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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.

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The Thriving Cultures Program believes that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive, prosperous and benefit from the rich cultural diversity of their residents. We support efforts to encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.

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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 Strong Local Economies Program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. We work to spur the growth of local businesses, encourage equitable economic development, and improve the quality and availability of jobs for low-income people, communities of color, immigrants, and women.

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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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Strong Local 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The Sustainable Environments Program works to overhaul our country’s low performing infrastructure, much of it outdated and crumbling, with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems.

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Sustainable Environment 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 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.

EREF accepts applications on January 6 and June 1 annually. 

View the Solid Waste Management Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/06/2019
Solid Waste Management Research Grants - JanuaryEnvironmental Research & Education FoundationOpen$15,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics01

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 7, 2019.

View the Creating Opportunity & Independence Grants opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/07/2019
Creating Opportunity & Independence - SCICraig H. Neilsen FoundationOpen$25,000 to $100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science01

The McKnight Scholar Awards encourage neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. 

View the Neuroscience Scholar Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/08/2018
Neuroscience Scholar AwardsMcKnight FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical 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

01/10/2018
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

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)

01/10/2018
Digital Extension GrantsAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$125,000Faculty (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.

Proposals are anticipated to be due in January 2019.

View the Hannah H. Gray Fellows Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Postdoctoral

01/10/2018
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program (Postdoctoral)Howard Hughes Medical InstituteArchived/ Anticipated$60,000 to $250,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences01

* 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.

View Fellowships for Science and Engineering opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/11/2018
Fellowships for Science and EngineeringPackard FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$875,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics01

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

The foundation will accept letters of inquiry in the areas of investing in young leaders in science and social innovation and promoting civic literacy and engagement. The foundation gives priority to organizations working on early-stage, innovative, collaborative projects within its grantmaking domains.

View the Investing in Young Leaders and Promoting Civic Literacy and Engagement opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/15/2019
Investing in Young Leaders and Promoting Civic Literacy and EngagementRita Allen FoundationOpenNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical 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

01/15/2019
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - JanuaryWhitehall FoundationOpen$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)

01/15/2019
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - JanuaryWhitehall FoundationOpen$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences01

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

01/16/2018
Biomedical Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$60,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences01

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: Faculty (Any stage)

01/18/2019
Arthritis and Aging GrantArthritis National Research FoundationOpen$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical 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

01/18/2019
Psoriatic Arthritis GrantArthritis National Research FoundationOpen$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: Faculty (Any stage)

01/18/2019
Arthritis Research GrantsArthritis National Research FoundationOpen$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences01

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.

View the Clinical Scientist Development Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

01/19/2018
Clinical Scientist Development AwardDoris Duke Charitable FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences01

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. 

View the Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/22/2018
Breakthroughs in Gerontology AwardAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences01

The major goal of this partnership program is to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The program also serves to encourage junior investigators to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences, Alzheimer's disease and healthy brain aging in particular. The program will fund applications in basic, translational and clinical research related to Alzheimer’s disease and healthy brain aging.

One-to-one matching funds must be contributed by the University.

LOIs are expected to be due in January 2019.

View the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

01/31/2018
New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease - JanuaryAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early 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: Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

01/31/2018
Collaboration Grants for MathematiciansSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$42,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science01

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

02/01/2018
New Investigator Grants - LeukemiaLeukemia Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

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

Proposals are anticipated to be due in February 2019.

View the Award for Advancing Understanding of Neurogenerative Disorders opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

02/01/2018
Award for Advancing Understanding of Neurogenerative 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.

Proposals are anticipated to be due in February 2019.

View the Clinical Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/01/2018
Clinical Investigator AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

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

02/01/2019
Medical Research FellowshipJane Coffin Childs Memorial FundOpen$155,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

View the Small Research Grants opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

02/01/2019
Small Research Grants - FebruarySpencer FoundationOpen$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law02

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.

Proposals are expected to be due in February 2019.

View the Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/15/2018
Fellowship Awards in NeuroscienceKlingenstein-SimonsArchived/ Anticipated$225,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

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.

Proposals are expected to be due in February 2019.

View the Stem Cell Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/21/2018
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 the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.

Proposals are expected to be due in February 2019. 

View the Neuroscience Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

02/21/2018
Neuroscience Investigator AwardsNew York Stem Cell FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,500,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences02

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.

Proposals are anticipated to be due in February 2019.

View the Biomedical Collaborative Research Travel Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage), Postdoctoral

02/28/2018
Biomedical Collaborative Research Travel GrantsBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$15,000Faculty (Any stage), PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences02

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

03/01/2019
Wayne F. Placek Grants for LGBT IssuesAmerican Psychological Foundation Open$10,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralEducation/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.

Applicants must complete an Intent to Submit form in March prior to submitting the proposal by April 30.

View the Speech Science Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/08/2018
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.

The next competition will open in 2020.

View the Speech Science Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/08/2018
Speech Science Research Grant American Speech-Language-Hearing FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$10,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences03

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.

The next call for applications will occur in spring 2019.

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

03/12/2018
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 Law03

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. 

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

03/12/2019
Early Career Awards for Children's Health - MarchThrasher 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 Law03

The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. 

View the Narsad Young Investigator Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/13/2018
Narsad Young Investigator GrantBrain and Behavior Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$70,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences03
Responsive Grant Programs: (see foundation 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)

03/15/2019
Responsive Grants - MarchRetirement Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law03

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience and the interactions between organisms. A clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering. The research teams must be international. Young Investigators’ Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent). 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, 2018.

View the Young Investigators' Grant opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/19/2018
Young Investigators' Grants - InterdisciplinaryHuman Frontier Science ProgramArchived/ Anticipated$450,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics03

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. To this end, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.

View the Memory and Cognitive Disorders opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

03/26/2018
Memory and Cognitive Disorders AwardMcKnight FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics03

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

04/01/2018
Research Grants in Human Services - AprilFahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

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 open in 2019.

View the Clinical Research Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2018
Clinical Research GrantAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $75,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

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, 2018.

View the Brady Education Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2019
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - AprilBrady Education FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

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

Applications are accepted April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the Digital Resources Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2019
Digital Resources Grants Program - AprilSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities04

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

Applications are accepted on April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the Conservation Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2019
Conservation Grants Program - AprilSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities04

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

Applications are accepted April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the History of Art Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/01/2019
History of Art Grants Program - AprilSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities04

The major goal of this partnership program is to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The program also serves to encourage junior investigators to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences, Alzheimer's disease and healthy brain aging in particular. The program will fund applications in basic, translational and clinical research related to Alzheimer’s disease and healthy brain aging.

One-to-one matching funds must be contributed by the University.

LOIs are due April 13, 2018.

View the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

04/13/2018
New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease - AprilAmerican Federation for Aging ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences04

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/13/2018
Core Requests for Proposals - AprilAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

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

04/15/2019
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - AprilWhitehall FoundationOpen$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)

04/15/2019
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - AprilWhitehall FoundationOpen$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

The Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant supports collaborative studies that will increase knowledge to improve services for individuals with communication disorders. The grant supports partnerships of researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in CSD or related discipline) and practitioners (with a degree in audiology, speech-language pathology or related field).

The next competition opens in 2020.

View the Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

04/16/2018
Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration GrantAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationArchived/ Anticipated$35,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences04

* 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 is April 26, 2018. The funder deadline is July 5, 2018.

View the Scholars Program opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

04/26/2018
Scholars Program - Social Behavioral, and Health SciencesWilliam T. Grant FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law04

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

04/30/2019
Cancer Research Grants - AprilElsa U. Pardee FoundationOpen$150,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences04

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Visit the Small Research Grants website

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/01/2018
Small Research Grants - MaySpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law05

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 2015.

LOIs are due May 1, 2018.

View the Cottrell Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/01/2018
Cottrell ScholarsResearch Corporation for Scientific AdvancementArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Early Career FacultyPhysical Sciences and Mathematics05

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

05/01/2019
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants - Anthropology - MayWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchOpen$20,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralSocial 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)

05/01/2019
Anna Lalor Burdick Program - Reproductive Health - MayLalor FoundationOpen$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

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

05/02/2018
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 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.

View the Greater Value Portfolio opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/03/2018
Greater Value PortfolioThe Donaghue Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science05

The goal of this program is to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This research is designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies.

