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External Funding Opportunities

At times, there are supplemental and external funding opportunities through NIH and NCATS. Please check for current opportunities here. 

Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition; University of Kansas Medical Center/Children’s Mercy Kansas City

The Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, a joint effort of the University of Kansas Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is pleased to announce a pilot research grant program to support innovative pilot studies relevant to pediatric healthy lifestyles, broadly defined. More specifically, the purpose of this call for proposals is to fund work that: 1) is related to pediatric healthy lifestyles, 2) promotes cross-site partnerships between KUMC and CMH, and 3) has a high probability of leading to extramural grant funding. We are particularly interested in proposals that advance our work in the areas of early childhood nutrition, special needs weight management, stress and obesity, social determinants of health, and multigenerational behavior change but are open to any topic in the general area of pediatric healthy lifestyles. Applicants must be a member of the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition ( or become a member if their proposal is selected for funding. Projects may be clinical, basic science, translational or have any type of scientific approach. Grants may be for a maximum of $33,000, and the maximum project duration is one year. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of scientists for scientific merit and feasibility, and only top proposals selected for funding. See checklist for scoring criteria for more information. For the 2023 cycle we have funds for one $33,000 pilot grant.
If you plan to submit a proposal, please email your non-binding letter of intent to by February 24, 2023, at 5pm. Complete applications are due on March 24 by 5:00pm. No projects will be accepted after this deadline. The funded projects will be announced on April 28. Funding will start on June 16, 2023, and last until June 28, 2024. Any monies unspent by the final deadline will be retained by the Center.
Letter of Intent (LOI)
A letter of intent is recommended. Letters should state the name of the applicant, the name of mentors/collaborators, the title of the project and a brief paragraph about the topic of the proposal. This will allow the Center grant proposal reviewer team to plan for the incoming submissions. Information submitted for these LOIs is not binding (meaning you are not obligated to submit a full proposal and you can change your title or the focus of the project without any consequence at all).
Please see this link for additional details. Please contact with any questions.

Please see the below notices for opportunities that may be of interest. Those interested should review eligibility guidelines and as applicable, any listed Specific Areas of Interest, prior to applying.

NOT-OD-23-018 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethics Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)

  • Only one application per grant is allowed; request cannot exceed $200,000 direct costs for one year.
  • Applications are due February 17, 2023, with earliest funding in July 2023.  

NOT-OD-23-002 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship

  • This is a reissue of NOSI NOT-OD-22-057, with modified eligibility requirements, including mechanisms and citizenship status.
  • Applications are invited to support administrative supplements to existing NIH awards to support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Funds will support ongoing and future efforts.
  • Applications are due February 17, 2023.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released a funding opportunity announcement for its new Leading Equity and Diversity in the Medical Scientist Training Program (LEAD MSTP) (T32).  

  • The goal of the LEAD MSTP is “to develop a diverse pool of highly trained clinician-scientist leaders available to meet the Nation’s biomedical research needs by providing support for dual-degree clinician scientist training at institutions that have historically not been well represented among NIGMS-funded MSTPs.”  Dual-degree training programs at (1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), (2) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and (3) institutions within Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible states are eligible to apply.
  • The first application due date is January 25, 2023.


The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan is requesting applications for the HEAL National K12 Clinical Pain Career Development Award (HEAL K12). The HEAL K12 is a mentored career development program designed to provide protected time for clinicians and scientists to focus on training and conducting clinical pain research. Awards provide a minimum of 75% salary support (up to $100,000/year) plus fringe benefits, and $50,000/year in research support costs, for up to 3 years.


Successful applicants will have at least (3) mentors: a primary home-institution mentor, a senior pain research mentor of national stature assigned by the K12 program, and a mentor with lived pain experience (also assigned by the K12 program). Training is split between the scholar’s home-institution and didactic resources available remotely or in-person at the University of Michigan. Annual travel to the 3-day NIH PURPOSE Conference on Pain Education and to the two-day Ann Arbor Summer Pain Short Course is expected.

Application deadline is March 1, 2023.

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Please check indivdual funding opportunities for eligibility information. 

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