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Clinical Scientist Development Award

Provider: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: November 19, 2019 at 3 p.m., ET
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria.

NIH Loan Repayment programs

Provider: NIH
Deadline: Ongoing

NIH encourages outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you contractually agree to engage in at least two years of qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research. For more information visit, NIH Loan Repayments programs site.

PCORI Funding Opportunities

Provider: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Deadline: Ongoing
PCORI Funding Opportunities

If this is your first experience applying to PCORI for funding, we recommend that you begin on the What You Need to Know to Apply page. Please note each funding announcement has a distinct set of requirements and application templates that must be followed for your application to be reviewed and funded. Applicants are advised to utilize the full funding announcement PDF and the specific application guidelines for the specific funding announcements.

Junior/New faculty opportunities

The websites below provide information on funding opportunities for new investigators; these opportunities range across many disciplines.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Non-Federal Funding Junior Faculty Awards
American Federation for Aging Research Grants for Junior Faculty
CSUN: Funding Opportunities-Young Investigator/Junior Faculty
National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities
Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Faculty
Research: Funding for Young Investigator in the Life Sciences
Science Magazine AAAS: A New Award for Junior Faculty
UC Berkeley Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty
UC San Diego Young Investigator Funding Opportunities
University of Northern Iowa Grants for Junior Faculty
University of Utah Opportunities for New and Junior Faculty

Post-doctoral opportunities

The websites below provide information on funding opportunities for recent graduates; these opportunities range across many disciplines.

Harvard University Funding Opportunities for Post-doctoral Scholars
National Science Foundation Special Programs for Post-doctoral Fellows
Post-doctoral Non-NIH Funding Opportunities


The websites below provide advice on obtaining your first grant.

Getting Your First Grant: A Junior Faculty Perspective
Grant Proposals from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
NIH Grant Applications: The Anatomy of a Specific Aims Page
NIH Grant Writing Tips
Research Funding: 10 Tips for Writing a Successful Application
The Post-doc Series: Finding Funding
Specific Aims: NIH
TICR Grant Writing: Specific Aims from UCSF
Writing a Great Specific Aims Page
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