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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

November 12, 2018

Highlighted Opportunity

  • None


  • NIA Intervention Testing Program Announces Call for Compounds to Test for Anti-Aging Activity in Mice (NOT-AG-18-044) NIA
  • Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA for Exploring the Mechanisms Underlying Analgesic Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes (R01, R21 - CTO) (NOT-AT-19-008) (NOT-AT-19-009) NCCIH

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 University REACH Equity Career Development Award (see here) Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Duke University DUCIGS Graduate Awards for Research and Training (see here) Deadline: February 18, 2019
  • Duke University Department of Population Health Sciences K12 Research Grant in Dissemination and Implementation (see here) Deadline: December 17, 2018
  • Duke CFAR Fall Request for Proposals (see here) Deadline: December 10, 2018
  • Duke/Emerson Collective Cancer Research RFP (see here) Deadline: December 3, 2018
  • Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grants (see here) Deadline: March 7, 2019
  • Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (CTNO U10) (RFA-AA-19-001) NIAAA, Application Date(s): January 16, 2019
  • Data Coordinating Center for the Diabetic Foot Consortium (U24 CTNO) (RFA-DK-18-010) NIDDK, Application Date(s): January 23, 2019 
  • Optimization of Non-addictive Therapies [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 CTNO) (RFA-NS-19-010) NINDS, NCCIH, NCI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAMS, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, Application Date(s): January 4, 2019 and March 6, 2019
  • International OCD Foundation Research Grants (see here) Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program for Innovators in Medicine & Nursing (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: February 13, 2019
  • Mary Kay Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grants (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: November 26, 2019
  • CDC Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease and Associated Risk Factors in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico (see here) Deadline: January 11, 2019
  • Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grant & Target Identification in Lupus (see here) Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Agilent Early Career Professor Award - Cancer diagnostics based on image analysis of pathology slides (see here) Deadline: February 12, 2019
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Grant Program (see here) Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • North American Spine Society Research Grants, Young Investigator Grants, and Traveling Fellowships (see here) Deadline: February 11, 2019
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network Young Investigator Awards (see here) Duke Internal Deadline: November 16, 2019
  • American Parkinson Disease Association Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (see here) Deadline: March 12, 2019
  • Leukemia Research Foundation New Investigator Research Grants (see here) Deadline: February 1, 2019

Program Announcements

  • Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Across the Lifespan: Exploratory Research (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) (PAR-19-059) NCCIH, NIEHS, NIMH,   Application Date(s): December 13, 2018, 2019 
  • Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science (R43/R44 CTNO) (PAR-19-061) NGRI, Application Date(s): Standard dates apply 
  • Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 CTO) (PAR-19-064) NIDA, Application Date(s): Multiple