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LIMITED APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Kinship FoundationSearle Scholars Program
Dartmouth may nominate a limited number of candidates

  • $300,000 over three years (15 awards will be made)
  • Deadlines:
    • July 23, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • September 28, 2018 for external application
  • For independent research projects in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. The Program supports both clinical and basic research.
  • Eligibility: Assistant professor appointment on or after July 1, 2017; first tenure-track position 

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation — Medical Research
Dartmouth may submit one proposal

  • Deadlines:
    • July 16, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • September 30, 2018 for external application to fall round
  • For "highly innovative and groundbreaking" medical research proposals in basic biological or applied research. Proposals should be distinctive and novel in approaches, question the prevailing paradigm, and lead to advancement of knowledge in the field. Priority given to previous grantees (which do not include Dartmouth).
  • Applications must be approved by the University Provost, or the Vice President of Research, and must be submitted through the Office of Sponsored Projects or Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Lalor FoundationAnna Lalor Burdick Program
Dartmouth may submit one concept paper

  • Up to $35,000
  • Deadlines:
    • July 16, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
    • November 1, 2018 for external submission of concept paper
  • For innovations and new programs that offer sexual and reproductive health education to young women, especially those disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health

 

Arts & Humanities

The Americana FoundationGrants

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

Art OMITranslation Lab

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

Terra Foundation for American ArtExhibition Grants

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

New England Foundation for the ArtsTouring Grant

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

Simons FoundationBridge to Independence Award

  • $495,000 over three years
  • Deadline: August 6, 2018 for letters of inquiry
  • For early-career scientists interested in autism research: senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the 2018-2019 academic year

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.

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

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 Association Terra Foundation For American Art International Publication Grant

  • Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: September 14, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • For book-length scholarly manuscripts on the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. Awards will be made in three categories:
    • Grants to U.S. publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
    • Grants to non-U.S. publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
    • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.

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

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

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.

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

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.

#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

Open Societies FoundationLeadership in Government Fellowship

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

Open Society FoundationsFellowship

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

National Historical Publications & Records CommissionPublishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

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

Brady Education FoundationOutcomes for children

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

Spencer FoundationSmall Research Grants

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

William T. Grant FoundationResearch Grants

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

Sociological Initiatives 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 

Semiconductor Research CorporationNanomanufacturing Materials and Processes

  • ~$300,000 over three years
  • Deadline: July 11, 2018 for two-page white papers
  • Nanomanufacturing research needs (see web site for additional details):
    • Patterning
    • Frond-End Processes
    • Back-End Processes
    • Common areas
    • Environment, Safety, and Health

Semiconductor Research CorporationComputer-Aided Design and Test

  • Deadline: July 11, 2018 for one-page white papers
  • For proposals in system, logic, and physical design tools to address a variety of challenges (see web site). Particular interest in the application of machine learning techniques.

Semiconductor Research Corporation Packaging Research

  • Up to $100,000 per year
  • Deadline: July 23, 2018 for white papers
    • For advanced evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformative packaging technologies for reliably encapsulating and efficiently integrating microsystems, and enabling them to interface to the macro world. Research needs for this call:
    • Global Interconnects
    • Power Delivery
    • Thermal Management
    • Metrology, Modeling, Test, and Reliability
    • New Concepts

The Marconi SocietyMarconi Prize

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

Facebook — Request For Information
NOT AN OFFER OF FUNDING, BUT A SOLICITATION OF IDEAS THAT MAY INFORM FUTURE RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Facebook seeks to identify research areas that could lead to the creation of an optical, non-invasive brain-computer interface to sense neural activity at a high bandwidth (>100 Hz). The request is framed around these questions:
    • What is the explicit quantitative relationship between changes in specific optical properties (e.g. birefringence or optical phase shift) during changes in fast, mesoscopic electrical activity?
    • What is the explicit quantitative relationship between light scattering fluctuations (e.g. dynamic light scattering, Doppler shifts) during change in fast, mesoscopic electrical activity?
    • What are the best strategies to detect these mesoscopic optical correlates of the fast neuronal signal in humans in a non-invasive manner?
  • Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    • quantitative changes in static optical properties at mesoscale during changes in fast neuronal activity
    • models of dynamic mesoscale light-tissue interaction that incorporate deterministic and stochastic aspects of neural activity
    • mathematical methods and related computer simulations to understand the magnitude and detectability of optical correlates during fast changes in neuronal activity
    • experiments using model systems to support the above questions
    • development of hardware for use in non-invasive sensing/imaging of optic correlates of fast changes in neuronal activity.
  • Contact Corporate & Foundation Relations for a copy of the complete RFI, which is not being distributed publicly.

Materials Research SocietyAwards

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

Engineering Information FoundationGrant Programs

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

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.

