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April 20, 2021 Research Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 8

Featured Funding Opportunities


NIH Funding Announcements


NIH funding opportunities and notices are presented weekly. Please see the current and past updates below.

Limited Funding Opportunities


Currently we are seeing an increase in the number of limited institutional grant opportunities in which we can nominate a single applicant from our institution. Due to the short turn-around time we will have a modified and shortened process for these types of grant opportunities.

For the limited institutional grant opportunities below, please submit a brief summary (one page or less) and biosketch by the date indicated.

Screening and Interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care Settings Demonstration Project

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released guidelines for the “Screening and Interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care Settings Demonstration Project” (HRSA-21-109).

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 27, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: May 17, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by April 27, 2021.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers grants through their NSF ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions Program (ADVANCE)

The solicitation includes four funding tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession.

We are not eligible for the Catalyst track as the campus received a Catalyst award in 2010.  

We are only announcing the Partnership and Adaptation Tracks --

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 18, 2021
  • Letters of Intent: August 2, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: November 3, 2021

* Note:  Institutional Transformation track’s preliminary proposal is due on April 28, 2022 and is not open at this time for submittal.

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by May 18, 2021.

Partnerships for Innovation Program Research Partnerships Track

The National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) Track which supports complex, multi-faceted technology development projects that are typically beyond the scope of a single researcher or institution and require a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary, synergistic collaboration.

A PFI-RP project requires the creation of partnerships between academic researchers and third-party organizations such as industry, non-academic research organizations, federal laboratories, public or non-profit technology transfer organizations or other universities. Such partnerships are needed to conduct applied research on a stand-alone, larger project towards commercialization and societal impact.

Institutions are limited to one proposal for the Research Partnerships Track. (Note there is also a Technology Translation Track that has no limit on the number of proposals an institution may submit.)

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 11, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: July 14, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by May 11, 2021.

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program

The Office of Rural Health Policy within the Health Resources and Services Administration has released a funding opportunity titled “Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program” (HRSA-21-081).

The purpose of this Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program is to improve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 30, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: June 4, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by April 30, 2021.

Collaborative Program Grants for Multidisciplinary Teams

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) offers the Collaborative Program Grants for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 – Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-20-103).

This opportunity is designed to allow deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams to conduct research addressing complex and challenging biomedical problems important to the NIGMS mission. Applications are submitted as multiple PD/PI applications with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 principal investigators. Budgets generally range from $700,000 to $900,000 in direct costs per year for up to 5 years although the maximum request is up to $1.5 million per year.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 27, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: May 27, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by April 27, 2021.  

Data Reduction For Science

Department of Energy SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in research applications to explore potentially high-impact approaches in the development and use of data reduction techniques and algorithms to facilitate more efficient analysis and use of massive data sets produced by observations, experiments and simulation.  Institution may submit up to 2 pre-applications or applications as the lead institution (limit to 1 per PI).  

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 26, 2021
  • Pre-Application Sponsor Due Date: May 6, 2021
  • Sponsor Full application Due Date: June 4, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by April 26, 2021.

American Rescue Plan Act

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a new funding opportunity to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations emergency relief grants provide up to $500,000 to cultural organizations and educational institutions to support humanities projects across the fields of education, preservation and access, public programming, digital humanities, and scholarly research for one year. Applicants may propose new humanities projects or focus on sustaining core humanities programs and activities. Relief funding may be used for activities that emphasize retaining or hiring humanities staff at cultural organizations across the country. Applicants may propose new humanities projects or focus on sustaining core humanities programs and activities.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 30, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: May 14, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by April 30, 2021.

Centers for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment and Management

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has released two Requests for Applications, both limiting the University to one application each.

Centers for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment and Management (P50 Clinical Trial Required) (RFA-MD-21-007): This RFA offers support for regional comprehensive research centers on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases associated with health disparities.  

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 7, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: June 10, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by May 7, 2021.

NIMHD Multiple Chronic Disease Disparities Research Coordinating Center

NIMHD Multiple Chronic Disease Disparities Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-MD-21-008): This RFA will establish the Research Coordinating Center designed to provide support for the NIMHD P50 Regional Comprehensive Centers. The RCC will be responsible for coordinating all activities across the regional centers including data collection, promoting collaboration and communication among investigators, promoting skills development of early stage investigators, coordinating/managing meetings and facilitating community engagement efforts.

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 7, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: June 11, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by May 7, 2021.

1907 Trailblazer Award Program

1907 Research announces 1907 Trailblazer Award Program that targets early career faculty who are within 10 years of receipt of terminal degree as of April 16, 2021; for clinical scientists, this begins after completion of residence/fellowships. The sponsor indicates they welcome applications from all disciplines relative to mental health including basic and clinical sciences, psychology, neuroscience, math, physics, engineering, informatics and others.

Institutions may select up to two candidates.  

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: May 11, 2021
  • Notification to Sponsor: June 15, 2021
  • Sponsor Due Date: June 30, 2021

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format to limited.submissions@cuanschutz.edu by May 11, 2021.

Just Released


Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) pre-announcements and funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) are below.

FY21 Program Announcements Released:

Epilepsy Research Program (ERP)

  • Idea Development Award
  • Quality of Life
  • Research Partnership Award

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

  • Data Science Award (NEW for FY21)
  • Health Equity Research and Outcomes Improvement Consortium (HEROIC) Award (NEW for FY21)
  • Early Investigator Research Award
  • Physician Research Award
  • Translational Science Award
  • Health Disparity Research Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Clinical Consortium Award

Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP)

  • Convergence Science Research Award
  • Research Partnership Award
  • Accelerating Diagnostics Research Award
  • Innovation in Care and Support Award (INCASA)
  • Leveraging Approaches for Innovation in Care and Support Award (LEAP-INCASA)

FY21 Pre-Announcement Released:

Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

  • Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
  • Breakthrough Award Level 3
  • Breakthrough Award Level 4
  • Era of Hope Scholar Award
  • Innovator Award
  • Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award

Pancreatic Cancer Research Program (PCARP)

  • Idea Development Award
  • Translational Research Partnership Award

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