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LIMITED APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Johnson & JohnsonWiSTEM2D Scholars Program
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate in each of the six disciplines

  • $150,000 over three years (six awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • August 20, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • September 25, 2018 for external application
  • For non-tenured female faculty (associate or assistant professor, lecturer or senior lecturer) working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, manufacturing or design. External application requires a short video and department head letter of recommendation. 

Greenwall FoundationGreenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Dartmouth may submit two applications

  • 50% of salary and benefits (plus 10 percent indirects) for three years; $5,000 per year for project support and travel
  • Deadlines:
    • August 20, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
    • October 1, 2018 for external letter of intent
  • For innovative bioethics research by tenure-track junior faculty. Priority for applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure; who have not received a comparable career development award; and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

MicrosoftPh.D. Fellowship Program
Dartmouth may nominate three applicants

  • Tuition plus $42,000 stipend for academic years 2019–20 and 2020–21
  • Deadlines:
    • August 20, 2018 for internal submission to Kristin Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • October 9, 2018 for external application
  • Must be third-year Ph.D. students. One of the three applicants must self-identify with an underrepresented group in computing (women, African-Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ).
  • Research areas:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer vision
    • Graphics & multimedia
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Human language technologies
    • Search & information retrieval
    • Data visualization, analytics & platform
    • Hardware, devices & quantum computing
    • Programming languages & software engineering
    • Security, privacy & cryptography
    • Systems & networking
    • Algorithms
    • Mathematics
    • Ecology & environment
    • Economics
    • Medical, health & genomics
    • Social sciences
    • Technology for emerging markets

 

Arts & Humanities

Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationDamon Runyon Fellowship Award

  • $231,000
  • Deadline: August 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 September 15, 2017 and March 15, 2019. Must have joined Sponsor's lab on or after March 15, 2018.

J.M. Kaplan FundFurthermore Publication Grants

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

College Art AssociationWyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant

  • Deadline: September 14, 2018 for letters of inquiry
  • For book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art (created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico) that are under contract for publication. Awards are open to publishers of all nations. Authors need not live or work in the United States. Commercial, university, and museum presses are all eligible. Applicant authors and presses must be institutional CAA members. University presses can be eligible under the CAA membership of the university.

College Art Association/Terra Foundation for American ArtInternational Publication Grant

  • $15,000
  • Deadline: September 14, 2018 for letters of inquiry
  • For book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. "American art" is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Manuscripts from U.S. publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context.

Terra Foundation for American ArtConvening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadlines:
  • September 15, 2018
  • January 15, 2019
  • To encourage and enrich international partnerships between art museums and to deepen research and dialogue

Terra Foundation for American Art — Curatorial Travel Grants

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

Graham Foundation — Grants to Individuals

  • Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • For projects about architecture and the designed environment. Two types of grants: production and presentation (up to $20,000); research and development (up to $10,000)

College Art AssociationMillard Meiss Publication Fund

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

Theatre Communications GroupGlobal Connections

  • Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: September 18, 2018
  • Two programs for theater organizations and individual artists:
  • On the Road: up to $5,000 to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other's work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange
  • In the Lab: $10,000 to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

American Council of Learned SocietiesFellowships

  • $45,000/$50,000/$70,000, based on rank (70 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 26, 2018
  • Salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. For long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals in the social sciences must employ predominantly humanistic methods. Project should produce a major piece of scholarly work. No creative works, textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Must have been Ph.D. for at least two years, and have had no supported research leave in the last two years.
  • Some of the fellowships will be awarded in specified fields:
    • Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellowships in English and American literature
    • Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships in Chinese arts and letters
    • Frederic Wakeman Fellowships for research in modern Chinese history
    • Oscar Handlin Fellowships for archival research in US history
    • McClary-Walser/ACLS Fellowships in music studies
    • NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union)
    • New York Public Library Fellowships ($70,000 regardless of rank)

American Council of Learned SocietiesFrederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

  • Up to $110,000
  • Deadline: September 26, 2018
  • Residential fellowships for recently tenured faculty in the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals in the social sciences must employ predominantly humanistic methods. Project should produce a major piece of scholarly work. No creative works, textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

New York Public LibraryCullman Center Fellowships

  • 15 awards will be made
  • Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • Nine-month residential fellowship program for scholars whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library), including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets).

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg FoundationVisual Arts

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

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtFellowships and Grants

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

Society of Architectural HistoriansH. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

  • $50,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • For a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. Not for research, but for observing, reading, writing, or sketching. Ph.D. or advanced terminal degree in a field related to the built environment must have been awarded between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2018.

Ucross FoundationFellowship for Native American Visual Artists

  • Four-week residential fellowship on a ranch near Sheridan, Wyo. Includes stipend of $2,000.
  • Deadlines:
    • October 1, 2018 for residency between late February and early June 2019
    • March 1, 2019 for residency between August and early December 2019
  • Open to disciplines that include but are not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, performance art, installation, ceramics, and collaborative projects involving multiple disciplines.

Harpo FoundationEmerging Artist Residency Fellowship

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • One-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute for an emerging visual artist 25 years or older. Includes $500 travel stipend.

Louisville InstituteProject Grant for Researchers

  • $30,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors concerning Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Projects may involve independent study, consultations, or collaborative projects. Preference for projects that show potential to benefit the church in North America.

Getty FoundationGetty Scholars

  • Up to $65,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Residential fellowships of three, six, or nine months at the Getty Research Institute. For established and distinguished researchers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Must have received Ph.D. more than five years ago.

Samuel H. Kress FoundationHistory Of Art Grants Program

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

Samuel H. Kress FoundationConservation Grants Program

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

Society of Architectural HistoriansEdilia and François-Auguste De Montêquin Fellowship

  • $6,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. Must be a Society member.

Samuel H. Kress FoundationDigital Resources Grants Program

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

The American Academy in Berlin Berlin Prize

  • $5,000 monthly stipend, travel and living expenses (20 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: October 5, 2018
    • Fall and spring semester residential fellowships in Berlin to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Particular interest in projects that address:
    • migration and social integration
    • questions of race in comparative perspective
    • the interplay of exile and return

The Americana FoundationGrants

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

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly ExchangeResearch Grants

  • Per diem, travel, research assistants and summer salary for up to two years
  • Annual deadline: October 15
  • For summer research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Focus on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades is particularly encouraged. Priority to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly ExchangeScholar Grants

  • $20,000–$35,000
  • Annual deadline: October 15
  • For research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. To help replace half of salary while on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing.

Kurt Weill FoundationPerformance Grant

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

New England Foundation for the ArtsTouring Grant

  • Deadline: December 3, 2018
  • To fund presentations of performing artists based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Vermont

#GIRLBOSS FoundationGrants

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

The Griffin TrustThe 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 preceding year, and must be nominated by the publisher. Translations eligible. One contest for Canadian poets only. The other for all nationalities, including Canadian.

Samuel H. Kress FoundationInterpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

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

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

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

Gladys Krieble Delmas FoundationHumanities 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 FoundationAmerica 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 FoundationTheology 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 FoundationTravel 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 FoundationLibrary 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 ArchivesResearch Grant

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

Society of Architectural HistoriansResearch-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 FoundationGrants 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

Sociological Initiatives FoundationGrants

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

Searle Freedom TrustUnited States public policy research grants

  • Annual deadlines: August 22, December 15, April 16
  • For research and education on domestic public-policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty. In addition to research grants and fellowships, the foundation also supports public outreach, including sponsorship of research conferences and seminars, film and journalism projects, and new media initiatives.
  • Funding priorities include:
    • tax and budget policy
    • cost-benefit analysis of regulatory practices and proposals
    • the workings of the legal system
    • environmental policy
    • social welfare reform
    • K-12 and higher education policy

Social Science Research CouncilAbe Fellowship

  • 3–12 months of full-time support over a period of up to two years
  • Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • For research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of these themes:
    • Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security
    • Growth and Sustainable Development
    • Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations
    • Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

Spencer FoundationConference Grants

  • Up to $50,000 (up to 10 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 4, 2018
  • For small research conferences and symposia aligned with the program topic of "Understanding Education and Learning in Connection with Broader Social Challenges" (e.g., immigration, poverty, discrimination, criminal justice, environmental health, sustainability). Targeted for meetings that deepen the connections between research across various disciplines (e.g. education, history, public policy, psychology, sociology, public health, city planning, law, etc.) and encourage scholars to embrace the complexity inherent in the interrelated challenges of education and context.

NewSchools Venture FundDiverse Leaders

  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas focused on advancing Black and Latino leadership in education. Open to a broad range of approaches, including efforts to recruit, place, develop and retain diverse leaders in a range of education roles.

Tinker FoundationInstitutional Grants

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

American Council of Learned SocietiesFellowships

  • $45,000/$50,000/$70,000, based on rank (70 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 26, 2018
  • Salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. For long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals in the social sciences must employ predominantly humanistic methods. Project should produce a major piece of scholarly work. No creative works, textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Must have been Ph.D. for at least two years, and have had no supported research leave in the last two years.
  • Some of the fellowships will be awarded in specified fields:
    • Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellowships in English and American literature
    • Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellowships in Chinese arts and letters
    • Frederic Wakeman Fellowships for research in modern Chinese history
    • Oscar Handlin Fellowships for archival research in US history
    • McClary-Walser/ACLS Fellowships in music studies
    • NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union)
    • New York Public Library Fellowships ($70,000 regardless of rank)

American Council of Learned SocietiesFrederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

  • Up to $110,000
  • Deadline: September 26, 2018
  • Residential fellowships for recently tenured faculty in the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals in the social sciences must employ predominantly humanistic methods. Project should produce a major piece of scholarly work. No creative works, textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Caplan Foundation for Early ChildhoodGrants

  • Deadline: September 30, 2018 for letters 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

Getty FoundationGetty Scholars

  • Up to $65,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Residential fellowships of three, six, or nine months at the Getty Research Institute. For established and distinguished researchers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Must have received Ph.D. more than five years ago.

