Research Management Group (RMG)

Funding Information Resources

This website is a resource for the Stanford University research community. Stanford faculty and staff: please send an email to Jeanne Heschele at jheschele@stanford.edu to be added to a funding opportunity email distribution list.

Internal Proposal Deadline Policy for Grants, Contracts, Subcontracts and Fellowships

  • PIs in the School of Medicine:
    RMG internal proposal deadline policy, FAQs and best practics: more >>
    Note: you are encouraged to contact your Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG a month prior to submitting any proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget and help with other aspects of your applications.

    RPM department assignments more >>
  • PIs in Other Schools:
    Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs and Pre-award OSR department assignments
    more >>

 

 
 

Grant writing resources

Stanford grant writing resources:

 

DoD Bioscience and biomedical Broad Agency Announcements (BAA)


DoD Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Research Interests of the Air Force of Scientific Research
BAA-ARFL-AFOSR-2015-0001

Topics of interest:
Complete descriptions of these topics and subtopic areas can be found in the program guidelines (see the table of contents on page 3):
Engineering and complex systems
Information networks
Physical sciences
Chemistry and Biological sciences
Innovative research concepts
Amount of funding: $200K-$400K/yr for up to 5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline: this remains open until superseded
Note: Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Officer for the subject area to discuss the proposed research effort, particularly the current state of related research, the potential of the effort to advance the state of the art, and anticipated budget. The Program Officer may ask for additional information at that time. (See page 69 of the guidelines)
Guidelines: To find this RFP, go to the grantsgov search webpage >>, enter under keyword, "Research Interests of the Air Force of Scientific Research”, select the 2015 RFP, then click on “Related Documents”, then download the PDF file of the full announcement.


DoD Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Biological Technologies
Funding opportunity #: DARPA-BAA-15-35

Amount of funding and term not specified.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences.
Areas of interest: please see pages 5-6 in the guidelines. Examples include: developing radical new techniques and technologies to optimally restore and maintain the health and abilities of military service members; developing new tools and techniques for forward engineering of biological systems (cells, tissues, organs, organisms, and complex communities) to be develop new products and functional systems as as well as to gain new insights into underlying mechanisms; leveraging new computational techniques from computer science, big data, and biology to enable investigation and generation of knowledge from biological data at scale, etc..
Note: Abstract submission (strongly encouraged) in advance of a full proposal.
Closing date: April 28, 2016
Guidelines: To find this RFP, go to the grantsgov search webpage >>, enter under "Funding Opportunity Number", enter “DARPA-BAA-15-35”, click on the RFP, then click on “Related Documents”, then download the PDF file of the full announcement.


DoD U.S. Army BAA for Extramural Medical Research
Funding opportunity # W81XWH-BAA-15-1

Amount of funding (see pages 11-12):
Most projects are anticipated to have a total cost at or below $700,000.
Projects that have a total cost of $700,000 with outstanding scientific merit that meet a critical need may be accepted, however, these projects are not to exceed $1.5 million.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Research areas of interest (see pages 8-11 for detailed descriptions)
-Medical simulation and training techniques
-Prolonged field care
-Damage control resuscitation (global treatment strategies, analgesia, far forward blood, blood components, and injectable hemostatics; austere surgical stabilization)
-Portable lab diagnostics (biological, occupational and environmental health hazards)
-Force Health Protection and environmental medicine (optimal acclimatization strategy; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive; chelation solution)
-Canine medicine
Timelines:
See pages 5-6
Second Cycle Submissions:
Pre-proposal (required): July 23, 2015
Invitation to submit a full proposal to be sent by Sept. 1, 2015
Full proposal deadline: 45 days after the invitation to submit has been sent
Third Cycle Submissions:
Pre-proposal (required): Nov. 19, 2015
Invitation to submit a full proposal to be sent by Jan. 15, 2016
Full proposal deadline: 45 days after the invitation to submit has been sent
Guidelines: To find this RFP, go to thegrantsgov search webpage >>, under “Funding Opportunity number” enter "W81XWH-BAA-15-1", then click on the announcement, and click on the “Related Documents” tabs, then download the PDF file of the full announcement.




DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)


DoD CDMRP Summary of Current Funding Opportunities webpage>>
   

Please see the Stanford eligibility clarification comments for variouis announcements below before downloading and reading the guidelines.


