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 Stephen Schafer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Development, UAMS Office of Corporations and Foundations, for questions about  a specific corporation or foundation.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Seeks Proposals for New Alzheimer’s Drug Trials
POSTED: January 13, 2015
The Foundation is accepting proposals for clinical trials of innovative drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Award grants of up to $1.5 million for biomarker-based pilot clinical trials of Alzheimer drugs at the proof-of-concept phase. Seeking projects aimed at testing drugs approved for other indications in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as therapies that address energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative stress, vascular injury, and the blood-brain barrier interface. Letters of Intent are required at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Hope for Warriors Accepting Applications for Critical Care Support for Wounded Veterans
POSTED: November 14, 2017
Hope For The Warriors believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, the organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. The Hope for the Warriors’ Critical Care Coordination program has expanded to assist the post-9/11 combat-wounded and their families as they navigate through long-term recovery. Program case coordinators work daily with post-9/11 combat-wounded service members and veterans, their families, and families of the fallen to meet immediate financial needs. To be eligible, applicants must be seeking support for needs that are a direct result of a service member’s post-9/11 combat-related injury.


CurePSP Seeks Applications From Students for Research on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
POSTED: June 26, 2018
DEADLINE: January 31, 2019
CurePSP works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; funds research toward the treatment, cure, and prevention of such disorders; educates healthcare professionals; and provides support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families. To that end, the organization is accepting applications from students for summer research fellowships.

The Urso Summer Student Program in PSP Research supports students conducting summer research projects focused on PSP. The program seeks to encourage students at all postsecondary levels to pursue research in the field in the hope of making PSP a long-term area of research interest. Projects may focus on any basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological aspect of PSP but must be performed under the supervision of a faculty mentor with expertise in the field.
The maximum award is $3,000. Funds may be budgeted to cover the applicant’s stipend and research-related expenses. Awardees will present the results of their research at the Annual CurePSP Research Symposium in the fall (typically mid-November) following their summer project. CurePSP will provide awardees travel and lodging expenses for the symposium. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students are eligible to apply (residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows are not).