Health & Human Services

This website has been developed to assist faculty and staff in the Health and Human Services in finding external funding opportunities. This list concentrates on the primary sponsors of health and human services research, teaching, and service, and exploring the funding opportunities offered by these sponsors should help you become familiar with the funding trends in your field. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs can help you conduct a more comprehensive search.

Please contact Doug Carey at 278-0964 or if you are interested in pursuing a funding opportunity. Doug would like to know of your intent to apply and can provide you with assistance in all stages of preparing your grant application, from reviewing your eligibility to budget development and the smooth submission of an error-free proposal.

***Special Opportunity***

California State University, Fresno faculty members are eligible to apply for the National Institutes of Health “Minority Biomedical Research Support” (MBRS) grants: Faculty can submit applications for research projects to this special program that restricts funds to Minority-serving Institutions.  The MBRS program has multiple funding mechanisms, and faculty should apply to the SCORE―Support of Competitive Research―program:


Administration for Children and Families (ACF)―The mission of ACF is to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Funding opportunities are available at

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)―This agency supports a broad base of scientific research to promote improvements in clinical and health system practices, including the prevention of diseases and other health conditions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)―Funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), application forms, and information on grants process are available at

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)―USAID is the main funding arm for international projects addressing health and health care challenges. USAID funding opportunities are located at (select “Find Grant Opportunities” from left menu, and then select “Browse by Agency).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)―HHS is the largest federal funder of institutions of higher education by far. HHS houses eleven (11) centers and institutes (e.g., National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…). Overview information on HHS grant programs, grant application processes, and grant management can be found at

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)―The Juvenile Justice division at times has excellent opportunities linked to the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe Schools program. The joint goals support safer and more effective schools, e.g., mentoring of at risk students and/or reducing truancy and bullying:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)―The announcements of open funding opportunities are listed at

National Institutes of Health (NIH)―NIH funds the full range of biomedical research and training projects:

The NIH’s Fogarty International Center―This Center is the funding arm for NIH’s global health science initiatives in biomedical and behavioral research:

The NIH also provides a wealth of resources to help grant applicants write competitive applications and develop comprehensive budgets:

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)―HRSA provides a searchable database of all its grant opportunities by key program areas, e.g., health professions training and services for people living with HIV/AIDS:

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)―SAMHSA grants focus on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders:


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation―The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to reduce inequities and improve lives around the world:

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants Database―The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and to become contributors to their communities:

Fundsnet Services Online―Fundsnet provides a complete listing of Health and Human Services grant opportunities from private funding agencies:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)―This Foundation provides grants for projects that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans: