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Funding Forecaster


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:


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. 

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.

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