Current Funding Opportunities

IPaT values our partnership with Georgia Tech researchers, and one of our goals is to assist in finding funding opportunities tailored to our diverse research community. We will provide information about upcoming proposals from various agencies, as well as links to popular funding sites that are easily accessible to our research community. Proposal support is also available through our proposal support team:

Francine Lyken

Kristi Kirkland


April - May 2017
IPaT Research Reminder: 
NSF Updates Proposals & Award Policies and Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation has issued a new Proposals & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that became effective on January 30, 2017.

The document has been modified to remove all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) and will now be referred to solely as the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The document will be sequentially numbered from Chapter I-XII and all references throughout have been modified to reflect this change. Part I of the document covers NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and Part II covers NSF’s award, administration and monitoring guidelines.

Significant changes have been made to Parts I & II. You can find the new guide in its entirety at the NSF website. Make sure to check out the changes before starting your next NSF Proposal!


Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (P30)

This FOA invites applications from qualified institutions to create or continue Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and a RCMAR Coordinating Center.  The RCMAR Program’s mission is to address the national priority of reducing health disparities with special emphasis on health disparities in an aging population.  The RCMARs will organize themselves so as to create an infrastructure that will:  (1) increase the number of researchers focusing upon the health and well-being of minority elders and  (2) enhance diversity in the professional workforce by mentoring diverse academic researchers for sustained careers in minority elder health-related research.

Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)

The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

STEM Education Proposals

General Motors is awarding grants of $25,000 and above to nonprofit organizations working to improve STEM outcomes for students in grades 3-12 and college, with a special emphasis on women and minorities.

AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) intends to support research grants focusing on comparative effectiveness, as authorized in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) Section 1013. Comparative effectiveness research is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in “real world” settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01)

The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in scientific areas that represent the investigators’ specific interests and competencies and that fall within the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The R01 is the original, and historically the oldest, grant mechanism used by the NIH to support health-related research and development.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I

The National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides small business with equity-free funding to conduct research and development (R&D) work and de-risk technology for commercial success. The NSF SBIR program accepts innovative proposals that show promise of commercial and societal impact in almost all areas of technology.