Funding Opportunities

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

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
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
CTSA Notices and Administrative Supplements


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NEW: Funding Opportunity Announcements for RADx-UP Phase II.

  • RFA-OD-21-008 Emergency Awards: Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations- RADx-UP Phase II (U01, Clinical Trial Optional). More information.
  • RFA-OD-21-009 – Emergency Award: RADx-UP – Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trials Optional). More information.
  • NOT-OD-21-103 – Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for NIH Grants to Add or Expand Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations – RADx-UP Phase II (Emergency Supplement- Clinical Trial Optional). More information.
  • NOT-OD-21-101– Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Phase I Projects to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Uptake. More information.


Additional Funding Sources


NEWNew Jersey Health Foundation Annual Grant program$2 Million Grant Program for Research (up to $35,000 each) or Community Health and Social Service (up to $25,000 each)  – Sponsor deadline:  November 7, 2022.
RBHS IDEA GrantThe 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 OpportunitiesExplore a wide range of curated internal and external funding opportunities to help advance your research and scholarly activities.
Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)ORED provides a pipeline of services across Rutgers to drive and support faculty research and strategically leads the university’s economic development activities.
Rutgers BHI-RUN-NJIT Pilot Grants in Neuroscience ProgramA 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.
Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Grant AwardsThese grants, available to RBHS faculty and their collaborators, are designed to enhance health-related research and strengthen competitive position of faculty members to seek external funds.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)High-quality comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects that will examine a critical patient-centered research question that is also relevant to decision makers and other stakeholders.
HEAL Initiative: Pain Management Effectiveness Research NetworkThe Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.
NIH INCLUDE ProjectThe 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.
TechAdvanceOffers grants of up to $100,000 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 SiteProvides 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 Current Funding OpportuntiesThe NHLBI Catalyze Program facilitates the transition of basic science discoveries into viable diagnostic and therapeutic candidates cleared for human testing.


Citing the CTSA Grant

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