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MSM Funding Opportunities

R-CENTER Career Development Project Award Funding

The purpose of the R-CENTER’s Pilot Project Program is to support Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) faculty investigators in developing and implementing meritorious, short-term research projects which will generate preliminary data and new discoveries and technologies which aims to improve minority health, eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and advance clinical and translational sciences. Innovative health disparities investigations in basic, clinical, community and population-based science are solicited in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) which is consistent with purpose of the pilot project program and the goals and objectives of the R-CENTER in advancing clinical and translational science at MSM.

GaCTSA Funding Opportunities

Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI)

RCMAR Pilot Grant RFA 

All About NIH: Grants, Strategies, Tutorials and Samples

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

For over a century, the National Institutes of Health has played an important role in improving the health of the nation. The NIH traces its roots to 1887 with the creation of the Laboratory of Hygiene at the Marine Hospital in Staten Island, NY.

The NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With the headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the NIH has more than 18,000 employees on the main campus and at satellite sites across the country.

With the support of the American people, the NIH annually invests over $28 billion in medical research. More than 83% of the NIH's funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 325,000 researchers at over 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. About 10% of the NIH's budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Please click here to view the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Weekly Funding Opportunities and Notices.

Strategy for NIH Funding

Sample applications, sample multiple PI leadership plans, sample data sharing plans etc.

External Funding Opportunities and Resources

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)

GaCTSA (Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AMA (American Medical Association)
American Heart Association

American Cancer Society

Association of Black Cardologist Inc.

Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Scientific Review

Chronicle of Higher Education
Healthy People
Health Research Funding
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Institute of Medicine
National Center for Health Statistics

National Medical Association

National Science Foundations
NIH Extramural Nexus

NIH Office of Extramural Research
National Health Council


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Scientific World

Help for Your Unfunded NIH Applications 
The National Health Council just announced the availability of a database that will help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources. We all know that you have more good ideas than NIH is able to fund. That makes this a very good time for the National Health Council to roll out . This database will serve as a kind of clearinghouse for unfunded research proposals.

Funding Facts at Your Fingertips 
This tool, a part of the NIH RePORT website allows you to run detailed reports of NIH funding-related data in a matter of clicks. Whether you are searching for NIH funding by various budget mechanisms, dollars awarded by specific activity codes during a particular fiscal year, or application success rates, to name but a few possibilities, this site is your gateway to the information you need. Learn about additional RePORT features and find out how to sign up for the RePORT listserv by reading the inaugural issue of the RePORT ReSource newsletter

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Helpful Funding Resources from NIH

A major objective of the NIH-RCMI Morehouse School of Medicine Research Center of Excellence in Clinical and Translational Research (RCENTER) program is to establish a vibrant and nurturing research environment that will foster the successful development of a cadre of new clinical/translational investigators. The RCENTER Career Development Project Award is intended to enable these new investigators to test an innovative hypothesis and/or generate the preliminary data necessary to become nationally competitive for extramural research grants. The design of the RCENTER Career Development Project program emphasizes strong elements for mentorship, oversight and career development planning.