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Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research — Egg-Tech Prize

  • $400,000 in Phase I (10 percent indirects allowed); $4,500,000 in Phase II
  • Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • For research projects that seek to develop a technology capable of identifying the sex of poultry prior to incubation. Phase I (seed funding) seeks technology that:
    • has high sensitivity and specificity
    • functions prior to incubation of eggs at 37-38 °C
    • is capable of processing 2,000 eggs per hour
    • ideally is non-invasive/does not penetrate the eggshell

BioGen — Patient Education

  • Annual deadlines:
    • May 15
    • August 15
    • November 1
    • February 15
  • Funding to an eligible institution or organization to support independent educational activities for patients or caregivers

Alex’s Lemonade Stand — Reach Grants

  • $250,000 over two years
  • Deadline: May 20, 2019
  • To fund developmental therapeutic studies for pediatric cancer in the late stage of preclinical testing. A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of pediatric patients with cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation to the clinic within two years of completion.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand — "A" Awards

  • $800,000 over four years
  • Deadline: May 20, 2019
  • To encourage the best and brightest early career independent researchers to build lifelong careers and become leaders in the field of pediatric cancer research
  • Eligibility: must be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor. Associate and Full Professors are ineligible.

Triological Society — Clinical Scientist Development Awards

  • $400,000
  • Deadline: May 22, 2019
  • Supplemental funding to otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who receive NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08) or Mentored Patient Oriented Research Development Awards (K23).
  • Eligibility: M.D. otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who are members of the American College of Surgeons. Applicants must meet all requirements as set forth in the K08 and K23 application criteria and must be recipients of a new K08 or K23 award or have an existing K08/K23 award with a minimum of 3 years remaining in the funding period as of October 1, 2018.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation — Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures

  • Up to $990,000 over three years
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • For clinical research that will:
    • Advance gene therapies for sickle cell disease into the clinic, including gene addition and genome editing; or
    • Build on globin regulatory mechanisms to restore red blood cell function

The Gerber Foundation — Research Grants

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

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Investigators

  • Up to $2,000,000 over five years (twelve awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 3, 2019 for pre-applications
  • For innovative, risky research that has high potential for significant conceptual and methodological advances in symbioses where at least one partner is a microbe and where the symbiosis takes place in a marine or freshwater environment. Not for agriculture, aquaculture, aquaponics, the human microbiome, applied sciences, symbiosis in terrestrial systems, symbioses without a microbe, predator-prey relationships, or pathogen research. Three areas of interest:
    • origins and evolution
    • mechanisms of symbiotic interactions
    • ecology and natural history
  • Eligibility: minimum of four years in a tenured or tenure-track position, with first independent appointment no later than June 3, 2015; must have been principal investigator on one or more active, major, competitive research grants (e.g., NSF, NASA, ERC, DFG, Wellcome Trust, Moore Foundation).

Rheumatology Research Foundation — Career Development Research Awards

  • Deadline: June 3, 2019 for letters of intent
  • For early and mid-career investigators to continue vital research into the cause, prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Programs:
    • Scientist Development Award ($225,000 over two years)
    • Investigator Award ($375,000 over three years)
    • Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge ($75,000 over one year)
    • Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement ($100,000 over two years)
    • Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge ($200,000 over two years)

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research — Emerging Leader Awards

  • $750,000 over three years
  • Deadline: June 4, 2019 for letters of intent
  • For early-career investigators conducting high-risk, high-impact cancer research
  • Eligibility: 3–8 years from start of independent research appointment, have obtained independent funding (e.g., NIH/R01, NSF/CAREER, or equivalent multi-year awards)

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation — Physician Scientist Fellowship

  • Up to $220,000 over two years
  • Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • For physician scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement. The goal is to aid in the transition into a research faculty appointment.

Society for Neuroscience — Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

  • $25,000 plus travel expenses
  • Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • For a researcher who has made a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience, or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience. Nominations must be made for endorsed by a Society member.

