A new website is now available to assist unfunded NIH applicants in finding other funding opportunities. Called HealthResearchFunding.org, the database will allow applicants to enter some basic information about their unfunded NIH grant applications in order to make that information available to other potential funding organizations.
The new site was announced by the National Health Council (NHC). Members of the NHC will initially have access to the database to be able to assess funding possibilities. The members include more than 40 patient advocacy organizations - from the Alzheimer’s Association to the Spina Bifida Association - representing a diverse group of potential funders who wish to take advantage of the rigor of the NIH peer review process to identify promising proposals. Ultimately, the NHC plans to expand access to their database to include other types of funders.
Grant applicants will visit the website, register and create a password and enter basic project information, such as an abstract and score from the NIH peer review process.