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..

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).

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) at Washington University
The Washington University ACS-IRG annually awards up to four investigators a maximum of $30,000 for one year (non-renewable). This program provides pilot funding for junior faculty conducting cancer research projects to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Investigators already receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), American Cancer Society (ACS) or other major organizations are not eligible. Applicants are not required to be members of the Cancer Center.
Application Deadline: November 18, 2014, 4:00pm
Expected Announcement of Awardees: December 15, 2014
Award Period Begins: January 1, 2015
Questions: Paige Isom, 314-454-8981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Washington University Bear Cub Grant Program
Washington University's Bear Cub Grant Program is soliciting applications from Washington University researchers who want to make the leap from bench scientists to budding entrepreneurs. The program was initiated by the Vice Chancellor for Research to support faculty in translational studies not normally supported by federal grants. Faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are eligible to apply. The Office of Technology Management (OTM) will award individual grants of up to $75,000, and research selected for funding must be completed within a year. The application process involves two stages, and this year, for the first time, investigators can designate team members to attend Bear Cub workshops and provide assistance throughout the competition.
Short Application Deadline: November 30, 2014
Oral Pitch: January 21, 2015
Questions: Jon Kratochvil, 314-747-0923 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Institute of Public Health Center of Dissemination and Implementation - Pilot Program
Pilot Grants will provide up to $25,000 direct costs for one year to facilitate the planning of a new dissemination and implementation research project. Pilot grants are used to fund developmental or early stage work, including pilot date, preparatory to submission of a Federal grant proposal.
Letter of Intent Due: December 1, 2014
Application Due: January 30, 2015
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WU Integrating Communication within the Cancer Environment (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 Feasibility 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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March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Transdisiplinary Development Funding Program
For investigators with a faculty appointment of Instructor and above to support early-stage, innovative research in preterm birth at Washington University. The Center was established in November 2014 to study multiple aspects of preterm birth, including three thematic areas: Cervical Remodeling during Pregnancy, Electrical Maturation of Uterine Smooth Muscle, and The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Preterm Births. The Center fosters discoveries in other novel areas of preterm birth research through this pilot grant-funding program. Researchers in any discipline within the Washington University community are encouraged to explore high-risk ideas related to preterm birth that will generate preliminary data for subsequent extramural applications to the NIH or to non-governmental foundations. Pilot grant funding will be for one year at $25,000 with matching funds of $25,000 expected from the Department Chair sponsoring the faculty member. A second year of support will be based on a progress report, yielding a potential for $100,000/grant.
Due Date: January 30, 2015, 5:00pm
Awards Announced: February 28, 2015
Funding to Begin: March 15, 2015
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Institute of Public Health Center of Dissemination and Implementation - Small Grants Program
This program will provide up to $5,000 from the Center for Dissemination & Implementation for up to one year for development of a D&I research proposal for extramural funding
Application Due: 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

Entrepreneurship Grants

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