The National Health Council recently announced the availability of a database that will help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources. HealthResearchFunding.org serves as a kind of clearinghouse for unfunded research proposals.
Principal investigators can choose to put basic information about their scored but unfunded NIH grant applications directly into the National Health Council’s HealthResearchFunding.org database. Potential funders can search the database to find projects they might be interested in funding. This approach takes advantage of the NIH peer review process and should reduce the amount of time and effort investigators and institutions put into looking for alternative funding sources.