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 with questions about  a specific foundation.
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Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
DEADLINES: January, April, July, October (LOIs required 2 weeks prior)
This program increases 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/biologics including antibodies, peptides, gene therapies), repurposed drugs (approved for other diseases), repositioned drugs (drugs in clinical trials for other indications and not yet been approved), and natural products. Funding up to $5 million (based on stage/scope of research); duration (multi-year).
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Arkansas Blue & You Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: July 15, 2019 (Yearly mid-July)
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 annually.

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Use of Biosimilar Agents in Inflammatory Conditions
DEADLINE: October 4, 2019
Projects must prioritize increasing clinicians’ understanding of complex biosimilar concepts and implementing practical approaches to educate patients and HCPs on the incorporation of and/or switching to biosimilars in practice. Programs helping healthcare professionals discuss biosimilar options with patients (shared-decision-making) will be considered. Projects requesting up to $250,000.
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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.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites ‘Pioneering Ideas’ Proposals
DEADLINE: October 15, 2019 (Brief proposal due; applications accepted on a rolling basis)
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
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American Heart Association’s Health Technologies & Innovation Strategically Focused Research Network
DEADLINE: November 12, 2019 (Letter of Intent Due); January 7, 2020 (Invited full application due)
“Health Technologies” refer to the application and utilization of organized knowledge and skills, including but not limited to, systems, structures, procedures, software, algorithms, digital health content, hardware and devices developed to solve a health problem and/or improve quality-of-life.  A network is comprised of 3-5 institutions/centers with focused projects that can assist the AHA in its overall mission.
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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)
DEADLINE: November 19, 2019 (Pre-proposals due); January 17, 2020 (Invitation to submit a full proposal); March 13, 2020 (Full proposal due)
The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) provides support to physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. Clinical Scientist Development Award is $150,000/yr. direct costs (10% indirect costs) for 3 yrs. Award period is July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023.

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Arkansas Blue & You Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: July 15, 2019 (Yearly mid-July)
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.