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A list of opportunities for faculty members and postdoctoral fellows appear below. Use filters to narrow down the list based on your career stage and research area.

Before submitting proposals for these opportunities, please review our list of restricted foundations.

Each funding opportunity in the list is has a status. Open indicates that applications are now being accepted. Archived/Anticipated, indicates that an application is closed; however, we anticipate the program will reopen. Please click on individual opportunity details for more information.

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The goal of this program is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their families living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) through grants to support innovative programs/projects that improve participation and independence. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.

LOIs are due January 1, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due May 1, 2020.

View the Creating Opportunity & Independence Grants opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/01/2020
Creating Opportunity & Independence - SCICraig H. Neilsen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$25,000 to $100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. The McKnight Scholar Awards encourage neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Awards must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. 

View the Neuroscience Scholar Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/01/2020
Neuroscience Scholar AwardsMcKnight FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01
The Foundation supports projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

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 those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The geographical concentration is primarily but not exclusively European and American history and letters, broadly defined.

Grant amounts are not defined, but generally range between $5,000 and $30,000.

View the Humanities Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Humanities Program (European and American)Gladys Krieble Delmas FoundationOpen$5,000 to $30,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and HumanitiesRolling

The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to foster the conditions in which artists, culture-bearers, designers, and media-makers of color can maximize their potential as leaders, agents of social change, and designers of just systems and communities. 

Please note, Surdna is not currently accepting unsolicited LOIs for this program, but expects to in early 2019.

View the Thriving Cultures opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Thriving Cultures Program GrantsSurdna FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and HumanitiesRolling

The Inclusive Economies Program seeks to foster the creation of an inclusive and equitable economy in which people of color can maximize their potential as leaders, creators and innovators across sectors. This program supports business start-up and growth, as well as equitable economic development.

Please note, Surdna is not currently accepting unsolicited LOIs for this program, but expects to in early 2019.

View the Inclusive Economies opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Inclusive Economies Program GrantsSurdna FoundationOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and LawRolling

The Sustainable Environments Program seeks to support communities of color and low-wealth communities to direct infrastructure and land use investment dollars, drive decision-making processes and design policy solutions because those who are disproportionately impacted by environmental and climate inequity have the most powerful solutions to resolve these inequities. The Foundation focuses on two core areas: environmental and climate justice, and land use through community power.

View the Sustainable Environments opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Sustainable Environments Program GrantsSurdna FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and MathematicsRolling

This award program accepts inquiries throughout the year, and it's three core programs include: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Workers' Rights.

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Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Grants for Justice IssuesPublic Welfare FoundationOpen$70,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and LawRolling

The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

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Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical SciencesSimons FoundationOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and MathematicsRolling

This program supports research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered problem in clinical, biomedical or public health decision-making, policy, or practice. The program aims to fund projects that promote the Foundation’s vision and mission through innovative bioethics research that will have a real-world, practical impactProjects may be empirical, conceptual, or normative. Successful teams commonly involve a bioethics scholar and persons with on-the-ground experience with the bioethics dilemma, for example, in clinical care; biomedical research; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, big data, and artificial intelligence companies; or public service.

LOIs are due January 6, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due March 9, 2020.

View the Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/06/2020
Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics DilemmasThe Greenwall FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law01

The purpose of the Physician Scientist Fellowship (PSF) program is to: 1) support physician scientists in subspecialty training to lead and conduct an outstanding clinical research project; 2) ensure research time protection to enable development of research skills; and 3) facilitate strong mentorship relations. The PSF award aims to support research during final years of subspecialty fellowship and aid in the transition into a research faculty appointment.

A clinical research project, defined as the scientific investigation of the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of human disease using human subjects, human populations or materials of human origin, must be proposed in any disease area. Included in the definition are studies that utilize tissues or pathogens only if they can be linked to a patient.

View the Physician Scientist Fellowship opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/07/2020
Physician Scientist FellowshipDoris Duke Charitable FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$110,000 to $220,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences01

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. The Foundation is open to applications from design-based research teams, network improvement communities, and placed-based research alliances. In addition to pre k-12 school systems, the Foundation especially encourages applications from partnerships that include scholars and institutions of higher education, rural geographic locations, and partnerships that deeply engage community-based organizations and families. 

Applicants must complete the Intent to Apply form by January 8, 2020. Full proposals are due January 31, 2020.

View the Research-Practice Partnership opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/08/2020
Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative Research for Educational ChangeSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law01

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

View the Digital Extension Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/08/2020
Digital Extension GrantsAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law01
The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program supports early-career life scientists in academic labs across the U.S. The program is open to individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.

View the Hannah H. Gray Fellows Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Postdoctoral

01/08/2020
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program (Postdoctoral)Howard Hughes Medical InstituteArchived/ Anticipated$160,000 to $1,400,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences01

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

View the Research Grants opportunity

 

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

01/09/2020
Research Grants to Reduce Inequality and Improve the Use of Research Evidence - JanuaryWilliam T. Grant FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law01

The mission of the Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. Current funding priorities include 1) paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; and 2) primates (old and new world), including evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, and modern hunter-gatherer groups.

Most grants range between $3,000-$15,000. Proposals of up to $25,000 will be considered.

Applications are accepted on January 10th and July 15th annually.

View the Research Grants on Human Origins opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

01/10/2020
Research Grants on Human Origins - JanuaryLeakey FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$25,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law01

These grants are intended to provide support for the investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect etiology to brain function and behavior. Risk and novelty are welcome but are not required criteria for the proposal to be considered meritorious. Competitive applications will have preliminary data or other relevant groundwork that justifies substantial investment on the proposed topic

View the SFARI Research Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/10/2020
Autism Research Initiative - Research AwardSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering provide the nation’s most promising early career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study. Packard Fellows must be faculty members within the first three years of their faculty career who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Recipients will receive individual grants of $875,000 distributed over five years.

This is a limited submission opportunity. Internal letters of intent are due January 13, 2020. If selected to move forward, the sponsor deadline will be April 20, 2020.

View the Fellowships for Science and Engineering opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/13/2020
Fellowships for Science and EngineeringPackard FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$875,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics01

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for a new RFA for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches for addressing key challenges in the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. The purpose of the pilot project award is to give the collaborating teams the freedom to explore new, out-of-the-box, potentially transformative ideas. CZI is looking for teams and proposals that are addressing a critical problem in neurodegeneration in an innovative, bold way. Applications from collaborations involving clinicians, those that bring together researchers from different fields, and those with a tool and technology focus, are encouraged. Each collaborative pair must include at least one early- or mid-career investigator.

Teams of two investigators will be awarded 18-month pilot awards. Successful pilot projects will be eligible to apply for an additional $1.6M per pair over four years (for a total of $1.75M in funding). Collaborative pairs cannot have previously received joint funding together.

View the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative Pairs opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

01/14/2020
Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative PairsChan Zuckerberg InitiativeArchived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 up through $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.

The Intent to Apply form must be completed by January 14, 2020. The full proposal is due February 7, 2020.

View the Research Grants on Education - Large opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/14/2020
Research Grants on Education - LargeSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$125,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law01

These awards aim to better our understanding of this complicated condition with an eye for better treatments and cures for those who suffer from Ménière’s disease. Topics of interest include: the mechanisms of endolymphatic hydrops; genetics of Ménière’s disease; development and validation of biomarkers, including imaging and/or electrophysiologic and behavioral measures for its diagnosis and measurement of therapeutic effectiveness; animal models of Ménière’s disease; and the development of novel therapeutics.

View the Ménière's Disease Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Ménière's Disease Grants Hearing Health FoundationOpen$125,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life SciencesRolling

This program provides support for career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows for stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

View the Biomedical Postdoctoral Enrichment Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Postdoctoral

01/15/2020
Biomedical Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$60,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences01

The Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences. The program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. 

View the Life Science Grants-in-Aid opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/15/2020
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - JanuaryWhitehall FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$30,000 Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01

The Whitehall Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology.

View the Life Science Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/15/2020
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - JanuaryWhitehall FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences01

The Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition seeks to accelerate work to develop a selective alpha-synuclein PET tracer. MJFF encourages multidisciplinary teams to apply to this program and is particularly interested in collaborations between academic and industry groups that have access to diverse compound libraries. Projects can include compound screening, tissue binding studies, lead identification and optimization, in vivo testing in appropriate animal models, and first-in-human testing of candidate tracers. Funding prioritization will be given to those teams that show the greatest promise for delivering a selective tracer for human testing at the end of the funding period.

$8.5M is available for the total program, with an additional $1.5M possible for a most promising project.

An informational webinar can be viewed here.

View the Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/17/2020
Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging CompetitionMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include:

LOIs are due January 17, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due February 7, 2020.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/17/2020
Core Requests for Proposals - JanuaryAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

Grant applications that focus on studying the underlying mechanisms by which aging processes contribute to the development of arthritis are being sought. 

View the Arthritis and Aging Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/17/2020
Arthritis and Aging GrantArthritis National Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01

In a collaborative effort, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) are seeking grant applications that focus on studying psoriatic arthritis.

View the Psoriatic Arthritis Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/17/2020
Psoriatic Arthritis GrantArthritis National Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01

ANRF seeks applications focused on studying arthritis and related autoimmune diseases including, but not limited to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, gout, scleroderma, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis.

View the Arthritis Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/17/2020
Arthritis Research GrantsArthritis National Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01

This grant is intended to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.

View the Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/30/2020
Collaboration Grants for MathematiciansSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$42,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics01

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare.

Grants are only made if a successful project outcome will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and would have a direct benefit and potential national application. The Foundation’s goal is to provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale

Grants are made in the areas of:

  • early childhood welfare
  • early childhood education and play
  • parenting education

Grants typically range between $25,000 and $50,000. LOIs are due January 31, 2020. 

View the Early Childhood Grants opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/31/2020
Early Childhood GrantsCaplan Foundation for Early ChildhoodArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law01

The Jane Coffin Childs (JCC) Memorial Fund for Medical Research supports research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The Fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes. Applicants in general should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience and MDs should not have received their degree more than three years prior to the date the application is due. 

View the Medical Research Fellowship opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/01/2020
Medical Research FellowshipJane Coffin Childs Memorial FundArchived/ Anticipated$155,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Ruth K. Broad Foundation seeks applications focused on advancing understanding of neurodegenerative disorders, with particular interest in the potential relationship to Alzheimer’s disease.

View the Award for Advancing Understanding of Neurodegenerative Disorders opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

02/01/2020
Award for Advancing Understanding of Neurodegenerative DisordersRuth K. Broad Biomedical Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

Note: Investigators must be nominated by the institution in order to apply.

View the Clinical Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/03/2020
Clinical Investigator AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

In partnership with the W. T. Grant Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation has launched a call for proposals for the Educational Opportunity Monitoring Project, aiming to obtain new insights from population-based academic performance data. The Foundations seek proposals for studies that can plausibly identify the effects of policies, practices, and conditions on achievement inequality or the effects of achievement gaps on other outcomes and forms of inequality will be preferred over descriptive or correlational studies. Of particular interest are studies aimed at understanding how to reduce educational inequality or subsequent forms of inequality.

Postdoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors who received their PhD on or after August 31, 2012 are eligible to apply. Applications from scholars underrepresented in the social sciences are encouraged.

View the Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

02/04/2020
Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United StatesRussell Sage FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralEducation/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law02

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications in support of open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. The goal of the program is to support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for these critical tools. Projects should demonstrate prior impact and the potential for continued improvement. Applications in two categories will be considered:

  • Domain-specific software for analyzing, visualizing, and otherwise working with the specific data types that arise in biomedical science (e.g., genomic sequences, microscopy images, molecular structures). 
  • Foundational tools and infrastructure that enable a wide variety of downstream software across several domains of science and computational research (e.g., numerical computation, data structures, workflows, reproducibility). 

View the Essential Open Source Software for Science opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/04/2020
Essential Open Source Software for ScienceChan Zuckerberg InitiativeArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science02

The program provides unrestricted research support of $100,000 CAD, leadership training, mentorship, and opportunities for highly-promising early-career researchers in the first five years of a full-time research position to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines.

Scholars’ research interests must complement or contribute to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR research program. In 2020, the CIFAR research programs eligible to accept applications are:

Child & Brain Development
Learning in Machines & Brains
Quantum Information Science
Quantum Materials

View the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/05/2020
CIFAR Azrieli Global ScholarsCanadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)Archived/ Anticipated$76,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics02

The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators – individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Preference is given to proposals that focus on leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma. New Investigators are considered to be within seven years of their first independent position. 

View the Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/07/2020
New Investigator Grants - LeukemiaLeukemia Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Hearing Health Foundation accepts applications for its Emerging Research Grants program in seven priority areas: general hearing health, central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Meniere's disease, ototoxic medications, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome. Only early career scientists may apply in the general hearing health category. 

View the Emerging Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

02/10/2020
Emerging Research Grants - Hearing HealthHearing Health FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Joyce Foundation invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. The Foundation accepts applications in the following program areas:

LOIs are to be submitted at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the full proposal deadline (April 8, 2020). 

View the Joyce Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/12/2020
Advancing Racial Equity and Economic Mobility in the Great Lakes Region - FebruaryJoyce FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law02

Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have doctorate level training in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences and are working on biomedical problems.

