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Arts & Humanities

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

Terra Foundation for American Art — Terra-PMC Fellowship

  • ~$13,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Four-month fellowship to investigate an aspect of the artistic dialogue between Britain and the United States from any period up to 1980. Not for archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. All nationalities eligible except U.S. citizens. For all levels: from early-career postdoctoral to internationally-recognized scholars.

American Center of Oriental Research — Postgraduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • NEH Fellowship ($25,200). Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship ($32,400): For research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required

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.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Conference Grants

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

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

J.M. Kaplan Fund — Furthermore Publication Grants

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

Terra Foundation for American Art — Exhibition Grants 

  • Up to $300,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). Particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension or take place in Chicago. Must include: a venue outside the United States; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and/or an international curatorial team.

Terra Foundation for American Art — Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • Projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. In-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) that take place: in Chicago or outside the United States; or in the United States and examine American art within an international context and include a significant number of international participants. Also international research groups. Last opportunity for proposals without a Chicago venue.

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

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

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Conservation Grants Program

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Digital Resources Grants Program

  • Up to $70,000
  • Annual deadlines: 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

The Americana Foundation — Grants

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

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.

The Griffin Trust — The Griffin Poetry Prize

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

#GIRLBOSS Foundation — Grants

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

American Center of Oriental Research — Postgraduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • NEH Fellowship ($25,200). Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship ($32,400): For research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required.

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

Jacob Rader Marcus Center — Fellowship

  • Stipend for transportation and living expenses
  • Deadline: February 19, 2018
  • For one-month research and writing residency at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Research must be in some area relating to the history of North American Jewry.

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

American Psychological Foundation — Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • For graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) to pursue research related to related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children

American Philosophical Society — Phillips Fund for Native American Research

  • Up to $3,500
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • For research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.
  • Eligibility: younger scholars who have received the doctorate, and graduate students doing dissertation research.

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

Brady Education Foundation — Outcomes for children

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

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.

Rising Tide Foundation — Social/ Education Programs

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

Rising Tide Foundation — Libertarian Programs

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

Economic Security Project — Universal Basic Income (UBI)

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

Institute for Aegean Prehistory — Publication assistance

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

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

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

  

 Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 

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

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

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

American Physical Society — Landau-Spitzer Award

  • $4,000
  • Deadline: March 8, 2018
  • To an individual or a group of researchers for outstanding theoretical, experimental or technical contributions in plasma physics, and for advancing the collaboration and unity between the European Union and the United States by joint research

American Chemical Society — Petroleum Research Fund: New Directions; Doctoral New Investigator

  • $110,000 over two years (75 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: March 16, 2018 for both programs
  • For advanced scientific education and fundamental research that may afford a basis for subsequent research directly connected with the petroleum field. Research in the petroleum or fossil fuels fields with a "green" focus is welcome. Proposals must fit within one of these disciplines:
    • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    • Geochemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Physical Organic Chemistry
    • Surface Science
    • Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry
    • Polymer Science
    • Geology and Geophysics
    • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    • Materials Science
  • New Directions: to stimulate a new direction of research for established science and engineering faculty, and to support the careers of their students
  • Doctoral New Investigator: to support young faculty (first three years as Associate Professor) and their student and postdoctoral researchers

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

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.

Arthritis National Research Foundation/American Federation for Aging Research — Arthritis and Aging Research Grant

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: given just as "January"
  • For studying the underlying mechanisms by which aging processes contribute to the development of arthritis. Encouraged topics: mitochondrial dysfunction; genomic instability; epigenetic alterations; loss of proteostasis; deregulated nutrient sensing; cellular senescence; stem cell exhaustion; telomere attrition and altered intercellular communication. Must utilize cell, tissue and animal model systems or human populations.

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
  • Deadline: February 7, 2018 for pre-applications (Research Grants)
  • 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

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.

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.

American Federation for Aging Research — Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award

  • Up to $200,000 over two years
  • Deadline: January 22, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For research projects that are building on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span. Preference for work with human or mice subjects/tissues, as opposed to yeast or invertebrates. Institutional endorsement required for invited full proposal.
  • Eligibility: assistant professor or higher (Ph.D. or M.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

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — Hepatology Fellowship

  • $78,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • For certified and licensed nurse practitioners or physician assistants pursuing a full-year of training focused on clinical care in hepatology.

