Research Funding

Upcoming PCORI Town Hall PFAs

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is pleased to announce the following Town Hall meetings to publicize funding opportunities and application processes.

Read more about or Register for any of these events at: Upcoming Events

Summer Global Health Fellowship Applications Open

Up to seven students can conduct research overseas this summer through the new UNMC College of Public Health Summer Global Health Fellowship Program.

The 10-week fellowships, provided through the office of Dean Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., are open to all UNMC students, with preferences given to public health students, faculty-led proposals and projects. Multidisciplinary applications where public health students work with other UNMC students will receive special consideration, but is not a requirement.

Each project will receive between $4,000 and $7,000 to support the cost of international travel, visa fees, air ambulance, on-site room and board, local travel and other research-related expenses for the student, said Pinaki Panigrahi, M.D., director, Center for Global Health and Development, College of Public Health.

Read about the Fellowship and how to apply.

Howard Hughes Faculty Scholar Program

Deadline:  July 28, 2015
Amount:  $100k – $400k/year for 5 year award

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation are pleased to announce a national competition for grants to outstanding scientists as Faculty Scholars. This competition will strengthen the community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems. Scholars will apply molecular, genetic, computational and theoretical approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology. Those conducting research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply as are physician scientists and others studying biological questions emerging from and applicable to global human health problems, including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases that disproportionately affect individuals living in low resource settings. Clinical trials and research on health education, health care delivery, or health services are not eligible fields. Women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
  • Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank at an eligible U.S. institution, or, if at an eligible institution that has no tenure track, an appointment that reflects a significant institutional commitment. Federal government employees are not eligible.
  • More than 4, but no more than 10, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s post-training, professional experience must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2005, and no later than July 1, 2011.
  • Principal investigator or Co-Principal investigator on at least one active, nationally competitive grant with an initial term of two or more years at some point from April 1, 2013 through July 1, 2015. Career development grants qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.

Application Process

Establish eligibility and apply here:
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