IBM Center for The Business of GovernmentResearch Report Stipends

  • $20,000
  • Deadlines:
    • October 1, 2018
    • April 1, 2019
  • For rigorous public-management research and analytic techniques to help public sector executives and managers improve the effectiveness of government

Woodrow Wilson Center for ScholarsFellowships

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Nine-month 9-month residential fellowships in Washington, D.C. Proposals should be non-advocacy, policy-relevant, and address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Council on Foreign RelationsInternational Affairs Fellowship

  • $100,000
  • Annual deadline: October 1
  • For mid-career faculty to work for one year in public-service and policy-oriented settings. Candidates must have a firm grounding in foreign policy. Proposals must focus on solutions to identified problems in U.S. foreign policy.

Spencer FoundationLyle Spencer Research Awards

  • Recent grants have ranged up to $75,000 (multiple awards will be made)
  • Deadline: October 2, 2018
  • For intellectually ambitious research oriented to improving the practice of education, independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures. Open to scholars across a variety of disciplines.

Spencer FoundationSmall Research Grants

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

Wenner-Gren FoundationPost-Ph.D. Research Grants 

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

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationFaculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program

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

Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie CorporationImmigration and Immigrant Integration

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

Brady Education FoundationOutcomes 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).

Wenner-Gren FoundationConference 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

American History AssocationResearch Travel Grants and Fellowships

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

Yidan Prize FoundationYidan Prize

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

Craig H. Neilsen FoundationPsychosocial Research

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

American Psychological FoundationVisionary Grants

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

History of Science SocietyHSS/NASA Fellowship

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

Russell Sage FoundationSmall 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.

Smith Richardson FoundationDomestic 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 FoundationGrants

  • 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 FoundationRandomized 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 FoundationSocial/ 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 FoundationLibertarian 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 ProjectUniversal 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 PrehistoryPublication 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 FoundationDemonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs to "Move the Needle" on Major U.S. Social Problems

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

FINRA Investor Education FoundationGeneral Grant Program

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

 

 Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 

Engineering Information FoundationGrant Programs

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

American Physical SocietyRichard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics

  • $4,000
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • For doctoral dissertations in experimental condensed matter or experimental materials physics. Must have been submitted after January 1, 2017.

American Physical Society — Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award

  • $3,000
  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For a doctoral thesis in beam physics and engineering. Must have been submitted within 18 months of the application deadline.

SonyResearch Award Program

  • Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • For research in a broad range of technologies. Two sub-programs:
  • IP rights are negotiable, but at a minimum, Sony requires the right to utilize the results

Transportation Research BoardRail Safety IDEA Program

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • For promising but unproven innovative concepts or methods that address safety and performance in railroad systems in the following areas:
    • Security
    • Environmental impact
    • Human factors
    • Rolling stock and components
    • Track and structures
    • Track/train interaction
    • Grade crossings
    • Hazardous materials transportation
    • Train occupant protection
    • Trespass prevention
    • Signaling and train control systems
    • Employee safety

AmazonAmazon Research Awards

  • Up to $80,000 plus $20,000 in cloud computing credits
  • Deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Focus areas:
    • Computer vision
    • Economics
    • Knowledge management and data quality
    • Machine learning algorithms and theory
    • Natural language processing
    • Operations research and optimization
    • Personalization
    • Robotics
    • Search and information retrieval
    • Security, privacy and abuse prevention
    • Speech

Simons FoundationTargeted Grants to Institutes

  • Up to $1,000,000 over five years, including 20 percent indirects
  • Deadline: September 27, 2018
  • To support established institutes or centers in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. To enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

Simons FoundationSimons Fellows in Mathematics

  • Up to $125,000 in salary replacement and expenses, plus 20 percent indirect
  • Deadline: September 27, 2018
  • To make sabbatical leaves more productive by extending them to a full academic year

Simons FoundationSimons Fellows in Theoretical Physics

  • Up to $110,000 in salary replacement and expenses, plus 20 percent indirect
  • Deadline: September 27, 2018
  • To make sabbatical leaves more productive by extending them to a full academic year

Whitehall FoundationResearch Grants, Grants-in-Aid
Limit of one application every 12 months per investigator

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

Simons FoundationSimons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

  • Up to $14,000,000 over seven years (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: October 3, 2018.
  • New applicants and their development staff are strongly encouraged to start the online registration process by at least September 5.
  • To stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. Collaborations should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone.

