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.
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Seeks Proposals for New Alzheimer’s Drug Trials
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
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.
Blue & You Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: July 15, 2019
The Foundation, funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, 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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites ‘Pioneering Ideas’ Proposals
DEADLINE: October 15, 2019
The aim of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ‘s Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to put health first as it looks into the future and works to develop clarity as to the trends, opportunities, and ideas that can enable everyone in the America to live the healthiest life possible. To that end, the program is accepting applications for projects that seek to explore how cutting-edge ideas and emerging trends could help or hinder progress toward a Culture of Health — defined by RWJF as placing well-being at the center of every aspect of individuals’ lives and ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need as well as a fair and just opportunity to make healthier choices. The program accepts various types of projects, including research, pilots or demonstration projects; idea sourcing; network or coalition building; and more. Grants awarded through this funding opportunity generally will range between $150,000 and $350,000 over one to three years. After review of a brief proposal, RWJF may invite applicants to submit a full proposal for consideration.