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Last updated April 7, 2017

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Foundation Funding
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NOTICE: CHANGED APPLICATION GUIDES
Restructured and Streamlined Application Guides
and Supplemental Instructions Available for Applications
Due Dates On or After May 25, 2016 - (NOT-OD-16-084)

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)
Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
Science of Learning
Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)

Opportunity Details

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Letter of Intent required, full proposals invited.
Program announcement: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1224&cfpOverviewId

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible. While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now, the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity reaches beyond incremental changes to explore the ideas and trends that will influence the trajectory and future of health.
Program announcement: http://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html?rid=CFB_D3yqR5MZU0gLjCmmmS1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=620867

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), full proposals are by invitation only. Applicants will be notified within two months of the LOI submission if a full proposal is invited. The deadline is rolling, an applicant can submit at any time.
Program announcement: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-mps/

FDA: Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Prior approval in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required before submission of an application, LOI Due by August 16, 2017
  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: October 10, 2017
  • Closing date for application: October 12, 2017 by 8:59 PM pacific time

The purpose of the FDA (R13) Scientific Conference Grant Program is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of small conferences and scientific meetings clearly aligned with the FDA mission. The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality, small conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health. A small conference or scientific meeting is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public's health within the scope of the FDA's mission. Permission to submit a conference grant application does not assure funding or funding at the level requested. FDA will not issue a conference grant award unless it can be issued before the conference start date.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-378.html

AHRQ: Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: May 23, 2017
  • Closing date for application: May 25, 2017 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care serves multiple purposes. As a training technique, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, standardized patients or other forms, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions. The principal advantage of simulation is that it provides a safe environment for health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience without putting patients at risk. Simulation also can be used as a test-bed to improve clinical processes and to identify failure modes or other areas of concern in new procedures and technologies that might otherwise be unanticipated and serve as threats to patient safety. Yet another application of simulation focuses on the establishment of valid and reliable measures of clinical performance competency and their potential use for credentialing and certification purposes. The foremost aim of the announcement is to advance patient safety. Keeping this aim in mind, applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, and patient conditions are welcomed.
Program announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-420.html

AHRQ: Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: May 23, 2017
  • Closing date for application: May 25, 2017 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant

AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) is addressing patient safety and medication research by focusing on the safe usage of medications. This perspective centers on how medications move through the health care system and how this systemic process can be improved so that patients are not harmed, while health care delivery is improved. CQuIPS encourages the involvement of all members of the health care team, especially patients and families, nurses, pharmacists, technicians (pharmacy and medication administration technicians), health care administrators, risk managers, and physicians across all settings of care, including in the home. This FOA will fund investigative research demonstration projects that examine the effective implementation of processes, policies, and behaviors that support safe use of medication as well as its sustainment and dissemination.
Program announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-421.html

NIH: Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate - Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: May 22, 2017
  • Closing date for application: May 24, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Programmatic activities should include authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development, and mentoring. The long-term goal of the program is to enhance the pool of underrepresented students earning baccalaureate and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical research fields and ultimately to contribute to the diversification of the nation's scientific workforce.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-068.html

NIH: National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science Research Education Program (R25)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: May 23, 2017
  • Closing date for application: May 25, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this National Cancer Institute (NCI) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach. The NCI’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to cancer. This funding opportunity seeks to facilitate the education of students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research who will become knowledgeable about cancer, and available to focus on cancer later in their careers. With the aim of enhancing the pool of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research via early intervention strategies, the NCI Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Program will support efforts to create and maintain an institutional program to engage grades 6-12 and/or undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in cutting edge cancer research experiences. The proposed institutional programs may also provide research experiences for the grade 6-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty members who serve underrepresented student populations. The specific goals are to inspire interest in biomedical sciences, help envision research as a career path, and strengthen practical research and career skills. In alignment with these goals, institutions may develop unique programs that capitalize on their research strengths and are responsive to their target populations.
Program announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-059.html

NIH: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: May 29, 2017
  • Closing date for application: May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic workflow in a well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to specialized clusters of instruments and to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations. Requests for a single instrument will be considered only if the instrument is to be placed in a barrier facility. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports requests for state-of-the art commercially available technologies needed for NIH-funded research using any vertebrate and invertebrate animal species. It is expected that the use of the awarded instruments will enhance the scientific rigor of animal research and improve the reproducibility of experimental outcomes. One item of the requested instrumentation must cost at least $50,000. No instrument in a cluster can cost less than $20,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $750,000.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-075.html

NSF: Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to discuss your targeted submit date, to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials due to OSP
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Proposals Accepted Anytime: Prospective principal investigators (PIs) should contact disciplinary program officers to identify specific NSF programs and determine the feasibility and timing of a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) or Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) request.

Predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) play a critically important role in U.S. science, engineering, and technology through their substantial contributions to education and to research. NSF encourages research by faculty members of these institutions to ensure a broad national base for research and to help faculty members stay at the cutting edge of their disciplines. Such research not only contributes to basic knowledge in science and engineering but also provides an opportunity for integration of scientific discovery into undergraduate education. As the ultimate in inquiry-based learning, undergraduate research is a critical component of high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Undergraduate research experiences provide a strong foundation for careers in science and engineering and for graduate study. A significant number of STEM professionals receive bachelor degrees from predominantly undergraduate institutions.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14579/nsf14579.htm

NSF: Science of Learning
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: July 10, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: July 12, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning. The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences. The program supports a variety of methods including: experiments, field studies, surveys, secondary-data analyses, and modeling.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567

NSF: Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)
If interested in applying for this opportunity, contact osp@pacific.edu to receive your personalized submission timeline, and to be placed on the OSP submission schedule.

  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: September 8, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: September 12, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time

The Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data Program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16573/nsf16573.htm