Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and foundation funding opportunities

Corporate and foundation funders frequently issue requests for proposals in a wide variety of topic areas. Below you will find current open opportunities for which UW faculty, researchers and programs may be eligible. We do our best to keep this list up to date, but please visit the sponsors’ websites for the most recent information.

We highly recommend reaching out to the corporate and foundation relations partner in your unit, who can help answer questions as well as develop timelines, determine feasibility, offer insight, provide supporting attachments, help with processes (e.g. determining if the project needs to go through the Office of Sponsored Programs, when you should use the UW Foundation information, when the project is a gift) and more.

Note that this list does not include limited submission opportunities, which can be found on the Office of Research’s website.

** Added as of 2/25/2021.

College/School CFR Contacts

Arts & Sciences: Felicia Gonzalez

Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work: Lene Hansen

Engineering and the Allen School: Erin Schwartz

Environment: Liz Exell

Foster School of Business: Joseph Sherman

Information School: James Perez

UW Bothell: John Naumann

UW Medicine: Chris Thompson

Others: Lauren Honaker

Overview

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: $420,000 over four years. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Deadline: 3/17/2021

Description: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program provides scholars with:

  • development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
  • ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
  • a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health;
  • growth in communications skills to advance the impact of scholars’ research and scholarship in the field.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

  • are from historically marginalized backgrounds; 
  • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  at the time of application (changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms);
  • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training (we will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate); 
  • are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer  or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees who are not considered government officials  under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.  

Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s or a doctoral degree or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.

Detailed research plans and budgets for selected finalists must be submitted by the university, school of medicine, dentistry, nursing, or research institution with which the prospective scholar will be affiliated during the term of the fellowship.

The university, school, or research institution must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be either a public entity or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organization; 
  • Be based in the United States or its territories.

Link to complete RFP

Brady Education Foundation Grant Program

Organization: Brady Education Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: April 1, August 1, December 1 

Description: The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity and family income. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders via the funding of research and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy.

The Foundation is particularly focused on the evaluation of programs that are feasible and sustainable (i.e., can work and be maintained in the real world of educational settings and systems), accessible (i.e., are available to and attainable by the families that need them), and strength-based (i.e., recognize not only the challenges that minoritized families and those with low economic resources face but also the strengths that develop within diverse cultural contexts that can be capitalized upon to promote strong academic outcomes).

The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.

Primary aim:

  • What works: The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (specifically minoritized ethnic groups, low-income families) in order to inform ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race and income.

Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:

  • What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions.
  • Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective.
  • Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program.

The proposed project may span up to three years.

Eligibility: Applicants at all career stages may apply; teams are evaluated in terms of their abilities to successfully carry out the proposed work. Programs that include communities of color in their target population (who will thus be represented in the study sample) must have at least one researcher of color on the leadership team (at the PI / co-PI level) of the program evaluation (the leadership team can also include researchers who identify as white; co-PI leadership structures are permitted). 

Link to complete RFP

PCF-Pfizer Health Equity Challenge Awards (Oncology, Genitourinary, Prostate Cancer)

Organization: Prostate Cancer Foundation and Pfizer

Award amount: $100,000-$150,000

Deadline: 4/9/2021

Description: The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to support general research projects that will improve the understanding of or reduce disparities in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of prostate cancer patients in minority and underserved communities.

General Research proposals in the following topic areas are of particular interest:

  • Identification of barriers in the delivery of equitable healthcare
  • Health Services research programs to study and optimize care delivery

Eligibility: 

  • Composed of a team of at least three (3) investigators, including one young investigator. Applicant (Principal Investigator; PI) must have a medical or doctoral degree (MD, PhD, ScD or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), MPH or an advanced degree in Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Physiotherapy, or Social Work with an expertise in public health disparities relative to prostate cancer
  • The young investigator may hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent and should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (see above) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program.
  • Applicants must be from non-profit/academic research center
  • Both early career and experienced investigators are encouraged to apply, and consideration will be given to all proposals meeting the selection criteria
  • Efforts to increase representation of diverse populations within the investigator team(s) and those designing research projects that are participatory and collaborative [inclusion of voices within the communities most impacted by disparities] are encouraged 

Link to complete RFP

RWJF Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Up to $500,000

Deadline: 6/9/2021

Description: Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems.

Achieving racial equity and health equity in American communities requires effective solutions to the wrong-pocket problem, a fundamental problem that confronts many attempts at meaningful cross-sector collaboration. Such solutions must allow collaborating organizations to equitably share in the costs and the benefits of multisector collaborative initiatives, and to share in the power and influence that govern these initiatives.

This call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI), providing a preliminary title, a brief description of the proposed research, and a listing of the participating investigators and institutions. This LOI is not binding and not required, but it ensures that the program office is able to recruit reviewers with appropriate subject matter expertise to review your application thoroughly. The LOI should be submitted via email to systemsforaction@ucdenver.edu by 3 p.m. ET on April 30, 2021. A template for the LOI is available at the RWJF online system. 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation from applicant organizations. 
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. 
  • Multi-organizational consortia are encouraged to apply as long as a single eligible organization is designated as the primary applicant responsible for maintaining consortium agreements with other participating organizations. The primary applicant organization must have a demonstrated history of successfully managing funds awarded by foundation or government sources.
  • We welcome applications from organizations whose staff on the project includes people of all personal and professional backgrounds. We especially encourage applications that include:
    • Individuals having backgrounds and life experiences that are underrepresented on research teams.
    • Individuals and institutions who are new to RWJF and have not received funding previously.
    • Individuals from disciplines outside of the health professions and medical sciences, including but not limited to: architecture; business; communications; computer science; criminal justice; design; economics; education; engineering; finance; geography; law; political science; psychology; public administration; public policy; social work; sociology; transportation; urban and regional planning.
    • Individuals from nonacademic settings including government agencies, professional associations, and community-based organizations.
    • Interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research teams that include individuals with both scientific expertise and operational experience.  

Because S4A is a research program, all applicants should make sure that their team includes individuals with relevant expertise in scientific research design, data analysis methodologies, and scientific publication.

Link to complete RFP

Bristol Myers Squibb and National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP)

Organization: Bristol Myers Squibb & National Medical Fellowships

Award amount: $120K/year for 2 years; requires at least 40% of the Scholar’s time (Note: Awards will be given to organizations, not to individuals.)

Deadline: LOIs should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon review, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application by July 2, 2021.

Description: In partnership, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships have created the Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP) aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials. 

The goal of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP) is to increase diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ultimately enhance the development of therapeutics for all populations. The program will collaborate with communities to facilitate an approach to clinical and translational research that is community-informed, designed and conducted. It will provide the sponsorship, support and tools that emerging investigators need to conduct clinical trials that will yield the development of new treatments that are effective in all populations.

The BMSF DCTCDP is a 2-year program designed to support the career development of early-stage investigator (as defined by NIH) physicians underrepresented in medicine, or, physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, to become independent clinical trial investigators who are engaged in advancing health equity through their research and mentoring. The DCTCDP offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to increasing diversity in clinical trials through workforce development and clinical trial site development in underserved communities where underrepresented patients receive care. Additionally, the program will assist program investigators in building capacity and standing up new clinical trials sites in communities with diverse and heavily burdened patient populations. 

Eligibility: 

  • Eligible candidates will reflect the National Science Foundation (NSF) definition of underrepresented populations in the US Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Enterprise:
    • African Americans or Blacks
    • Hispanics or Latinos
    • American Indians or Alaska Natives
    • Native Hawaiians
    • Other Pacific Islanders
  • OR have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diverse patient participation in clinical trials.
  • Eligible candidates will be US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security.  
  • Eligible candidates will hold the degree of MD, MD/PhD, DO or DO/PhD 
  • Early Stage Investigator (ESI): As defined by NIH, a new investigator who has completed their terminal research degree or medical residency—whichever date is later—within the past 10 years and has not yet competed successfully for a substantial, competing NIH research grant.

Link to complete RFP

Legal Foundation of Washington Race Equity Grants

Organization: Legal Foundation of Washington

Award amount: Undisclosed. $220,000 will be funded in 2021. 

Deadline: Biannual. Applications due April 15 and August 15.

Description: LFW believes that creating fair access to civil justice requires undoing systemic racial oppression. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and strive to reflect racial justice and inclusion in all of our grantmaking. Read more about LFW’s commitment to anti-racism here.

LFW created the Race Equity Grant fund to build power within communities that have been historically overlooked within philanthropy and to combat the disparate outcomes that racism creates for people of color, particularly in the justice system.

Our goals are to:

  • invest in communities most impacted by structural racism and oppression;
  • support community- and client-centered approaches to legal aid;
  • increase civil legal aid opportunities for communities of color; and
  • build and support anti-racist organizations and leadership.

The Race Equity Grant program is built on a participatory grantmaking model. An advisory panel of community experts who have worked on race equity issues and/or lived in communities impacted by poverty and racism review grant applications and make recommendations for funding. The panel provides insight into the challenges facing Washington’s communities of color and ensures that LFW grants connect to their concerns.

Eligibility: Civil legal aid providers or organizations in partnership with civil legal aid providers are eligible to apply. Grant proposals can be for new or existing projects, including operational expenses, and must be focused on work in Washington State.

Link to complete RFP

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: The average Pioneer grant in 2019 was $315,031. However, there is not an explicit range for budget requests. Grant periods are flexible, though generally range from 1 to 3 years.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

Link to complete RFP

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators from institutions in the United States with a current SFARI grant that has at least 18 months remaining on the project are eligible to apply for this supplement. See the complete RFP for more information.

Complete RFP

 

Education

Spencer Foundation Small Education Research Grants Program

Organization: Spencer Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 or less

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Small Research Grants Program, which supports education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. The program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, and to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. Historically, grants have supported research projects on a range of topics and disciplines, including education, law, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and that have employed a wide range of research methods. The program is “field-initiated,” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.

Eligibility: To be eligible, principal investigators and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or have appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs also must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded.

See the Spencer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

Braitmayer Foundation Innovative K-12 Education Practices

Organization: Braitmayer Foundation

Award amount: Up to $35,000

Deadline: LOIs due 3/15/2021

Description: Established in 1964, the Braitmayer Foundation in Marion, Massachusetts, supports and encourages innovative programs designed to enhance the quality of education at the pre-collegiate level.

To that end, the foundation welcomes LOIs from organizations that use innovative practices in K-12 education across the United States. Of particular interest to the foundation are curricular and school reform initiatives and/or those focused on the preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other tax-exempt ruling letter. See the Braitmayer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

National Council of Teachers of English Grants for Research on Language, Literacy, and Culture

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English

Award amount: Up to $4,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

To help advance this mission, NCTE welcomes applications for its 2021 Research Foundation Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded in support of projects related to the teaching and learning of language, literacy, and culture. Proposals are welcome from teachers, teacher researchers, teacher educators, and scholars of language, literacy, and cultural studies.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to proposals focused on underrepresented populations, equity pedagogies, curriculum changes and the effect these changes have on students, school policies, changes in teaching methods, student interaction and learning, community literacy, home-school literacy relationships, afterschool programs, student literacy practices in and out of school, and other relevant subjects.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of NCTE.

See the National Council of Teachers of English website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous award recipients.

Link to complete RFP

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Education/STEM Grant Cycle

Organization: Rocky Mountain Power/Pacific Power

Award amount: Up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000)

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Rocky Mountain Power, an energy company that serves more than 1.1 million customers in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and northern California.

In its next grant cycle, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals from educational and research organizations, public and private, at the early childhood through university levels, including K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, and scholarship funds through intermediary organizations.

March 15 – Education/STEM: Electrical safety, energy efficiency education, higher education institutions, K-12, literacy and reading programs, STEM education initiatives, teacher/professional educator development, workforce development/careers and employability, and youth development.

Eligibility: Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, Oregon, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California. In Washington, Pacific Power serves Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, and Dayton. 

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

The Yidan Prize for Education Research and Education Development

Organization: Yidan Prize Foundation

Award Amount: HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million)

Deadline: Nominations due 3/31/21

Description: The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals, or up to three-member teams, who have contributed significantly to education research and development. The prize aims to progress learning by building a global community committed to advancing ideas in education.

The Yidan Prize Foundation was formally established in 2016 by Dr Charles Chen Yidan, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and lifelong learner. Recognizing the transformative effect education had on his life, he founded the prize to fulfill his dream of helping others benefit too. The idea of the prize came to him after stepping down as Chief Administration Officer of Tencent, which he co-founded in 1998.

Each year the Yidan Prize is awarded in two categories to individuals, or teams of up to three members:

  • Yidan Prize for Education Research: Awarded for significant contribution to the science of education. 
  • Yidan Prize for Education Development: Awarded for instituting positive change in education and learning.

Each prize comprises a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million). Half is a cash prize of HK$15 million. The other HK$15 million is a project fund to help them expand their initiatives.

Eligibility: Nominators are typically members of government bodies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations and individual thought leaders. The nominator should be a credible witness to the impact of the nominee(s). Nominees can be either individuals or teams of up to three members. They can be teachers, researchers, academics, policymakers and education advocates. Self-nominations are accepted, however posthumous nominations are not.

