Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

​UC San Diego Health Sciences

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Limited opportunities are those where the sponsor organization limits the amount of applications that universities as a whole are allowed to submit. Because of this limitation, these opportunities require an internal review process at the university level. For Health and Life Sciences, this is conducted by the Limited Submissions in the Life Sciences Committee (LSLSC) (formerly ISSC). The committee is composed of senior faculty members in the Health and Life Sciences with broad spectrum representation. 

Calls for applications are announced via email through the funding opportunities listserv. Special announcements are sent as needed. Subscribe to the funding opportunity announcements listserv here.

Are you interested in applying on a limited submission funding opportunity that is not listed below? Internal review is still required. Please contact hsfunding@ucsd.edu with the title and link to the funding opportunity at your earliest convenience to discuss next steps.

Questions? Contact the Associate Vice Chancellor for Scientific Affairs at hsfunding@ucsd.edu

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities:

 

Sponsor​​ProgramAmountDescription & InformationDue Dates
Ray Thomas Edwards FoundationCareer Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences$50,000 per year up to 3 years

The Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences is intended to foster the development of biomedical researchers who are early in their careers and to help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators. The foundation recognizes that discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences for the public's good depends on the training and support of the highest quality young scientists in the very best research environments.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

March 19, 2015 8:00 AM

Sponsor Deadlines:

Nomination Deadline

April 1, 2015

Application Deadline

June 1, 2015

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)Primary Care Training & Enhancement Awards

$250,000 per year

Up to Five years

The overarching purpose of the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting enhanced training for future primary care clinicians, teachers and researchers and promoting primary care practice in rural and underserved areas. The focus of this grant is to produce primary care providers who will be well prepared to practice in and lead transforming health care systems aimed at improving access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

January 23, 2015 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline:

February 18, 2015 11:59 PM EST

Josiah Macy Jr. FoundationThe Macy Faculty Scholars Program$100,000 per year.  Up to 2 years

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program has been created to recognize and nurture the careers of these educational innovators and future leaders. By selecting mid-career faculty who have shown great promise and providing them with protected time, mentoring, and a national network, the program seeks to accelerate the careers of the Scholars. The program will support educational change in each Scholar’s institution and create a national cohort of educational innovators and leaders. Over the next decade it is envisioned that the Macy Faculty Scholars will become the drivers for change in health professional education, toward the goal of creating an educational system that better meets the health needs of the public.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

January 21, 2015 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline:

February 11, 2015 3:00 PM EST

Damon RunyonClinical Investigator's Award

$450,000 Over 3 years

Will retire up to $100,000 of medical school debt owed by the awardee.

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline:

February 17, 2015

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program - Medical Research

$1M -$2M

1-3 years

The Medical Research Program seeks to advance the frontiers of the life sciences by supporting basic research that is high-risk and has the potential to transform its field. Successful projects are distinctive and novel in their approach to problems, push the edge of their field or question the prevailing paradigm. Funding is awarded to projects in biomedical research that: Focus on important and emerging areas of research; Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies; Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary; Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm; Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem; Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies; and demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:00 AM

Sponsor Deadline:

May 1, 2015

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Allen Distingushed Investigators (ADI) Program

2015 Life Sciences Focus: Alzheimer's Disease

$1M to $1.5M

The Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) Program seeks to fund a select group of investigators to pursue new, pioneering research that collectively ‘moves the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions. The most promising proposals will incorporate novel, creative, and ambitious approaches. For this reason, the program is especially interested in proposals that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional government sources.

The ADI 2014 Life Science Focus: Proposals whose focus would provide insights into the basic biological foundations of Alzheimer ’s disease, with an emphasis on cellular biology.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

Friday November 14, 2014 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline

January 30, 2015

The Rita Allen Foundation2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Up to $110,000 per year

5 years

The Scholars Program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers. This will mean a recent appointment at a faculty level. The award targets inpiduals in the research fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program provides grants to leading medical research institutions selected by the Rita Allen Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee and their board of directors. The Rita Allen Foundation reviews grant proposals by invitation only.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

Friday October 31, 2014 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline

LOI:  December 12, 2014

Application: January 23, 2015

Brain Research Foundation2015 Seed Grant Program$80,000 over two years

The purpose of this program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of Neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. The BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants.

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN THE INTERNAL RFP AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Internal Review Deadline:

Wed. November 12, 2014 5:00 PM

Sponsor Deadline

LOI:  January 8, 2015

Application:April 1, 2015

Calendar Year List of Limited Submission Funding Opportunities:

The list below is meant to be used as an overview for planning purposes. This list  may not be exhaustive and some award opportunities may not be active for present year.

