Funding Opportunities

Internal Opportunities

Beckman Institute – Call for Seed Proposals for Interdisciplinary Research 2024-2025 
Applications due: Feb. 15, 2024

Rodent Gnotobiotic Facility Pilot Project Grant Program
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application by the 15th of each month.

National Institutes of Health

Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: Jan. 16, 2024

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Understanding Mucosal Immunity Against Enteric Eukaryotic Pathogens to Advance Discovery of New Interventions
Applications due: Feb. 5, 2024

Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: Feb. 5, 2024

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
Applications due: Feb. 22, 2024 (*Note: this is a limited submission)

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
Submission dates vary by awarding IC.  See Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts for more details.  

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Research and Development of Vaccines Against Enteric Viruses
This notice applies to application receipt dates through July 16, 2026. Application due dates vary by mechanism.

National Science Foundation

Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024

NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects
Proposals are accepted at any time, there are no limits on the number of proposals an investigator can submit as a PI or co-PI, and a “Rules of Life” funding track is available.

Plant Biotic Interactions
The PBI program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests.
Proposals accepted anytime.

Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research
This opportunity enables researchers with a strong track record of prior accomplishment to pursue a new avenue of research or inquiry.
Proposals accepted anytime.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ Announces Interest in Healthcare Associated Infections and Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Research
Application due dates vary based on funding mechanism

Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB)(R18)
Next application due date: Jan. 25, 2023

Large Research Projects for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) (R01)
Next application due date: Feb. 5, 2024

Private Foundations

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) – Antigens Predicted for Broad Viral Efficacy through Computational Experimentation (APECx)
Abstracts due: Dec. 1, 2023

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (iSEE) – Seed Funding for Interdisciplinary Research teams
Applications due: Dec. 1, 2023

Prairie Research Institute – Center for Advanced Climate Solutions (CACS) Joint Climate Solutions Program 
Applications due: Jan. 17, 2024

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Sloan Matter-to-Life Program
Letters of inquiry accepted at any time 

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – IBD Plexus: Academic Request for Proposals
Proposals are reviewed six times per year. 

Are you interested in a funding opportunity, but need help finding collaborators and forming a research team? Contact Maggie Berg, Research Development Manager, MSI, for assistance with building a team and coordinating collaborative brainstorming meetings.