View the Biomedical Collaborative Research Travel Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

02/12/2020
Biomedical Collaborative Research Travel GrantsBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$15,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences02

These awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists and are aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The fellowship awards promote higher risk projects.

View the Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/15/2020
Fellowship Awards in NeuroscienceKlingenstein-SimonsArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Economic Opportunity Challenge will award $10 million to scale a game-changing solution aimed to improve the financial health of low-income families. It  will fund the most transformative evidence-based solution to address barriers to improved economic opportunity, security, and/or mobility for individuals residing in the United States. The Foundation seeks proven, data-driven solutions ready to serve as a model for implementation across the country.

Applications will be assessed according to magnitude of impact, strength of evidence, likelihood of success, and potential for scale.

Five finalists will be named, one of which will receive $10M in funding and the remaining finalists will each receive $100,000. 

View the Economic Opportunity Challenge opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/18/2020
Economic Opportunity Challenge John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$10,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law02

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The William T. Grant Scholars Program awards $350,000 over five years for early career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. We recognize that early career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.

Northwestern's internal deadline for LOIs is February 19, 2019. If selected to move forward, the funder mentor and reference letter is June 12, 2019, and the proposal will be due July 2, 2019.

View the Scholars Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/19/2019
Scholars Program - Social Behavioral, and Health SciencesWilliam T. Grant FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law02

This award supports research projects directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be within the first three years of their appointment at the faculty level.

The application portal for the 2020 award will open on November 20, 2019. 

View the Award in Pain opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/19/2020
Award in PainRita Allen Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$150,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics02

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.

View the Stem Cell Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/19/2020
Stem Cell Investigator AwardsNew York Stem Cell Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$1,500,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards in Neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in all areas of neuroscience and do not need to be working in areas related to stem cells. Investigators must have completed their MD, PhD, and/or DPhil degree and be within 5 years of starting a faculty or comparable position on June 1, 2020.

View the Neuroscience Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/19/2020
Neuroscience Investigator AwardsNew York Stem Cell FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,500,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

As part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (“NAM”), with support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will issue up to 24 Catalyst Awards per year between 2020 and 2022. The American Federation for Aging Research will collaborate with the NAM on the application and scientific review process.

Catalyst Awards will reward bold, new, potentially transformative ideas to improve the physical, mental, or social well-being of people as they age, in a measurable and equitable way. In particular, we seek ideas that aim to extend the human healthspan through innovative approaches. Applications may originate from any field or combination of fields (e.g., biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, infrastructure, behavioral and social sciences, technology, and policy). Ideas may focus on any stage of life, as long as they ultimately promote health as people age.

Examples of topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Biology of aging and molecular pathways
  • Physical health (e.g., mobility and functionality)
  • Built environment and urban planning
  • Disease prevention, including biomarkers and indicators of disease
  • Health care delivery
  • Housing (e.g., smart-enabled homes, intergenerational housing models)
  • Policy (e.g., economic, health, and science policy)
  • Behavioral health (e.g., social connectedness, engagement, and well-being)
  • Technology (e.g., artificial intelligence; robotics; medical, assistive, and information-technology)

View the Healthy Longevity Global Competition opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/24/2020
Healthy Longevity Global CompetitionAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law02

The Thomas Jefferson Fund supports cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and fosters forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage innovative research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving young researchers (post-docs, PhDs). Applications are accepted in: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSS projects). Awards are up to $20,000 over two years.

View the Thomas Jefferson Fund opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/24/2020
Thomas Jefferson Fund - French/American CollaborationsFrench American Cultural Exchange FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law02

Production and Presentation Grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs.

If applying for publication support, the organization should have a committed publisher for the work, that is, a publisher with whom you have a contractual agreement to publish your project.

View the Grants to Organizations opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/25/2020
Organization Grants (Media, Arts, and Humanities)Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine ArtsArchived/ Anticipated$30,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities02

The Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program supports intellectually ambitious research projects oriented to improving the practice of education with budgets between $525,000 and $1 million and durations of up to five years. The Foundation envisions a broad conception of educational practice that encompasses formal and informal learning as well as the institutional, policy, and normative frameworks that influence and are influenced by learning and developmental processes. Proposals must have a clearly articulated commitment to lasting improvement.

LOIs are due February 27, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due at a to-be-determined date.

View the Lyle Spencer Research Awards opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/27/2020
Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform EducationSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$525,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law02

The Fund intends to enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area. The Fund supports activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents, including research, pilot projects, and research-based programs.

View the Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

03/01/2020
Esther Katz Rosen Fund GrantsAmerican Psychological FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,000 to $50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law03

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. The organization looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.

Applications are accepted on March 1 and September 1 annually.

View the Grants in Publishing opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/01/2020
Grants in Publishing - MarchJ. M. Kaplan Fund (Furthermore)Archived/ Anticipated1,500 to $15,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities03

The Digital Art History program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history, including classroom applications and online publishing. This program further supports the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources. 

LOIs are due March 1; if selected to move forward, full proposals will be due April 1.

View the Digital Art History Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/01/2020
Digital Art History Grants Program - MarchSamuel H. Kress FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities03

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

LOIs are due March 1; if selected to move forward, full proposals will be due April 1.

View the Conservation Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/01/2020
Conservation Grants Program - MarchSamuel H. Kress FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities03

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

LOIs are due March 1; if selected to move forward, full proposals will be due April 1.

View the History of Art Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/01/2020
History of Art Grants Program - MarchSamuel H. Kress FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities03

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. 

View the Wayne F. Placek Grants for LGBT Issues opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

03/01/2020
Wayne F. Placek Grants for LGBT IssuesAmerican Psychological Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$10,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law03

The Bridge to Independence award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. The award is aimed at Ph.D. and M.D. -holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the upcoming academic year.

The BTI Award program welcomes applications that span the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science.

Applications from scientists working on autism-related projects are encouraged, but the award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and who have expertise that could be brought to bear on autism.

View the Autism Research Initiative - Bridge to Independence opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/02/2020
Autism Research Initiative - Bridge to Independence Simons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$495,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science03

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. The McKnight Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Awards (formally the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards) encourage research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health. Collaborative projects between basic and clinical neuroscientists are welcome, as are proposals that help link basic with clinical neuroscience.

 View the Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

03/02/2020
Neurobiology of Brain Disorders AwardsMcKnight FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics03

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Foundation's goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research. This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career.

View the Research Grants on Education - Small opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/03/2020
Research Grants on Education - SmallSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law03

These awards are for groups of researchers who want the time and resources to shape the direction of their future work. The development programs will lay the foundation for research that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries.

This program will support emerging or established research groups working in health-related humanities, social sciences, or bioethics. The research can be focused in one discipline, interdisciplinary, or focused on a  theme or issue.

The research development program you propose must: 

  • lead to a significant and sustainable research agenda that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries
  • develop the careers of the people in your research group 
  • build a diverse and collaborative research community

At least one, but no more than six, co-applicants must be a part of the proposal. 

Preliminary applications are due March 3, 2020. Site visits will occur in fall 2020. Invited full proposals will be due in January 2021, and decisions made the following April.

View the Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/03/2020
Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and BioethicsWellcome TrustArchived/ Anticipated$1,200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law03

The Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant supports partnerships between academic or organizational researchers and clinical practitioners to conduct collaborative studies in practice settings that are designed to enhance evidence for improving communication sciences and disorders (CSD) services. The funding can be applied to one- or two-year studies.

Proposed studies must address a clinical problem/question that has direct application and is compatible to practice. This grant is designed to support preliminary research that will lead to a larger-scale study. The research question may originate with the researcher or the practitioner, but be of substantial interest to both in their mutual areas of expertise. The collaborative effort is central to this unique funding opportunity.

Applicants must submit an Intent to Submit form by March 4, 2020. Proposals are due April 15, 2020.

View the Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/04/2020
Researcher-Practicioner Collaboration GrantAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$35,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences03

The New Century Scholars Research Grant is designed to advance knowledge, tools, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders. While proposal type and content area are not restricted, this grant supports studies that are innovative, have a promise of major impact, or can meet research needs not yet addressed. The funding can be applied to a one- or two-year study. These grants are not intended to provide additional or extended support for an established and funded research effort.

Applicants must submit an Intent to Submit form by March 4; proposals are due April 15.

View the New Century Scholars Research Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/04/2020
New Century Scholars Research GrantAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$25,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences03

This grant program funds research on novel interdisciplinary approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE). The program supports research projects that advance our understanding of the mechanisms, implementation, and outcomes of contemplative strategies to promote wholesome mental qualities and positive social action. In addition, the Mind & Life Institute encourages the development of measures to rigorously assess these qualities and behaviors in real-world contexts.

Projects do not need to include an actual contemplative intervention, but the research must be able to inform the development of contemplative interventions, or increase our understanding of whether and how contemplative practice might promote PEACE qualities. 

LOIs are due March 4, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due July 31, 2020.

View the PEACE Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/04/2020
PEACE Grants Mind & Life Institute Archived/ Anticipated$25,000 or $100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law03

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites new researchers to submit proposals in competition for up to ten research grants of $10,000 each. The New Investigators Research Grant competition is designed to help further new investigators' research activities by funding preliminary studies that could launch larger-scale research investigations. Investigators must have completed a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the past five years. Research, while not limited in topic, should be focused to match the one-year scope and should have clinical relevance to audiology and/or speech-language pathology.

Investigators planning to apply must complete the Intent to Submit form by March 4, 2020. Applications are due April 15, 2020.

View the New Investigators Research Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/04/2020
New Investigators Research Grant - Speech, Language, HearingAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$10,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences03

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) invites new investigators to submit proposals in competition for one $10,000 grant underwritten by an endowment fund in memory of the late Dr. Dennis Klatt. The grant can be used to initiate new research or supplement an existing research study. Funds may be requested for a variety of purposes—for example, equipment, subjects, research assistants, or research-related travel. Investigators must have completed a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the past five years.

Applicants must submit an Intent to Submit form by March 4; proposals are due April 15.

View the Speech Science Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/04/2020
Speech Science Research Grant American Speech-Language-Hearing FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$10,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences03

This program will provide support for instrumentation acquisition, development, and maintenance; support for data science collaborations within research teams; and costs for the proposed research programs. 

Proposals should be centered around core biological problems and a research program that is enabled by the dynamic, 3D, and long-term imaging capabilities of advanced light-sheet microscopy. Proposals shall include one-page descriptions of up to 3 distinct research project(s) to which the light-sheet capability will be applied that will represent significant advances within this larger research program. Additional consideration will be given to proposals that include other imaging, sensing, or analysis technologies as an integral part of one or more of the proposed research project(s).

Pre-proposals are due March 6, 2020. Invitations to the full proposal stage are expected to be made in June 2020.

View the Instrumentation Grant for Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy and Data Science opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/06/2020
Instrumentation Grant for Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy and Data ScienceArnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science03

The Foundation is primarily seeking letters of inquiry proposing highly innovative work related to the field of civic science, which seeks to promote broad engagement with science and evidence to help inform solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Submissions might draw on the fields of science communication, public support for science, effective science policy, misinformation, institutional trust, deliberative democracy, and related fields.

The Foundation is interested in ideas that bridge research and practice in the civic science field, and submissions that seek to work with underserved audiences and incorporate diverse perspectives are of particular interest.

LOIs are due March 6, 2020. Invitations to the full proposal stage will be made approximately eight weeks later.

View the Civic Science opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/06/2020
Civic ScienceRita Allen FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law03

These research grants are intended to encourage research that will impact the delivery of services to individuals with communication disorders. Research should directly advance our knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices in speech-language pathology and audiology, or investigate the implementation of evidence into practice.

The next competition will be in 2021.

View the Clinical Research Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/08/2019
Clinical Research GrantAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $75,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences03

The broad goal of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program is to produce diverse interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply high-quality, community-engaged, action-oriented, equity-focused health research in order to drive improvements in the health of communities. This opportunity seeks teams of researchers and community members who are committed to working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. 

The program will recruit and select applicant organizations represented by teams of three people: two mid-career researchers and one community member to become IRL program fellows. IRL teams will join together as a diverse cohort of fellows that will participate in a three-year program.

View the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/11/2020
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Robert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law03
Priority areas within the Responsive Grant categories below are: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life, Housing, and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. See RRF Foundation for Aging website for detailed information.
  • 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

LOIs are due March 15 annually for the full proposal deadline of May 1.

View the Responsive Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/15/2020
Responsive Grants - MarchRRF Foundation for AgingArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law03

Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) that take place:

  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context, with at least half of the participants coming from outside the United States.

Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups that involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times. This opportunity excludes projects on architecture and commercial film/animation.

This application cycle is for programs taking place after January 1, 2021. LOIs are due March 16, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due June 15, 2020. 

View the Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

03/16/2020
Academic Workshop & Symposium GrantsTerra Foundation for American ArtArchived/ Anticipated$25,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities03

The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers. The Fund is open to a wide variety of research topics. They do not focus on a particular disease, but all funded projects deal directly with children's health. Those eligible to apply include physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program; physicians who completed their residency program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper; or postdoctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper. 

Concept papers are due March 17, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due May 8, 2020.

View the Early Career Awards for Children's Health opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/17/2020
Early Career Awards for Children's Health - MarchThrasher Research FundArchived/ Anticipated$25,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law03

The Alzheimer's Association is accepting LOIs for the following competitions within their International Research Grant Program. LOIs are due March 19, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due May 6, 2020.

