Funding Opportunities

Chemosensory Testing as a COVID-19 Screening Tool
Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2020

The goal of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics--radical (RADx-rad) is to support new, non-traditional approaches, including rapid detection devices and home-based testing technologies, that address current gaps in COVID-19 testing.
Chemosensory Testing as a COVID-19 Screening Tool Emergency Awards: Chemosensory Testing as a COVID-19 Screening Tool (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)- https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-20-022.html

FOR ACTIVE AWARDEES: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Chemosensory Testing as a COVID-19 Screening Tool - https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-152.html

For the full list of RADx-rad initiatives please visit - https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/radx/funding
Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for the RADx-rad Initiative
Key Dates
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: July 17-31, 2020
First Estimated Application Due Date: September 2020
Earliest Estimated Award Date: December 2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: : December 2020

For more information, see: NOT-OD-20-144
Japan Brain Research Cooperative Program (BRCP)
This administrative supplement program will provide funds to research projects that are currently supported by the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
The purpose of the BRCP is to promote scientist exchange, training, and collaborations in basic, translational and clinical research between neuroscientists from the U.S. and Japan.
The U.S. entity of the BRCP supports the following activities:
  • Visit of U.S. scientists to conduct collaborative research and/or to acquire advanced research skills in Japanese institutions.
  • Joint workshops to exchange scientific information and to foster collaborations.
For more information, see: PA-17-326
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Opportunity
The W.M. Keck Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2million or less. Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:
  • Focus on basic science early in the process
  • 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
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Much of the research done by AChemS members is funded by the following agencies:


Specific program announcements and requests for proposals can be found at the following sites: