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LIMITED APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation — Grants
Dartmouth may submit one application per funding cycle

  • $20,000 on average
  • Deadlines:
    • April 23, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • July 1, 2018 for external submission of concept paper
  • For research and projects in three broad areas in the developing world:
    • Conservation of viable ecosystems and protection of biological diversity
    • Improvement of access to food for consumption
    • Public health programs that are preventive rather than curative in nature

American Diabetes Association — Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Dartmouth may submit one nomination per program

  • Up to $1,625,000 over seven years
  • Deadlines for all programs:
    • April 23, 2018 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • July 2, 2018 for external application
  • For exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. All disciplines eligible, including: medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. Minority/diversity nominations strongly encouraged.
  • Three programs:
    • Initiator Award: post-doctoral and research fellows
    • Accelerator Award: early-career diabetes investigators
    • Visionary Award: established investigators new to diabetes research

New York Academy of Sciences — Innovators in Science Award
Dartmouth may nominate one candidate in each category

  • $200,000 (two awards will be made)
  • Deadlines
    • April 27, 2018 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
    • June 25, 2018 for external application
  • To recognize researchers in regenerative medicine. There are two awards:
    • Early-Career Scientist (10 years or less from doctoral degree)
    • Senior Scientist (11 years or more in active research)

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

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

St. Baldrick's Foundation — Infrastructure Grants
Dartmouth may submit one application

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

St. Baldrick's Foundation — St. Baldrick's Fellows
Dartmouth may submit one application

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

St. Baldrick's Foundation — Robert J. Arceci International Innovation Award
Dartmouth may submit one application

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

 

Arts & Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts — Challenge America

  • $10,000 (requires $10,000 match)
  • Deadline: April 12, 2018
  • To extend the reach of the arts to populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund — Publication grants

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

Open Society Foundations — "Moving Walls" Documentary Photography Project

  • Up to $60,000
  • Deadline: April 20, 2018
  • Joint exhibition and fellowship opportunity for photographers, artists, and media makers. The broadly-interpreted themes are: migration, identity, belonging, and resilience—from a variety of perspectives. Selected projects will be featured in the next installment of the Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in September 2018 at the Open Society Foundations offices in New York City. Selected artists will receive a fellowship of $30,000–$60,000 to support ongoing or future work.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Reinventing Teaching and School Leadership: Preparing the Youth with the 21st Century Skills Needed for a Knowledge Economy

  • $100,000 initially; successful projects eligible for scale-up funding
  • Deadline: May 2, 2018
  • For new innovative ideas that transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the skills they need to succeed, such as: problem solving, leadership, creativity, and adaptability. Ideas may cover one or more of these areas:
    • Reinventing the recruitment process
    • Transforming training and professional development
    • Improving resources that support high-quality learning
    • New forms of management
    • Any other area that drastically improves the performance of teachers and school leaders in line with the new competency-based curriculum of the future

Whiting Foundation — Creative Nonfiction Grant

  • $40,000 (up to eight awards will be made)
  • Deadline: May 2, 2018
  • For completing a book-length work of nonfiction for a general, not an academic, readership. For works of history, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, the sciences, philosophy, criticism, food or travel writing, and personal essays, among other categories. Projects must currently be under contract with a U.S. publisher, signed on or before May 2, 2016.

American Music Therapy Association — Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award

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

Gerda Henkel Foundation — Special Programme Islam, The Modern Nation State And Transnational Movements

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

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Conference Grants

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

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

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

Kurt Weill Foundation — Performance Grant

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

Gerda Henkel Foundation — General Research Grants

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

Bank of America Charitable Foundation — Community Development Needs

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

The Griffin Trust — The Griffin Poetry Prize

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

For Aaron Copeland Fund for Music — Performance Program

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

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

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

The Griffin Trust — The Griffin Poetry Prize

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

#GIRLBOSS Foundation — Grants

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

Claremont McKenna University — Tufts Poetry Awards

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

The Americana Foundation — Grants

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

Art OMI — Translation Lab

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

Terra Foundation for American Art — Exhibition Grants

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

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

J.M. Kaplan Fund — Furthermore Publication Grants

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

College Art Association — Millard Meiss Publication Fund

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

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

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

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

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — History Of Art Grants Program

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Conservation Grants Program

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Digital Resources Grants Program

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

Samuel H. Kress Foundation — Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

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

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

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

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation — Humanities Program

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

Henry Luce Foundation — America Art Responsive Grants

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

Henry Luce Foundation — Theology Program Responsive Grants

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

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Travel Subsidies and Stipends

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

Fritz Thyssen Foundation — Library Subsidies

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

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives — Research Grant

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

Society of Architectural Historians — Research-to-Teaching Grants

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

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation — Grants for organizations

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

 

Social Sciences & Business/Entrepreneurship

University of Louisville — Grawemeyer Award in Education

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • For ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment. No self-nomination.

Spencer Foundation — Small Research Grants

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

VentureWell — E-Team Program

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

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

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

Wenner-Gren Foundation — Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • $40,000 (up to eight awards will be made)
  • Annual deadline: May 1
  • For early-career scholars (<10 years from Ph.D.) to develop completed anthropology research for publication

William T. Grant Foundation — Research Grants

  • Up to $1 million over four years
  • Deadlines for letter of inquiry:
  • May 2, 2018
  • August 1, 2017
  • For research on programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Gerda Henkel Foundation — Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Regular Grant Programs

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Immigration and Immigrant Integration

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Computational Social Science

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

Wenner-Gren Foundation — Conference and Workshop Grants

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

American Psychological Foundation — David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

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

Smith Richardson Foundation — Strategy and Policy Fellows

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

American Psychological Foundation — David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Visiting Scholars Program

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

Open Society Foundations — Fellowship

  • 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 Commission — Publishing 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 Foundation — Outcomes 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).

Tinker Foundation — Institutional Grants

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

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

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

American History Assocation — Research Travel Grants and Fellowships

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

Yidan Prize Foundation — Yidan Prize

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

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation — Psychosocial Research

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

American Psychological Foundation — Visionary Grants

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

History of Science Society — HSS/NASA Fellowship

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

Smith Richardson Foundation — Domestic Public Policy Program

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

Public Welfare Foundation — Grants

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

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

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

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

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

Rising Tide Foundation — Social/ Education Programs

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

Rising Tide Foundation — Libertarian Programs

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

Economic Security Project — Universal Basic Income (UBI)

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

Institute for Aegean Prehistory — Publication assistance

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

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

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

  

 Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 

Association for Computing Machinery — Gordon Bell Prize

  • $10,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • For outstanding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Teams of up to 12 individuals may apply.

Applied Separations — Teaching Supercritical Fluids in the Classroom

  • $30,000 in equipment
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Award consists of a supercritical fluid system and vessel designed specifically for the higher education market, along with supporting classroom materials

Transportation Research Board — IDEA Programs

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadlines:
    • May 1, 2018
    • November 1, 2018
  • Start-up funding for promising, but unproven, innovations in surface transportation systems. Two types of funding:
    • concept explorations that demonstrate the validity of unproven concepts
    • projects to develop and test prototypes of proven concepts

VentureWell — E-Team Program

  • Up to $25,000
  • Deadlines:
    • May 2, 2018
    • October 3, 2018
  • For a multidisciplinary group of students and faculty to bring an engineered, physical invention to market

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation — Jean Dreyfus Lectureship

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

SPIE — Education Outreach Grants Program

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

United Engineering Foundation — Grants

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

American Physical Society — Physics awards

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

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — Sloan Energy Transmission

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

American Physical Society — Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution

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

Environmental Research & Education Foundation — Grants

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

American Physical Society — M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

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

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation — Paul L. Busch Award

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

The Marconi Society — Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

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

American Chemical Society — Local Section Innovative Project Grant Program

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

The Marconi Society — Marconi Prize

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

Materials Research Society — Awards

  • $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 Foundation — Grant 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 Chemical Society — WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

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

Cisco Research Center — Insider Threat

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

Comcast — Innovation Fund

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

Unilever — Open Innovation

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

Toyota USA Foundation — STEM grants

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

Simons Foundation — Targeted Grants in Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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

