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Research Funding Opportunities 

Please regularly visit the following Web sites and directly search for funding opportunities and deadlines in your research field.

Federal Agencies A central storehouse that lists all current funding opportunities from agencies of the United States government, including NIH, NSF, DOD, EPA, DOE, CDC, FDA, AHRQ, CMMS, and so on.

NIH Grants & Funding: A searchable database maintained by the NIH Office of Extramural Research on currently available biomedical research funding and training opportunities related to human health and diseases.

NSF Funding: The Foundation supports basic research and education in most fields, including biological, chemical, environmental, social, behavioral and economical sciences, collaborative research between universities and industry, and graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

USDA NIFA Grants: Supports research and fellowships on nutrition and health, education, environment, biotechnology and genomics, economics and community development.

AHRQ Funding & Grants: Supports research to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans.

PCORI Funding: Funds research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.

DOD Grants: Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for many peer reviewed biomedical research programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Such programs are usually announced between May and July for the following fiscal year.


Non-Federal Research Associations and Foundations (many of them offer New Investigator Awards)

Proposal Central (Alzheimer’s Association, American Association for Cancer Research, Neilsen Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Melanoma Research Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and others)

American Liver Foundation

American Asthma Foundation

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Institute for Cancer Research

American Lung Association

American Respiratory Care Foundation

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis National Research Foundation

Beckman Foundation

Cancer Research Institute

Gates Foundation

Human Frontier Science Program

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Wellcome Trust

Additional Research Funding Opportunities

AACP regularly searches for other relevant research funding opportunities and makes them available below to our members.

Michelson Grant in Reproductive Biology: The Michelson Grants is an international program open to any entity, including academic institutions, biotechnology firms, research institutes, and well-qualified individuals or groups. They encourage applications from scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, biology, bioengineering, biotechnology, cell biology, endocrinology, gene silencing, immunology, materials science, nanotechnology, neuroscience, pharmacology, reproductive biology, and theriogenology. Letter of Intent Deadline: Continuous

Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant: The ASHP Research and Education Foundation (ASHP Foundation) is offering a research grant program that will support practice-based research, related to the ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), conducted by residents in ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs or by residents in pharmacy residency programs that have submitted an application for ASHP accreditation. A secondary goal of the program is to develop pharmacy residents' research skills while fostering development of mentoring relationships with more experienced senior investigators.
Deadline: October 17, 2014

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use. Maximum Each Award: $50,000.  Letter of Intent Deadline: November 14, 2014

The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) Foundation is requesting grant proposals for research focused on the financial implications of Prescription Benefit Managers not providing coverage for compounded medications using meta-analysis and clinical application approaches.  Deadline: December 1, 2014

Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant: The overarching goal of the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant (PEG) program is to expand the number of hospital/health-system-based PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency positions for the 2014-2015 training year. Grants will be provided to support PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency training at eligible institutions. Deadline:  January 10, 2015

PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Research supports a broad spectrum of issues from studies evaluating the effectiveness of a particular pharmaceutical intervention to the impact of reimbursement policies on the outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of the best way to disseminate the results of outcomes research to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.  Outcomes research incorporates a variety of research methods from various disciplines. Deadline: February 1, 2015

PhRMA Foundation Translational Medicine Research Starter Grant bridges research and discoveries using experimental and computational technologies to their application in clinical practice. Examples of research activities include molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and simulation, and other quantitative sciences and the application of basic biological concepts and entities to directly address unmet medical needs. Deadline: February 1, 2015

Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant: The Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant, supported by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Division, is to fund POCT outcome studies. This grant is targeted to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Targeted Research Initiative for Health Outcomes: The Targeted Research Initiative for Health Outcomes grant program, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of America, encompasses a wide range of activities. This initiative targets an important need for research to understand how different components of health care systems affect outcomes in people with epilepsy. The purpose of this initiative is to support research that generates initial data leading to more extensive projects that will generate knowledge that will ultimately improve the healthcare of persons with epilepsy. The broad focus of the proposal includes methodological aspects of health and outcome measurement, health care needs assessment, nature and determinants of disparities in healthcare, methods of health care delivery, access to care, quality of life, comparative effectiveness research, insurance and healthcare system issues. Deadline: March 22, 2015

Last update 10/1/14                                                              Next update 11/1/14 

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Yuen-Sum (Vincent) Lau, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Graduate Education
Chief Science Officer
703-739-2330 ext. 1027

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