Link to complete RFP

ECMC Foundation College Success and Career Readiness Grants

Organization: ECMC Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling LOIs

Description: Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds.

Demand for funding has increased dramatically in the last several weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on postsecondary institutions and the students they serve.  As a result, we are giving priority to those requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic. The Foundation is especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds. 

Through its two focus areas, College Success and Career Readiness, ECMC Foundation provides a spectrum of investment strategies, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments; and supports the following key activities: 

  • New Program or Model Development 
  • Existing Program Refinement or Expansion 
  • Organizational Capacity Building 
  • Research 
  • Evaluation 
  • Capital 

Eligibility: See funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Brady Education Foundation Grant Program

Organization: Brady Education Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling. Applications due April 1, August 1, December 1.

Description: The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity and family income. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration among researchers, educators, and other stakeholders via the funding of research and program evaluations that have the potential of informing private funders and public policy.

The Foundation is particularly focused on the evaluation of programs that are feasible and sustainable (i.e., can work and be maintained in the real world of educational settings and systems), accessible (i.e., are available to and attainable by the families that need them), and strength-based (i.e., recognize not only the challenges that minoritized families and those with low economic resources face but also the strengths that develop within diverse cultural contexts that can be capitalized upon to promote strong academic outcomes).

The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.

Primary aim:

  • What works: The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (specifically minoritized ethnic groups, low-income families) in order to inform ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race and income.

Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:

  • What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions.
  • Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective.
  • Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program.

The proposed project may span up to three years.

Eligibility: Applicants at all career stages may apply; teams are evaluated in terms of their abilities to successfully carry out the proposed work. Programs that include communities of color in their target population (who will thus be represented in the study sample) must have at least one researcher of color on the leadership team (at the PI / co-PI level) of the program evaluation (the leadership team can also include researchers who identify as white; co-PI leadership structures are permitted). 

Link to complete RFP

Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program

Organization: Procter & Gamble

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000 for one year projects. Each college or university will receive $50,000 maximum in one year. 

Deadline: Annual. Applications due September 30.

Description: The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program was established to provide support for efforts of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities that will better prepare students for success in business. A Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects the winning projects. Based on the scope of the project, grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded. Awards are for one year only. The maximum any college or university will receive in one year is $50,000.

Applications accepted July 1-September 30.

Eligibility: Grants will be provided for specific projects or programs, not for operating support. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving curriculum to be at the cutting edge in relevance and effectiveness.
  • Fostering and enabling leadership opportunities and learning.
  • Creating a learning environment that encourages and enhances innovation and creativity.
  • Strengthening diversity in thought, participation and ongoing interaction. 

In fairness to all participating institutions, there is a limit of two applications per discipline (i.e., two applications from the School of Business, two applications from the School of Engineering, etc). For example, we will accept an application from a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an application from a Professor of Chemical Engineering from the same College/University. If we receive more than two applications from the same discipline, we will ask your Dean to select the two that will be submitted for the competition. 

Link to complete RFP

 

Environment

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Seeding Solutions Program

Organization: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Award Amount: $300,000-$1,000,000

Deadline: Pre-proposals due 3/10/2021

Description: Seeding Solutions is the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s annual grant program that funds audacious research supporting each of our Challenge Areas. The pioneering science funded through this program convenes unique partners from across the food and agriculture sector to solve bold challenges.

FFAR awards up to 10 grants ranging between $300,000 to $1 million. Grantees must provide matching funds from non-federal partners.

We support innovative projects that address challenges in food supply and agroecosystem management through novel partnerships. Such collaborations provide opportunities to engage stakeholders as integral members of the research team and increase the likelihood of a project’s application beyond its scope.

Challenge Areas

  • Soil health
  • Sustainable water management
  • Next generation crops
  • Advanced animal systems
  • Urban food systems
  • Health-agriculture nexus

Eligibility: The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research welcomes applications from all domestic and international higher education institutions, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and US government-affiliated research agencies.

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) may apply to the Seeding Solutions program through their home institution or organization. 

Link to complete RFP

Rose Foundation Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund

Organization: Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment 

Award amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: 3/12/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to projects designed to improve or prevent the degradation of the water quality of Puget Sound and its watershed. The foundation is particularly interested in proposals that will benefit water quality in the following areas: the waters of central Puget Sound, especially Elliott Bay; the Duwamish River watershed, with a preference for projects that relate to the intersection of water quality and human health, including aerial deposition of pollutants in the Duwamish River watershed and associated food chains; Commencement Bay in the Tacoma area; and the waters of South Sound, especially Budd Inlet, Muck Creek, and Nisqually River.

Examples of projects eligible for funding include but are not limited to water-quality monitoring and testing; innovative low-impact development or green infrastructure projects intended to reduce stormwater pollution or other water-quality impacts; water quality-related policy development and associated public outreach; public education and environmental education (especially if the project also includes an element that mobilizes community members and/or students around specific actions to protect water quality); shoreline or riparian restoration and other hands-on stewardship activities; and public access in underserved and urbanized areas, which traditionally have had disproportionately fewer areas dedicated to parks and open spaces.

The foundation encourages proposals from grassroots and local volunteer-based groups and environmental justice-oriented organizations.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a fiscal sponsor with such status, or be a governmental or tribal entity. If an applicant’s small neighborhood-based organization has a compelling project, the foundation may be willing to act as a fiscal sponsor for the proposal.

See the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

Andrew Family Foundations 2021 Grants

Organization: Andrew Family Foundations

Award amount: Up to $600,000 over three years

Deadline: LOIs due 3/15/2021

Description: The Andrew Family strives to create opportunities that enrich and improve the quality of life for under-resourced communities and to protect and preserve the natural environment of those communities.  Edith G. and Edward J. Andrew and their five children founded the Andrew Family Foundation in Orland Park, Illinois, in 1993 to continue the philanthropic legacy of Aileen S. and Victor J. Andrew, Ed’s parents and founders of ANDREW Corporation, and Kathryn C. and Burton S. Grant, Edie’s parents and active members in their community and church.  Through the foundation, the family is committed to continuing the legacy of creating opportunity for generations to come.

To that end, the Andrew Family Foundation seeks to partner with one or more organizations with a creative solution to an issue facing under-resourced communities and/or that helps protect and preserve the natural environment.  Preference will be given to programs where these two interests intersect.

The foundation’s goal is to have an impact in communities that lack access to economic and social opportunity as well as critical resources. The foundation desires to work toward resolving such inequities by alleviating disparities in food access, affordable housing, high-quality education, physical and psychological health care, and/or criminal justice.

The foundation also desires to support programs and organizations that address society’s responsibility to conserve the planet’s natural resources and promote environmental sustainability.

The foundation intends to engage in long-term collaborations that drive measurable change. In addition to providing financial resources, the foundation intends/expects to be actively involved in promoting the growth and expansion of the selected programs or organizations.

In pursuit of its objectives, the foundation will award grant(s) of up to $600,000 over three years. Financial support will be restricted to a specific existing or new project or initiative and can include research to support the program. Preference will be given to organizations that have a potential for expansion opportunities based on data-driven results.

Eligibility: For purposes of this initiative, the foundation will NOT consider programs that support public policy or provide funding for endowments or capital grants. 

Applications will be processed through an online system administered by Foundation Source. The foundation will NOT consider hard-copy submissions. 

If an applicant meets all eligibility criteria, it will be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

Link to complete RFP

Carnegie Corporation of NY Reimagining Multilateralism Initiative

Organization: Carnegie Corporation of NY

Award amount: Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000.

Deadline: Initial concept notes due 3/15/2021

Description: From pandemics and climate change, to disruptive technologies and other emerging risks, it is a truism that most of today’s global threats cannot be addressed effectively without collective action. The failure of international responses to COVID-19 is only the most recent and dramatic example of the inability of long-standing cooperative mechanisms and institutions to withstand the pressures of nationalism, protectionism, and broader structural and systemic deficiencies. As the nature of security in the 21st century continues to evolve, there is a need to reimagine existing multilateral approaches to critical transnational challenges.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York invites projects that provide insights and practical approaches for addressing one or more of the following questions:

  • How might the system of international institutions be reimagined and/or reinvigorated to better respond to 21st-century security challenges, including those that threaten global health, climate, privacy, and civic well-being?
  • What are the pros/cons/utility of different forms of multilateralism for different purposes (e.g. formal vs. informal, small vs. large, narrow vs. broad, regional vs. global, like-minded vs. mixed, major powers only vs. a broader set of powers)?
  • How could international institutions adapt to better reflect and manage ongoing shifts in economic, military, and political power among global actors, especially in the context of China’s rise? 
  • What lessons should be learned from high-functioning regional organizations or international accords?
  • How might critical, yet underappreciated, flashpoints (geographic, economic, technological, etc.) be managed through multilateral approaches? Could these approaches be applied more broadly?
  • How should potential tradeoffs between national interests and collective security be managed?

Eligibility: Projects may run for up to 24 months. Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000. Grants will be one time funding. Proposals must be submitted by an organization; individual researchers working on their own projects are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to institutions and experts not currently funded by the Corporation. Projects may build on past or current work but must represent an expansion or evolution of that work. 

All proposals must:

  • Involve collaborations between U.S. and foreign experts. 
  • Include participation by experts from underrepresented communities in the project team and/or project activities. We also encourage inclusion of early-career and/or mid-career experts.  
  • Demonstrate practical significance and a viable path for policy adoption. 
  • Clearly identify stakeholders and key audiences with a dissemination plan that uses appropriate channels.

Link to complete RFP

Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact

Organization: Nature Research

Award amount: The winner will receive a grant of USD 30,000, coverage on nature.com and on the Award’s website. The two runners up will each receive a grant of USD 10,000 and coverage on nature.com and on the Award’s website.

Deadline: 3/21/2021

Description: Science is critical in solving global challenges.  In 2021 we invite applications from early career researchers working in these areas:

  • Food security, water security and/or energy security – ensuring a long term, sustainable supply of either food, water or energy.
  • Healthcare interventions – the assessment, improvement or promotion of human health.
  • Environmental protection – protection of the natural environment on land and water including the repair of damage.
  • Climate change – slowing climate change and adapting to what’s unavoidable.
  • Sustainable cities – building green, liveable cities that last.

Eligibility:  Applicants must:

  • Be employed by a university, research institute or any other not-for-profit organisation.
  • Hold a PhD or clinical doctorate, one of which awarded not earlier than 1st January 2006.
  • Lead an independent research group established within the past 5 years as of 1st January 2021.
  • Demonstrate the application, or potential application, of their research to make a positive impact on one of the global challenges above.
  • Dates may be adjusted in the case of maternity leave(s) or other formal leave(s) of absence taken before the application deadline to adjust for the duration of the leave taken.
  • The reference date for calculation of the eligibility period should be the date of commencement of the first independent research project led by the team leader named in the application. In practice everyone who commenced such a position after 31st December 2015 is eligible. This period will be extended in the case of maternity leave(s) or other formal leave(s) of absences taken after the 1st January 2006 and before the application deadline with the duration of the leave taken.

Link to complete RFP

LG Chem Global Innovation Contest 2021

Organization: LG Chem

Award amount: Up to $150,000 per year

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: This program is a platform for research collaboration designed by LG Chem that will be initiated with novel proposals from universities and research institutions from all over the world.

The contest theme includes Energy, Sustainability, Advanced Materials, Digital Transformation, as well as Other areas that need innovative solutions. The specific keyword for each contest theme is summarized on the ‘Contest Theme’ page.

Winners of this contest will be granted up to $150,000 per year for multi-year research activities and may also have the opportunity to collaborate with our R&D teams. We highly encourage scholars, who have novel ideas to share with us, to apply for GIC 2021.

**Please review the intellectual property rights information provided by LG Chem and contact the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations should you have questions.

Eligibility: See the contest information for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

J.M. Kaplan Fund 2021 Innovation Prize

Organization: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Award amount: $175,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The J.M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

In recent years, America has been reshaped by seismic social and environmental forces. A worldwide pandemic has laid bare deeply-rooted inequities. Communities from coast to coast have been upended by growing climate impacts. And efforts to dismantle democratic institutions have struck at the bedrock values of our nation. These compounding crises — affecting communities both rural and urban, from historically underrepresented voters to undocumented immigrant farmworkers — have forced social-impact organizations to reimagine how they respond to systemic societal challenges. In short, we need social innovators like we never have before.

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to respond to this moment. Since 2015, over three biennial prize cycles, the fund has supported thirty wildly creative social and environmental initiatives, ranging from neighborhood-led youth justice councils to researchers using wastewater to pinpoint COVID-19 hot spots. Leveraging a legacy of catalytic grant-making at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the prize seeks out visionary nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the fund’s three program areas:  

  • Social justice — buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems.
  • The environment — slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage conservation — conserving the places that communities care about most.

In 2021, the fund will award up to ten prizes, with each prize including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds (for a total award of $175,000).