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)

05/04/2018
Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational SpectrumCraig H. Neilsen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$25,000 to $100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

* 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 May 8, 2018. The funder deadline is October 15, 2018.

View the Biomedical Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/08/2018
Biomedical ScholarsPew Charitable TrustsArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences05

The Kauffman Knowledge Challenge: Insight to Impact supports activities aimed at improving our basic understanding about entrepreneurs and the levers, tools and methods that can advance entrepreneurship in the United States. The goal of the Knowledge Challenge is to produce tangible insights for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship program and policy design, ecosystem builders and researchers.

View the Knowledge Challenge: Insight to Impact 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), Early Career Faculty, Postdoctoral

05/09/2018
Knowledge Challenge: Insight to Impact - EntrepreneurshipKauffman FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000 to $1,600,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Law05

* 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 May 14, 2018. If selected to advance, the sponsor deadline is August 1, 2018.

View the Research Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/14/2018
Research Grants - Basic Biomedical ResearchMallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$180,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences05

Given the challenges of understanding and finding therapies for brain illnesses and injuries, the One Mind Rising Star Awards encourage the community of researchers to innovate in their basic and translational science to benefit patients, while supporting the research of emerging leaders in the field.

The overarching goal is to award promising, early career investigators an opportunity to enhance or accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, post traumatic stress, schizophrenia, and traumatic brain injury. 

View the Rising Star Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

05/15/2018
Rising Star Awards (Neuropsychiatric disorders)One Mind InstituteArchived/ Anticipated$250,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05

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)

05/15/2018
Pediatric Research Grants - MayThe Gerber FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$350,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science05
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)

05/23/2018
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 Mathematics05

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

05/23/2018
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 Mathematics05

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.

View the Immigration and Immigrant Integration opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/24/2018
Immigration and Immigrant Integration - MayRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law05
This initiative will support innovative innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.
View the Computational Social Science opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/24/2018
Computational Social Science - MayRussell Sage FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law05

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.

View the Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/24/2018
Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge - MayRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law05

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

View the Regular Programs opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/24/2018
Regular Programs-Social Sciences - MayRussell Sage Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law05

The Foundation is interested in randomized controlled trials in any area of domestic social policy.

LOIs are due May 31, 2018.

View the Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

05/31/2018
Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials to Drive Effective Social SpendingLaura and John Arnold FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000$300,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law05

RWJF seeks to improve understanding of key drivers of making health a shared value: mindsets and expectations, sense of community, and civic engagement, as well as outcomes related to health, well-being, and equity, with particular respect to disadvantaged children and families. Two key aims: 1) to test the effects of specific interventions on these drivers, in order to determine the extent to which they can be changed; and 2) to establish evidence of causal relationships between the drivers and health outcomes.

View the Making Health a Shared Value opportunity 

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2018
Making Health a Shared ValueRobert Wood Johnson FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, 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)

06/01/2018
Paul L. Busch Award The Water Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science06

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.

EREF accepts applications on January 6 and June 1 annually. 

View the Solid Waste Management Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2018
Solid Waste Management Research Grants - June Environmental Research & Education FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$15,000 to $500,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science06

This program supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation's children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.

The Foundation is postponing the call for proposals until Spring 2019.

Visit the Young Scholars Program website

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

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

06/01/2019
Young Scholars ProgramFoundation for Child DevelopmentOpen$225,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law06

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

Applications are accepted on June 1 annually.

View the Auditory Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/01/2019
Auditory Research GrantsCapita FoundationOpen$10,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences06

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

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: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Postdoctoral

06/15/2018
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial EcologySimons FoundationOpen$261,000PostdoctoralPhysical Sciences and Mathematics06

This award program is designed to enhance autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to the mission of improving the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

View the SFARI Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/15/2018
Autism Research Initiative Explorer Awards Simons FoundationOpen$80,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science06

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.

View the Strategy & Policy Fellows Program opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/15/2018
Strategy & Policy Fellows ProgramSmith Richardson FoundationOpen$60,000Early Career FacultySocial Sciences and Law06
Responsive Grant Programs: (see Retirement Research Foundation 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)

06/15/2018
Responsive Grants - June Retirement Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law06

This grant supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition.

