Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding. Includes "flexibilities" concerning submissions and management of awards, policies on salaries, funding opportunities specific to COVID-19, etc.
The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly and include internal (CHOP/Penn), federal, and foundation funding opportunities. Please double-check with sponsor to see whether deadlines have been extended due to the corona virus.
Due dates on the immediate horizon:
- Carole Marcus Mid-Career Award to Promote Career Development and Mentoring in Pediatric Research Application
due March 31 by 5 PM.Deadline extended to April 7, 2020 by 5 PM
- 2021 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program. "Supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer." Contact Phyliss Quail at (215-590-1418) for a copy of the Preliminary Application Guidelines and eligibility information. Pre-application due April 9, 2020
- 2021 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences. "Provides funding to assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Contact Phyliss Quail at (215-590-1418) for a copy of the Preliminary Application Guidelines and eligibility information. Pre-application due April 9, 2020
- 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award "Provides research and drug development support to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and the clinical realm." Letter of intent (LOI) deadline extended to April 10, 2020
- CHOP Foerderer Award "To allow on-going research to move into new and productive areas, or allow investigators to apply new research techniques toward novel investigations.Projects should be designed to result in preliminary data to support extramural funding applications. Appplication to Michael Campbell campbellm [at] chop.edu or 215-590-0664 due by 4 PM on April 23, 2020
- CHOP Research Institute Bridge Funding Program "Provides up to 12 months of bridge funding for laboratory, translational and clinical research projects to enable the continuation of an essential level of activity such that a recently funded project may progress to renewed funding or replacement funding." Application
due March 27, 2020Deadline extended to Friday, May 1, 2020
- Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award "For innovative science by senior faculty in both basic and clinical neuroscience" Internal (PSOM) application due to Connie Weinstein clw [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu by 9AM on May 11, 2020
- 2020 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award "To develop drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. Letter of intent (LOI) deadline extended to May 18, 2020
A more extensive list dedicated to foundation grants appears in the next section below.
- NEW DUE DATES ADDED FOR APRIL AND MAY! 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 on this list may be able to provide you with insight on a particular foundation.)
Federal funding announcements:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
- NIH Weekly Funding Notices and Announcements by release date Generally, NIH letters of intent (LOIs) are due a month after release dates and applications are due two months after release dates.
- NEW LINK! (Mostly) NIH grants in reverse chronology by due date
- NIH requests for applications (RFAs) in reverse chronology by release date
- NIH parent announcements (PAs and PARs) in reverse chronology by release date
Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
- DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research, Idea Award Innovative "Research may introduce a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Preliminary data are not required." Pre-application due May 14, 2020
- DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research, Impact Award "To support research that demonstrates the potential to have a major impact in the near term on an area of paramount importance in cancer. The proposed study should demonstrate how the research will transform cancer research toward improved patient outcomes in at least one of the FY20 PRCRP Topic Areas. The research should make a significant shift toward clinical applicability in at least one of the FY20 PRCRP Topic Areas. Proposed projects may include translational or clinical research, including clinical trials." Pre-application due May 14, 2020
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative "To support dissemination projects aimed at spreading awareness of new evidence based on PCORI-funded research, targeted directly to clinicians and patients." Letter of Intent (LOI)
due April 1, 2020.Deadline extended to May 1, 2020
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:
- 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.