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

 

High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Description: This purpose of this grants program is to support high impact ideas that may lay the foundation for new fields of investigation within the mission of the NIDDK. The interdisciplinary approach encouraged by this announcement is envisioned to generate a community research resource for the broader community, which may include discovery-based or hypothesis-generating science. The interdisciplinary research team should be able to provide an integrative plan of working together to effectively address the complex challenge at hand. 

Amount: The total annual cost for individual awards is expected to vary, depending on the scope of the project and the number of participating institutions. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

For information and application: www.niddk.nih.gov

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Disease 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.

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.niddk.nih.gov

DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Clinical Trial Award

Deadline: July 13, 2018 (Pre-proposal)

Description: This funding opportunity supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on Gulf War Illness (GWI). Clinical trials must be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emergency approaches and technologies. Health outcomes of interest should include improvements in overall functional status or in symptom complexes (including gastrointestinal symptoms).

Amount: A maximum of $1,000,000 in direct costs plus indirects over 4 years

Amount of funding with Nested Biorepository Conbribution Option: A maximum of $1,016,000 in direct costs plus indirects over 4 years

For information and application: www.cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp

DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award

Deadline: July 13, 2018 (Pre-proposal)

Description: This funding opportunity supports research to promote new ideas or continued development of applied research in Gulf War Illness (GWI) that is aimed at diagnostic or therapeutic advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for Veterans with GWI even if a clinical impact is not an immediate outcome. All applications must focus on Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War Affected by GWI.

Amount, Tier 1 Discovery Award: A maximum of $250,00 in direct costs plus indirects over 2 years

Amount, Tier 2 Applied Research Award: A maximum of $700,000 in direct costs plus indirects over 2 years

For information and application: www.cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp

DoD Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Qualitative Research Award

Deadline: July 13, 2018 (Pre-proposal)

Description: This funding opportunity supports qualitative research studies that seek to understand the experiences, perceptions, barriers, and beliefs of Veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI) and those responsible for their care. Observations that drive a research idea may be derived from basic discovery, population-based studies, a clinician's firsthand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. This mechanisms is specifically focused on Veterans of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War who are suffering from GWI. Collaboration with VA researchers and clinicians is encouraged. 

Amount: A maximum of $450,000 in direct costs plus indirects over 3 years

For information and application: www.cdmrp.army.mil/funding/gwirp

Pilot Feasability Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21)

Deadline: September 8, 2018

Description: The goal of this pilot and feasability mechanism is to provide flexibility for initiating preliminary, short-term clinical or translational studies, thus allowing new ideas to be investigated in a more expeditious manner without stringent requirements for preliminary data. Applications submitted should propose research studies that will facilitate the translation of promising and relevant new developments into the clinical setting or that will advance our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms that may become the basis for diagnostic or therapeutic development. 

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $250,000 over an R21 two-year period. 

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

High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2) 

Deadline: November 2, 2018

Description: The purpose of this 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 the NIDDK. The interdisciplinary approach encouraged by this FOA is envisioned to generate a community research resource for the broader community, which may include discovery-based or hypothesis-generating science.  

Amount: The total annual cost of individual awards is expected to vary, depending on the scope of the project and the number of participating institutions. Application budgets are not limited but are expected to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  

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

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/

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
2013 Award Recipients
Enrico Corazziari, MD
Jan Tack, MD, PhD
Gary Mawe, PhD
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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