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LIMITED APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation — Faculty Scholars Program
Geisel dean may nominate one candidate

  • Up to $200,000 over two years (five awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • December 14, 2017 for informational webinar
    • January 5, 2018 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • February 14, 2018 for external application
  • For innovative medical-school faculty. Must have 5+ years as faculty.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — Moore Inventor Fellows
Dartmouth may nominate two candidates

  • $825,000 over three years (five awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • January 3, 2018 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • February 12, 2018 for nominations
    • March 5, 2018 for external applications
  • To support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work on an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. Invention should advance scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. Solicited fields include, but are not limited to, environmental science and conservation, oceanography, biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, neuroscience, public health and gerontology.
  • Eligibility: no more than 10 years past the terminal degree
  • Internal applications: CV plus a two-paragraph application. One paragraph should describe the invention clearly and without jargon; outline the problem it seeks to address; and present its potential impact. A second paragraph should describe the importance to science, environmental conservation or patient care and experience and metrics for evaluating progress.

VentureWell — BMEidea competition
Dartmouth may submit three entries, with no more than one from any single department

  • Up to $10,000 cash plus further development support
  • Deadlines:
    • January 16, 2018 for internal submission of materials (see below) to Jamie Coughlin at DEN (jamie.coughlin@dartmouth.edu)
    • April 4, 2018 for external submissions
  • For teams of graduate and/or undergraduate students that have developed a device, product, or technology to solve a clinical biomedical problem. Multidisciplinary teams encouraged, but each must include at least one engineering student. Entries require sponsorship by the faculty advisor for the project and the advisor's department chair. VentureWell takes no financial or ownership interest in submitted projects.
  • To submit, send a letter of support from a faculty advisor, along with a 1-2 page description of the proposed project to Jamie Coughlin by 1/16.

 

Arts & Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts — NEA Big Read

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • Competition to administer a regional community reading program. The administrative organization selects a book from the available titles for the entire community to read and celebrate over a 4–6 week time period; presents a series of public events about the featured book, such as book group discussions, readings, and media and arts programs; promotes participation in the program; and reports on the type and number of participants at events.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Conference Grants

  • Annual deadlines: November 30, February 28, May 31, August 31
  • 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

The Getty Foundation — Keeping It Modern

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • Planning and implementation grants to support the conservation of modern architecture

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation — USArtists International

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadlines: December 1, 2017; April 5, 2018; September 2018
  • For performances at important international cultural festivals and arts marketplaces by U.S. solo artists and ensembles from all performing arts disciplines

American Philosophical Society — Franklin Research Grants

  • Up to $6,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • For research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Program includes fellowships specifically for library and archival research in London, and for research at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation — MMUF Dissertation Grants

  • $20,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For graduate students who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, to spend a year finishing the writing of the dissertation. Eligible fields:
    • Anthropology and Archaeology
    • Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies
    • Art History
    • Classics
    • Geography and Population Studies
    • English
    • Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
    • Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
    • History
    • Linguistics
    • Literature
    • Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
    • Philosophy and Political Theory
    • Religion and Theology
    • Sociology
    • Theater (theoretical focus)

National Endowment for the Humanities — Collaborative Research Grants

  • Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. Interdisciplinary work encouraged, both within the humanities and beyond. Partnerships with the natural and social sciences be firmly rooted in the humanities and employ humanistic methods.
  • Grant programs:
    • Convening grants (one year) for fund conferences and working group meetings
    • Publication grants (one to three years) to support the project toward completion of its publication goals
    • Archaeology grants (one to three years) support projects that lead to publication

DeVos Institute of Arts Management — Fellowship in Arts Management Strategy

  • Deadline: December 15, 2017 for letter of intent
  • One-month summer fellowship in Washington, D.C., over three years: 2018–2020
  • Eligibility: minimum five years in administrative capacity in arts or cultural organization; current executive director or major department head

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design — Windgate Museum Internships

  • $5,000 (four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For museums and galleries to hire an intern of their choosing, preferably an undergraduate or graduate student, to work under the direction of a curator or director in decorative arts, contemporary craft, or related exhibitions and programs

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation — Venetian Research Program

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.

The Griffin Trust — The Griffin Poetry Prize 

  • $50,000 each in two contests: Canada and International
  • Annual deadlines:
    • December 31 for works published July–December
    • June 30 for works published January–June
  • 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: December 31 and June 30
  • For female creative business owners in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts

ASCAP Foundation — Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

  • unspecified monetary prize
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • For talented jazz composers under the age of 30

Yale Center for British Art — Visiting Scholar Awards

  • Deadline: January 8, 2018
  • For scholars and pre-doctoral students working in any discipline related to British art, including history, history of art, literature, and other fields

The Americana Foundation — Grants

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

American Council of Learned Societies — ACLS Digital Extension Grants

  • Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • For digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. To advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects and extending their reach to new communities of users.

American Council of Learned Societies — The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

  • $300,000
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018 
  • Professorship in Buddhist studies

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation — Travel Grants

  • $5,800 on average, but some have been in the 10,000-$13,000 range (35 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • To study abroad or at another location in the United States. Requires recommendation letter from Dean of Faculty or department chair. Restricted to New England universities. Award rate last year was just under 50 percent.
  • Contact Corporate and Foundation Relations for a copy of the guidelines.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Conservation Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: January 15; April 1; October 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.