View the International Research Grant Program opportunity.

*Note: This application cycle has been put on hold due to COVID-19. New deadlines have yet to be determined.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

03/19/2020
International Research Grant Program-Alzheimer's Disease and Related DementiasAlzheimer's AssociationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $450,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences03

Program grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences.

  • Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom must be within 5 years of obtaining an independent position but must have obtained their first doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) not longer than 10 years before the deadline for submission of the letter of intent.
  • Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers, who are in a position to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research. They must have full scientific and financial responsibility for their own laboratories. Grants are meant to develop new lines of research through the collaboration.

Applications must be initiated by March 19, 2020. LOIs are due March 30, 2020.

View the Program Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

03/19/2020
Program Grants - Science and EngineeringHuman Frontier Science ProgramArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics03

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports supports innovative basic research
into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches
that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Awards are made to international (preferably intercontinental) teams of 2 to 4 members. HFSP encourages projects that are at the frontiers of knowledge and therefore entail risk. The participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics has made biological research increasingly quantitative and will continue to do so.

All members of a Young Investigators’ grant team must be within 5 years of obtaining an independent position but must have obtained their first doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) not longer than 10 years before the deadline for submission of the letter of intent.

Teams will receive up to $450,000 per year for the whole team depending on the size of the team.

Applications must be initiated by March 19, 2020. LOIs are due March 30, 2020.

View the Young Investigators' Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/19/2020
Young Investigators' Grants - InterdisciplinaryHuman Frontier Science ProgramArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics03

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences. Applicants should have received their PhDs within the past 10 years.

LOIs are due March 16, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due June 28, 2020.

View the Research Fellowship opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from March 16 to March 22.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

03/22/2020
Research Fellowship ProgramJacobs FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$165,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law03

Fellowships are available for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Applicants must have completed at least an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent. Level 1 applicants (basic and physician scientists) must have received their degrees no more than 18 months prior to the deadline. Level 2 applicants (physician scientists-Mc, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be board eligible, and able to donate at least 80% of their time to these activities.

View the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from March 16 to March 23 for those who have already started their online applications.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/23/2020
Fellowship Awards - Cancer Research - MarchDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$231,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science03

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to early career investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals at the assistant professor level who have been in their positions for less than three years. Pew Scholar awards provide a total of $300,000 over four years.

Northwestern's internal application deadline is March 30, 2020. If selected, the sponsor proposal deadline is September 10, 2020.

View the Biomedical Scholars opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/30/2020
Biomedical ScholarsPew Charitable TrustsArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences03

The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant enables promising investigators in neuroscience and psychiatry to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Funding is intended to help young investigators gather pilot data to apply for larger federal and university grants. All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment, and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders or early onset brain and behavior disorders.

View the NARSAD Young Investigator Grant opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from March 18 to March 31.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

03/31/2020
NARSAD Young Investigator GrantBrain and Behavior Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$70,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences03

Proposed projects should utilize sensor technologies to monitor and analyze energy or environmental systems at a granular level in the United States. Proposals should also demonstrate original data collection and analysis, or the combination of existing sensor-generated datasets in innovative, impactful ways. Collaborations between departments and/or across universities in the areas of environmental science, ecology, atmospheric science, civil and environmental engineering, geography, computer science, data science, energy systems modeling, etc, are encouraged.

Projects must be led by early- and mid-career scholars at the level of assistant or associate professor. Projects should demonstrate cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research. Proposals should also demonstrate training of students in these interventions, engagement with cross-sector stakeholders, and an ability to leverage support from other sources.

LOIs are due April 1, 2019.

View the Sensor Technologies to Monitor Energy or Environmental Systems opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

04/01/2019
Sensor Technologies to Monitor Energy or Environmental SystemsAlfred P. Sloan FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $1,500,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics04

Proposed projects should have potential for significant advancements in knowledge of net-zero interventions and negative emissions technologies in the United States. Collaborations between departments and/or across universities in the areas of chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, ecology, atmospheric science, civil and environmental engineering, energy systems modeling, etc, are encouraged.

Projects must be led by early- and mid-career scholars at the level of assistant or associate professor. Projects should demonstrate cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research. Proposals should also demonstrate training of students in these interventions, engagement with cross-sector stakeholders, and an ability to leverage support from other sources.

LOIs are due April 1, 2019.

View the Net-Zero and Negative Emissions Technologies opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

04/01/2019
Net-Zero and Negative Emissions TechnologiesAlfred P. Sloan FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $1,500,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics04

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g. serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged)
  • Preventing violence
  • Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity)
  • Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status)

Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

View the Visionary Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

04/01/2020
Visionary Grants-PsychologyAmerican Psychological FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

The Foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new 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), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Grants have ranged from $25,000 to $790,000.

LOIs are due April 1, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due August 1, 2020.

View the Brady Education Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2020
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - AprilBrady Education FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

Grants support studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities.

Applications are accepted in April and November each year.

View the Research Grants in Human Services opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

04/01/2020
Research Grants in Human Services - AprilFahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations support for private colleges and universities is grounded in Arthur Vining Davis’ conviction that “an educated society strengthens democracy through principled, thoughtful and compassionate leadership”. The Foundations’ philanthropy to private higher education concentrates on private colleges and universities with a primary academic mission in the liberal arts and sciences, rather than career or vocational studies.

The most competitive proposals will emphasize one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders;
  • Diversity, inclusion, and support for underserved education constituencies;
  • Interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research;
  • Environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience; and
  • Student and faculty intellectual inquiry, including faculty development and support for student-faculty undergraduate research.

View the Private Higher Education Grants opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/02/2019
Private Higher Education GrantsArthur Vining Davis FoundationsArchived/ Anticipated$25,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law04

The Another Look grant program provides funding for health-related research projects that can improve the quality of care and the quality of life for adults who are 65 year or older and who are long term residents living in nursing homes, assisted living, and other congregate care facilities. This program requires researchers to rely on existing datasets to address the research question they seek to answer. Limited collection of new data is allowed if it will enhance the utility of the project outcomes to improve quality in care facilities. Researchers applying for this grant must include a stakeholder in the care delivery or policy arena with whom they will collaborate.

Letters of intent are due March 25, 2020. Invited applications will be due June 24, 2020.

View the Another Look opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline for this opportunity has been extended from March 25 to April 6.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/06/2020
Another LookThe Donaghue FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

The goal of the portfolio is to develop sound data to inform and disseminate best practices that produce better outcomes, improving quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury. This research explores the interrelation of behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to $150,000 for two years. Pilot grants are up to $200,000 for two years. Studies and demonstration projects are up to $400,000 for three years.

LOIs are due March 25, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due July 29, 2020.

View the Psychosocial Research Grants opportunity.

*Note: The deadline to submit an LOI for 2020 has been extended from March 25 to April 8.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

04/08/2020
Psychosocial Research GrantsCraig H. Neilsen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $400,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include:

LOIs are due April 10, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due May 8, 2020.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/10/2020
Core Requests for Proposals - AprilAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science04

The JSMF Opportunity Awards provide up to $250,000 in seed funds expendable over a flexible time period (between 2 and 4 years) as needed by researchers to design and carry out studies motivated by questioning, revisiting, or re-examining the current state of academic knowledge of human cognition and behavior using a dynamic, context-sensitive lens. New theories, tools and techniques have opened myriad opportunities for rigorously studying cognition and behavior as individuals engage in ongoing real-world activities in everyday life contexts in ways not previously possible.  JSMF is particularly interested in supporting applications from researchers who want to adopt this approach as an experimentally coherent way of conceptualizing, designing, and pursuing an understanding of human cognition and behavior.  

View the JSMF Opportunity Awards opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/14/2020
JSMF Opportunity AwardsJames S. McDonnell FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

The Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences. The program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. 

View the Life Science Grants-in-Aid opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

04/15/2020
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - AprilWhitehall FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$30,000 Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences04

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

View the Life Science Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/15/2020
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - AprilWhitehall FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates that these projects will contribute new fundamental chemical understanding, insight, and innovation in the field.

View the Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering opportunity.

*Note: The deadline has been extended from April 2 to April 16.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/16/2020
Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and EngineeringCamille & Henry Dreyfus FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics04

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites proposals for interventions to address the following challenges related to the cesarean section:

  1. Increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate
  2. Increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm to both mothers and newborns
  3. Reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section.

The Foundation is particularly interested in geographies with high fertility and weak health systems that will face challenges to ensure the provision of safe c-sections can keep pace with medical need, and it will thus consider applications proposing activities to be implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh).

Proposals should focus on health service or delivery innovation. This call for applications excludes development of new medical devices and non-interventional analysis of data. A few of the many options the Foundation will consider include (but are not limited to): clinical team huddles for improving quality of CS; interventions to improve immediate breastfeeding and bonding among mother-infant pairs after CS; interventions to improve communication between patient and care team; restructuring labor wards to facilitate latent phase labor management; adjustments to financial incentives related to CS; policy and liability reform.

View the Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/22/2020
Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean SectionBill and Melinda Gates FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

The goal of this Grand Challenge is to identify new approaches and concepts directed at the characterization of novel contraceptive drug targets, the identification of active contraceptive compounds useful for target validation and proof-of-principle studies, and the development of novel and impactful research tools with the potential to revolutionize the field of contraceptive R&D. The ultimate outcome driving the Foundation’s investment in this area is the discovery of new drug candidates that i) provide safe and effective contraception, ii) do not rely on systemic administration of reproductive steroid hormones or act through perturbation of sex steroid pathways, and iii) are suitable and appropriate for deployment in a low resource setting.

The Foundation is looking for proposals that: engage scientists across a variety of disciplines, including those new to the field of contraceptive R&D; apply or incorporate concepts, methods, or technologies not currently being used for contraceptive discovery; present concepts and strategies that are significantly radical in conception and daring in premise.

Funding focus areas include: biological assay development; drug target identification and validation; chemical genomics, probe generation, pilot screening; contraceptive antibodies; and translational science/preclinical evaluation tools.

View the Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/22/2020
Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal ContraceptivesBill and Melinda Gates FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$2,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science04

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks fundamentally transformative and innovative ideas to support the design and development of new menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) products that meet key criteria of being responsive to user needs - particularly in low and middle income countries. Priority focus is on safety, unobtrusiveness, effectiveness (no leaking), cultural acceptability, and sustainability. While there are a number of challenges related to access to current products, reducing stigma, and shifting social norms, this opportunity is specifically focused on driving transformative innovation in the product development domain. We are particularly seeking new technologies, including those potentially used in adjacent fields such as materials science, that could be adapted to innovative MHH products.

View the Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Product opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/22/2020
Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene ProductBill and Melinda Gates FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science04

The Gates Foundation is seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Specifically, the Foundation is looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve planning and microplanning that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns. It is also looking for innovative tools and technologies to more effectively identify and reach the most vulnerable populations when countries are designing and implementing mass campaigns. Gates is especially interested in novel approaches that draw on innovation from large-scale delivery models outside of the health sector, which may include interventions used in the private sector.

Solutions should be transformative, novel, or innovative; potentially used by various health campaigns beyond the campaign in which the innovation is originally conceptualized or tested; could be used in various low- and middle-income countries; and more.

View the Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/22/2020
Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health CampaignsBill and Melinda Gates FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law04

The Policies for Action (P4A) research program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting proposals investigating the effectiveness of state, county, and city public policies aimed at increasing housing affordability and stability, addressing racial segregation and isolation from opportunity, and increasing access to opportunity-rich neighborhoods and place-based resources. RWJF is particularly interested in understanding how such policies affect racial equity in housing and neighborhood conditions. Given the extensive evidence that already links housing affordability, stability, and neighborhood quality to health, it does not require that the proposed research examine the impact of policy changes on individuals’ health outcomes. The research must, however, centrally focus on evaluation of impact or implementation of one or more public policies. RWJF is especially interested in proposals that can shed light on policies being implemented in small- and medium-sized cities (populations between 50,000 and 500,000).

Letters of Intent are due April 29, 2020, with invited proposals due August 5.

View the Policies for Action: Research on Housing Policies That Promote Equity opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/29/2020
Policies for Action: Research on Housing Policies That Promote EquityRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law04

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

VentureWell is seeking proposals with innovative ideas related to the development of new courses and programs or strengthening existing courses and programs that incorporate key concepts of sustainability and environmental responsibility with the end goal of developing novel inventions and technologies. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate clear support for student innovations that are dedicated to climate change solutions (i.e. mitigation and/or adaptation, as well as innovations to existing products or systems that address an opportunity to become carbon neutral or net-zero energy).

Internal LOIs are due April 30, 2020. If selected, the sponsor proposal will be due May 20, 2020.

View the Sustainable Design Faculty Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management and Entrepreneurship

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/30/2020
Sustainable Design Faculty GrantsVentureWellArchived/ Anticipated$30,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management and Entrepreneurship04

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease.

Internal LOIs are due April 30, 2020. If selected to move forward, the Sponsor LOI will be due June 25, 2020.

View the Scientific Innovations Award opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/30/2020
Scientific Innovations AwardBrain Research Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Applications are accepted December 31, April 30, and August 31 annually.

