Additional Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant Program

Alzheimer’s Association

2022 Program: Key Dates:

  • Letter of Intent Launch: Now Open! Must be submitted online at http://proposalcentral.com
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: October 8, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
  • Letter of Intent Notifications: Week of October 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline (if invited to submit a full application): November 19, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
  • Application Review: November – January 2022
  • Award Notifications: February 15, 2022

2022 January Program: Specific Competitions

  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant aims to fund investigators who are less than 15 years past their doctoral or post residency (MD or DO). The purpose of this program is to provide newly independent investigators with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses. Applicants must be Assistant Professors or above at their respective institution.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity aims to fund investigators who are less than 15 years past their doctoral or post residency (MD or DO).and are from an underrepresented group in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research at their academic institution. Applicants must be Assistant Professors or above at their respective institution.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant – New to the Field (AARG-NTF): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant – New to the Field aims to fund investigators who are new to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. The purpose of this program is to provide investigators with unique expertise and apply their knowledge to the field of Alzheimer’s and all dementias. This program is not intended for investigators that have experience — either previous or current–working in neurodegeneration-related research; this program is intended for investigators from other disciplines to apply their expertise to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity – New to the Field (AARG-D-NTF): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity– New to the Field aims to fund investigators who are new to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia and are from an underrepresented group in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research at their academic institution. The purpose of this program is to provide investigators with unique expertise and apply their knowledge to the field of Alzheimer’s and all dementias. This program is not intended for investigators that have experience — either previous or current–working in neurodegeneration-related research; this program is intended for investigators from other disciplines to apply their expertise to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award is intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible,
  • Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D): The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Award to Promote Diversity is intended to support exceptional scientist who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research and are from an underrepresented group in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research at their academic institution. Individuals who have a position of an Assistant Professorship or above are not eligible.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship (AACSF): The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the need to support the training of clinician scientists in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. For the purpose of this program, a clinician scientist is defined as an individual already trained, licensed and practicing in a clinical field that includes patient contact (e.g., neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, psychology) or patient-related diagnostic studies (e.g., neuropathology and radiology). Applicants within 10 years of receiving their M.D., D.O., or Ph.D. and who currently have licensure for clinical practice are eligible. Individuals applying to the program will be accepted from individuals with full time positions at their respective institution, including postdoctoral fellows through Assistant Professors. Positions higher than Assistant Professor will not be considered. Please note that individuals must be currently working in a clinical setting.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACSF-D): The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the need to support the training of clinician scientists in Alzheimer’s and all other dementias. For the purpose of this program, a clinician scientist is defined as an individual already trained, licensed and practicing in a clinical field that includes patient contact (e.g., neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, psychology) or patient-related diagnostic studies (e.g., neuropathology and radiology). Applicants within 10 years of receiving their M.D., D.O., or Ph.D., who currently have licensure for clinical practice, and are from an underrepresented group in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia research at their academic institution are eligible. Individuals applying to the program will be accepted from individuals with full time positions at their respective institution, including postdoctoral fellows through Assistant Professors. Positions higher than Assistant Professor will not be considered. Please note that individuals must be currently working in a clinical setting.

For more information about a specific program please review the program announcement. To inquire about eligibility, you can contact a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Grants staff at grantsapp@alz.org.

ATS Research Grant Program

American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and its Research Program are improving respiratory health worldwide by supporting young investigators in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The ATS Research Program, established in 2004, bolsters new investigators as they strive to launch independent research careers dedicated to innovation in patient care.

Their topics of scientific exploration are diverse and include lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, and more.

For more information about specific ATS Research Grant Programs, please visit https://research.thoracic.org/grants/.

Exploratory Studies to Investigate the Mechanisms of Interrelationship between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA seeks to stimulate research targeted at understanding the mechanisms that underlie the neurobiology of the intersection of sleep and substance use disorders (SUDs). These studies will investigate how sleep, alterations in sleep homeostasis, sleeping disorders and/or alterations in circadian rhythm influence substance use, substance dependence, withdrawal, relapse and/or recovery from SUDs. Studies may use behavioral, cellular, circuit, genetic, cognitive, molecular, imaging, pharmacological, and/or computational approaches. Interdisciplinary teams with the ability to integrate research expertise in sleep/circadian rhythm with the neurobiology of SUDs are encouraged. These mechanistic studies will not only offer an insight into the fundamental processes that link SUDs to disorders of sleep regulation and vice-versa but will also identify new targets for prevention and therapeutics.