Terra Foundation — Summer Residency in Givenchy, France

  • Up to $6,500 plus lodging and meals
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For scholars of American art

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange — Conference & Seminar Grants, Publication Subsidies

  • Annual deadline: January 15 (application period opens December 1)
  • For research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well international cooperation and exchange.

Louisville Institute — First Book Grant for Minority Scholars

  • Up to $40,000
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to enable them to spend an entire academic year completing a major research project on an issue in North American Christianity.

University of Louisville — Grawemeyer Award in Religion

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For contributions to religious and spiritual understanding. Work must have been published in or after 2012.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Conservation Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: January 15; April 1; October 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.

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

University of Louisville — Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: January 16, 2018
  • For a work premiered during the five-year period between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017

Association of American Voices — American Music Abroad

  • Tour expenses plus $200 artist per diem. Ten ensembles will be chosen.
  • Deadline: January 21, 2018
  • For ensembles in characteristically American musical genres (Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop/Urban, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B, Zydeco, etc.) to conduct month-long, multi-country exchange programs including public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances. Ensembles are expected to travel in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America and Eastern Europe.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Art Conservation Fellowships

  • $32,000 (six awards will be made)
  • Annual deadline: January 22
  • Application must be made by the Dartmouth museum or conservation facility at which the fellowship will be based. Initial training provides basic qualifications that must be supplemented with an extended period of specialized concentration on paintings, objects, textiles, antiquities, ethnic materials, photographs, prints and drawings, books and manuscripts, furniture, etc.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art — Spring 2017 Opportunities

  • Up to $42,000
  • Annual deadlines: January 31 and September 30
  • For scholars, curators, and other art professionals working in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present. Grant programs include:
    • Senior Fellowships
    • Mid-Career Fellowships
    • Educational Program Grants
    • Research Support Grants

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

  • Annual deadlines:
    • January 31
    • September 30
  • 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

French-American Foundation — Translation Prize

  • $10,000 (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • For English translations of prose originally written in French; one award in fiction, one in nonfiction

National Endowment for the Humanities — Public Scholar Program

  • About 30 awards will be made
  • Deadline: February 7, 2018
  • For books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership

Graham Foundation — Grants to Organizations

  • Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: February 25, 2018
  • For projects about architecture and the designed environment.

Creative Capital — Creative Capital Awards

  • Up to $50,000, plus multiple support services
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For artists with genre-stretching ideas, to provide early support for projects that initially have challenges receiving funding from other sources.
  • Eligibility:
    • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
    • at least 25 years old
    • working artist with at least five years of professional experience

College Art Association — Millard Meiss Publication Fund

  • Annual deadlines: March 15 and September 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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Digital Resources Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: April 1 and October 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

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund — Publication grants

  • Annual deadlines: April 15 and November 15 for publications
  • Publications focusing on Armenian studies, Armenian history and Armenian literature of the nineteenth century or earlier.

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Regular Grant Programs

  • Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • Two types of awards: Project Grants ($35,000–$150,000) and Presidential Grants (under $35,000). Three programs have opportunities on this deadline:
    • Future of Work
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Social Inequality

Russell Sage Foundation — Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

  • $150,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. Special interest in the effects on:
    • financial security and family economic well-being
    • labor supply and demand
    • participation in other public programs
    • family and children's outcomes
    • differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.

History of Science Society — World War I Research Competition

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • For a scholarly paper on a major aspect of how scientists and engineers in the United States were engaged in the World War I effort

Russell Sage Foundation — Regular Grant Programs

  • Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • The program opportunities for this deadline are:
    • Behavioral Economics
    • The Future of Work
    • Social Inequality

Russell Sage Foundation — Non-Standard Employment

  • Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For social science research on the causes and consequences of the increased incidence of alternative work arrangements in the United States

Russell Sage Foundation — The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

  • Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act

Spencer Foundation — Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research

  • $50,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For small research conferences and symposia on education research. Preference for creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces.

Wenner-Gren Foundation — Conference and Workshop Grants

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

The Japan Foundation — CGP Grant Program - Intellectual Exchange

  • $60,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • U.S.-Japan collaborative projects conducted by universities, think-tanks, and other non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Projects should have a foundation in fostering dialogue and promoting partnerships between the two countries through the exploration of policy-oriented issues.

Brady Education Foundation — Outcomes for children

  • Annual deadlines: December 1, April 1, August 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).

The McKnight Foundation — Technological Innovations in Neuroscience

  • $200,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 4, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For proposals on how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered.

Truman Library Institute — Scholars

  • $30,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For postdoctoral researchers working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman, or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. The award is intended to free a scholar from teaching or other employment for a substantial period of time.

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience — McKnight Scholar Awards

  • $225,000 over three years (up to six awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 8, 2018
  • For emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Must be in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Typical awardees have held faculty positions for at least one year.

William T. Grant Foundation — Research Grants

  • Up to $1 million over four years
  • Deadlines for letter of inquiry:
    • January 10, 2018
    • May 2, 2018
    • August 1, 2017
  • 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.