AGENCY PROGRAM AMOUNT DESCRIPTION AND LINK ANNUAL DEADLINE 
(Subject to change. Visit sponsor's site to confirm.)

INTERNAL DEADLINE WILL BE IN ADVANCE OF AGENCY DEADLINE

Rita Allen FoundationRita Allen Scholars Program/Award$500,000 5 yrsThe Scholars Program supports research scientists in the early stages of their careers. This will mean a recent appointment at a faculty level. The award targets inpiduals in the research fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program provides grants to leading medical research institutions selected by the Rita Allen Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee and their board of directors. The Rita Allen Foundation reviews grant proposals by invitation only.February
Mary Kay FoundationInnovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant$200,000 2 yrsFocus on cancer cures for women.February
Dana FoundationProgram in Neuroimmunology - Brain Cancers and Infections -Research Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging$200,000 3 yrsNeuroimmunology program, focusing on brain cancers and infections. Specifically, the Foundation is inviting studies of 1) immune-based therapies for primary brain tumors, and for metastases to the brain of other cancers; 2) immune responses to infections in the brain, including but not limited to viral encephalitis, meningitis, cerebral malaria, and prion diseases; and 3) how immune functions are carried out and modified in the brain.February
Ellison Medical FoundationNew Scholar Award in Aging$400,000 4 yrsProvides support for newly independent investigators beginning in the first 3 years after their postdoctoral training, when they are establishing their own labs and their careers are at a vulnerable stage. These awards contribute to a safety net that allows bright young scientists to staff their laboratories, collect preliminary data, and organize research programs of sufficient momentum to obtain ongoing support from other sources.February
John Douglas French Alzheimer's FoundationJDFAF Distinguished Research Scholar Award

$200,000
2 yrs

Supports scientists at the Assistant Professor level on a tenured track. Sponsor does not list the call on their site, please contact hsfunding@ucsd.edu to obtain a copy of the call once the campus RFA has been posted.February
John Douglas French Alzheimer's FoundationFrench Foundation Fellowship

$80,000
over 2 yrs

Supports the bright young scientists just entering the study of Alzheimer’s. They are uninhibited and not intimated by what hasn’t been achieved. Their work has proven to be blazing new ground to find a cure. The French Foundation Fellowship is designed to provide seed money for the development of young post-doctoral scientists, based at a California university medical school, with demonstrated promise for a research career in Alzheimer’s disease. The Fellowship provides salary support for up to two years, at $40,000 per year. The second year of funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and approval for further funding by the Board of Directors of The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation.February
Damon RunyonClinical Investigator AwardFinancial support for three years, assistance with certain research costs (ex:purchase of equipment). Will also retire up to $100,000 of medical school debt owed by the awardee.Supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.

January (early) - internal review

February - Application

Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Foundation (ESRF)

Research Grants Program

Up to $40,000

Up to two (2) years

The vision of the Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Foundation (ESRF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is to help Ewing’s patients globally with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma (ES). Its mission is to fund the world’s leading researchers in Ewing’s Sarcoma, to create a platform of knowledge and a community of support for patients and their families.

 

March
Josiah Macy Junior FoundationMacy Faculty Scholars$200,000 2 yrsAims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. The Foundation will select up to five faculty leaders each year. Each Scholar will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years. Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars’ time to pursue education reform projects at their institution.March
W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research Programup to $1,000,000Seeks to advance the frontiers of the life sciences by supporting basic research that is high-risk and has the potential to transform its field. Successful projects are distinctive and novel in their approach to problems, push the edge of their field or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have been awarded to major research universities, medical schools and independent research institutions to support pioneering biological research, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.

