Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC)

Funding Announcements

This page features a list of current research-related funding announcements.

NIH-Funded Researchers and Post-doctoral Trainees Needed for A Research Study on Professional Decision-making
Participation will require 45-75 minutes of time, and participants will received a  $100.00 check.
Contact Kari Baldwin at 747.2703 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knight Alzheimer's Disease Reserach Center (ADRC) Call for Pilot Reserach Grant Applications
The ADRC at Washington University supports clinical, biomedical, and behavioral research on aging and dementia. Applications proposing patient-oriented research (e.g., risk factors, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment and management) and basic studies (including topics such as neuronal degeneration, genetic factors, and cellular and molecular mechanisms) both are welcomed. The goal of the pilot research grants is to encourage investigators new to Alzheimer's disease, both those who are early in their career development and those who are more senior but not currently working in this area, to initiate research in dementia and aging. The principal investigator must be a full-time Washington University faculty member. All pilots are funded for one year at an anticipated maximum of $30,000 direct costs.
Letter of Intent with Abstract Deadline: November 3, 2014
Application Deadline: November 11, 2014
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Washington University Musuloskeletal Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Studies
The Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center requests proposals for Pilot and Feasibility studies in the broad area of musculoskeletal (basic science, translational and pre-clinical) research. The goal of the P and F program is to foster projects that will generate preliminary data to support future applications for independent research support through conventional NIH granting mechanisms. We anticipate awarding three P and F grants this year, one targeted to a translational or pre-clinical study (we cannot fund clinical studies). Support for the P and F program is provided by an NIH Core Center Grant (NIH/NIAMS P30 AR057235).
Proposals Due: November 14, 2014
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NIH Student Loan Repayment Programs
The NIH has announced a set of loan repayment programs to support qualified scientific researchers by mitigating the burdens of student loan debt. The programs will repay up to $70,000 of student loan debt over the course of a two-year contract.
Application Cycle Closes: November 17, 2014.
For more information: or visit the NIH's FAQ and NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

WU Integrating Communication within the Cancer Envrionment (ICCE) Institute, Pilot Research Project Applications
ICCE is dedicated to determining how interactions between tumor cells and their cellular and structural environment facilitates tumor progression and metastasis. The Institute is primarily a discovery-based cancer research group that has been structured to be able to rapidly translate breakthroughs into patient care through molecular and cellular cancer biology, molecular imaging, and functional genomics. Innovative science and connectivity to the Washington University community and ultimately cancer patients are assumed outputs of the ICCE Institute. This Pilot Research Program calls for projects broadly pertaining to cancer research. The goal of the pilot project program is to attract junior faculty on tenure track who are just beginning their careers and more established investigators in other fields that wish to initiate cancer related research. Pilot projects are funded for one year.
Due Date: December 19, 2014
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Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Pilot and Feasiblity Studies Program
Full time faculty and current senior post-doctoral fellows with a faculty appointment effective as of July 1, 2014 at Washington University, including(1) Junior investigators without independent grant support (excluding career development awards) seeking to establish independence in this field of research; (2) Investigators with independent grant support (past or present) who have not been involved in digestive diseases-related research wishing to enter this field; (3) Investigators with independent grant support who have previously worked in this field but wish to pursue a new research direction. Support will be provided for the purposes of testing innovative hypotheses (or, if well justified, generating innovative hypotheses) which may have significant impact on the field of digestive diseases research and for obtaining preliminary data sufficient for extramural funding of future research grant applications by conventional mechanisms.
Due Date: January 30, 2015
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One-year paid fellowship positions are available with high impact NGOs and government organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, United States and Zambia. 
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NIH R01 Grant Award Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R01)

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Washington University Internal Competitions:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R01)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Biomarkers for Diabetes, Digestive, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Using Biosamples from the NIDDK Repository (R01)

The Foundation Directory

American Diabetes Association

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

American Heart Association

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Children's Discovery Institute

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

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