Cancer-related programs
:
-Lung Cancer Research Program  
-Peer Review Cancer Research Program*:
[*includes Colorectal cancer, Genetic cancer, Kidney cancer, Listeria vaccine for cancer, Liver cancer, Melanoma and other skin cancers, Mesothelioma, Myleloproliferative disorders, Neuroblastoma, Pancreatic cancer, Stomach cancer
]
-Prostate Cancer Research Program

Other programs
-Autism Research Program
-Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
-Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
-Neurofibromatosis Research Program
-Peer Review Medical Research Program (41 disease topics)
-Defense Medical Research and Development Program--Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award
-Gulf War Illness Research Program


The pre-application deadlines have passed for these programs:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program
Bone Marrow Failure Research Program
Breast Cancer Research Program
Ovarian Cancer Research Program

 


CANCER RELATED PROGRAMS

DoD Lung Cancer Research Program


**New**

DoD Lung Cancer Research Program
Concept Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $100,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 1 year
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): July 28, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 4, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 11, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp.shtml
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: although the guidelines state “investigators at or above the level of postdoctoral fellows are eligible”, because this is a research grant and not a mentored career development award, Stanford’s PIship policy only permits Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver prior to the pre-application submission) to apply. Postdoctoral Fellows, Instructors, and Research Associates are NOT eligible.
Purpose: supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to lung cancer.
Note: Submissions from and partnerships with investigators at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), military labs, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and research laboratories are strongly encouraged.

 

Lung Cancer Research Program
Career Development Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $240,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 years
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility AND CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission) who are within 5 years of their first faculty appointment (see additional criteria)
Stanford eligibility clarification: Instructors, Research Associates are NOT eligible because Stanford does not consider those to be independent positions.
This RFP supports early-career, independent investigators to conduct impactful research under the mentorship of an experienced lung cancer researcher
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 2, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 9, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 16, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp.shtml


Lung Cancer Research Program
Clinical Exploration Award

Amount of funding:
Clinical Trials-maximum of $450,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Correlative studies-maximum of $250,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Applications must address at least one of the seven Areas of Emphasis mentioned in the guidelines
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 2, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 9, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 16, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp.shtml


Lung Cancer Research Program
Idea Development Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $350,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 years
Eligibility:
Established investigators: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
New Investigators: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission) who are within 10 years of their first faculty appointment
Stanford eligibility clarification: Instructors are not eligible because Stanford does not consider Instructor positions to be faculty positions.
This award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress toward eradicating deaths from lung cancer. Submissions from and partnerships with investigators at military treatment facilities, military labs, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and research laboratories are strongly encouraged.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 2, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 9, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 16, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/lcrp.shtml


DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Required topics:
PRCRP applications must address at least one of these types of cancer:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Genetic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Listeria vaccine for cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myleloproliferative disorders
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer

Strongly encouraged: to address at least one of the military relevance focus areas listed in the guidelines

Award mechanisms:

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Career Development Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $360,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: early career faculty with PI eligibility or CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Applicants must be within 10 years after completion of his/her terminal degree and have a designated mentor (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave)
Instructors and research associates are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent positions.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 18, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 25, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml


Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Idea Award with Special Focus

Amount of funding: maximum of $400,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility or CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: supports innovative, untested, high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research that are relevant to active duty Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 18, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 25, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml


Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Translational Team Science Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $1.2M direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Collaboration: at least 3 and up to 5 PIs across at least two institutions must partner in one overarching study in one of the required topic area. At least one-early-career investigator (faculty with PI eligibility within 10 years after the completion of their terminal degree) and/or one military/VA investigator must be included as an equal partner.
Purpose: supports translational correlative studies associated with an existing or completed clinical trial that could lead to a future clinical application or the next-phase clinical trial.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 16, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: early August
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 22, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 29, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml



OTHER PROGRAMS (NON-CANCER RELATED)

 

DoD Autism Research Program (ARP)



Autism Research Program
Clinical Trial Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $1 million direct costs plus indirects over 5 years
Eligibility: Associate professors and above with PI eligibility and CE associate prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission
Purpose: Supports research with the potential to have a major impact on the treatment or management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 10, 2015, 5pm p.m. ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit a full proposal will be sent in July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/arp.shtml

Autism Research Program
Idea Development Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $340,000 direct costs plus indirects over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-applicatoin submission)
Multiple PI option: up to two investigators may collaborate on a single application (both will be recognized as a PI and receive a separate award)
Purpose: Supports the development of innovative, high-impact ideas that advance the understanding of ASD and ultimately lead to improved outcomes
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 10, 2015, 5pm p.m. ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit a full proposal will be sent in July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Sept. 24, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/arp.shtml