A first-round application will be made available on the JMKFund.org website on February 3 and will be open until April 30. Select applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed second-round application in late spring. Finalists will present their ideas to the trustees of the J.M. Kaplan Fund in the fall, with awardees formally announced in November 2021.

The fund will host an informational webinar on March 30. (Registration required.)

Eligibility: Individuals or teams representing nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Prizes will be awarded to projects or ideas that represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need; are innovative within one or more of the fund’s three program areas; demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with prize funding; and hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change.

Link to complete RFP

National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowships

Organization: National Water Research Institute

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The NWRI Fellowship program awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States. Fellowships are underwritten by BioLargo, Inc., The American Membrane Technology Association, and the Southern California Salinity Coalition.

NWRI Member Agency Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to developing and/or enhancing drinking water supplies and water resources in general. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing treatment and management technologies; sustainability issues, including water/energy nexus; water policy and regulation; and natural resource economics.

NWRI-BioLargo Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to technical and scientific aspects of advanced water and wastewater treatments. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing technologies; disinfection processes; and exploratory research.

NWRI-AMTA Graduate Fellowships for Membrane Technology: $10,000

  • Research must be related to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries, and must be consistent with AMTA’s mission to solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. Research topics may include: membrane bioreactors (MBRs), fouling and scaling control, efficiency (removal, recovery, energy use, pretreatment processes, and membrane materials.

NWRI-Southern California Salinity Coalition Graduate Fellowship: $10,000

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in Southern California. Research must address the critical need to remove or reduce salts from water supplies, and to preserve water resources in Southern California. Research topics may include: Concentrate management, institutional and regulatory/policy issues, economic analysis, and innovative treatment technologies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be accepted and enrolled in an US-based graduate program.

Link to complete RFP

**Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Harvey Prize in Science & Technology and Human Health

Organization: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as a stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment.

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.

Harvey Prize winners are selected by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field through a rigorous selection process. The Harvey Prize Council, comprised of the President of the Technion, one Vice-President, Dean of the Graduate School, two representatives of both the Israel National Academy of Science and the Technion Senate, reviews all nominations. The Council then makes recommendations, which are scrutinized by professional evaluation committees in the respective fields, and then to the Technion Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees and Prizes. Once the Harvey family and the American Technion Society (ATS) have been formally notified of the choice of finalists, the President of the Technion informs the awardees of their impending honor.

Laureates are requested to come to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to receive their awards. While in Israel, recipients give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians, and leaders at Technion and other universities. Material from these lectures is published in a continuing library, the Harvey Prize Papers.

In 2021, we will be awarding one prize in Science and Technology; one prize in Human Health

Eligibility: See the prize conditions for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

**The World Food Prize Foundation Annual Prize

Organization: The World Food Prize Foundation

Award amount: $250,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging and storage; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis and implementation; and public advocacy.

Eligibility: See the nomination procedure for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

 

Engineering, Computer and Data Sciences

CISCO Research Grant for Contactless Supply Chain

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible

Description: Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, trade wars, new regulation as well as disruptions in working practices have contributed to make it even more evident that supply chains require a profound transformation. Indeed, innovations capable of endowing supply chains with new levels of automation, efficiency and resiliency are now critical.

To address some of these challenges and support supply chains in their continuous evolution, Cisco Research is soliciting novel ideas and proposals for designing and building future technologies and architectures with focus on the supply chain. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technical topics:

  • New smart labels and next generation of connected tags for identifying and tracking goods throughout the supply chain
  • New indoor/outdoor location techniques
  • Cost-effective satellite-based sensor/location
  • Digital bill of materials (DBOMs), digital bill of lading (DBOL), stack of attestations and channels among supply chain members
  • Blockchain applied to supply chains, interoperability & integration between supply chains, smart contracts rules across supply chains
  • Techniques to analyze and predict anomalous or erroneous situations in the supply chain and automatic adaption resulting from the analysis
  • Demand planning optimization (including, e.g., machine learning)
  • New optimized infrastructure and processes required to implement efficient data collection at key points of the supply chain
  • Security as a service for supply chains & logistics
  • New communication mechanisms for automated mobile robots (AMR) and elements in their environment

Business-oriented topics:

  • New ways to collect supply chain members’ data and new models for risks assessment
  • New ROI models after integrating new technology in supply chain and logistics
  • New models allowing brands to increase customers’ engagement while preserving their privacy
  • Partnerships perspective in supply chain management, cooperative vs individual supply chain problems resolution
  • Quantification of the performances of a supply chain in relation with its supply chain management practices
  • Impact on companies’ global performances of the following practices: supply chain management practices, global quality management practices, and unexpected events management

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Grant for Edge Computing

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Description: As the number of connected devices that enterprises need to manage is continuing to explode, with an estimated 150 Billion devices by 2025, edge computing has emerged as the primary architectural paradigm for managing applications on these devices. It fundamentally leverages the management and computational efficiencies of cloud computing, while reducing the dependence on an always-on and highly performant network infrastructure allowing enterprises to manage these devices in a cost-efficient manner. The wide-spread adoption of 5G cellular technology will only turbo-charge this trend further, as bandwidth and latency characteristics of the last mile improve significantly.

Cisco is soliciting research ideas and proposals toward building the next-generation edge computing platforms. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing large scale and diversity of devices
  • Security (e.g., ensuring tamper proof software on devices, data protection in motion and rest)
  • Domain-specific architectures and applications
    • Autonomous driving (Augmented driving, connected cars)
    • Manufacturing environments
    • Brick-and-mortar retail shopping
    • Other domains
  • Impact of 5G on edge computing
  • Data protection and backup
  • Data privacy/compliance
  • Performance and data management (between edge, public/private cloud instances)
  • Resource and Capacity planning to optimize for workloads (Continuous optimization)

After a preliminary review, we may ask you to revise and resubmit your proposal. RFPs may be withdrawn as research proposals are funded, or interest in the specific topic is satisfied.

Researchers should plan to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Grant for Ethics in AI

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Description: Artificial Intelligence powers a lot of decisions in the modern world. For example, it powers what searches bubble to the top at Google and allows Facebook to determine whether a particular message is violating their policies. It has also been used by Police Departments toward predictive policing where crime is likely to take place and by whom. These kinds of applications of AI in powering critical and socially important technologies raise important ethical questions that need to be addressed.

Cisco is interested in several critical areas of research surrounding ethics in AI, including but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring AI applications preserve privacy of individuals and their civil rights
  • Preventing AI systems from exhibiting and amplifying systemic biases
  • Providing a rational framework for reviewing how and why decisions are made
  • Ensuring AI systems (e.g., robots) maintain a healthy respect for humans
  • Providing guard-rails around Autonomous AI systems (e.g., self-driving cars)
  • Other potential ethical and societal concerns not covered by the above topics

After a preliminary review, we may ask you to revise and resubmit your proposal. RFPs may be withdrawn as research proposals are funded, or interest in the specific topic is satisfied.

Researchers should plan to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Grant for Future of Work

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Description: Traditional in-person workplace culture has seen a significant shift over the past years with the increase in remote, freelance employees taking advantage of improvements in collaboration software (e.g., Webex, Slack). The covid-19 pandemic, however, has catalyzed this shift further as employees are forced to stay at home indefinitely, and has sparked a renewed interest and debate in identifying the ideal workplace structure that we need to adopt in order to reduce human-to-human contact while remaining if not being more productive. In addition, working remotely has added benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions which will allow for a more sustainable planet.

Cisco solicits research proposals to participate in shaping this future workplace design. Some topics of interest in this area include but not limited to the following:

  • Seamless integration of access devices (e.g., laptops, smartphones)
  • Use of new technologies (e.g., Virtual Reality) in improving human-to-human interaction
  • Protecting confidentiality of data across many devices
  • Home office technology to help easily connect and manage resources
  • Technologies and tools for improving online discussions and meetings
  • Virtual counterparts for physical interactions (e.g., hallway conversations, ad hoc meetings)

After a preliminary review, we may ask you to revise and resubmit your proposal. RFPs may be withdrawn as research proposals are funded, or interest in the specific topic is satisfied.

Researchers should plan to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Grant for Quantum Computing and Networking

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Description: Future large-scale quantum computing systems will be able to accelerate conventionally hard problems resolution, bringing computing power we have never seen before. From molecular simulations for pharmaceutical and materials discovery to artificial intelligence applications, cybersecurity improvements or financial modeling, quantum computers and algorithms will have broad applicability. Therefore, it is fundamental to explore how such computers will communicate so that the full potential of quantum computation can be realized.

Cisco is actively soliciting proposals that aim to conduct research in quantum computing and networking. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to the following.

  • Distributed/modular quantum computing architectures
  • Hybrid-classical quantum architectures
  • Quantum transducers
  • Quantum memory
  • Quantum network end-to-end transport integrity & improved reliability
  • Operation models for quantum networks
  • Quantum networks management & operations
  • Optimized protocols for quantum communications
  • Quantum algorithms

After a preliminary review, we may ask you to revise and resubmit your proposal. RFPs may be withdrawn as research proposals are funded, or interest in the specific topic is satisfied.

Researchers should plan to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Grant for Tech for Healthcare

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Description: Technology has already started to make significant inroads into improving healthcare for one and all. This is especially true in this post-pandemic world, where the dependence on technology has only grown more significantly, especially in areas such as remote monitoring, diagnosis, and other forms of administering healthcare to patients that cannot be reached physically easily. In addition, technology has the potential to provide timely and more efficient healthcare at reduced cost that can benefit patients, hospitals, employers, employees and other stakeholders.

Cisco is actively soliciting proposals that aim to conduct research in many applications of technology for healthcare applications. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to the following.

  • Techniques for early detection of several acute or chronic diseases (e.g., Alzheimers), including mental and psychological disorders (e.g., bipolar)
  • Sensor technologies for continuous monitoring of vitals or other bio-markers for early detection and diagnosis of diseases and issues
  • Privacy-preserving techniques for monitoring and prioritizing patient healthcare in hospitals and public health environments
  • Applications of AI/ML techniques for improving healthcare
  • Novel applications of smartphone sensors towards healthcare
  • Systems for minimizing errors and dangerous mistakes in healthcare processes
  • Scalable monitoring of public health protocols (e.g., mask wearing) across large campuses, cities, companies, and other settings
  • Systems for scalable contact tracing and other mechanisms for targeted alerts around critical health warnings and exposure notices
  • Protection of patient privacy especially when actively using always-on and always-connected technology
  • Smart and seamless healthcare facilities where information flows in a contact-less manner minimizing risks to doctors and patients
  • Tech for empowering people to manage their conditions through chronic care management and remote patient monitoring

After a preliminary review, we may ask you to revise and resubmit your proposal. RFPs may be withdrawn as research proposals are funded, or interest in the specific topic is satisfied.

Researchers should plan to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI)

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Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $110,000 over 2 years

Deadline: 3/12/2021

Description: The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  • To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  • To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/ graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience.

Eligibility: Regularly-appointed faculty members at U.S. academic institutions who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or the equivalent are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The non-profit institution submitting the DNI proposal must certify that the individual listed as a principal investigator on the cover page qualifies as a principal investigator under the institution’s policies.
  • In view of the long-standing policy of The ACS Petroleum Research Fund to give priority to support of students (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral), each principal investigator must be eligible to serve as the formal, official supervisor of graduate students in graduate degree programs.
  • The terms of appointment of the principal investigator must promise reasonable continuity of service. The appointment should continue at least through the period of funding requested in the proposal.

Generally the above criteria are automatically met by tenure-track principal investigators. If you are not tenure-track, attach a brief statement to your application describing your appointment and include a Department Chair’s letter affirming that you meet all three of the above criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Education/STEM Grant Cycle

Organization: Rocky Mountain Power/Pacific Power

Award amount: Up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000)

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Rocky Mountain Power, an energy company that serves more than 1.1 million customers in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and northern California.

In its next grant cycle, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals from educational and research organizations, public and private, at the early childhood through university levels, including K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, and scholarship funds through intermediary organizations.

March 15 – Education/STEM: Electrical safety, energy efficiency education, higher education institutions, K-12, literacy and reading programs, STEM education initiatives, teacher/professional educator development, workforce development/careers and employability, and youth development.

Eligibility: Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, Oregon, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California. In Washington, Pacific Power serves Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, and Dayton. 

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

LG Chem Global Innovation Contest 2021

Organization: LG Chem

Award amount: Up to $150,000 per year

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: This program is a platform for research collaboration designed by LG Chem that will be initiated with novel proposals from universities and research institutions from all over the world.

The contest theme includes Energy, Sustainability, Advanced Materials, Digital Transformation, as well as Other areas that need innovative solutions. The specific keyword for each contest theme is summarized on the ‘Contest Theme’ page.

Winners of this contest will be granted up to $150,000 per year for multi-year research activities and may also have the opportunity to collaborate with our R&D teams. We highly encourage scholars, who have novel ideas to share with us, to apply for GIC 2021.

**Please review the intellectual property rights information provided by LG Chem and contact the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations should you have questions.

