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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.


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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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FY 2019 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims
Deadline: July 11, 2019
Categories: Law & Justice 

To address an urgent gap in crime victim services related to the opioid epidemic and to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as the result of the opioid crisis. OVC anticipates that this solicitation will support service providers in expanding their current scope and expertise to ensure that children and youth—the most vulnerable victims impacted by the opioid crisis—are supported as they heal from the impact of crime and substance abuse.

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OVC FY19 Using Telehealth to Improve Care, Access and Quality of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams – Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime
Deadline: July 17, 2019
Categories: Law & Justice

This solicitation seeks to develop or enhance statewide or regional telehealth programs to improve the quality of healthcare for sexual assault victims, increase the quality of forensic evidence collection, and expand the reach of SANE services through telehealth for communities with limited access to trained SANEs. This program furthers the Department’s mission of ensuring that more victims of sexual assault have access to higher quality healthcare and forensic examination

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FY20 Director’s Innovation Initiative (DII)
Deadline: July 19th, 2019
Categories: Science & Technology

The DII Program funds fundamental and basic research efforts that substantially enhance mission performance and address these areas of interest: • Space-based sensing • Apertures • Communications • System design • Sense-making.

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Strategic Technology Office LogX
Deadline: July 30, 2019
Categories: Science & Technology

DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals in logistics and supply chain automated reasoning and information fusion, real-time demand forecasting, and system resilience assessment. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.

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National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Humanities Projects
Deadline: August 14, 2019
Categories: Education, Community, Arts

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.

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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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Last Updated: 4/13/21