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation — Travel Grants

  • ~$5,000 on average (35 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • To study abroad or at another location in the United States. Requires recommendation letter from Dean of Faculty or department chair. Restricted to New England universities. Award rate last year was just under 50 percent.
  • Contact Corporate and Foundation Relations for a copy of the guidelines.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation — Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship

  • $35,000 over 3 years (up to 7 awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • January 16, 2018 for nominations
    • March 12, 2018 for applications
  • For tenured or tenure-track junior faculty pursuing research in the field of entrepreneurship. Doctoral degree awarded 1/1/13–12/31/16; exceptions for maternity/health issues. No self-nomination.

American Educational Research Association — Research Grants

  • Up to $35,000 over two years
  • Deadline: January 17, 2018
  • For research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics, NSF, and other federal agencies. Preference for proposals that:
    • Develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues
    • Include interdisciplinary teams with subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning
    • Analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources
    • Include the integration and analysis of more than one data set

National Historical Publications & Records Commission — Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives

  • Up to $350,000 over 1–3 years (up to five awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 18, 2018 for preliminary proposals
  • For projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.

University of Louisville — Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • For people who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Submissions will be judged according to originality, feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. For a wide range of global concerns, including:
    • foreign policy and its formation
    • the conduct of international relations or world politics
    • global economic issues, such as world trade and investment
    • resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts
    • the proliferation of destructive technologies
    • global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues
    • international law and organization
    • any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order

Center for Retirement Research, Boston College — Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

  • $45,000 (up to three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • For scholars in the field of retirement research and policy.

Spencer Foundation — Small Research Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadlines: February 1; May 1; August 1; November 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.

VentureWell — E-Team Program

  • $5,000 and three-day workshop; opportunity to apply for additional $20,000
  • Deadlines: February 7 and May 2, 2018
  • For multidisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to bring an engineered, physical invention to market

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

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

University of Louisville — Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • For original and creative ideas that substantially impact the field of psychology

Tinker Foundation — Institutional Grants

  • Annual deadlines: March 1 and September 15
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Economic Security Project — Universal Basic Income (UBI)

  • $10 million in grants to be made over the next two years
  • To support exploration and experimentation with unconditional cash stipends. Web site has very little information, but says the fund will support academic research. The handful of grants announced at launch are for advocacy, macroeconomic modeling, policy research, a longitudinal UBI study in Kenya, and a study of the feasibility of carbon pricing and dividends at the municipal level to fund UBI.

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

  

 Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 

American Physical Society — Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Astrophysics

  • $1,000
  • November 30, 2017
  • For doctoral students who have passed their thesis defense any time during the two calendar years prior to the APS April Meeting

American Physical Society — Deborah Jin Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics

  • $2,500
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in atomic, molecular, or optical physics

ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council — Research grants

  • Up to $57,500
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures, in coordination with ACI Committees where possible

Gruber Foundation — Cosmology Prize

  • $500,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • To a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries leading to fundamental advances in understanding of the universe. Nominations invited from the fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science.

American Physical Society — Public Outreach and Informing the Public Grants

  • $10,000 (several awards will be made), higher for exceptional proposals
  • Deadline: December 29, 2017
  • For innovative ideas and new approaches to engaging peopole with/in physics and informing them about the importance of physics in their daily lives. K-12 or general public. Preference for radio, TV, print media, social media platforms, podcasts, etc.

Microsoft Ventures/Madrona Venture Partners — Innovate AI

  • $1,000,000 investment (not a grant), Azure credits, Office 365 licenses
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Startup competition for companies with a product, service or platform which utilizes machine-learning or artificial-intelligence techniques

Microsoft — Build.Dream.Play

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • For Universal Windows Platform games in theses categories:
    • cloud powered
    • PC
    • mixed reality
    • console
  • Open to all creators, solo or teams of up to seven

Environmental Research & Education Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $500,000; $160,000 average
  • Annual deadlines: January 6 and June 1 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

Keysight Technologies — Early Career Professor Award

  • $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: January 8, 2017
  • For computer science or electrical engineering research enabling design, test or measurement capabilities in these areas:
    • transducers
    • integrated components
    • signal processing
    • measurement science
    • software and computing
    • system design, integration and workflow
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. completed after January 1, 2008

American Association of University Women — Community Action Grant Application

  • Up to $7,000 for one year; $10,000 over two years
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For innovative approaches to address local community needs or build links among community partners, and build partnerships between schools and community organizations. Special consideration given to:
    • Projects directed by or collaborating with AAUW branches and states
    • Projects focused on K–14 (including two-year colleges) women and girls' achievement in math, science, and/or technology
    • Projects that include local schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations

American Chemical Society — Local Section Innovative Project Grant Program

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

Chemical Heritage Foundation — History of Chemistry Fellowships

  • Up to $45,000 over two years (twenty awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 16, 2017
  • To use the resources of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry. Postdoctoral (two-year), dissertation, and short-term fellowships.

The Welch Foundation — Welch Award in Chemistry

  • $500,000
  • Annual deadline: last business day of January
  • For chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on mankind. Not for contributions previously rewarded in a similar manner. No self-nominations.

SPIE — Education Outreach Grants Program

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

Simons Foundation — Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

  • $42,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Travel grants for collaborative contacts between mathematicians

Engineering Information Foundation — Grant Programs

  • Up to $25,000
  • Annual deadlines: February 28 and August 31
  • 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

American Chemical Society — WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

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

Materials Research Society — Awards

  • $5,000 (multiple awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: April 1 and August 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

American Physical Society — M. 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.

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation — Paul 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

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

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

  

Biological Sciences, Medicine & Engineering 

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

 

Medtronic — EP Fellowship Funding Program

  • Deadline: November 28, 2017
  • To partially subsidize accredited clinical electrophysiology fellowship programs

American Association for Cancer Research — Loxo Oncology Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship

  • $110,000 over two years
  • Deadline: November 29, 2017

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment — Conservation Fund Grants

  • $10,000–$25,000 for most grants, no upper or lower limit
  • Deadlines:
    • November 30, 2017
    • April 30, 2018
  • Areas of interest:
    • Species research (marine fish sustainability, African mammals, marine mammals, penguins and alcids, sharks, reintroduction)
    • Habitat protection (coral reef, marine/aquatic debris, habitat restoration)
    • Conservation education (nature deficit disorder, leadership development, alternative income)
    • Animal rescue and rehabilitation (wildlife trade and anti-poaching, elephants, sea turtles, penguins, marine mammals, rhinoceros, wolves, great apes, xenathrans, native wildlife near SEA Parks)

Bayer — Hemophilia Awards Program

  • Up to $140,000 over two years
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For basic and clinical research and education in hemophilia. Programs for early career investigators, fellows in training, and other hemophilia care professionals.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network

  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • For the etiology, prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease or stroke in atrial fibrillation

AstraZeneca Medical Education Grants Office — Oncology Call for Grants

  • Deadline: November 2017
  • For best treatment choices for oncology patients as they move through the disease continuum. Submissions should be well designed, engaging, and interactive with the learners. Content should be scientifically sound, fair and balanced of all currently available therapies, as well as new and emerging therapeutic options. Programs should also meet an appropriate Moore's Level for the type of program being funded, so that the impact can be shared back to the grant supporter.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation — Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition

  • $495,000 over three years (sixteen awards will be made)
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017 for pre-proposal
  • For junior physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area. First full-time assistant professor faculty position between December 1, 2012 and December 1, 2016.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative — Pilot and Research Awards

  • $330,000 over two years (Pilot)
  • $975,000 over three years (Research)
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017 for letter of inquiry
  • To improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Seeking applications grounded in biology which aim to connect autism etiology to brain function and behavior. Research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to a molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral-level understanding of ASD is encouraged.

Autism Science Foundation — Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards

  • Up to $35,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — Research & Career Development Awards

  • $20,000–$300,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Programs on this deadline:
    • Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease
    • Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award (see Limited RFPs on the CFR website)
    • Bridge Award
    • Pilot Research Award
    • Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award
    • Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award
    • Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago — Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

  • $30,000 per year for up to two years
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • To support the completion of dissertation and related research focused on an aspect of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to: child development, education, epidemiology, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, sociology.

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer — Scientific Scholar Awards

  • $120,000 over two years (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • To assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation — NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants

  • Up to $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 2017
  • For associate professors or equivalent during the critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding. Must be clearly independent and have won national competitive support as a principal investigator. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities.

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants

  • Up to $350,000 over three years (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: December 1 and June 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.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Physician-Scientist Training Award

  • $460,000 over four years, plus up to $100,000 towards medical school debt
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For physicians who want to pursue cancer research careers. MDs only—MD/PhDs ineligible. Must have completed residency and clinical training. No more than three years postdoctoral laboratory research.

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants 

  • Up to $350,000 over three years (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Annual deadlines: December 1 and June 1
  • 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.

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience — Technology Awards

  • Deadline: December 4, 2017 for letter of intent
  • For research on how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Not for research based primarily on existing techniques. Full-time assistant professors and higher.

American Society of Nephrology — Grants and funding

  • Up to $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For kidney biology and disease. Programs include:
    • Career Development Grants
    • Clinician Educator Grant
    • Travel Support
    • Faculty Development Award

American Society of Nephrology — William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program

  • $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For nephrology educators to conduct a project to advance all facets of nephrology education and teaching

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Open-Protocol Automated Insulin Delivery System Initiative

  • Deadline: December 6, 2017 for letter of intent
  • For the development of open-protocol automated insulin delivery (artificial pancreas) systems. JDRF is soliciting proposals from insulin pump manufacturers and continuous glucose monitor manufacturers that will enable seamless, secure connectivity with other devices (e.g., by using Bluetooth technology).

SIR Foundation — Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant

  • Up to $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • To support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. Requires involvement of a member of Society of Interventional Radiology.

SIR Foundation — Academic Transition Grant

  • $25,000
  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • For interventional radiologists over the age of 40 who have recently begun academic careers after spending several years in non-academic practice

SIR Foundation — Allied Scientist Training Grant

  • Up to $40,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • To support trainees enrolled in graduate-level training programs that are outside the clinical realm of interventional radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of interventional radiology

SIR Foundation — Funding Source Development Grant

  • Up to $40,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • For the development of projects identified by a SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel, including any of the following:
    • a complete protocol for a clinical study
    • a federal application designed to seek support for a clinical study from the NIH, AHRQ, or other federal entity
    • a complete clinical proposal designed for subsequent industry funding
    • an operations/training manual and supporting materials as needed for a clinical study

SIR Foundation — Pilot Research Grant Program

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • For research in areas identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care

American Federation for Aging Research — AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

  • Up to $100,000 for a one- or two-year award
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For junior faculty to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. Invited full proposals must be endorsed by institution.

