In addition to the Research Award and Research Grant opportunities offered by IFFGD, a few other organizations also offer research funding opportunities:

DoHHS Program Funding Opportunities- Microbiome and Aging: Impact on Health and Disease

Deadline: October 30th, 2019

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites projects focused on defining the factors that influence microbiome composition and functional characteristics during aging, understanding how the aging microbiome relates to the causes and pathophysiology of age-related chronic diseases, and development and testing of targeted interventions through diet, drugs, or live organisms. This FOA will accept basic mechanistic, preclinical studies in animal models and human studies leveraging existing human longitudinal cohorts.

Eligible Applicants:

Special district governments
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
State governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
County governments
Private institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

For information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318737

DoD Program Funding Opportunities- FY19 Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)

Deadline: Pre-Application: July 12, 2019 Application: October 3, 2019

Estimated Total Program Funding: Varies

For information: https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp

PCORI Seeking Applications for a Broad Range of Studies 

Deadline: Varies, Letter of Intent Due May-June 2019

All open funding opportunities can be found below. If this is your first experience applying to PCORI for funding, we recommend that you begin on the What You Need to Know to Apply page. Please note each funding announcement has a distinct set of requirements and application templates that must be followed for your application to be reviewed and funded. Applicants are advised to utilize the full funding announcement PDF and the specific application guidelines for the specific funding announcements. Both are located within the link to the opportunities listed below. You can also learn more about our Upcoming Funding Opportunities.

Treatment Options for Age-Related Hearing Loss -- Cycle 2 2019

Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Cycle 2 2019

Broad PCORI Funding Announcements -- Cycle 2 2019 (for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Healthcare Systems)

Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings -- Cycle 2 2019

Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Implementation of PCORI-Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results -- Cycle 2 2019

Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Partnerships to Conduct Research within PCORnet (PaCR) -- Cycle 1 2019

Engagement Award: Capacity Building

Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative

Engagement Award: Conference Support

Research-Related Conference Support for Planning of Individual Participant-Level Data Meta-Analysis (RRCS-IPD MA)

Estimated Total Program Funding: Varies, $50,000-2 million 

For information: https://www.pcori.org/research

National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services - Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: July 1, 2021

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCCs). The DDRCCs are part of an integrated program of digestive and liver diseases research support provided by the NIDDK. The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases. DDRCCs are based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner. Each proposed DDRCC must be organized around a central theme that reflects the focus of the digestive or liver diseases research of the Center members. The central theme must be within the primary mission of NIDDK, and not thematic areas for which other NIH Institutes or Centers are considered the primary source of NIH funding.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,900,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services - NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: January 28, 2021

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences.

Award Ceiling: $100,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services - Modulating Intestinal Microbiota to Enhance Protective Immune Responses against Cancer (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: November 2, 2021

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research which can elucidate mechanism(s) of action by which gut microbes inhibit or enhance anti-tumor immune responses. Thus, research projects should be focused on delineating how specific microbes or their metabolites target host immune responses to prevent colitis-associated or sporadic tumor formation.

Award Ceiling: $200,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services - High impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: November 8, 2021

The purpose of the High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science grants program is to support high impact ideas that may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation within the mission of NIDDK. The interdisciplinary approach encouraged by this FOA is envisioned to generate a research resource and/or foster discovery-based or hypothesis-generating science that can have a significant impact on the broader scientific community. This FOA seeks novel approaches in areas that address specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that will advance the area in significant ways designed to accelerate scientific progress in the understanding, treatment and prevention of diseases within the mission of NIDDK.

For information and application: www.grants.gov

Department of Defense CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Focused Program Award Synopsis 1

Deadline: July 2, 2019

The PRMRP Focused Program Award mechanism is intended to optimize research and accelerate solutions to a critical question related to at least one of the Congressionally directed FY19 PRMRP Topic Areas through a synergistic, multidisciplinary research program. The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY19 PRMRP Focused Program Award will not exceed $7.2M. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $43,200,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

Department of Defense CDMRP PRMRP Discovery Award Synopsis 1

Deadline: July 2, 2019

The PRMRP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on a disease or condition addressed in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY19 PRMRP Topic Areas. Clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. Proposed projects may range from small proof-of-concept trials (e.g., pilot, first in human, Phase 0), to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials, through large-scale trials to determine efficacy in relevant patient populations.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $58,500,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

Department of Defense CDMRP PRMRP Discovery Award Synopsis 1

Deadline: April 11, 2019

The intent of the PRMRP Discovery Award is to support innovative, non-incremental, high-risk/potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications. Studies supported by this award are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on a sound scientific rationale and study design. The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY19 PRMRP Discovery Award will not exceed $200,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $18,000,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

Department of Defense CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Technology/Therapeutic Development Award Synopsis 1

Deadline: July 11, 2019

The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (TTDA) is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, orquality of life, in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY19 PRMRP Topic Areas. Products in development should be responsive to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $72,000,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

Department of Defense CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award Synopsis 1

Deadline: July 11, 2019

Description: The PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the FY19 PRMRP Topic Areas.

The rationale for a research idea may be derived from a laboratory discovery, population-based studies, a clinician’s first-hand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. Applications must include relevant data that support the rationale for the proposed study. These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

Impact: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project’s potential immediate and long-range outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a central critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in the FY19 PRMRP Topic Area(s) addressed.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $79,600,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov

AGA-Shire Research Scholar Award in Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Description: This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (total $300,000) to early career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders research.

Amount: $300,000 over 3 years

For information and application: www.gastro.org

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21)

Deadline: January 7, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide support for new investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.

