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Funding Forecaster



The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly and include internal (CHOP/Penn), federal, foundation, and occasional industry funding opportunities. 



   NIH COVID-19 Funding

   ADDITIONAL COVID-19 Funding and Support



      National Institutes of Health (NIH)   (See above for NIH funding relating to COVID-19)

      New Mechanisms of Note: 

      Additional NIH announcements:

      National Science Foundation (NSF)

      Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

      Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (DoD CDMRP) 



  • Penn's Transforming the Generation and Adoption of PCOR in Practice (T-GAPP) K12 program, "To support junior faculty who seek academic careers as independent investigators in Learning Health Systems (LHS)/ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) through training in the generation, adoption, and implementation of evidence that improves the quality and safety of health care. Contact: Sandra Barile, sabarile [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Application due September 8, 2020
  • PSOM Limited Application - Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program "In the effort to build a diverse STEM community, Johnson & Johnson‘s (J&J) has launched the WiSTEM2D Scholars Program, an award to support women pursuing research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Design." Application due September 8, 2020
  • Lupus Research Global Team Science Award  "For  established investigators across scientific disciplines and geographies to make major advances in understanding the heterogeneity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using highly collaborative, synergistic, innovative, and ambitious approaches." Letter of Intent (LOI) due September 15, 2020
  • Limited application: 2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists The national competition recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Application due September 25, 2020
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists "This highly competitive program is for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career in basic or translational research, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service." Application due October 1, 2020
  • RFP: Novel Approaches to Improve Post-Transplant Longevity for Children with Complex Congenital Heart Diseases "In this grant series, we are seeking proposals which identify, reduce and eliminate pre- and post-heart transplant risk factors that affect long-term outcomes of children born with cCHD, in particular, those with single ventricle heart defects and surgical palliation." Funding amounts up to $300,000. Application due October 23, 2020 
  • Melanoma Research Foundation (MRA)   Several grant mechanisms, depending on career stage, from early-career to established investigators. Supporting documentation and applications due as early as October 21, 2020 and as late as November 4, 2020, depending on grant mechanism. 


Additional Foundation Due Dates

  • NEW DUE DATES ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER!   Upcoming due dates for foundation funding applications (RFAs) HERE
  • Foundation funding opportunities for the entire year, by month typically due HERE
  • List of foundation grants previously awarded to CHOP PIs HERE  (Successful colleagues on this list may be able to provide you with insight on a particular foundation.)