Cisco Research Center — Research and Academic Programs

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

 Comcast — Research Grants

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

  Chemical Heritage Foundation — Library Travel Grants

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

American Physical Society — International Research Travel Award Program

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

  

Biological Sciences, Medicine & Engineering 

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

Pfizer — various

  • April 12, 2018
    • Appropriate Immunisations in Adult Patients with Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Conditions
  • April 30, 2018
    • Developing Clinical Research and Publication Skills

L'Oreal-UNESCO — For Women in Science International Awards

  • $122,000 (five awards will be made)
  • Nominations open March 31, 2018
  • For contributions by women to the advancement of Life Sciences. Must be nominated by an eminent scientist.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation — various

  • Up to $3 million
  • Deadlines for letters of intent:
    • April 13, 2018
    • 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

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

  • Up to $225,000 over three years for Research Grants
  • Up to $30,000 for Grants-in-Aid
  • Annual deadlines: April 15; October 1; January 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.

Medtronic — Interventional Cardiology Fellowships

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

Microsoft — Genomics for Research

  • Award consists of Azure cloud computing resources
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • For researchers interested in testing and developing their own next-generation sequencing pipelines using the Microsoft Genomics service (integrated analysis of genotypic and phenotypic data)

University of Washington/Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging — Pilot Grants

  • Up to $10,000 (up to ten awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 16, 2018
  • To rapidly pursue a new finding or research opportunity, or to obtain preliminary data that will serve as a basis for a major research grant application. The projects should utilize the services of one or more of the three Research Core Services of the UW Center:
    • Proteomics
    • Metabolomics
    • Invertebrate Longevity & Health Span

Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research — Seeding Solutions

  • Average grant could be $40,000–$140,000. Requires one-to-one non-federal match. At least one award will be made in each area.
  • Deadline: April 18, 2018 for pre-proposals
  • For solutions to intractable problems in these areas:
    • Food Waste and Loss
    • Protein Challenge
    • Water Scarcity
    • Innovation Pathway to Sustainability
    • Healthy Soils, Thriving Farms
    • Urban Food Systems
    • Making "My Plate" Your Plate

Prostate Cancer Foundation — Challenge Awards

  • Up to $1,000,000 per team (five awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 23, 2018
  • For investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. High risk, currently unfunded projects are preferred, as are projects in VA hospitals.

The Kresge Foundation — Emerging Leaders in Public Health

  • Up to $125,000
  • Deadlines:
    • April 25, 2018 to request an application
    • April 30, 2018 to complete the online application
  • For collaborations between pairs of public health leaders: a top leader in the organization, and a co-leader identified as an emerging leader from the same organization. Award includes leadership coaching and development.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action: Matching Service

  • $700,000 over two years
  • Deadline: April 26, 2018
  • For research partnerships that result in rigorously designed studies that could be funded by Evidence for Action (E4A), another RWJF program, or other funding source. Particular interest in matching organizations with no previous RWJF funding. Grantee's primary role will be to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners to rigorously evaluate the health impacts of program or policy interventions. Organizations working in and with communities may include health care providers, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and social service or government agencies, which have the infrastructure to implement initiatives but limited research capacity for scientifically rigorous evaluation of their impact.

Worldwide Cancer Research — Cancer research

  • Up to $343,000 over three years
  • Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • For fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. Not for clinical projects, but proposals with a small clinical element as an essential part of a basic or translational research project are often permitted.

International Anesthesia Research Society — Mentored Research Awards

  • $175,000 over two years (up to four awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • For any area of investigation (clinical, translational, basic science) that has ultimate relevance to the broad practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties. Principal applicant must be IARS member who has yet to establish substantial independent research funding or who is initiating a new area of research.

