Funding Opportunities

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)

due: 12-10-2014 Research, Young Investigator NIH PA-14-042 US Citizen required
The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information

The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)

due: 12-10-2014 Research, Young Investigator NIH PAR-12-121 US Citizen required
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents the continuation of an NCI program to facilitate the transition of investigators in mentored, non-independent cancer research positions to independent faculty cancer research positions. This goal is achieved by providing protected time through salary and research support for the initial 3 years of the first independent tenure-track faculty position, or its equivalent.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

due: 17-10-2014 Research NIH RFA-RM-13-007 US Citizen required
The NIH Director’s New Innovator (DP2) Award initiative supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Award initiative complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators.

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

due: 28-10-2014 Research NIH PAR-14-007 required
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21)

due: 28-10-2014 Research NIH PAR-13-146 US Citizen required
By using the R21 mechanism, this FOA will support exploratory/developmental projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, and/or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (biomedical, behavioral, or clinical). Applications submitted under this mechanism should have a clear potential to break new ground and/or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. Applications for R21 awards should describe projects distinct from those supported through the traditional R01 mechanism. For example, such projects could assess the feasibility of a novel area of investigation or a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research. Another example could include the unique and innovative use of an existing methodology to explore a new scientific area. Conversely, long-term projects, or projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area, will not be considered for R21 awards.