 


DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

Clinical Trial Award (pre-app: June 18)
Discovery Award $200K (pre-app/LOI: June 25)
Focused Program Award $10 million-for Professors with PI eligibility (pre-app: June 18)
Investigator-Initiated Research Award $1.2M/$1.5M (pre-app: June 11)
Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award $1.8M (pre-app: June 11)


Topics:

The FY15 PRMRP will solicit research applications for the following 41 topics areas.
See each program announcement has an appendix devoted to gaps and the priority research areas for each of the following topic areas:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Advanced Prosthetics
  • Arthritis (other than osteoarthritis, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis which are listed separately below)
  • Burn Pit Exposure
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Chronic Migraine and Post-Traumatic Headaches
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dengue
  • Diabetes
  • DNA Vaccine Technology for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Dystonia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Food Allergies
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Healthcare-acquired infection reduction
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Malaria
  • Metals toxicology
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Nanomaterials for Bone regenerative
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pathogen-Inactivated Dried Plasma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
  • Psychotropic Medications
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Respiratory health (excludes lung cancer and mesothelioma)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Vascular malformations
  • Women’s heart disease

Award mechanisms:

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Clinical Trial Award

Amount of funding: Funding limit not defined; requested funding must be appropriate for the scope of work proposed
Maximum period of performance is 5 years
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: Supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials of novel interventions with the potential to have a significant impact on patient care in the topic area of interest
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 18 2015, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit full application: July 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Oct. 15, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 22, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml


Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Discovery Award

Maximum of $200,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 18 months
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: Although the guidelines state that "All Investigators" may submit an application, because this is a research grant and not a mentored career development award, only faculty with PI eligibility are eligible to apply. Therefore, Instructors, research associates and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.
Purpose: support innovative, untested, high-risk/ potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications.
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 25, 2015, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: July 2, 2015
Full proposal: July 9, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml


Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Focused Program Award

Maximum of $10 million total costs (includes direct and indirect costs) for up to 5 years
Eligibility: Full Professors with PI eligibility
Purpose: Focused Program Award applications must describe a unifying, overarching challenge that will be addressed by a set of research projects.
Applications shall include multiple, distinct research projects led by individual project leaders that address complementary aspects of the overarching challenge. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a minimum of four research projects; additional studies are allowed.
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 18, 2015, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July 2015
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: Oct. 21, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 28, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Maximum of $1.2 million direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 3 years
For Partnering PI option:
Maximum of $1.5 million for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the Topic Areas.
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 11, 2015, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit a full application: Aug. 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml


Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award

Maximum of $1.8 million direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 3 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or quality of life, in at least one of the Topic Areas. The product(s) to be developed may be a tangible item such as a pharmacologic agent (drugs or biologics) or device, or a knowledge-based product such as clinical guidance for standard of care.
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 11, 2015, 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Invitation to submit a full application: Aug. 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prmrp.shtml

 

DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Required topics:
PRCRP applications must address at least one of these types of cancer:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Genetic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Listeria vaccine for cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myleloproliferative disorders
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer

Strongly encouraged: to address at least one of the military relevance focus areas listed in the guidelines

Award mechanisms:

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Career Development Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $360,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: early career faculty with PI eligibility or CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Applicants must be within 10 years after completion of his/her terminal degree and have a designated mentor (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave)
Instructors and research associates are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent positions.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 18, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 25, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Idea Award with Special Focus

Amount of funding: maximum of $400,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility or CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: supports innovative, untested, high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research that are relevant to active duty Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 18, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 25, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
Translational Team Science Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $1.2M direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Collaboration: at least 3 and up to 5 PIs across at least two institutions must partner in one overarching study in one of the required topic area. At least one-early-career investigator (faculty with PI eligibility within 10 years after the completion of their terminal degree) and/or one military/VA investigator must be included as an equal partner.
Purpose: supports translational correlative studies associated with an existing or completed clinical trial that could lead to a future clinical application or the next-phase clinical trial.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 16, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: early August
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 22, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 29, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prcrp.shtml

 

DoD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

MSRP focus areas
All applications for the following award mechanisms must address at least one of the aspects of MS symptoms (Pathophysiology, measurement, and treatment/patient care) listed in the guidelines.


Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
Pilot Clinical Trial Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $600,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Instructors are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent positions.
No citizenship restriction
Purpose: this supports early-phase, proof-of-principle clinical trials to investigate hypothesis-based, innovative interventions that have the potential to result in a profound impact on management of MS symptoms.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 4, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 3, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 10, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/msrp.shtml


Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Amount of funding: maximum of $600,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Instructors are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be independent positions.
No citizenship issue
Supports: highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to MS research and/or patient care. Applications must include preliminary and/or published data that are relevant to MS and the proposed research project.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 4, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: July
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Sept. 3, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 10, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET, via grantsgov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/msrp.shtml



DoD Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program

Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $1.5 million direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Instructors are not eligible because Stanford does not consider them to be in independent positions.
No citizenship restriction
Purpose:
To support preclinical research and clinical trials on the reintegration after injury; functional utility of assistive devices related to the human-device interface; secondary health effects following severe extremity injury, and optimizing rehabilitation and device prescription for patients with neuromusculoskeletal injury; Applications must address at least one of the focus areas listed on page 4 of the program guidelines.
PIs are strongly encouraged to collaborate, integrate, and/or align their research projects with military and/or VA research laboratories and programs.
Timeline:
Pre-application (required): June 1, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Invitation to submit a full proposal: end of June
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Aug. 10, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 17, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp.shtml

 

DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP)


Unlimited numbers of pre-applications are permitted

DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Clinical Trial Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $900,000 total direct costs plus indirects for 4 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Purpose: This award supports pilot and Phase 0, I, or II clinical trials with the potential to have a major impact on the treatment or management of NF and or schwannomatosis.
Pre-application/letter of intent (required): July 10, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
Full application: July 27 , 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST via grants.gov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/nfrp.shtml


DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program

Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $100,000 total direct costs plus indirects for up to 2 years
Eligibility: Stanford eligibility clarification: Although the guidelines state "PIs at all levels are eligible to submit applications", because this is a research grant and not a mentored career development grant, Stanford PI ship policy only permits faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver) to apply.
Instructors, research associates and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.
Purpose: This award supports the initial exploration of innovative, high-risk, high-gain, and potentially groundbreaking concepts in the NF research field.
Pre-application/letter of intent (required): July 10, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
Full application: July 27 , 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST via grants.gov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/nfrp.shtml


DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program

Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Amount of funding:
-Maximum of $525,000 total direct costs plus indirects for 3 yrs.
-with optional Qualified Collaborator option $575,000 total direct costs plus indirects for 3 yrs
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Purpose: supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make important contribution to NF research and/or patient care.
Pre-application/letter of intent (required): July 10, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
Full application: July 27 , 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST via grants.gov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/nfrp.shtml


DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program

New Investigator Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $450,000 total direct costs plus indirects for 3 years
Eligibility:
Assist. prof with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
or faculty with PI eligibility in an area other than NF at or above the level of Assistant Professor seeking to transition into a career in NF research.
See additional criteria.
Stanford eligibility clarification: graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and Instructors are not eligible for this award because because these are not considered to be independent positions.
Purpose: The intent of the NFRP New Investigator Award is to support the continued development of promising independent investigators and/or the transition of established investigators into a career in the field of NF research.
Pre-application/letter of intent (required): July 10, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
Full application: July 27 , 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST via grants.gov
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/nfrp.shtml

 

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Award Mechanisms with emphasis on impact
Exceptional Responders Award $2.5M (pre-app: June 25)
Impact Award $750K-$2M (pre-app: June 25)
Health Disparity Research Award $600K-$750K (Pre-app: July 16)

Award Mechanisms with emphasis on innovation
Idea Development Award $275K-$750K (pre-app: June 25)

Award Mechanisms with emphasis on training
Physician Research Training Award $130K (pre-app: July 30)
Postdoctoral Training Award $125K (pre-app: July 30)
Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award $200K (pre-app: July 30)


Award Mechanisms with emphasis on impact

Prostate Cancer Research Program
Exceptional Responders Award

Maximum funding of $2.5 million for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 25, 2015 5pm p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 24, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Partnering PI option: allows for individual awards to multiple sites (maximum of 3 sites total), provided the combined direct costs do not exceed he $2.5M maximum.
Purpose: supports high-impact research aimed at identifying and understanding the predictors of disease outcomes for prostate cancer patients who are exceptional responders to prostate cancer therapy.


