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

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program: Applications are now being accepted for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program. This program is intended to support early stage aging researchers pursuing their first R01 or career development award and early stage researchers in other areas looking to transition into independent careers in aging research. The program curriculum focuses on NIA-funded research and funding opportunities, grant writing skills and professional networking. More information is available on the NIA website. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2024. 

Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI): Applications are open for The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI.) The HDRI is a weeklong program that supports the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists. This year's HDRI will be held from August 5 - 9, 2024. The HDRI webpage has more information about the program, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and how to apply. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on March 14, 2024.

Federal Agencies

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