Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

The UNM HSC Office of Research maintains a list of select current funding opportunities that is updated each Monday. Opportunities funded by health care reform's Affordable Care Act (ACA) are highlighted, as well as offerings from several key federal agencies (AHRQ, HRSA, NIH), programs (SBIR/STTR), and private entities (e.g., Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute [PCORI], Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKnight Foundation).

UNM Internal Funding

Research Allocation Committee (RAC)

The HSC SOM Research Allocation Committee (RAC) reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research for the distribution of award monies from the Medical Trust Fund and Tobacco Settlement Pilot Project funds. The purpose of the RAC is to provide pilot funding for grants that will be submitted from the HSC School of Medicine.

Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC)

The Clinical Translational Science Center at the Health Sciences Center is advancing scientific discovery into improved health outcome. The CTSC makes connections, finds best practices, bridges gaps, engages the community and builds on an already impressive HSC foundation of medical research and education expertise.

HSC Grant Resources

At the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, our investigators remain committed to the mission of conducting basic and clinical research that will significantly impact the health of communities in New Mexico, as well as making significant contributions in healthcare worldwide. Please see our HSC Grant Resources.

External Funding Sources

NIH Office of Extramural Research

National Institutes of Health medical & behavioral research grants opportunities. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.


The National Science Foundation awards grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Most NSF funding opportunities are divided into broad program areas: Biology, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Math, Physical Sciences, Polar Research, Science Statistics, Social, and Behavioral Sciences.


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.


The Department of Defense (Army) Basic Research Program supports a research program across the science and engineering fields that are most important to defense needs. The DoD investment is predominantly in engineering and the physical, environmental, math and computer sciences. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for DoD.


Grant applications submitted to the Department of Energy Office of Science must fit within these program areas: Biological and Environmental Research , Basic Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, and Planning & Analysis.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides grants for enabling technologies, community health, and emergency relief organizations are available through Requests for Proposals (RFPs) only. Grants for research related to selected diseases, particularly infectious diseases, are funded primarily through Letters of Inquiry.

Pfizer MAP Grants

Pfizer Inc, through its Public Health Group, awards Medical & Academic Partnerships (MAP) grants for research and education in academic medicine, health literacy, and public health.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association awards grants related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering/biotechnology, and public health problems - all basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants to support projects in: health care access, chronic health conditions, promotion of healthy communities and lifestyles, and substance abuse. is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies.


RAMS proposalCENTRAL is an e-grantmaking website shared by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations.


SMARTS|GENIUS is a researcher profiling and matching system which allows faculty and researchers within the University community to record their research profile in GENIUS, the Global Expertise Network for Industry, Universities and Scholars. Users can also receive funding information automatically via email through SMARTS, the SPIN Matching and Researcher Transmittal System.

Midas Databases of Funding Sources

Midas Databases of Funding Sources is an online service supported by the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) which allows the UNM community to search a wide variety of databases for funding information and opportunities including grants, contracts, fellowships and sponsored support. Users can also access and search relevant funding publications via Midas.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.