Requests for Proposals in Medical Research from various private funding sources are posted below. These are updated regularly with grants with the shortest deadlines or that require letters of intent posted first.

Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for submission assistance, eligibility questions, or other grant  funding questions.

Contact Kim Evans, J.D. (501-526-5802) in the UAMS Office of Development for questions about  a specific foundation.
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
DEADLINES: January, April, July, October (LOIs required 2 weeks prior)
This program seeks to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The PACT RFP supports clinical trials, experimental medicine, and regulatory studies for novel drugs (small molecules and biologics including antibodies, peptides, gene therapies), repurposed drugs (existing drugs that are approved for other diseases and conditions), repositioned drugs (existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved), and natural products. Funding up to $5 million (based on stage/scope of research); duration (multi-year).
Arkansas Blue & You Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: July 15, 2019
The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation promotes better health in Arkansas and awards approximately $3 million in grants/yr. to nonprofit or governmental organizations/programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. The online application process for its regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000 is open January 1 – July 15 yearly.
GRAND CHALLENGE: Precision Health and Precision Medicine Grant
DEADLINE: July 31, 2019
The American Heart Assn. conducts and explores modern experimental techniques (in all fields) coupled with robust data sources to make significant advances in understanding and/or deployment of precision health and precision medicine practices. Data source (e.g., images, electronic health records, genetics and omic-related data, community engagement data, wearable devices, smartphone and other sensor related technology. Max Funding $250,000 per year for 4 yrs, including 10% institutional costs ($1,000,000 cash total), and$50,000/year Amazon Web Services service credit for the AHA Precision Medicine Platform.
Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest 2019
DEADLINE: August 29, 2019 (Pre-proposal) (July 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m. informational webinar)
DEADLINE: November 11, 2019 (Full Invited Proposals)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to reduce tobacco-related disparities and empower leaders from communities most harmed by tobacco. Tobacco use disproportionately harms people of color, people with lower incomes, and those in rural areas (e.g., South and Midwest). To reduce these inequities, RWJF will fund projects in 13 Southern and Midwestern states that strengthen capacity to advocate for stronger local and regional tobacco-related policies. Max $4 million for up to six projects.
Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program
DEADLINE: September 3, 2019 (Letter of Intent)
DEADLINE: November 4, 2019 (Full Application)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research (MFCR) and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group (PAFG) announce the Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program to encourage basic research, technological innovation, and informatics pipeline development that can lead to an understanding of blood cancer disease mechanisms, the development of improved methods for detecting and monitoring cancer progression, and the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Max funding $750,000 total for 3 yrs.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites ‘Pioneering Ideas’ Proposals
DEADLINE: October 15, 2019 (Letter-of-Intent);
The Foundation‘s Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal program is accepting applications for projects that explore cutting-edge ideas and emerging trends for a Culture of Health — defined as “placing well-being at the center of every aspect of individuals’ lives.” The program seeks research, pilot, or demonstration projects; idea sourcing; and network or coalition building. Funding of $150,000 – $350,000 for 1-3 yrs. After review of a brief proposal, RWJF may invite applicants to submit a full proposal for consideration. Sample application