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Qiagen — Young Investigator Awards

  • instrument and reagents valued at $40,000
  • Deadline: June 20, 2019
  • To recognize and promote outstanding scientific work in the field of human identification and forensics by young scientists.
  • Eligibility: current graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and those who received their M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the last 5 years.

Prevent Cancer Foundation — Fellowships

  • $100,000 over two years
  • Deadline: June 28, 2019
  • For mentored research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention/early detection. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection.” Proposals will be accepted in these categories:
    • Near-term application, clinical, translational and population-based research projects
    • Education programs in cancer prevention/early detection
    • Early detection projects
    • Behavioral intervention projects

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; no more than two years since Ph.D. (or D.Phil. or equivalent) or no more than three years since M.D.

National Geographic Society — Early Career Grants

  • Up to $10,000; usually $5,000
  • Deadlines:
    • July 10, 2019
    • October 9, 2019
    • January 9, 2019
    • April 10, 2019
  • For early-career investigators. 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; no advanced degree or previous project lead experience required

The Leakey Foundation — Research Grants

  • Up to $25,000 for postdocs; $15,000 for doctoral students
  • Annual deadlines:
    • July 15
    • January 10
  • For research related specifically to human origins:
    • Paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene
    • Primates (Old and New World): Evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, and modern hunter-gatherer groups

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

  • $100,000
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • For Damon Runyon Fellows in the fourth year of their fellowship, to complete their training under the mentorship of a leading senior scientist and follow their own bold ideas in cancer research
  • Eligibility: Damon Runyon Fellows selected in November 2015 and May 2016, including those who terminated their awards early to accept an independent academic faculty position or other funding

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 opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
  • Eligibility: Graduate, postdoctoral (<5 years), and senior-level (>5 years)

Human Frontier Science Program — Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Fellows are granted a living allowance as well as a research and travel allowance. Depending on their specific situation fellows may also qualify to receive a child allowance, a parental leave allowance and a relocation allowance. HFSP fellowships are for 3 years, with no possibility for renewal. Fellows may interrupt HFSP support after the second year, for up to two years, while continuing their postdoctoral research funded through other sources (deferral period).
  • Deadlines:
    • August 8, 2019 for fellowship initiation
    • August 22, 2019 for submission
  • For frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques. Scientifically, they should address an important problem or a barrier to progress in the field. For early-career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.
  • Eligibility: At the start of the fellowship, the fellow must not have been working for more than 12 full months in the host institution/host country.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

  • $231,000 over four years plus medical school debt repayment
  • Deadline: August 15, 2019
  • For postdoctoral theoretical or experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
  • Eligibility: doctoral degree must have been conferred no more than 18 months prior to the application deadline

American Chemical Society — WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award

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

Cancer Research Institute — Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Up to $175,500 over three years
  • Annual deadlines:
    • October 1
    • April 1

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Professorships

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

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

  • Up to $5,000
  • Annual deadlines:
    • November 1
    • 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.

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

American Heart Association/Myocarditis Foundation — Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • For innovative basic, clinical or translational projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis.