Research Funding

Mark your calendar: Diversity Supplement Seminar October 7, 4-5 pm

NIH has developed a mechanism to support diversity candidates interested in or developing their research career, including undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, by providing a supplement mechanism on top of funded grants, either at the time of initial submission or after funding award notice has occurred. Learn more about this funding mechanism from faculty who have been successful in receiving these as well as one of our faculty who applied and was awarded a diversity supplement and how it helped launch her research career. 

The panel includes:

  • David Dzewaltowski, College of Public Health
  • Regina Idoate, College of Public Health
  • Paul Trippier, College of Pharmacy
  • Todd Wyatt, College of Medicine/College of Public Health

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

    Please click this URL to join. Passcode: 549477

Time will be allotted for questions from attendees.

PDF Grant Program 2014 – 2015 Deadlines

Review program requirements and apply at

Advancing Parkinson’s Therapies Conference Award
Opens: Applications accepted year-round
Application Due: At least 90 days prior to the proposed start date of the conference
Award Notification: Four to six weeks after application submission

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists & Neurologists
Opens: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Letter of Intent Due: Monday, December 1, 2014
Notification: mid to late December 2014
Full Application Due: Monday, February 16, 2015
Award Notification:
mid April 2015

Summer Student Fellowships
Opens: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Application Due: Monday, January 26 , 2015

Student Travel Awards
Opens: 3 cycles, opening September 1st, January 1st, and May 1st
Application Due: October 14th, February 15th, and June 15th, respectively
(Conferences must take place at least 45 days after submission deadline.)

PDF-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award
Application Due: Friday, January 2, 2015
Award Notification: Monday, March 2, 2015
In partnership with the Parkinson Study Group

PDF-HHMI Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program
Application Due: Monday, January 12, 2015
Award Notification: Friday, March 13, 2015
In partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute




Research Associate Programs

Annual Deadlines: February 1, May 1, August1, November 1
Detailed Program information , including how to apply online is available on the NRC website at:

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD).  When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.


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