In addition to the Pilot Programs, CWRU’s CTSC regularly solicits proposals for other funding opportunities from NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) throughout the year. Some current opportunities are described below. These lists are regularly reviewed and updated.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
RFA-TR-23-016: Preclinical Proof of Concept Studies for Rare Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Next due date October 2, 2023.
See a full list of NCATS funding opportunities
PAR-21-112: Institutional Training Programs to Advance Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (T32). Next due date September 25, 2023.
PAR-22-216: NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date October 10, 2023.
RFA-MD-23-003: Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date September 6, 2023.
RFA-MD-23-002: Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date September 6, 2023.
RFA-CA-22-056: Basic/Translational Research on Health Disparities in Underrepresented People Living with HIV (PLWH) and Cancer (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Next due date December 15, 2023.
RFA-EB-21-001: Technology Development to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date January 26, 2024.
PAR-21-121: Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date October 17, 2023.
Maternal and Child Health
PAR-23-130: Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date October 5, 2023.
PAR-23-131: Translational Research in Maternal and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R21 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date October 16, 2023.
RFA-DC-22-001: NICDC Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Next due date October 18, 2023.
RFA-AT-24-004: NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Pragmatic and/or Implementation Science Demonstration Projects ((UG3/UH3) Clinical Trial Required). Next due date September 13, 2023.
Private Foundations or Non-Profits
Lung Cancer Foundation of America. LCFA/BMS/ILCF Disparities in Clinical Oncology Research Grants in Translational Immuno-oncology. Due date September 5, 2023 (next due date February 28, 2024).
McKnight Research Foundation: Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss. Application window closes September 14, 2023. Notification January 2024.
National Ataxia Foundation: Pioneer SCA3 Translational Research Awards. Letter of intent due September 15, 2023. Application due November 20, 2023.
Search for Funding
Pilot Program funding should lead to funding from government agencies and private foundations. Explore the links below to find the right funding opportunities to take your Pilot Project to the next stage.
|NIH||NIH is the world’s largest funder of biomedical research. Search NIH’s funding list and learn about grants and other resources.|
|National Science Foundation||Browse the NSF’s current funding opportunities.|
|Department of Defense||The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program has a variety of funding opportunities focused on transforming healthcare through innovative and impactful research.|
Grants.gov is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for funding opportunities from all departments of the federal government.
|Foundations||CWRU subscribes to Pivot, a service available to all faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students that helps you quickly discover the right funding opportunities. Follow the link above for the Office of Research & Grant Development’s quick start guide.|