Funding Opportunities


The Grant Calendar, below, is a tool to allow investigators to better find funding opportunities tailored to their pediatric research interests and to help you plan in advance to pursue such opportunities. Opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, and defined by topic, purpose and grant amount. 

For a much larger, searchable database of grants, visit Funding Institutional and log in with your UNMC credentials. 

For support on pursuing any of the opportunities listed in the calendar, please contact Matt Sandbulte, CHRI Grant & Scientific Writer, 402-836-9740 or

For external submissions and budget planning support (for both internal and external grants), please notify Ashley Servais, MPH, Research Manager, (, at least one month in advance. For budgets of $500,000 or greater, infrastructure grants, or grants containing subawards, please provide at least three months of advanced notice.

View the CHRI Grant Calendar Tool 

To share other opportunities on this tool or to provide feedback for this evolving sharing platform, please contact

Funding Opportunities Resources by Organization
*Most grant opportunities offered through these organizations are outlined in the grant calendar tool

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

American College of Gastroenterology

American Heart Association

Aspen Foundation - American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Edna Ittner Research Program - Study of diseases and birth defects of children

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.

The Gerber Foundation - Quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care and development.

International OCD Foundation

Kenneth Rainin Foundation - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

March of Dimes - Birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality

NCCOR - National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

PhRMA Foundation

Reducing Health Disparities Pilot Grant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SIDS Research Fund

Sontag Foundation - Brain cancer research

Thrasher Research Fund - Variety of topics related to children’s health