View the Cancer Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

04/30/2020
Cancer Research Grants - AprilElsa U. Pardee FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences04

Note: This program has been suspended for 2020 due to disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ACT Fellowship program equips recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science, such as in the fields of physics, psychology, biology, genetics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or sociology. All fellows must have a faculty mentor in their cross-training discipline.

View the Academic Cross-Training Fellowship opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Media, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

05/01/2020
Academic Cross-Training FellowshipJohn Templeton FoundationArchived or Anticipated$220,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Media, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law05

The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Concept papers are due May 1 and November 1 annually.

View the Anna Lalor Burdick Program opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/01/2020
Anna Lalor Burdick Program - Reproductive Health - MayLalor FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$35,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law05

This program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices. EREF's long-term strategic plan is to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices.

Pre-proposals are due on May 1 and December 1 annually. 

View the Solid Waste Management Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/01/2020
Solid Waste Management Research Grants - MayEnvironmental Research & Education FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$15,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science05

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. 

Applications are accepted May 1 and November 1 annually.

*Note: No applications will be accepted for the May 2020 deadline due to the COVID-19 situation.

View the Post-Ph.D. Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

05/01/2021
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants - Anthropology - MayWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchOpen$20,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralSocial Sciences and Law05

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Visit the Research Grants website

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

05/06/2020
Research Grants to Reduce Inequality and Improve the Use of Research Evidence - MayWilliam T. Grant FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law05

The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education. This program is intended to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance education research.

View the Conference Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/07/2020
Conference Grants for Advancing Education ResearchSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law05

This call for proposals focuses on teachers learning to facilitate high quality communication in K-12 classrooms. Proposals should bridge gaps in the topics represented in the currently funded projects or that complement the current projects by focusing on subject matter content or teacher and classroom populations that may be underrepresented. Desired outcomes include refined theories of teachers as learners and, through knowledge acquired by the research, improvements in programs predicated on the factors contributing to teachers’ uptake and effective use of evidence-based educational practices in the context of their classrooms.

Pre-proposals are due May 8, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due August 14, 2019.

View the Teachers as Learners opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/08/2019
Teachers as Learners James S. McDonnell FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $2,500,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law05

The goal of this program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities. In order to be eligible, investigators must partner with an organization that delivers healthcare services. 

LOIs are due May 11, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due August 3, 2020.

View the Greater Value Portfolio opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/11/2020
Greater Value PortfolioThe Donaghue Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

The Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) portfolio focuses on research designed to improve understanding and advance the current treatment of acute and chronic spinal cord injury. The goal of the portfolio is to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after spinal cord injury. The program encompasses mechanistic, preclinical modeling, translational and/or clinical research. The Foundation offers postdoctoral fellowships (up to $150K), two-year pilot research grants for new investigators (up to $300K), and three-year senior research grants (up to $600K).

LOIs are due May 11, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due October 14, 2020.

View the Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

05/11/2020
Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational SpectrumCraig H. Neilsen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $600,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

The One Mind Rising Star Awards identify and fund pivotal, innovative research on the causes of and cures for brain disorders by supporting the most promising emerging leaders in the field of neuropsychiatry. Proposals for studies on any of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions are in scope, with studies focusing on bipolar disorder of special interest, including applications that would advance therapeutics for bipolar disorder, ranging from biomarkers to promising therapeutic modalities including neurostimulation.

View the Rising Star Awards opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/13/2020
Rising Star Awards (Neuropsychiatric disorders)One Mind InstituteArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

The Therapeutic Pipeline Program is open to investigators proposing novel approaches to Parkinson's Disease or repositioning approved or clinically safe therapies from other disease indications. Pharmacological interventions as well as biologic, gene therapy, surgical and non-invasive/non-pharmaceutical approaches are appropriate. MJFF is particularly interested in early stage drug discovery efforts for novel PD relevant targets for which there are limited drug campaigns currently active and efforts focused on developing therapeutics that alleviate non-motor symptoms.

Grants are up to $500,000 over 1-2 years for pre-clinical programs and up to $2,000,000 over 2-3 years for clinical programs.

View the Therapeutic Pipeline Program opportunity.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 23 to May 14.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/14/2020
Therapeutic Pipeline ProgramMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$500,000 to $2 millionFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05

The goal of the program is to develop biomarkers that can support therapeutic development for priority pathways in Parkinson's Disease. Specifically it is aimed at (1) sensitive measurements of pathway activation/dysfunction and (2) improving technologies for analyzing the target/pathway of interest. MJFF considers priority pathways to include: mitochondrial function, lysosomal function, autophagy, inflammation, protein handling, protein trafficking, etc.

View the Parkinson’s Pathway Biomarkers opportunity.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 23 to May 14.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/14/2020
Parkinson’s Pathway BiomarkersMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05

The Target Advancement Program seeks to build conclusive evidence to rationalize biological targets and pathways for Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic development. Funding will support projects focused on validating targets and defining pathways implicated in PD pathological processes and/or symptomology. Targets and pathways proposed for study should have a reasonable initial link to PD, such as demonstrated genetic association, altered expression/function of the target in PD-relevant human tissue, and/or prior clinical trial data. When considering validation studies, MJFF prioritizes applications proposing experimental systems and models with high construct validity to hypothesized pathogenic mechanisms in human PD, such as patient-derived material and/or animal models demonstrating dysfunction in the pathway(s) proposed for study.

View the Target Advancement Program opportunity.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 23 to May 14.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/14/2020
Target Advancement ProgramMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05

The Investigating Environmental Risk Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease program supports the analysis of large epidemiological datasets to identify environmental risk factors, such as exposure to chemicals, toxic emissions, air pollutants, and dietary contaminants, which are associated with an increased risk of PD. MJFF is especially interested in funding projects that utilize large longitudinal datasets and will prioritize collaborative efforts that bring together teams of investigators with access to multiple diverse datasets. This program is not appropriate for studies that require additional or prospective data collection.

View the Investigating Environmental Risk Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease opportunity.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 23 to May 14.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/14/2020
Investigating Environmental Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s DiseaseMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05
This opportunity is a collaboration between the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Its goal is to develop evidence to enhance the delivery of effective occupational therapy to patients, families, and caregivers living with Parkinson’s. Projects must reflect the AOTF’s research priorities:
  • Health behaviors to prevent and manage chronic conditions
  • Functional cognition
  • Safety and injury prevention in home, clinical and community settings
  • Technology and environmental supports in home and community
  • Development and transitions for individuals and families
  • Emotional and physiological influences
  • Family and caregiver needs
  • Health care experience: access, care coordination, utilization

The opportunity is targeted to principal investigators who do not currently have substantial extramural research awards as an independent principal investigator (e.g., NIH, R01, PCORI, Research Program Project Grant, Veterans Administration Merit Award, and Field-Initiated Project).

View the Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Intervention opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/15/2020
Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease InterventionMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research/American Occupational Therapy FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences05

The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested 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. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date. Preference will be for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience.

View the Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Postdoctoral

05/15/2020
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial EcologySimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$261,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics05

Grant-making interests are focused on nutrition and/or health-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.

Concept papers are due May 15 and November 15 annually.

View the Pediatric Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/15/2020
Pediatric Research Grants - MayThe Gerber FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

The ‘A’ Award is a four-year grant designed for the early independent career scientist who wants to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal applicant has an original project that is not currently being funded. Demonstration of a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation as well as institutional support for the career development of the investigator are critical components of a successful application. 

Applicants must be within five years of their first faculty appointment and must have an MD, PhD or dual MD, PhD (DO, MBBS or equivalent).

View the 'A' Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/20/2019
'A' Awards for Childhood CancerAlex's Lemonade Stand FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,000,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences05

This program supports the digitization of rare and unique content in collecting institutions, holding collections of high value for research, teaching, and learning. 

View the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from March 31 to May 20.

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/20/2020
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Council for Library and Information ResourcesArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities05

This funding opportunity will support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking on income supports for low-income families. Income supports may reduce poverty in households with young children; provide critical resources to help families support children’s development; diminish families’ stress levels; and thereby advance health equity. Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy, and guide practitioners and policymakers (federal, state, and local) in setting priorities and allocating resources.

View the Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/21/2019
Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young ChildrenRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law05

This special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. Scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation are welcome to apply. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Behavioral Economics (BE) Program.

Note: Because of the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the Russell Sage Foundation is changing its immediate priorities for letters of inquiry for the May 21, 2020, deadline.

For this deadline, RSF will only consider LOIs that satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

(a) The research is so timely and time-sensitive that the project must start before April 1, 2021;

or, (b) the research analyzes social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States.

Any LOIs submitted for the May 21 deadline must include an appendix of one or two pages that explains why the proposed research meets either or both of the above criteria.

LOIs are due May 21, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due August 17, 2020.

View the Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/21/2020
Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context - MayRussell Sage FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law05

Grants will be made under the following programs: Race, Ethnicity & Immigration / Future of Work / Behavioral Economics / Social, Political, and Economic Inequality.

Note: Because of the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the Russell Sage Foundation is changing its immediate priorities for letters of inquiry for the May 21, 2020, deadline.

For this deadline, RSF will only consider LOIs that satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

(a) The research is so timely and time-sensitive that the project must start before April 1, 2021;

or, (b) the research analyzes social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States.

Any LOIs submitted for the May 21 deadline must include an appendix of one or two pages that explains why the proposed research meets either or both of the above criteria.

LOIs are due May 21, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due August 17, 2020.

View the Regular Programs opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/21/2020
Regular Programs-Social Sciences - MayRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law05

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results. In particular, the  Foundation seeks applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms of ASD. 

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from April 24 to May 22.

View the Pilot Award opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/22/2020
Autism Research Initiative - Pilot AwardSimons FoundationOpen$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

This initiative intends to increase the research efforts in Phase I and Phase II (Proof of Concept) clinical trials directed toward Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias internationally. This new grant mechanism aims to fill the gap in Alzheimer’s disease drug development by providing support for early phase studies of potential Alzheimer’s therapeutics; this can include validation of biological markers of disease progression in the context of evaluating a potential therapy.

LOIs are due May 23, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due July 31, 2019.

View the Part the Cloud: Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer's Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/23/2019
Part the Cloud: Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's AssociationArchived/ Anticipated$750,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work.

Grants cover costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

Grant amounts are not specified; however, they averaged $25,000 in 2017. See the opportunity for more information.

View the General Research Grants-Projects opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

05/27/2020
General Research Grants-ProjectsGerda Henkel Stiftung OpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralEducation/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law05

Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change seeks proposals to identify one or more impactful programs, policies, or interventions from a city outside the United States to adapt or adopt and implement in a U.S. city(ies) to address the threat of climate change and advance health equity. Specifically, it is seeking proposals that explore changes in city planning, policies, and programs that address: buildings and energy; land use and urban planning; transportation; waste; food systems and food security; and air quality.

Note: The organization implementing the successful approach in a U.S. city(ies) must serve as the primary applicant. An individual from a collaborating organization (e.g., community organization, research partner) may serve as the co-project director. Applicants not representing city government will be required to submit a letter of support from the head of the U.S. city department with whom the applicant will most closely work.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 30 to May 28.

View the Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/28/2020
Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate ChangeRobert Wood Johnson FoundationOpen$600,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law05

The Capita Foundation mission is to support innovative research that works toward the prevention and cure of hearing disorders.

Applications must be received before June 1 annually.

View the Auditory Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/31/2020
Auditory Research GrantsCapita FoundationOpen$20,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences05

One $100,000 grant is to be awarded for research projects to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists as determined by current practice standards and developing innovative physical therapist interventions and evaluating their effectiveness.

The Foundation provides support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapy practice. Research projects in any specialty may be supported. The Foundation supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

LOIs are due June 1, 2020, with invited proposals due August 5, 2020.

View the Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2020
Magistro Family Foundation Research GrantFoundation for Physical TherapyOpen$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences06

Priority for conference and workshop grants will be given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. Workshops, defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology, will involve a small group of scholars meeting for a sufficient period of time to deal intensely with the project. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

Applications are accepted on June 1  and December 1 annually.

*Note: Due to COVID-19, no applications for Conference grants will be accepted for the June 2020 deadline. Applications for Workshop grants will be accepted for the June 2020 deadline only for virtual workshops, up to $5,000.

View the Conference and Workshop Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2020
Conference and Workshop Grants - Anthropology - JuneWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchArchived or Anticipated$5,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law06

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research recognizes outstanding achievement and creative vision through the Paul L. Busch Award. The award seeks to distinguish individuals poised for greater recognition of their innovative, ongoing contributions to water quality advancements.

View the Paul L. Busch Award  opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2020
Paul L. Busch Award The Water Research FoundationOpen$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science06

This interdisciplinary funding program aims to place current challenges facing shrinking and abandoned "lost cities" in historical context. It focuses not on the question of which factors led to a city's abandonment, but rather on the ways in which lost cities are "read," instrumentalized, and codified in various cultures and periods of time. Applicants should be part of research groups in the humanities and/or social sciences.

View the Lost Cities Funding Programme opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/02/2020
Lost Cities Funding ProgrammeGerda Henkel Stiftung OpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law06

This program funds historical research into conflict histories surrounding the correct order and just society. The theme of "Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat" expands the program beyond the classic fields of protest and revolutionary history, or the history of constitutions, elections and political parties – which are likewise part of it all – to include a multiperspectival history of conflict and culture surrounding the right order in society and politics. Applicants should be research groups in the humanities and/or social sciences.

View the Democracy Funding Programme opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/02/2020
Democracy Funding Programme Gerda Henkel Stiftung OpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law06

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Mallinckrodt Research Grant applicants should be in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track faculty position. The funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold MD and/or PhD degrees with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. These awards are usually $60,000 per year for three years. 

Internal LOIs are due June 2, 2020. If selected to advance, the sponsor deadline is August 1, 2020.

Please see more information provided by the Office of Research Development.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/02/2020
Research Grants - Basic Biomedical ResearchEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationOpen$180,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences06

The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards support innovative research from the next generation of leaders in cancer research. These grants are awarded to outstanding early career investigators to support high-impact, high-risk projects that are distinct from their current research portfolio. Applicants must be three to eight years from the start of an independent faculty research appointment. See description for more information about eligibility.

LOIs are due June 4, 2020, with invited proposals due August 24, 2020.

View the Emerging Leader Award opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/04/2020
Emerging Leader AwardMark FoundationOpen$750,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences06

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Collaborations program funds interdisciplinary, synergistic research efforts across multiple laboratories. Investigative groups within a collaboration will focus on the same conceptually unified topic but will incorporate different scientific disciplines and multiple levels of analysis, and will include a robust data-sharing infrastructure.

For this opportunity SFARI welcomes proposals that will use an array of modern technologies to examine sex differences in brain function, within and across species, including humans, to identify key differences in gene, cell and circuit function that account for the observed differential sensitivities of the two sexes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A successful collaboration must enhance our understanding of the biological bases for sex-specific differences in ASD and set the stage for development of novel interventions.

*Note: The deadline for this opportunity has been extended from April 21 to June 5.

View the SFARI Collaboration opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/05/2020
Autism Research Initiative - Collaboration on Sex Differences in AutismSimons FoundationOpen$8,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science06

Career Catalyst Research Grants provide opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than five years. This program supports hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

Visit the Career Catalyst Grants website

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

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Career Catalyst GrantsSusan G. Komen FoundationOpen$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life SciencesRolling

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

This program funds transformational research focused on increasing the impact of the Falk Medical Research Trust's funding and provides support in moving insights gained from basic science into clinical practice. The Catalyst Research Award provides one-year seed funding to help investigators lay the foundation for the Transformational Award. 

Internal proposals are due June 10, 2019. If selected to move forward, the sponsor proposal deadline is July 25, 2019.

View the Catalyst Research Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/10/2019
Catalyst Award Program - Medical ResearchDr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research TrustArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences06

This RFP focuses on supporting 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. Studies will also inform future RWJF strategies to motivate companies to act in a way that promotes health and well-being. 

View the Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/12/2019
Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of HealthRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law06

The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. The program's emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se. JSMF is also interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions where such approaches are not yet standard but could open up new paths to progress.

View the Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems opportunity.

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Postdoctoral

06/12/2020
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems FellowshipJames S. McDonnell FoundationOpen$200,000PostdoctoralPhysical Sciences and Mathematics06

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

At least three research grants of $60,000 will be awarded to enable the recipients to research and write a book. 

View the Strategy & Policy Fellows Program opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/15/2020
Strategy & Policy Fellows ProgramSmith Richardson FoundationOpen$60,000Early Career FacultySocial Sciences and Law06
Priority areas within the Responsive Grant categories below are: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life, Housing, and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. See RRF Foundation for Aging website for detailed information.
  • 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

LOIs are due June 15 for the full proposal deadline of August 1.

View the Responsive Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/15/2020
Responsive Grants - June RRF Foundation for AgingOpen$50,000 to $200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law06

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

Open, but not limited to, early career researchers. 

These awards grant support to individuals for cutting-edge biomedical applied research that may potentially benefit children. Based upon submitted nominees, the foundation will select ten investigators to receive a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for three years at $100,000 per year. For each nominee selected for funding, the sponsoring participating institution will also receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate of their choice who exemplifies the values of the Foundation.

Internal LOIs (required) are due June 17, 2020 and internal proposals are due July 8, 2020. If nominated, the sponsor proposal will be due September 15, 2020. 

See the Office of Research Development for additional information.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

06/17/2020
Biomedical Research AwardsHartwell FoundationOpen$300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences06

The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 up through $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.

Intent to Apply forms must be completed by June 18, 2020. Full proposals are due July 14, 2020.

View the Research Grants on Education - Large opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/18/2020
Research Grants on Education - LargeSpencer FoundationOpen$125,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law06

The mission of this grant program is to support projects in the Chicago area that work with students to enhance learning and increase learning opportunities both inside and outside of school. Special consideration will be given to innovative projects that involve parents, the community, or a collaboration of one or more schools/organizations. Grants may support the following purposes:

  • To fund projects that demonstrate the educational and student development value of a specific course of study
  • To support demonstration projects that illustrate the value of classroom learning in the context of real-life situations
  • To encourage greater family participation in school and community activities
  • To expand the use of technology for teaching and learning

View the Student Development and Achievement opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/26/2020
Student Development and Achievement GrantsJCCC FoundationOpen$10,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law06

The Oberkotter Foundation funds programs that promote listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Foundation seeks to address the needs, gaps, and barriers families face in locating and accessing information and services in their community.  Grants to universities average $300,000.

LOIs are due June 30, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due August 31, 2020.

Visit the Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/30/2019
Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language (June)Oberkotter FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $800,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences06

The Diagnostics Accelerator aims to accelerate the development of affordable and accessible biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other related dementias. This RFP solicits projects to develop and validate digital biomarkers (defined as objective, quantifiable physiological and behavioral data that are collected, measured and analyzed by means of digital devices such as portables, wearables, or ambient sensors) for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Proposals addressing a range of potential clinical uses are of interest, especially technologies for early assessment and those aiding in diagnosis and monitoring treatment response or rate of disease progression. 

The Diagnostics Accelerator is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

View the Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers Program opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers ProgramAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationOpen$250,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer ScienceRolling
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and on-going professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.

LOIs are due June 30, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due October 26, 2020.

View the Young Scholars Program opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

06/30/2020
Young Scholars ProgramFoundation for Child DevelopmentOpen$180,000 to $225,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law06

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Foundation's goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research. This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career.

View the Research Grants on Education - Small opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/01/2020
Research Grants on Education - SmallSpencer FoundationOpen$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law07

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation is focused on funding projects grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis or the secondary medical conditions, and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Funding is available for laboratory research, clinical and functional studies of the effects of SCI/D, design and development of assistive technology, and fellowships for postdoctoral scientists, clinicians, and engineers. 

View the Research Grants for SCI/D opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

07/01/2020
Research Grants and Fellowships for SCI/DParalyzed Veterans of American FoundationOpen$75,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science07

The Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. This is a two-year award with the potential to be renewed for an additional two years ($800,000 total over four years).

View the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/01/2020
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationOpen$400,000 to $800,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science07

JDRF is focused on funding and catalyzing research that will lead to a cure of Type 1 diabetes (T1D), improving the quality of life and relieving the burden for people living with T1D, and preventing the disease. These awards are designed to provide crucial support to investigators who plan to pursue a career in diabetes-related clinical investigation. Awards are made in the later stages of training and include the ability for recipients to transition to independent faculty or research appointments. Clinical researchers who have received their first faculty-level appointment less than 5 years before the submission date are eligible to apply for this award. The successful candidate will have an MD or MD/PhD, hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine, and conduct human clinical research. 

View the Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/02/2019
Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research AwardsJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $750,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science07

JDRF is focused on funding and catalyzing research that will lead to a cure of Type 1 diabetes (T1D), improving the quality of life and relieving the burden for people living with T1D, and preventing the disease. The Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship program is designed to attract qualified and promising health scientists, to provide an opportunity to receive full time research training, and to assist these promising individuals in transitioning from a fellowship to an independent (faculty-level) position. Generally, the most recent doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) will have been received no more than 6 years before the application is submitted. 

View the Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Postdoctoral

07/02/2019
Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships - Science Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$95,000 to $285,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences07

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is focused on funding and catalyzing research that will lead to a cure of Type 1 diabetes (T1D), improving the quality of life and relieving the burden for people living with T1D, and preventing the disease. Career Development Awards are designed to attract qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers and given them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas. The Career Development Award is intended for individuals at an early stage of their independent academic career. Researchers who have received their first faculty-level appointment less than 3 years before the submission date are eligible to apply for this award. The applicant must hold an academic faculty-level position (including assistant professor or equivalent) at the time of submission of the proposal. 

View the Career Development Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/02/2019
Career Development Awards - Science & EngineeringJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $750,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics07

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Searle Scholars Program awards research grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution. Candidates should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2019. 

Internal LOIs are due July 8, 2020. If selected to move forward, the sponsor deadline is September 30, 2020.

View the Searle Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/08/2020
Searle Scholars - Biomedical Sciences and ChemistrySearle ScholarsOpen$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics07

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include:

LOIs are due July 10, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due August 7, 2020.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/10/2020
Core Requests for Proposals - JulyAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationOpenVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science07

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) seek to accelerate and support innovative small molecule and biologic drug discovery programs for FTD. The funding priorities are:

  • Lead optimization of novel disease-modifying compounds, including medicinal chemistry refinement and in vitro ADME.
  • In vivo testing of novel lead compounds, biologics, or repurposed drug candidates in relevant animal models for pharmacokinetics, dose-range finding, target engagement, in vivo efficacy, and/or preliminary rodent tolerability studies.

LOIs are due July 12, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due August 10, 2019.

View the Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/12/2019
Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal DegenerationAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences07

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award supports investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.

LOIs are due July 15, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due October 15, 2019.

View the Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/15/2019
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseaseBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences07

The mission of the Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. Current funding priorities include 1) paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; and 2) primates (old and new world), including evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, and modern hunter-gatherer groups.

Most grants range between $3,000-$15,000. Proposals of up to $25,000 will be considered.

Applications are accepted on January 10th and July 15th annually.

View the Research Grants on Human Origins opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

07/15/2020
Research Grants on Human Origins - JulyLeakey FoundationOpen$25,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law07

This challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive especially in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact. Areas of particular interest include:

  • protecting lower wage workers;
  • securing access to capital for microentrepreneurs and small businesses; and
  • ensuring economic growth and security in underserved communities.

The challenge will award $10 million total to up to 10 awardees. 

Phase 1 submissions are due July 17. Invited Phase 2 submissions will be due in September 2020, with awardees announced in January 2021.

View the data.org Inclusive Growth & Recovery Challenge opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/17/2020
Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challengedata.orgOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law07

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.  The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of bioethics leaders.

The award covers 50 percent salary support for three years.

This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development. Internal LOIs are due July 22, 2019. If selected to move forward, the sponsor LOI will be due September 23, 2019.

View the Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/22/2019
Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsGreenwall FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedVaries Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences07

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Simons Foundation invites nominations for Simons Investigators in Mathematics, (Theoretical) Physics, (Theoretical) Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive long-term research support from the Simons Foundation. 

The nominees are judged on their potential for innovative new contributions to science over the coming years. 

Internal LOIs are due July 22, 2019. If selected to move forward, the sponsor proposal will be due October 31, 2019. 

View the Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/22/2019
Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, and Theoretical Computer ScienceSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$550,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics07

The 2030 Climate Challenge is a public competition launched to award $10 million to the most impactful and durable solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030.

Interested applicants must register online by July 23, 2020. Applications are due August 20, 2020. An organizational readiness tool is available to gauge capacity to participate.

This challenge is sponsored by an anonymous donor and managed by Lever for Change, an organization created and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

View the 2030 Climate Challenge opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/23/2020
2030 Climate ChallengeLever for ChangeOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law07

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families. ECE is defined as formal and informal nonparental care for children birth to age 5. Families have access to ECE when they are able to find affordable ECE that supports their child’s development and meets the families’ needs.

Brief proposals are due July 25, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due October 10, 2019.

View the Building Evidence on Access to Early Care & Education for Low-Income Families opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/25/2019
Building Evidence on Access to Early Care & Education for Low-Income FamiliesRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law07

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The goal of the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA) is to strengthen the study of Southeast Asia in American higher education by providing resources for the creation of models, strategies and partnerships that not only bolster existing program structures but also take them in new directions.

LuceSEA aims to encourage innovation in the study of Southeast Asia through support for:

  • work in new and emerging areas of inquiry and the expansion of direct engagement with scholars and institutions in Southeast Asia;
  • the enhancement of scholarly infrastructure for teaching and research relevant to Southeast Asia; and
  • collaborations and networks that link academic centers to each other and with partners outside academia.

Deadlines
Internal LOI Due: July 30, 2019
Internal Proposal Due: August 13, 2019
Sponsor LOI Due: September 27, 2019
Sponsor Proposal Due: January 21, 2020

View the Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/30/2019
Luce Initiative on Southeast AsiaHenry Luce FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,500,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities07

The Foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new 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), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Grants have ranged from $25,000 to $790,000.

LOIs are due August 1, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due December 1, 2020.

View the Brady Education Foundation opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/01/2020
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - AugustBrady Education FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

The Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

The BYI program funds scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization and are pursuing projects that are truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. 

To be eligible, candidates must have achieved a tenure track appointment after 8/6/2017 and before 8/6/2020.

