Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Grant Opportunities sections are organized by due date. The NNED also has a page with a list of national and local foundations focusing on behavioral health and disparities.

Government Grant Opportunities


August 2018

August 17 Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders: The purpose of this program is to establish one National Center of Excellence to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for healthcare practitioners on issues related to addressing eating disorders. It is expected that the grantee will facilitate the identification of model programs, develop and update materials related to eating disorders, and ensure that high-quality training is provided to health professionals. Applications are due August 17, 2017. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 20 – Health Center Program's Service Area Competition: Supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to medically underserved populations. Applications are due August 20, 2018Learn more about this competition.

August 20 – Tribal Opioid Response Grants: The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).  The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD. Applications are due August 20, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

 

September 2018

September 5 – Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01): This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) Letters of intent are due September 5, 2018.  Learn more about this initiative.

starburst icon September 7 – Strengthening the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Care Continuum through Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Science (R01): This opportunity solicits behavioral, social, and implementation science research designed to (a) identify gaps in the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care continuum and associated determinants; (b) develop and test interventions to strengthen PrEP delivery, use, and outcomes; and (c) reduce racial/ethnic and age-related disparities in PrEP uptake and use. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

September 11 – Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30): The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This grant intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, neurological, behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. Applications are due September 11, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

September 12  Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21): The goal of this initiative is to encourage applicants to leverage existing datasets and employ new and advanced analysis techniques to answer scientific questions about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, clinical manifestations and complications of HIV/AIDS in maternal, pediatric and adolescent populations. Applications are due September 12, 2018.http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-19-018.html Learn more about this initiative.

September 18 – 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering up to $2,100,000,000 in grants to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth, while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this competition.

September 18 – YouthBuild: YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 21 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: Grant funds assist jurisdictions highly-effected by HIV to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. The goal is to provide optimal HIV care and treatment for low-income, uninsured, and underserved PLWH to improve their health outcomes. Applications are due September 21, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

 

October 2018

starburst icon October 1 – Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP): The purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. This program supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, build healthy communities, and improve health equity. Applications are due October 1, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon October 1  Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42): This opportunity invites Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable. Applications are due October 1, 2018.  Learn more about this opportunity.

starburst icon October 1  Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44): This opportunity invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable. Applications are due October 1, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

starburst icon October 11  NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37): The Program supports research training activities in minority health and health disparities research for individuals who are from diverse groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, at domestic institutions and/or at specified foreign low and middle income (LMIC) locations. The awards support training experiences that enhance the diversity of the research workforce for eligible undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students, as well as for eligible residents, fellows and postdoctoral students. Applications are due October 11, 2018.  Learn more about this training program. 

October 25 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: These awards are intended for states/territories that demonstrate the need for additional resources to prevent, reduce, or eliminate AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, including through cost-containment measures (for example, the provision of health insurance assistance). Applications are due October 25, 2018Learn more about this program.

 

Rolling Applications

January 7, 2020  Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21): The goal of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations and address issues that promote health equity.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon April 6, 2021 – Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36): The purpose of this grant is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. This award supports the completion of the doctoral research project. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 6, 2021.  Learn more about this grant.

Submission Date Varies by Institutes and Centers  Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: This opportunity provides administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Applications submission dates vary by Institutes and CentersLearn more about this opportunity.

 

Foundation Grant Opportunities


August 20 Social Inequality ResearchThe Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality, which supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States, seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Letters of intent are due August 20, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

August 23 – 2018-19 Building Bridges Grant Program: Through this program, grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to support the planning and implementation of cultural projects designed to improve relationships between Muslim and non-Muslims across the country. In addition to monetary funding, grant recipients will receive strategic communications support during the grant period from a Building Bridges-appointed consultant. Letters of Intent are due August 23, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 27 – Seed Grant Applications to Support Palliative Care Education and Research: The institute encourages proposals for innovative educational and/or research projects that will expand current or future workforce knowledge leading to improved care or enhanced quality of life for seriously or chronically ill people. Applications are due August 27, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

