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Development of Animal Models and Related Biological Materials for Research (R21 CTNO) (PAR-19-369) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Application Date(s): Standard dates apply
  • NIAID Career Transition Award (K22 Independent CTNO) (PAR-19-371) NIAID, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply. 
  • Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01-CTNO) (PAR-19-372)  NIA, Application Date(s): November 6, 2019, November 6, 2020, November 8, 2021 
  • Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19 CTO) (PAR-19-374) NIA, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply. 
  • Small Research Grants for Analyses of Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Data (R03 CTNO) (PAR-19-375) NICHD, NCI, NHLBI, NIDCR, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 - CTO) (PAR-19-376) NCI, NIBIB, NICHD,  NIMH, NINDS, Application Date(s): November 19, 2019; September 24, 2020 
  • HRSA State and Regional Primary Care Association Cooperative Agreements (see here) Deadline: November 8, 2019
  • American Psychological Foundation Child Psychology Graduate Fellowships (see here) Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • USAID/Uganda Voluntary Family Planning for Improved Reproductive Health and Development Activity (see here) Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Academic Development Grant Program (see here) Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Networks: Health Technologies & Innovation (see here) Deadline: November 12, 2019
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: October 4, 2019
  • HRSA State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development Program (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: October 4, 2019
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Accelerating the Discovery of Nonsense Mutation Therapies for CF (see here) Deadline: October 24, 2019
  • AmeriCorps State and National Grants (see here) Deadline: January 8, 2020
  • CDC Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth (see here) Deadline: February 14, 2020
  • Pfizer Inc. Paediatric Pneumococcal Disease Research (see here) Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • DHHS Research and Demonstration Grants to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (see here) Deadline: March 30, 2020
  • Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine Call for Proposals (see here) Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • NSF Engineering of Biomedical Systems (see here) Rolling Deadline
  • NSF Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (see here) Rolling Deadline
  • CDC STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers (see here) Deadline: November 26, 2019
  • DOD Combat Readiness Medical Research Program Rapid Development and Translational Research Award (see here) Deadline: October 23, 2019
  • DHHS Pregnancy Prevention Research Grants (see here) Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • DHHS Empowering Women to Recognize Factors Impacting Their Fertility (see here) Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • DHHS Replicating Programs Proven Effective at Preventing Teen Pregnancy (see here) Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • DHHS Research to Practice Center Grants (see here) Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Pfizer Inc. Biosimilars Research in Solid Tumors (see here) Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Taub Foundation Grants Program for MDS Research (see here) Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Myocarditis Foundation Research Grants (see here) Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • CDC Enhancing Global Health Security: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally (see here) Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • CDC Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community (see here) Deadline: February 27, 2020
  • CDC Rapid-Cycle Survey Collaborative for Patient and Provider Input on Immunization Issues (see here) Deadline: February 25, 2020
  • CDC Evaluation of New HIV Testing Technologies in Clinical Settings with High HIV Incidence (see here) Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • CDC Modeling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Research Projects to Improve Prevention Research and Healthcare Delivery (see here) Deadline: February 18, 2020
  • CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: Protecting patients from infections, antibiotic resistance and other adverse events (see here) Deadline: March 10, 2020
  • Pfizer Inc. Quality Improvement Grant Program: Treatment Patterns of CDK 4/6 Inhibitor Utilization in HR+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer (see here) Deadline: November 4, 2019
  • NSF Research Traineeship Program (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: September 27, 2019
  • Human Vaccines Project Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research (see here) Deadline: October 31, 2019