Applicants are encouraged to present a well-designed research plan that includes appropriate scientific controls and clearly addresses potential limitations and alternative approaches for the work proposed. Preliminary data are not required. Potential applicants are encouraged to obtain and review the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Recommended Guidelines for the Administration of Drugs to Human Subjects before submitting an application that will administer compounds to human subjects. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sunila Nair: sunila.nair@nih.gov.

Application Due Date:  October 15, 2021

For more information, please visit:

Exploratory Studies to Investigate the Mechanisms of Interrelationship between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Exploratory Studies to Investigate the Mechanisms of Interrelationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

2022 World Sleep Society Young Investigator Awards

WORLD SLEEP SOCIETY

Up to 18 Oral Presentation Awards and up to 24 Poster Presentation Awards will be presented at World Sleep 2022 in Rome, Italy. To be eligible to apply, you must 35 years old or younger OR less than 5 years post MD or PhD degree. For oral presentation awards, complimentary registration and a travel grant of up to $1,000 USD (depending on distance of travel) are given to each recipient to give a 10-minute oral presentation included in a special oral abstract session during the congress. For poster presentation awards, a monetary award of up to $500 USD is given to each recipient.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2021.

For more information about the application and review process, please visit: https://worldsleepcongress.com/young-investigator

2022 Wayne Hening Young Investigators Awards

INTERNATIONAL RESTLESS LEGS STUDY GROUP (IRLSSG)

Named to honor the memory of a pioneer in RLS research and established in 2010, the Wayne Hening Young Investigator Awards are presented at the annual meeting of the IRLSSG. The up-to five $1,000 awards recognize research efforts by new investigators in an attempt to promote interest in the study of RLS. Applicants must either be young investigators new to the RLS/PLMS field, who are no more than 10 years past receiving their PhD or MD, or senior investigators new to the RLS/PLMS field (first publication of a first author abstract or journal article in the RLS/PLMS field is within the last 3 years). A new, or previously submitted, abstract must be included in the application. Abstracts considered for award will be judged based on work quality and relevance to the field. Awardees are expected to present their work at the IRLSSG 2022 Annual Meeting, held in Rome on March 12, 2022. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2022.

For more information, please visit: http://irlssg.org/WHYIA-application

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health

NIH Adherence Network

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is being issued by the NIH Adherence Network through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) with participation from multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. This NOSI calls for research grant applications that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote health outcomes. Applications may address healthcare regimen initiation, implementation, and/or persistence by patients. Descriptive and intervention research may address adherence determinants at one or more levels of ecologic influence, including the patient, caregiver/family, provider, healthcare system, and community levels.

Specifically, NHLBI is interested in supporting research across the translational spectrum for the development and evaluation of interventions targeting adherence to behavioral or pharmacologic regimens for the prevention and management of heart, lung, blood, and sleep conditions in order reduce risk of disease or reduce morbidity and mortality. NHLBI is particularly interested in applications that a) focus on adherence as a strategy for reducing health disparities, b) integrate an understanding of the multi-level determinants of adherence across social and economic contextual factors, c) incorporate advances in behavioral science, mobile and connected health technology, and healthcare informatics, and/or d) focus on identifying and overcoming the barriers and facilitators of adherence to evidence-based guidelines by patients and practitioners.

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-100.html

Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH

The NHLBI has a funding opportunity open for projects that promote research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among U.S. populations that experience health disparities and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.