View the Young Investigator Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/03/2020
Young Investigator Program - Chemical and Life SciencesArnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationOpen$600,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics08

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

View the Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

08/04/2020
Research Grants to Reduce Inequality and Improve the Use of Research Evidence - AugustWilliam T. Grant FoundationOpen$100,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Luce Foundation’s Theology Program aims to support collaborative, experimental, and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship. The Foundation welcomes inquiries for public scholarship projects that:
  • Cross religious, geographic, and academic boundaries
  • Advance scholarship that critically examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture
  • Work inventively at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion

Grants may fund a wide range of possible activities, including (but not limited to):

  • Publicly engaged humanities and social science research
  • Support for the next generation of scholars, teachers, and public intellectuals
  • Creative uses of digital technologies and new publication platforms
  • Multi-institutional collaborations of various kinds

Deadlines
Internal Letter of Intent Due: August 5, 2019
Internal Proposal Due (by Invitation): August 27, 2019 
Sponsor Letter of Inquiry Due: October 15, 2019
Sponsor Full Proposal (by Invitation): February 15, 2020

View the Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/05/2019
Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and TheologyHenry Luce FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000 to $750,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities08

This special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. Scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation are welcome to apply. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Behavioral Economics (BE) Program.

LOIs are due August 5, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due November 19, 2020.

View the Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/05/2020
Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context - AugustRussell Sage FoundationOpen$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law08

Grants will be made under the following programs: Future of Work / Behavioral Economics / Social, Political and Economic Inequality / Race, Ethnicity and Immigration.

LOIs are due August 5, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due November 19, 2020.

View the Regular Programs opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/05/2020
Regular Programs-Social Sciences - AugustRussell Sage Foundation Open$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law08

The Foundation provides support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapy practice. Research projects in any specialty may be supported. The Foundation supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

Opportunities in 2020:

Acute Care Research Grant - Awarded to an emerging investigator seeking to advance the practice of acute care physical therapy. ($40,000)

Moffat Geriatric Physical Therapy Research Grant - Awarded for research on the practice and impact of front loading and treatment intensity of physical therapy home visits for geriatric patients. ($70,000)

Physical Therapy Education Research Grant - Awarded to an emerging investigator for education research related to methods for promoting the uptake of research findings into education. More specifically, the purpose of this grant mechanism is to design educational interventions to address the gap between evidence and practice. ($40,000)

View the Physical Therapy Research Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

08/05/2020
Physical Therapy Research GrantsFoundation for Physical TherapyOpen$40,000 to $70,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

This initiative will support 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.

LOIs are due August 5, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due November 19, 2020.

View the Immigration and Immigrant Integration opportunity.

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/05/2020
Immigration and Immigrant Integration - AugustRussell Sage Foundation Open$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law08

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program supports basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. Scholars are nominated by premier research institutions and then selected by the Rita Allen Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee. 

Northwestern's internal deadline is August 9, 2019. If selected to move forward, the funder proposal will be due October 23, 2019.

View the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/08/2019
Rita Allen Foundation ScholarsRita Allen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$110,000 to $550,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

The Medically Trained Scientists Program (MTS) is open to eligible scientists who hold an MD, a DO, or an MD, PhD degree, and have prior research training in discovery science and plan to pursue an academic career devoted to basic, fundamental research in a biomedical discipline. Fellows will focus on research and have minimal or no clinical activities for the duration of the award.

An MTS fellow will receive a grant for two to four years of postdoctoral training and, upon a successful scientific review, may continue to be supported for up to four years in an independent faculty position as an HHMI scientist. Applicants must be accepted to join a mentor’s research program as a postdoctoral fellow at an eligible US research institution at the time of application. More information about funding levels and eligibility requirements are available on the program website.

View the Medically Trained Scientists Program opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Postdoctoral

08/11/2020
Medically Trained Scientists ProgramHoward Hughes Medical InstituteOpenVariablePostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

Proposals should to explore the cause(s) of sudden hearing loss. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory system including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, and molecular and cellular biology.

View the Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/14/2020
Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss GrantAmerican Hearing Research FoundationOpen$40,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences08

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics. If selected to advance to a full proposal, it will be due 1/15/21.

View the Large Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/14/2020
Large Grants - August John Templeton FoundationOpen$234,800 to Maximum Not SpecifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law08

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics. If selected to advance to a full proposal, the deadline will be determined.

View the Small Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/14/2020
Small Grants - August John Templeton FoundationOpen$234,800Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law08

Proposals should investigate the causes, diagnosis, or treatment of Meniere’s disease relating to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).

View the Meniere's Disease Grant opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/14/2020
Meniere's Disease Grant American Hearing Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $25,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences08

The Foundation typically funds six (6) to ten (10) regular research grants that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. Priority is given to investigators early in their careers who need seed funds to generate results and data that can be used to support applications for larger grants (i.e., NIH grants) in the future. Proposals should relate to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).

View the AHRF Regular Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

08/14/2020
Regular Grants - Hearing and BalanceAmerican Hearing Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is leading efforts to transform our health and health care systems by strengthening the ways in which health care, public health, and social service systems all work together to support people to live their healthiest lives possible. This solicitation hopes to establish clear principles that set a high standard for the health care sector to provide equitable care that fully addresses people’s physical, emotional, and social needs; and guidance for implementing care delivery that is fully responsive to patients’ goals, needs, and life circumstances.  

There are two components to this program. Applicants can apply to one or both components.

  • Part I: Clear Principles that set a high standard for the health care sector to provide equitable care that fully addresses people’s physical, emotional, and social needs; and 
  • Part II: Guidance for implementing care delivery that is fully responsive to patients’ goals, needs, and life circumstances, using maternal morbidity and mortality as a case example. 

Brief proposals are due August 15, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due October 14, 2019. 

View the Health Care's Role in Meeting Patients' Needs opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/15/2019
Health Care's Role in Meeting Patients' NeedsRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$2,000,000 to $3,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

The Cottrell Scholar program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics. Eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2017.

*Note: The original deadline for this application was July 1, 2020. The target date for applications remains July 1, but they will be accepted until August 15, 2020.

View the Cottrell Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

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Cottrell ScholarsResearch Corporation for Scientific AdvancementOpen$100,000Early Career FacultyPhysical Sciences and MathematicsRolling

Fellowships are available for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Applicants must have completed at least an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent. Level 1 applicants (basic and physician scientists) must have received their degrees no more than 18 months prior to the deadline. Level 2 applicants (physician scientists-Mc, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be board eligible, and able to donate at least 80% of their time to these activities.

View the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/17/2020
Fellowship Awards - Cancer Research - AugustDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationOpen$231,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

VentureWell awards faculty grants to colleges and universities for the purpose of strengthening existing curricular programs and/or building new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through these grant funds, VentureWell supports creative pedagogical approaches that generate student teams working on technology solutions to real-world problems, with the goal of the strongest teams applying to participate in VentureWell’s E-Team Program.

VentureWell encourages proposals that involve students, faculty and advisors from engineering, science, business, design, and liberal arts disciplines, as well as groups traditionally underrepresented in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, including women and minorities. Proposals may include plans for creating or improving an individual course, course sequence, minor, major, certificate program, incubator, accelerator, and other co- and extracurricular programs.

Internal LOIs are due August 27, 2019. If selected, the sponsor proposal will be due November 6, 2019.

View the VentureWell Faculty Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/27/2019
Faculty Grants - STEM Innovation and EntrepreneurshipVentureWellArchived/ Anticipated$30,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law08

The Translational Research Program (TRP) puts recipients on the bench-to-bedside fast track when it comes to finding better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds new and innovative research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application.

LOIs are due August 31, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due October 31, 2019.

View the Translational Research Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/31/2019
Translational Research Program - Leukemia and LymphomaLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyArchived/ Anticipated$650,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

LLS’s Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program is intended to bring together established investigators from one or several institutions to develop a focused research program, foster new interactions and cooperation, and enhance interdisciplinary research among the participants. The overall goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of innovative strategies for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of blood cancers. Strategies that move discoveries from the bench to the clinic are of high importance as are integrated translational projects.

LOIs are due August 31, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due February 15, 2020.

View the Hematological Malignancies opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/31/2019
Specialized Center of Research - Hematological MalignanciesLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyArchived/ Anticipated$5,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.  The average award is $150,000.

Applications are accepted December 31, April 30, and August 31 annually.

View the Cancer Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/31/2020
Cancer Research Grants - AugustElsa U. Pardee FoundationOpen$50,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

The Career Development Program offers the opportunity to take part in basic, clinical, or translational research to help understand and treat hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions.

Eligibility forms due September 1, 2019. Abstracts are due September 13, 2019.

View the Career Development Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

09/01/2019
Career Development ProgramLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyArchived/ Anticipated$135,000 to $625,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science09

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. The organization looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.

Applications are accepted on March 1 and September 1 annually.

View the Grants in Publishing opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/01/2020
Grants in Publishing - SeptemberJ. M. Kaplan Fund (Furthermore)Open1,500 to $15,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities09

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.

LOIs are due annually on September 1. Invited full proposals will be due October 1.

View the Digital Art History Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/01/2020
Digital Resources Grants Program - SeptemberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities09

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

LOIs are due September 1. Invited full proposals will be due October 1.

View the Conservation Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/01/2020
Conservation Grants Program - SeptemberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities09

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

LOIs are due September 1. Invited full proposals will be due October 1.

View the History of Art Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/01/2020
History of Art Grants Program - SeptemberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities09

The HHMI Investigator Program supports approximately 300 Investigators at more than 60 research institutions across the United States. Investigators are recognized for pushing the bounds of knowledge in biomedical research. HHMI selects people, not projects, who ask tough questions in science and develop new tools and methods that make it possible to ask previously unapproachable questions.

Applicants must hold an MD or PhD, have a substantial commitment from their institution (such as a tenure-track faculty position), have a track record of peer-reviewed funding, among other requirements. Please see the full program announcement for additional information about the competition and eligibility requirements.

View the HHMI Investigator Program opportunity.

*Note: The 2020 deadline has been extended from March 18 to September 2.

 

 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/02/2020
Investigator Program - Biomedical ResearchHoward Hughes Medical InstituteOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science09

These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

Pre-proposals are due September 4, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due January 8, 2020.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/04/2019
Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$500,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. There are two tracks for fellowships:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research. The fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry.  
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. 

The award amount is $180,000 over two years for salary, fringe benefits and research expenditures; instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $100,000. Fellows receiving the year 3 renewal award will receive an additional $90,000.

View the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences/Chemical Instrumentation opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Postdoctoral

09/04/2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences/Chemical InstrumentationArnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationOpen$180,000 to $370,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. 

The online application will open in early June 2020.

Visit the Institutional Challenge Grant website

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/10/2020
Institutional Challenge GrantWilliam T. Grant Foundation Open$650,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law09

The David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers. To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).

View the Barlow Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

09/15/2020
Barlow Grant for Anxiety Disorders American Psychological AssociationOpen$8,500Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law09

The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers. The Fund is open to a wide variety of research topics. They do not focus on a particular disease, but all funded projects deal directly with children's health. Those eligible to apply include physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program; physicians who completed their residency program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper; or postdoctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper. 

Concept papers are due September 15, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due November 6, 2020.

View the Early Career Awards for Children's Health opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/15/2020
Early Career Awards for Children's Health - SeptemberThrasher Research FundOpen$25,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law09

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Fellowships awarded for scholars whose research is in one of the eight SRF fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15, 2020.

Note: In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must be officially nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.

Please contact Heidi Jurgens in OFR if you are interested in applying to this funding opportunity.

View the Research Fellowships opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/15/2020
Research Fellowships for Early Career ScientistsAlfred P. Sloan FoundationOpen$75,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law09

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Moore Foundation seeks to support outstanding inventors and innovators who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the Foundation's three main areas of interest: 1) scientific research, 2) environmental conservation, and 3) patient care. The program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. The Foundation seeks to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.

Internal LOIs are due September 19, 2019. By invitation, internal proposals will be due October 14, 2019, and the sponsor application deadline is December 13, 2019.

View the Moore Inventor Fellows opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

09/19/2019
Moore Inventor FellowsGordon and Betty Moore FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$600,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

Research grants support new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis, or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Grants are offered primarily as “seed monies” to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need.

LOIs are due September 21, 2020, and invited proposals will be due October 19, 2020.

View the Research Grants for Ataxia opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/21/2020
Research Grants for AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$15,000 to $30,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences09

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international science community. The aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

View the Targeted Grants to Institutes opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/25/2019
Targeted Grants to Institutes - Mathematics and Physical SciencesSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$200,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.

View the Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

09/25/2019
Fellowships in the Humanities and Social SciencesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$40,000 to $75,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyMedia, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law09

The Career Development Award provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program.

View the Career Development Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/25/2019
Career Development Award for Clinical Cancer ResearchConquer Cancer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences09

The Simons Fellows program is intended to make research leaves more productive by enabling their extension from one academic term to a full academic year.

Fellowships will be awarded for up to 50% (max of $100,000) of the Fellow's current academic year salary.

View the Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/26/2019
Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsSimons FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $100,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

This award was created to encourage young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research.

LOIs are due September 28, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due October 26, 2020.

View the Young Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

09/28/2020
Young Investigator Awards - AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$35,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences09

The goal of the program is to conduct original research and test emerging best practices for increasing the frequency and quality of conversations about the costs of care. This work takes a broad definition of costs, including out-of-pocket costs to patients, and attention to indirect costs of receiving treatment, such as child care, time away from work, and transportation to medical appointments. All of this is in support of the Foundation’s goal to advance health equity.

