Additional Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WUN Research Grant

Wake Up Narcolepsy

WUN offers both unrestricted and restricted grants in the following areas of research:

  • Understanding the cause of narcolepsy
  • Advancing pharmacological treatment options
  • Narcolepsy pediatric screening tools
  • Understanding the psycho-social, personal and professional impact of narcolepsy
  • Development of improved diagnostic tools

Submissions are accepted throughout the year and average between $2,500-$50,000. Awardees are required to demonstrate ongoing findings with a detailed final summary to be published within the narcolepsy community and potentially peer reviewed.

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Training Opportunities

NIH Early Career Reviewer Program


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

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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.

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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.

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