Current RFPs

Click above to download a monthly grant opportunities calendar, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Click above to download a monthly grant opportunities calendar with opportunities that center on student success, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar with opportunities that reflect widescale efforts to broaden participation and engage students and researchers from underrepresented groups, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar for early career researchers, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is a trans-NIH research effort focused on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management.  The NIH HEAL Initiative is organized into six research focus areas. Within those focus areas, 12 NIH Institutes and Centers are leading 25 research programs to find scientific solutions to the opioid crisis.  Click on the link above for details about the six research areas.

Application deadline is September 17, 2021.

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

LOIs due by September 16, 2021; applications due by October 16, 2021.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for research projects that will advance translational research to better understand risk and resilience for suicide in the context of the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework, specifically the Positive Valence Systems (PVS) domain, and lead to novel interventions. The projects should focus on the identification of novel behavioral or neurobiological intervention targets for the treatment of suicidality. NIMH is particularly interested in the role of PVS deficits in suicidal thoughts and behaviors, identification of unique subtypes by behavior and neural circuitry, and associations between PVS-related subtypes and other RDoC domains in relation to suicidality.

Applications due by October 1, 2021.

This pilot grant aims to provide seed funds for research with the potential to increase knowledge about autism spectrum disorder in populations that have been excluded from or underrepresented in research. Researchers or clinicians at all career stages are encouraged to apply; applicants must hold an MD or PhD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant.

Applications due by October 1, 2021.

The Center awards approximately 15-20 academic year residential fellowships to academics, journalists, former public officials, and independent experts from any country with outstanding project proposals on global issues. The Center welcomes policy-relevant proposals which complement the Center’s programming priorities. Within this framework, the Wilson Center supports projects that intersect with contemporary policy issues and provide the historical and/or cultural context for some of today’s significant public policy debates. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience.  Fellows are provided stipends of $10,000 per month, private windowed offices, Library of Congress access, and part-time research assistants.

Applications are due by October 6, 2021.

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning.

Applications are due by October 7, 2021.

This program supports fundamental research (curiosity-driven basic research and use-inspired basic research) that contributes to the general, explanatory knowledge that underlies STEM education in one or more of the three broadly conceived Research Areas: Research on STEM Learning and Learning Environments, Research on Broadening Participation in STEM fields, and Research on STEM Workforce Development. Within this framework, the ECR program supports a wide range of fundamental STEM education research activities, aimed at learners of all groups and ages in formal and informal settings.

LOIs due by October 9, 2021; applications due by November 9, 2021.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and partnering Institutes invite applications for the Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers Program, hereafter termed “ACE Centers”. The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores. A companion FOA (RFA-HD-22-007) invites applications for ACE Networks supported by the R01 mechanism.

Applications are due by October 12, 2021.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research (both fundamental and applied) and practice.

LOIs due by October 15, 2021; applications due by November 15, 2021.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers using the P60 mechanism which requires a dissemination core to initiate and expand community education related to the activities of the center. The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission. These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorder, alcohol-related end organ diseases and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the lifespan and racial/ethnic groups and other health disparity populations. Centers also are regional or national resources that contribute to the development of new research methods, technologies and approaches that sustain innovative goal-directed research.

Applications due by November 1, 2021.

The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention (CDPP) invites sub-award applications for the Combating  Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COCLI) Initiative, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP, CFDA=95.007).  Sub-recipients must focus on opioid-involved overdoses or overdoses involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose reduction in the regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses.  Also, they must:  support and promote collaboration between public safety and public health agencies to ensure that overdose reduction efforts are aligned and that communities benefit from a comprehensive and coordinated response; use evidence-based or promising approaches to implement or enhance new or on-going community-based programs that aim to reduce other drug overdoses; once implemented, evaluate these community-based efforts to assess their efficacy in reducing overdoses and other harms associated with (mis)use.  These funds will help identify innovative solutions that move beyond traditional health and law enforcement policies. UBalt’s center, housed in the College of Public Affairs, will act as the authority for all administrative and financial aspects of the grant. The center encourages local government agencies, public and private universities, advocacy organizations and nonprofits nationwide to apply for funding.


The NIH Research Education Program (U25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this U25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research