Funding Opportunities

NJ ACTS funding programs accelerate clinical and translational science to develop new therapies and treatments and improve healthcare.

Funding Highlight June 2024

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) in Human Genetics and Genomics

The program will support:

  • Implementation of transdisciplinary ELSI research projects,
  • Establishment of research teams that include experts from communities who are affected by and have an interest in ELSI research,
  • Capacity building to develop or enhance an ELSI research agenda, and
  • Workforce development opportunities for early career scholars, research team members, and research staff.

This new funding opportunity will be released in July 2024.

Contact if you are interested.

NJ ACTS Funding Opportunities


Pilot Grant Awards
BERD Mini-Methods Grants
TL1 Fellowship Training Awards
KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards
Community Core – Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot (PIAP) Program
CTSA Notices and Administrative Supplements


Due Date Title

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship – Notice NOT-OD-23-002 – Release Date: November 18, 2023, The participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) are inviting applications to support administrative supplements to existing NIH awards to support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Funds will support ongoing and future efforts.

2023 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) – The Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program (TBIPHRP) has released five funding announcements for FY23.  The TBIPHRP anticipates funding approximately 70 awards ranging from $500k total direct costs up to $5M total direct costs. Read Announcement


Additional Funding Sources


Organization Description
NEW New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research – 2025 Grant Cycle The estimated amount of money available in the grant program for all grant categories is $6 million. For all grant categories, applicants must complete an online application.  Online applications must be submitted no later than 3:00PM, MAY 1, 2024. The grants will be available on New Sage system at:
Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) PCORI seeks to fund studies that build an evidence base on engagement in research. PCORI’s Online System will open on September 6, 2023, for the submission of Letters of Intent (LOI) for the Advancing the Science of Engagement PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) under Cycle 3 2023.
Rutgers Research – Find Funding Rutgers offers access to several tools that can help you identify funding opportunities for your research project.
Pivot Funding Opportunities Database A searchable database of available funding opportunities from federal, corporate, and private foundation sponsors in all disciplines, accessible for free using a Rutgers NetID.
RBHS IDEA Grant The mission of the RBHS-IDEA innovation grants is to support action-oriented projects that promote an inclusive, diverse, and cohesive culture at RBHS.
Rutgers Research – Featured Funding Opportunities Explore a wide range of curated internal and external funding opportunities to help advance your research and scholarly activities.
Rutgers BHI-RUN-NJIT Pilot Grants in Neuroscience Program A joint effort by Rutgers Brain Health Institute and New Jersey Institute of Technology, that funds interdisciplinary pilot studies to test new ideas in translational neuroscience and obtain preliminary data to allow funding from external sources.
Busch Biomedical Grant Program This program is designed to enhance biomedical research at the university and to strengthen the competitive position of faculty members who seek external research funds.
HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative NIH supported research to enhance pain management and improve treatment for opioid misuse and addiction, supporting hundreds of projects that reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research.
NIH INCLUDE Project The INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) project calls for a new trans-NIH research initiative on critical health and quality-of-life needs for individuals with Down syndrome.
HealthAdvance Provides commercialization funding to assist the development of early-stage life sciences technologies and make them more attractive for continued follow-on investments from industry partners and external investors.
TechAdvance Offers grants for promising technologies in areas including life science, physical science, engineering, agriculture and IT that have strong potential for commercial success but are “too early” for investors or industry partners.
Rutgers I-Corps Site Provides training, resources, networking opportunities, and modest funding to assist in transitioning innovations into the marketplace. Students, faculty, and staff from all Rutgers campuses are eligible to apply.
NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) A set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.
NHLBI Catalyze Program The NHLBI Catalyze Program facilitates the transition of basic science discoveries into viable diagnostic and therapeutic candidates cleared for human testing.


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities


Covid-19 Funding Opportunities Page
Rutgers Research Portal
Rutgers Research Portal – COVID-19 Specific Opportunities
Rutgers COVID-19 Featured Funding Opportunities
Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices LISTSERV