Pfizer — Unmet Needs in the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

  • $250,000
  • Deadline: June 10, 2019
  • For education for rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care practitioners as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health

  • Up to $250,000 (3-4 awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 12, 2019
  • For empirical research to understand the ways that for-profit anchors advance health and well-being in the communities where they are located. Funded studies are expected to include rigorous empirical research that will inform the business case for why and how more companies serve as anchor institutions in their immediate surrounding geographies.

Eppendorf — Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

  • $25,000
  • Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Awarded annually to a young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.

Vilcek Foundation — Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

  • $50,000 (three awards will be made)
  • Deadline: June 20, 2019
  • For young, immigrant faculty who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in biomedical science. Eligible work may be basic, applied, and/or translational.
  • Eligibility:
    • full-time in an independent academic position (e.g., assistant or associate professor); no graduate students or postdoctoral fellows working under the supervision of a mentor
    • born after 1980 outside the United States
    • must have legal U.S. residency

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation — Research Fellows

  • $75,000
  • Deadline: June 24, 2019
  • For young investigators to begin their studies in the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology, treatment and drug resistance. Areas of interest:
    • The immune biology of multiple myeloma and precursor disease
    • Rational immune therapy and the immunological basis of response and resistance 
    • Next generation adoptive cell therapies 
    • Next generation liquid biopsies and diagnostics
  • Eligibility: post-doctorate, clinical fellow, or junior faculty (assistant professor or below). Highest degree within the last five years.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants

  • Up to $25,000
  • 2019 deadlines:
    • June 30
    • October 31
  • 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 eligible.

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation — Biomedical Research Fellowship

  • $175,500 over three years
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • For biological or medical researchers. One application per laboratory.
  • Eligibility: No more than one year of postdoctoral research experience as of the deadline. Ph.D. (or D.Phil. or equivalent) received no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Innovation Award

  • $400,000 over two years, with the opportunity for two additional years
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • For “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. For early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered. Applications will be accepted from all scientific disciplines provided that the proposed research meets the selection criteria. Applicants are expected to commit a minimum of 80 percent of their time to conducting research.
  • Applicants must belong to one of the following categories:
    • Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first five (5) years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position (Cut-off date: July 1, 2014).
    • Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows (in the final year of their sub-specialty training) holding an MD who are pursuing a period of independent research before taking a tenure-track faculty position. Such individuals must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, dedicated laboratory space and the support of their institution.
    • Distinguished Fellows with an exceptional record of research accomplishment identified by their institution to pursue an independent research program and who have dedicated laboratory space. These candidates are markedly distinct from traditional postdoctoral fellows. Examples: Whitehead Fellows, UCSF Fellows, Cold Spring Harbor Fellows.
    • Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows are NOT eligible

Paralyzed Veterans of America — Research Grants and Fellowships

  • Up to $150,000 over two years
  • Deadline: July 1, 2j019
  • Supports innovative research and fellowships that improve the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease. Four programs:
    • Basic Science. Laboratory research in the basic sciences
    • Clinical. Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial and economic effects, and interventions to alleviate these effects
    • Design and Development. Assistive technology, including improving identification, selection and utilization of devices
    • Fellowships. For postdoctoral scientists, clinicians and engineers to encourage training and specialization in the field of spinal cord research
  • Eligibility: Senior fellows are encouraged to apply as principal investigators. Post-doctoral individuals are eligible to apply for fellowship support within four years of receiving a Ph.D. or completing M.D. residency. Graduate students can participate in Foundation-related research and be paid from a Foundation award. However, graduate students cannot apply for a Foundation grant either as a fellow or as a principal investigator.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

  • $400,000 over 2 years
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • For early-career researchers with high-risk/high-reward ideas that have the potential to significantly impact prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. For projects that lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered. Applications will be accepted from all scientific disciplines provided that the proposed research meets the selection criteria. Applicants with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Eligibility:
    • Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first five (5) years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position (Cut-off date: July 1, 2014).
    • Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows (in the final year of their sub-specialty training) holding an MD who are pursuing a period of independent research before taking a tenure-track faculty position. 
    • Distinguished Fellows with an exceptional record of research accomplishment identified by their institution to pursue an independent research program and who have dedicated laboratory space. 
    • Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible. 