View the David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/15/2018
David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in CognitionAmerican Psychological FoundationOpen$25,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, 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 are due June 20, 2018, and internal proposals on July 11, 2018. If selected to move forward, the sponsor proposal will be due September 15, 2018.

View the Biomedical Research Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

06/20/2018
Biomedical Research AwardsHartwell FoundationOpen$300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences06

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) seeks proposals that will advance understanding of the genetic basis of autism. Proposals that focus on any type of genetic variants [rare and common variants, single-nucleotide variants (SNVs), copy number variants (CNVs), indels, coding and noncoding variants] that contribute to autism risk will be accepted.

Interested applicants must send an email stating their intent to apply and title of the intended proposal by June 22, 2018.

View the Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/22/2018
Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARKSimons FoundationOpen$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences06

The goal of this Grand Challenge is to identify novel, transformative concepts that will lead to development of universal influenza vaccines offering protection from morbidity and mortality caused by all subtypes of circulating and emerging (drifted and shifted) Influenza A subtype viruses and Influenza B lineage viruses for at least three to five years.

View the Ending the Pandemic Threat: Universal Influenza Vaccine Development opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/22/2018
Ending the Pandemic Threat: Universal Influenza Vaccine DevelopmentBill & Melinda Gates FoundationOpen$250,000$2,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science06

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

06/26/2018
Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research AwardsJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationOpen$150,000 to $750,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science06

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.

The application is expected to be due in September 2018.

View the Career Development Award opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

06/26/2018
Career Development Award for Clinical Cancer ResearchConquer Cancer FoundationOpen$200,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences06

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

06/28/2017
Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships - Science Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$95,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences06

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

06/28/2017
Career Development Awards - Science & EngineeringJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$150,000$750,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics06

The Spencer Foundation supports research conducted by place-based research alliances, design research teams, and networked improvements communities that over the long-term, will result in improved outcomes for students, teachers, schools, and communities. The program is suspended for 2018.

View the Research-Practice Partnership opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/30/2018
Research-Practice PartnershipSpencer FoundationOpen$400,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, 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, 2018. If invited to submit a full proposal, it will be due August 31, 2018.

Visit the Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language website

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

06/30/2018
Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language (June)Oberkotter FoundationOpen$100,000 to $800,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences06

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

07/01/2018
Research Grants and Fellowships for SCI/DParalyzed Veterans of American FoundationOpen$100,000 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 ($600,000 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

07/06/2018
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationOpen$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science07

* 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. Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years.

Northwestern's internal deadline is July 12, 2018. If selected to move forward, the funder deadline is September 28, 2018.

View the Searle Scholars opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

07/12/2018
Searle Scholars - Biomedical Sciences and ChemistrySearle ScholarsOpen$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics07

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.
  • Testing of novel lead compounds, biologics, or repurposed drug candidates in relevant animal models for in vivo pharmacokinetics, dose-range finding, target engagement, in vivo efficacy, and/or preliminary rodent tolerability studies.

LOIs are due July 13, 2018.

View the Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/13/2018
Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal DegenerationAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationOpen$100,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences07

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

LOIs are due July 13, 2018.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/13/2018
Core Requests for Proposals - JulyAlzheimer's Drug Discovery FoundationOpenVaries by RFPFaculty (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.

View the Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/16/2018
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious DiseaseBurroughs Wellcome FundOpen$500,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences07

Research grants support new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis, or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias.

LOIs are due July 16, 2018

View the Research Grants for Ataxia opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

07/16/2018
Research Grants for AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$15,000 to $30,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences07

*This is a limited submission opportunity managed by the Office of Foundation Relations.

Serious interdisciplinary research often requires established scholar-teachers to pursue formal substantive and methodological training in addition to the PhD. New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The program is intended to enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.

Internal applications are due July 31, 2018. If selected, the full proposal deadline to the funder is October 5, 2018.

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

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

07/31/2018
New Directions FellowshipAndrew W. Mellon FoundationOpen$175,000 to $300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyMedia, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law07

One year grants for research post-doc fellowships of $35,000 are available. 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 August 1, 2018. If selected to advance, the full application would be due 9/17/18. 

