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LIMITED APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

VentureWell — Faculty Grants
Dartmouth may submit two applications

  • Up to $30,000
  • Deadlines: May 23 for external application
  • For the spring deadline only, proposals are restricted to ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs that focus on sustainable technology or sustainable design, including, but not limited to:
    • Sustainability
    • Climate change
    • Cleantech/renewable energy innovation
    • Green design: efficiency, materials selection
    • Green chemistry
    • Novel approaches to integration with materials science, biomedical engineering, or other disciplines

William T. Grant FoundationScholar Awards
Each major division (Arts & Sciences, Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer, Geisel, Tuck) may nominate one applicant

  • $350,000 over five years (four to six awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • May 4, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • July 5, 2018 for external letter of inquiry
  • For early-career scholars (<7 years from terminal degree) in any discipline to pursue five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand their expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Research plans must address questions of theory, policy, and practice for youth ages 5–25 in the United States, in these focus areas:
    • programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes
    • strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth

St. Baldrick's FoundationInfrastructure Grants
Dartmouth may submit one application

  • Infrastructure Grants. Usually $50,000; more in exceptional cases.
  • Deadlines:
    • May 4, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • July 13, 2018 for external letter of intent
  • For institutions with the potential to participate significantly more in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which are smaller or have barriers to greater participation due to a lack of resources (including personnel)  

St. Baldrick's FoundationSt. Baldrick's Fellows
Dartmouth may submit one application

  • Up to $97,500 per year, for up to three years
  • Deadlines:
    • May 4, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office'
    • July 13, 2018 for external letter of intent
  • For pediatric oncology researchers who have completed at least two years of fellowship training

St. Baldrick's FoundationRobert J. Arceci International Innovation Award
Dartmouth may submit one application

  • $750,000 over three years
  • Deadlines:
    • May 4, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office'
    • July 13, 2018 for external nomination
  • Awarded to researchers from countries other than the United States and Canada, who have been nominated by their peers for their work reflecting creativity, collaboration and commitment to early- to mid-career scientists

Brain Research FoundationScientific Innovations Award
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate

  • $150,000 over two years
  • Deadlines:
    • May 7, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • June 22, 2018 for external letter of intent
  • For a full professor or associate professor to pursue innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. Must have major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding in the last three years.

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationBiomedical grants
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate

  • Up to $180,000 over three years
  • Deadlines:
    • May 30, 2018 for internal application to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • August 1, 2018 for external submission
  • For early-career investigators (<4 years tenure track) doing basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Current R01 recipients not eligible. Requires endorsement of Geisel dean or other senior faculty member(s).

The Pew Charitable TrustsScholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate

  • $240,000 over four years
  • Deadlines:
    • May 30, 2018 for internal application to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • June 29, 2018 for external nomination by Dartmouth selection committee
    • October 15, 2018 for external application
  • Must be assistant professor appointed after June 28, 2015. For science research relevant to the advancement of human health. Projects should be based on biomedical principles but involve concepts and theories from other fields. Risk-taking is encouraged.

W.M. Keck FoundationScience & Engineering Research
Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers

  • Typically $1,000,000
  • Deadlines:
    • May 30, 2018 for internal application to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • July 1, 2018 for Development Office to submit concept papers (Keck required procedure)
  • Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
  • Interested candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes:
    • One-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines
    • Letter of nomination from the department chair/dean
    • Applicant's CV

W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research
Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers

  • Typically $1,000,000
  • Deadlines:
    • May 30, 2018 for internal application to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • July 1, 2018 for Development Office to submit concept papers (Keck required procedure)
  • Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
  • Interested candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes:
    • One-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines
    • Letter of nomination from the department chair/dean
    • Applicant's CV

 

Arts & Humanities

American Music Therapy AssociationArthur Flagler Fultz Research Award

  • $20,000
  • May 4, 2018
  • For music therapy research and new music therapy treatments in the areas of Clinical Research (efficacy and best practices) and Health Services Research (role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging health care delivery models). Collaborations between practicing music therapy clinicians and experienced researchers preferred.

Gerda Henkel FoundationSpecial Programme Islam, The Modern Nation State And Transnational Movements

  • Deadline: May 16, 2018
  • For examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. Historical studies are encouraged and supported, together with projects in the areas of religious, cultural or political science.

FACE FoundationTournées Film Festival

  • $2,200
  • Deadline: May 24, 2018
  • For campus festivals of French cinema consisting of a minimum of six films within a six-week period. The films may be presented as part of a larger film festival.

Society of Architectural HistoriansSAH/Mellon Author Awards

  • Typically $5,000–$6,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • For scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications

Fritz Thyssen FoundationConference Grants

  • Annual deadlines: May 31, August 31, November 30, February 28
  • For scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics.
  • Areas of interest:
    • History
    • Language & Culture
    • The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery"
    • State, Economy and Society
    • Medicine and the Natural Sciences

Donald Keene Center Of Japanese CultureJapan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

  • $6,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • For translations of book-length Japanese literary works: novels, collections of short stories, manga, literary essays, memoirs, drama, or poetry. Submissions may be unpublished manuscripts, works in press, or books published in 2016 and afterward.

Kurt Weill FoundationPerformance Grant

  • Annual deadlines:
    • June 1 for performance grants only
    • November 1 for performance and project grants
  • For college/university productions of musical works by Kurt Weill or Marc Blitzstein; scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein; and relevant educational or scholarly initiatives.

Gerda Henkel FoundationGeneral Research Grants

  • Deadline: June 13, 2018
  • Focused on the historical humanities: archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history. Two types of grants: Research Projects (for institutions); and Research Scholarships (for individuals). Proposals under $18,000 may be submitted at any time.

Bank of America Charitable FoundationCommunity Development Needs

  • Deadline: June 29, 2018
  • Supported activities include community arts and cultural institutions that provide economic opportunity and contribute to the vitality and livability of communities.

The Griffin TrustThe Griffin Poetry Prize

  • $50,000 each in two contests: Canada and International
  • Annual deadlines: June 30 for works published January–June; December 31 for works published July–December
  • Books must be first-edition poetry collections in English, published in the preceding year, and must be nominated by the publisher. Translations eligible. One contest for Canadian poets only. The other for all nationalities, including Canadian.

For Aaron Copeland Fund for Music — Performance Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • To support programming that encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music

National Endowment for the Arts — ART WORKS
Each "independent component" of Dartmouth (e.g., Hopkins Center, Hood Museum) may submit one application per year.

  • $10,000–$100,000 (majority are under $25,000)
  • Annual deadlines: June and January
  • For support of project presented by arts organizations.
  • Eligibility: to be considered independent, units must be programmatically and administratively distinct from the College, have their own staff and budget, and generally have an independent board with substantial oversight and management responsibility. Prospective applicants should consult with NEA to verify eligibility. Academic departments are NOT eligible.

The Griffin Trust — The Griffin Poetry Prize

  • $50,000 each in two contests: Canada and International
  • Annual deadlines:
    • June 30 for works published January–June
    • December 31 for works published July–December
  • Books must be first-edition poetry collections in English, published in the second half of 2016, and must be nominated by the publisher. Translations eligible.

#GIRLBOSS Foundation — Grants

  • $15,000
  • Annual deadlines: June 30 and December 31 
  • For female creative business owners in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts

Claremont McKenna University — Tufts Poetry Awards

  • $10,000 and $100,000
  • Deadline: July 1, 2017
  • For collections of original poetry published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Must be originally composed in English, by United States citizens or legal resident aliens.