Organic Farming Research Foundation — Research Proposals

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Research priorities include are not limited to:
    • Soil health. Topics of particular interest include nutrient balancing, crop rotations, and fertility management focused on reducing environmental impacts.
    • Innovative weed control. Topics of particular interest include weed control related to climate change and changing weather patterns.
    • Management of emerging insect and disease issues.
    • Livestock health. Topics of particular interest include livestock and crop integration and best practices for grass based livestock production.
  • Proposals must:
    • involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation
    • take place on certified organic land
    • include strong education and outreach components
  • Graduate students and early-career researchers particularly encouraged

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer — Young Investigator Grants

  • $150,000 over three years
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • To support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer — Innovation Grant

  • $250,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017 for letter of intent
  • Seed funding for novel approaches to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Proposals must be focused on pediatric translational oncology, from understanding basic biologic underpinnings to new therapies.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network — Catalyst Grant

  • $500,000 over three years
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For research projects with direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. May be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological research.

Gruber Foundation — Genetics Prize

  • $500,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For original discoveries in the fields of genetic function, regulation, transmission, or variation or in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems.

Gruber Foundation — Neuroscience Prize

  • $500,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.
  • Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.

Alex's Lemonade Stand — Epidemiology Grants

  • $200,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For research on the epidemiology of childhood cancer, early detection of childhood cancer, or the prevention of childhood cancer.

Alex's Lemonade Stand — Young Investigator

  • $150,000 over 3 years
  • Deadline: December 15 2017
  • To support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. Commitment to pediatric cancer investigation required.

Cures Within Reach — Repurposing and Repositioning Clinical Trials and Final Pre-Clinical Research for Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Mental Health Conditions

  • Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: December 22, 2017
  • For creating novel repurposed and repositioned therapies for adult, adolescent and pediatric mental health conditions; and for repurposed and repositioned diagnostic tools or therapeutic evaluation tools using already available diagnostics or other technology.
  • To see announcement, create a Cure Accelerator account at link above; or contact Dan Billin in Corporate and Foundation Relations for a copy.

Endowment for Health — Opportunity Grants

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadlines: December 31, 2017 and 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.

Allen Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $80,000
  • Annual deadline: December 31
  • Human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine — Sanofi Osteoarthritis Grant

  • $50,000
  • Deadline: January 1, 2018
  • For investigations related to early osteoarthritis and/or prevention of osteoarthritis progression. Clinical research or lab/basic science. Studies need not relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to osteoarthritis in the general population. No viscosupplementation. Principal investigator or at least one co-investigator must be AOSSM member who has completed training.

National Geographic Society — Grant Programs

  • Up to $50,000; usually less than $30,000 (Standard)
  • Up to $10,000; usually less than $5,000 (Early Career: no advanced degree or no project-lead experience)
  • 2018 deadlines: January 3; April; July; 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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Research funding and other awards

  • Up to $44,000
  • Deadlines for pre-applications:
  • For studies related to multiple sclerosis progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and prevention. Fundamental or applied studies, non-clinical or clinical, including patient management, care and rehabilitation.
  • Eligibility: researchers who have completed postdoctoral training

Doris Duke Foundation — Clinical Research Mentorship

  • $70,400
  • Deadline: January 9, 2018
  • For previously funded Doris Duke investigators to mentor a medical student for one year

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation — Joint Grant Awards Program

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadline: January 9
  • For research projects of one to two years duration that have significant relevancy to family medicine. Priority to new researchers or those who mentor new investigators. PI or co-investigator must be Academy member.

The Leakey Foundation — Research Grants

  • Up to $25,000
  • Annual deadlines: January 10 and July 15
  • 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.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

  • $80,000 per year for up to four years; followed by $270,000 annually for up to four years
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • To increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Postdoctoral training support for early-career faculty (<1 year postdoctoral research experience).

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation — Creating Opportunity & Independence

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For programs/projects that improve participation and independence for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.

Parkinson's Foundation/Parkinson's Study Group — Mentored Clinical Research Award

  • $50,000
  • January 12, 2018
  • For clinicians and scientists who completed formal training within the last five years

American Gastroenterological Association — Research grants

  • $25,000–$40,000
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • Programs on this deadline:
    • Pilot Research Award
    • Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award
    • Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
    • Young Investigator Pilot Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award
    • Pilot Research Award in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Technology and Innovation Pilot Award
    • Pilot Research Award in Gastroparesis

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation — Research grants

  • Up to $65,000 (General)
  • Up to $30,000 (New Investigator)
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • For young investigators (Associate Professor or below) who are new to desmoid tumor research and need seed funding to gather preliminary data to apply for funding to support a more fully developed line of research in the future

Gilead Sciences — Research Scholars Program in HIV

  • Up to $130,000 over two years (four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For junior faculty researchers in the field of HIV

The Lalor Foundation — Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • $50,000 for one year; one-year renewal possible in special circumstances
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For early-career researcher in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility. Applicants should be less than two years post-Ph.D., with no faculty appointment. Limit of one application per lab.