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/01/2018
Fellowship Awards - AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$35,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

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, 2018.

View the Brady Education Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/01/2018
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - AugustBrady Education FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

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

View the Young Investigator Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/01/2018
Young Investigator Awards - AtaxiaNational Ataxia FoundationOpen$35,000 to $50,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

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

08/01/2018
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

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

View the Small Research Grants opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/01/2018
Small Research Grants - August Spencer FoundationOpen$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law08

Research grant awards will be made under the following programs: Foundation, HSR Pipeline Grant, and Snyder Research Grant.

View the Physical Therapy Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/02/2018
Physical Therapy Research GrantsFoundation for Physical TherapyOpen$40,000 to $50,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences08

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. 

LOIs are expected to be due in August 2018.

View the Young Investigator Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/06/2018
Young Investigator Program - Chemical and Life SciencesArnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationOpen$600,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics08

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year about three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. Scholars and Alumni/ae attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. 

View the Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/07/2017
Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsGreenwall FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedEarly Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

In partnership with the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance, up to $25,000 will be provided for a one-year planning project. The research topic is Planning for a Study on the Societal Costs of Severe-Profound Hearing Loss. Proposals should explore and recommend a detailed plan for updating the seminal Project HOPE study published in 2000 (Mohr PE et al, The Societal Costs of Severe to Profound Hearing Loss in the United States, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2000; 16(4):1120-35). This grant is intended to support the planning of a future study to address societal costs of severe-profound hearing loss. 

View the Societal Costs of Severe-Profound Hearing Loss opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/15/2018
Societal Costs of Severe-Profound Hearing LossAmerican Hearing Research FoundationOpen$25,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

These awards are specifically related to the study of Meniere's disease. 

Visit the Meniere's Disease Grant website

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

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Meniere's Disease Grant American Hearing Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $25,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life SciencesRolling

The Foundation typically funds six (6) to eight (8) 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.

Visit the Regular Grants website

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

08/15/2018
Regular Grants - Hearing and BalanceAmerican Hearing Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $40,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences08

This  initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The Foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.

View the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/20/2018
Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care ActRussell Sage FoundationOpen$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law08

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.

View the Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/20/2018
Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge - AugustRussell Sage Foundation Open$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law08

Grants will be made under the following programs: Future of Work / Social Inequality / Behavioral Economics

Visit the Regular Programs website

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/20/2018
Regular Programs-Social Sciences - AugustRussell Sage Foundation Open$150,000Faculty (Any stage)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.

The program will open on May 1, 2018. LOIs are due August 31, 2018.

View the Translational Research Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/31/2018
Translational Research Program - Leukemia and LymphomaLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyOpen$200,000Faculty (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.

The SCOR program will open May 1, 2018. LOIs are due August 31, 2018.

View the Hematological Malignancies opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

08/31/2018
Specialized Center of Research - Hematological MalignanciesLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyOpen$5,000,000Faculty (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.

View the Career Development Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

08/31/2018
Career Development ProgramLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyOpen$135,000 to $625,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical 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)

08/31/2018
Cancer Research Grants - AugustElsa U. Pardee FoundationOpen$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science08

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 1/31/19.

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)

08/31/2018
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 vary.

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)

08/31/2018
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

The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. The conference grant program intends to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research.

View the Conference Grants opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/04/2018
Conference Grants for Advancing Education ResearchSpencer FoundationOpen$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences, Social Sciences and Law09

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.

View the CASI opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/05/2018
Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceBurroughs Wellcome FundOpen$500,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

The Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL) supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth. The collaboration is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life.

The annual stipend is $62,000. An additional $30,000 in annual allowances may also be available. 

View the Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral Fellowships opportunity

 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Postdoctoral

09/06/2018
Collaborations on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral FellowshipsSimons FoundationOpen$186,000PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science09

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 on June 15, 2018.

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)

09/07/2018
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 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, Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Science, and Physics. 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.

Link to opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

09/17/2018
Research Fellowships for Early Career ScientistsAlfred P. Sloan FoundationOpen$65,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, 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. 

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

09/18/2018
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

MJFF seeks to support one-to-two year grants that will develop new or improved tools to identify mitochondrial biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. The purpose of the Mitochondrial Biomarkers RFA is to seek proposals that focus on human biospecimen-derived data to identify relevant PD biomarkers that would inform disease diagnosis, disease progression, patient stratification, and/or pharmacodynamic readouts.

View the Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/27/2017
Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Parkinson's DiseaseMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences09

MJFF supports promising research toward breakthroughs for Parkinson's patients. The Foundation's emphasis is on funding translational and clinical research, they also support high-risk/high-reward discovery work. Core Funding Programs include: Target Advancement, Therapeutic Development, and Outcome Measures. 

Link to opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/27/2017
Core Funding Programs - Parkinson's DiseaseMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's ResearchArchived/ AnticipatedVaries by ProgramFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science09

These fellowships support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product.

View the Collaborative Research Grants opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/27/2017
Collaborative Research Fellowships - Humanities and Social SciencesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$180,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law09

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.

The application is expected to be due in September 2018.

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

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

09/27/2017
Fellowships in the Humanities and Social SciencesAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesArchived/ Anticipated$40,000 to $70,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyMedia, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law09

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.

Applications are expected to be due in September 2018.

Link to opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

09/28/2017
Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$100,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics09

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

Link to the GRAMMY Foundation website.

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2017
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.

Applications are expected to be due in October 2018.

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

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2017
Archiving and Preservation Projects - Music and Recorded SoundGRAMMY FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$20,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities10

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

Applications are accepted April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the Digital Resources Grants opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2018
Digital Resources Grants Program - OctoberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities10

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.

Link to Life Sciences Research Foundation website.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/01/2018
Life Sciences Research GrantsLife Sciences Research FoundationOpen$180,000Early 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

10/01/2018
Life Science Grants-in-Aid (Neurobiology) - OctoberWhitehall FoundationOpen$30,000 Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences10

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

Applications are accepted on April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the Conservation Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2018
Conservation Grants Program - OctoberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities10

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

Applications are accepted on April 1 and October 1 annually.

View the History of Art Grants Program opportunity

Discipline: Media, Arts and Humanities

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/01/2018
History of Art Grants Program - OctoberSamuel H. Kress FoundationOpen$99,000Faculty (Any stage)Media, Arts and Humanities10

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)

10/01/2018
Life Science Research Grants (Neurobiology) - OctoberWhitehall FoundationOpen$225,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences10

Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.

View the Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

10/02/2018
Alzheimer's Disease Research GrantsBright Focus FoundationOpen$300,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralBiomedical and Life Sciences10

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. 

The application will open in Summer 2018. LOIs are expected to be due in October 2018.

View the Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences opportunity

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/03/2017
Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical SciencesSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$8,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

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.

Applications are expected to be due in October 2018.

Link to Burroughs Wellcome Fund website.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/03/2017
Career Awards for Medical ScientistsBurroughs Wellcome FundArchived/ Anticipated$700,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences10

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.

Visit the Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award - Parkinson's Disease opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/12/2017
Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award - Parkinson's DiseaseParkinson's FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$300,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

The Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement program aims to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects. It encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much needed-space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.

LOIs are expected to be due in October 2018.

Link to Spencer Foundation website.

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/12/2017
Lyle Spencer Research Awards: Advancing the Understanding of Education Practice and Its ImprovementSpencer FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$1,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Education/Learning Sciences10

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

LOIs are due October 12, 2018.

View the Core Requests for Proposals opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/12/2018
Core Requests for Proposals - October Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program OpenVaries by RFPFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

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.

Link to Simons Foundation website.

Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/16/2017
Targeted Grants to Institutes - Mathematics and Physical SciencesSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$300,000 to $1,000,000Faculty (Any stage)Physical Sciences and Mathematics10

The Foundation seeks to scale interventions, with independent evaluations demonstrating evidence of effectiveness, which serve vulnerable older adults, to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness.

View the Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

10/24/2017
Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older AdultsAARP FoundationArchived/ AnticipatedNot specifiedFaculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Media, Arts and Humanities, Management and Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences and Law10

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.

LOIs are expected to be due in October 2018.

View the Young Investigator Awards opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

10/31/2017
Young Investigator Awards - Cancer ScientistsCancer Research FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$75,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science10

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

11/01/2018
Post-Ph.D. Research Grants - Anthropology - NovemberWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological ResearchOpen$20,000Early Career Faculty, PostdoctoralSocial Sciences and Law11

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.