Health Effects Institute — Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

  • Up to $450,000 over three years
  • Deadline: February 7, 2018 for preliminary application
  • For research on the health effects of air pollution. Assistant professor with 2–7 years of research experience since doctoral degree.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation — Emerging Leader Award

  • Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • For therapeutics or diagnostics in Lyme disease. Applications must include a viable proposal for a proof-of-concept.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation — Innovator Awards

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For research that is potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing inflammatory bowel disease

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

New York Stem Cell Foundation — Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Award

  • $1,500,000 over five years
  • Deadline: February 21, 2018
  • For researchers in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive, and translational neuroscience, broadly interpreted. Applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells. First faculty appointment after May 31, 2013.

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.

Thrasher Research Fund — Early Career Awards

  • Up to $25,000 over two years (up to 15 awards will be made)
  • Deadlines for concept papers:
    • March 13, 2018
    • September 18, 2018
  • For new researchers in pediatrics

Sontag Foundation — Brain Cancer Research

  • $600,000 over four years
  • Deadline: March 14, 2018
  • For early-career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

  • $231,000
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • For postdoctoral theoretical or experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Degree must have been conferred between April 15, 2017 and March 15, 2018. Must have joined Sponsor's lab on or after April 15, 2017.

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

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

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.

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment — Conservation Fund Grants

  • $10,000–$25,000 for most grants, no upper or lower limit
  • Deadline: 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)

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants

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

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). 

Bay Area Lyme Foundation — Grants

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

Rising Tide Foundation — Cancer Research

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

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

Merck — Investigator Studies Program

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

Merck — Innovation Network

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

Charles A. Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Program

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

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — Conference Awards

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Pioneering Ideas

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

Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Grants

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

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation — ADDF/NIH

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

  

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies — Travel Grants

  • $500–$3,000
  • Deadline: 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

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

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

American Center of Oriental Research — Postgraduate Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • NEH Fellowship ($25,200). Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship ($32,400): For research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required.

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

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research — Azrieli Global Scholars

  • $100,000 CDN
  • Deadline: February 22, 2018
  • For researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world. Research must be aligned with a CIFAR research program:
    • Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
    • Bio-Inspired Solar Energy
    • Gravity & the Extreme Universe
    • Humans & the Microbiome
    • Molecular Architecture of Life

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

Library of Congress — Teaching With Primary Sources Regional Program

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

 

Graduate/Postdoctoral

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

American Federation for Aging Research — The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging

  • $120,000 over two years (seven awards will be made)
  • Deadline: January 22, 2018
  • For senior postdoctoral fellows to pursue translational aging research as they develop and negotiate for junior faculty appointments and independent research programs

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

Terra Foundation for American Art — Terra-PMC Fellowship

  • ~$13,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Four-month fellowship to investigate an aspect of the artistic dialogue between Britain and the United States from any period up to 1980. Not for archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. All nationalities eligible except U.S. citizens. For all levels: from early-career postdoctoral to internationally-recognized scholars.

American Center of Oriental Research — Fellowships

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Postgraduate Fellowships
    • NEH Fellowship ($25,200). Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.
    • Post-Graduate Fellowship ($32,400): For research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Pre-doctorate Fellowship ($23,800): For masters and doctoral students in all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Named Fellowships (up to $2,000): for graduate and undergraduate students to pursue archaeological work in Jordan

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

The Medical Foundation — Charles A. King Fellowship

  • Up to $110,650 over two years
  • Deadline: February 9, 2018
  • For postdoctoral fellows in basic science and clinical/health services research

American Psychological Foundation — Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • For graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) to pursue research related to related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children

American Philosophical Society — Phillips Fund for Native American Research

  • Up to $3,500
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • For research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada
  • Eligibility: younger scholars who have received the doctorate, and graduate students doing dissertation research

American Philosophical Society — Digital Humanities Fellowships

  • Up to $6,000 over two months
  • Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • For scholars who are comfortable creating tools and visualizations, as well as those interested in working collaboratively with the APS technology team. For projects that incorporate elements such as timelines, text analytics, network graphs, and maps. Special consideration for presenting APS Library holdings in new and engaging ways.

 

 

Last Updated: 1/19/18