The following funding opportunities require an internal selection process since the University is limited in the number of applicants that are permitted to apply for these awards.  Please check this website for the BSD’s internal deadlines and the application requirements for the internal selection process.  Should you come across a funding opportunity that you do not see listed that appears to be limited, please bring it to our attention by emailing fundingopps@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Important Notice:  New System for Limited Opportunity Submissions

The University is now using InfoReady Review for the majority of limited opportunities.    

What has changed?
Applications for limited opportunity slots will no longer be submitted via email.  For most limited opportunities, PIs will login into InfoReady via their CNET ID and submit an abbreviated Notification of Interest (reflected in the deadlines below). 

In cases where there is no competition, PIs will be notified that they are assigned the internal slot without a pre-proposal or other materials required.  If there is an internal competition, a follow-up proposal will be requested through an InfoReady email notification. 

Previously Announced Opportunities
Applications for limited opportunities announced before the change to InfoReady will be submitted via email to fundingopps@bsd.uchicago.edu.  This is indicated in the “To Apply” column in the table below.

For more information:

  • InfoReady home page:  view and submit notification of interest for limited opportunities (login with your CNET ID)
  • View the press release announcing the transition to InfoReady

If you have questions or need assistance with InfoReady, please contact Sarah Lain at:  researchdevelopment@uchicago.edu 

OpportunityFundingDeadlineEligibilityTo Apply
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)Up to $250K in direct costs may be requested in any single year. The total project period may not exceed 4 years.Notification of Interest Deadline: October 18, 2019

Application Deadline: January 17, 2020
PI StatusClick here to apply via InfoReady
NIH - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)Award budgets are composed of administrative costs, Resident-Investigator's salaries, travel, and supplementary research funds, as described below. The institutional program's annual direct costs must not exceed $221K.Notification of Interest Deadline: October 18, 2019

Application Deadline: February 13, 2020
PI must have:

1. a health professional degree (eg MD, DVM, DDS or equivalents)
2. a regular, full-time appointment at the applicant institution
3. an appointment in a clinical department related to at least one of the residency programs proposed for participation
4. clearly demonstrated education/mentoring experience and have a strong recent history of NIH funding.
Click here to apply via InfoReady
NIH - Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)Up to $275K for two years with a maximum of $150K allowed in any yearNotification of Interest Deadline: October 18, 2019

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020
PI StatusClick here to apply via InfoReady
NSF - Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)$600K maximum for 5 yearNotification of Interest Deadline: October 18, 2019

Application Deadline: February 24, 2020
PI StatusClick here to apply via InfoReady
HRSA - State Offices of Rural Health Coordination and Development ProgramUp to $750K per year for 5 yearsBSD Deadline: October 25, 2019

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019
PI StatusSubmit the following materials to fundingopps@bsd.uchicago.edu prior to the BSD deadline:

1) A 1-2 page document describing the scientific agenda and its intellectual merit.

2) Indicate participating PI, co-PIs, and/or significant personnel: names, departments and institutions