Uniting Against Lung Cancer Announces Research Funding Opportunity

Deadline:  August 13, 2014

Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for innovative research, has issued a Request for Proposals for its Legacy Program, the goal of which is to fund lung cancer research that can improve treatment and lead to a cure. In 2013, UALC awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants and expects to increase its support for research in 2014.

The program prioritizes novel ideas with the potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and places a high priority on funding research that demonstrates a clear path to improving patient care. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to developing novel therapies with the potential to cure lung cancers, genetic subsets of lung cancer/personalized medicine, primary and secondary drug sensitivity/resistance, lung cancer in never-smokers, improving outcomes in early-stage disease, and small-cell lung cancer.

Awards will range up to $100,000, to be paid over two years.

Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply. While collaborations with industry partners are strongly encouraged, the principal investigator must be an academic researcher.

Visit the UALC website for the complete Request for Proposals and application materials

Nebraska EPSCoR First Awards

Deadline:  5:00 PM, Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members initiate their research programs. This program is funded by an NSF infrastructure grant to Nebraska EPSCoR. The FIRST Award grant is limited to $20,000 for one year with a 100% matching requirement. Nebraska EPSCoR anticipates awarding approximately six grants. Each grantee is required to submit a CAREER grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) during or immediately after the end of the award period.

For further information please contact Nebraska EPSCoR

Public Health Services and Systems Research

2014 Call for Proposals

Deadline: July 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET

  • Release Date: May 7, 2014

Link to RFA



This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Up to nine studies may be selected to receive funding of up to $350,000 to support projects of up to 24 months in duration.

Studies funded through this solicitation will focus on multidisciplinary research that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services and the subsequent impact on population health outcomes. Projects may seek to: 1) elucidate the health and economic value of public health activities; 2) understand how elements of the public health system influence the effective implementation of evidence-based public health strategies and/or strategies for collaboration between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems; and/or 3) test the impact of alternative strategies for delivering evidence-based public health services and/or collaborative approaches aimed at community health improvement between the public health and clinical health care delivery systems. Public health strategies include programs, policies, laws, services and administrative practices that are implemented by a variety of contributors within public health delivery systems for the primary purpose of promoting health and/or preventing disease and injury on a population-wide basis.

Total Awards

  • Approximately $3.2 million is available through this solicitation.
  • Up to nine awards of up to $350,000 each for a maximum of 24 months will be available.

Key Dates

May 28, 2014 (12 p.m. ET)

Applicant Web conference (optional). Registration required.

July 23, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)

Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

November 2014

Finalists notified of funding recommendations.

February 2015

Grants initiated.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations or academic institutions that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.  Complete eligibility criteria can be found in the Call for Proposals document.