Funding Opportunities

A number of grant opportunities are available to Baylor College of Medicine researchers. See a funding list from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

NHLBI Grants and Contracts: Funding Opportunity Information

Below, potential grants are offered by the NIH and other institutions related to cardiovascular research.

PA-15-037: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01)

Due date: Oct. 5, 2016 
Funding: Case-by-case basis for up to four years

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01) 

The National Institute on Aging invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological outcomes research on the impact of age on the development of, diagnosis, and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease complications in older persons or animal models. Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) the epidemiology of increasing incidence and prevalence of DM with advancing age, particularly regarding potential racial-ethnic disparities, 2) the elucidation of age-related mechanisms predisposing older adults to diabetes and resultant CVD, 3) understanding the role of aging in increased incidence and severity of CVD outcomes in older diabetics, and 4) determining age-specific prevention, screening, diagnostic, and management strategies of DM in older persons and its CVD complications. Research supported by this initiative is expected to elucidate the role of aging mechanisms that underlie the increased vulnerability of older adults to DM and its CVD complications and to provide evidence-based guidance to improve more appropriate diagnostic criteria, risk stratification, and intervention recommendations to prevent the onset, or improve short- and long-term outcomes, of DM and CVD in older persons. 

RFA-HL-16-006: Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)

Due date: Oct. 15, 2016 
Funding: Case-by-case basis for up to five years.

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites applications to enhance the pool of of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. 

This program provides research development opportunities for non-tenured science faculty from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research,with varying levels of research experience. The research development program of the candidate should be based on the candidate’s scholastic background, previous research experience, past achievements, and potential to develop into an independent research investigator.

Scientists and physicians with some research experience who need guided course work and supervised laboratory experiences, as well as faculty who need an intensive research experience under the guidance of an established scientist, are eligible to apply.

RFA-HL-16-007: T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity

Due date: Feb. 18, 2017   
Funding: $500,000 per year up to five years

T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invites applications that enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. This opportunity is designed to expand the capability for biomedical research by providing grant support to institutions that have developed successful programs that promote diversity and serve health disparity populations and that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or in health-related sciences. The primary goals are to: (1) contribute to the expansion of the future pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI, (2) enable trainees to increase their competitiveness for peer-review research funding, (3) strengthen publication records of trainees, and (4) foster institutional environments conducive to professional development in the biomedical sciences.