Eligibility: See the contest information for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowships

Organization: National Water Research Institute

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The NWRI Fellowship program awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States. Fellowships are underwritten by BioLargo, Inc., The American Membrane Technology Association, and the Southern California Salinity Coalition.

NWRI Member Agency Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to developing and/or enhancing drinking water supplies and water resources in general. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing treatment and management technologies; sustainability issues, including water/energy nexus; water policy and regulation; and natural resource economics.

NWRI-BioLargo Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to technical and scientific aspects of advanced water and wastewater treatments. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing technologies; disinfection processes; and exploratory research.

NWRI-AMTA Graduate Fellowships for Membrane Technology: $10,000

  • Research must be related to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries, and must be consistent with AMTA’s mission to solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. Research topics may include: membrane bioreactors (MBRs), fouling and scaling control, efficiency (removal, recovery, energy use, pretreatment processes, and membrane materials.

NWRI-Southern California Salinity Coalition Graduate Fellowship: $10,000

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in Southern California. Research must address the critical need to remove or reduce salts from water supplies, and to preserve water resources in Southern California. Research topics may include: Concentrate management, institutional and regulatory/policy issues, economic analysis, and innovative treatment technologies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be accepted and enrolled in an US-based graduate program.

Link to complete RFP

**Association for Computing Machinery IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

Organization: Association for Computing Machinery

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.  The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference, where the recipients are recognized at the SC Awards Ceremony.  Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5000 plus travel expenses to attend SC.  Financial support for the award is supported through an endowment established by the SC Steering Committee.

Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university and must meet the minimum scholastic requirements at their institution.  They are expected to have completed at least one year of study, and have at least one year remaining between the application deadline and their expected graduation.

The Fellowship reflects the two societies’ (ACM and IEEE-CS) long-standing commitment to workforce diversity.  Applications from women, minorities, international students, and all who contribute to diversity are encouraged.

Link to complete RFP

**Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Harvey Prize in Science & Technology and Human Health

Organization: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as a stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment.

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.

Harvey Prize winners are selected by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field through a rigorous selection process. The Harvey Prize Council, comprised of the President of the Technion, one Vice-President, Dean of the Graduate School, two representatives of both the Israel National Academy of Science and the Technion Senate, reviews all nominations. The Council then makes recommendations, which are scrutinized by professional evaluation committees in the respective fields, and then to the Technion Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees and Prizes. Once the Harvey family and the American Technion Society (ATS) have been formally notified of the choice of finalists, the President of the Technion informs the awardees of their impending honor.

Laureates are requested to come to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to receive their awards. While in Israel, recipients give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians, and leaders at Technion and other universities. Material from these lectures is published in a continuing library, the Harvey Prize Papers.

In 2021, we will be awarding one prize in Science and Technology; one prize in Human Health

Eligibility: See the prize conditions for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

**The World Food Prize Foundation Annual Prize

Organization: The World Food Prize Foundation

Award amount: $250,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging and storage; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis and implementation; and public advocacy.

Eligibility: See the nomination procedure for eligibility criteria. 

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**United Engineering Foundation Grants

Organization: United Engineering Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed. The UEF gives between 5-10 grants per year totaling nearly $800,000.

Deadline: Concept papers due 5/3/2021

Description: The United Engineering Foundation advances the engineering arts and sciences for the welfare of humanity. It supports engineering and education by, among other means, making grants. Grants should be consistent with advancing engineering.

While all proposals meeting the 501(c)(3) status, established deadlines, and page limitations requirements will be considered, certain UEF preferences should be understood by proposers:

  • Broad-based, interdisciplinary proposals that further the engineering profession as a whole are preferred.
  • Multiple-year proposals are welcome, but funding is awarded for a single year only. Proposals for subsequent years follow procedures identical to that of single-year proposals. No commitment for funding of subsequent years of a multiple-year project should be inferred from funding of a prior year.
  • Projects that are outside “business as usual” of the proposing organization are preferred.
  • Technical research proposals and proposals by individuals are seldom accepted.

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from U.S. based organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Service as having 501(c)(3) status.

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Charles Pankow Foundation Design and Construction Research Grants

Organization: Charles Pankow Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Charles Pankow Foundation is an independent, private, grant-making research foundation delivering better ways to design and build. They invest catalytic capital in leaders and organizations working to drive industry change. Their ambitions are large-scale and require collective action and significant levels of investment, know-how and influence. They collaborate with many, leveraging their collective resources. All work products are publicly shared for collective use and industry change. 

The current investment priorities enable design and construction of buildings to reliably attain desired construction, post-hazard, and environmental performance including cost, schedule, safety, protection of occupancy usage, post-hazard repair costs and embodied carbon.

The Foundation supports research in the following areas:

  • Building structure: Rethinking how buildings are designed and built
  • Collaborative project delivery: Integrating the design and construction processes
  • Environmental transparency: Enabling evidence-based design and procurement decisions to reduce impacts

Our number one criteria is IMPACT. The Foundation’s funding and leadership participation must lead to timely and meaningful results. It must provide practical and immediate benefits to U.S. building and facility design and construction teams.

The first formal step is to develop and submit a Research Need Statement for a project that aligns well with their vision and mission statements.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity’s FAQs for eligibility information.

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Internet Society Foundation Research Grant Programme

Organization: Internet Society Foundation

Award amount: Up to $200,000 for research last up to two years

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Internet Society Foundation’s Research Programme supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all.

Programme Objectives

  • Promote novel methodologies that generate solutions to Internet-related challenges
  • Identify and support a diverse and collaborative group of researchers and research institutions
  • Facilitate access to intersectional research that can be applied to decision-making in government and industry

This programme is intended for research that is applied and open, meaning the research seeks to answer a real-world question and should be openly published and made available to the scientific community at no cost. The Foundation supports research involving human or animal subjects when the project has been certified by a responsible body to be ethical and in compliance with local law. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator of the project to obtain these certifications.

Areas of Focus

Statements of interest and subsequent proposals should address topics related to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Greening the Internet
    • The Internet both affects and is affected by the environment and climate change. Having a critical awareness of this impact is key to the Internet’s resilience and ensures its sustainability for generations to come. This awareness may include an assessment of energy consumption by the Internet, or the toxins and waste generated by its use.  It may consider the enabling effect the Internet has on other sectors to limit greenhouse gas emissions. It may examine the ways in which climate change and extreme weather threatens Internet infrastructure and limits connectivity. Research focusing on Greening the Internet should promote an awareness of these and other issues concerning the Internet’s environmental footprint and the sustainability measures needed for it and the planet to thrive.
  • The Internet Economy 
    • New and emerging Internet-based activities have the power to disrupt our economic landscapes and lead to unpredictable economic futures. Having a firm grasp of the interactions that create the Internet Economy has the potential to reshape this uncertainty. Unpacking how the Internet transforms traditional ideas about competition, production, and consumption of goods and services could be useful in allowing for equitable and gainful participation of everyone in a rapidly digitizing global economy. Research proposals focusing on the Internet Economy should present an analysis of past or present ecosystems that yields insight into the future of the Internet and its dependent market(s).
  • Future thematic areas to be launched in 2021 include The Digital Divide and A Trustworthy Internet.

Eligibility: 

  • Independent researchers should have a postgraduate research degree (PhD, Masters) and publications/patents in the relevant area   
  • Research institutions should be 501c3 or equivalent and should have a mission that is aligned to that of the Foundation

Additional eligibility requirements for all Foundation grants are outlined here. All applicants must ensure that they meet these basic requirements. Underrepresented groups in the research world are highly encouraged to apply.

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Health Sciences

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants Program

Organization: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

Award amount: up to $2,000

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to offset honoraria and travel, promotion, and seminar costs for speakers in periodontology. Grants must be matched by funds from each department or institution. Although the speakers will spend the majority of their time with the periodontics department, the grant requires that the speaker present a formal program to the faculty and students of the institution on a subject of interest to the entire dental institution.

Eligibility: Accredited U.S. periodontal programs may apply for grants.

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Craig H. Nielsen Foundation Psychological Research of Spinal Cord Injuries

Organization: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: LOI due 3/1/2021

Description: The PSR portfolio supports studies that develop and disseminate sound data that inform best practices and produce better outcomes and improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury. PSR explores the interrelation of behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings. 

Emphasis is placed on research directed towards: 

  • Increasing understanding of psychological (behavioral, emotional, cognitive) and social (interpersonal, community, environmental) factors that affect health, functioning and quality of life; 
  • Testing the effectiveness and/or feasibility of rehabilitation and habilitation interventions to improve psychological and social functioning, including participation in work, school and other community activities; 
  • Improving measurements of psychological, social and environmental risk factors, protective factors, processes and outcomes; and 
  • Identifying critical service gaps, needed data and/or new areas of exploration, within a psychosocial or socioecological context, as defined by or with input from people living with SCI. 

Applications to this portfolio must be research-oriented and psychosocial in their focus. The Neilsen Foundation encourages submissions across a wide range of disciplines; however, it is strongly encouraged that relevant SCI and psychosocial expertise are represented on the project team. 

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent terminal professional degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DVM). Non-fellowship applicants must demonstrate appropriate experience to serve as an independent Principal Investigator (PI). The Neilsen Foundation encourages submissions from eligible PIs who represent a wide range of disciplines; however, it is required that relevant SCI expertise is represented on the proposed research project team. 

See specific funding area for additional eligibility criteria.

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International OCD Foundation Research Grants

Organization: International OCD Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders in 2021! The generosity of our donors has allowed us to make over $750,000 in research funding available this year.

  • Innovator Awards: These $300,000 grants are intended for senior researchers investigating OCD. The goal of these awards is to support research with the potential to revolutionize scientific understanding of OCD, accelerate progress toward new and more effective treatments, and discover ways to prevent OCD from taking hold in the first place. The Innovator Awards are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor to the IOCDF.
  • Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards: These grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to early career researchers pursuing projects investigating OCD, BDD, hoarding disorder, or other disorders related to OCD. 
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture: IOCDF has created a dedicated fund to support research on the role that race, ethnicity, and culture play in OCD and related disorders, including how they influence symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment access. These awards will be made through the Jenike Award program, and are available to all early career researchers.

Eligibility: See the International OCD Foundation’s website for complete program guidelines and application instructions for each award.

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The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Endeavor Awards

Organization: The Mark Foundation

Award amount: Up to $3,000,000

Deadline: LOI due 3/1/2021

Description: The Mark Foundation Endeavor Awards support collaborative research projects that bring together investigators with diverse areas of expertise to tackle challenges in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. These grants are awarded to teams of three or more investigators to generate and integrate data from diverse lines of research and transform those insights into advances for cancer patients that could not be achieved by individual efforts. A description of the teams granted Endeavor Awards in 2020 can be found here.

Eligibility: See the Mark Foundation’s website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Grants

Organization: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $250,000

Deadline: LOI due 3/1/21

Description: the foundation invites Letters of Intent for research. Grants will be awarded to researchers in one of four categories:

  • Basic Research — Grants of up to $250,000 a year over multiple years will be awarded in support of basic science and/or clinical pediatric cancer research initiatives.
  • Translational Research — Grants of up to $100,000 per year over multiple years will be awarded in support of new research protocols and therapies that hold promise for improved outcomes and accelerate cures from the laboratory bench to the bedside of children and teens with high-risk cancers. Eligible programs include those that involve open, multi-institutional cancer clinical trials or consortia and implement new approaches to therapy.
  • Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grant — Grants of up to $50,000 a year (renewable annually) will be awarded in support of postdoctoral fellowships and clinical investigator training for emerging pediatric cancer researchers to pursue an exciting research idea. Applicants must have completed two years of their fellowship, or not have more than two years as a junior faculty instructor or assistant professor by the start of the award period.

Letters of Intent are due March 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Eligibility: See the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Research Seed Grant

Organization: Society for Vascular Surgery

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: Through the program, a single grant of $25,000 will be awarded in support of clinical, preferably patient-oriented, research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects.

Applications that address one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted. Relevant examples include ancillary studies coupled to existing clinical trials; pilot clinical trials of any type; studies on the natural history of vascular disease, pathophysiology, or mechanisms underlying success or failure of vascular interventions; application of quality-of-life, functional status, and resource utilization measures to assess the impact of vascular interventions; development and validation of clinical risk-prediction models or diagnostic tools; and studies that address the nature of disparities in care and outcomes.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the principal investigator must be an SVS Active Member within the first ten years of practice, or a fellowship- or integrated residency-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first ten years of practice with a full-time faculty position with an SVS Active Member serving as mentor. See the Society for Vascular Surgery website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Career Development Award

Organization:  American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Award amount: $75,000 a year over two years

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: The award will provide $75,000 a year over two years to provide a young surgeon with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. The award is intended to benefit the career development and mentorship of the recipient rather than the research proposal solely, and to help the academic investigator demonstrate significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the colon, rectum, anus, or small bowel.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be within five years of their first full-time faculty appointment in a U.S. or Canadian government, public, or private not-for-profit medical institution; be a U.S. or Canadian citizen having completed an approved colorectal surgery training program, or, if a foreign national, have a valid work visa at the time of application; and be a member of ASCRS.