Specifically, this program intends to fund studies that can build the evidence base in order to advance the following goals:

  • Providers and care teams become more effective at discussing costs of care, and can connect patients with appropriate resources to make care more affordable.
  • Patients feel supported by provider systems in addressing cost concerns when they make care decisions, have a financial need, and/or need to plan for upcoming costs.
  • Policymakers and health care leaders are aware of the barriers that current policy creates in supporting cost conversations, and know what to do to address those barriers.

LOIs are due September 30, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due October 28, 2019.

View the Expanding Cost Conversations Between Patients and Their Providers opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/30/2019
Expanding Cost Conversations Between Patients and Their Providers Robert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law09

The Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation seek to support novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell, including understanding the processes that may have led to the emergence of the first eukaryotic common ancestor (FECA) and how FECA evolved into the last eukaryotic common ancestor (LECA). These grants will advance understanding of the evolutionary, ecological and biological mechanisms that may have allowed emergence of the first eukaryotic cells almost two billion years ago and should aim to demonstrate progress towards clarifying or eliminating eukaryogenesis hypotheses. The funders also seek to support development of new hypotheses with potential to reveal novel but potentially unexpected insights into eukaryogenesis.

View the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/30/2019
Origin of the Eukaryotic CellGordon and Betty Moore FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides awards for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.

View the Career Awards for Medical Scientists opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2019
Career Awards for Medical ScientistsBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$700,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences10

The Life Sciences Research Foundation aims to identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of basic life sciences.

Note: Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at time of application are not eligible.

View the Life Sciences Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/01/2019
Life Sciences Research GrantsLife Sciences Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$186,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

The Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences. The program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. 

View the Life Science Grants-in-Aid opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/01/2020
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - OctoberWhitehall FoundationOpen$30,000 Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences10

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

View the Life Science Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2020
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - OctoberWhitehall FoundationOpen$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences10
The Policies for Action research program is seeking new and diverse perspectives from the policy research field. This opportunity will support early career researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds to:
  • Engage in career development activities and mentorship that will enhance their research capacity;
  • Develop a research project that examines existing policies or policy changes that can influence population health, well-being, and equity;
  • Produce and translate timely research results; and
  • Collaborate with other researchers to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people in America.

LOIs are due October 2, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due January 2, 2020.

View the Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Policy and Law Research opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/02/2019
Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Policy and Law ResearchRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

CZI seeks to support up to 10 Imaging Scientists who will work at the interface of biology, microscopy hardware, and imaging software at imaging centers across the United States. “Imaging Scientists” might be engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, or biologists who have focused on technology development in either microscopy or data analysis fields. The primary goal of the program is to increase interactions between biologists and technology experts. The Imaging Scientists will have expertise in microscopy hardware and/or imaging software.

View the Imaging Scientists opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/03/2018
Imaging ScientistsChan Zuckerberg InitiativeArchived/ Anticipated$1,250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

The Defending Basic Freedoms program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise. 

LOIs are due October 3, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due December 12, 2019.

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Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/03/2019
Defending Basic FreedomsHerb Block FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$5,000 to $25,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

The aim of the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. 

View the Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/03/2019
Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical SciencesSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$8,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

Post-doctoral fellowship awards are to serve as a bridge from post-doctoral positions to junior faculty positions. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of Ataxia.

LOIs are due October 5, 2020. Invited full proposals will be due November 2, 2020. 

View the Fellowship Awards opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

10/05/2020
Fellowship Awards - AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$35,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences10

This program will support Indigenous and other local communities in enhancing their cultural and environmental practices to strengthen global forest protection. Projects that support two-way learning and co-creation of solutions are particularly encouraged. Projects must align with at least one of the following approaches:

  • Capacity Building: Building core organizational capacities and knowledge of community-based organizations and Indigenous Peoples groups that are engaged in forest conservation and sustainable management
  • Empowerment through Networks: Building or strengthening networks of local leaders, enabling them to share knowledge and best practices directed at improving sustainable forest management; Leveraging networks to elevate the voices of local communities in multistakeholder dialogues with government, the private sector, and other key parties
  • Support to Community-Led Conservation: Increasing the impact of existing forest conservation projects that have the potential to increase carbon storage and/or community and forest resilience to the impacts of climate change. Projects should be led by local and Indigenous leaders.

View the Amazon Conservation Capacity opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/09/2019
Amazon Conservation CapacityNational Geographic SocietyArchived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include:

LOIs are due October 9, 2020. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due November 6, 2020.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/09/2020
Core Requests for Proposals - October Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program OpenVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) seeks to fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. 

Proposals submitted for IRIS Researcher Awards must emphasize the use of IRIS data in projects that address open issues in the study of science and technology and in science policy. Topics of particular interest include but will not be limited to: (1) new methods to estimate social and economic return on investment for funding from various sources (federal, philanthropic, industrial, and institutional); (2) studies about the relationship between research training, career outcomes and the downstream productivity of employers; (3) research on the relationship between different funding sources and mechanisms and the structure and outcomes of collaboration within and across campuses; (4) analyses of the distinctive contribution university research makes to regional economic development and resilience; and (5) examinations of the effects different funding sources and mechanisms have on research teams and the productivity and efficiency of the academic research enterprise as a whole.

View the Researcher Awards opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

10/15/2019
Researcher Awards - Educational and Social SciencesInstitute for Research on Innovation and ScienceArchived/ Anticipated$30,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law10

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition.

View the Scientific Research Projects - Music opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/15/2019
Scientific Research Projects - MusicGRAMMY FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities10

The GRAMMY Foundation awards grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations.

View the Archiving and Preservation Projects - Music and Recorded Sound opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/15/2019
Archiving and Preservation Projects - Music and Recorded SoundGRAMMY FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities10

The Joyce Foundation invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. The Foundation accepts applications in the following program areas:

LOIs are to be submitted at least 6-8 weeks in advance of the full proposal deadline (December 4, 2019).

View the Joyce Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/16/2019
Advancing Racial Equity and Economic Mobility in the Great Lakes Region - OctoberJoyce FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law10

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

This program provides start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. The program supports new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. 

PIs must be working in the area of studies of brain function to be eligible (e.g., molecular and clinical neuroscience; neural, sensory, motor cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease). Proposals must describe a new research project not already funded by other sources.

Internal LOIs are due October 21, 2019. If selected to move forward, the Sponsor LOI will be due January 7, 2020.

View the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

10/21/2019
Fay/Frank Seed Grant ProgramBrain Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$80,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

Note: The deadline for this program has been extended to October 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support novel projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve the way we monitor, model, understand, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural resources for a more sustainable future. Grants will support scalable projects that use cloud computing to create and deploy open-source models and algorithms that make key analytical processes more efficient in the field. Proposed projects should address challenges related to biodiversity or climate change, such as understanding and quantifying carbon sequestration, extreme weather and climate modeling, or sustainable land-use change. See the RFP for additional topics and requirements. Multidisciplinary teams that span technology and environmental science are encouraged.

View the AI for Earth Innovation opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

10/21/2020
AI for Earth InnovationNational Geographic SocietyOpen$5,000 to $100,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. 

This is a limited submission opportunity. Internal letters of intent are due October 22, 2019. If selected to move forward, the sponsor deadline will be February 6, 2020.

View the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/22/2019
Teacher-Scholar AwardsCamille & Henry Dreyfus FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. 

Scholars & Society fellowships invite faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society—such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, migration and immigration, etc.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000; plus funds of up to $6,000 for research, travel/optional relocation, and related project costs; $10,000 to support the fellow's host organization; and $15,000 to sponsor on- and off-campus programming in the year following the fellowship.

View the Scholars & Society Fellowships opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/23/2019
Scholars & Society Fellowships Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$81,000+Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

Luce/ACLS fellowships support research on any aspect of religion in an international context and encourage scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. This program welcomes proposals that explore connections between religion and the environment, gender rights, health and medicine, migration and immigration, politics and economic policy, and media and entertainment, among others. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences.

This program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

View the Fellowships for Scholars - Religion, Journalism & International Affairs opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/23/2019
Fellowships for Scholars - Religion, Journalism & International AffairsHenry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$63,000+Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018.

View the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

10/23/2019
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of ArtGetty Foundation/American Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$65,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralMedia, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law10

 

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution who will advance our understanding through experiments, modeling or theory. Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will not be considered this year. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.

Reference letters must be received by October 30, 2019. Letters of intent are due November 5, 2019.

View the Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/30/2019
Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution AwardsSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$540,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

This RFP focuses on the gathering and analysis of archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological data to increase our understanding of human-environmental interactions over time. Proposals should: focus on environmental conservation knowledge, practices, and technologies employed by past societies, and their impact on contemporary populations’ ability to mitigate environmental and/or climatic stress; explore how effective present-day environmental conservation strategies can be improved, diversified, and expanded based on knowledge about past societies’ articulation with the environment; and delineate how the project’s results can be used to create culturally and environmentally suitable conservation strategies at the policy level and/or collaborate with local communities to build sustainable environmental practices and strengthen resilience in the face of climatic change.

*Note: The original deadline of April 22, 2020, has been postponed to October 2020 due to COVID-19.

View the Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

10/30/2020
Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of SustainabilityNational Geographic SocietyOpen$80,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law10

With this program, National Geographic Society wants to bring hidden stories to the surface and to understand in rich detail those who have been given far too little consideration in the environmental movement. It seeks stories that illuminate the policies and actions that have brought our global community to an unprecedented moment on the precipice of planetary climate disaster—and show how frontline communities will feel the consequences much more than wealthy ones.

Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Additionally, storytellers with unique access or perspective to/on the proposed project because of their personal identity or experience with the community they propose to work with will have higher likelihood of funding. Applicants MUST have strong track records as storytellers (journalists, photographers, videographers, cartographers, etc.) and demonstrated publication success.

*Note: The original deadline of April 22, 2020, has been postponed to October 2020 due to COVID-19.

View the Equity and the Natural World opportunity.

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

10/30/2020
Equity and the Natural WorldNational Geographic SocietyOpen$80,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralMedia, Arts and Humanities10

The Michelson Prizes are awarded to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. 

The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. The funders are seeking high-impact and highly innovative research that has the potential to be applied across many diseases and to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system.

Applicants must be 35 years or younger on October 31, 2019.

Pre-applications are due October 31, 2019. Notifications for full applications will be made in December 2019, with prizes awarded in June 2020.

View the Michelson Prizes opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

10/31/2019
Michelson Prizes (Immunology and Vaccines)Human Vaccines Project/Gary Michelson Medical Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Foundation's goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research. This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career.

Full proposals are due November 1, 2019.

View the Research Grants on Education - Small opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/01/2019
Research Grants on Education - SmallSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law11

The Howard Foundation supports fellowships in selected fields for early mid-career individuals (applicants should have completed their formal studies in the past 5 to 15 years) who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. 

The 2020-2021 program will support Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting and Theatre Studies.

Subsequent selected fields are as follows:

View the Arts and Humanities Fellowships opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/01/2019
Arts and Humanities FellowshipsGeorge A. and Eliza Gardner Howard FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$35,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities11

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.

Applications are accepted May 1 and November 1 annually.

View the Post-Ph.D. Grant opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

11/01/2019
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants - Anthropology - NovemberWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralSocial Sciences and Law11

The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Concept papers are due May 1 and November 1 annually.

View the Anna Lalor Burdick Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/01/2019
Anna Lalor Burdick Program - Reproductive Health - NovemberLalor FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$35,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law11

Grants support studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities.

Applications are accepted in April and November of each year.

View the Research Grants in Human Services opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

11/01/2019
Research Grants in Human Services - NovemberFahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law11

The goal of the program is to accelerate advances in fundamental and translational research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to understand the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathogenesis as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

View the Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

11/04/2019
Alzheimer's Disease Research GrantsBright Focus FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences11

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of RWJF that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms on health and health equity.

S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing, transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development. Stakeholders from the medical, social, and public health systems must be engaged.

Optional (but strongly encouraged) LOIs are due October 4, 2019. Full proposals are due November 6, 2019.

View the Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/06/2019
Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of HealthRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law11

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Early Career Fellowships (up to $50,000) are available for scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertations for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects. Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants (up to $15,000) are available for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times.

View the Program in China Studies opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

11/06/2019
Program in China StudiesHenry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$15,000 to $50,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralMedia, Arts and Humanities11

Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated glaucoma-related research projects. The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

View the National Glaucoma Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/08/2019
National Glaucoma Research ProgramBright Focus FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences11

The Treat FTD Fund is a joint effort by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Fund and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration to support clinical development of novel or repurposed drugs for FTD disorders. The targeted population should include both genetic and sporadic forms of any FTD disorder. Applications that target some of the underlying mechanisms that may contribute to the sporadic forms of the disease are encouraged. The program will support clinical proof-of-concept and pilot proof-of-mechanism studies, as well as Phase 0/1 studies in healthy volunteers assessing pharmacodynamics outcomes.
View the Treat FTD Fund opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/09/2018
Treat FTD FundAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$500,000 to $2,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences11

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Mallinckrodt Foundation Scholar award applicants should be in the fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track faculty position. The funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold MD and/or PhD degrees with support to move the project forward to the point where other independent funding can be obtained. Candidates may have an R01. 

