Search the links below to find research funding from a variety of sponsors who support medical research.


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The AHRQ website devotes an entire tab to the funding opportunties they offer. AHRQ supports research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

"Research agenda, grant announcements, contract solicitations, policies and procedures, special initiatives, call for partners, small business innovation research, and research dissertations, training, and career development."


American Cancer Society (ASC)

Visit the American Cancer Society's website for more information on how to apply for a ACS research grant and a description of their peer-review process.

ASC focuses its funding opportunities on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals directed toward the study of cancer. The types of grants include: independent investigator research, career development, pre-doctoral training, and international research programs.


American Heart Association (AHA)Link to the Early Career website, click here: Early Career

American Heart Association funding opportunities provide financial resources for heart-related illness and stroke research.

AHA offers research support opportunities for Strategically-focused Research Network for Prevention, Collaborative Sciences Awards, Mentor/AHA Mentee Awards, Focused Research Funding Opportunities, Undergraduate Student Research, Health Sciences Fellowships.


 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The mission for the Center for Disease Control is to "promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."

Grants developed for "health promotion and disease prevention for people throughout the United States and around the world."

For information on available grants and cooperative agreements available through the Center for Disease control, see the CDC's Procurement and Grants office website.


InfoEd Global SPIN

InfoEd Global SPIN

The SPIN database offers several advantages, including:

  • more accurate information from searches
  • more results due to a broader range of search options
  • vetted deadlines for requests for proposals (RFPs) by InfoEd’s staff

For more information on establishing a SPIN profile and how to search for funding opportunities, check out this presentation.


Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (Department of Defense, DoD)

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (Department of Defense, DoD)


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to "advance the translation of biomedical discoveries into applications that improve human health through the support of clinical research." Please not that they do NOT fund research involving the use of animals.

Sign up to be on the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's email list for announcements regarding funding opportunities. More information about the foundations medical research program can be found on the Medical Research Program section of the Doris Duke website.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

For information for funding opportunities available through the FDA, see the FDA Assistance/Grants Opportunities page or search via the Grants.Gov website.


Foundation Center

Foundation Center

"the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant makers and their grants a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level."

Foundation Center Find Funders Website


Grants.Gov

Grants.Gov

Grants.Gov is a largely comprehensive database of all grant funding opportunities offered by the the U.S Government.

"Under the President's Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities.Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies."


Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)

Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)

"HRSA makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people, focusing on the following program areas: Health Professions, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child Health, Office of the Administrator, Primary Health Care/Health Centers, Rural Health, Healthcare Systems, and Organ Donation."

HRSA Open Opportunities


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


NIH Fogarty International Center

NIH Fogarty International Center:  Non-NIH Funding Opportunites

The NIH resource page provides a list of faculty eligible funding opportunities outside of NIH.  Forgarty International Center shares links to a large variety of international grants and fellowships that focus on biomedical and behavioral research.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

"The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States."


PCORI - Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PCORI - Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research institute is a private, non-profit organization that sponsors research that improves patient care effectiveness. Most of PCORI's funding areas of research involves the following areas: 

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
  • Improving Healthcare Systems
  • Communication and Dissemination; Addressing Disparities
  • Accelerating Patient-Centered and Methodological Research.

They also offer opportunities for specific areas of research.


Proposal Central

Proposal Central

Proposal Central is a an e-grantmaking website where you can submit proposals to many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations, such as the American Heart Association, American Association for Cancer Research, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lymphoma Research Foundation and many more organizations.


Research Professional

Research Professional

For funding resources from all over the world, faculty and staff can access the Research Professional database with a personal account and also receive daily email notifications.


Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Susan B. Komen Foundation provides funding for breast cancer research and seeks to support projects directed that will contribute to the curing and prevention of breast cancer .

The Research and Community Health Grants section of the Susan G. Komen website contains general information about the Komen research program.

For specific funding opportunities, see the Komen Funding Opportunities page.


Know of other great funding links? 
Please contact Karin Sack, in the Grants Management office.