Skip to main content

Have you ever wanted to scroll through a random list of available Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) ranging from those sponsored through associations and foundations to opportunities from non-NIH federal agencies and private industries? Well, here is your chance!


VPCAT is proud to provide you the following FOA Smörgåsbord that lists opportunities starting with the FOA title, followed by link to announcement, the agency name, key terms, and due dates. In addition, take a moment to download the VPCAT Association and Foundation List that contains details and links to common associations and foundations sponsoring grant opportunities.


Now, grab your plate and dig into some FOAs! 


SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) [link
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Key Terms: Provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).
Due Date: Open [applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all supplements have been awarded]

Evidence for Action (E4A): Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health [link]
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Key Terms: Institution program application; addiction medicine specialists who work in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health disorder and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services; encompasses both psychiatry and an addiction subspecialty for primary care doctors
Due Date: Open [applications are accepted on a rolling basis, no deadline]

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health [link]
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Key Terms: Proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future and interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health. RWJF wants to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come.
Due Date: Open [applications are accepted on a rolling basis, no deadline]

AGA Research Scholar Award (RSA) [link]
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Key Terms: The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Research Scholar Award (RSA) is to support early-career investigators working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e., a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support junior faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research.
Due Date: 11/10/2021

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities [link]
Arnold Ventures (AV)
Key Terms: Invites grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy in which: (i) AV will fund the RCT, and government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery; and (ii) The RCT meets the additional selection criteria in the RFP. AV’s main goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained effects on important life outcomes. It seeks to optimize the chances of success by prioritizing RCTs of programs with highly-promising prior evidence or other compelling policy reasons for a rigorous evaluation.
Due Date: Applications selected on rolling basis | Letter of Interest is Required

Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs to “Move the Needle” on Major U.S. Social Problems [link]
Arnold Ventures (AV)
Key Terms: Invites grant applications around programs with rigorous RCT evidence of large, sustained impacts exist in policy areas such as education, employment/training, and violence prevention. The appended examples include (among others): a program in high-poverty schools that substantially increased four-year high school graduation rates; career education and job training programs that produced sizable, sustained gains in workforce earnings; postsecondary educational programs that produced large gains in college attendance and completion; a teen pregnancy prevention program that substantially reduced teen pregnancies and births; substance abuse programs that produced meaningful, sustained reductions in smoking and other substance use; and a homelessness prevention program for people with severe mental illness that more than halved the rate of homelessness over an 18-month period. The application must show that there is every reason to expand such programs without delay; if done effectively and on a large scale, they could improve the lives of millions of Americans. Relatively few programs with such credible RCT evidence of large effects currently exist. Nevertheless, as convincingly demonstrated in welfare policy, in areas where credible findings of large effects do exist, we can apply that evidence now to make concrete progress on important social problems.
Due Date: Applications selected on rolling basis | Letter of Interest is Required

VPCAT Research Manager

Erin Wachs