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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

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

February 19, 2018


  • Broad Agency Announcement: Vaccine Adjuvant Discovery Program (NOT-AI-18-018) NIAID
  • Broad Agency Announcement: Immune Mechanisms of Protection Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Center (NOT-AI-18-019) NIAID
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Impact of Initial Influenza Exposure on Immunity in Infants (U01 CTNO) (NOT-AI-18-020) NIAID
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Renewal - CCC (U10 - CTR) (NOT-HL-18-588) NHLBI

Requests for Applications

  • Duke University NCI T32 Postdoctoral Research Training in Surgical Oncology: RFA (see here) Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Duke University Bass Connections All Babies and Children Thrive Interdisciplinary Seed Grants (see here) Deadline: March 9, 2018
  • Duke University Bass Connections Course Development Funds (see here) Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Duke CTSI Population Health Improvement Awards Program  (see here) Deadline: February 22, 2018
  • Duke CTSI Gap Year Clinical Research Program (see here) Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Duke Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” Award Program (see here) Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Duke University Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grants (see here) Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Regeneration Next Initiative Travel Grants for Duke Grad Students (see here) Deadline: April 16, 2018
  • Duke University Career Development Bridge Funding Program (see here) Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Duke University MEDx Colloquia (see here) Deadline: March 5, 2018
  • Duke Global Health Institute International Travel Grants (see here) Deadline: March 26, 2018
  • Kahn Neurotechnology Development Grants (see here) Deadline: April 16, 2018
  • Towards Implementing Novel Training Methods to Enhance Cognition in Aging (U01 CTR) (RFA-AG-18-031) NIA, Application Date: April 30, 2018 
  • SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer-Focused Technologies Toward Commercialization (R44 CTO) (RFA-CA-18-011) NCI, Application Date: August 15, 2018 
  • Exploiting Omics Assays to Investigate Molecular Regulation of Persistent HIV in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (R61/R33 CTO) (RFA-DA-19-003) NIDA, Application Date(s): Not Applicable 
  • Mass Spectrometric Assays for the Reliable and Reproducible Detection of Proteins/Peptides of Importance in Type 1 Diabetes Research (U01 CTNO) (RFA-DK-17-019) NIDDK, Application Date: July 10, 2018 
  • Immune System Engineering For Targeted Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 CTNO) (RFA-DK-17-020) NIDDK, NIAID, Application Dates: May 10, 2018 and December 6, 2018 
  • Discovery of Early Type 1 Diabetes Disease Biomarkers in the Human Pancreas (U01 - CTNO) (RFA-DK-17-021) NIDDK, Application Date: May 10, 2018 
  • High-Resolution Exploration of the Human Islet Tissue Environment (U01 CTNO) (RFA-DK-17-022) NIDDK, Application Date: May 10, 2018 
  • Clinical, Behavioral and Physiological Research Testing Current and Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01- CTR) (RFA-DK-17-023) NIDDK, Application Dates: April 26, 2018 and December 6, 2018 
  • Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (R01 CTR) (RFA-DK-17-024) NIDDK, Application Date(s): April 26, 2018 and Dec 6, 2018 
  • Development and Integration of Novel Components for Open and Closed Loop Hormone Replacement Platforms for T1D Therapy (R01- CTO) (RFA-DK-17-025) NIDDK, Application Date(s): May 10, 2018 
  • Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Endocrinologists (K12 CTO) (RFA-DK-17-026) NIDDK, Application Date(s): April 26, 2018 and December 6, 2018 
  • Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Care for Type 1 Diabetes (R01 CTR) (RFA-DK-17-027) NIDDK, Application Date(s): July 10, 2018 
  • Treating Diabetes Distress to Improve Glycemic Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 CTR) (RFA-DK-17-028) NIDDK, Application Date(s): July 10, 2018 
  • The Characterization and Discovery of Novel Autoantigens and Epitopes in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 CTO) (RFA-DK-17-031) NIDDK, Application Date(s): April 26, 2018 and December 6, 2018 
  • Funding For Collaborative Clinical Research In Type 1 Diabetes: Living Biobank (R01 CTO) (RFA-DK-17-032) NIDDK, Application Date(s): July 10, 2018 
  • Elucidating the Effect of Glycemic Excursions on Patient Well-being and Cognitive Status in People with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 CTO) (RFA-DK-18-003) NIDDK, Application Date(s): July 10, 2018
  • Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 CTO) (RFA-DK-18-004) NIDDK, Application Date(s): May 10, 2018 
  • National Laboratory Curriculum Framework Development (RFA-FD-18-005) FDA, Application Date(s): April 20,2018 
  • Male and Female Contraceptive Development (R43/R44 CTO) (RFA-HD-19-004) NICHD, Application Date(s): April 16, 2018 
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Resource Center (U24 - CTNO) (RFA-RM-18-002) Common Fund, Application Date(s): June 11, 2018 
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Coordination Center (U24 - CTNO) (RFA-RM-18-003) Common Fund, Application Date(s): June 11, 2018 
  • National Research Mentoring Network: The Science of Mentoring, Networking, and Navigating Career Transition Points (U01 CTNO) (RFA-RM-18-004) Common Fund, Application Date(s): June 11, 2018 
  • NSF Research Traineeship Program (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: Sep. 3, 2018
  • HRSA Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on School-Based Health Services (see here) Deadline: April 18, 2018
  • USAID Amplify Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health (see here) Deadline: March 26, 2018
  • Pfizer Inc. Independent Grants for Learning & Change: Fellowship Program (see here) Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Shock Society Faculty Research Award for Early Career Faculty Investigators (see here) Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • DOD Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium -- Prototype Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Injury (see here) Deadline: March 19, 2018
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant (see here) Deadline: March 13, 2018
  • DOD Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (see here) Deadline: March 14, 2018
  • CDC Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention (see here) Deadline: April 13, 2018
  • DARPA Epigenetic CHaracterization and Observation (see here) Deadline: May 3, 2018
  • NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: Sep. 11, 2018
  • DOD Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium -- Prototype Solutions for Optic Nerve Injury (see here) Deadline: March 12, 2018
  • Genentech Scientific Research Project (see here) Deadline: Rolling
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology Residents/Fellows Research Seed Grant (see here) Deadline: April 8, 2018

Program Announcements

  • Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults (R01, R21, R34 CTO) (PA-18-651) (PA-18-652) (PA-18-653) NIMH, NIAID, NIDA,  Application Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply 
  • Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp - CTO) (PA-18-658) Application Date(s): March 26, 2018 
  • Genetics of Alcohol Sensitivity and Tolerance (R01 CTNO) (PA-18-660) NIAAA, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31) (PA-18-666) Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) (PA-18-668) Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (PA-18-670) Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (PA-18-671) Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01, R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (PAR-18-654) (PAR-18-655) NCI,  Application Date(s): Multiple
  • Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54 CTO) (PAR-18-657) NINDS, NIAMS, NIDA, NIEHS, Application Date(s): September 11, 2018; September 10, 2019; September 9, 2020
  • Mechanisms of Alcohol Tolerance (R21/R33 CTNO) (PAR-18-659) NIAAA, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Pathway and Target Identification for Alzhiemers Disease Related Dementias (ADRDs) (U01 CTNO) (PAR-18-661) NINDS, NIA, Application Date(s): April 16, 2018 
  • Clinical Coordinating Center for NCCIH Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions (Collaborative UG3/UH3 CTR)(PAR-18-662) NCCIH, Application Date(s): Multiple
  • Mind and Body Intervention Multi-Site Clinical Trial Data Coordinating Center (Collaborative U24 - CTR) (PAR-18-663) NCCIH, Application Date(s): Multiple
  • Clinical Validation of Candidate Biomarkers for Neurological Diseases (U01 CTO) (PAR-18-664) NINDS, Application Date(s): Multiple
  • NINDS Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Clinical Trials and Clinical Research (R44 CTO) (PAR-18-665) NINDS, Application Date(s): April 16th then Standard dates apply