The Americana Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadlines: July 10, October 10, January 10, April 10
  • Areas of interest:
    • agriculture and natural resources (includes sustainability and education)
    • American heritage (includes training/staffing for museum curation/conservation)

Art OMI — Translation Lab

  • Room, board and travel costs from New York City (four awards will be made)
  • July 15, 2018
  • Twelve-day collaborative residency at the OMI International Arts Center for writer-translator teams to work on translating a text to English. All text-based projects are eligible: fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.

Terra Foundation for American Art — Exhibition Grants

  • Deadline: August 1, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For traveling international exhibitions on any aspect of historical American art (at least one international venue must be secured before a letter of inquiry is submitted), or exhibitions on any aspect of historical American art that are co-organized with an international venue.

New England Foundation for the Arts — Touring Grant

  • Deadlines:
    • August 1, 2018 for projects beginning on or after November 1, 2018
    • December 3, 2018 for projects beginning on or after March 1, 2019
  • To fund presentations of performing artists based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Vermont

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — meetings and publications grants

J.M. Kaplan Fund — Furthermore Publication Grants

  • $15,000
  • Annual deadlines: September 1 and March 1
  • Supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues

College Art Association — Millard Meiss Publication Fund

  • Annual deadlines: September 15 and March 15
  • To support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation — Visual Arts

  • Annual deadlines: September 30 and March 31
  • Visual arts exhibitions at established museums with the intent to broaden audience. Exhibitions that provide access through educational initiatives and programs, public events, and outreach programs are preferred. Arts organizations may apply once a year.

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art — Fellowships and Grants

  • Annual deadlines:
    • September 30
    • January 31
  • For scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present. All proposals must have an historical perspective. Not for archaeology, the current practice of architecture, or the performing arts.
  • Institutional and individual grant programs:
    • Curatorial Research
    • Digital Projects
    • Research Support
    • Educational Programs
    • Publications
    • Andrew Wyld Research Support

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — History Of Art Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: October 1; January 15; April 1
  • For projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture. Funded activities include: archival projects; development and dissemination of scholarly databases; documentation projects; museum exhibitions and publications; photographic campaigns; scholarly catalogues and publications; technical and scientific studies; international exchanges; professional meetings; conferences; symposia; consultations; the presentation of research; and other professional events.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Conservation Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: October 1; January 15; April 1
  • Support for supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. For projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Also funds activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Digital Resources Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: October 1 and April 1
  • To foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.
    • Digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; and of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history)
    • Promising initiatives in online publishing
    • Innovative experiments in the field of digital art history

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

  • $30,000 (six awards will be made)
  • Annual deadline: April 1
  • For art museums to host interpretive fellows who have completed a degree in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies and who are pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields

Japan Foundation (New York) — Grants for Arts & Culture

  • $5,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • The purpose of the applicant's project must be to nurture further understanding of Japanese arts and culture, or to produce U.S.-Japan collaborative projects, through performing arts, exhibitions, film screening, lectures, symposia, and other cultural events. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation — Humanities Program

  • Median grant is $10,000; maximum is $60,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. Primary (but not exclusive) focus is European and American history and letters.

Henry Luce Foundation — America Art Responsive Grants

  • Up to $250,000
  • Letter of inquiry may be submitted at any time
  • Support for projects that address the prevailing needs of the American art field and are crucial to its development, including: permanent collection reinstallations, digitization, and archives of American art material.

Henry Luce Foundation — Theology Program Responsive Grants

  • Up to $600,000
  • Letter of inquiry may be submitted at any time
  • The foundation's Theology program supports projects whose engagements extend into a variety of settings — from religious communities and academic fields to activist networks and media venues. Particular attention is given to work that rethinks what theology is and reimagines its contemporary significance; to research that creatively examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture; and to projects located at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Travel Subsidies and Stipends

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • To defray travel expenses that are directly related to a project in the humanities, social science or biomedical fields
  • Areas of interest:
    • History
    • Language & Culture
    • The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery"
    • State, Economy and Society
    • Medicine and the Natural Sciences
  • Proposed projects must have a connection to the German research system. (This connection can be established either on a personal level through German scientists working on the project, on an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated with German research institutes or on a substantial level through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.)

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Library Subsidies

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Library subsidies and subsidies for purchasing research material can be awarded in special cases, particularly to make possible scholarly projects in the foundation's chosen areas of support:
    • History
    • Language & Culture
    • The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery"
    • State, Economy and Society
    • Medicine and the Natural Sciences
  • Proposed projects must have a connection to the German research system. (This connection can be established either on a personal level through German scientists working on the project, on an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated with German research institutes or on a substantial level through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.)

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives — Research Grant

  • Usually no more than $2,200
  • For research and publication on audiovisual archiving
  • Eligibility: IASA members

Society of Architectural Historians — Research-to-Teaching Grants

  • $4,000 (fifteen awards will be made)
  • To present lectures on any area of specialty focusing on global architecture and urbanism

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation — Grants for organizations

  • Online letters of inquiry accepted on a rolling basis. Application must be submitted by Dartmouth rather than the individual PI. Contact CFR for assistance.
  • For academic programs, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and publications that provide promising new insights into the fields in which the foundation collects art:
    • Spanish Colonial
    • Japanese Bamboo
    • Modern & Contemporary (specifically Digital & Electronic Art, Color Field, Hard Edge & Optical, Light & Space, and New Mexico Modernism)  

 

Social Sciences & Business/Entrepreneurship

Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationKnowledge Challenge: Insight to Impact

  • Up to $400,000 annually for teams; $150,000 for individuals; $30,000 for students and doctoral researchers. For up to four years.
  • Deadline: May 9 for submission of white paper
  • For research activities related to the following four special interest areas:
    • Technology and the new nature of entrepreneurship
    • Barriers to entrepreneurship
    • Culture and entrepreneurship
    • Causal research on entrepreneurship interventions at scale

Gerda Henkel FoundationIslam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements

  • $1,700/month, plus dependent subsidies
  • Deadline: May 16, 2018
  • For researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. Historical studies are encouraged and supported, together with projects in the areas of religious, cultural or political science.

Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie CorporationImmigration and Immigrant Integration

  • $175,000, including 15 percent indirect costs
  • Deadlines: May 24 and November 30, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Particular interest in:
    • novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data
    • laboratory or field experiments
    • in-depth qualitative interviews
    • ethnographies

 

Russell Sage FoundationRegular Grant Programs

  • Up to $175,000
  • Deadline: May 24, 2018 for letters of inquiry
  • Two types of awards: Project Grants ($175,000) and Presidential Grants ($35,000). The opportunities for this deadline are:
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Russell Sage FoundationImmigration and Immigrant Integration

  • Deadline: May 24, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations

Russell Sage FoundationComputational Social Science

  • Up to $150,000 over two years
  • Deadline: May 24, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in the Foundation's areas: Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; and Social Inequality. Inquiries may also be considered by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for joint funding, especially projects with larger scale potential that relate to behavioral economics, the economics of science and technology, regulation and industrial organization, as well as privacy, empirical methodologies, economic measurement, or administrative data curation generally.
  • Examples of funded projects include:
    • providing access to large data sets
    • linked administrative data
    • private administrative data
    • machine learning
    • online surveys and experiments
    • text analysis
    • social media

Laura and John Arnold FoundationLow-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials to Drive Effective Social Spending

  • $150,000–$300,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018 for letter of interest
  • To conduct low-cost randomized controlled trials in any area of domestic social policy

Wenner-Gren FoundationConference and Workshop Grants

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadlines: June 1 and December 1
  • To foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research

Rockefeller Foundation/Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeCommunities Thrive Challenge

  • Deadlines:
    • June 12, 2018 to register
    • June 19, 2018 to apply
  • To strengthen and scale community-driven programs that enable low-income or otherwise financially insecure people find and retain well-paid and meaningful work, achieve financial security, or build economically vibrant neighborhoods. This might include nonprofit programs; businesses, organizing or advocacy models; technologies; economic development strategies, or other approaches that deliver significant and consistent results in any of the following areas:
    • Better Work
    • Skills Development and Opportunity Matching
    • Financial Security
    • Economically Vibrant Communities
  • For programs that work in the above issue areas—not for research. Applications will be scored on demonstrated impact; potential for scale; community engagement; and organizational leadership.

