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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities for researchers

Internal funding opportunities

Institution name Funding opportunity
Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) Children's Hospital of Richmond strategic funding
Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Research seed funds and scholar awards
PERQ or Quest Fund Award VCU's Presidential Research Quest Fund
Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Career development awards (KL2), endowment fund grants and pilot imaging fund grants
VCU Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Various opportunities are listed here

Fellowship opportunities

Institution name Funding opportunity
NIH (National Institutes of Health) F31 / F32 individual fellowships
Doris Duke Foundation Fellowships for the promotion of child well-being
Thrasher Research funds - Early career awards
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student traineeship / Postdoctoral research fellowship / K unfunded award
American Diabetes Association Training awards (postdoctoral fellowship)
JDRF / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Postdoctoral fellowships and advanced PDFs
Greenwall Faculty scholars program
NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate fellowship research program
Non-NIH global health research Grants and fellowships
Commonwealth Fund/td> Grants and fellowships
Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award Neurosciences / postdoctoral fellowship

Career development

Institution name Funding opportunity
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Cancer / mentored research award
NIH K / Career development awards K08 & K23 / mentored research awards
NIH K / Career development awards K99 / R00(for non-US-citizens)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Several including the Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award
American Diabetes Association Junior faculty development
JDRF / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Career development awards
Non-NIH global health research Grants and fellowships

General research funding opportunities and search engines

Institution name Funding opportunity search engine - federal awards
NIH / National Institutes of Health NIH wide funding opportunities - parent announcements and special opportunities
NIH / NICHD (institute of child health and human development) You can also subscribe to individual institutes such as NICHD
The Foundation Center search engine - foundation awards
PIVOT VCU licensed grant search database

These are just a sampling of the funding opportunities available to support your research career.

  • Join listservs to get to know what's out there
  • Use PIVOT to create targeted searches
  • Talk to your colleagues about which sponsors are established funders at VCU

If you have funding opportunity questions, contact:

Henry J. Rozycki, M.D.
Henry J. Rozycki, MD Vice Chair for Research Children's Pavilion,
Elizabeth W. Olmsted, CRA
Elizabeth W. Olmsted, CRA
Associate Administrator Children's Pavilion, Room 5-262