Application period now closed.

Apply for the Opportunity to work with an ARPA-H Grant Writer to Create a Competitive ARPA-H Abstract

Awards will be given to 3-5 meritorious application teams and will cover the cost of working with a grant writer to help develop and refine a competitive ARPA-H Abstract (the first competitive stage to submitted a full application).

Abstract Development

Awarded teams will have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with an experienced grant writer and will receive written guidance and feedback on how to enhance and strengthen their Abstract specifically for a ARPA-H funding opportunity. Proposals must state how their project would address one of ARPA-H’s four focus areas. Awardees will be required to complete a post-activity report on the status of their submission to ARPA-H. Additional support beyond the Abstract stage may be available. Please note, this mechanism is not intended to fund research projects.

2024 Application Dates (subject to change)
Open Date Due Date Award Review Award Selection and Notification
February 20, 2024 February 26, 2024 February 26-28, 2024 March 1, 2024


All UCLA-associated faculty in any series are eligible to apply as PI, including adjunct and professional research series. The application team may include faculty external to UCLA, community and industry partners, and more, but the primary applicant must be a UCLA faculty member.


Proposals for this award are limited to a maximum of 3 pages. Proposals must describe how the project addresses one of ARPA-H’s four focus areas. Applicants may choose to upload an Abstract previously submitted to ARPA-H (that was not invited for a full submission).

Deadlines and Selection

The application deadlines are posted above and future cycles will be posted on this page.

Award notifications will be issued within 4 weeks of each deadline.

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