One of the most important steps in building a successful research career is learning to identify potential funding opportunities. To support CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy researchers in this effort, a list of resources and key information about funding opportunities are presented below.
Please contact us with any questions regarding funding resources or if you would like to schedule an appointment to conduct a funding search based on your research interests.
Pivot (formerly COS/Community of Sciences)
National Science Foundation (NSF) (Note that NSF does not fund public health. In order to be eligible you must frame the proposal as to fit within a fundable category.)
Foundations / Associations
Grants.gov enables researchers to search for federal funding opportunities, access full funding opportunity notifications, download electronic applications, apply for grants electronically, sign up for grant opportunity emails, and much more.
At the grants.gov you can find grant opportunities by categories, agencies or eligibility categories. There is also a tab for the newest opportunities.
Contacting Staff at the NIH Institutes and Centers:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), is one agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It is the primary federal funding agency for biomedical (including public health) research. The NIH is composed of 27 institutes and centers, each with a specific research agenda, often organized by particular diseases or boy systems. Learn about the NIH’s institutes, centers, and offices.
NIH-Wide Strategic Plan 2016-2020. This plan outlines a vision for biomedical research to capitalize on new opportunities for scientific exploration and address new challenges for human health.
Current and Future Funding Opportunities at NIH
MOST RECENT NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
Search a database of all active funding opportunities (RFAs & PAs). Results can be sorted by the following: announcement number, related announcements, issuing organization, release date, opening date, expiration date, activity code(s), or title. The database of current funding opportunities can also be searched by keyword.
Office of Extramural Research (OER)
Extramural grants account for approximately 80% of NIH’s $30 billion budget. For more information on the NIH Office of Extramural Research, including information about NIH grants and funding, application basics, and current funding opportunities, please visit the OER website.
NIH OER: News Flashes: Stay up-to-date with research-related news and announcements from the NIH at their OER News Flashes page.
NIH RePORTER: is an electronic system to search NIH research projects using a variety of codes, including public health area of interest, and provide information on publications and patents resulting from NIH-funded research:
The NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website offers a repository of reports, data, and analyses of past and present NIH research activities, as well as several tools to perform database searches. Visit the RePORTER website. RePORT also enables users to access the following items:
- Strategic Plans and Visions for both the overall NIH and for each of its Institutes and Centers.
- Success rates for research projects and training and research career development programs by institute, type, and activity code.
- Data on institutions/organizations that have received grants from NIH.
- Information on:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ);
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA);
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA);
- S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA);
To access abstracts using RePORTER:
- Enter the desired search criteria (i.e., agency/institute/center, funding mechanism, activity code, etc.).
- Click “submit query.”
- Click on a project title to retrieve the abstract for a particular project.
Other Government Funding
To access funding and grant information directly from the major government funding agencies please see the list below: Grants.gov offers access to grant information from 26 federal funding agencies. Find brief descriptions of each of these agencies or browse their grant offerings. There are other agencies listed on the website, including among others: