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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

November 18, 2019

Highlighted Opportunity

  • None


  • Applications now open for the Duke SOM Bridge Funding Program, which supports investigators who have had a lapse in R01, P01, or K-to-R funding (see here).  Deadline: December 15, 2019

Notices of Special Interest

  • Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Social Isolation and Alcohol Use Disorder (NOT-AA-19-031) NIAAA
  • Notice of Special Interest: Advancing Research for Tickborne Diseases (NOT-AI-20-005) NIAID, NCCIH, NIAMS, NIMH, NINDS

Duke Funding Opportunities

  • Duke Center for AIDS Research Microgrants (see here)
  • Duke CTSI Population Health Improvement Collaboration Seed Awards (see here) Deadline: Rolling
  • 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 University Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants (see here) Deadline: March 5, 2020
  • Duke University Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity  Career Development Award (see here) Deadline: December 16, 2019
  • Duke University CTSA TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program (see here) Deadline: January 13, 2020
  • Duke University CTSA TL1 Physician Research Fellowship (see here) Deadline: January 13, 2020
  • Duke University Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Research Incubator Awards (see here) Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Duke University School of Medicine Regeneration Next Postdoctoral Fellowships (see here) Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • CTSI Special Populations Pilot Agreements (see here) LOI Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Duke University Graduate Awards for Research and Training (see here) Deadline: February 17, 2020
  • Duke University Duke Transplant Center Pilot & Feasibility Studies Award (see here) Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute Population Health Improvement Awards Program (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Duke CTSI Special Populations Pilot Agreements (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2019

External Funding Opportunities

  • Impact of Alcohol on the Onset and Progression of Alzheimers Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 - CTO) (RFA-AA-20-006) NIAAA, NIA, Application Date(s): March 24, 2020
  • Step Up for Substance Use Disorders : A Drug Target Initiative for Scientists Engaged in Fundamental Research (U18 - CTNO) (RFA-DA-20-025) NIDA, Application Date(s): February 13, 2020
  • Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20 CTO) (RFA-DK-19-033) NIDDK, Application Date(s): March 31, 2020
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2019 (P50 - CTO) (RFA-HD-20-016) NICHD, Application Date(s): January 15, 2020
  • BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent CTNO) (RFA-NS-19-043) NINDS, NCCIH, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIMH, Application Date(s): Multiple
  • BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent CTR) (RFA-NS-19-044) NINDS, NCCIH, National Eye Institute NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDA, NIMH, Application Date(s): Multiple
  • Pilot Projects Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data Sets (R03 CTNO) (RFA-RM-19-012) Common Fund, Application Date(s): February 19, 2020 
  • NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30 CTNO) (PAR-20-051) National Eye Institute Application Date(s): September 30, 2020; 2021; 2022 
  • Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Extracellular Vesicle-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01 CTNO) (PAR-20-053) NCI, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply. 
  • Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment (R21 CTNO) (PAR-20-054) NIAID, Application Date(s): May 11, 2020; 2021 
  • Foundation for Surgical Fellowships Grants (see here) Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • Mary Kay Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grants (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: December 9, 2019
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: December 2, 2019
  • HRSA AIDS Education and Training Center National Clinician Consultation Center (see here) Deadline: January 13, 2020
  • Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards (see here) Deadline: February 20, 2020
  • Mallinckrodt Foundation Scholar Award (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: November 18, 2019
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Research Grant Programs (see here) Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • CDC Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (see here) Deadline: February 28, 2020
  • Beckman  Foundation Instrumentation Grant for Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy and Data Science (see here) Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • VentureWell E-Team Program (see here) Deadline: February 5, 2020
  • Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Award (see here) Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • American Society of Hematology Medical Student / Resident Research Award (see here) Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories Bioinformatics Fellowship (see here) Deadline: February 29, 2020
  • CDC Reducing the burden of parasitic infections in the United States through evidence-based prevention and control activities (see here) Deadline: March 4, 2020
  • CDC Assessing the Burden of Diabetes By Type in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (see here) Deadline: January 14, 2020
  • CDC Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01) (see here) Deadline: February 4, 2020
  • Duke University Regeneration Next Initiative Student Travel Grants (see here) Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Pfizer Rheumatology Competitive Grant Program (see here) Deadline: January 27, 2020