The Sponsored Programs Office coordinates the submission of pre-award proposals and the acceptance of awards for grants and contracts at Baylor College of Medicine. The office provides information about potential funding sources, as well as reviews, negotiates, and approves grants, contracts, and subcontract applications; material transfer agreements; and final award documents to ensure compliance with the College and sponsor policies. 

Below is a listing of currently available external funding opportunities that support research on healthcare disparities, needs of underserved populations, social determinants of health and other related topics. Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity if you are interested in potential collaborations on a grant submission, including requesting a letter of support for your application.

NIH Funding Opportunities 

Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: April 23, 2019, March 17, 2020, March 17, 2021; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: May 7, 2019; Sept. 7, 2019)

Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)  (Application Deadline: May 7, 2019; Sept. 7, 2019)

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required) (Application Deadline: May 14, 2019, Nov. 1, 2019)

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18 Clinical Trial Required) (Application Deadline: May 14, 2019, Nov. 1, 2019)

Research to Improve Native American Health (R01) (Application Deadline: May 14, 2019; May 14, 2020; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21) (Application Deadline: May 14, 2019; May 14, 2020; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: May 17, 2019; Oct. 1, 2019) 

Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) - Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: May 17, 2019; Oct. 1, 2019)

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32) (Application Deadline: May 21, 2019; May 21, 2020; May 21, 2021)

Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: May 25, 2019; Sept. 25, 2019)

Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health (R18) (Application Deadline: May 29, 2019; Letter of Intent Due Date: April 22, 2019) 

Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 1, 2019; June 1, 2020)

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 5, 2109; Oct. 5, 2019)

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 5, 2019; Feb. 5, 2020; Oct. 5, 2020) 

Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 5, 2109; Oct. 5, 2019) 

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: June 7, 2019; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Surgical Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 7, 2019; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Exploratory/Developmental Surgical Disparities Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 7, 2019; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 13, 2019)

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 13, 2019)

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  (Application Deadline: June 13, 2019; Oct. 11, 2019; June 15, 2020) 

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 13, 2019; Oct. 11, 2019; June 15, 2020) 

Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 14, 2019, Nov. 14, 2019, June 15, 2020 and Nov. 13, 2020; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date

Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 14, 2019, Nov. 14, 2019, June 15, 2020 and Nov. 13, 2020; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date) 

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: June 18, 2019; Nov. 19, 2019; June 18, 2020; Nov. 19, 2020)

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 16, 2019; Feb. 16, 2020; Oct. 16, 2020)

Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: June 16, 2109; Oct. 16, 2019)

Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: June 18, 2019; Nov. 19, 2019; June 18, 2020; Nov. 19, 2020) 

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: June 18, 2019; Nov. 19, 2019; June 18, 2020; Nov. 19, 2020) 

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01, Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: Aug. 22, 2019, Aug. 21, 2020; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date) 

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01 Independent Clinical Trial Required) (Application Deadline: Oct. 10, 2019, Feb. 11, 2020, Oct. 9, 2020, Feb. 11, 2021)

Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Application Deadline: Nov. 15. 2019)

Mechanisms of Disparities in Etiology and Outcomes of Lung Cancer in the U.S.: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  (Application Deadline: March 4, 2020; March 4 , 2021)

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Application Deadline: March 4, 2020; March 4 , 2021; Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date)

Other Funding Opportunities

AHRQ - Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System (Application Deadline: May 25, 2019)

CDC - Systems-level Approach to Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-positive State Prison Inmates Released to the Community (Application Deadline: April 24, 2019) 

CMS - Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) (Application Deadline: June 10, 2019)

HHS - None

HRSA - None 

USDA - None 

DOJ - None

Foundation/Private Funding

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - None