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Funding Forecaster



The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly 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.



 Due dates on the immediate horizon:

  • PennCHOP Microbiome pilot and feasibility grants   "Projects can focus on composition and/or function of bacterial, fungal, archeal, or viral communities as well as their physiological and pathological effects on their hosts." Proposal due March 4, 2020
  • Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation "for innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine." The prize-winning essay is published in the journal Science. Essay due March 4, 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.
  • Cell & Gene Therapy Collaborative Acceleration Grant  "To support progress in later-stage preclinical programs to advance toward first-in-human testing of new therapies in either the engineered cell therapy or gene therapy space." Application due March 13, 2020
  • Penn Chronobiology and Sleep Institute (CSI)  "To support research initiatives that expand the scope of investigation in the areas of circadian rhythms and sleep." Application to Jackie Fowlkes (jfowlkes [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu) by March 15th, 2020
  • CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) and Policy Lab Pilot grant  "To support CHOP investigators in a) clinical effectiveness pilot research studies and/or b) policy-oriented health services pilot research studies that will attract external support for large-scale studies."  Application due March 16th, 2020
  • CHOP Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDCR) "To help junior faculty (i.e., assistant professors within the first four years of their appointment) develop strong externally funded research programs in this area."  Application due March 16, 2020
  • Brain & Behavior Foundation Young Investigator Grant "To enable promising investigators to either extend their research fellowship training or to begin careers as independent research faculty."  Application due March 18, 2020
  • Penn University Research Foundation Offers four grant mechanisms: Research Grants, Conference Support, Impact Seminar Grants, and Research Opportunity Development Grants for faculty throughout the university.  Application due March 20, 2020


Foundation Grants

  • NEW DUE DATES ADDED FOR MARCH and APRIL!   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 awarded to CHOP PIs HERE  (Successful colleagues may be able to provide you with insight on a particular foundation.)


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) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

"The PRMRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY20 funding opportunity. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government."  Visit link above for full list of programs.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Of note: U5D MCH Pediatric Research Network Program (PedsRN) "The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multi-site research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. The Research Network will provide national leadership for applied and translational practice-based pediatric research and interventions to advance the evidence base for pediatric practice." Application due April 23, 2020


Cyclical pilot and limited application grants:


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