Prostate Cancer Research Program
Impact Award

Maximum funding of $750,000 for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
With Partnering PI option: maximum of $2M for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 25, 2015 5pm ET via https://ebrap.org/
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 24, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Purpose: supports high-impact, potentially high-risk, studies (including clinical trials that address a central question or problem in prostate cancer.


Prostate Cancer Research Program
Health Disparity Research Award

Maximum funding of $600K for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
If Qualified Collaborator Option: Maximum funding of $750K for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Additional funds can be requested if including the Nested HD Traineeship option
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: July 16, 2015*, 5pm p.m. ET via https://ebrap.org/
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 24, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
*CE faculty: you must submit and receive approval for a CE faculty PI waiver before you can submit your pre-proposal.
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
Qualified Collaborator option: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
(*with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
New investigator option:
Stanford eligibility clarification
: asst. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.* who are within 5 years of their first faculty appointment.
Instructors and Research associates are not eligible because this is not a mentored career development grant [i.e., the guidelines require that new investigators “have the freedom to pursue individual aims without formal mentorship”], therefore, they would not be eligible to request a Career Development PI waiver.
Nested Health Disparity Traineeship Option: supports predoctoral or postdoctoral training, nested within the overall proposed project, for individuals committed to pursuing careers in prostate cancer health disparity research

Award mechanisms with emphasis on innovation

Prostate Cancer Research Program
Idea Development Award

Established PIs: Maximum funding of $375K for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
New Investigator Option: Maximum funding of $275K for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Partnering PI option (Established investigators only): maximum of $750K combined direct costs plus indirects of 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: June 25, 2015, 5pm p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. 24, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: established Investigators (including optional collaborating Pis): established faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submisision*
Eligibility: new Investigators: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.* who have been in their faculty position for less than 5 years.
Stanford eligibility clarification: Instructors and research associates are not eligible because the RFP requires that "individuals pursue independent research goals without formal mentorship”. Therefore, this RFP does not qualify as a mentored career development award so they could not request a Career Development PI waiver.
Purpose: Supports new ideas that represent innovative, high-risk/high-gain approaches to prostate cancer research, and have the potential to make an important contribution to eliminating death and enhancing the well-being of men with prostate cancer. Preliminary data are encouraged but not required. Innovation and Impact are the most important review criteria. Clinical trials are not allowed.

Award mechanisms with emphasis on training

Prostate Cancer Research Program
Physician Research Training Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $130K for direct costs (plus indirect costs) per year for up to 4 years
Timeline:
Pre-application-“letter of intent” (required) deadline: July 30, 2015, 5pm p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal: Aug. 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: at the time of the application submission, the PI (who is the trainee) must be a physician with clinical duties and/or responsibilities who, at the time of the application is either:
1) In the last year of an accredited graduate medical education program, either as a medical resident** or fellow** or
2) Within 3 years of having initiated an appointment as an Instructor**, assist. prof. with PI eligibility or CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application deadline)
Purpose: Supports training of physicians with clinical duties for careers in prostate cancer research. PIs must demonstrate a commitment to a career at the forefront of prostate cancer research and clinical practice. PIs must have a designated mentor with an established research program in prostate cancer. Institutions must provide at least 40% protection of PI’s time for research.
**Instructors, Residents or Fellows: you must submit and receive approval for a Career Development PI waiver request through your department’s or division’s RPM per these instructions >> prior to submitting your pre-application.

Prostate Cancer Research Program
Postdoctoral Training Award

Maximum funding of $125K for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 2 years
Timeline:
Pre-application-“letter of intent” (required) deadline: July 30, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal: Aug. 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: by March 31, 2016, the PI must:
1) Have successfully defended a doctoral thesis or possess an M.D. degree (or equivalent)
2) Be involved in an accredited training or residency program*;
3) and have 3 years or less of postdoctoral fellowship experience (excluding clinical residency or clinical fellowship training)
Purpose: Supports prostate cancer research training opportunities for postdoctoral trainees who are recent doctoral graduates. PIs must have a designated mentor who is an experienced prostate cancer researcher.
*Trainees (PIs): you must submit and receive approval for a Career Development PI waiver request through your department’s or division’s RPM per these instructions >> prior to submitting your pre-application.