National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine — Building Capacity for Science Communication

  • Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
  • For the formation and development of collaborative researcher–practitioner partnerships to advance the science of science communication through the development, use, and evaluation of evidenced-based approaches to the practice of communicating with people about science. Support may be given to projects at various stages of project planning or execution.

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) — various

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International — various

  • Deadline: July 2, 2019
  • Programs:
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships ($57,984–$69,060/year for three years)
    • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships ($95,000/year for three years)
    • Career Development Awards ($150,000/year for up to five years)
      • Eligibility first faculty-level appointment less than 3 years before the submission date
    • Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards ($150,000/year for five years)
      • Eligibility first faculty-level appointment less than 5 years before the submission date

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation — Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

  • $500,000 to be divided among 8–9 projects
  • Deadline: July 9, 2019 for letter of inquiry
  • For innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

National Geographic Society — Requests for Proposals

  • Up to $70,000 (usually under $30,000), over up to two years
  • Deadlines:
    • July 10, 2019
    • October 9, 2019
  • For projects in these areas:
    • Documenting Human Migrations
    • Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa
    • Species Recovery
    • Big Cats Conservation
    • Making the Case for Nature
    • Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution
    • Participatory Science
    • Conservation Technologies
    • AI for Earth

National Geographic Society — Exploration Grants

  • Up to $30,000
  • Deadlines:
    • July 10, 2019
    • October 9, 2019
  • For experienced project leaders in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology

The Americana Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $50,000
  • Annual deadlines for concept letters:
    • 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)
    • Preference for Michigan applicants, but a few grants are made across the country

National Geographic Society — Early Career Grants

  • Up to $10,000; usually $5,000
  • Deadlines:
    • July 10, 2019
    • October 9, 2019
  • Projects must align with one of these areas of interest:
    • The Human Journey
    • Wildlife and Wild Places
    • Our Changing Planet
  • Eligibility:
    • no more than five years professional experience
    • requires no advanced degree or previous project lead experience

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation — Core RFPs

  • Up to $5,000,000
  • Deadlines:
    • July 12, 2019
    • October 11, 2019
  • For Alzheimer’s drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core programs:
    • Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (up to $5,000,000)
    • Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development (up to $600,000; more for PET ligand development for regulatory or clinical work)
    • Prevention Beyond the Pipeline (up to $100,000 for epidemiological analyses; up to $3,000,000 for clinical trials)
    • Drug Discovery (up to $600,000)

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation — Journalism Grant

  • $300,000 to be divided among 8–10 projects
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • For health-care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and examines emerging issues and their implications for health care costs, quality and access. Funding for reporting, educational opportunities for journalists and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns.

American Diabetes Association — Core Research Programs

  • Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Research Awards
    • Innovative Basic Science
    • Innovative Clinical or Translational Science
  • Development Awards
    • Junior Faculty Development
    • Minority Junior Faculty Development
  • Training Awards
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Minority Undergraduate Internship

The Leakey Foundation — Research Grants

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

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — 100&Change

  • $100 million
  • Deadlines:
    • July 16, 2019 for registration
    • August 6, 2019 for applications
  • Competition for a single grant of $100 million to a project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Proposals from any field or problem area considered. Competitive proposals will address a significant problem and provide a solution that is impactful, evidence-based, feasible, and durable. See previous grantees. The foundation aims to run this competition every three years.
  • A sample application and applicant webinars are available now at the link above, but the actual application and/or guidelines may change when the application portal opens on April 30, 2019.
  • Please contact Corporate and Foundation Relations if you are interested in applying.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation — Policy and Advocacy

  • Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: July 22, 2019 for letters of intent
  • For engagement with New Hampshire communities on efforts that address quality of life and improve conditions for all across the lifespan. Projects should address these components of community wellbeing:
    • Built environment
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Social and civic participation and inclusion
    • Employment
    • Communication and information
    • Community support and health services

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • For an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality.
  • Eligibility: no more than 20 years of experience as an independent investigator or team leader.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

  • ~$1,850,000 over five years (up to six awards will be made)
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • For top-rank junior researchers whose work has already been internationally recognized as outstanding. 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. Applications from women particularly encouraged.
  • Eligibility: doctorate or equivalent degree completed “with distinction” after July 31, 2013

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship In Rehabilitation Research

  • Deadline: July 31, 2019 for pre-applications
  • For a mentor-institution combination responsible for recruitment, selection, and training of postdoctoral fellows to pursue a career in rehabilitation research applied to MS and similar disorders. Mentor should be an established and active researcher in MS or a related field. The mentor and fellow may come from a variety of different fields including medicine, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, psychology, rehabilitation engineering, nursing, or other fields.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Research Grants

  • Up to $199,700 per year for PI salary, plus support for postdocs and others, over up to five years
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019 for pre-applications
  • For studies with high relevance to multiple sclerosis and the Society’s research priorities. Fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Research Grants

  • Up to $199,700 per year for PI salary, plus support for postdocs and others, over up to five years
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • For studies with high relevance to multiple sclerosis and the Society’s research priorities. Fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

  • $42,000–$80,000 for recent Ph.Ds. (proportionally higher for Senior Associates); $30,000 for graduate entry level (higher with additional experience)
  • Annual deadlines:
    • August 1
    • November 1
    • February 1
    • May 1
  • Scientific and technological research. Graduate, postdoctoral (<5 years), and senior-level (>5 years) residential research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Retirement Research Foundation — Responsive Grants

  • Usually under $100,000; as high as $135,000 recently
  • Annual application deadlines:                    
    • August 1
    • February 1
    • May 1
  • Annual deadlines for optional letter of inquiry (for feedback):
    • June 15
    • December 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 (but not biomedical research)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation — Beckman Young Investigators Program

  • ~$600,000 over four years
  • Deadline: August 9, 2019 for letters of inquiry
  • For early-career faculty in chemistry and life sciences who have not received a major award from another funder. Particular focus on the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research. Projects should represent departures from current research directions rather than extensions or expansions of existing programs. Proposals that cut across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines are encouraged.
  • Eligibility: tenure-track or equivalent independent researcher, appointed after August 6, 2016 and before August 6, 2019. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. See external funding limits.

BioGen — Medical Education

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

John Templeton Foundation — Grants

  • Up to $234,000 for small grants program, more for large grants program
  • Deadline: August 16, 2019 for online funding inquiry
  • To support research on “the basic forces, concepts, and realities governing the universe and humankind’s place in the universe.” Interest in the intersection of scientific notions (e.g., complexity, emergence, evolution, infinity, and time) and moral and spiritual concepts (e.g., altruism, creativity, free will, generosity, gratitude, intellect, love, prayer, and purpose). There are six grant programs:
    • Science and the Big Questions
    • Character Virtue Development
    • Individual Freedom and Free Markets
    • Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius (in mathematics and science)
    • Genetics
    • Voluntary Family Planning

Rising Tide Foundation — Social/Education Programs

  • Deadline: August 27, 2019
  • 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.

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation — Grants

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Pilot Research Grants

  • $55,000, including 10 percent indirects
  • Deadline: September 9, 2019 for pre-applications
  • To test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding

Eppley Foundation for Research — Chemistry/physics/biology

  • 2016 median grant was $15,000; high was $40,000
  • Annual deadlines for letters of inquiry:
    • September 15
    • 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.