VentureWellE-Team Program

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

American Chemical SocietyPetroleum Research Fund

  • $110,000 over two years
  • Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • For fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels
  • Programs:
    • New Directions (established faculty)
    • Doctoral New Investigator (faculty in first three years of appointment)

Simons FoundationSimons Symposia

  • Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • To bring together mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists to interact and collaborate in a series of three symposia, held every second year and focusing on one topic or a tightly connected group of topics.

All Nippon Airways (ANA)Avatar XPRIZE

  • $10 million
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018 for team registration
  • Four-year competition focused on accelerating the integration of emerging and exponential technologies into a multi-purpose avatar system that will seamlessly transport human skills and experience to the exact location where and when they are needed.

American Physical Society Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Astrophysics

  • $1,750
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • For a doctoral thesis in astrophysics. Must have defended in 2017 or 2018.

American Chemical SocietyLocal 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

Environmental Research & Education FoundationGrants

  • 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

Materials Research SocietyAwards

  • $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
  • Awards on this deadline:
    • David Turnbull Lectureship: to recognize the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research
    • The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science: for significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher in early stages of his/her career
    • Materials Theory Award: for exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials
    • MRS Medal: for an exceptional achievement in materials research in the past ten years
    • MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy
    • MRS Postdoctoral Awards: for postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise
    • Von Hippel Award: for brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines

American Physical SocietyM. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

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

Water Environment & Reuse FoundationPaul L. Busch Award

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

Cisco Research CenterInsider 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

Cisco Research CenterLinguistics

  • For research proposals in the areas of using natural language approach to define network policies. Proposals should define an adaptive, context-aware linguistic model (declarative and generative) that maps human intent to fine-grained logic to program network functions such as resource allocation and usage and data access control. The proposed model/architecture should include a natural language interface coupled with an abstract policy representation language that can be "understood" by all of the layers/components of the network system as well as the associated OSS/BSS layers.

Cisco Research CenterMachine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) for Networking and Beyond

  • For proposals that investigate how machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) can benefit various aspects of networking. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Novel applications based on network operations and telemetry data
    • Modelling and representing networking policies and user intents
    • Autonomous configurations and policies for self-healing networks
    • Enabling self-learning networks that can dynamically adapt to new traffic patterns
    • Enabling networks to detect and prevent security threats (e.g., DDoS)
    • Anomaly detection based on network telemetry data
    • Leveraging network telemetry data for application performance management and automated IT customer support
    • Automatic process discovery and optimization
    • Event recognition for customer support case and escalation forecasting
    • Behavior modeling and recognition of IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices
    • Fusion of multiple signals (e.g., cameras, WiFi signals, motion sensors) in IoT networks
    • User behavior analytics (e.g., localization, behavior pattern) in wireless networks
    • Virtual assistant for smart offices
    • Real-time sentiment analysis during video calls from facial expressions, voice and conversation context
    • Summarize and highlight key takeaways from conference calls
    • Privacy protection schemes that enable machine learning of sensitive data
    • Privacy protection schemes that find and eliminate personally identifiable information to reduce privacy risks in data sets.
    • Machine learning of geographically distributed and/or privacy protected data
    • Advances in edge-based and heterogeneous computing platforms for ML/AI
    • Applications and algorithms specific to verticals or domains (e.g., Healthcare)

Microsoft ResearchProject Catapult Academic Program

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Free access to field-programmable gate arrays at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. For innovative applications and high-demand research applications, such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms.

ComcastInnovation Fund

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

UnileverOpen Innovation

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

Toyota USA FoundationSTEM grants

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

Simons FoundationTargeted 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 CenterResearch 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

ComcastResearch 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 FoundationLibrary Travel Grants

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

American Physical SocietyInternational Research Travel Award Program

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

  

Biological Sciences, Medicine & Engineering 

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

Genetics Society of AmericaRosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

  • $75,000 over three years (two awards will be made)
  • Nominations open in August 2018
  • For women geneticists in their first three years in an independent, faculty-level position (clock stops for maternity leave). Work must display originality and scientific creativity leading to new discoveries. One award funds genetics research in human and non-human mammals; the other funds genetics research in model organisms.

American Hearing Research FoundationRegular Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Hearing or balance functions of the ear. Basic and clinical studies of the auditory and vestibular systems, including but not limited to: genetics; neurotology; anatomy; auditory processing; molecular and cellular biology; therapeutic studies; and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e. cochlear implants).
  • Programs on this deadline for which Dartmouth is eligible:
    • Regular Grants
    • Meniere's Disease Grants
    • Georgia Birtman Grants

Elsa U. Pardee FoundationGrants

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

BioGenMedical Education

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

American Society of NeuroradiologyTrainee Research Award in Neuroradiology

  • $20,000
  • Deadline: August 20, 2018
  • For high quality, in-depth neuroradiology research by residents and fellows who are committed to neuroradiology. A senior ASNR member must serve as the mentor.