February - August Application

Alliance Healthcare FoundationInnovation Initiative (i2) 2011

$1,000,000

1-3 yrs

A unique funding opportunity to benefit the greater San Diego region’s poor and vulnerable communities. This global competition aims to engage and inspire the world’s best thinkers in finding bold, new solutions to our most pressing healthcare challenges. The agency or partnership that proposes the most creative, feasible solution to transform the way healthcare is delivered to the underserved (of San Diego) will be awarded up to $1 million over as many as three years to implement their proposal. The winning plan must initially benefit the underserved communities of the greater San Diego region, but will be replicated across many other communities.May
Ray Thomas Edwards FoundationRTEF Career Development Award in Biomedical Sciences$150,000 3 yrsFellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates holding Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees. The foundation does not support research that is primarily clinical. Candidates must be within the first 3 years of their first faculty appointment as of the application due date. Awards will be based on the quality of the inpidual applicant's previous accomplishments, the merit of the proposal for research, and on three letters of reference. All candidates must be citizens of the United States or Canada, or have applied for green card immigration status by the application deadline, and currently be working under the aegis of University of California, San Diego, The Salk Institute, or The Scripps Research Institute. Faculty appointments must be on a tenure track or equivalent.June
W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research ProgramUp to   $1,000,000Seeks to advance the frontiers of the life sciences by supporting basic research that is high-risk and has the potential to transform its field. Successful projects are distinctive and novel in their approach to problems, push the edge of their field or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have been awarded to major research universities, medical schools and independent research institutions to support pioneering biological research, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.

July - Internal

November - Agency

The Kinship FoundationSearle Scholars Program

$300,000

over 3 yrs

Makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding inpiduals who have recently begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is a tenure-track position.

August - Internal

September  - Agency

 

Burroughs Wellcome FundCareer Awards for Medical Scientists

$700,000

over 5 yrs

For physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.

August 24 - Internal

October 3 - Agency

Burroughs Wellcome FundInvestigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease$500,000 over for yrsAccomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and microbial biology. The program is intended to shed light on the overarching issues of how human hosts handle infectious challenge. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for advancing significantly the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how infectious agents and the human body interact.

August 24 - Internal

Novermber 1 - Agency

 

Roche (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.)Roche and UCSD Health Sciences Extending Innovation Network Program

$200,000

over 2 yrs

Please see PDF RFA at the bottom of this site. September - Internal
The Hartwell FoundationInpidual Biomedical Research Award

$300,000

over 3 yrs

Seeks to inspire innovation and achievement by funding early-stage, transformative biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States. Must be a US Citizen. Hartwell seeks to fund early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge applied research that has not yet qualified for funding from traditional outside sources.

Applicants must be able to attend Hartwell Annual Meeting that occur in September/October in Durham, NC.

August - Internal

November - Agency

The Hartwell FoundationBiomedical Research Fellowships

$100,000

over 2 yrs

US citizens for postdoctoral training in biomedical science, consistent with "Fundable Projects" as described in the Inpidual Biomedical Research Award above. Offers support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of professional career development.

Please visit the Hartwell Inpidual Biomedical Research link above.

August - Internal

November - Agency

The Pew Charitable TrustPew Scholars Program inthe Biomedical Sciences Award for 2012

$240,000

over 4 yrs

Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.Makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding inpiduals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. Current grant level is $240,000; $60,000 per year for a four-year period. In 2012, Pew will name22 Pew Scholars. For the 28th series of awards, to be made in 2012, one nomination will be invited from each of theparticipating institutions.

August - Internal

November - Agency

The Brain Research FoundationScientific Innovations Award (SIA)up to $150,000 direct costsUC San Diego may nominate one faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

October - Internal

October - Sponsor

Doris DukeClinical Scientist Development Award

$486,000

over 3 years

($450,000 direct, $36,000 indirect)

The transition to an independent research career is often more difficult for physician-scientists conducting clinical research than it is for other researchers, as these inpiduals must balance both the demands of seeing patients with those of conducting research. The Medical Research Program created the Clinical Scientist Development Award to provide support to physician-scientists during this critical stage of career development.

Internal - October

Agency -

Nomination November

Proposals Due November

Ellison Medical FoundationNew Scholar Award in Agingup to $400,000 over 4 yearsSupports new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sceinces relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The awards provide support for newly independent investigators beginning in the first 3 years after their postdoctoral training, when they are establishing their own labs and their careers are at a vulnerable stage.

Internal - December

Sponsor - December - Candidates must be identified

March- full applications due

CURRENT REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD:

Attachment​Size
RFA 2014 Hartwell Indv Biomed Research Award143.04 KB
Hartwell Application Guidelines 2014193.12 KB
Keck MRP RFA Sept 201483.42 KB
RFA Paul Allen 2015 Alzheimer's137.73 KB
RFA Rita Allen Foundation 201591.26 KB
RFA 2015 Seed Grant Program182.26 KB
Damon Runyon Clinical 201545.12 KB
Macy Faculty Scholars RFA 2015 JAN133.31 KB
LS Posting - HRSA 2015-01-1493.86 KB
Ray Thomas Edwards RFA 201592.61 KB