External Funding

The University of Pittsburgh works with the higher-education consulting firm McAllister and Quinn to identify federal funding opportunities to support neuroscience research. These include RFIs and RFPs from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and other relevant agencies. If you would like to receive notices about these opportunities, please email upbi@pitt.edu to be subscribed to the funding-opportunities-upbi@list.pitt.edu mailing list. Continue to check the list below for postings of funding opportunities.

Chan Zuckerberg Inititative: Neurodegeneration Challenge Network

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Applications are being accepted for two funding mechanisms:

CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards, especially for investigators new to the field of neurodegeneration. Letters of intent due April 17, 2018.
CZI Collaborative Science Awards
for small-group interdisciplinary collaborations. including a physician with active clinical engagement. Letters of intent due April 3, 2018.

For more information: https://www.chanzuckerberg.com/science/rfa

Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

Dissemination & Implementation Science to Optimize Select Evidence-Based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment

Dissemination and Implementation of the DoDs Behavioral Health Data Portal throughout the Military Health System

Dissemination & Implementation of Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health within the Military

For more information: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml

National Institutes of Health Brain Initiative

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, this picture will fill major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store, and retrieve vast quantities of information, all at the speed of thought.

For more information: http://braininitiative.nih.gov/funding/index.htm

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/funding/searchguide

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

For more information: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/opportunities-announcements/index.shtml

National Science Foundation (NSF)

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

For more information: http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities

For universities: http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/for-universities