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Prevention Pipeline Program

Organization: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Award amount: Grants of up to $3,000,000 will be awarded for clinical trials based on stage and scope of research.

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is inviting Letters of Intent for its Prevention Pipeline program. Through the program, awards will be made in support of studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline. The Prevention Pipeline RFP supports:

  • Studies of Cognitive Decline and Risk Reduction
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Studies Leveraging the Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include researchers and clinicians at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies worldwide. Existing companies and new spinouts also are eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged.

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ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Grant (Pulmonary Vascular Disease)

Organization: ENTELLIGENCE

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: LOI due 3/1/2021

Description: The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program is a U.S.-based research program aligned with Actelion Pharmaceutical US, Inc.’s commitment to basic science, translational, and clinical research in the area of pulmonary vascular disease.

Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to qualified investigators in support of mentored research on the basic mechanisms and/or vascular biology of pulmonary vascular disease.

Applications for basic science, translation or clinical research specifically targeting pulmonary vascular disease, including but not limited to pathophysiology, pharmacology, treatment, genetics, diagnosis, and epidemiology, will be considered.

Letters of Intent are due March 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 19, 2021.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have no more than five years of experience beyond his/her first faculty appointment at the start of the award (as of July 1 of the award year). Applicants must be a United States citizen, a permanent U.S. resident, a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident of Canada at the time of LOI submission.

See the ENTELLIGENCE website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 2021 Accelerators Prize

Organization: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

Award amount: Up to $50,000 over two years

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation works to accelerate the development of treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its 2021 Accelerators Prize. Through the program, a single grant of up to $50,000 over two years will be awarded to support the salary and benefits of a postdoctoral fellow.

Projects relating to any form of mitochondrial disease are welcomed in the following research categories:

  • Basic Science — Projects that contribute to the basic understanding of mitochondrial science and mechanisms of pathogenesis.
  • Translational Research — Projects that contribute new tools for advancing basic research from the benchtop to the clinic, especially novel cellular and animal models or their application to deepen insights, biomarkers, diagnostics, or therapeutics for mitochondrial disease.
  • Clinical Research — Patient-centered projects that explore means of achieving improved diagnoses, the understanding of the natural history of specific mitochondrial diseases, or the development of therapeutic approaches for treating mitochondrial disease.

Eligibility: To be eligible, investigators must be within three years of receiving an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Applicants may be based anywhere in the world.

See the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation Walter Katkovsky Research Grant

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: up to $20,000

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve our understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions, and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures. That is, the research design may be a simulation of some aspect of the psychotherapy process (e.g., learning or exposure trials) and subjects may or may not be classified as “patients.”

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with up to twelve years of postdoctoral experience and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship Awards

Organization: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Award amount: $62,000

Deadline: 3/3/2021 for first and second year fellowships.

Description: These awards encourage specialized training early in a physician’s career and prepare candidates for careers in academic medicine. Fellowships for years one and two of fellowship training are primarily intended to support clinical training. Awards are $62,000 (first year) and $69,500 (second year) for stipend (indirect costs are not allowed). Fellowships are available for additional basic and/or clinical research training in the third, fourth, and fifth years to qualified applicants. These awards are up to $100,000 and include $80,000 for stipend and $20,000 for research costs (indirect costs are not allowed). Applicants for these awards must submit a proposal of the research studies to be undertaken and other specialized training that will be offered during the funding period.

Eligibility: Training must take place in a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center and must encompass diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, comprehensive care, and cystic fibrosis-related research.

Applicants must be eligible for board certification in pediatrics or internal medicine by the time the fellowship begins and are expected to be sub-specialty board eligible at the completion of the fellowship program.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens. International applicants must have the ability to obtain the appropriate visas, as applicable. 

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PFD Research Foundation Pelvic Floor Disorder Research Grants

Organization: PFD Research Foundation

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: 3/4/2021

Description: Formerly named the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Foundation, the mission of the PFD Research Foundation is to improve patients’ lives through public awareness and the comprehensive support of research that advances the prevention, treatment, and cure of female pelvic floor disorders.

To help advance that mission, the foundation has issued a 2021 call for proposals for research on the causes, prevention, cure, and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Applicants may submit proposals for the following research awards:

  • PFD Research Foundation Fellow Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a fellow in support of clinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research.
  • PFD Research Foundation Faculty Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a junior faculty or affiliate member in support of clinical/patient-oriented, educational, or lab-based/basic science research.
  • June Allyson Memorial Fund Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a fellow in support of lab-based/basic science research.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an active member of AUGS and have a senior research mentor or mentoring team. Mentors or co-investigators need not be members of AUGS. See the PFD Research Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Aneurysm and AVM Foundation 2021 Cerebrovascular Research Grant Award

Organization: The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation

Award amount: up to $25,000

Deadline: 3/5/21

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of research projects with the potential to significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease as they relate to aneurysms, AVMs, and complex vascular malformations. Projects should highlight innovative research strategies that support the development of novel therapies, clinical management, and recovery for adult and/or pediatric patients. Basic science, clinical care, and epidemiological studies are welcome.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States or Canada. See the Aneurysm and AVM Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous recipients.

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Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Grants

Organization: Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: LOI due 3/5/2021

Description: To advance this mission, FBWR is inviting LOIs for its grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome. (There is a possibility of a second year of funding upon competitive review.) Funding priorities identified by the foundation include genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics/how loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype; neurobiology of hunger/feeding behavior in PWS; neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior, and mental illness in PWS; clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs, and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS; therapeutics development for PWS-Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; and drug repurposing for PWS. Letters of Intent are due March 5. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 21, 2021

Eligibility: The foundation accepts applications from academic, government, nonprofit, or for-profit research entities. Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher. See the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previously funded projects.

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**Jerome Lejeune Foundation Research Grants in Genetic Diseases with Intellectual Disability

Organization: Jerome Lejeune Foundation

Award amount: 3/8/2021

Deadline: 40,000-80,000 EUR

Description: The main target of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, a non-profit foundation, is research into genetic diseases with intellectual disability.

Spring call for proposals will be dedicated to both Down syndrome and other rare intellectual disabilities from genetic origin such as Fragile X, cri du chat, Rett, Williams-Beuren, Prader-Willi, Angelman, Smith-Magenis and other syndromes, and will not exceed 50% of the total amount of the annual global grant. Autism not linked to above diseases is out of this call for grants.

Applications could cover fundamental, translational, epidemiological, clinical research, neurobiology, and pharmacology including animal pharmacology, genetic, genomic, iPSCs, and neuropsychology techniques or data analysis. Priority will be given to clinical research projects.

Two types of research projects may be submitted and will be separately evaluated by the scientific board experts or external reviewers if needed for each call:

  • Advanced grants will be dedicated to larger breakthrough projects with preliminary data. The maximum funding will be 80,000 EUR for a maximum of two years (i.e. 40,000 EUR per year for a maximum of two years).
  • Pilot or exploratory grants will be dedicated to initial early stage experiments built on preliminary data, or to ancillary projects to primary larger projects.  The maximum funding will be 40,000 EUR for a maximum of two years (i.e. 20,000 EUR per year for a maximum of two years). The number of funded projects will depend of the annual global budget allocated by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation to the calls. Clinical projects could benefit from more funding.
  • Through this call the Jerome Lejeune Foundation will also support the organization of congresses and workshops. Such projects will also be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation 2021 Research Opportunities

Organization: Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Award amount: $100,000 to $1,200,000 depending on research grant category

Deadline: LOI due 3/8/2021

Description: NETRF offers four different neuroendocrine cancer research grants (Accelerator, Investigator, Pilot, and Mentored Awards) with cancer research grants ranging from $100,000 to $1.2 million.

We invite innovative and transformative research proposals in NETs to help bring the field closer to more effective therapies. We are equally interested in basic, translational and clinical research applications, and encourage collaborations between investigators with expertise in different fields.

We are very interested in grant proposals from multidisciplinary groups composed of basic scientists, clinicians, and experts across relevant cutting-edge disciplines. Proposals that cover promising and potentially transferable strategies and/or technologies, which have been applied successfully to other areas of cancer research, are highly encouraged and will be evaluated based on their level of applicability to NETs.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of existing or new technologies to target NETs
  • New/optimized experimental models
  • Cancer metabolism
  • Deciphering the molecular underpinnings of NETs
  • Diagnostics
  • Clinical Research
  • Cell invasion and metastasis
  • Immune microenvironment
  • Nuclear medicine, theranostics, imaging

We also invite proposals that cover promising and potentially transferable technologies, which have been applied successfully to other areas of cancer.

While we recognize that neuroendocrine cancers can develop in many different organs, our focus includes:

  • GEP-NETs: We continue to have an interest and fund applications proposing to study all aspects of gastro-entero-pancreatic NETs, including sites of metastasis.
  • Lung Carcinoids: We are interested in funding work in well-differentiated, low-grade typical carcinoids (TCs), well-differentiated, intermediate-grade atypical carcinoids (ACs), or diffuse idiopathic neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH).

Eligibility: Prior research in NETs is not a prerequisite. We encourage expert cancer scientists to enter the NET research field. However, such candidates must demonstrate a commitment to continue with NET research. 

See each research grant program for specific eligibility criteria.

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Wellcome Trust Open Research Fund

Organization: Wellcome Trust

Award amount: Up to £100,000 over up to two year

Deadline: Concept note due 3/12/2021, 23:59 GMT

Description: This funding supports researchers to develop and test incentives for making health research more open, accessible and reusable. The main focus of your proposal must be to incentivise researchers to make their health research more open, accessible and reusable. You must propose to trial new tools, resources or ways of working to do this.

You must also evaluate the impact, benefits and risks of your work.

We welcome proposals that encourage collaboration across international borders, and between different organisations, sectors and disciplines. 

We encourage you to consider including a team member or collaborator with behavioural or social science expertise.

We don’t want to be prescriptive with this funding – you should come to us with your ideas. Examples could include the following:

  • Develop and test new metrics to track the impact of making a full range of research outputs open and accessible. Assign credit to researchers and their teams (which may include data scientists, software developers and others). 
  • Pilot new approaches to recognise and reward open research contributions in research assessment processes – including recruitment, promotion, tenure and funding. 
  • Test novel approaches to stimulate or nudge behaviour change within or across research fields – for example, developing rewards to recognise good practice. 
  • Develop and evaluate approaches to embed open research behaviours within organisations or research fields – for example, trialling novel approaches for training researchers or supporting networks of open research ‘champions’.  

Eligibility: Applicants can apply to the Open Research Fund if you want to develop and test incentives for making health research more open, accessible and reusable. These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world apart from mainland China.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Institute

Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Award amount: $550

Deadline: 3/14/2021

Description: The foundation invites applications for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. The institute focuses on ensuring the future of the specialty by increasing the number of future family medicine leaders and provides training for this important role.

As part of the FML Emerging Leader Institute, thirty selected residents and students will virtually attend the AAFP National Conference (July 29-31, 2021) to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, make connections, and learn about leadership opportunities with the Student and Resident Congress. Following the conference, participants are invited to virtually attend the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (July 31-August 1, 2021) and sit in on workshops in any of three leadership tracks: policy and public health, personal and practice, and philanthropic and mission-driven; the institute will conclude with a project management session.

Participants will receive a scholarship of $550 to virtually attend the conference and institute; will be assigned an AAFP family physician-mentor who will serve as a role model and provide monthly guidance and project support; and will have the opportunity to develop and complete a leadership project.

Participants also will be eligible for the $1,000 Leadership Project Award, which includes a crystal award and travel stipend for a return trip to the next national conference, where they will be invited to showcase and present their project and participate in FML Emerging Leader Institute-related activities; and the $3,000 Best Leadership Project Award in support of a special family medicine opportunity.

Eligibility: Family medicine residents entering their first or second year and medical students entering their second, third, or fourth year are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). See the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for the John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an early-career psychologist no more than ten years postdoctoral with a degree from an accredited university.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous recipients.

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American Psychological Foundation Research on Ethical Use of Psychological Tests

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $3,500

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its Lorraine D. Eyde Fund Grants program.

Lorraine D. Eyde spent her career researching and advocating for ethical psychological test use. Through the program named in her honor, two grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded in support of empirical research on the ethical and professional use of psychological tests in a broad range of subject areas.

Proposals may focus on elements of testing such as privacy and confidentiality; quality of tests (reliability and validity); tests in employment selection; test construction; qualifications of psychologists utilizing tests; race, gender and transgender issues in testing; and inherent bias in tests and testing procedures that disproportionately impact underserved or marginalized populations.

Researchers from a broad range of content areas, including neuropsychology, personality, vocational psychology, educational testing and entrance examinations, and cognitive ability testing, are encouraged to apply. Grant proposals are not limited to the examples cited and may include a substantial range of issues related to test use and ethics.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or an early-career psychologist (no more than ten years postdoctoral).