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation — Grants

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

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment — Conservation Fund Grants

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

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Grand Challenges Explorations

  • $100,000 initially; successful projects eligible for additional $1 million
  • Deadline: May 2, 2018
  • Subject areas:
    • Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency
    • Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition
    • Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Grand Challenges: Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • No fixed funding limit
  • Deadline: May 2, 2018 for letter of inquiry
  • To generate data to understand the sources of infection and dynamics of transmission of Campylobacter in children in low- and middle-income countries

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation — Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

  • Up to $600,000
  • Deadline: May 4, 2018 for letter of intent
  • Three programs:
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships: early-career training and specialization in the field of spinal cord injury research
    • Pilot Research Grants: to establish new investigators in the field of spinal cord injury research and support studies by established investigators who are undertaking new directions
    • Senior Research Grants: for senior-level investigators to expand the scope of their work in targeted studies that will move the field along the translational spectrum

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Research Grants

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

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

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

Pfizer — Transthyretin Amyloidosis Competitive Research Grant Awards for Junior Investigators

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

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants

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

BioGen — Medical Education

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

Brain Aneurysm Foundation — Research Grant

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

Pfizer — Gene Therapy for Hemophilia Research Awards Program

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

Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund — Sustainable krill fishery

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

Franklin Institute — Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

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

Endowment for Health — Opportunity Grants

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

American Floral Endowment — Research Grants

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

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants

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

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation — Health Care Research Award

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

Intuitive Surgical — Clinical Research Grants for Robotic-assisted Surgery

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

Eppendorf — Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

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

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants

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

University of Alabama-Birmingham/Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging — Pilot Grants

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

National Geographic Society — Early 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

Association of Field Ornithologists — Pamela 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 Foundation — Research 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.

American Philosophical Society — Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

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

Scleroderma Foundation — Research Grants

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

Thrasher Research Fund — Early Career Awards

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

American Epilepsy Society — Seed Grant Program

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

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

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

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

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

American Cancer Society — Mentored Research Scholar Grant

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

Gilead — Grant Programs

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

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

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

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

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative — Explorer Awards

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

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

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

Pfizer — Investigator-Initiated Research

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

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

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

Bay Area Lyme Foundation — Grants

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

Rising Tide Foundation — Cancer Research

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

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

Merck — Investigator Studies Program

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

Merck — Innovation Network

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

Charles A. Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Program

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

Parkinson's Foundation/APDA — Conference Awards

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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Conference Grants

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Pioneering Ideas

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

Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Grants

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

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation — ADDF/NIH

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

Focused Ultrasound Foundation — Richard Merkin Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound

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

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary

Brandeis University — Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize

  • $25,000
  • Annual deadline: April 1
  • For outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. No self-nominations.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships

  • $1.4 million to be split between 3–4 awards
  • Deadline: April 11, 2018 for pre-proposals
  • For researchers interested in partnering in new ways with community-based organizations to apply their analytic capabilities to community-identified challenges (e.g., public health, environmental, poverty, violence, urban planning, social services, etc.)

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

  • $100,000 (100 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 14, 2018 (more rounds to follow)
  • Global citizenship: testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
    • No poverty
    • Zero hunger
    • Good health and well-being
    • Quality education
    • Gender equality
    • Clean water and sanitation
  • Education: ideas that transform teaching or school leadership
    • Reinventing the recruitment process
    • Transforming training and professional development
    • Improving resources that support high-quality learning
    • New forms of management
    • Any other improvement in the performance of teachers and school leaders in line with competency-based curriculum

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Professorships

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

Templeton World Charity Foundation — Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information

  • $110,000 per year, for up to three years (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • The Power of Information initiative explores how information may act as fundamental concept in nature and a pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena within a single framework. The fellowships support exceptional early-career scholars engaged in such work. Must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing Ph.D. Newly graduated Ph.Ds. eligible. For researchers working in the following areas:
    • mathematics
    • statistics
    • physics
    • chemistry
    • biology
    • biophysics
    • computer science
    • electrical engineering
    • philosophy of science

Breakthrough Prizes

  • $3,000,000 in each area
  • Deadline: April 30, 201
  • For important, primarily recent, achievements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Committees of previous laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that's online and open to the public.
    • Fundamental Physics: open to all physicists—theoretical, mathematical, experimental
    • Life Sciences: understanding living systems and extending human life
    • Mathematics: significant discoveries in all branches
  • Also, up to six New Horizons Prizes of $100,000 each for promising early-career researchers in the fields of Physics and Mathematics

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Anneliese Maier Research Award