Prostate Cancer Research Program
Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award

Maximum funding of $200K for direct costs (plus indirect costs) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application-“letter of intent" (required) deadline: July 30, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal: Aug. 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pcrp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility with a proven record in prostate cancer research and training
Purpose: Supports new or existing 8-12 week summer training programs for undergraduate HBCU students at host institutions with thriving prostate cancer research programs. Must enroll a minimum of four undergraduate HBCU trainees per year. Host institution must have a recordof achievement in prostate cancer research and training. Training programs are highly encouraged to include, among the projects proposed, exposure to and/or experiences in prostate cancer health disparity research.

 

Defense Medical Research and Development Program

Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award
Amount of funding: maximum of $310,000 direct costs (plus indirect costs) over 2 year
Timeline:
Pre-application (required):
July 8, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: July 15, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation only): July 22, 2015 11:59pm ET, via grantsgov
Guidelines:

Before downloading the guidelines, please see the Stanford eligibility clarification section below.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp.shtml
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: although the guidelines state “investigators at or above the level of postdoctoral fellows are eligible”, because this is a research grant and not a mentored career development award, Stanford’s PIship policy only permits Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver prior to the pre-application submission) to apply.
Postdoctoral Fellows, Instructors, and Research Associates are NOT eligible because they would not be able to submit a Career Development PI waiver.
Purpose:
To fund projects exploring novel technologies that will contribute to the development of a working visual prosthesis prototype for individuals who have sustained functional or structural enucleation. Examples of enucleation are severe macular degeneration (functional) and traumatic injury (structural).
For this award, a visual prosthesis prototype is defined as prototype visual prosthesis that:
1) provides the ability to navigate for ambulation, identify faces and objects critical to daily life and
2) is economically feasible
Applications to this RFP should clearly state how the proposed research provides an innovative solution to a critical problem in the development of a prototype visual prosthesis

 

Gulf War Illness Research Program


Award mechanisms
Gulf War Illness Epidemiology Research Award $975K (pre-app: July 8)
New Investigator Award $500K (pre-app: Oct. 15)

Investigator-initiated Research Award $450K (pre-app: July 9)
Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award $700K (pre-app: July 9)
Clinical Trial Award (Pre-app: July 9)

Before downloading the guidelines please see the Stanford eligibility clarification sections in the following RFPs:

Award mechanisms

Gulf War Illness Research Program
Gulf War Illness Epidemiology Research Award

Maximum funding of $975,000 for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 4 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: July 9, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 29, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
Please note Stanford eligibility clarification below before reviewing the guidelines.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: although the guidelines indicate “independent investigators at all academic levels” are eligible, Instructors and research associates are not eligible because Stanford does not consider those positions to be independent positions.
Purpose: supports population-based research to obtain a better understanding of mortality, morbidity and symptomatology over time in veterans with Gulf War Illness.


Gulf War Illness Research Program
New Investigator Award

Maximum funding of $500,000 for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: Oct. 15, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal: Oct. 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
Please note Stanford eligibility clarification below before reviewing the guidelines.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Eligibility-categories
Applicants can apply for one of three categories:
Transitioning Postdoctoral Fellows: Current registered senior postdoctoral fellows who have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training
Early-Career Investigators: Stanford eligibility clarification: assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.* who are within 5 years of their last training position. Instructors and Research Associates are not eligible because their positions here at Stanford are not considered independent positions.
New GWI Researchers: Stanford eligibility clarification: established faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty* who have received less than $300,000 in federally-funded, non-mentored funding for GWI research. Instructors and Research Associates are not eligible because their positions here at Stanford are not considered independent positions.
Purpose: Supports investigators in the early stage and established investigators new to the field of GWI research
*CE faculty must submit and receive approval for a CE faculty PI waiver prior to the pre-application submission.


Gulf War Illness Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Maximum funding of $450,000 for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: July 9, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
Please note Stanford eligibility clarification below before reviewing the guidelines.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: Although the guidelines sate “independent investigators at all academic levels" are eligible, Instructors and Research associates are not eligible because their positions here at Stanford are not considered independent positions.
Purpose: Supports new ideas in basic and clinical development research focusing on GWI.


Gulf War Illness Research Program
Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award

Maximum funding of $700,000 for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 3 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: July 9, 2015 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
Please note Stanford eligibility clarification below before reviewing the guidelines.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Stanford eligibility clarification: Although the guidelines sate “independent investigators at all academic levels" are eligible, Instructors and Research associates are not eligible because their positions here at Stanford are not considered independent positions.
Purpose: Supports small-scale, early clinical trial evaluations of innovative treatments not previously studied in GWI. Pilot Phase II or Phase I/II clinical trial combinations are allowed. Provides opportunity to obtain proof of principle data to support future clinical trials. Preliminary data are not required, and if provided, do not necessarily have to come from the GWI research field.