American Psychological FoundationDavid Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • To support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition.

Smith Richardson FoundationStrategy and Policy Fellows

  • $60,000 (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • For young scholars to research and write a book in these areas:
    • American foreign policy
    • international relations
    • international security
    • military policy
    • diplomatic and military history
  • Concept papers for these programs accepted on a rolling basis:
    • International Security & U.S. Foreign Policy
    • United States Domestic Policy

American Psychological FoundationDavid Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • To support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition

Open Societies FoundationLeadership in Government Fellowship

  • Up to $130,000
  • Deadline: July 24, 2018
  • For former senior-level government staff in the United States who have recently left public service, to undertake projects that advance policy ideas and inserts their unique perspectives about making change from within government into the public dialogue. Projects must relate to one or more these areas:
    • justice system reform (including drug policy)
    • strengthening democratic practice
    • equality for racial minorities and immigrants
    • economic advancement

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil SocietyDigital Impact Grants

  • $200,000 to be divided among 5–10 applicants
  • Deadlines:
    • May 10 and 29 for optional webinars
    • June 25, 2018 for applications
  • To support better data-informed decision making in philanthropy (particularly individual giving) and in the social sector writ large; and to facilitate research and innovation to strengthen the safe, ethical and effective use of digital resources in civil society
  • Research grants are for academic teams exploring questions of scholarly interest that have practical applications for the social sector, or scholarly review of existing practice.
  • Sector grants are intended for nonprofits and partners to address sector-wide challenges in using digital data safely, ethically and effectively.

Russell Sage FoundationVisiting Scholars Program

  • Up to $125,000
  • Deadline: June 28, 2018
  • For select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation's New York headquarters

Open Society FoundationsFellowship

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: July 15, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • Proposals should address this proposition: "New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality." Projects may be a book, journalistic or academic articles, art projects, a series of convenings, etc. Fellowship cohorts may develop a joint work product. Fellowship staff will assist cohorts in brainstorming possible outputs if needed.

National Historical Publications & Records CommissionPublishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

  • Up to $200,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • For the publication of documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

Brady Education FoundationOutcomes for children

  • Annual deadlines: August 1, December 1, April 1
  • To develop new programs or evaluate existing programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families).

Spencer FoundationSmall Research Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadlines: August 1; November 1; February 1; May 1
  • For academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Funded topics and disciplines have included education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology.

William T. Grant FoundationResearch Grants

  • Up to $1 million over four years
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For research on programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $20,000
  • Annual deadline: August 15
  • Areas of interest:
    • Projects that address racism, xenophobia, classism, gender bias, exploitation, or the violation of human rights and freedoms
    • Research on language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions, including: literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures, second language acquisition, and dialects

Tinker Foundation — Institutional Grants

  • Annual deadlines: September 15 and March 1
  • For the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans (not U.S. policy towards Latin America). Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not restricted to, research projects, workshops and conferences related to the Foundation's areas of interest:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Education
    • Sustainable Resource Management

Wenner-Gren Foundation — Post-Ph.D. Research Grants 

  • Up to $20,000
  • Annual deadlines: November 1 and May 1
  • For basic research in anthropology

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation — Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Annual deadlines: November 1 and April 1
  • Major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities in the United States and/or Canada

American History Assocation — Research Travel Grants and Fellowships

  • Up to $21,500
  • Annual deadlines: February 15 for research travel grants; April 1 for fellowships
  • Various subjects

Yidan Prize Foundation — Yidan Prize

  • $3.9 million (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018
  • One prize for education research and one for education development. Self-nomination is allowed only in exceptional cases.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation — Psychosocial Research

  • $400,000 over three years
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For research focused on the influence of psychological and social factors on the health, functioning, or quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries

American Psychological Foundation — Visionary Grants

  • $20,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • For research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
    • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being
    • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony
    • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world
    • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster

History of Science Society — HSS/NASA Fellowship

  • $21,250 (three awards will be made)
  • Annual deadline: April 1
  • To support significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. Must have Ph.D. in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program. Preference will be given to scholars at early stages in their careers. Stipends may be awarded only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Smith Richardson Foundation — Domestic Public Policy Program

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States

Public Welfare Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $200,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Three program areas:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Youth Justice
    • Workers' Rights

Cisco Research Center — Social Science: Career/Life Paths of Women in Engineering, Computer Science, and Data Science/Applied Mathematics

  • For research specifically in the area of career and life flow of women in engineering, computer science, and data science/applied mathematics roles.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation — Randomized Controlled Trials of Social Programs

  • Letters of interest may be submitted at any time
  • For randomized controlled trials of social programs in any area of domestic policy in which the Foundation will fund the trial, and government or another entity will fund the program's delivery.

Rising Tide Foundation — Social/ Education Programs

  • Letters of intent accepted on a rolling basis
  • To support and cultivate the next generation of public intellectuals to inform and achieve social progress. For projects that will empower disadvantaged individuals to improve their situation to achieve sustained social and economic independence and live a life of dignity.

Rising Tide Foundation — Libertarian Programs

  • Letters of intent accepted on a rolling basis
  • For leadership development, capacity building and training across a range of issue areas to promote sustained livelihoods and marketable skills for a responsible, progressive society. Supports organizations to educate and promote libertarianism, so that individuals can benefit from its core principles to take charge of their lives and transform for the better. Also funds projects that directly apply libertarian principles, which may include advancement of entrepreneurship, innovation or projects aligned with the foundation's libertarian core values.

Economic Security Project — Universal Basic Income (UBI)

  • $5,000–$50,000 in most cases
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For research on unconditional cash transfers or basic income, advocacy campaigns to expand them, and creative culture work to inspire people to think about how cash provides economic security to all

Institute for Aegean Prehistory — Publication assistance

  • Up to $7,500
  • Applications accepted at any time
  • Financial support for production and printing costs of major articles and volumes, and technical archaeological services for publication preparation.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation — Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs to "Move the Needle" on Major U.S. Social Problems

  • $500,000–$1,500,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • To expand delivery of the following types of evidence-based interventions:
    • college financial-aid application assistance for low-income students
    • career academies within workplaces and low-income high schools
    • middle-school substance-abuse prevention
    • nurse-led hospital discharge and home follow-up program for chronically ill older adults
    • pregnancy prevention for economically disadvantaged teens
    • job training for low-income, low-skilled workers
    • smoking cessation for hospitalized smokers
    • case management to prevent recurrent homelessness in people with severe mental illness
    • education for first-year female college students to their likelihood of experiencing rape or other forms of victimization
    • college financial aid for low-income students who meet certain high-school benchmarks

FINRA Investor Education Foundation — General Grant Program

  • Up to $100,000
  • Project Concept Forms accepted on a rolling basis
  • For research and educational projects that empower underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life  

 

 Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 

Camille & Henry Dreyfus FoundationJean Dreyfus Lectureship

  • $18,500
  • Deadline: May 5, 2018
  • To bring a leading researcher to campus to deliver at least two lectures in the chemical sciences

SPIEEducation Outreach Grants Program

  • Amounts vary; average was $6,200 in last round of 13 awards
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • For optics- and photonics-related education outreach activities

United Engineering FoundationGrants

  • $30,000–$150,000 (5–10 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018 for short concept paper
  • To advance engineering for the welfare of humanity. Not for research. Activities must take place in the United States. Broad-based, interdisciplinary proposals that further the engineering profession as a whole are preferred. Proposals must be consistent with UEF's priorities:
    • Diversity
    • K–12 education
    • Ethics and leadership in continuing education

American Physical SocietyPhysics awards

  • Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Dozens of the Society's award and prize competitions fall on this deadline.

