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The Corporate and Foundations Relations Office is able to work with faculty applying for corporate and foundation opportunities below. Please contact them by email or by phone at 919.962.2867. For all applications, please be sure to work with your Department of Pediatrics division grants administrator. Headlines are linked for more information.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Grants

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) is accepting proposals to fund pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Deadlines – October 15 and April 15.

Children’s Research Institute Research Grant Initiative

As part of the mission of the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) to coordinate and support pediatric research, we are thrilled to support 3 research funding opportunities: 1) Carolina for the Kids (CFTK) Research Grant Awards; 2) UNC Children’s Development Early Career Investigator Grants; and 3) IQVIA Pediatric Clinical Scholars Award. The due date for the Carolina for the Kids and the UNC Children’s Development Early Career Investigator Grants is Monday, December 5, 2022 by 11:59pm.

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Information about funding opportunities related to COVID-19 will be added to the UNC Office of Research website as they become available. These include opportunities from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NCTraCS Pilot Funding Program

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS) provides a variety of pilot funding opportunities to facilitate the transfer of research findings to clinical practice in order to improve the health of the people of North Carolina. Multiple grant mechanisms are available.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants: COVID-19 Vaccine Development for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The intent of this RFP is to support COVID-19 vaccine development for Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The support provided by Pfizer will be through the provision of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for comparator studies. No funding will be provided. We are particularly interested in supporting research in the following areas:

  • Clinical studies designed to lead to approval and availability of new COVID-19 vaccine(s)
  • Such vaccine(s) must be intended to protect large populations in LMIC, based on study design, GMP manufacturing capacity, product characteristics, the applicant’s ability to manage timely GCP compliant clinical trials and regulatory filings and other relevant factors

Grant applications may be submitted throughout the year and application reviews and decisions will be completed on a rolling basis. This RFP expires on December 31, 2022.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants: Global Cachexia ASPIRE

The intent of this request for proposals is to support research projects focusing on cachexia in the following categories:

  • Evidence generation in Understanding Cachexia/Unintentional Weight Loss in Cancer or Heart Failure
  • Role of GDF-15/GFRAL Pathway in Disease
  • GDF-15/GFRAL Biology
  • Natural History (longitudinal) studies specifically related to cachexia/weight loss and/or heart failure

Applications are due by January 5, 2023.

Thrasher Research Fund – Early Career Awards

The Thrasher Research Fund is accepting concept papers to support young investigators in pediatric research. The program’s aim is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers. The grant cycle is an ongoing process throughout the year.

UNC School of Medicine: Boost Funding

UNC School of Medicine (SOM) faculty are extremely successful in their efforts to obtain funding for their research, although the SOM recognizes that it often takes multiple submissions and additional experimental data to get a new project funded, particularly as a new investigator, or with a more complex, multi-PI project.

In support of these efforts, the SOM Office of Research is inviting applications from faculty for Boost awards, which are designed to boost the chances of funding for an NIH grant (or similar) that has been reviewed favorably but needs additional revisions and preliminary data in order to be funded on resubmission. Please note that Boost awards are distinct from the OoR bridge funding program, which provides funds for bridging A1 renewal applications for ongoing, not new, projects. Due dates for the next boost funding opportunity will be April 24, 2023.

UNC School of Medicine: Bridge Funding

The School of Medicine is opening the first round of applications for Bridge Funding for this fiscal year. Bridge Funding provides continued support for successful research projects that suffer a lapse in funding. Investigators eligible for funding in this round should have had a competing renewal application for an R01 or equivalent grant reviewed in the most recent review cycle (June/July 2022). Bridge funding is a critical resource for SOM faculty, and a high proportion of bridge funding recipients have been successful in renewing their NIH support. Thus, a competitive bridge funding application must demonstrate a high likelihood of receiving NIH funding upon resubmission. Due dates for the next bridge funding opportunity will be on January 16, 2023, and April 24, 2023.