Funding Opportunities

Community Engaged Scholars Program - Call for Applications

The South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Center for Community Health Partnerships (SCTR/CCHP) will be accepting applications for the Community Engaged Scholars (CES) Program (Cohort 5) in February 2014. This program will provide training and pilot funds for up to three teams consisting of a community and academic partner who have interests in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Priority will be given for pilot research projects that have a higher potential for continued research funding.


The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of community-academic partnerships to conduct research with mutual ownership of the process and products, and ultimately, improve the health of our communities in South Carolina and beyond.


Important Dates:

Information Session (conference call)
Telephone #: (843)876-5790
Passcode: 239411

January 27, 2014 @ 12pm
Applications Due February 21, 2014 @ 5pm


RFA Apply


SCTR Pilot Grants

SCTR intends to award approximately $750,000 in pilot project funds in the 2013-2104 cycle.  All awards are for one year except for the Fast Forward Seed Grants, which are for six months. This program is funded entirely from voluntary institutional cost share funds and will not include indirect costs.

Funding for pilot projects are available in the following categories:

-Discovery Grants: Must be new pilot projects, including Early Career Investigator, Novel Methods/Technologies, Community and SCTR Scientific Retreat related grants.

-Fast-Forward Seed Grants: Must have the potential to accumulate critical data for a planned resubmission of an extramural grant proposal within 6 months. Investigators must provide summary statements of the unfunded grant application.

For up-to-date information on Request for Applications, click here.

Check back periodically for new funding opportunities.

Other Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Click here to search funding opportunities from NIH.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

ACS focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals. Click here to search funding opportunities.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PICORI)

PICORI seeks research proposals that are guided by patients, caregivers and the broader health care community and will produce high integrity, evidence-based information. Click here for funding opportunities.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

This Foundation supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention.  Click here for information on grants and fellowships.

Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation

The RWJ Foundation funds projects that seek to improve the health and health care for all Americans. Click here for up-to-date Calls for Proposals.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Kellogg Foundation reviews proposals that support new and innovative ideas aimed at helping vulnerable children succeed.  Click here for more information.

Additional Resources

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health maintains a list of current funding resources for community-based research.

Foundation Center accesses foundations and their grants. allows you to find and apply for federal grants.