The School of Medicine seeks to offer multiple and various funding opportunities to our faculty.

Request for Proposals: COVID-19 Research

The School of Medicine and the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute invite School of Medicine investigators to submit short (maximum 2 page, 12 point font) proposals for funding for urgent, high-impact research on COVID-19.
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Multi-Investigator Planning Grant

The Multi-Investigator Planning Grant is an exploratory/developmental grant application for the establishment of infrastructure related to eventual applications for multi-investigator research programs.
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HSF General Endowment Fund Grant

HSF-GEF grants are intended to enhance the infrastructure of Academic Health Center’s Patient-Oriented and Laboratory Research efforts, Clinical Care Program Development, Medical Education Initiatives, and for university-wide projects by providing funding from the Health Services Foundation’s General Endowment Fund.
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Incentive for first R01 Investigators to submit second R01

This grant is a $50,000 a year grant to investigators with novel ideas, preliminary data, and/or publications. Deliverable for the first year is the submission of the grant. Based on score and critiques, an additional $50,000 for the second year to address critiques, get additional preliminary data, and resubmission will be offered. The goal is to have a newly funded R01 grant by the second year.

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Pittman Scholars

The Pittman Scholars program, named for the late James A. Pittman, recognizes the contributions of junior faculty who are nominated by their department chairs based on research achievements and their potential for continued discovery. Nominees must be assistant professors who have held that rank for fewer than five years.

Read more about the Pittman scholars program and learn about the application.


The IMPACT awards are intended to augment recruitment and retention packages for outstanding, highly-funded faculty ranked at the assistant professor level or higher.
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Bridge Funding

Bridge funding provides some continuing research support due to uncertainties in external funding.
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Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) RFA

A central goal of the CGM is to develop and support pilot projects that allow biomedical scientists and practitioners to apply genomic technology in ways that serve as a platform for additional sponsored projects and/or clinical services, and benefit the broader community as a whole.

Learn about the application process for the CGM RFA.
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General Endowment Fund

These grants are intended to enhance the infrastructure of patient-oriented and laboratory research efforts, clinical care program development and medical education initiatives.
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