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Research Funding Opportunities

Featured Opportunities To Consider

Opportunities for Early Career Researchers:

2024 NKU Target Grants for Federal Funding

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Includes STEM and non-STEM opportunities.

 KYNETIC Program

The KYNETIC (Kentucky Network for Innovation & Commercialization) grant program supports faculty, staff, trainees and students who want to accelerate introduction of their groundbreaking innovations to the marketplace to address unmet needs to benefit human health.


National Endowment for the Humanities (Non-STEM Opportunities)

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KY INBRE Development Core Research Programs & Opportunities

The Development Research Core provides an array of support programs to develop competitive biomedical research faculty in Kentucky’s Colleges and Universities eligible for NIH R15/R16 funding. The primary assumption underlying this program is that each Kentucky institution needs a critical mass of independent biomedical researchers as faculty (who publish on a regular basis and are competitive for NIH grant programs) in order to provide the highest quality biomedical research training  to undergraduate students.

To continue to increase biomedical research capacity in Kentucky, KY INBRE offers competitive support programs to recruit new researchers to Kentucky institutions (Start-Up Awards), assist existing faculty to develop competitive research programs (Investigator Development Awards), to train the next generation of research faculty (Postdoctoral Awards), and assist successful researchers to maintain their independent NIH funding (Bridge Awards). Investigators can only hold one KY INBRE grant at a time (Startup, Bridge, Postdoc, IDeA). 

  • Research Project Awards (RPA) - NIH-AREA (R15) - Guidelines - LOI Due: 12/1/2023 and Full Proposal Due: 12/19/2023
  • Pilot Project Awards (PPA) - R15 or R16 proposals - Guidelines - LOI Due: 12/1/2023 and Full Proposal Due: 12/19/2023
  • Mentored Career Development Awards (MCDA) - Guidelines - Accepted Year-Round
  • Student Diversity Research Awards (SDRA) - Guidelines - LOI Due: 12/1/2023 and Full Proposal Due: 12/19/2023        
  • Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) Awards - Guidelines - Full Proposal Due: 12/19/2023
  • Start-Up Awards - Guidelines - Accepted Year-Round

Kentucky Space Grant Consortium & NASA EPSCoR Opportunities

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More Funding Resources

Compilation of Funding Opportunity Information & Links

This is a PDF listing of approximately 100 federal, state and non-profit links. Interested faculty should verify institutional and PI eligibility prior to developing a proposal.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant announcements for supporting research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

Department of Defense
Funding opportunities from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Federal announcement page for grant opportunities. Funding Email Alert Service
Offering email alerts of new opportunities.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

NIH Grants & Funding
Advanced funding opportunities & notices search page.

NSF funding opportunities search page.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Funding opportunities for patient-centered research in Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination; Addressing Disparities; and Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research.

Largest database of sponsored funding opportunities.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants and fellowships (pre and postdoctoral).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grant funding opportunities.