Gulf War Illness Research Program
Clinical Trial Award

-Single PI: Maximum funding of $1.5 million for direct costs (plus indirects) for up to 4 years
-Multiple PI Option: allows each Partnering PI application to request up to a maximum of $1.0 million for direct costs (plus indirects) for 4 years
Timeline:
Pre-application (required) deadline: July 9, 2015, 5 p.m. ET via eBrap
Full proposal (by invitation only): Oct. 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET via grantsgov
Guidelines:
Please note Stanford eligibility clarification below before reviewing the guidelines.
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp.shtml
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
Multiple PI Option: Allows up to four PIs, termed Initiating and Partnering PIs, to collaborate on a single application.
Proposed studies may be single-center or multi-center clinical trials
Stanford eligibility clarification: Although the guidelines sate “independent investigators at all academic levels" are eligible, Instructors and Research associates are not eligible because their positions here at Stanford are not considered independent positions.
Purpose: Supports Phase II or III clinical trials focusing on treatment for GWI. Can be used for comparative research of GWI treatments and multi-center clinical trials comparing treatments. Preliminary/preclinical data are required, indicating potential significant benefit for veterans with GWI.

 

NIH Resources

  • NIH Search Tool for current funding opportunity announcements webpage >>
  • NIH RePORTer search tool for funded grants, fellowships webpage >>
  • NIH K Career Development award resource webpage
    K career development award program announcements, eligibility, etc.
    Postdocs: see the K99/R00 & K22 awards (postdocs are required to take the K award grantsgov courses offered prior to each standard deadline)
    http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/nih_kawards.html

  • NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Resource webpage
    Contains program announcements, application support materials.
    *Required* grantsgov computer labs **available** in Feb. and March
    http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/nih_NRSA_F_awards.html


Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00)
(PAR-15-189)

The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases:
1) In the first phase, Lasker scholars will receive appointments for up to 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets.
2) In the second phase, successful scholars will be eligible to apply for up to 5 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.
Eligibility: Physicians and dentists (including MD, MD/PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, RN/PhD, or equivalent clinical doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution) and must have a professional license to practice medicine or dentistry in the U.S.
At the time the application (June 24, 2013) for the initial IRP phase is submitted, applicants must be no more than 10 years from completion of their core residency training. Applicants will generally have completed or be completing a post-residency clinical fellowship, and will have demonstrated sufficient patient-oriented research experience to qualify for a tenure-track level appointment. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, although selected Scholars must qualify for and maintain appropriate visa/residency status throughout the program.
Letter of intent (encouraged): May 24, 2015
Deadline: June 24, 2015
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-189.html
Institutional representative: not applicable. Applications will be submitted directly by the individual PD/PI, not from an organization. You do not have to generate a PDRF form or submit your applications through your institutional representative (RPM) since your initial placement will be at the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP)

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE INTERNAL VETTING PROCESS REQUIRED FOR THESE GRANTS:

  • NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
    Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) PAR-15-088

    *University-wide internal vetting process required for ALL Stanford proposals for the following NIH Shared Instrumentation Program (SIG).*
    This program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000.
    Important- **new this year**-PI eligibility: the NIH requires that the PI must have documented (as shown in his/her biosketch) evidence of technical expertise directly related to the type of chosen instrument. The NIH permits a Core Director to be the PI (if a faculty member with PI eligibility does not meet the technical expertise criteria).
    NOTE: Concurrent SIG-Shared Instrumentation Grant and/or HEI-High End Instrumentation applications for the same instrument (or the same type of instrument with added special accessories to meet the HEI budget requirement) are not allowed, in general.
    Internal vetting process deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015, 5 p.m.
    Internal vetting process guidelines

  • NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
    High-End Instrumentation Grant (S10) PAR-15-118