Alfred P. Sloan FoundationSloan Energy Transmission

  • Up to $250,000 over two years
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For early career researchers pursuing multidisciplinary research projects on energy transmission and distributionsystems in the United States

American Physical SocietyPrize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution

  • $10,000
  • June 1, 2018
  • For a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to physics and who has contributed substantially to the professional development of undergraduate physics students. Award is split between recipient and the institution

Environmental Research & Education FoundationGrants

  • Up to $500,000; $160,000 average
  • Annual deadlines: June 1 and January 6 for pre-proposals
  • Topics must relate to sustainable solid-waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
    • Waste minimization
    • Recycling
    • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products, including waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, composting, other thermal or biological conversion technologies
    • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
    • Landfilling
  • Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis-driven applied research, also include:
    • Economic or cost/benefit analyses
    • Feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies
    • Life-cycle analysis or inventory
    • Analyses of policies that relate to the above

American Physical SocietyM. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

  • $45,000
  • Annual deadline: June 1
  • To enable women to return to physics research careers after interruptions. Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees.

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical RoundtableResearch Grant for Greener Chromatography Modalities

  • $50,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • For reducing the process mass intensity of chromatography operations. Projects should focus on reducing water consumption, resin usage, and/or chemical usage in monoclonal antibody purification. Novel technologies to replace chromatography unit operations will be considered.

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical RoundtableIgnition Grant Program for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research

  • $25,000 (up to four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • For sustainable solutions to chemistry and engineering problems relevant to the pharmaceutical industry from discovery to manufacturing

Water Environment & Reuse FoundationPaul L. Busch Award

  • $100,000
  • Annual deadline: June 1
  • For innovative research in the field of water quality and the water environment, with a special focus on those who show promise and make significant contributions in bridging research and its practical application

Samsung Advanced Institute of TechnologyGlobal Research Outreach Program

  • Deadline: June 11, 2018 (09:00 A.M. Korea Standard Time, UTC+9)
  • For proposals on these research themes:
    • Brain Inspired Computing & Neural Interface
    • Hardware Security
    • Health Technology
    • Camera Technology
    • Ultra-thin and High-resolution AR Glasses
    • New Logic Device
    • Next Generation Computing
    • Computing Architecture for Data Analytics
    • Cognitive Edge Computing
    • Security & Privacy
    • Data Profiling and Curation
    • Data Service Platform
    • Software Engineering
    • Conversational Assistant
    • Data Analytics
    • New Quantum Dot
    • Near-infrared Sensor Materials
    • New Type Light Emitting Material
    • Hybrid System of Energy Harvesting and Battery
    • Ultra Compact Power Conversion Platform
    • 3D battery
    • Microbial Conversion Materials
    • Material Simulation
    • Functional Oxide
    • High Permittivity MLCC Dielectric Material with Low Dielectric Constant Change
    • Components and Materials for 5G
    • Material Informatics & Deep Learning
    • Intellectual-property terms in the research agreement will need to be reviewed and possibly negotiated by Technology Transfer Office and Office of Sponsored Projects

The Marconi SocietyPaul Baran Young Scholar Award

  • Deadline: June 30, 2018 for nominations
  • For young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional research and entrepreneurial capabilities and show the potential to create significant advances in telecommunications and the Internet.

American Chemical SocietyLocal Section Innovative Project Grant Program

  • Up to $3,500
  • Annual deadlines: June 30 and January 15
  • For local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section

American Physical SocietyGSOFT Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research

  • $5,000 plus travel expenses to annual meeting
  • Deadline: July 1, 2018
  • For outstanding and sustained contributions by a young researcher to the field of Soft Matter

Tech Briefs Media GroupCreate the Future Design Contest

  • $20,000
  • Deadline: July 2, 2018
  • For engineering innovation in these categories:
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive/Transportation
    • Consumer Products
    • Electronics/Sensors/IoT
    • Machinery/Automation/Robotics
    • Medical
    • Sustainable Technologies

The Marconi SocietyMarconi Prize

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2018 for nominations
  • For individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of communications for the benefit of mankind through scientific or technological discoveries. Recipients of the Marconi Prize are designated Marconi Fellows and are expected to pursue further creative work that will add to the understanding and development of communications technology.

Materials Research SocietyAwards

  • $5,000 (multiple awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: August 1 and April 1
  • To acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research: whose work has already had a major impact in the field; who have defined the frontiers of the field; who are outstanding exponents of their science; and young researchers whose work already leads to great expectations for future leadership
  • Awards on this deadline:
    • David Turnbull Lectureship: to recognize the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research
    • The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science: for significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher in early stages of his/her career
    • Materials Theory Award: for exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials
    • MRS Medal: for an exceptional achievement in materials research in the past ten years
    • MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy
    • MRS Postdoctoral Awards: for postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise
    • Von Hippel Award: for brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines

Engineering Information FoundationGrant Programs

  • Up to $25,000
  • Annual deadlines: August 31 and February 28
  • For developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research in these fields:
    • the availability and use of published information
    • women in engineering
    • information access in developing countries

VentureWellE-Team Program

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: October 3, 2018
  • For a multidisciplinary group of students and faculty to bring an engineered, physical invention to market

American Chemical Society — WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

  • Annual deadlines: September 1 and March 1
  • For undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research

Cisco Research Center — Insider Threat

  • For innovative approaches to both predicting as well as detecting situations in which the theft of sensitive data, threats to the integrity of data, or the attempt to compromise internal resources is taking place by insiders

Comcast — Innovation Fund

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Broad topics of interest (see web site for more specifics):
    • Networking / Distribution
    • Measurement / Data Analysis
    • Input / User Interface
    • Open Source Development
    • Security / Privacy
    • New Services

Unilever — Open Innovation

  • No funding for submissions in the initial stages. However, Unilever may pursue contracts for product supply, license, joint venture, technology acquisition, and patent acquisition.
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For technical challenges in consumer-products manufacturing and packaging. Current areas of interest:
    • Ingredients or technology for prevention of oil oxidation
    • Packaging improvements in: the connection between consumer and product (how-to-guides, recipes, reviews, gamification); potential health benefits (freshness indicator, cooking aid); or the safety of the product (authentication, tamper evidence, anti-theft)
    • More for less: new technologies and materials that can be incorporated into products to deliver the same or better functionality while using radically less material
    • Superior functionality: improved attraction to consumers through novel materials, shapes and decorations; improved performance of the product and its container, including seals, easy open and dispensing technology and protection against damaging conditions (heat, light etc.)
    • New and novel freezing and cooling technologies
    • Process for superficial surface modification of non-uniform flat shapes: indentations, intrusions, perforations, scoring, bruising, or microporations
    • Process for shape transformation of tea leaves: e.g., needles, circles, balls, spirals
  • Caution: do not disclose any information that jeopardizes your rights to file patents

Toyota USA Foundation — STEM grants

  • minimum of $50,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Simons Foundation — Targeted Grants in Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • No fixed amount
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please contact CFR (Kate Norton) if interested in applying.

Cisco Research Center — Research and Academic Programs

  • Company solicits research proposals relevant to its core business of improving the Internet, as well as related technologies that leverage the power of the network to change the world. Recent requests for proposals include:
    • Secure and Private Internet of Things (IoT)
    • 5G Vision: Enhanced Wireless with Combined Access plus A'cess Agnostic Core Legal Implications for IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Systems
    • Software Defined Networks / P4
    • Social Science: Career/Life Paths of Women in Engineering, Computer Science, and Data Science/Applied Mathematics
    • Security Assurance for Agile, Continuous Deployment and DevOps
    • Robust and Transparent Cryptography

 Comcast — Research Grants

  • Up to $150,000
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Broad areas of interest include:
    • Networking and distribution
    • Measurement and data analysis
    • Input and user interface
    • Open-source development
    • Security and privacy
    • New services
    • See web site for additional details

  Chemical Heritage Foundation — Library Travel Grants

  • $750 per week for up to two weeks
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For travel and accommodation to use the primary research materials in the Foundation's Othmer Library of Chemical History

American Physical Society — International Research Travel Award Program

  • Up to $2,000
  • For international research collaborations between physicists in developed and developing countries

  

Biological Sciences, Medicine & Engineering 

Geisel and D-H applicants please contact Kathleen Bryar for proposal assistance

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — various

The Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative — Immunotherapy For Primary Human Brain Tumors

  • $750,000 over three years
  • Deadline: May 11, 2018 for pre-proposals
  • For research on the role of the neuro-immune system in the origin and progression of the immune responses in primary human brain tumors

Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research — Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

  • Up to $150,000 (five awards will be made)
  • Deadline: May 14, 2018
  • For digital solutions that aim to help stop the spread of fall armyworm in Africa.

Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research — Swine Health, Well-being and Productivity

  • Up to $2,000,000
  • Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • For a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being with the end goal of improving pig survival during all stages of production

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation — pediatric oncology grants

Pfizer — Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Foundation for Physical Therapyvarious grant programs

  • $40,000–$100,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
    • Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant
    • Paris Patla Musculoskeletal Grant
  • Deadline: August 2, 2018
    • Acute Care Research Grant
    • Foundation Research Grant
    • Geriatric Research Grant
    • Health Services Research Pipeline Grant
    • Orthopaedic Research Grant
    • Pediatric Research Grant
  • For physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and to develop the next generation of researchers

Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of AgingPilot Project Awards

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • For junior investigators developing R01 applications and senior investigators developing new applications to the NIH in the Biology of Aging. Projects should utilize one or more of the Center's four Cores:
    • Multiplexing Protein Quantification Core
    • Targeted DNA Methylation & Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy Core
    • Integrative Redox Biology Core
    • Discovery Bioinformatics Core
  • Applications from outside University of Oklahoma strongly encouraged.

Elsa U. Pardee FoundationGrants

  • Up to $211,000
  • Annual deadlines: August 31; December 31; April 30
  • For research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationResearch Grants

  • $250,000 over two years, plus 18 percent for indirects
  • Deadlines:
    • May 7, 2018
    • December 3, 2018
  • For basic science research at the subcellular, cellular, animal or patient levels. Priority for studies of the mechanisms behind disease pathophysiology and strategies to prevent or treat cystic fibrosis.

Brain Tumor Funders' CollaborativeImmunotherapy For Primary Human Brain Tumors

  • Up to $750,000 over three years
  • Deadline: May 11, 2019
  • For research on the role of the neuro-immune system in the origin and progression of the immune responses in primary human brain tumors

PfizerTransthyretin Amyloidosis Competitive Research Grant Awards for Junior Investigators

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: May 14, 2018
  • For epidemiology, basic science and early diagnosis and treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis

The Gerber FoundationResearch Grants

  • Up to $350,000 over three years (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: May 15 and November 15 for concept papers
  • Primary focus is applied research focused on health and nutritional issues affecting infants and young children. Solutions to common every-day issues and problems. Particular interest in meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases, with broad applicability to the general population.

BioGenMedical Education

  • Annual deadlines: May 15, August 15, November 1, February 15
  • For institutions to support independent medical educational activities for healthcare professionals and researchers. Disease and focus areas include, but are not limited to: Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, biosimilars, chemistry, drug development, fibrosis, lupus, lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, myotonic dystrophy, neuropathic pain, ophthalmology, Parkinson's disease, pharmacology, Sjogren's syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy, stroke, trigeminal neuralgia, and other neurological disease areas.

Brain Aneurysm FoundationResearch Grant

  • $45,000
  • Deadline: May 18, 20178
  • For basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms, as well as projects that are translational, clinical/outcome, early detection, imaging, and SAH/SAH complications focused. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific, translational, and clinical brain aneurysm research will be considered.

PfizerGene Therapy for Hemophilia Research Awards Program

  • Up to $250,000 over two years (2–3 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Research in pathogenesis, complications, management, and clinical outcomes of gene therapy for Hemophilia B

Antarctic Wildlife Research FundSustainable krill fishery

  • Up to $200,000 possible; $100,000 limit more likely
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • For research and monitoring work that builds towards a new management approach for the krill fishery. Proposals should support the work of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

Franklin InstituteBower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

  • $250,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • For significant contributions to the understanding or development of genome editing and/or its applications. Self-nominations allowed.

Endowment for HealthOpportunity Grants

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadlines: June 2018
  • For projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire's people.

American Floral EndowmentResearch Grants

  • Grants in the last round ranged from $20,000 to $45,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018 for pre-proposals
  • To address scientific challenges posed by disease, pests and other environmental issues involving floricultural crops (bedding plants, fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens, flowering potted plants and foliage plants). Research priorities:
    • Botrytis Control and Management
    • Thrips Control and Management
    • Postharvest Technology
    • Production Technology
    • Advanced Breeding Technology, including CRISPR

The Gerber FoundationResearch Grants

  • Up to $350,000 over three years (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: June 1 and December 1 for concept papers
  • Primary focus is applied research focused on health and nutritional issues affecting infants and young children. Solutions to common every-day issues and problems. Particular interest in meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases, with broad applicability to the general population.

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationEvidence for Action: Making Health a Shared Value

  • No specified grant amount
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • For research on how mindsets and expectations, sense of community, and civic engagement can be changed through intervention at the individual or population levels to result in better health, well-being and equity outcomes. Preference for focus on disadvantaged children and families.

The Mark Foundation for Cancer ResearchEmerging Leader Awards

  • $750,000 over three years
  • Deadline: June 4, 2018 for letters of intent
  • For early-career investigators conducting high-risk, high-impact cancer research. Must be within 3–8 years from start of independent research appointment and have demonstrated ability to obtain independent funding (e.g., NIH/R01, NSF/CAREER, or equivalent multi-year awards).

Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationInnovation Award

  • $300,000 over two years, with the opportunity for two additional years
  • Deadline: July 6, 2018
  • For "high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. For early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding.

National Institute for Health Care Management FoundationHealth Care Research Award

  • $10,000
  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • For outstanding published work from researchers furthering innovation in health care financing, delivery and organization or the implementation of health care policy

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationPolicies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

  • Up to $350,000 over two years
  • Deadline: June 7, 2018
  • For learning how national, state or local policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities; as well as what enabling factors promote the adoption and spread of good policies

Vilcek FoundationVilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

  • $50,000 (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 11, 2018
  • For young, immigrant faculty who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. Must have been born after 1979, outside the United States.

Intuitive SurgicalClinical Research Grants for Robotic-assisted Surgery

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: June 11, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For clinical research in the field of robotic-assisted surgery. Important clinical questions or clinically relevant technology development. Applicants may apply for grant funding up to $20,000 plus a 12 month loan of a Surgeon Console and Skills Simulator.

EppendorfEppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

  • $25,000
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • For promising neurobiologists age 35 years or younger

The Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationEnding the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development

  • Up to $2,000,000
  • Deadline: June 22, 2018
  • For affordable, effective vaccines that are suitable for delivery through existing immunization programs in-country, which has implications for product presentation and stability as well as for dosing route and schedule. The vaccines need to be broadly protective across Influenza A and B strains for a minimum of three to five years. Technologies will need to be scalable to meet worldwide demand.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundationvarious

  • Deadline: June 26, 2018
  • Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards
    • For M.D./M.D.-Ph.D. clinical researchers within five years of their first faculty-level appointment. Non-M.D. candidates considered if their work is likely to contribute significantly to a clinical outcome.
  • Career Development Awards
    • For researchers within three years of their first faculty-level appointment
  • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • For qualified and promising health scientists to receive full-time research training, and to assist them in transitioning from a fellowship to an independent (faculty-level) position

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation FundGrants

  • $25,000
  • Deadlines:
    • June 30, 2018
    • October 31, 2018
  • For individual species conservation initiatives; to recognize leaders in the field; and to elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. All plant, animal and fungi species are eligible.

University of Alabama-Birmingham/Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of AgingPilot Grants

  • Usually under $10,000 (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • July 1, 2018
    • October 1, 2018
  • For any area of research related to the comparative biology and/or energetics of aging. For new investigators and established investigators in other research areas who wish to branch out into comparative biology and/or energetics of aging research. Basic Alzheimer's disease studies are eligible if they contain a clear aging and/or energetics focus. Applicants must utilize the Research Core Services of the UAB Center:
    • Comparative Organismal Energetics
    • Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment
    • Comparative Data Analytics

The Medical FoundationClinical, Health Services and Policy Research

  • $90,000 over two years
  • Deadline: July 3, 2018
  • To support mentored clinical investigators in the early stages of their research careers across a wide range of disciplines, including both patient-oriented clinical research and translational laboratory research

National Geographic SocietyEarly Career Grants

  • Up to $10,000; usually less than $5,000
  • 2018 deadlines: July 10; October
  • Broad areas of interest:
    • The Human Journey (origins and development; landscape modification and adaptation; evolution of cultures and societies; cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity)
    • Wildlife and Wild Places (discovery and identification of species and ecosystems; mitigation of threats; understanding biological diversity, including behavior, life history, evolution, ecology, and habitat requirements)
    • Our Changing Planet (reduce negative impacts on ecosystems, Earth processes, and human societies)
  • Projects must be focused in one of these areas:
    • conservation
    • education
    • research
    • storytelling
    • technology
  • Eligibility: no advanced degree; or advanced degree with no project-lead experience

AmerisourceBergenOpioid Resource Grant Program

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: July 13, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For the safe disposal of opioids, and education to prevent abuse. Not for treatment/recovery programs or treatment-related research.

Association of Field OrnithologistsPamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award

  • Up to $10,000
  • Annual deadline: July 15
  • For amateur or professional ornithologists of any nationality. Preference to applicants with previous experience with their proposed region and species. Applicants and/or their primary research supervisor must be members of the Association of Field Ornithologists prior to the application deadline.

The Leakey FoundationResearch Grants

  • Up to $25,000
  • Annual deadlines: July 15 and January 10
  • For advanced doctoral students and established scientists conducting research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Priority to exploratory phases of promising new research projects.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance — Grants

Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationProject Concepts (Strategic Research Agreement)

  • Deadline: August 1, 2018 for letters of intent
  • For single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research

American Philosophical SocietyDaland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

  •  $80,000 over two years
  • Annual deadline: September 15
  • For research in clinical medicine, including: internal medicine; neurology; pediatrics; psychiatry; and surgery. Emphasis on patient-oriented research.
  • Eligibility: M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. less than eight years.

Scleroderma FoundationResearch Grants

  • Annual deadline: September 15
  • Three grant programs:
    • New Investigator Grant ($150,000 over three years)
    • Established Investigator Grant ($150,000 over two years)
    • Collaborative Research Grant ($500,000 over two years)
  • Appropriate research areas may include but are not limited to the following as they relate to scleroderma:vascular manifestations; studies of animal models; therapeutic modalities; mechanisms of end organ damage; immunologic studies; endothelial cell biology; fibroblast biology; models and markers of gender and genetic factors; cell signaling; epidemiology studies; matrix biology; stem cell biology; health services research (e.g., quality of life, health care delivery); study of clinical manifestation

Thrasher Research FundEarly Career Awards

  • Up to $25,000 over two years (up to 15 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 18, 2018 for concept papers: 
  • For new researchers in pediatrics

American Epilepsy Society — Seed Grant Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: September 22, 2018
  • For established investigators to pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research, bring new research methods to their research programs, or begin new collaborations with other investigators in epilepsy or in different, complementary disciplines

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation — Wildlife Science

  • Annual deadlines: September 30 and March 31
  • Wildlife conservation efforts that fill critical knowledge gaps through applied research or habitat restoration that support native wildlife, primarily in South Texas.

Whitehall Foundation — Research Grants, Grants-in-Aid
Limit of one application every 12 months per investigator

  • Up to $225,000 over three years for Research Grants
  • Up to $30,000 for Grants-in-Aid
  • Annual deadlines: October 1; January 15; April 15
  • For dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or specialized foundations. Investigators with substantial existing or potential support ineligible. Research grants are for established scientists of all ages. Grants-in-Aid are for assistant professors who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists.

American Cancer Society — The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

  • $200,000 for one year; up to $1 million for multi-year projects
  • Annual deadlines: October 15 and April 1
  • For research on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

American Cancer Society — Mentored Research Scholar Grant

  • Up to $729,000 over five years
  • Deadlines: October 15 and April 1
  • For mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers.

Gilead — Grant Programs

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For innovative, high-impact projects in these therapeutic areas:
    • HIV/AIDS
    • liver diseases
    • hematology and oncology
    • inflammatory and respiratory diseases
    • cardiovascular conditions
  • Eligible activities include patient community support; scientific conferences, lecture series and symposia; continuing medical education

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)— Research-Related Conference Support for Planning of Individual Participant-Level Data Meta-Analysis

  • Up to $50,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Support for the initial convening and collaboration of investigators with relevant trial data from multiple studies to evaluate the feasibility of—and develop plans with the ultimate aim of—conducting a high-quality, rigorous individual participant-level data meta-analysis in a clinical area of demonstrated need and value

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For the support of scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the foundation's mission

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative — Explorer Awards

  • $80,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders

Thrasher Research Fund — E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards

  • $320,000 (median)
  • Applications may be submitted at any time
  • For medical research to improve children's health, with an emphasis on​ projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years

Pfizer — Investigator-Initiated Research

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For pre-clinical and early clinical development activities that advance medical and scientific knowledge about Pfizer's therapies and generate promising medical interventions. Open to researchers conducting their own research. Can collaborate with Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation laboratories and academic medical centers to develop preclinical programs. Eligible projects:
    • Clinical studies of approved and unapproved uses, involving approved or unapproved Pfizer therapies
    • Observational studies, such as epidemiology studies and certain outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease
    • Other types of independent research on disease states, including novel diagnostic screening tools and surveys where Pfizer has no direct commercial interest
    • In vitro or animal studies that include funding

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT — Neurotechnology (MINT) program

  • Up to $100,000
  • For collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers from other disciplines within and beyond MIT, with a view to developing new platform technologies for brain research. MINT provides seed funding for collaborative projects that seek to develop new tools and technology platforms for neuroscience research. Projects must involve collaboration with a McGovern investigator (including associate investigators). 

