Research Funding Opportunities

AACP Resource

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

New Opportunities

NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) - The LRP offers up to $50,000 per year for up to two years to qualified health professionals who commit to engage in NIMHD and NIH mission-relevant research in minority health and health disparities research for at least two years in non-federal settings. More information is available at the program website. The application portal closes on November 16, 2023.

The PhRMA Foundation seeks to fund research on the use of digital health technologies (DHTs) in underrepresented populations in clinical trials to advance regulatory decision-making. A new program from the Foundation aims to support research to develop, evaluate, and/or implement DHTs for use in diverse populations to improve clinical trial participation. The Foundation will support eight $25,000 planning grants; those eight candidates will then develop and submit full applications to compete for one of two $500,000 research grants. Planning grant letters of intent are due by Sept. 29, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT. Learn more and apply at the PhRMA Foundation website.

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.

CDC Funding: Supports research to keep Americans safe and healthy both domestically and abroad.

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.

DOD Grants: The Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) supports biomedical research across the development pipeline from basic to clinical through annual funding opportunities.

Additional Organizations, Associations and Foundations

Proposal Central Provides access to funding opportunities funders including the Alzheimer’s Association, American Association for Cancer Research, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and many others

American Brain Tumor Association 

American Diabetes Association

American Respiratory Care Foundation

Arthritis Foundation

Beckman Foundation

Cancer Research Institute

Gates Foundation

International Rett Syndrome Foundation

NACDS Foundation

National Pharmaceutical Council

National Psoriasis Foundation

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PhRMA Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen for the Cure