    *University-wide internal vetting process required for ALL Stanford proposals for the NIH High-End Instrumentation Program (HEI).*
    This program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000.
    Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical Imagers.
    Important- **new this year**-PI eligibility: the NIH requires that the PI must have documented (as shown in his/her biosketch) evidence of technical expertise directly related to the type of chosen instrument. The NIH permits a Core Director to be the PI (if a faculty member with PI eligibility does not meet the technical expertise criteria).
    NOTE: Concurrent SIG-Shared Instrumentation Grant and/or HEI-High End Instrumentation applications for the same instrument (or the same type of instrument with added special accessories to meet the HEI budget requirement) are not allowed, in general.
    Internal vetting process deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015, 5 p.m.
    Internal vetting process guidelines
CIRM: California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

CIRM Home page  more>>

These funding opportunities will be posted to this CIRM webpage >>
PA 15-01: Partnering opportunity for late stage preclinical projects
PA 15-02: Partnering opportunity for clinical trial stage projects
PA 15-03: Partnering opportunity for supplemental accelerating activities

Search CIRM-funded projects >>

 

Federal Agency Funding Resources

Grants.Gov Funding Opportunity Search more>>


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Funding Opportunities


DARPA Programs

Current Funding Opportunities
Defense Sciences Office (DSO)
Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)
Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Strategic Technology Office (STO)
Tactical Technology Office (TTO)

Department of Defense (DoD)



Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DARPA BAA-14-38 Biological Technologies

Amount of funding and term not specified.
Examples of areas of interest: please see the following webpage complete list of areas of interest. Here are a few examples:
Leveraging new computational techniques from computer science, big data, and biology to enable investigation and generation of knowledge from biological data at scale;
Developing radical new techniques and technologies to optimally restore and maintain the health and abilities of military service members;
Discovering and leveraging novel insights from neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and related disciplines to advance treatment and resilience in neurological health and optimize human aptitude and performance.
Note: Proposal abstracts and Full proposals can be submitted on a rolling basis up until the closing date.
Closing date: April 30, 2015
Guidelines >>

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Funding opportunities


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
Current funding opportunities »


NASA
[includes National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)]
Open solicitations


Office of Naval Research

Contracts & Grants — Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)

U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) 
Program Announcement webpage



Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships
The internal selection process was completed in Nov. 2014.


HHMI Medical Fellows Program
Overview: more >>

Spend a year—or a summer—conducting full-time basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
The Year-Long Program gives you the flexibility to select your mentor and project from laboratories throughout the United States, including those of HHMI investigators and early career scientists, or be matched with a mentor at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus near Washington, D.C.
See guidelines for eligibility
Deadline:
more >>
The Summer Program offers you exceptional research training in the laboratory of an HHMI investigator, early career scientist, or a Janelia Farm researcher
See the guidelines for eligibility
Deadline: Feb. TBA
more >>
Before you finalize your plans for medical residency or postgraduate training, take some time to experience the excitement and intellectual rewards of biomedical research. Your experience could make an impact in medicine and your future career.



Information on HHMI Programs not currently offering funding opportunities:
Science Education Grants » for Institutions (note: an internal selection process will be required when these are announced)
Research Grants for Individuals »
Scientific competitons webpage>>


Stanford Resources

    • Center Grants Coordinator, Pam Jahnke, Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, more >>

    • DoResearch website (Research policies, procedures, funding) more >>

    • Foundation Relations and Funding:
      • Please see specific requests for foundation funding on the calendar webpage
        or in the recent announcements above >>


      • Clearance for Restricted Foundations
        (see list of foundations which require central university Foundation Relation approval) more >>

      • Offices
        • School of Medicine Medical Center Development Office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations.   Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu >> or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968, Heeseman@stanford.edu >>, for assistance.
        • For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose at ann.rose@lpfch.org >> 650-497-8444 or Kate Levin at Kate.Levin@lpfch.org >>, 650-724-2783 in Foundation Relations at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

    • Office of International Affairs (considerations and regulations associated with international research or travel) more >>

    • School of Medicine Research Administrative resources (RMG webpage) more >>

    • Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
      Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu >>.
      School of Medicine Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) more >>
      School of Medicine Service Centers links more >>
      DoResearch Shared Facility webpage more >>


    • The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL, formerly VPOL)
      Resources for faculty
      Note: VPOL also works with faculty to make proposals to funding agencies more competitive by leveraging Stanford’s leadership in online teaching and learning to better achieve broader impacts objectives. Faculty can utilize our capabilities to create and deliver online materials and courseware to more effectively disseminate knowledge; building greater awareness of research and building communities around research areas and researchers. Resources:
      Instructional design
      Media production
      Platforms
      Stanford online


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