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: January 15; April 15; October 1
  • 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.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

  • $60,000 over three years (up to 12 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 16, 2018
  • For under-represented minority postdoctoral fellows in biomedical or medical research
  • Eligibility: <3 years postdoctoral research; <5 years from Ph.D.

Parkinson's Foundation/American Brain Foundation — Clinical Research Training Fellowship

  • $130,000 over two years
  • Deadline: January 22, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For American Academy of Neurology members interested in academic careers in research. Must have completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a Ph.D.) within five years of start date of award.

International Burn Foundation — Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick Burn Prize

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • For outstanding contributions to any aspect of the burn care field

SIR Foundation — Radiology Resident Research Grant

  • Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For research by residents in interventional radiology and patient care

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — Research Meeting and Conference Support

  • Up to $50,000 for one year
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For meetings and conferences that align with PCORI's Mission and Strategic Plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination

  • Up to $250,000 over two years
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research enterprise

PhRMA Foundation — Research Starter Grants

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Program areas on this deadline:
    • Health Outcomes (design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals)
    • Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention)

PhRMA Foundation — Faculty Development Award

  • Up to $240,000 over two years
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • To medical schools to support full-time junior faculty in clinical pharmacology

PhRMA Foundation — Paul Calabresi Medical Student Fellowship

  • Up to $18,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • To enable medical students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in pharmacology/clinical pharmacology to pursue a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit

PhRMA Foundation — Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • $27,000–$60,000 per year
  • Deadlines: February 1, 2018 for Health Outcomes and Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
  • For postdocs engaged in multidisciplinary research training programs that will create or extend their credentials

PhRMA Foundation — Sabbatical Fellowships

  • $40,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018 for Health Outcomes
  • For individuals engaged in multi-disciplinary research training programs that will create or extend their professional credentials

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship

  • $78,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017
  • Nurse practitioners or physician assistants pursuing a full-year of training focused on clinical care in hepatology

PhRMA Foundation — Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Up to $50,000 over two years
  • Deadlines: February 1, 2018 for Health Outcomes
  • For full-time advanced students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated

BioGen — Medical Education

  • Annual deadlines: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 1
  • 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.

Daiichi Sankyo — Take a New Challenge for Drug Discovery (TaNeDS)

  • Up to $300,000 over two years, plus overhead
  • Deadline: February 19, 2018
  • To generate breakthrough pharmaceutical drugs for human health by promoting new drug discovery themes, R&D technologies, and continuous collaboration

Danone Nutricia Research/Yakult — Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

  • $50,000 (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: February 20, 2018
  • To advance probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — PAIR Leadership Award

  • Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: February 26, 2018
  • To engage Parkinson's Foundation Research Advocates, people with Parkinson's, and care partners in research projects

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants

  • $25,000
  • Deadlines:
    • February 28, 2018
    • 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.

Agilent Technologies — Early Career Professor Award

  • $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • To support original research contributions enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world. This round's focus is on the development and advancement of techniques and approaches for the study of the human microbiome, microbiome-host interactions and interaction between individual microbiome components. Ph.D. or M.D. completed after January 1, 2008.

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: April 1 and October 15
  • 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: April 1 and October 15 
  • 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.

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation — Grants

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

American Philosophical Society — Daland 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 Foundation — Research 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

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

  • 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

  • $70,000
  • 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). 

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.

  

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary

Lemelson-MIT Prize

  • $500,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • For mid-career inventors (bachelor's degree >= 1993), with patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Needs a nominator. U.S. citizens or permanent resident with two or more U.S. patents

Dan David Foundation — Dan David Prize

  • $1,000,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • For innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. Areas for the 2018 competition:
    • history of science
    • bioethics
    • personalized medicine

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives

  • Up to $28,000
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
  • For previous Humboldt fellowship and award winners

American Philosophical Society — Franklin Research Grants

  • Up to $6,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • For research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. To help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago — Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being

  • $60,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Graduate student fellowship
  • For graduate dissertations on aspects of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to:
    • child development
    • education
    • epidemiology
    • medicine
    • nursing
    • psychology
    • public health
    • public policy
    • social work
    • sociology

New Lab — Science Sandbox Fellowships

  • Three months use of studio in entrepreneurial space in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Term starts December 1
  • Hybrid residency/incubator for scientists, designers, storytellers, artists and creative technologists. For projects that draw from science and technology, and which are aimed at connecting research or expertise to the public in creative ways. Projects can be prototype or proof-of-concept in nature.

