Research Resources

UNM HSC Resources

The following departments and offices at the UNM Health Sciences Center provide support for faculty and research teams to develop and implement research, education, and clinical service projects.

Need resources for Research Support? Check out our list of helpful resources below.

HSC Office of Research

HSC Office of Research – Supports research across the HSC and provides leadership and infrastructure for HSC’s research enterprise, research compliance, and shared facilities and resources.

UNM Clinical & Translational Sciences Center (CTSC)

UNM Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (CTSC) – Facilitates innovative research to improve clinical care and develop new therapies and preventative interventions; provides a range of resources and services and administers a pilot funding program; resources for those interested in participating in clinical studies.

UNM CTSC Biostatistics

UNM CTSC Biostatistics
Provides 5 hours per calendar year of individual biostatistical consultation per investigator or project. Consultation hours are used to prepare for a pilot or grant application and may include power analysis, sample size and research design. Additional consultation and service is available at the rate of $75/hr. Support for GME residents’ research is provided at no charge.

UNM HSC Human Research Protections Office

UNM HSC Human Research Protections Office – Coordinates and supports the HSC Human Research Review Committees; provides education and outreach on human subjects research; administers the HSC Click IRB submission/management system.

UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center

UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center – Provides comprehensive library and IT resources and services for HSC students, faculty and staff, including access to health sciences information and specialized databases; literature searches and consultation; reference management; special collections related to medicine and health in New Mexico; the Native American Health Information Services; study rooms; and biomedical informatics.

Information regarding UNM HSC's pre- and post-award process.

HSC Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

HSC Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) / Preaward – Assists faculty and staff seeking extramural funding and serves as the Authorizing Official entity for all HSC contracts and grants. Reviews and submits grants; negotiates and approves contracts; disseminates HSC policy and procedures regarding grant/contracts; negotiates Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), and Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs).

HSC Conflicts of Interest

HSC Conflicts of Interest – Manages conflicts of interest policies and procedures; administers required trainings and provides Click COI login accounts to complete COI requirements for IRB protocols and contracts/grants. 

HSC Contract & Grant Accounting

HSC Contract and Grant Accounting – Assists faculty and staff with post-award needs for contracts, grants, clinical trials and sub-awards.

UNM Purchasing

UNM Purchasing – Serves as the central purchasing authority for the university; issues Purchase Orders; administers LoboMart and P-Card functions.

Graduate Studies Assistantships

Graduate Studies Assistantships – Information on graduate student employment procedures and policies.

Student Employment Office

Student Employment Office – Information on undergraduate student employment procedures and policies.

Information support resources are listed below for your convenience.

HSC Chief Informatics Office

HSC Chief Informatics Office – Manages all information technology and resources across the hospital and academic units of HSC, including technology support and information security.

HSC Technology Support

HSC Technology Support – a division of the HSC Chief Informatics Office, provides support for HSC- owned and -operated workstations, NetID accounts, email, web/video conferencing, and other IT functions.  Administers the Help.HSC portal for IT support requests.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) – VPN access is required to access protected information and HSC network drives while working offsite. To obtain a VPN on your device, you must get supervisor approval and complete a required training on (Course CLT 110-A). Once you complete the training, your supervisor must request VPN access through

Funding opportunities abound. Not sure where to look? Start with the list of resources below.

UNM Internal Funding

Research Allocation Committee (RAC)

The HSC School of Medicine 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 RAC funding is to support School of Medicine faculty to produce preliminary data that leads to grant submission and extramural funding. Applications are accepted three times a year (February, June and October). $25,000 max.

Scholarship in Education Allocation Committee (SEAC)

The Scholarship in Education Allocation Committee (SEAC) provides small grants to support scholarship focused on the educational mission of the UNM School of Medicine. $10,000 max.

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 Pilot Awards Program provides funding for the utilization of CTSC infrastructure to produce preliminary data for competitive grant proposals in clinical and translational research.

Federal Funding is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies.

NIH Office of Extramural Research

The NIH Office of Extramural Research is NIH’s central resource for grants and funding information. The website includes information on funding opportunities, how to apply for a grant, and grant policy and compliance topics. The NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts is where to find the most recent funding announcements and policy notices.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system. Focus areas include practice transformation, health care delivery systems, and professional training.


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


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 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), within the Department of Defense (DOD), fosters innovation in biomedical research to transform healthcare for Service Members and the American public. Research programs include alcohol and substance abuse disorders, autism, breast cancer, sclerosis, defense medical research, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, tick-borne disease, orthopaedics and many other areas.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides grants for educational programming and research, related to K-12 and adult learners.


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.


Robert Wood Johnson

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides an array of grant programs to help build a national Culture of Health. Priorities include disease prevention and health promotion, health disparities, childhood obesity, early childhood development, child mental/emotional wellbeing, health leadership development, and health system transformation for equity.


The W. K. Kellogg Foundation supports programs that address health disparities and improve health outcomes for children, with a commitment to racial equity, leadership development, and engaging communities. New Mexico is a priority area for place-based programming. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


The McCune Charitable Foundation’s mission is to enrich the health, education, environment, cultural, and spiritual life of New Mexicans. Priorities include economic development, education transformation, health care access, local food industry development, urban planning, and rural development. McCune has one application cycle per year, with awards ranging from $10K - $100K.

Con Alma

Con Alma Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health status and access to health care services for all New Mexicans. Con Alma accepts applications once a year for its multi-year grant program (up to  $50,000 per year for up to three years); only one project from UNM is invited to submit a full proposal. 

American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation provides funding for research on clinical questions in Family Medicine, including a grant program for residents.

Doris Duke

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation supports grant-making programs in medical research, the environment, child well-being, and health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Bill and Melinda Gates

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides grants for projects globally and nationally that focus on helping people lead health, productive lives. Grantmaking areas include global development, global health, and global policy and advocacy. The United States program focuses on education and access to emergency relief.  

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.

Pfizer Grants

Pfizer Inc, awards grants for health care quality improvement, education, and selected clinical areas.

Other Funding Sources

Other Funding Resources


Pivot is a funding search platform supported by the University of New Mexico that provides access to thousands of funding announcements from federal, private, and non-profit funders. Establish an account to create customized searches and alerts.

NIH Reporter

NIH Reporter is an online database of all projects funded by NIH. Projects can be searched by PI, organization, institute, funding mechanism, and FOA.

Federal Reporter

Federal Reporter is an online database of research projects funded by sixteen federal agencies. 

NIAID Grant Resources

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases maintains a detailed website on how to apply for a grant with tips, checklists, and examples that are useful for anyone applying to NIH.


The Rural Health Information Hub maintains a list of funding opportunities related to rural health.


GrantSpace is a service of the Foundation Center and provides resources and tools for grant seekers, with an emphasis on grantseeking from foundations. Its content is geared toward smaller non-profits and community organizations.