August 31 – Community-Based HIV/AIDS EffortsThe Kent Richard Hofmann foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research. Grants will be awarded in support of programs in development as well as established programs, with emphasis on their direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests from across the U.S. will be considered, with preference given to those focused on smaller communities and rural areas; for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; and/or for innovative ideas designed to meet basic needs. Letters of intent are due August 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

August 31 – Housing for All: In 2018, the program will award grants of $125,000 to twenty-five organizations working to provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women, and youth. The program also will fund the development and maintenance of programs that educate and assist individuals in finding permanent or transitional housing opportunities that meet their needs. Applications are due August 31, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 31 – 2018-2019 Building Resilience and Action to Nurture Community Health (BRANCH) Community Grants Program: This program supports initiatives that encourage the use of AI/AN traditional, cultural and regional knowledge in developing, implementing, and/or supporting obesity education, prevention, and management initiatives among urban Indian communities. Applications are due August 31, 2018. Learn more about this grants program.

September 1 – Psychology and AIDS Leadership Awards: The American Psychological Association grants two awards each year, one in the category of Emerging Leader and one in the category of Distinguished Leader. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of HIV/AIDS policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring. Applications are due September 1, 2018.  Learn more about these awards.

September 7 – Institutional Challenge Grants: This program encourages schools and university-based research institutes and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations with the goal of reducing inequality in youth outcomes. To that end, grants of up to $650,000 over three years will be awarded to partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. Applications are due September 7, 2018. Learn more about this program.

September 12 – System and Services Research for a Culture of Health: S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health systems to include other sectors that affect health and well-being, such as housing, transportation, social services, education, criminal and juvenile justice, and economic and community development. As part of this mission, RWJF has issued a request for research that supports new scientific evidence on ways to optimize delivery and financing systems in ways that improve health and reduce inequities. Letters of intent are due September 12, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 14  –Tikkun Olam Grant Program: This program is intended to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness throughout the world. The grant program supports projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized. The program values projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. Letters of intent are due September 14, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 15 Fund for a Just SocietyThe Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. Applications are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 15 – Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: Grants will be awarded to projects that foster the connections between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reduce stigma and prejudice and promote unity and harmony; improve our understanding of and help prevent violence to create a safer, more humane world; and address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applications are due September 15, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon September 15 – David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: This grant from the American Psychological Foundation supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers. Applications are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 30 Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional and physical — are supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of living in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all can children thrive. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

September 30 Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. The Caplan Foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

September 30 Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care, and diet, as well programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

November 1 – Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant Program: LGBT Family-Oriented Research: This grant encourages talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research; advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families, including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity; advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms, including sources of support and resilience for family members; and advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT. Applications are due November 1, 2018Learn more about this grant program.

November 1 – Reproductive Health Programs: Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded in support of programs for young women, particularly those who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of specific sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health. Areas of interest include programs that include a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health education; novel ideas, including innovative methods of delivering information; and programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change. Applications are due November 1, 2018.  Learn more about these programs.

November 15 – AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability: The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. To that end, this scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies at an accredited university in a field related to health and disability, including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, or other majors that impact quality of life for persons with disabilities.  Applications are due November 15, 2018.  Learn more about this scholarship.

November 30 – Immigration Research The Russell Sage Foundation will award grants of up to $175,000 over a year or two for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture, and public policy related to outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Letters of intent are due November 30, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

Rolling – Criminal and Social Justice Programs: The foundation supports groups working to end over-incarceration of youth and adult offenders and reduce racial disparities in the United States. The program supports groups working to advance state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and expand the use of community-based programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basisLearn more about this grant.

Rolling – Kars4Kids Small Grant Program: Kars4Kids is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of their communities. To that end, the organization's Small Grant Program program supports educational initiatives and youth development programs in North America and is especially interested in encouraging continued education outside of school and empowering future citizens and leaders of the community. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this small grant program.

Rolling – Baltimore New Community Grants Fund: Grants are provided to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Grants are focused on helping individuals meet their basic needs and enabling them to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, an emphasis is placed on serving older adults, the Jewish community, and the foundation's geographic focus areas (MD, PA, HI, IL, NY, and rural communities). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant program.

Rolling Barron PrizeThis prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Each year, up to twenty winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.

Rolling – Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants: Through these grants, A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.