Grant Opportunities

We are committed to providing excellent opportunities for our trainees and to keeping them informed about funding for clinical and translational research. Below is a list of resources that might be of interest. Pitt’s Office of Research, Health Sciences website also maintains a list of Funding Opportunities. You can also browse through the more than 60 Training Grants at Pitt here.

2020 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine.

To read more about eligibility criteria and to apply for one of the 10 competitive awards, click here. Applications are due by March 18, 2020.

2020 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

Hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) aims to support the research career development of promising minority health and health disparities research scientists early in their careers. The 2020 HDRI will take place August 3-7, 2020. Click here for more information. Applications are accepted from February 3 through March 9, 2020.

2020 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Program

The HHMI Investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists from more than 200 eligible institutions (including Pitt) who catalyze discovery research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, or computational biology. (Health education, health care delivery, or health services are not eligible fields.) Eligible investigators should be tenure-track faculty and must be able to devote at least 75% of their total professional time to the direct conduct of research.

To view eligibility requirements and to apply, see the Program Announcement. Applications are due by March 18, 2020.

New T32 Training Program in Antimicrobial Resistance at Pitt

This program, offered by the Division of Infectious Diseases, will be of interest to postdocs who would like to study antimicrobial resistance of bacterial, fungal, or viral pathogens. Candidates can choose from a number of training opportunities and from a broad roster of excellent mentors. Interested candidates can learn more here.


Exploratory Grant to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research

Support for New and Early Stage Investigators from underrepresented groups who are interested in developing innovative studies in cancer biology.


Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program at Pitt

This postdoctoral program, offered by the Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Psychology, is designed for physicians (including third- and fourth-year residents) and PhDs in psychology and related behavioral disciplines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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