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Limited Project Grants

Organization: American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons is to raise and award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Limited Project Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of research that is germane to the field of colon and rectal surgery. It is anticipated that successful research projects, initially funded through the Research Foundation’s LPG mechanism, will ultimately secure funding from other national funding agencies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, co-principal investigators or principal investigators must be an ASCRS member and the proposed research must be conducted in the United States or Canada.

See the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and examples of recently funded applications.

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Andrew Family Foundations 2021 Grants

Organization: Andrew Family Foundations

Award amount: Up to $600,000 over three years

Deadline: LOIs due 3/15/2021

Description: The Andrew Family strives to create opportunities that enrich and improve the quality of life for under-resourced communities and to protect and preserve the natural environment of those communities.  Edith G. and Edward J. Andrew and their five children founded the Andrew Family Foundation in Orland Park, Illinois, in 1993 to continue the philanthropic legacy of Aileen S. and Victor J. Andrew, Ed’s parents and founders of ANDREW Corporation, and Kathryn C. and Burton S. Grant, Edie’s parents and active members in their community and church.  Through the foundation, the family is committed to continuing the legacy of creating opportunity for generations to come.

To that end, the Andrew Family Foundation seeks to partner with one or more organizations with a creative solution to an issue facing under-resourced communities and/or that helps protect and preserve the natural environment.  Preference will be given to programs where these two interests intersect.

The foundation’s goal is to have an impact in communities that lack access to economic and social opportunity as well as critical resources. The foundation desires to work toward resolving such inequities by alleviating disparities in food access, affordable housing, high-quality education, physical and psychological health care, and/or criminal justice.

The foundation also desires to support programs and organizations that address society’s responsibility to conserve the planet’s natural resources and promote environmental sustainability.

The foundation intends to engage in long-term collaborations that drive measurable change. In addition to providing financial resources, the foundation intends/expects to be actively involved in promoting the growth and expansion of the selected programs or organizations.

In pursuit of its objectives, the foundation will award grant(s) of up to $600,000 over three years. Financial support will be restricted to a specific existing or new project or initiative and can include research to support the program. Preference will be given to organizations that have a potential for expansion opportunities based on data-driven results.

Eligibility: For purposes of this initiative, the foundation will NOT consider programs that support public policy or provide funding for endowments or capital grants. 

Applications will be processed through an online system administered by Foundation Source. The foundation will NOT consider hard-copy submissions. 

If an applicant meets all eligibility criteria, it will be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Grant to Address Gastrointestinal Complications

Organization: Angelman Syndrome Foundation

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: There is a special call for research focused on gastrointestinal complications in Angelman syndrome.

The ASF Scientific Advisory Committee identified the following areas of unmet need in AS research. Priority will be given to the following topics: 

  • Projects studying or correcting the heterozygous effect of non-UBE3A genes in deletion.  
  • Projects studying the potential results of increasing UBE3A after therapies or for some subtypes of AS.
  • Projects studying delivery of therapies and potential for improvement.
  • Symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families.

Proposals that do not address these topics are still welcome and will be given full consideration.

Eligibility: Undisclosed

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Carnegie Corporation on NY Reimagining Multilateralism Initiative

Organization: Carnegie Corporation of NY

Award amount: Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000.

Deadline: Initial concept notes due 3/15/2021

Description: From pandemics and climate change, to disruptive technologies and other emerging risks, it is a truism that most of today’s global threats cannot be addressed effectively without collective action. The failure of international responses to COVID-19 is only the most recent and dramatic example of the inability of long-standing cooperative mechanisms and institutions to withstand the pressures of nationalism, protectionism, and broader structural and systemic deficiencies. As the nature of security in the 21st century continues to evolve, there is a need to reimagine existing multilateral approaches to critical transnational challenges.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York invites projects that provide insights and practical approaches for addressing one or more of the following questions:

  • How might the system of international institutions be reimagined and/or reinvigorated to better respond to 21st-century security challenges, including those that threaten global health, climate, privacy, and civic well-being?
  • What are the pros/cons/utility of different forms of multilateralism for different purposes (e.g. formal vs. informal, small vs. large, narrow vs. broad, regional vs. global, like-minded vs. mixed, major powers only vs. a broader set of powers)?
  • How could international institutions adapt to better reflect and manage ongoing shifts in economic, military, and political power among global actors, especially in the context of China’s rise? 
  • What lessons should be learned from high-functioning regional organizations or international accords?
  • How might critical, yet underappreciated, flashpoints (geographic, economic, technological, etc.) be managed through multilateral approaches? Could these approaches be applied more broadly?
  • How should potential tradeoffs between national interests and collective security be managed?

Eligibility: Projects may run for up to 24 months. Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000. Grants will be one time funding. Proposals must be submitted by an organization; individual researchers working on their own projects are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to institutions and experts not currently funded by the Corporation. Projects may build on past or current work but must represent an expansion or evolution of that work. 

All proposals must:

  • Involve collaborations between U.S. and foreign experts. 
  • Include participation by experts from underrepresented communities in the project team and/or project activities. We also encourage inclusion of early-career and/or mid-career experts.  
  • Demonstrate practical significance and a viable path for policy adoption. 
  • Clearly identify stakeholders and key audiences with a dissemination plan that uses appropriate channels.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

Organization: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: Offered by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award supports theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.

Through the program, awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsor-scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent) capable of providing mentoring to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research, the sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. Fellowships are granted for a four-year term, with second-, third-, and fourth-year funding contingent on satisfactory progress reports. In addition, fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows’ Retreats, which are designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.

The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, DO. If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements, including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful PhD defense and date of degree conferral.

Due to COVID-19 related laboratory closures earlier this year, Damon Runyon is extending its application eligibility requirements for the March 15 application deadline by three months. Applicants must have received their degrees no more than twenty-one months prior to the application deadline date. Applicants must not have been in their sponsors’ labs for more than fifteen months prior to the application deadline date.

See the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Translational Research Program (Immunodeficiency)

Organization: Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Award amount: up to $250,000 over a two-year project period.

Deadline: LOI due 3/15/2021

Description: 

  • To support innovative and novel investigations in Primary Immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application.
  • To advance the growing knowledge of genotype-phenotype correlations and gain a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of immune function and dysfunction.
  • To support research that will lead to advancement in clinical recognition, diagnostic tools, and innovative therapies that will impact overall health outcomes and improve the quality of life of those affected by Primary Immunodeficiency.
  • Grants with the following focus will be strongly considered for awards:
    • Novel Primary Immunodeficiency defects
    • Innovative approaches to in early diagnosis
    • Novel therapeutic strategies
    • Translational impact on patient health (i.e. how a patient will benefit)
    • Reach of the proposed project (i.e. how many patients might benefit)

Eligibility: The Jeffrey Modell Foundation encourages all investigators with the appropriate knowledge and research skill level to apply to this program. Applications submitted by investigators with vast expertise in Primary Immunodeficiency, as well as young investigators with robust scientific merit will all be considered. All international and U.S. applicants are eligible. JMF especially encourages investigators who are not currently receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health to apply. Only one active grant at a time per investigator is permitted

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Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium Young Investigator Research Team Award to Advance the Field of Translational Immuno-Oncology

Organization: Melanoma Research Foundation

Award amount: $300,000 over two years

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: NIH funding has not kept pace with research needs and consequently it is becoming harder for young scientists to be trained and continue to stay in the research field. This is occurring at a time when great advances have been made in understanding the biology of melanoma and developing landmark treatments, including immunotherapy. While immunotherapies have extended to other cancers, melanoma remains the tumor where many combinations are first tested and where the biology of response and resistance is first explored. Junior scientists are needed to enter research to continue and even accelerate the pace of discovery and improve patient outcomes. To encourage these investigators to not only stay engaged in melanoma research focused on immuno-oncology, but also foster institutional cross-collaborations, the MRFBC is offering a 2-year young investigator team award of up to $150,000 per year ($300,000 total).

The goals of the MRFBC-BMS Young Investigator Translational Immuno‐Oncology Team Science Award include 1) to help identify and support the next generation of melanoma scientists and 2) to focus on either improving clinical outcomes for patients with melanoma being treated with immuno‐oncology agents or advancing the scientific understanding of immuno‐oncology and the role of the immune system in melanoma.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD or MD degree or equivalent; in addition to the principal investigator (PI), at least two co-principal investigators (co-PI)s must be identified. If the grant is focused on a rare, niche population, involvement of additional co-PIs and/or institutions is encouraged. Grant submissions must involve collaborations from at least two different institutions. See the Melanoma Research Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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**Muscular Dystrophy Association Development Grants

Organization: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Award amount: Up to $70,000 per year for three years

Deadline: LOI due 3/15/2021

Description: The purpose of Development Grants is to expand the number of scientists conducting meritorious neuromuscular disease research from among investigators who may be part of a team in the laboratory of a senior investigator under whose guidance the researcher will be given flexibility to work independently or as part of a collaborative effort.

Eligibility: 

  • Hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree (i.e. D.O.);
  • Be a member of a research team at an appropriate institution;
  • Be qualified to conduct a program of original research under the supervision of an independent investigator;
  • Have an acceptable research plan for a specific disease in MDA’s program;
  • Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project;
  • Have a minimum of eighteen (18) months of post-degree research laboratory training at the time of application;
  • Be no more than 60 months (5 years) from receiving their Ph.D. or D.Sc.; or no more than 96 months (8 years) from receiving their M.D., D.O. or M.D., Ph.D. Please contact MDA to discuss your eligibility if you have questions.
  • Not have been funded under the Development Grant program in the past.

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Scoliosis Research Society New Investigator Research Grant

Organization: Scoliosis Research Society

Award amount: $30,000 over two years

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: New investigator research grants are meant to stimulate younger members into a career of investigation in spinal deformity.

Eligibility:

  • Open to SRS Candidate Fellows or investigators who have not previously received an SRS Standard Grant, ORS, OREF, USA Federal grant (or OUS equivalent) and have completed 10 years or less of practice or at the committee’s discretion.
  • Preliminary data is not required nor is it expected.
  • The work must be both conceptualized and executed by the young investigator. Reviewers will consider the extent of which the project seems to be the young investigator’s own work rather than that of a more senior collaborator. Involvement, however, of an experienced mentor in an advisory role is encouraged and will be viewed positively.
  • Applications with achievable goals and clear direction for subsequent work after the completion of the project will be viewed favorably.
  • Duration of research – 2 years
  • Up to $30,000 ($15,000 per year) may be requested.
  • Applicants for the New Investigator Grant may also be interested in the US Bone & Joint Initiative’s Young Investigator Initiative (YII)
  • Applicants do not need to be members of the SRS but do need to have at least one SRS member as a co-investigator

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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Biologics & Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Research

Organization: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Award amount: up to $250,000 over up to thirty-six months

Deadline: 3/16/2021

Description: Through the program, a single grant of up to $250,000 over up to thirty-six months will be awarded to support a clinical, translational or laboratory-based research project focused on post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the major peripheral joints (knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow).

While extensive research has been funded through AOSSM to improve the short- to mid-term outcomes after sports injuries (return to sport, two-year patient reported outcomes, etc.), this funding mechanism is specifically designed to support studies that investigate the pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, or long-term repercussion of post-traumatic osteoarthritis and the role of biologic treatments in PTOA. The mechanism is not intended to be joint specific, and studies that would have implications for multiple joints/sub-disciplines of sports medicine will be considered favorably. Collaborative studies that bring clinician-scientists and laboratory scientists together towards a common aim are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicant teams must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing. See the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards (Pediatric Research)

Organization: Thrasher Research Fund

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Concept submission due 3/16/2021

Description: The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each).

The Fund is open to a wide variety of research topics. We do not focus on a particular ​disease, but all our funded projects deal directly with children’s health.

In the Early Career Award Program, the Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children’s health through medical research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research are considered. The quality of the mentor and the mentoring relationship are also considered to be important predictors of success.

Eligibility: Those eligible to apply include:

  • Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
  • Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.

A new investigator who holds a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K award (including a K12 award) or a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is not eligible to apply for the Early Career Award.

Each project needs to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be considered in the evaluation of the application. A mentor may have only one Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awardee at a time.

There are no restrictions with regard to citizenship. The Fund is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States.

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RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: $420,000 over four years. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Deadline: 3/17/2021

Description: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program provides scholars with:

  • development of research, academic, and leadership skills;
  • ongoing mentoring by a distinguished national advisory committee;
  • a grounding in the social determinants of health, health equity, and the elements of a Culture of Health;
  • growth in communications skills to advance the impact of scholars’ research and scholarship in the field.

In this grant cycle, RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

  • are from historically marginalized backgrounds; 
  • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  at the time of application (changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms);
  • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training (we will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate); 
  • are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer  or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees who are not considered government officials  under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.  

Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s or a doctoral degree or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.

Detailed research plans and budgets for selected finalists must be submitted by the university, school of medicine, dentistry, nursing, or research institution with which the prospective scholar will be affiliated during the term of the fellowship.

The university, school, or research institution must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be either a public entity or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organization; 
  • Be based in the United States or its territories.

