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Extramural Funding

The Research Development Office helps University of Utah researchers and scholars identify federal funding opportunities, form effective teams, and craft winning proposals, with the ultimate goal of increasing the quality and quantity of externally-funded research and scholarly activity at the University of Utah. Please contact Gay Cookson at 801-581-4168 if you are interested in applying for an opportunity listed below.


Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: August 31st, 2019

The Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00 Clinical Trial Optional) offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.  In the first phase, Lasker scholars will receive appointments for up to 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets.  In the second phase, successful scholars will receive up to 3 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program. Applications open July 31 and are due August 31.

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Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award – Department of Defense
Deadline: October 30th, 2019
Categories: Science & Technology

Responsively and responsibly create, develop, deliver, and sustain medical capabilities for the Warfighter. The AIMM initiative was created to accelerate transformational biomedical research for our Armed Forces. The mission of the AIMM initiative is to encourage, identify, and enable innovative (highly creative, high risk) research that leads to cross-cutting solutions to military health threat.

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Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) Research Projects (U01)
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Categories: Health

To solicit applications for collaborative research projects (U01) to investigate persistent changes in complex brain function-behavior relationships following adolescent alcohol exposure. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

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Department of Health and Human Services/ National Institute on Aging Early-Stage T1 Translational Aging Research (Bench to Bedside) for the Development of Novel Therapeutics (R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: Please follow “Standard NIH Guidelines” for grant deadline.
Categories: Health

Basic and applied research in aging into novel therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions related to aging or multiple chronic conditions in older people, immunosenescence, pulmonary fibrosis, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease. This includes the development of pharmacological strategies such as new classes of compounds, natural products, biologics, stem/progenitor cell-based therapies, and the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs.

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Defense Sciences Office DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: June 2020
Categories: Science & Technology

DARPA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts that address one or more of the following technical domains: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design, (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors, (3) Complex Social Systems, and (4) Anticipating Surprise.

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Last Updated: 8/15/19