Health Resources in ActionEdward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research

  • Deadline: August 30, 2018
  • For research proposals will extend recent basic research findings regarding the underlying mechanisms of Age-related Macular Degeneration. Examples of funding areas include, but are not limited to, genetically engineered animal models, the discovery and testing of small molecule therapies directed at promising targets including immune-, inflammation-, or lipid-related pathways associated with AMD, local drug delivery systems, and neuroprotective strategies. No basic research and clinical trials. Clinical studies that involve the evaluation of new imaging modalities with no potential risks to human subjects are eligible.

PfizerGlobal Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: August 30, 2018
  • For anti-microbial stewardship education including but not limited to:
    • Education on how to institute stewardship programs
    • Hands-on preceptorship training in appropriate stewardship
    • Support of external group dedicated to stewardship
    • Projects that make existing data available more broadly to aid healthcare professionals in their stewardship efforts

PhRMA FoundationResearch Starter Grants

  • $100,000
  • Deadlines:
    • September 1, 2018 for Informatics, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology/Toxicology
    • February 1, 2019 for Health Outcomes and Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
  • For individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level

PhRMA FoundationSabbatical Fellowships

  • $40,000
  • Deadlines:
    • September 1, 2018 for Informatics, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology/Toxicology
    • February 1, 2019 for Health Outcomes
  • For faculty engaged in multi-disciplinary research training programs that will create or extend their professional credentials

Lymphoma Research FoundationYoung Investigator Grants

  • Deadline: September 6, 2018
  • For physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools
    • Clinical Investigator Career Development Award ($225,000 over three years)
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant ($105,000 over two years)
    • Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program ($10,000 over two years)

Lymphoma Research FoundationClinical Investigator Career Development Award

  • $225,000 over three years
  • Deadline: September 6, 2018
  • For hypothesis-driven clinical research in lymphoma

Society for Conservation Biology/Cedar Tree FoundationSmith Conservation Research Fellowship

  • $95,000 over two years
  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For early-career scientists to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards problems of pressing conservation concern for the United States. Individuals who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management are encouraged to apply.

PfizerImproving Vaccine Utilization and Preventive Health Maintenance in IBD

  • Up to $500,000
  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For projects that focus on the development and implementation of systems-based interventions to improve vaccination utilization and/or preventive health maintenance among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Preventive health maintenance includes screening for cervical cancer, skin cancer, and osteoporosis; identification of depression and anxiety; smoking cessation; and maximizing communication between GI providers and primary care providers.

Crohn's & Colitis FoundationFibrosis Initiative

  • $900,000 over three years
  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For studies focused on investigating the biological mechanisms leading to, and protecting from, fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Studies should be built upon clinical observations and/or published evidence in human IBD. Areas of particular interest:
    • Pathophysiology of fibrosis based on documented patterns of gene expression
    • Cell biological mechanisms of fibrosis – role of different cell types
    • Biology of strictureplasty

SAGES Education & Research Foundationminimal surgical access methods

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • For proposals that advance laparoscopic, endoscopic, and emerging minimal access surgical methods by supporting reproducible scientific research, graduate and postgraduate education, and public information

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationSystems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

  • $250,000 over two years (six awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 12, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For testing innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. Scope includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing; transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development.

National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyPilot Research Grants

  • $55,000, including 10 percent indirects
  • Deadline: September 12, 2018
  • To test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding

National Eczema AssociationResearch grants

  • Up to $75,000 (four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • For atopic dermatitis research in any of these areas: innovations in basic science research; pediatric eczema novel insights; innovations in practice care; patient/caregiver burden of disease

American Philosophical SocietyDaland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

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

Scleroderma FoundationResearch Grants

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

Scleroderma FoundationResearch Grants

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

Thrasher Research FundEarly Career Awards

  • Up to $25,000 (up to 15 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 18, 2018 for concept papers
  • To encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers
  • Eligibility: physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program within one year of submission; post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to submission.

Tufts Health PlanMomentum Fund

  • $10,000
  • Informational webinar: August 23, 2018
  • Deadline: September 20, 2018
  • For innovation to support communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island that are pursuing and/or advancing age- or dementia-friendly efforts

American Epilepsy SocietySeed Grant Program

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

Conquer Cancer Foundation — oncology research grants

Health Resources in ActionThe Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research

  • $200,000 over two years, including 5 percent indirects (two awards will be made)
  • Deadline: September 28, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For junior faculty to conduct innovative, clinically-relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and to improve patient care. Must have received full-time independent faculty appointment no more than five years prior to the award's funding start date.

