The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly over the course of the month and include internal (CHOP/Penn), federal, and foundation funding opportunities. The listings are also distributed to faculty via email during the first week of every month.
On the immediate horizon:
- NEW THIS YEAR! Innovation Fund at the CHOP Research Institute for research on single ventricle disease etiology and cures. Letter of Intent (LOI) due January 29, 2020.
- Packard Foundation Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering . "For highly creative researchers early in their faculty careers." Limited application (max of 2 applications accepted from each school at Penn). Application package due February 7, 2020.
- Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCPM) Accelerator Fund "to accelerate the development of precision medicine efforts at Penn and help to implement precision medicine-based clinical care in the fabric of routine care." Letter of Intent (LOI) due February 18, 2020.
- Penn ITMAT CHPS JIPGP Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program "To encourage junior investigators to develop clinical research projects that will ultimately lead to competitive extramural funding and a career in Clinical Translational Research Center-focused clinical investigation." Application due March 6, 2020 @ noon.
Federal funding announcements:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of Note:
- AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Awards (K01) program "provides support and 'protected time' to individuals with a research doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in health services research." Application due February 12 (and June 12 and October 12) 2020.
Department of Defense (DOD)
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
- NIH requests for applications (RFAs) in reverse chronology by release date
- NIH parent announcements (PAs and PARs) in reverse chronology by release date
- Upcoming (mostly) NIH grants in reverse chronology by due date
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) of Note:
- Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Letter of Intent (LOI) due February 4, 2020.
- Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Health Systems. Letter of Intent (LOI) due February 4, 2020.
- Upcoming due dates for foundation funding applications (RFAs) HERE New due dates added for February and March!
- Foundation funding opportunities for the entire year, by month typically due HERE
- List of foundation grants awarded to CHOP PIs HERE
Cyclical pilot and limited application grants:
- 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)
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.