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Medical Grants: NIH/GOV Grants

Find Medical Grants and Nursing Grants

Government Funding

Finding medical grants for researchers can be daunting. 

This page offers various funding opportunities using government resources. These funding opportunities will comply with the parameters set on the Home page. 

Information of Common Compliance Pitfalls and Strategies for success can be found here.

TCU information on the process of applying for external grants can be found here.

If working with human subjects it is required that you obtain an IRB(Institutional Review Board for Humans Subjects Research) approval first. 

  • TCU Faculty, staff and students can find more information here.
  • NIH's revised policy for IRB Review can be found here.

NIH Grants Tip Book

NIH Tips for Applicants

CDC Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Financial Resources (OFR) aids in achieving CDC’s mission by quickly and effectively allocating funds to where they are needed. In its Pledge to the American People, CDC commits to being a diligent steward of the funds entrusted to the Agency. OFR ensures this pledge remains intact.

AHRQ Grants On-Line Database

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.

Using the system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. It also provides the following key benefits, among many others, to the grant community.

Centralizing more than 1,000 different grant programs across federal grant-making agencies awarding more than $500 billion annually.

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

NIH offers funding for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers. Learn about these programs, as well as about NIH's budget process, grant funding strategies, and policies, and more.

NN/LM Regional Library of Medicine

Regional funding opportunities for health information outreach projects and other awards.


NIH Common Fund - Research Funding

A listing of all the research programs under the NIH Common Fund including High-Risk Research.

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) coordinates and participates in NIH-wide funding opportunities that support basic and applied behaviroal and social sciences research. Although OBSSR does not have grant-making authority, it has been active in organizing and funding (through transfers to NIH Institutes and Centers) a variety of trans-NIH research programs. 

NIH Office of Extramural Research

We provide the leadership, oversight, tools and guidance needed to administer and manage NIH grants policies and operations. Our resources can offer you vital assistance in applying for funding, the first step in reaching your research goals.


The RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) website provides access to a variety of reporting tools, reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities. One of the tools available on the RePORT site is the RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) module. RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.