Arnold & Mabel Beckman FoundationBeckman-Argyros Vision Program

  • $500,000
  • Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • For someone actively engaged in vision research or research which may be applied to vision sciences, who made a significant transformative breakthrough
  • Eligibility:
    • tenured M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with an appointment in a basic science department, or a similar appointment
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg FoundationWildlife Science

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

Burroughs Wellcome FundCareer Awards for Medical Scientists

  • $700,000 over five years (up to 14 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Women and underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged.
  • Two of the awards will be made to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design.

Canada Gairdner FoundationCanada Gairdner International Awards

  • ~$76,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For scientists from any country and any branch of biomedicine whose "seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science." Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome.

Canada Gairdner FoundationCanada Gairdner Global Health Award

  • ~$76,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For a scientist from any country in any branch of global health who has made major advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world

Laerdal FoundationImproving Patient Outcomes

  • $31,000
  • Annual deadlines: October 1 and April 1
  • Areas of interest:
    • Better reporting of data, as basis for improved care: Utstein Formula for Survival
    • Promising hypothesis relating to updating of ILCOR guidelines for Emergency Cardiac Care and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • International/multicenter collaborations for improved education
    • Implementation of the Global Resuscitation Alliance
    • Projects at or in collaboration with the SAFER simulation center in Stavanger
    • Saving lives of newborn and mothers during and immediately after delivery in low resource settings

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

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

Health Resources in ActionCharles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program

  • Up to $165,000 over two years, including 10 percent indirects
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects focused on child health. Must be within five years of first faculty appointment.

Whitehall FoundationResearch Grants, Grants-in-Aid
Limit of one application every 12 months per investigator

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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteEugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards

  • Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018 for letters 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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteEngagement Award: Research Meeting and Conference Support

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For meetings and conferences that align with the Institute's mission and strategic plan, and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research

Orthopaedic Research and Education FoundationGrants and Awards

  • Up to $225,000
  • Request for applications will be released September 3, 2018
  • Deadline: October 2, 2018 for letters of inquiry
  • Programs on this deadline:
    • Career Development Grant
    • New Investigator Grant
    • Prospective Clinical Grant

BrightFocus FoundationAlzheimer's Disease Research Grants

  • Deadline: October 2, 2018
  • Two programs:
    • Standard Awards ($300,000 over three years). For researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards ($200,000 over two years). For young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

American Lung AssociationLung Cancer Discovery Award

  • $200,000 over two years
  • Deadline: October 3, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For highly meritorious research projects with the potential to:
    • Significantly improve and transform diagnostic and therapeutic paradigms;
    • Foster innovation, use novel approaches; and/or
    • Accelerate progress in lung cancer research that improves patient care and helps save lives

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundationvarious

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

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

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

American Cancer SocietyMentored Research Scholar Grant

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

Angelman Syndrome FoundationResearch Grants

  • Up to $200,000 over two years
  • Annual deadlines: October 15 and April 15
  • For pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Particular interest in communication, behavioral issues, and identification of issues and treatments that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families.

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCFF/NIH-Unfunded Award

  • $250,000 over two years
  • Annual deadline: October 31
  • For cystic fibrosis-related research projects that have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (or governmental funding agencies in other countries) but cannot be supported by available funds

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation FundGrants

  • $25,000
  • Deadline: 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.

The Gerber FoundationResearch Grants

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

The Gerber FoundationResearch 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.

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationResearch Grants

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

The Leakey FoundationResearch 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.

GileadGrant Programs

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

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

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationConference 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 InitiativeExplorer Awards

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

Dana FoundationClinical Neuroscience Research Program

  • $300,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • 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.

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

PfizerInvestigator-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 MITNeurotechnology (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 FoundationGrants

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

Rising Tide FoundationCancer 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 FoundationConference Grants

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

MerckInvestigator Studies Program

  • Support can be funding or provision of drug/vaccine
  • As of July 2018, areas of support are:
    • Biosimilars
    • Cardiovascular
    • Endocrinology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Neuroscience
    • Oncology
    • Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy
    • Respiratory
    • Surgery
    • Vaccines
    • Women's Health

MerckInnovation Network

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

Charles A. Dana FoundationClinical 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/APDAConference 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 FoundationConference Grants

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

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationEvidence 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 FoundationPioneering Ideas

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

Dana FoundationClinical 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 FoundationADDF/NIH

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

Focused Ultrasound FoundationRichard Merkin Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound

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

 

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary

John Templeton FoundationGrants

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

International Documentary AssociationPare Lorentz Documentary Fund

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: September 1, 2018
  • Support for films about the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all, and/or the illumination of pressing social problems. Focus must be on land or water. Project must be in production, having completed the bulk of research and development but still having substantial production and post-production related work and expenses remaining.

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced StudyFellowships

  • Up to $60,000
  • Deadline: September 17, 2018
  • For integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the formal, natural, and social sciences—especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries. All disciplines eligible.

Harvard UniversityRadcliffe Institute Fellowships

  • $82,500
  • Deadlines:
    • September 13, 2018 for creative arts, humanities, and social sciences
    • October 5, 2018 for natural sciences and mathematics
  • Residential fellowships in Boston. All academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are these areas of special interest:
    • The broad theme of the human body
    • Women, gender, and society
    • Using the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
    • Mellon-Schlesinger Fellowship (female suffrage)

American Foundation for Suicide PreventionGrants

  • Up to $1,500,000 over three years
  • Deadlines:
    • September 15, 2018 for letters of intent for Innovation grants
    • November 15, 2018 for applications for Linked Standard Research grants
  • For studies that will increase understanding of suicide, or test treatments and other interventions that save lives. Six grant programs with varying funding levels, based on investigator rank and project type. Research priorities:
    • Pain and suicide
    • Opioids and suicide
    • Why do people become suicidal?
    • How can we better or optimally detect/predict risk?
    • What interventions are effective? What prevents individuals from engaging in suicidal behavior?
    • What other types of preventive interventions (outside health care systems) reduce suicide risk?
    • What new and existing research infrastructure is needed to reduce suicidal behavior?

Fritz Thyssen Foundation Project Support

  • Annual deadlines: September 15 and February 15
  • For projects in the humanities, social science and biomedicine. Areas of interest: Areas of interest: History, Language & Culture, The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery," State, Economy and Society, Medicine and the Natural Sciences
  • Non-Germans may apply as long as planned projects have a clear connection to the German research system—either on a personal level through German scientists working on the project; on an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes; or on a substantial level through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests. Conferences and projects may take place outside of Germany.

Eppley Foundation for ResearchChemistry/physics/biology

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

AARP Foundation — solutions for vulnerable senior citizens

  • Requires matching funding
  • Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • Two programs on this deadline:
  • For evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be brought to scale. Funder seeks to identify new interventions it can implement directly or through close collaboration with grantees.

The cogito foundationInterdisciplinary research

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

Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)Research Awards

  • Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Proposals must emphasize the use of IRIS data in projects that address open issues in the study of science and technology and in science policy. Topics of particular interest include but will not be limited to:
    • New methods to estimate social and economic return on investment for funding from various sources (federal, philanthropic, industrial, and institutional);
    • Studies about the relationship between research training, career outcomes and the downstream productivity of employers;
    • Research on the relationship between different funding sources and mechanisms and the structure and outcomes of collaboration within and across campuses;
    • Analyses of the distinctive contribution university research makes to regional economic development and resilience;
    • Examinations of the effects different funding sources and mechanisms have on research teams and the productivity and efficiency of the academic research enterprise as a whole.

American Philosophical SocietyFranklin Research Grants

  • $6,000
  • Deadlines:
    • October 1, 2018
    • December 3, 2018
  • 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. Program includes fellowships specifically for London and for the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

National Geographic SocietyRequests for Proposals

  • Up to $150,000 over two years
  • Deadline: October 3, 2018
  • Grant programs on this deadline:
    • Early Career Grants
    • Exploration Grants
    • Documenting Human Migrations
    • Species Recovery
    • Big Cats Conservation
    • Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution
    • Making the Case for Nature
    • Participatory Science

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationProfessorships

  • Up to $6 million over five years for experimental disciplines; $4 million for theoretical disciplines
  • Annual deadlines: October 15 and April 15
  • 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.

Dining for Women Women and girls in developing countries

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadlines: October 24 and April 24 for letters of inquiry
  • For projects that empower women and girls living in extreme poverty, by fostering good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Must have minimum of three years of operations in a developing country.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineJefferson Science Fellowship Program

  • $50,000 for living expenses, plus $10,000 for travel (Dartmouth pays salary)
  • Annual deadline: October 31
  • One-year assignments with U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., as science advisors. Opportunities to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. For tenured or similarly ranked faculty.

Misk Foundation/Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMisk Grand Challenges

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

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationFaculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program

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

Environmental Research & Education FoundationGrants

  • 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 FoundationUnsolicited 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

Retirement Research FoundationResponsive Grants

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

Water Environment & Reuse FoundationPaul L. Busch Award

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

Mitsubishi Electric America FoundationYouth/veterans with disabilities

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

IBM World Community Grid

  • Free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing resources
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For research projects in the following disciplines:
    • New and existing infectious disease research: cures for HIV and AIDS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, malaria, and others
    • Genomic and disease research: studies that seek to identify the functions of the proteins that are coded by human genes and how they might relate to cures for common diseases
    • Natural disasters and hunger: earthquake predictions, information on improving crop yields and livestock production, and evaluation of the supply of critical natural resources such as water
    • Environmental Research: Meteorology and s scientists conducting cutting-edge research in health, poverty and sustainability.
  • All data generated must be contributed to the public domain.