Bay Area Lyme Foundation — Grants

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For research and development of novel diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease. No previous experience needed.

Rising Tide Foundation — Cancer Research

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For truly innovative, unique, patient-centered research that has the potential to positively impact the lives of cancer patients at the earliest opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Supports scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops. This program does support individual conference attendance.

Merck — Investigator Studies Program

  • 2017 areas of interest include anesthesia, perioperative care, contraception and fertility. See web site for specific areas of interest and deadlines.

Merck — Innovation Network

  • No deadline specified
  • Active calls for proposals:
  • Genetics to identify new drug targets
  • Genetics to explore new disease pathways

Charles A. Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Program

  • Up to $300,000
  • Most proposals are by invitation, but unsolicited preliminary proposals may be submitted at any time.
  • For translational researchers to test promising therapies, from animal model research, in a small number of patients with devastating, currently untreatable, brain diseases. Also supported are studies to develop ethical guidelines for clinical brain research, and prognostic data based on treatment outcomes in patients with severe brain injuries or disorders. The program also occasionally considers studies of complex cognitive processes, such as creativity.

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — Conference Awards

  • Up to $15,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For gatherings of experts working on unsolved clinical or basic science problems relevant to Parkinson's disease

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to type 1 diabetes

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action

  • No specified funding range. Indirect costs allowed. Grants can be for up to three years.
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. Particular interest in the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Pioneering Ideas

  • Brief proposals accepted on a rolling basis
  • For new and unconventional perspectives and approaches to building a Culture of Health

Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Grants

  • $300,000 over three years
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For clinical researchers with a faculty appointment

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation — ADDF/NIH

  •  Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF's current funding priorities.

Focused Ultrasound Foundation — Richard Merkin Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound

  • For mid-career or senior scientists or clinicians to work with the technical and scientific team at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia for a period of approximately 12 months.
  • Contact foundation for further details.

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary

Retirement Research Foundation Responsive Grants

  • Up to $175,000
  • Annual deadlines for optional letter of inquiry (for feedback):
    • June 15
    • December 1
    • March 15
  • Application deadlines:
    • August 1
    • February 1
    • May 1
  • For projects that have a significant focus on adults ages 65 and over, in the following areas:
    • Advocacy. Achieving enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans
    • Direct Service. Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports
    • Professional Education and Training. Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults
    • Research. Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

National Center for Responsible GamingGrants

  • Deadlines:
    • June 1, 2018 (Large Grants) for letter of intent
    • August 1, 2018 (Seed) for applications
  • For the study of gambling disorders. Applications welcomed from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroeconomics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines.
    • Large Grants ($150,000 over two years plus 15 percent indirect)
    • Seed Grants ($30,000 for one year plus 15 percent)
    • Travel Grants ($1,500) accepted on a rolling basis

The cogito foundationInterdisciplinary research

  • Annual deadlines: October 1 and May 1
  • Two areas of focus:
    • Interdisciplinary research projects (e.g., investigators from both the natural sciences and the humanities or social sciences) on how the gap between the cultures came to be about, what caused it and how it developed
    • Projects that aim to increase the understanding of scientific thinking and how scientific knowledge is gained in the public at large (the process of the scientific method rather than distribution of research results)
  • These types of grants are awarded:
    • Research Grants
    • Postdoc Scholarships
    • Fellowships
    • Congresses
    • Public Understanding of Science

Environmental Research & Education FoundationGrants

  • Up to $500,000; $160,000 average
  • Annual deadlines: June 1 and January 6 for pre-proposals
  • Topics must relate to sustainable solid-waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
    • Waste minimization
    • Recycling
    • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products, including waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, composting, other thermal or biological conversion technologies
    • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
    • Landfilling
  • Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis-driven applied research, also include:
    • Economic or cost/benefit analyses
    • Feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies
    • Life-cycle analysis or inventory
    • Analyses of policies that relate to the above

Water Environment & Reuse FoundationPaul L. Busch Award

  • $100,000
  • Annual deadline: June 1
  • For innovative research in the field of water quality and the water environment, with a special focus on those who show promise and make significant contributions in bridging research and its practical application

The Audacious Projectpitch opportunity

  • Finalists will present at the 2019 TED Conference, and to groups of donors (five awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 10, 2018 for short application
  • For "world-changing" projects that have already demonstrated impact and could be scaled up

Templeton World Charity FoundationGlobal Innovations for Character Development

  • $234,000 (ten awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Seeking scientific innovations to develop and evaluate novel approaches to fostering character strengths, and contextually appropriate scales for measuring the same. Proposals must demonstrate a clear path to demonstrable changes in knowledge, awareness and the practice of character strengths; and must include a rigorous evaluation methodology. An award of up to $1 million is also offered to scale up a character-development innovation that has a peer-reviewed evidence base, and is ready to for widespread implementation.

Mitsubishi Electric America FoundationYouth/veterans with disabilities

  • Up to $75,000 per year, for up to three years
  • Annual deadline: June 15
  • For innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics. Will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities.

Bank of America FoundationEconomic mobility by addressing community development needs

  • Deadline: June 29, 2018
  • Building Vibrant Communities
    • economic development efforts
    • local and regional revitalization initiatives that engage community stakeholders in the economic growth of the communities. (e.g. transit-oriented development and neighborhood preservation)
    • community arts and cultural institutions
    • preservation, creation or restoration of open/green/parks space
  • Expanding Access to Housing Opportunities
    • preserve and increase access to a mix of affordable housing options
    • connect individuals and families with tools, resources, to achieve their financial goals
    • housing for vulnerable populations (e.g. low and moderate income, homeless, elderly, formerly incarcerated)
    • pathways to stable housing or homeownership through financial stability efforts such as homebuyer education, budgeting, savings, credit and credit repair including foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation
    • affordable-housing programs for energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, solar and other green building efforts

Rita Allen FoundationUnsolicited proposals

  • Annual deadlines: June 30 and January 15
  • Unsolicited letters of inquiry are accepted twice a year. The areas of interest are:
    • Investing in young leaders in science and social innovation
    • Promoting civic literacy and engagement

National Geographic SocietyRequests for Proposals

  • Up to $150,000 over two years
  • 2018 deadlines: July 10; October
  • Current topics:
    • Documenting Human Migrations
    • Species Recovery
    • Big Cats Conservation
    • Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution
    • Making the Case for Nature
    • Participartory Science

FacebookGlobal Literacy & Accessibility Challenge

  • Up to $30,000 (four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: July 25, 2018 for two-page proposal
  • For innovative and compelling research that has the potential to significantly deepen the scientific understanding on literacy issues and lower the socio-technological barriers for people with limited literacy skills. Areas of interest include:
    • Novel, scalable methods on assessing individual or population literacy levels
    • Understanding the experiences and challenges associated with literacy issues, e.g., learning disabilities or barriers due to English as a second language
    • Understanding the social, structural, and technology issues that prevent people from improving literacy skills
    • Understanding the impact of literacy skills on individuals and society
    • Digital, social technologies used to improve literacy level, especially, closing the gender gap in literacy rate
    • Design and development of technologies to elevate the literacy barrier, preferably with a focus on social and AI technologies

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationSofja Kovalevskaja Award

  • Up to $2,000,000 (up to six awards will be made)
  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • For top-rank junior researchers (doctorate within last six years) to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of their own choice at a research institution of their own choice in Germany. All disciplines.