Letter of Intent Due Dates: June 14, 2021; June 14, 2022
Application Due Dates: July 14, 2021; July 14, 2022

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-164.html

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Sleep and Substance Use Disorders

National Institute on Drug Abuse

This notice informs potential applicants to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) about a special interest in research project applications focusing on the relationship between processes that regulate sleep/circadian rhythm and the risk, trajectory and treatment of substance use disorders. Identifying sleep/circadian mechanisms and determining the directionality of sleep and substance use disorder interactions addresses a knowledge gap and can present new opportunities for improved therapy and outcomes. Multi-disciplinary, multiple-investigator teams of researchers combining expertise in substance use disorders and mechanisms of sleep/circadian rhythms would be optimal in addressing these questions. This notice encourages studies of processes and mechanisms linking drugs of abuse and sleep/circadian rhythms.

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022.

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-20-021.html

NHLBI – Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NHLBI

The NHLBI is soliciting current or recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees for grant support to expand their current research objectives or to branch out to a study that resulted from the research conducted under the K award. Active NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees may apply for R03 support to run concurrently with the final two years of their K award. Recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees are eligible to apply for the R03 if the earliest possible R03 start date falls within 2 years of their prior NHLBI K award Project Period end date. This program is intended to enhance the capability of NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 award recipients to conduct research as they complete their transition to fully independent investigator status.

The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. For current and previous K23 awardees, research proposed in the R03 application may or may not include patient-oriented research. The R03 is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and that provide preliminary data to support a subsequent R01, or equivalent, application.

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date
Application Due Dates:  June 8, 2021; October, 8, 2021

For more information, please visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-029.html

Hypersomnia Foundation Research Award Program

Hypersomnia Foundation

The Hypersomnia Foundation is offering idiopathic hypersomnia research award funding to support medical students, physician residents and fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers. Awards of $1,000-$5,000, on average, will be made (along with honorable mentions). Awardees will be expected to produce a written summary of their findings at the conclusion of the funding period.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to support various projects.

For more information, please visit: https://www.hypersomniafoundation.org/research-award-program/

Training Opportunities

NIH Early Career Reviewer Program

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

The Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program aims to help early career scientists become more competitive as grant applicants through first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversity of the Center for Scientific Review’s pool of trained reviewers.

Applicants much have at least 1 year of experience as a fulltime faculty member or researcher (post-doctoral fellows are not eligible) and must meet other research and grant & review history criteria. Acceptance into the program means that your name is added to a database with Scientific Review Officers use to find eligible reviewers in particular areas of science. If accepted, you may serve as an ECR only once and must confirm your information yearly to remain in the program. For questions, please contact CSRearlyCareerReviewer@mail.nih.gov.

For more information, click here.

Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine & Sleep Disorders Research (PRIDE)

NYU Langone Medical Center

The PRIDE Summer Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research is a research career advancing opportunity at NYU Langone Medical Center that is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and will be held from July 11-23, 2021. The BSM PRIDE Summer Institute will provide intensive didactic and mentored research training to underrepresented minority faculty (as defined by the NIH) and those with disability, who are engaged in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders research. The goal of this multidisciplinary training and mentoring program is to inspire mentees to conduct research by employing techniques at the forefront of their fields.

Please visit https://med.nyu.edu/departments-institutes/population-health/divisions-sections-centers/health-behavior/center-healthful-behavior-change/education-training/program-to-increase-diversity-behavioral-medicine-sleep-disorders-research-summer-institute for more information.

Advanced Respiratory Research for Equity (AiRE)

The University of Arizona

The primary objective of the AiRE program is to provide advanced training in an interprofessional environment to qualified candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who are committed to addressing lung disparities through impactful research from basic to the full translational continuum and implementation. AiRE mentees will receive all expenses paid training that facilitates successful team science career development, that includes two intensive summer institutes, a mid-year visit to Arizona in the winter, a 3-day spring workshop in Bethesda and monthly videoconferencing.

Please visit https://azpride.uahs.arizona.edu/ for more information.

Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP)

Hypersomnia Foundation

The Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) provides intensive training in research relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics. The goal is to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric training programs who wish to train in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research with an established investigator/mentor are encouraged to apply. The PSDP provides two to three years of training for pediatricians with an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree who will devote themselves to academic careers with a strong research component.

The application submission deadline is March 10 of each year.

For more information, please visit: https://amspdc-psdp.org/program-description/