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationFriedrich 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 FoundationHumboldt 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 FoundationHumboldt Research Award

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

Surdna FoundationSustainable 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 FoundationEvidence 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 FoundationSmall 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.

North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationScience 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 CongressTeaching With Primary Sources Regional Program

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

Walmart FoundationNational Giving Program

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

 

Graduate/Postdoctoral

PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Up to $50,000 over two years
  • Deadlines:
    • September 1, 2018 for Informatics, and Pharmaceutics
    • February 1, 2019 for Health Outcomes and Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
  • 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

PhRMA FoundationPost-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Up to $120,000 over two years
  • Deadlines:
    • September 1, 2018 for Informatics, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology/Toxicology
    • February 1, 2019 for Health Outcomes
  • For well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training.

Simons FoundationSimons Collaboration on the Origins of Life

  • Up to $276,000 over three years
  • Deadline: September 6, 2018 for letters of recommendation
  • Postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life at one or more laboratories or research institutions in any country.

American Chemical SocietyWCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

  • Annual deadlines: September 15 and March 1
  • For female undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research

Life Sciences Research FoundationPostdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • $186,000 over three years
  • Annual deadline: October 1
  • Early-career researchers (<5 years as Ph.D. or M.D.) in all areas of the life sciences. Limit of one fellow per laboratory at a time.

Health Resources in ActionThe Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research

  • $110,000 over two years
  • Deadline: September 28, 2018 for letter of intent
  • For senior postdoctoral researcher to conduct innovative, clinically-relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and to improve patient care. Must have completed at least three years and no more than seven years of full-time postdoctoral research experience.

Henry Luce FoundationLuce Scholars
Applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships

  • Deadlines:
    • October 1, 2018 for internal submission to Fellowship Advising
    • November 1, 2018 for external application
  • For young Americans in fields other than Asian studies to live and work in Asia. Must have a bachelor's degree and still be under age 30 as of July 1.

American Physical SocietySakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics

  • Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For completed dissertation research carried out in the field of theoretical particle physics

Transportation Research BoardTraffic Control Device Challenge

  • Up to $1,500 (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For engineering students developing traffic-control-device innovations to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety at signalized intersections

American Physical SocietyJustin Jankunas Doctoral Dissertation Award in Chemical Physics

  • Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For a doctoral dissertation in any area of chemical physics. Must have passed thesis defense between November 1, 2017 and October 1, 2018.

Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)Research Awards

  • Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • For doctoral students and early-career researchers. Proposals must emphasize the use of IRIS data in projects that address open issues in the study of science and technology and in science policy. Topics of particular interest include but will not be limited to:
    • New methods to estimate social and economic return on investment for funding from various sources (federal, philanthropic, industrial, and institutional)
    • Studies about the relationship between research training, career outcomes and the downstream productivity of employers
    • Research on the relationship between different funding sources and mechanisms and the structure and outcomes of collaboration within and across campuses
    • Analyses of the distinctive contribution university research makes to regional economic development and resilience
    • Examinations of the effects different funding sources and mechanisms have on research teams and the productivity and efficiency of the academic research enterprise as a whole

Society of ToxicologySyngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

  • $15,000
  • Annual deadline: October 9
  • For mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. Must be third year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee.

American Physical SocietyDissertation Award in Hadronic Physics

  • Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: October 9, 2018
  • For completed dissertation research carried out in the field of hadronic physics

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationProfessorships

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

The Hertz FoundationHertz-Gates Fellowship

  • Full Ph.D. tuition plus personal stipend of $32,000 per year. Up to $5,000 annual childcare stipend.
  • Deadline: October 24, 2018
  • For incoming and first-year Ph.D. students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences, including applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. Funding for this award cycle is for the 2018–2019 academic year.
  • Recently supported fields include:
    • Aeronautics/Astronautics
    • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    • Applied Physics and Astronomy
    • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Earth and Geo Sciences
    • Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering
    • Materials Science
    • Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering
  • Applicants generally must not have completed their first year of graduate studies. Time in a master's program counts unless the Ph.D. program is a different field. Second-year students considered in exceptional cases.
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Grantees must pledge they would make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
  • Recipients who are applying to or attending Dartmouth will need to petition the Foundation to negotiate an agreement with Dartmouth.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationDoctoral Dissertation Grant Program

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

National Academy of EducationSpencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • $70,000 (30 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • For early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research

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