Research Funding Opportunities

AACP Resource

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

Federal Agencies

Grants.gov: 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: 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.

Additional Organizations, Associations and Foundations

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 Brain Tumor Association 

American Diabetes Association

American Liver Foundation

American Respiratory Care Foundation

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis National Research 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

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen for the Cure