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

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

the cogito foundation — Science/humanities collaborations; public understanding of science

  • Typically around $50,000; rarely over $100,000
  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 1
    • May 1
  • Programs:
    • research grants and guest-researcher fellowships for cross-disciplinary collaboration between the sciences and the humanities
    • congresses, meetings and seminars to support prominent speakers
    • events and activities that increase public understanding of scientific thinking and the scientific method, including workshops and publications

Scoliosis Research Society — Research Grants

  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 1
    • April 1
  • Programs on this deadline:
    • Standard Research Grant (up to $50,000)
    • SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Research Grant ($25,000)
    • New Investigator ($10,000). Within the first five years of completing training.
    • Small Exploratory Research Grant ($10,000)
  • Eligibility: all grants must have at least one investigator that is an SRS member.

Laerdal Foundation — Improving Patient Outcomes

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

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

Angelman Syndrome Foundation — Research Grants

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

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
    • 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 — Clinician Scientist Development Grant

  • Up to $675,000 over five years, plus 8 percent indirects. Includes up to $10,000 annually per mentor.
  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 15
    • April 1
  • Support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists. Must be full-time and within the first 6 years of initial faculty appointment.

American Cancer Society — Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Up to $163,500 over three years
  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 15
    • April 1
  • For researchers who have received a doctoral degree to start training for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research)

American Cancer Society — Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families

  • Up to $120,000 over two years, plus 20 percent indirects
  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 15
    • April 1
  • For pilot and exploratory research studies with the purpose of testing interventions, developing research methodologies, or exploring novel areas of research in palliative care for cancer patients and their families. Open to independent investigators at all stages of their career.

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

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

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation — Research Grants & Fellowships

  • Up to $264,000
  • Annual deadlines for letters of inquiry:
    • November 5
    • May 5
  • For early-career researchers, as well as other professional development opportunities in the field of IBD.
    • The Litwin IBD Pioneers Initiative. Clinical and translational research projects with the potential to impact the treatment of IBD patients in the near future.
    • Senior Research Awards. For established researchers to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources.
    • Career Development Awards. To help prepare individuals with research potential to transition to a career of independent investigation.
    • Research Fellowship Awards. To help prepare individuals with research potential for a career of independent investigation.

Parkinson’s Foundation — Impact Awards

  • Up to $150,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For new and established researchers in Parkinson’s Disease. Projects should be “outside the box” ideas that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms, with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson’s, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea.

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

Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Program

  • $300,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • For translational researchers to test promising therapies, from animal model research, in a small number of patients with devastating, currently untreatable, brain diseases. Also supported are studies to develop ethical guidelines for clinical brain research, and prognostic data based on treatment outcomes in patients with severe brain injuries or disorders. The program also occasionally considers studies of complex cognitive processes, such as creativity.

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

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

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

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

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.

Satellite Healthcare — Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Company seeks collaborators on nephrology and dialysis research. Areas of interest:
    • Dialysis Delivery Process Improvement
    • Home Dropout Reduction
    • Alternative Modality Models to Enable Individualized Care
    • Transitions of Care

Endowment for Health — Opportunity Grants

  • Up to $20,000
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • 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. 

Thrasher Research Fund — E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards

  • Median award is $320,000
  • Concept papers accepted on a rolling basis.
  • To improve children’s health through medical research, with an emphasis on​ projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years.

Acumed — Research Grants

  • To collaborate with Acumed on non-clinical and clinical research projects that fulfill a genuine research purpose to the medical industry and Acumed initiatives, are designed appropriately for scientific merit, and comply with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals

Dana Foundation — Clinical Neuroscience Research Program

  • Up to $300,000 over three years
  • Preliminary proposals accepted on a rolling basis
  • For “first in man” studies involving a few patients with devastating brain disease for which there currently is no effective treatment. “Controlled clinical studies,” based on promising animal studies, to determine whether the tested new therapy shows initial promise.