The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly over the course of the month and include internal (CHOP/Penn), federal, and foundation funding opportunities. These listings are also distributed to faculty monthly via email.
On the immediate horizon:
- NSF-NIH and multiple international agencies Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience [CRCNS] "Supports collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system." Two classes of proposals are sought: research proposals and data sharing proposals. Proposal due November 25.
- St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research has invited CHOP to submit a limited number of applications for the several grants detailed at the foundation link above. Please send letter of intent (LOI) to Jennifer Baldi baldij [at] email.chop.edu or Jeff Goldenhagen goldenhagenj [at] email.chop.edu in the CHOP Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) by December 9, 2019.
Calendar of foundation funding opportunities HERE
List of foundation grants awarded to CHOP PIs HERE
Recurring pilot grants and recurring limited application grants, listed by month typically due:
- CHOP/Penn Pilot Grants (List of all recurring opportunities with month typically due)
- Limited Application Grants (Limited number accepted from invited institutions with month typically due)
Federal funding announcements:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Generally, letters of intent (LOIs) are due a month after release dates and applications are due two months after release dates.
- NIH Weekly Funding Announcements
- Recent NIH requests for applications (RFAs)
- Recent NIH parent announcements (PAs and PARs)
- Rolling Calendar of NIH Monthly Due Dates: Looking Ahead 12 Months
Department of Defense (DOD)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Of note: NSF Engineering of Biomedical Systems "supports fundamental and transformative research projects that integrate engineering and life sciences to solve biomedical problems and serve humanity in the long term. Projects are expected to use an engineering framework (for example, design or modeling) that supports increased understanding of physiological or pathophysiological processes." Proposals are accepted throughout the year.
Funding search tools:
- All Federal Agencies (grants.gov)
- Customize your search and receive individual email alerts from the NIH, and from several foundations
- NIH Matchmaker can be used for keyword searches of a topic area to identify NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) that have previously funded research in that area.
- NIH search by key word for "unsolicited or investigator-initiated" Parent Announcements
- NSF Funding Search
- Proposal central/foundation grant opportunities
The Perelman School of Medicine Academic Tracks
- Selecting and navigating the tracks (Dept of Peds site)
- Faculty experts describe the tracks (Perelman School of Medicine site)
- Timelines for reappointment and promotion reviews
- Criteria and benchmarks for promotion
- Documentation required for reappointment and promotion packages
Regardless of where they are posted, promotion standards for the 4 PSOM tracks are the same throughout CHOP and Penn Medicine.