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

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:
    • May 1
    • August 1
    • February 1
  • For projects that have a significant focus on adults ages 65 and over, in the following areas:
    • Advocacy. Achieving enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans
    • Direct Service. Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports
    • Professional Education and Training. Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults
    • Research. Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

National Center for Responsible Gaming — Grants

  • Deadlines:
    • May 1, 2018 (Early Stage Investigator) for applications
    • June 1, 2018 (Large Grants) for letter of intent
    • August 1, 2018 (Seed) for applications
  • For the study of gambling disorders. Applications welcomed from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroeconomics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines.
    • Large Grants ($150,000 over two years plus 15 percent indirect)
    • Early Stage Investigator ($130,000 over two years plus 15 percent)
    • Seed Grants ($30,000 for one year plus 15 percent)
    • Travel Grants ($1,500) accepted on a rolling basis

The cogito foundation — Interdisciplinary research

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

Environmental Research & Education Foundation — Grants

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

Water Environment & Reuse Foundation — Paul L. Busch Award

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

Templeton World Charity Foundation — Global Innovations for Character Development

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

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation — Youth/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.

Rita Allen Foundation — Unsolicited proposals

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

National Geographic Society — Requests 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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Sofja 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.

John Templeton Foundation — Templeton Prize

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

Institute of Museum and Library Sciences — National Leadership Grants for Libraries

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

Eppley Foundation for Research — Chemistry/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.

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

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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Humboldt Research Award

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

Innocentive — Premium Challenges

  • $10,000–$175,000
  • Continually changing menu of industry- and consortium-generated challenges spanning many disciplines, including: business and entrepreneurship; chemistry; computer and information technology; engineering and design; food and agriculture; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; physical sciences; and social innovation. Intellectual-property terms vary. Be sure to read them -- Dartmouth only recommends applying to the RFPs that DO NOT REQUIRE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRANSFER. In the RFP, specifically look for a statement that "Solvers" (applicants) are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the "Seeker" (soliciting company).
  • Newest challenges include:
    • Highly Breathable Weather Solution Materials
    • A Robust and Reproducible Assay for Monitoring Tau Aggregation
    • Novel Methods for Controlling Non-native Marine Species
    • Seeking a High Temperature Resistant Method to Confer Water-Repellency to Glass
    • The Perfect Microbead: Seeking a New Method to Produce Monodisperse Spherical Particles
    • Briquetting of Coal Fines
    • RUSAL Challenge: Usage of Petroleum Coke with Shot Coke Particles in Calcining and Anode Production
    • RUSAL Challenge: New Binding Element for Carbon Anode Production (Coal Tar Pitch Alternative)
    • TEVA Challenge: Novel Therapeutic Targets for Disorders of the Central Nervous System
    • Detecting Leaks and Flaws in Water Pipelines – Stage 1

Surdna Foundation — Sustainable Environments

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

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

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

Russell Sage Foundation — Small Grants in Behavioral Economics

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

Tyson Foods — Tyson New Ventures

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

North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Science for Peace and Security Program

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

Library of Congress — Teaching With Primary Sources Regional Program

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

 

Graduate/Postdoctoral

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation — various

  • Up to $3 million
  • 2018 deadlines: April 13, July 13, October 12 for letter of intent
  • For researchers, clinicians, and postdoctoral fellows. Four programs on this quarterly deadline schedule:
    • Drug Discovery
    • Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
    • Biomarkers Development
    • Prevention Beyond the Pipeline
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis for unfunded NIA and NINDS proposals, and for conference funding proposals

Society for the History of Technology — Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship

  • $4,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • For the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined

Templeton World Charity Foundation — Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information

  • $110,000 per year, for up to three years (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • The Power of Information initiative explores how information may act as fundamental concept in nature and a pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena within a single framework. The fellowships support exceptional early-career scholars engaged in such work. Must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing Ph.D. Newly graduated Ph.D.s eligible. For researchers working in the following areas:
    • mathematics
    • statistics
    • physics
    • chemistry
    • biology
    • biophysics
    • computer science
    • electrical engineering
    • philosophy of science

Open Society Foundations — Civil Society Leadership Awards

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

Society for Neuroscience — Neuroscience Scholars Program

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

Simons Foundation — Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

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

American Physical Society — Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

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

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

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

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