American Pain Society — Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain

  • Up to $150,000 over three years (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For research on the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness

Open Society Foundations — Soros Justice Fellowships

  • Up to $120,000
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • Proposals must relate to one or more of the following U.S. criminal justice reform goals:
    • reducing the number of people who are incarcerated or under correctional control
    • challenging extreme punishment
    • promoting fairness and accountability in our systems of justice

Ford Foundation — minority fellowships

  • Deadlines:
  • Must be member of one or more of the following groups:
    • Alaska Native
    • Black/African American
    • Mexican American/Chicano
    • Native American Indian
    • Native Pacific Islander
    • Puerto Rican
  • Eligible fields of study:
    • American studies
    • anthropology
    • archaeology
    • art and theater history
    • astronomy
    • chemistry
    • communications
    • computer science
    • cultural studies
    • earth sciences
    • economics
    • engineering
    • ethnic studies
    • ethnomusicology
    • geography
    • history
    • international relations
    • language
    • life sciences
    • linguistics
    • literature
    • mathematics
    • performance study
    • philosophy,physics
    • political science
    • psychology
    • religious studies,sociology
    • urban planning
    • women's studies
    • interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs
    • area studies
    • peace studies
    • social justice
    • research-based fields of education (e.g. sociology of education, anthropology and education)

McGovern Institute for Brain Research — Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

  • $150,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • To recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. No self-nomination.

American Association of University Women — Career Development Grants

  • Up to $12,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • For women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.

Open Society Foundations — Soros Equality Fellowship

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: December 20, 2017
  • For emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field. For production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months. Applications encouraged from diverse fields, including activists, artists, journalists, and organizers.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States

  • Up to $750,000
  • Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • For adapting ideas from other countries to address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections and well-being in the United States. For applicants from a wide range of fields and disciplines. Multi-national teams encouraged. Seeking diversity of thought, professional background, race, ethnicity, and cultural perspective.

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies — Travel Grants

  • $500–$3,000
  • Deadlines:
    • January 1, 2018
    • February 28, 2018
  • Must be Society member

National Geographic Society — Requests for Proposals

  • Up to $150,000 over two years
  • 2018 deadlines: January 3; April; July; October
  • Current topics:
    • Sustainable Cities
    • Long-distance Animal Migrations
    • Big Cats Conservation
    • Changing Polar Systems
    • Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa
    • Documenting Human Migrations
    • Reducing Demand for Illegal Wildlife
    • Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

Environmental Research & Education Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $500,000; $160,000 average
  • Annual deadlines: January 6 and June 1 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

Snelling Center for Government — Vermont Early Childhood Leadership Institute

  • State grant pays $6,000 towards $6,500 program cost
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • To stimulate enthusiasm for and effective participation in efforts to improve early childhood work in Vermont. A group of diverse participants will come together for an intensive program consisting of six overnight sessions, totaling twelve seminar days between May and October. Gain leadership skills and a deeper knowledge and understanding of the science and landscape of early childhood issues in Vermont.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich — Branco Weiss Fellowship

  • $500,000 over five years (up to 10 fellowships will be awarded)
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For recent Ph.D.s (last five years) in life and natural sciences, engineering and social sciences who are willing to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline. Projects must combine natural scientific subjects with social and cultural perspectives.

Rita Allen Foundation — Unsolicited proposals

  • Annual deadlines: January 15 and June 30
  • 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

Gerda Henkel Foundation — Gerda Henkel Prize

  • ~$118,000
  • Deadline: January 19, 2018
  • For excellent and internationally acclaimed researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in these disciplines:
    • archaeology
    • art history
    • historical Islamic studies
    • history
    • history of law
    • history of science
    • prehistory and early history

American Philosophical Society — The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

  • Up to $5,000
  • Annual deadline: January 30
  • For doctoral students to collect specimens and data. For disciplines dependent on field studies, e.g.: archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood — Grants

  • Deadline: January 31, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country.
  • Programs:
    • Early Childhood Welfare
    • Early Childhood Education and Play
    • Parenting Education

Ford Foundation — Senior Fellowship

  • $85,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • For innovative research that addresses the overall goals and mission of "moving the Ford Foundation forward"
  • Eligibility: previous Ford Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral Fellowship; faculty appointment for at least seven years

Open Society Foundations — Impact and Innovation Grant Fund

  • $75,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • To support viable alternatives to mass criminalization and mass incarceration, to strengthen community-driven health services, and to provide resources for interventions made prior to or instead of arrests. For consultation and technical assistance support from one of four pre-qualified technical assistance providers: Community Catalyst, the Haywood Burns Institute, LEAD National Bureau, and Pathways to Housing.

American Philosophical Society — Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology

  • Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For junior scientists to conduct field studies in any area of interest to astrobiology, including:
    • astronomy
    • chemistry
    • evolutionary biology
    • field and population biology
    • geology
    • microbiology
    • molecular biology
    • oceanography
    • paleontology
    • planetary science

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Collaborative Research Travel Grants

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For faculty scientists and postdocs to travel to another lab to learn new research techniques, or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. For cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology on one hand, and mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering on the other.

American Philosophical Society — Library Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 2, 2018
  • One- and two-month fellowships for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS Library

 

Misk Foundation/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Misk Grand Challenges

  • $100,000 (100 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 14, 2018 (more rounds to follow)
  • 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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Professorships

  • About $5.8 million over five years for experimental disciplines; $4 million for theoretical disciplines
  • Annual deadlines: April 15 and October 15
  • 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.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Anneliese Maier Research Award

  • $268,000 over five years (up to eight awards will be made)
  • Annual deadline: April 30
  • For research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. Must be nominated by a German academic. Nominees may be from the humanities, social science, cultural science, law and economics. Priority for female researchers.

The cogito foundation — Interdisciplinary research

  • Annual deadlines: May 1 and October 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

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.