Amount: Up to $125,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Program Projects (P01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites submission of investigator-initiated program project applications. The proposed programs should address scientific areas relevant to the NIDDK mission, including diabetes, selected endocrine and metabolic diseases, obesity, digestive diseases and nutrition, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, as well as new approaches to prevent, treat, and cure these diseases, including clinical research.

Amount: Applications should not request more than $6.25 million in direct costs over 5 years. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Early-Stage Preclinical Validation of Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: The overarching goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to translate basic science research into knowledge and tools that can be utilized to provide strong justification for later-phase therapeutics discovery and development efforts in health-related outcomes relevant to the NIDDK. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to inform the scientific community of the pain research interests of the various institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational studies on pain as they relate to the mission of these centers. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Program Projects (P01)

Deadline: May 29, 2019

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites submission of investigator-initiated program project applications. The proposed programs should address scientific areas relevant to the NIDDK mission including digestive diseases and nutrition among others as well as approaches to treat and cure these diseases, including clinical research. 

Amount: Up to 6,250,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Exploratory Clinical Trials for Small Business (R44)

Deadline: September 6, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide a vehicle for Small Business Concerns (SBCs) submitting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications for investigator-initiated exploratory clinical trials to the NIDDK. The projects must focus on products related to the mission and goals of the NIDDK and may evaluate drugs, biologics, or devices, as well as surgical, behavioral, or rehabilitation therapies. 

Amount: Total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fees) may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Assay Development and Screening to Discover Therapeutic or Imaging Agents for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)

Deadline: September 8, 2019

Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to develop, validate, or conduct a screen using a novel assay to identify therapeutic or imaging agents relevant to health related outcomes of interest to the NIDDK. It is expected that state of the art measures of basic cellular processes or molecular events that are key mediators of disease pathogenesis are incorporated into these novel assays.

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Lead Optimization and Preclinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R41/R42)

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support lead optimization and preclinical development of new therapies for diseases within the mission of the NIDDK with the STTR program.

Amount: While total funding support normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II, with appropriate justification from the applicant, applications may exceed these caps by up to 50%.  

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (R01)

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Biomarkers for Diabetes, Digestive, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Using Biosamples from the NIDDK Repository (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity will provide support for assays (and associated data analysis) of repository-held samples for studies focused on NIDDK relevant diseases.

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs per year and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

 

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: Standard dates apply: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide

Description: This funding opportunity will foster the advancement of the research mission of the Divison of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK by soliciting research concepts that for pilot and feasibility clinical study proposals would need further assessment of identified protocol operational challenges would enhance operational feasibility of achieving successful completion of a subsequent larger clinical study; or for clinical translational science proposals, promote exploratory and novel science through the use of human subjects. 

Amount:

For information and application: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/

Do you have a research grant opportunity of interest to the digestive health community? Contact us if you would like IFFGD to post it.

Research Awards
2019 Award Recipients
Arpana Gupta, PhD
David Levinthal, MD, PhD
Ilan Koppen, MD, PhD
2018 Award Recipients
Amaranath Karunanayake, PhD
Katja Kovacic, MD
Cristina Martinez, PhD
Ans Pauwels, PhD
2013 Award Recipients
Enrico Corazziari, MD
Jan Tack, MD, PhD
Report from Gary Mawe, PhD: The Roles of Intestinal Nerves and Serotonin in Gut Function and Dysfunction
Ashley Blackshaw, PhD
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, MD
Report from Lukas Van Oudenhove, PhD: Solving the Biopsychosocial Puzzle in Functional Dyspepsia
Muriel Larauche, PhD
2011 Award Recipients
Report from Ronnie Fass, MD: Sleep and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Million Mulugeta, PhD
Adrian Miranda, MD
Samuel Nurko, MD
Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD
Shaman Rajindrajith, MD
2009 Award Recipients
Satish Rao, MD
Emeran Mayer, MD
Javier Santos, MD
Report from Martin Storr, MD, PhD: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: New Insights in Enteric Regulation
Report From Miguel Saps, MD: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents
2007 Award Recipients
Report from Bruce D. Naliboff, PhD: Symptom Based Psychology for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Report from Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Searching for Underlying Causes
Report from Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS: Diagnostic Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Theory vs. Reality
Report from Sylvie Bradesi, PhD: Role of the Central Immune System in Functional Disorders
Paul E. Hyman, MD
Report from Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, PhD: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain
Report from Fernando Azpiroz, MD, PhD: Understanding Intestinal Gas
2005 Award Recipients
Report from Yvette Tache, PhD: Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unraveling the Code
Report from Shaheen Hamdy, MRCP, PhD: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing
Report from Michael A. Pezzone, MD, PhD: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Pelvic Pain Disorders
Report from Bridget R. Southwell, PhD: Research into Treatment-Resistant Constipation in Children
Report from Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH: Symptoms Arising from Non-Acid Reflux in Children
2003 Award Recipients
Report from William E. Whitehead, PhD: Summary of Clinical Research Activities
Jyoti N. Sengupta, PhD
Report from Caroline Elder Danda, PhD: Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment
Report from Terry Buchmiller-Crair, MD: Using the Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract to Overcome Neonatal Disease
Report from Dan L. Dumitrascu, MD, PhD: The Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Report from Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD: Understanding Pain and Discomfort in Functional GI Disorders
Research Grants
IFFGD Competitive Grants
2014 IFFGD Idiopathic Gastroparesis Research Grants
Leo Cheng, PhD
Braden Kuo, MD, MSc
Richard McCallum, MD
2008 IFFGD Competitive Research Grants
IFFGD Noncompetitive Grants
Other Research Grant Opportunities
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