American Association for the Advancement of Science — Public Engagement Awards

  • $5,000
  • Deadline: August 2, 2018 for both awards
  • Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
    • For individual scientist or engineer actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences and medicine). Must have completed terminal degree within seven years of the deadline.
  • Award for Public Engagement with Science
    • For scientists and engineers (who are not early career) who make outstanding contributions to the popularization of science

John Templeton FoundationTempleton Prize

  • ~$1,550,000
  • Deadline: August 7, 2018
  • For exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Past awardees include scientists, philosophers, theologians, members of the clergy, philanthropists, writers, and reformers; for work including social-spiritual movements, human sciences scholarship, and research about the fundamental questions of existence, purpose and the origins of the universe.

Institute of Museum and Library SciencesNational Leadership Grants for Libraries

  • Sparks Grants ($25,000); Planning Grants ($50,000); National Forum Grants ($100,000); Project and Research Grants (up to $2,000,000)
  • Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • For projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

John Templeton FoundationGrants

  • Up to $234,000 for small grants program' large grants programs above that
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018 for online funding inquiry
  • The foundation's aim is to support and disseminate research on "the basic forces, concepts, and realities governing the universe and humankind's place in the universe." Its is interested in the intersection of scientific notions (e.g., complexity, emergence, evolution, infinity, and time) and moral and spiritual concepts (e.g., altruism, creativity, free will, generosity, gratitude, intellect, love, prayer, and purpose). There are five core grant programs:
    • Science and the Big Questions
    • Character Virtue Development
    • Individual Freedom and Free Markets
    • Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius (in mathematics and science)
    • Genetics

Eppley Foundation for ResearchChemistry/physics/biology

  • Annual deadlines: September 15 and March 15
  • For novel, even risk-taking, projects aimed at "increasing knowledge in pure or applied science...in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication." No social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely for diseases with other funding. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad.

Misk Foundation/Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMisk Grand Challenges

  • $100,000 (100 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: November 2018 
  • Global citizenship: testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
    • No poverty
    • Zero hunger
    • Good health and well-being
    • Quality education
    • Gender equality
    • Clean water and sanitation
  • Education: ideas that transform teaching or school leadership
    • Reinventing the recruitment process
    • Transforming training and professional development
    • Improving resources that support high-quality learning
    • New forms of management
    • Any other improvement in the performance of teachers and school leaders in line with competency-based curriculum

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation — Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Annual deadlines: November 1 and April 1
  • Major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities in the United States and/or Canada

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

  • $48,000 (up to 20 awards will be made)
  • Nominations accepted on a rolling basis
  • For research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Must be nominated by a German academic. Must have received doctoral degree within the past 18 years. Nominees may be from any discipline. Priority for female researchers.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

  • $3,370 per month for up to 12 months (Up to 500 awards will be made)
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Should be submitted 4–7 months ahead of prospective acceptance date.
  • For 6–12 months of research conducted in Germany (can be divided into as many as three stays within three years). Must have completed doctorate in the past 12 years; have own research profile; and be at least assistant professor or junior research group leader, or have a record of several years of independent academic work. All disciplines eligible.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Humboldt Research Award

  • $64,000 (Up to 100 awards will be made)
  • Online applications accepted on a rolling basis. Review takes six months. Decisions made in spring and fall.
  • For internationally renowned academics to conduct 6–12 months of research in Germany (can be divided into blocks). All disciplines eligible. Priority for female researchers.

Surdna Foundation — Sustainable Environments

  • No fixed amount
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For "next generation infrastructure" to improve transit systems and development patterns, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focuses on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs. Seeking solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic and social consequences.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

  • No fixed amount; $4.2 million remains to be awarded by July 2017 (largest grant to date: $500,000)
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. Particular interest in the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Russell Sage Foundation — Small Grants in Behavioral Economics

  • $7,500 lifetime limit
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Supports high-quality research in behavioral economics and encourages young investigators (Ph.D. students and recent graduates) to enter this developing field. All disciplines eligible. Projects must address improving social and living conditions in the United States.

Tyson Foods — Tyson New Ventures

  • $150 million venture capital fund announced December 2016
  • To collaborate with promising food entrepreneurs who are pioneering new products and technology that are making meaningful changes and improvement to food systems. Areas of interest:
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    • Great-tasting alternative proteins
    • Profitable business models to eliminate food loss and insecurity
    • "Internet of food" technologies that leverage big data, drones, robotics or even consumer information platforms to empower consumers and drive more efficient resource application and performance throughout the food chain

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Science for Peace and Security Program

  • Funding for multi-year research projects, workshops, and training courses that address these priorities:
    • Counter-Terrorism
    • Energy Security
    • Cyber Defence
    • Defence against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents
    • Environmental Security
    • Security-related Advanced Technology
    • Border and Port Security
  • Requires project directors from a NATO member country and a NATO partner country

Library of Congress — Teaching With Primary Sources Regional Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis. First step is submitting notice of intent. Full proposals by invitation.
  • To incorporate Teaching With Primary Sources materials and methods into curriculum and professional-development programs. Eligibility includes faculty, librarians, media specialists, and museums.  

Walmart Foundation — National Giving Program

  • Starting at $250,000
  • Letters of inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
  • For organizations working across one or more states to address social issues strongly aligned with Walmart's focus areas of Opportunity, Sustainability and Community. Awards often include re-grants to implement programs in local communities.

  

Graduate/Postdoctoral

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationPostdoctoral Research Fellowship Award - Spring Cycle

  • Up to $124,000 over two years
  • Deadline: May 7, 2018

Open Society FoundationsCivil Society Leadership Awards

  • Full scholarships for master's degree study
  • Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • For individuals who demonstrate academic and professional excellence, and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.
  • Eligibility: Dartmouth students in the Master of Health Care Delivery Science or Master of Science in Health Policy and Clinical Practice programs, who are citizens of these countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan. Must be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2019 and start the degree program in August or September 2019.

Society for NeuroscienceNeuroscience Scholars Program

  • Deadline: May 23, 2018
  • Training and professional development for underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Eligibility includes individuals with disabilities.

Simons FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

  • $261,000 over three years (five awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • For research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. Particular interest in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development. Must have received Ph.D. within three years of start date.

Foundation for Food and Agricultural ResearchProfessional Development Fellowship

  • $10,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Professional development activities valued at $10,000, provided by FFAR and the student's matched industry sponsor. Applicants should have already been accepted by their preferred university, have a research area or specific project to be conducted under the direction of their university advisor, and be funded either by their university or a grant.

The James S. McDonnell Foundation21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems

  • $200,000 over 2–3 years (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • For scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems

American Physical SocietyTravel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

  • $500
  • Annual deadlines: June 20; September 20; December 20; March 20
  • For graduate students who are members of America Physical Society and Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowships

  • Deadline: June 26, 2018
  • For promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field. Requires sponsor who can provide a conducive training environment conducive.

Helen Hay Whitney FoundationBiomedical Research Fellowship

  • $175,500 over three years
  • Deadline: July 2, 2018
  • For biological or medical researchers who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience as of the deadline, and who have received a Ph.D. (or D.Phil. or equivalent) no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline. One application per laboratory.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundationvarious

  • Up to $3 million
  • Deadlines for letters of intent:
    • July 13, 2018
    • October 12, 2018
  • Programs on these deadlines:
    • Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
    • Biomarkers Development
    • Prevention Beyond the Pipeline
    • Drug Discovery
  • Programs with applications accepted on a rolling basis:
    • ADDF/NIH Funding (scored but not funded)
    • Conference Funding

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationProfessorships

  • Up to $6 million over five years for experimental disciplines; $4 million for theoretical disciplines
  • Annual deadlines: October 15 and April 15 and
  • For research in Germany by academics of all disciplines from abroad who are internationally recognized as leaders in their field, and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany's sustained international competitiveness as a research location. Must be nominated by a German university.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation — Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program

  • Up to $5,000
  • Annual deadlines: November 1 and April 1
  • For dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

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