The internal LOI is due November 12, 2019. If selected, the  funder deadline is January 15, 2020.

View the Scholars Award-Basic Biomedical Research opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/12/2019
Scholar Awards - Basic Biomedical ResearchEdward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences11

The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a global effort to create a reference map of all cell types in the human
It is an ambitious goal to generate a fundamental reference for biomedical research. Together with the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will continue to fund the HCA community. CZI seeks to continue the work of the HCA community with a focus on interdisciplinary work and collaboration through the formation of 3 year Seed Networks. The Helmsley Charitable Trust invites applications that will construct a detailed atlas of the human gut.

View the Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/13/2018
Seed Networks for the Human Cell AtlasChan Zuckerberg InitiativeArchived/ Anticipated$1,250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science11

The Gates Foundation seeks creative, compelling ideas from individuals and organizations from all sectors in the U.S. to elevate diverse voices and broaden the national conversation about poverty and economic mobility. In collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Raikes Foundation, Gates seeks to build on the understanding of poverty gleaned from the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty initiative and to combat inaccurate assumptions about poverty, deservingness, income, and wealth gaps that are widespread and harmful. 

The Foundation is interested in proposals for creative, scalable, strategic new ways to generate awareness of the structural and historic barriers to economic mobility; to communicate that poverty is not just something that happens to other people and everyone is deserving of the chance to move out of it; and to change the predominant misconceptions about poverty in a way that creates the conditions for effective programs and policies to be adopted by the public and private sectors.

View the Voices for Economic Opportunity opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/13/2019
Voices for Economic OpportunityBill and Melinda Gates FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law11

The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. 

Proposals are sought for collaborative projects hosted at US-based accredited institutions of higher education with research and curricular strengths in journalism and communication and in the humanistic and social science fields concerned with the study of global religions (including, but not limited to, anthropology, area studies, history, languages and literature, political science, religious studies, and sociology). Applicants must propose activities that connect humanities and social science programs within their institution with journalism schools, departments, or initiatives, or with external media organizations.

View the Programming Grants - Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Collaborative opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/13/2019
Programming Grants - Religion, Journalism & International Affairs CollaborativeHenry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $45,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law11

Research fellowships offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD. These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to devote full-time to research and writing on the project proposed. There are no restrictions as to the location of the work conducted. Applicants must identify a significant scholarly product (monograph, series of journal articles, etc.) that will result from the fellowship.

View the Buddhist Studies Research Fellowship opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/13/2019
Buddhist Studies Research FellowshipAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$70,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities11

* This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Research Development.

The W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting basic science research projects in two specific areas: (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. The Keck Foundation makes around 12 awards in each cycle, typically at $1M over 3 years, for projects and approaches that are arguably both unique and transformative. Research that focuses on elucidating a single disease is typically not funded by Keck.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for research projects that:
  • focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • have the potential for transformative impact, such as the foundation of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • do not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials, or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • fall outside the mission of public funding agencies (PIs must already have applied / provide proof from a program officer that project is outside program focus)
  • demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.

One-page concept papers are due November 15, 2019. If selected as the nominee, the Phase I application will be due May 1, 2020.

Please contact Sarah Fodor if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/15/2019
Research Program Grants -- Medical Research, Science, EngineeringW. M. Keck FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

The Parkinson’s Foundation seeks clinical, pre-clinical or basic research proposals that will directly impact the understanding of Parkinson’s or its treatment from promising early career scientists. Successful projects should include novel PD research hypotheses and be inventive in methodology or approach. The award acts as a bridge to ensure promising early career scientists stay in the Parkinson’s research field, helping to solve, treat, and end the disease.

LOIs are due November 15, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due February 18, 2020.

Visit the Stanley Fahn Faculty Scholar Award - Parkinson's Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/15/2019
Stanley Fahn Faculty Scholar Award - Parkinson's DiseaseParkinson's FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

Grant-making interests are focused on nutrition and/or health-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.

Concept papers are due May 15 and November 15 annually.

View the Pediatric Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/15/2019
Pediatric Research Grants - NovemberThe Gerber FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science11

CZI seeks applications from collaborative teams for two-year pilot projects aimed toward identifying unifying principles that underlie tissue homeostasis and inflammation at the single cell level. Project teams should bring together two to three researchers in different experimental, computational, or medical domains (e.g., physicians, experimental biologists from different fields, technology developers, or computational scientists). These teams will address local cell properties and interactions in inflamed tissues and compare them to the properties and interactions of similar cells in healthy tissues, as well as increase our understanding of the cell types that mediate inflammation and their interactions in space and time. New collaborations are welcome and early-career scientists (within six years of their first faculty appointment) are encouraged to apply.

See CZI’s Medium post for additional background and information.

View the Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

11/19/2019
Single-Cell Analysis of InflammationChan Zuckerberg InitiativeArchived/ AnticipatedUp to $525,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to early career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.

Pre-proposal applications are due November 19, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due March 13, 2020.

View the Clinical Scientist Development Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/19/2019
Clinical Scientist Development AwardDoris Duke Charitable FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$495,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences11

Applications to this program are made jointly by a U.S. and an Israeli researcher(s) who would like to work together. Prior cooperation between the PIs is not a prerequisite, and the establishment of new research teams is welcomed by the BSF. The following areas are eligible for submission: biomedical engineering, health sciences (medicine), life science, psychobiology. The 2019 program guidelines can be found here

View the Regular Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/20/2019
Regular Grants - Biomedical and Life SciencesUnited States-Israel Binational Science FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences11

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career faculty working in critical areas of education research. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.

 

View the Fellowship Program opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/20/2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Early Career Faculty - Education/Learning SciencesNational Academy of Education/Spencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$70,000Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences11

This opportunity will explore the degree to which health equity is impacted or results from current models of collaboration incorporating health care, public health, and social services. Studies should include a focus on health equity by examining how cross-sector alignment can advance the opportunity for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Grantees will be expected to participate actively both in research dissemination and translation mechanisms organized by the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) and RWJF, including blogs, podcasts, research meetings, and policy briefings, among others.

View the Aligning Systems for Health opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/22/2019
Aligning Systems for HealthRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law11

The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators awards are targeted to mid-level and senior investigators in sleep and biological rhythms who need ‘bridge’ funding while re-applying for research support.

The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least five years, but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely to be funded. A Bridge to Success Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award will provide support for one year to help an independent investigator stay in the field of sleep and circadian research while reapplying for external funding.

View the Bridge to Success opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/25/2019
Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators - Sleep ScienceAmerican Sleep Medicine FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) “Bridge to Success” awards are designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Award from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity. Individuals who previously submitted an application for review, but whose applications are unlikely to be within the funding range, are eligible to apply.

View the Bridge to Success opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/25/2019
Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators - Sleep ScienceAmerican Sleep Medicine FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

This initiative will support 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.

LOIs are due November 26, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due March 12, 2020.

View the Immigration and Immigrant Integration opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/26/2019
Immigration and Immigrant Integration - NovemberRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law11

This special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. Scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation are welcome to apply. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Behavioral Economics (BE) Program.

LOIs are due November 26, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due March 12, 2020.

View the Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/26/2019
Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context - NovemberRussell Sage FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law11

Grants will be made under the following programs: Race, Ethnicity & Immigration / Behavioral Economics / Social, Political, and Economic Inequality

LOIs are due November 26, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due March 12, 2020.

View the Regular Programs opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/26/2019
Regular Programs-Social Sciences - NovemberRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$175,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law11

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF), in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Gates Foundation, seeks research proposals focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in the United States. RSF is interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data, and creative uses of administrative data. Proposals might include exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, ethnographies, or the analysis of existing data.

This opportunity is designed to support tenure track assistant professors and associate professors who have been in the rank for less than seven years. Applications from underrepresented (including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity) scholars in the social sciences will be prioritized. Assistant professors can apply for grants up to $30,000; associate professors can apply for grants up to $50,000. Only faculty who have not previously received a research grant or visiting fellowship from RSF are eligible to apply. 

The funded researchers will be invited to submit their findings at a conference at the Russell Sage Foundation the following year, with investigators, mentors, advisory committee members, and other experts in attendance.

View the Pipeline Grants Competition opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

11/30/2020
Pipeline Grants CompetitionRussell Sage FoundationOpen$30,000 to $50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law11

This research program addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in five thematic areas: Challenges of New Technologies; Public Policy and Human Security; Patterns of Conflict Resolution between the State and Traditional Actors; Non-governmental Actors as Partners and Contenders of the State; and Security and Communication Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation.

Grants cover costs for personnel travel, materials and/or other costs.

Grant amounts are not specified; however, they averaged $48,000 in 2017.

View the Security, Society, and the State opportunity.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/30/2020
Security, Society, and the StateGerda Henkel Stiftung OpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law11

Through Education for American Civic Life, the Foundation seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts within the curriculum grounded in the issues that define and challenge American democracy. While grappling with matters of civic knowledge, it is the Foundation’s intention for projects to also mitigate uncivil speech and behavior. Successful proposals are expected move beyond mere additions to the course catalog and reflect an approach to integrative learning that serves the student body and can be sustained beyond the life of the grant. 

Concept papers are accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2018.

View the Education for American Civic Life opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Education for American Civic LifeTeagle FoundationOpen$100,000 to $400,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and LawRolling

Priority for conference and workshop grants will be given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. Workshops, defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology, will involve a small group of scholars meeting for a sufficient period of time to deal intensely with the project. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

Applications are accepted on June 1  and December 1 annually.

View the Conference and Workshop Grants opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2019
Conference and Workshop Grants - Anthropology - DecemberWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law12

The Foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new 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), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Grants have ranged from $25,000 to $790,000.

LOIs are due December 1, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due April 1, 2020.

Visit the Brady Education Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2019
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - DecemberBrady Education FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law12

This program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices. EREF's long-term strategic plan is to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices.

Pre-proposals are due on May 1 and December 1 annually. 

View the Solid Waste Management Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2019
Solid Waste Management Research Grants - DecemberEnvironmental Research & Education FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$15,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics12
Priority areas within the Responsive Grant categories below are: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life, Housing, and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. See RRF Foundation for Aging website for detailed information.
  • 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

LOIs (optional) are due December 1 annually for the February 1 full proposal deadline.

View the Responsive Grants opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2020
Responsive Grants - December RRF Foundation for AgingOpen$50,000 to $200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law12

The Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Awards are two-year research grants to be awarded to cancer scientists at the beginning of their investigative careers. These grants are intended to support scientists who have little or no established funding "track records" and who have not yet qualified for significant external research support at the time of submission. The Cancer Research Foundation is particularly interested in funding research focused on decoding the mechanics of cancer, its development, diagnosis and treatment, using genomics, informatics, molecular engineering, or image-oriented research, among other scientific disciplines.

View the Young Investigator Awards opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/02/2019
Young Investigator Awards - Cancer ScientistsCancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$75,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. These awards encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The Endowment Fund is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. 

LOIs are due December 2, 2019. If selected to move forward, full proposals will be due April 27, 2020.

View the Technology Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/02/2019
Technology Awards in NeuroscienceMcKnight Endowment Fund for NeuroscienceArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

The Foundation established a program designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training.

View the Physician Scientist Training Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/02/2019
Physician Scientist Training AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$460,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

The goal of the Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART) fund is to encourage exploratory and development Alzheimer's Disease research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/03/2018
CART Fund Grants - Alzheimer'sCoins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Archived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences12

Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) that take place:

  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context, with at least half of the participants coming from outside the United States.

Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups that involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times. This opportunity excludes projects on architecture and commercial film/animation.

This application cycle is for programs taking place after September 1, 2020. LOIs are due December 6, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due March 6, 2020.

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Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/06/2019
Academic Workshop & Symposium GrantsTerra Foundation for American ArtArchived/ Anticipated$25,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities12

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

LOIs are due December 15th; if selected to move forward, the full proposal will be due on January 15th.

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Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/15/2019
History of Art Grants Program - DecemberSamuel H. Kress FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities12

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

LOIs are due December 15th; if selected to move forward, full proposals will be due January 15th.

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Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/15/2019
Conservation Grants Program - DecemberSamuel H. Kress FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities12

AFAR provides awards to junior faculty (M.D. and Ph.D.) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts.

LOIs are due December 16, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due in early April.

View the Junior Faculty Grants - Aging Research opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/16/2019
Junior Faculty Grants - Aging ResearchAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics12

This initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. 

LOIs are due December 16, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due in April 2020.

View the Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/16/2019
Breakthroughs in Gerontology AwardAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences12

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Applications are accepted December 31, April 30, and August 31 annually.

View the Cancer Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty

12/31/2019
Cancer Research Grants - DecemberElsa U. Pardee FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences12

The Oberkotter Foundation funds programs that promote listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Foundation seeks to address the needs, gaps, and barriers families face in locating and accessing information and services in their community.  Grants to universities average $300,000.

LOIs are due December 31, 2019. Invited full proposals will be due February 28, 2020.

View the Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/31/2019
Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken LanguageOberkotter FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000 to $800,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences12

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. 

RWJF is particularly interested in breakthrough or unconventional ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, it welcomes ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Average grants in this program in 2019 were about $315,000 over one to three years.

View the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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