Federal and Other Funding Opportunities

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Precision Rehabilitation Research
Precision Rehabilitation: Utilizes technology to provide custom interventions tailored to Veterans’ specific needs based on functional status and health to maximize recovery. Technologies can be used to gather, analyze, and interpret health information and to engage patient participation in rehabilitation interventions.

Rehabilitation Research at NSF
To help kickstart the next wave of technologies to empower people with disabilities, The NSF (National Science Foundation) offers an array of programs supporting rehabilitation research. 

Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) General Information
The NIH Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program will propel biomedical research forward by setting the stage for widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) that tackles complex biomedical challenges beyond human intuition.

Data Generation Projects for the NIH Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (OT2)

Integration, Dissemination, and Evaluation (BRIDGE) Center for the NIH Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-RM-21-023) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Application Due Date(s): August 20,2021

Bridge2AI Team Building Platform on KiStorm

REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative: Data Repositories
(OTA-21-015D) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is soliciting applications for Data Repositories that will serve as integral partners with the PASC research community to rapidly and flexibly deploy, manage, and grow a robust, secure digital infrastructure that can meet near-term and long-term needs of the program.

REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative: Mobile Health Platform
(OTA-21-015C) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is soliciting applications in support of the goals of the REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative and Investigator Consortium. This Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA), OTA-21-015C, is for the Mobile Health Platform component of the Initiative.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) - Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
(NOT-HD-20-031) Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-20-042) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Application Due Date(s): March 30, 2020, March 30, 2021, March 30, 2022

NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-20-084) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Application Receipt Date(s): Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply

Blueprint MedTech Pilot Award to Accelerate Early-Stage Neurotechnologies
The NIH has established a 1-year pilot program to support early translation of medical device interventions for diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Application Due Date(s): June 21, 2021
Full Proposal Due Date(s): July 23, 2021

Craig H. Nielsen Foundation Funding Opportunities
The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation is dedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities.
Application Due Date(s): Various

CoHSTAR Open Call for Diversity-Targeted Opportunity- Pilot Study Program
An open call for a diversity-targeted opportunity specifically designed for physical therapists from under-represented groups, funded by Dr. Theresa Shireman and the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University
Letter of Intent Due Date(s): August 2, 2021
Application Due Date(s): October 25, 2021

Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Open Funding Opportunities 
The CDMRP originated in 1992 via a Congressional appropriation to foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders – the American public, the military, and Congress. 
Application Due Date(s): Various

Engineering Research Initiation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) seeks to build engineering research capacity across the nation by investing in new academic investigators who have yet to receive research funding from Federal Agencies. The Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program aims to support new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators.
Proposal Deadline: June 18, 2021

Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-191)  Multiple Institutes
Application Due Date(s): April 30, 2021

HEALINITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-20-011) Multiple Institutes
Application Receipt Date(s): January 8, 2020; April 7, 2020; September 9, 2020; January 6, 2021; April 6, 2021; September 8, 2021; January 6, 2022; April 6, 2022; and September 8, 2022

HEALINITIATIVE: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Required)
(RFA-NS-20-010) Multiple Institutes
Application Receipt Date(s): January 8, 2020; April 7, 2020; September 9, 2020; January 6, 2021; April 6, 2021; September 8, 2021; January 6, 2022; April 6, 2022; and September 8, 2022

HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-20-009) Multiple Institutes
Application Receipt Date(s): January 8, 2020; April 7, 2020; September 9, 2020; January 6, 2021; April 6, 2021; September 8, 2021; January 6, 2022; April 6, 2022; and September 8, 2022

HEAL Initiative: Development of Therapies and Technologies Directed at Enhanced Pain Management (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Required)
(RFA-NS-20-008) Multiple Institutes
Application Receipt Date(s): January 8, 2020; April 7, 2020; September 9, 2020; January 6, 2021; April 6, 2021; September 8, 2021; January 6, 2022; April 6, 2022; and September 8, 2022

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-19-355) National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply. The first standard due date for this FOA is October 16, 2019.  

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-19-352) National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): October 17, 2019; then standard dates apply. The first standard due date for this FOA is February 5, 2020.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
(PA-20-190) Multiple Institutes 
Posted Date: May 6, 2020
Earliest Submission Date: May 12, 2020
Expiration Date: May 8, 2023

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-19-376) Multiple Institutes
Application Receipt Date(s): November 19, 2019; September 24, 2020

Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-099) Multiple Institutes
Application Due Date(s): February 16, 2021; February 16, 2022; February 16, 2023

Music and Health: Understanding And Developing Music Medicine (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-100) Multiple Institutes
Application Due Date(s): February 5, 2021; February 5, 2022; February 5, 2023

NIH Training & Career Development
Here you can find training grants by eligibility or by mechanism. Mechanisms include individual fellowships, institutional grants, career development awards and other training-related programs. 
Application Due Date(s): Various

Notice of NIH Participation in the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)
(NRI-EB-21-008) Multiple Institutes
Release Date: March 19, 2021

Notice of Special Interest: Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting among Women with Disabilities
(NOT-HD-21-025) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Application Due Date: June 05, 2021

Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-038) Multiple Institutes
Application Due Date(s): January 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; September 28, 2021; January 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023