Innocentive — Premium Challenges

  • $10,000–$175,000
  • Continually changing menu of industry- and consortium-generated challenges spanning many disciplines, including: business and entrepreneurship; chemistry; computer and information technology; engineering and design; food and agriculture; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; physical sciences; and social innovation. Intellectual-property terms vary. Be sure to read them -- Dartmouth only recommends applying to the RFPs that DO NOT REQUIRE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRANSFER. In the RFP, specifically look for a statement that "Solvers" (applicants) are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the "Seeker" (soliciting company).
  • Newest challenges with favorable IP provisions include:
    • New Fields of Application for Purified Gallium

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:
      Amer
    • 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

  

Graduate/Postdoctoral

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — Afdhal/McHutchison LIFER Award

  • $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • To foster career development for fellows performing clinical research and/or translational research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. Must be postdoctoral or clinical research fellow; doctoral degree or medical residency completed after July 1, 2012. Requires AASLD-member mentor.

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — Summer Student Fellowships

  • $4,000, with opportunity for $1,000 in conference travel
  • Deadline: December 4, 2017
  • Ten-week summer fellowships of clinical or laboratory work for undergraduates and medical students

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — Visiting Scholars Fellowship

  • $4,000, with opportunity for $1,000 in conference travel
  • Deadline: December 4, 2017
  • For Ph.D. students to expand their skills for their Parkinson's thesis research. No first-year students.

American Society of Nephrology — Pre-doctoral Fellowship

  • Up to $20,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For Ph.D. students to conduct original, meritorious research projects on any aspect of the entire spectrum of kidney biology and disease. Women and minorities especially encouraged.

American Society of Nephrology — Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

  • Up to $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: December 6, 2017
  • For research on any aspect of the entire spectrum of kidney biology and disease. Women and minorities especially encouraged. Three years or less since M.D./D.O.; no more than 18 months post-Ph.D. training. Cannot have held a nephrology-related or basic science faculty position.

National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine — Ford Foundation Fellowships

  • $45,000 Postdoctoral (24 awards will be made)
  • $25,000 Dissertation (36 awards will be made)
  • $24,000 Predoctoral (65 awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • December 7, 2017 (Dissertation/Postdoctoral)
    • December 14, 2017 (Predoctoral)
  • For study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences (eligible fields). Practice-based programs (e.g., business and medicine) are ineligible.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship

  • Deadline: December 14, 2017
  • One-year postdoctoral fellowship; a combination of clinical diabetes care and diabetes research. Preference: most recent doctoral degree within last two years.

Organic Farming Research Foundation — Research Proposals

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Research priorities include are not limited to:
    • Soil health. Topics of particular interest include nutrient balancing, crop rotations, and fertility management focused on reducing environmental impacts.
    • Innovative weed control. Topics of particular interest include weed control related to climate change and changing weather patterns.
    • Management of emerging insect and disease issues.
    • Livestock health. Topics of particular interest include livestock and crop integration and best practices for grass based livestock production.
  • Proposals must:
    • involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation
    • take place on certified organic land
    • include strong education and outreach components
  • Graduate students and early-career researchers particularly encouraged

National Geographic Society — Early Career Grants

  • Up to $10,000; usually less than $5,000
  • 2018 deadlines: January 3; April; July; 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

Doris Duke Foundation — Clinical Research Mentorship

  • $70,400
  • Deadline: January 9, 2018
  • For previously funded Doris Duke investigators to mentor a medical student for one year

Parkinson's Foundation/HHMI — Medical Fellows Initiative

  • $43,000
  • January 11, 2018
  • For medical students to engage in full-time Parkinson's research under a mentor

The Branco Weiss Fellowship — Society in Science

  • $100,000 over five years
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • For unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences.
  • Eligibility: postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment (current postdocs eligible)

 

The Wistar Institute — Caspar Wistar Fellows

  • One award each in cancer and vaccine/immunology
  • Deadline: January 29, 2018
  • Three-year postdoctoral research fellowships, with possibility of one or two additional years:
    • Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
    • Wistar Institute Cancer Center
  • For candidates whose work is based on biological principles, but incorporates concepts from diverse fields

Sir Foundation — Culp Student Research Grant

  • Up to $4,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For summer research by medical students in interventional radiology and patient care

PhRMA Foundation — various

  • Pre-doctoral Fellowships (up to $50,000 over two years)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships (up to $110,000 over two years)
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Program areas on this deadline:
    • Health Outcomes (design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals)
    • Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention)

American Philosophical Society — Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

  • $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For doctoral student to collect specimens and data. For disciplines dependent on field studies, e.g.: archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics.

 

American Philosophical Society — Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology

  • Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For graduate students and postdocs to conduct field studies in any area of interest to astrobiology, including:
    • astronomy
    • chemistry
    • evolutionary biology
    • field and population biology
    • geology
    • microbiology
    • molecular biology
    • oceanography
    • paleontology
    • planetary science

Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Collaborative Research Travel Grants

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For faculty scientists and postdocs to travel to another lab to learn new research techniques, or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. For cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology on one hand, and mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering on the other.

 

American Philosophical Society — Library Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 2, 2018
  • One- and two-month fellowships for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS Library

 

 

Last Updated: 11/21/17