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

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 SocietyWCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

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

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

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

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

Cures Within Reach/CureAcceleratorRepurposing Research to Create Patient Impact in Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Up to $75,000
  • Deadline: July 16, 2018 for project proposal summaries
  • For generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals or diagnostics that could be repurposed to create "new" treatments to:
    • reduce the symptoms, progression or incidence for Retinitis Pigmentosa
    • restore function lost to Retinitis Pigmentosa
    • to reduce or eliminate severe side effects of currently used therapies for Retinitis Pigmentosa

Tufts Health Plan FoundationPolicy and Advocacy

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: July 20, 2018 for letters of intent
  • For engagement with New Hampshire communities on efforts that address quality of life, and improve conditions for all across the lifespan. Projects should address these components of community wellbeing:
    • Built environment
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Social and civic participation and inclusion
    • Employment
    • Communication and information
    • Community support and health services

Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationInnovation Award

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

American Heart Association Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment

  • Minimum proposal budget: $15,000,000 over eight years
  • Deadline: July 6, 2018 for Phase 1 submissions
  • For highly-promising teams of investigators who will expand the frontiers of bioscience, pursuing creative, transformative ideas with the potential to move brain health and cognitive impairment science forward

American Heart Association various

  • Upcoming deadlines:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: July 12, 2018 for applications
  • Institutional Research Enhancement Award: July 19, 2018 for applications
  • Merit Award: July 24, 2018 for letters of intent

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

  • $500,000 over five years
  • Deadline: July 16, 2018 for pre-proposals
  • To support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationHealthy Eating Research

  • Up to $500,000 over two years
  • Deadline: July 18, 2018 for concept papers
  • For research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level. Focused on helping all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight; and on children and adolescents from birth to 18, and their families, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity.

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.

innovosourceMedtronic ECT Blood Management Research

  • Deadline: August 3, 2018 to identify opportunities for corporate partnership
  • Primary focus: enabling coagulation/fibrinolysis testing technologies. Secondary focus: enabling blood management system technologies.
  • Possible engagement with Medtronic:
    • licensable technologies
    • research centers/groups/faculty
    • startups
    • collaborative research projects
    • equipment/facilities

Foundation for Physical Therapyvarious grant programs

  • $40,000–$100,00
  • Deadline: August 2, 2018
    • Acute Care Research Grant
    • Foundation Research Grant
    • Geriatric Research Grant
    • Health Services Research Pipeline Grant
    • Orthopaedic Research Grant
    • Pediatric Research Grant
  • For physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and to develop the next generation of researchers

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.

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.

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

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.

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

The Medical FoundationClinical, Health Services and Policy Research

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

National Geographic SocietyEarly Career Grants

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

AmerisourceBergenOpioid Resource Grant Program

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

Association of Field OrnithologistsPamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award

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

The Leakey FoundationResearch Grants

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

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance — Grants

Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationProject Concepts (Strategic Research Agreement)

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

Migraine Research Foundation/Association of Migraine DisordersMigraine Research Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: August 3, 2018
  • For any proposal relevant to basic or clinical migraine research. Particular interest in translational projects and those related to migraine variants, childhood migraine, and chronic migraine.

Health Resources in Action Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program

  • Up to $165,000 over two years, including 10 percent indirects
  • Deadline: to be posted after August 1, 2018; expected to be in September 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.

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)

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.

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

Thrasher Research FundEarly Career Awards

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

Tufts Health Plan Momentum Fund

  • $10,000
  • Informational webinars: June 6 and 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

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.

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 Institute Eugene 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

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.

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.

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

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

National Geographic SocietyRequests for Proposals

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

FacebookGlobal Literacy & Accessibility Challenge

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

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationSofja Kovalevskaja Award

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

Retirement Research Foundation Responsive Grants

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

American Foundation for Suicide PreventionGrants

  • Up to $1,500,000 over three years
  • Deadlines:
    • August 1, 2018 for letters of intent for Focus grants
    • 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?

The Harry Frank Guggenheim FoundationResearch Grants

  • Typically $15,000–$40,000
  • Annual deadline: August 1
  • For proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

National Center for Responsible GamingSeed Grants

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

American Association for the Advancement of Science — Public Engagement Awards

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

John Templeton FoundationTempleton Prize

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tyson FoodsTyson New Ventures

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

North Atlantic Treaty 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

American Federation for Aging ResearchScholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

  • $5,000 (up to eight awards will be made)
  • Deadline: July 9, 2018
  • For students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundationvarious

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

Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationDamon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: July 16, 2018
  • For top postdoctoral fellows to complete their training under the mentorship of a leading senior scientist and follow their own bold ideas in cancer research

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.

Alexander von Humboldt FoundationProfessorships

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

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and 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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