Visit the Fellowship program opportunity

Discipline: Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/01/2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Education/Learning SciencesNational Academy of Education/Spencer FoundationOpen$70,000Early Career FacultyEducation/Learning Sciences11

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

View the Small Research Grants opportunity

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/01/2018
Small Research Grants - NovemberSpencer FoundationOpen$50,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Education/Learning Sciences, Media, Arts and Humanities, Social 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)

11/01/2018
Anna Lalor Burdick Program - Reproductive Health - NovemberLalor FoundationOpen$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.

Link to Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation website.

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/01/2018
Research Grants in Human Services - NovemberFahs-Beck Fund for Research and ExperimentationOpen$20,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law11

* 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 November 2, 2017. If selected to move forward, the funder deadline is January 19, 2018.

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/02/2017
Rita Allen Foundation ScholarsRita Allen FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$110,000 to $550,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics11

* 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 9, 2017. If selected, the  funder deadline is January 15, 2018.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/09/2017
Scholar Awards - Basic Biomedical ResearchMallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$400,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences11

Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated glaucoma-related research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.

View the National Glaucoma Program opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/09/2018
National Glaucoma Research ProgramBright Focus FoundationOpen$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences11

* 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. 

the internal LOI is due November 14, 2017. If selected, the funder deadline is February 8, 2018.

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

11/14/2017
Teacher-Scholar AwardsCamille & Henry Dreyfus FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$75,000Early 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 FoundationOpen$350,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science11
This initiative will support innovative innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.
View the Computational Social Science opportunity

Discipline: Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/30/2018
Computational Social Science - NovemberRussell Sage FoundationOpen$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law11

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.

View the Immigration and Immigrant Integration opportunity

Discipline: Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

11/30/2018
Immigration and Immigrant Integration - NovemberRussell Sage Foundation Open$150,000Faculty (Any stage)Social Sciences and Law11

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Research Awards are intended for investigators with demonstrated experience who are requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which preliminary data have already been gathered.

LOIs are expected to be due in December 2018.

View the Research Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/01/2017
Research Awards - Autism Spectrum DisordersSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$975,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Pilot Awards are intended for investigators who are requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations.

LOIs are expected to be due in December 2018.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/01/2017
Pilot Awards - Autism Spectrum DisordersSimons FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$330,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

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, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome.

LOIs are anticipated to be due in December 2018.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/01/2017
Emerging Research Grants - Hearing HealthHearing Health FoundationArchived/ Anticipated$30,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences12

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.

LOIs are expected to be due in December 2018.

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Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2017
CART Fund Grants - Alzheimer'sCoins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Archived/ Anticipated$250,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences12

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, 2018.

Visit the Brady Education Foundation opportunity 

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2018
Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children - DecemberBrady Education FoundationOpenNot specified Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Law12
Responsive Grant Programs: (see Retirement Research Foundation 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 December 1 annually for the February 1 full proposal deadline.

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

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/01/2018
Responsive Grants - December Retirement Research FoundationOpen$20,000 to $150,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Social Sciences and Law12

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

12/03/2018
Physician Scientist Training AwardsDamon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationOpen$460,000Early 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 expected to be due in December 2018.

View the Technology Awards opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/04/2017
Technology Awards in NeuroscienceMcKnight Endowment Fund for NeuroscienceArchived/ Anticipated$200,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science12

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 in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. 

View the Award in Pain opportunity

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

Career stage: Early Career Faculty

12/13/2017
Award in PainRita Allen Foundation Archived/ Anticipated$50,000 to $150,000Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Mathematics12

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 expected to be due in December 2018.

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

12/15/2017
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

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, 2018. If invited to submit a full proposal, it will be due February 28, 2019.

View the Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken Language opportunity

Discipline: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning Sciences

Career stage: Faculty (Any stage)

12/31/2018
Program Support Grants for Listening and Spoken LanguageOberkotter FoundationOpen$100,000 to $800,000Faculty (Any stage)Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education/Learning 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 FoundationOpen$150,000Faculty (Any stage), Early Career FacultyBiomedical and Life Sciences12