P41 Programs and other Center Grants
- Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) The
objectives of the COBRE initiative is to strengthen an
institution's biomedical research infrastructure through the
establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary center and to
enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for
complementary National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual
research grants or other external peer-reviewed support.
Note: Only iDea states are eligible.
- Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA)
type awards. These come in emerging flavors but share the common goal of
supporting a program or investigator rather than specific research.
- Animal models for research
- NIH Miscellaneous Opportunities
- US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme and the specific
directions for NIH submissions
under this program.
- NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01), "The
NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards complements NIH’s
traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by
supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists
proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original
and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new
scientific paradigms. Little or no preliminary data are
expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to
produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or
behavioral research. " Letter of intent: December 12, 2011 and
submission by January 12, 2012. Frequently Asked Questions
about the Transformative Research Projects Program is available
here . Send
questions to Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov.
Program Project Grants with NIGMS. Encourages innovative,
interactive Program Project grant applications from
institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research which
aims to solve a significant biological problem, important for the
mission of NIGMS, through a collaborative approach involving
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5). December
21, 2010: letter of intent deadline.
Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge
Acceleration (EUREKA) (R01) (Note: this mechanism is not
supported by NHLBI. )
High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) (PAR-13-101),
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). Appears to
replace the former NCRR Instrumentation grant program.
Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 13, 2013
Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) single
large equipment with cost between $50,000 and $600,000. May 29,
2015. Appears to be a one-time re-issue.
NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Funding Archive
NIH Training Awards
Training in Computational Neuroscience, From Biology to Model and
Back Again (T90/R90) . Application due date: March 2016.
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)
Develop new or expand existing institutional developmental programs
at research-intensive institutions that prepare undergraduate and
graduate students from diverse backgrounds for attaining the
Ph.D. degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences and subsequent
competitive research careers and leadership positions Application due
dates: May 1, 2014; January 26, 2015; January 25, 2016
- Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational
Tools for Studying Biological Systems (R25) Due Jan 25, May 25,
Open Educational Resources for Biomedical Big Data (R25)
To support creative educational activities with a primary focus on
Courses for Skills Development for biomedical researchers who need
the requisite knowledge and skills to extract knowledge from
biomedical Big Data.
Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)
- BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science
Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) Unfortunately, this
one seems to have been suddenly stopped.
Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
"In this FOA, the NIBIB and NICHD intend to provide support for new or
existing design courses that require students to work in teams on
open-ended biomedical design projects."
Permitted stipend levels for 2010
information about NIH training grants.
Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) (newly issued
on Dec 6, 2013, runs to 2017.
Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences
(T32). Submission dates June 10, 2015, May 25, 2016, May 25,
2017. Supports broad and fundamental research training in the
neurosciences via institutional NRSA research training grants
(T32) at domestic institutions of higher education.
Short term training grant (T35) for supporting programs such as
summer training of students in biomedical research techniques.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual
Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows (F30) Note: students have to be in or
applying for an MD/PhD program to qualify.
F31 Predoctoral Fellowships
F32 Postdoctoral fellowships
Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (FI2)
. Another post doc support program but for intramural programs
at the NIH.
Career Development (K) Awards
- Neuroscience training
Institutional Grants for Research Training in Biomedical Informatics
(T15) Letter of intent, Feb 17. Grant submission, March 17,
- NIH Loan Repayment Programs
for health professionals who work in research.
Note: these are generally the hardest programs to keep up to date as
there is a lot of flux over time. Please send me updates!
NSF Training Programs
NSF Brain Program
NSF Software related programs
Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for
Advancing Foundations and Applications of
Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) March 15, 2017.
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI
"SI^2's intent is to foster a pervasive cyberinfrastructure to help
researchers address problems of unprecedented scale, complexity,
resolution, and accuracy by integrating computation, data,
networking, observations and experiments in novel ways." Deadlines
in Jauary and June, 2015.
Smart and Connected Health Reissued for 2014. "The goal of the
Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the
development and use of innovative approaches that would support the
much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and
hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based,
person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. "
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) November deadlines.
Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent
resident aliens of the United States.
FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
- American Stroke Association-Bugher Foundation Centers of Excellence In
Stroke Collaborative Research for Regeneration, Resilience and Secondary
- Letter of intent: April 1, 2013. Application
deadline: June 1 2013.
- Full RFP (pdf).
- Western States Affiliate Opportunities:
- Undergraduate Student Research Program , due February 7, 2013.
- Predoctoral fellowships, due Jan 29, 2013.
- Medical student program, due Feb 7, 2013. (Note: only exists
for Western states.
- Postdoctoral fellowships, due Jan 29, 2013.
- Clinical Research program, due Jan 29, 2013.
- Beginning Grant in Aid, due Jan 20, 2013.
Success rates for AHA grant proposals.
Main link to Program
- Detailed submission instructions (pdf)
- Program requirements
- Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in
the year of award activation
- May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in
the year of award activation
- May not have completed three cumulative years of postmedical
school or graduate school research
- Sponsor must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society by
activation of award
- Award is a one-year stipend of $50,000 and complimentary
registration to the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific
Some of these are specific to grants, others simply useful for any writing
Preparation mechanics and policies
Writing Guidelines for NIH Proposals
BibTex, PMCID, and the NIH
NIH requires public disclosure of journal articles supported by NIH
funding and all such articles receive a code called the PMCID as part of
the PubMed system. As an NIH funded researcher, you MUST include this code
every time you cite such a reference, especially in progress reports,
proposals, and biosketches.
To support this code in BibTeX, I have created a slightly modified
version of one of the most common BibTeX style files (.bst), which is
To use this new style file,
- Add a field called "pmcid" to each BibTeX reference that contains
the PMCID string, which you can locate by searching for the papers in
the PubMed system.
- Modify your \bibiographystyle
command to look (something) like this:
NIH Forms for Grant Applications
NIH Grant Review Guidelines
Last update: Wed Apr 28 05:07:42 2004 by Rob MacLeod