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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.  Duke opportunities are shown in blue.   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 17, 2018

Highlighted Opportunity

  • None


  • Registration for K Club and Path to Independence Program is Now Open for NIH Feb 2019 Deadline (see here) Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • Development of New Antibacterial Drugs Active Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria (NOT-FD-18-016) FDA
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA to Support Institutional Translational Research Training Programs (T32) (NOT-NS-18-077) NINDS
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Exploratory Grant for Center without Walls for Parkinsons Disease Research (P20) (NOT-NS-18-083) NINDS
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Centers of Excellence for Parkinsons Disease Research (P50) (NOT-NS-18-084) NINDS
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA to Support NINDS-Specific Institutional Research Training Programs (T32) (NOT-NS-18-085) NINDS
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Post-Stroke VCID in the United States Including in Health Disparities Populations (U19 CTNO) (NOT-NS-18-092)NINDS, NIA
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Applications now open (see here) Deadline: November 15, 2018

Request for Applications

  • Duke Center for AIDS Research Microgrants (see here)
  • Duke University Duke CTSA Research Career Development Award Program (Duke CTSA KL2) (see here) Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Duke Institute for Health Innovation Request for Applications for Innovation Pilots (see here) Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • Duke University REACH Equity Career Development Award (see here) Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Duke University Kaganov Research Initiative Request for Proposals (see here) Deadline: October 17, 2018
  • Duke University DUCIGS Graduate Awards for Research and Training (see here) Deadline: February 18, 2019
  • Duke University CTSI Translational Accelerator Research Funding (see here) Deadline: November 8, 2018
  • Duke University CTSI Transformative Funding Agreement (see here) Deadline: November 8, 2018
  • Duke University Duke/UNC CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Project Award (see here) Deadline: October 11, 2018
  • Duke Incubation Fund (see here) Deadline: September 24, 2018
  • Duke Bass Connections Research Projects RFP (see here) Deadline: November 5, 2018
  • Duke Core Facility Voucher Program (see here) Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program for Duke Junior Faculty, Fellows, and Postdocs (see here) LOI Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research Coordinating Center: Synergizing Career Development toward Improved Care of Older Adults across Specialties and Disciplines (U24 - CTO) (RFA-AG-19-024) NIA, Application Date(s): February 4, 2019 
  • Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network: CP-CTNet Sites (UG1 CTR) (RFA-CA-18-029) NCI, Application Date(s): November 15, 2018 
  • Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network: Data Management, Auditing, and Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trials Required) (RFA-CA-18-030) NCI, Application Date(s): November 15, 2018 
  • Communication and Decision Making for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01 CTO). (RFA-CA-19-001) NCI, Application Date(s): January 9, 2019 
  • Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers Consortium (U54 CTNO) (RFA-CA-19-016) NCI, Application Date(s): December 7, 2018 
  • Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R01- CTO) (RFA-DK-18-017) NIDDK, Application Date(s): February 21, 2019 . 
  • Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18) (RFA-HS-18-002)AHRQ, Application Date(s): January 4, 2019 , 
  • NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25) (RFA-NS-19-007)NINDS, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIEHS, NIMH, Application Date(s): February 15, 2019
  • Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs (see hereDuke Internal Deadline: Nov. 16, 2018
  • American Society for Microbiology Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology (see here) Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships (see here) Deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Gruber Foundation International Prize Program in Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience (see here) Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (see hereDuke Internal Deadline: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program (see here) Deadline: January 9, 2019
  • Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grants (see here) Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation 
    New Investigator Grant 
    (see here) Deadline: October 11, 2018
    Prospective Clinical Research Grant (see here) Deadline: October 11, 2018
     Biologics Research Grant (see here) Deadline: December 6, 2018
    Arthritis Research Grant (see here) Deadline: December 6, 2018
    Resident Research Project Grant (see here) Deadline: December 3, 2018
    Career Development Grants (see here) Deadline: October 11, 2018
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women's Health Policy Research Award (see here) Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology CORE Grants (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2018
  • Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grants (see here) Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation 
    Epidemiology Awards 
    (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2018
    Young Investigator Awards (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2018
    Innovation Grants (see here) Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal (see here) Deadline: 
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas (see here) Deadline: November 13, 2018
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation HER Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood (see here) Deadline: October 3, 2018
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows (see here) Deadline: November 7, 2018
  • CDC Strengthen Capacity of South African Government's Department of Health and Implementing Partners to Deliver Quality Differentiated, Advanced Clinical Care for Unstable HIV and TB/HIV Patients in the Republic of South Africa under PEPFAR (see here) Deadline: October 22, 2018
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Van Wagenen Fellowship (see here) Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • USAID/Malawi HIV Prevention Activities (see here) Deadline: October 6, 2018

Program Announcements

  • AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (R03 CTO) (PA-18-916) NIDA, Application Date(s): Standard AIDS dates 
  • Developing the Therapeutic Potential of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Treatment (R01 - CTO) (PA-18-917) NIDA, NCI, NIAAA, NICHD, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • NCCIH Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Scholars Pursuing Complementary Health Research Career Development (Admin Supp CTO) (PA-18-920) NCATS, Application Date(s): December 1, 2018 
  • Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (R03 CTO) (PAR-18-918) NIDA, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Response Assessment (R01 CTO) (PAR-18-919) NCI, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply  
  • HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01 CTO) (PAS-18-915) NIDA, Application Date(s): Standard AIDS dates