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- Search Funding Databases
- Federal Sponsors (Comprehensive source of all federal funding: grants.gov)
- State & Local County Sponsors
- Private Sponsors
- LLU Internal Funding Sources
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- Principal Investigator Eligibility Requirements
- Sponsored Program Information Network (SPIN) (LLeRA InfoEd login is required)
- Create customized email alerts based on your own funding criteria. Comprehensive database with thousands of U.S. and international, federal and private, funding opportunities. (Request LLeRA password). SPIN can be accessed from the SPIN link in the left sidebar or through InfoEd. Video tutorials for SPIN are found in its Help section.
Note: This section contains a list of the most popular federal sponsors used by LLU researchers to obtain funding. To search for all federal grant opportunities, go to Grants.gov, the single on-line source for finding all federal grant opportunities.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Links
- Main page for Office of Extramural Research
- Types of Grant Programs (R01, R03, R21, etc)
- Small Business Innovation Research Opportunities (SBIR)
- NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
- Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
- Individual NIH Centers Institutes, and Divisions
- Training Opportunities
- Employee Directory
To find electronic submission forms, log in to LLeRA (Request LLeRA password)
- NIH forms and deadlines (for guidance purposes only -- LLU researchers will use the LLeRA submission process)
SF Forms & Guidelines
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Information regarding current funding opportunities (including grants, cooperative agreements, fellowships, etc.) can be found in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). This web-based system supports the entire life cycle of NASA research solicitations and awards; from the release of announcements, through the peer review and selection process, to awards management.
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) of DOD supports research on breast, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, autism, etc.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development office for the DOD.
Search for DOD funding via Grants.gov.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
The DHHS (also referred to as HHS) is the parent organization of the NIH, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA),the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration, among others.
Submit the proposal through Research Administration if:
- There is an announced deadline for the proposal, and
- There is no limit* on number of submissions per institution.
*Some program announcements specifically limit the number of applications that will be considered from one institution. In order to optimize Loma Linda University's success in these submissions, special rules apply to all limited submission applications. If there is a specified limit for the funding opportunity, see LLU's guidance on Limited Submissions.
- American Cancer Society
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Institute for Cancer Research
- Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
- CDC Foundation
- Health Effects Institute
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
- Nancy R. Gelman Foundation (for breast cancer)
- Susan G. Koman Foundation (for breast cancer)
The purpose of the GRASP awards, an intramural award offered through the LLU Office of the Vice President for Research Affairs, is:
- to promote inter-school collaboration in research;
- encourage faculty to become more involved in research; and
- to develop grant preparation skills and general preliminary data for subsequent, extramural peer-reviewed proposals.
More information about eligibility and criteria for evaluation can be found at LLU's GRASP page.
The purpose of the GCAT awards, an intramural award offered through the LLU Office of the Vice President for Research Affairs, is:
- designed for teams of basic and clinical scientists, who will work together to develop insights and approaches to clinically relevant issues that have the potential to make a difference in the lives of patients.
- promote collaborations between clinical and basic scientists within the School of Medicine.
- allow the awardees to obtain preliminary data that will help them compete successfully for external funding.
Check the announcement to see if the sponsor limits the number of proposals that can be submitted from an institution. If it does, the proposal must be submitted to Research Affairs - Contact Pre Award.
Principal Investigator Eligibility Requirements
- Any officer of the institution or any person holding a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or above in any school of the institution may serve as a PI.
- An employee who does not have a faculty appointment may collaborate with an experienced investigator who agrees to oversee the study as the PI.
- Employees may apply to the Vice President for Research Affairs (VPRA) to be authorized to serve as a PI. After reviewing the application, the VPRA will recommend an action to the Research Oversight Committee, which will make the final decision.
A faculty member who is a candidate for a degree may not be the PI of record for IRB, IACUC, or grant applications that pertain to the degree.
The PI acts in the name of the institution in directing a research program. The PI will work under the oversight of the institutional officers and with the approval of the VPRA. Loma Linda University expects that the PI will:
- Be responsible for directing and identifying the resources necessary to complete the project;
- Have a working knowledge of applicable institutional and governmental policies and regulations;
- Be solely responsible for the ethical and professional conduct of the research and safety of the research personnel as defined in the University's administrative handbook.