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Sontag Foundation Brain Cancer Research Distinguished Scientist Award to Early-Career Scientists

Organization: Sontag Foundation

Award amount: Up to $600,000 over four years

Deadline: 3/17/2021

Description: Since 2002, the Sontag Foundation has supported people and organizations who make a significant and continuing impact in the lives of individuals, with a strategic focus on brain cancer research and support for patients with brain cancer.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Distinguished Scientist Award. The award provides funding of up to $600,000 over four years (as well as additional support through the foundation) to early-career scientists with outstanding promise in support of projects with the potential to generate new knowledge related to the causes of, cures for, or the treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline that can be brought to bear on brain cancer. Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2016, and no later than January 1, 2021, at a tax-exempt academic, research, or medical institution in the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada.

See the Sontag Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award

Organization: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Award amount: Up to $80,000

Deadline: LOIs due 3/19/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $80,000 (plus 12 percent for indirect costs) a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of efforts to collect enough preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question in CF that ultimately will require assessment through larger-scale research and/or a multi-center clinical trial.

Special consideration will be given to projects that pursue new approaches, under-researched topics, or more creative avenues of research to address the problems of cystic fibrosis. Applications for continued funding of the same project, or for long-term support of an investigator, will not be considered.

Applications may address any topic area advancing CF care, treatment, or research; however, applications addressing the following areas are encouraged: respiratory microorganism detection and treatment; gastrointestinal symptoms (including but not limited to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS), and pancreatitis); reducing treatment burden; CF-related diabetes; diet and nutrition; mental health; CF-related liver disease; exercise; sinus disease; allergies and asthma in CF; alternative/holistic treatments and therapies; sexual reproductive health; bone/joint health; and pain management.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an independent investigator, defined by the foundation as an individual who is out of fellowship training and whose institution allows them to submit applications for research funding as a principle investigator. Citizens of the United States and applicants from outside the United States are welcome to apply.

See the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2021 Reach Grant (Pediatric Cancer)

Organization: Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Award amount: Up to $250,000 over two years. A maximum of $125,000 in total costs may be requested per year.

Deadline: 3/22/2021

Description: The purpose of the Reach Grant is to advance ALSF’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. Significant barriers exist that impede the translation of innovative and important ideas to the clinic.  

The Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important preclinical projects that are necessary to move a study from the pre-clinical arena into a clinical trial. Thus, the goal of this award is to support selected late-translational studies. Preference will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will likely result in the initiation of a clinical trial in two to three years from the start of the project, by, for example, completing IND-enabling studies, providing requisite preclinical data for clinical trial development, or perhaps through the validation of biomarkers that will enable selection of the correct patients for entry into new clinical trials. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and be appointed as faculty (or equivalent) at an academic institution. 
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research with experience in translational research. 
  • Multiple investigator applications that bring together pairs or teams of researchers with complementary expertise are encouraged. 
  • Applicant institutions may be based in the United States or Canada, and applicants need not be United States citizens. Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions or organizations 

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Doctors Company Foundation Patient Safety Research Grant

OrganizationDoctors Company Foundation

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: LOI due 3/22/21

Description: Through the program, grants will be awarded to projects/activities aimed at developing knowledge, techniques, and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care.

Eligibility: The foundation does not support clinical research projects primarily involving the provision of medical support services to patients. Construction projects and the purchase of equipment will not be funded. While general funding for medical meetings and conferences will not be considered, support for invited speakers when the principal focus of their presentation is on patient safety and support for the attendance of healthcare professionals in training at patient safety conferences will be considered. See the Doctors Company Foundation website for complete program guidelines, examples of previously funded projects, application instructions, and an FAQ.

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Organization for Autism Research Applied Research Grants

Organization: Organization for Autism Research

Award amount: Up to $40,000 over up to two years

Deadline: Pre-proposals due 3/22/2021

Description: The Organization for Autism Research strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers.

To that end, OAR invites applications for its Applied Research Competition. Through the program, grants of up to $40,000 over up to two years will be awarded in support of research with the potential to expand the body of knowledge related to autism intervention and treatment, shape public policy, and provide outcomes that enhance quality of life for persons with autism and their families. Emphasis will be placed on research that addresses the following targeted areas: community-based assessment and interventions for challenging behavior; community-engaged research, effectiveness of augmentative communications systems; improving access to and effectiveness of existing systems and services; integrated employment; intersectionality, equity, and diversity; mental health assessment and intervention; mid-life and older adults; and residential/community services and supports.

Pre-proposals are due March 22. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 2, 2021

Eligibility: To be eligible, at least one member of the research team must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent; and maintain a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. International researchers are eligible to apply.

See the Organization for Autism Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Epilepsy Society Infrastructure Grants

Organization: American Epilepsy Society

Award amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: 3/24/2021

Description: The American Epilepsy Society is inviting applications for its Infrastructure Grants program. 

The program aims to facilitate the creation of national or international multi-center research programs, and proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of research on epilepsy, seizures, and related disorders, including basic, translational, and clinical. To that end, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of organizational planning sessions, infrastructure development, and/or pilot projects that enable the research program to compete for subsequent investment by other organizations.

Eligibility: To be eligible, principal investigator(s) should be members of the American Epilepsy Society and the principal investigator should be at an academic research institution in the United States. Collaborators with international academic research institutions as well as nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible.

See the American Epilepsy Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Health Effects Institute Research on Health Effects of Air Pollution Award for Early Career Investigators

Organization: Health Effects Institute 

Award amount: Up to $500,000

Deadline: Preliminary applications due 3/24/2021

Description: The Health Effects Institute was chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.

To help advance that mission, HEI welcomes applications for the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. Through the program, grants of up to $500,000 over as many as three years will be awarded in support of research being conducted by early investigators on the health effects of air pollution. Research projects are often interdisciplinary in nature and span a range of scientific fields, including atmospheric science, epidemiology, exposure science, statistics, and toxicology. In considering potential research topics, applicants should be aware of HEI’s current priorities (as described in the draft HEI Strategic Plan for the Health Effects of Air Pollution 2020-2025), which this year are focused on four key areas: multipollutant science; accountability and transparency; emerging technologies and fuels; and global health science.

HEI strongly encourages individuals who are underrepresented in environmental exposure and health research to apply and encourages all applicants to diversify their research teams by including underrepresented individuals, including those attuned to and knowledgeable about the communities in which the studies are taking place to the extent appropriate given the study location(s).

Preliminary applications are due March 24. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September 1, 2021.

Eligibility: Scientists of any nationality holding a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or DrPH degree are eligible to apply.

See the Health Effects Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Award

Organization: Foundation Fighting Blindness 

Award amount: Up to $375,000 over five years

Deadline: 3/25/2021

Description: The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive research on the prevention, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Career Development Awards. Through the program, grants of $375,000 over five years will be awarded to junior investigators eager to pursue vigorous research on therapies and cures for retinal degenerative diseases (i.e., inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and non-exudative age-related macular degeneration). The goal of the program is to facilitate advances in laboratory and clinical research, elucidate the mechanisms for the etiology and pathogenesis of RDDs, and develop innovative strategies for the prevention, treatment, and cure for these diseases. At least two awards are available in 2021.

Eligibility: A CDA recipient must be mentored by one or more senior clinician-scientists and the application must include a “Mentor’s Proposal for Training” that details how the senior clinician-scientist will help the junior investigator advance their knowledge and career. Scientists with an established research program can serve as a co-mentor with a senior clinician-scientist.

To be eligible, applicants must possess an MD, DO, or recognized equivalent foreign degree and be in their first, second, or third year of a junior faculty appointment. Applicants need not be a citizen of the United States.

See the Foundation Fighting Blindness website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Quality Improvement Projects

Organization: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Award amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: 3/25/2021

Description: According to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, diagnostic errors are the most common, catastrophic, and costly of all causes of preventable medical harm. In fact, errors in diagnosis are the most frequent cause of medical error reported by patients. To that end the DxQI Seed Grant Program seeks to engage healthcare organizations in efforts to identify, develop, and test interventions aimed at improving diagnostic quality and reducing harm from diagnostic error. 

To that end, SIDM has issued a Request for Proposals for twelve-month diagnostic quality and safety improvement projects. Twenty grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of QI projects focused on diagnostic quality and safety. Forty percent of the total awards will be directed to QI projects that target improvement in one of the “Big 3” categories, which include vascular events, infections, and cancers. Forty percent of the total awards will be directed to QI projects that target reduction in diagnostic errors associated with disparities. Twenty percent of total awards will be directed to the open category (i.e., not one of the priority areas).

Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Eligibility: Healthcare entities that provide direct patient care are eligible to apply and will typically come from the following list: office-based primary care, office-based specialty care, clinics (e.g., urgent, acute), other ambulatory centers (e.g., surgical/imaging), community hospitals, academic medical centers, safety net hospitals, critical access hospitals, VA & military centers, member of integrated delivery systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers, rehab facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and psychiatric hospitals.

To review the complete RFP, program requirements, and an FAQ, or to register for the webinar, see the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine website.

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**Pfizer Early Identification and Diagnosis of Axial Spondyloarthritis Research Grant

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: $300,000

Deadline: 3/29/2021

Description: Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. 

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on:

  • Improving disease awareness and closing knowledge gaps in early identification and referral of patients with axial spondyloarthritis; specifically targeting non-rheumatologists and other Health Care Practitioners (HCPs)
  • Increasing the understanding of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of axial spondyloarthritis, including risk factors and the spectrum of disease

It is not our intent to support clinical research projects. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Eligibility: 

  • The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.
  • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations. all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project.
  • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas

Organization: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Award Amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 3/30/2021

Description: This Request for Applications (RFA) welcomes proposals that will make significant contributions toward single-cell reference data for the community of patients, clinicians, and researchers engaged in pediatric research. This opportunity is intended to support active collaborative teams of researchers that have access to established resources and protocols that are ready to be extended and scaled. The opportunity is also intended to support new collaborative teams that will benefit from the experience of existing teams while bringing complementary and differentiated perspectives and resources. The opportunity aims to support a variety of collaborative teams that will all make contributions to the larger community via regular engagement and sharing of learnings, data, samples, and other resources.

Many diverse collaborations have been initiated in the HCA, while many additional groups are looking for ways to contribute and engage further. This RFA seeks to support the continued growth of nascent projects and to incubate new networks. We welcome applications from teams of researchers that currently collaborate and have access to established resources and protocols that are ready to be extended and scaled. However, we also intend for this opportunity to support new collaborative teams that will benefit from the experience of existing teams while bringing complementary and differentiated perspectives and resources. The Pediatric Networks should collectively generate new tools, open source analysis methods, and data from a diversity of donors and organs that provide valuable contributions to the HCA community. Applications should focus on healthy human tissues that will contribute to a reference atlas. Community resources arising from the Pediatric Networks teams must be accessible for rapid and open sharing via repositories such as Protocols.io, Addgene, GitHub, and bioRxiv. Raw sequencing data should be submitted in an archive that maximizes accessibility while adhering to key ethical considerations, including attention to privacy and consent protections specific to pediatric populations.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for an expanded list of all eligibility criteria.

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Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Nursing-Driven Proposals Focused on Addressing Racism and Improving Health

Organization: Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Award amount: Up to $600,000

Deadline: LOIs due 3/30/2021

Description: Racism has been, and remains, the root cause of serious health inequities that unjustly affect communities of color, yet it is often underrepresented as a focal point in health philanthropy. To address the problem, the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) has issued a special Request for Proposals for the 2021 Hillman Innovations in Care program.

The Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) Program was established in 2014 to advance innovative, nursing-driven models of care that target the health and healthcare needs of groups and communities that have historically struggled against oppression, discrimination, and indifference. These populations include Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, rural populations, and other groups that encounter obstacles to accessing quality health care services.

The 2021 HIC program will award two grants of up to $600,000 each, to be distributed over a 36-month period. Projects are expected to begin January 1, 2022.

RAHF believes that transformative ideas are as likely to come from community health clinics as from major academic research centers and welcomes applications from investigators from diverse professional backgrounds as well as from interdisciplinary teams, particularly if they include a nurse as principal investigator (PI), co-PI, or co-lead.

The foundation will host an informational webinar on February 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. (Registration required.) The deadline to submit an HIC RFP application is March 30, 2021.

Eligibility: see the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation website

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation History of Family Medicine Research Fellowship

Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians

Award amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation welcomes applications for the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine.

To help advance understanding and appreciation of the history of family medicine, the Center for the History of Family Medicine sponsors one fellowship annually in support of research relevant to the history of family medicine. A grant award of as much as $2,000 covers travel expenses for the fellow so that s/he can use the Leawood, Kansas-based center’s collections for research conducted between June 1 and December 31. The grant also can be used to help with scholarly work, ranging from a written report to a multimedia project.

Eligibility: In addition to family physicians, student researchers, residents, historians, scholars, educators, scientists, and other health professionals are eligible to apply. (CHFM staff, volunteers, and serving members of the board of curators are not eligible.)

See the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research Grants

Organization: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation welcomes applications for its OREF/JRGOS Resident Research Project Grant program.

Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support investigators conducting research on health disparities and diversity in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include orthopaedic surgery residents in ACGME-accredited orthopaedic programs in the United States

See the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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**American Cancer Society Role of Health Policy, Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention Outcomes Research

Organization: American Cancer Society

Award amount: Up to $200,000 a year for up to five years

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The American Cancer Society has issued a request for research on the role of health policy and health insurance in improving access to and the performance of cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment services. Proposals will be accepted for research projects focused on changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to those changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

ACS is interested in evaluating the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system, with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focused on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. Public health policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid-learning research on the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems, including but not limited to facilitators and barriers to care, unintended consequences, differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care, best practice models for quality care, and economic impact.

Eligibility: applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution in the United States, one of its territories, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.

See the American Cancer Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 Visionary Grants program.

The program seeks to seed innovation in the field through support for research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: applying psychology to vulnerable, at-risk populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g., wellness, diabetes, obesity); and understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded through the program.

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

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous awardees.

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**Breakthrough Prize 2022 Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics

Organization: Breakthrough Prize

Award amount: $3,000,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The Breakthrough Prize Foundation welcomes nominations for its 2022 Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.

Known as “The Oscars of Science,” the Breakthrough Prize program honors top scientists with a $3 million cash award and hosts a gala awards ceremony designed to celebrate the laureates’ achievements, foster broad popular support for scientific endeavors, and inspire the next generation of scientists.

To that end, the foundation awards the following:

  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics — A single prize of $3 million will recognize an individual or group that has made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists, theoretical, mathematical and experimental, working on the deepest mysteries of the universe. The prize may be shared among any number of scientists. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Physics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have produced important work in their fields.
  • Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences — Up to three prizes of $3 million each will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. One of the prizes is designated for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics — A single prize of $3 million will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have already produced important work in their fields. In addition, up to three $50,000 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prizes will be awarded to early-career women mathematicians who have completed their PhDs within the previous two years (2019, 2020).

Self-nominations will not be considered.

Eligibility: See the Breakthrough Prize Foundation website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.

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**Sigma Theta Tau Nurses for HIV/AIDS Research Grants

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Association for Nurses in Aids Care

Award amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The purpose of the Sigma/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Grant research grant is to encourage research career development of nurses through support of clinically oriented HIV/AIDS research and increase the number of HIV studies being done by nurses. This includes studies focused on HIV prevention, symptom management, promotion of self-care and adherence. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.

Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Eligibility: 

  • Registered nurse with current license.
  • Have a master’s degree, and/or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Submit a completed research application via online submission system.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Submit to Sigma a final report and submit completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive the final grant disbursement, if owed.
  • Membership in one organization is required. Applicants are not required to be a member of both organizations. However, preference will be given to honor society and ANAC members, other qualifications being equal.

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**Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research (HPNA) Grant

Organization:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation

Award amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The purpose of the Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care research grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing care through research. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.

Eligibility: 

  • Registered nurse with current license.
  • Hold a master’s or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Submit a completed research application via online submission system.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Sign a Research Grant Agreement.
  • Submit a final to Sigma and submit completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.
  • Credit research grant partner in all publications and presentations of the research.
  • Preference will be given to Sigma and/or Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care members, other qualifications being equal.

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**Empire Health Foundation & Premera Blue Cross Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund

Organization: Empire Health Foundation & Premera Blue Cross 

Award amount: $25,000 – $100,000

Opens: 3/1/2021

Deadline: 4/2/2021

Description: Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on the announcement of the Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund. This four-year Fund is intended to support the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State. 

Eligibility: Eligible organizations are defined as Critical Access Hospitals, Sole Community Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Tribal Clinics and Hospitals, Rural Health Centers, and Outpatient Clinics in Rural Areas in Washington State. (Rural Areas are defined as areas meeting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s definition of a non-urban area.) 

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**Pfizer BRAF-Mutant Melanoma: Treatment Selection and Side Effect Management Research Grant (Oncology-Skin-Melanoma)

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 4/2/2021

Description: Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. 

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on:

  • Increasing understanding of clinical data to inform treatment selection for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma, and
  • Increasing understanding of treatment side effects and how they can be managed by providers involved in the care of patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma

It is not our intent to support clinical research projects via this RFP. Projects evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic or diagnostic agents will not be considered.

Eligibility:

  • The following may apply: medical and/or nursing professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.
  • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations, all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project.
  • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.

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PCF-Pfizer Health Equity Challenge Awards (Oncology, Genitourinary, Prostate Cancer)

Organization: Prostate Cancer Foundation and Pfizer

Award amount: $100,000-$150,000

Deadline: 4/9/2021

Description: The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to support general research projects that will improve the understanding of or reduce disparities in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of prostate cancer patients in minority and underserved communities.

General Research proposals in the following topic areas are of particular interest:

  • Identification of barriers in the delivery of equitable healthcare
  • Health Services research programs to study and optimize care delivery

Eligibility: 

  • Composed of a team of at least three (3) investigators, including one young investigator. Applicant (Principal Investigator; PI) must have a medical or doctoral degree (MD, PhD, ScD or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), MPH or an advanced degree in Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Physiotherapy, or Social Work with an expertise in public health disparities relative to prostate cancer
  • The young investigator may hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent and should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (see above) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program.
  • Applicants must be from non-profit/academic research center
  • Both early career and experienced investigators are encouraged to apply, and consideration will be given to all proposals meeting the selection criteria
  • Efforts to increase representation of diverse populations within the investigator team(s) and those designing research projects that are participatory and collaborative [inclusion of voices within the communities most impacted by disparities] are encouraged 

Link to complete RFP

Prostate Cancer Foundation 2021 Young Investigator Awards

Organization: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Award amount: $225,000 over 3 years 

Deadline: 4/12/2021

Description: PCF seeks applications from the global biomedical research community. Applicants traditionally under-represented in science and medicine are highly encouraged. The Foundation seeks applications from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer.  

Applicants may be working in basic, translational, computational or clinical research and need not be trained specifically in prostate cancer research to be highly competitive. However, successful applicants should be working in an academic research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and real-time interaction with a clinical environment and translational prostate cancer physician-scientists is highly desired. 

Research proposals submitted in consideration for this award should, if successful, provide high impact to the field. “Small-step” or incremental proposals are usually non-competitive. Highly innovative basic science programs will be carefully considered, but priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near term benefit to patients. 

Eligibility: Applicant should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, MD-PhD, DSc, ScD, DDM, DDS, DMD, MBBS, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program. Applicant must hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent. Applicant must be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). At least one mentor at the applicant’s institution is required. The Applicant should not have been granted commitments for more than $200,000 in direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds at the time of this application. 

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**Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Bridge to Independence Program

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: $495,000 over three years

Deadline: LOIs due 4/12/2021

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

To that end, SFARI is inviting Letters of Intent for its Bridge to Independence Award Program, which engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by providing grant funding to facilitate their transition to research independence at the start of their professorships. Through the program, fellows receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track research professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.

The BTI program welcomes LOIs that span the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science. While the organization encourages applications from scientists who are working on autism-related projects, the program is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in autism and who have expertise that could be brought to bear on the disorder.

Letters of Intent are due April 12. Upon review, selected applicants will have a year in which to secure a tenure-track professorship at an academic institution in the U.S. or Canada and submit an approval application.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have fewer than six years of postdoctoral or mentored training. (Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the research community, the 2020 calendar year will not be counted toward the program’s postdoctoral term limits.) See the SFARI website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, an FAQ, and a list of previous fellowship awardees.

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**American Federation for Aging Research Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

Organization: American Federation for Aging Research

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.

Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area.  Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered.  Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Aging and immune function
  • Stem cell aging
  • Inflammation
  • Genetic control of longevity
  • Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
  • Mechanisms of dementia
  • Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
  • Cardiovascular aging
  • Aging and cellular stress response
  • Metabolic and endocrine changes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Regenerative biology
  • RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases

For one of the awards, priority may be given for a research project that focuses on eye-related diseases and conditions.

Eligibility: Applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies. If accepted, applicants will be asked to submit a Proof of Enrollment form confirming their enrollment at a U.S. institution.  Applicants who also receive NIH, NSF or DOD stipend support are eligible to receive the AFAR Scholarship, but may not hold another award or participate in another scholarship program concurrently with the Kalman/AFAR Scholarship. The research project must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

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The John A. Hartford Foundation Health and Aging Policy Fellowship 2021-2022

Organization: The John A. Hartford Foundation

Award amount: Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance, if not able to be covered by institution (up to $400/month). The program does not cover employment taxes, compensate for retirement savings, or adjust the stipend for cost-of-living differences.

Non-residential fellows (Global, Federal, State or Community) may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional, in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20% of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.

Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The program provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The Fellowship is open to professionals in all disciplines and at all career stages.

If you are interested in becoming a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and have questions, the Fellowship Program is holding information sessions via phone on various dates between now and April 2021. The schedule is as follows (in EDT):

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12–1 PM
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12–1 PM

Eligibility: Fellows are selected each year through a national competition based on their commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in impacting policy. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings, spanning career stages from newly minted PhDs to senior professors and community leaders. The program is open to U.S. citizens at all career stages. The program seeks to achieve racial, ethnic, gender, and discipline diversity; applicants from groups that historically have been underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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**American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Clinical Research Grants

Organization: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 4/16/2021

Description: A key mission of the Academy is to promote excellence in research for the benefit of persons with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities. One way in which the Academy promotes research is through the annual Research Grants.

The AACPDM has partnered with the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to fund multiple grants, up to $25,000 USD each! Areas of research should focus on topics related to cerebral palsy.

Research grant funding supports high-quality, clinical research projects/programs. The award may be used to fund planning for a project or to complete a small research project of high impact in any area relevant to the AACPDM’s mission.

Eligibility: The successful applicant will have a solid track record in childhood-onset disability research.

The Principal Investigator on the grant must be an AACPDM member in good standing. Only one grant application per member will be considered in a given budget year.

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**Muscular Dystrophy Association Idea Awards

Organization: Muscular Dystrophy Association 

Award amount: $25,000 for one year of support.

Deadline: 4/16/2021

Description: A great idea can come from anywhere or anyone at any time! With this in mind, the MDA is requesting brief applications for the MDA Idea Award Program which will seek bold, innovative research ideas that can have an impact in the field of neuromuscular disease. The idea should be supported by a strong scientific premise and include a feasible experimental plan. 

Funds can only be used for supplies and reagents.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for the MDA Idea Award, an applicant must: 

  • Hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree (i.e. D.O.); 
  • Be a professional or faculty member (Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor) at an appropriate educational, medical or research institution; 
  • Be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within his or her own laboratory; 
  • Assume both administrative and financial responsibility for the grant; and 
  • Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project. 

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**Cystinosis Research Foundation Research & Fellowship Grants

Organization: Cystinosis Research Foundation

Award amount: Varies. The CRF has $2.5 million available for research and fellowship grants. The number of awards and their value will depend on the number of outstanding proposals and the funds available at the time.

Deadline: 4/19/2021

Description: The mission of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is to support bench, clinical and translational cystinosis research to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis. Global calls for grant applications are made in the spring and autumn of each year.

The Cystinosis Research Foundation works closely with the CRF Scientific Review Board (SRB) comprised of leading experts in the field of cystinosis who determine the scientific validity and merit of the grant proposals based on the NIH scale of standards. The SRB advises the Cystinosis Research Foundation on the scientific merit of each proposal.

The ultimate goal of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis.  Research and fellowship applications must take into consideration the mission and goals of the foundation in order to be considered. Global calls for grant applications will be made twice each year. Research and fellowship grants are awarded for 1-2 years.  Currently, the Cystinosis Research Foundation has $2.5 million available for research and fellowship grants. The number of awards and their value will depend on the number of outstanding proposals and the funds available at the time.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunities for specific eligibility criteria.

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**University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program

Organization: University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute / Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) 

Award amount: $600,000

Deadline: LOI due 4/23/2021

Description: The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute.

The 2021 ADDF-Harrington Scholar RFP places high priority on targets related to emerging therapeutic areas for dementia, particularly:

  • Epigenetics (including nucleosome dynamics, chromatin remodeling, DNA methylation, histone modifications [methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitylation, sumoylation], bromodomain protein modulators, isocitrate dehydrogenase modulators)
  • Proteostasis (including autophagy, lysosomal biogenesis, proteasomal degradation, post-translational modification associated with proteostasis, protein folding/misfolding, ER stress, extracellular clearance)

Eligibility: 

  • Academic investigators at accredited medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom only are eligible to apply.
  • Lead investigator must have an MD, a PhD, or equivalent.
  • Proposals should show potential to advance discovery into meaningful therapeutics to treat, prevent, or slow Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
  • Team should possess intellectual property (IP) or have potential for novel IP that has not yet been licensed to a for-profit entity.
  • Researchers working on drug development programs that are relevant to but not presently focused on the Alzheimer’s field are encouraged to apply.

Link to complete RFP

Alternatives Research & Development Foundation Annual Open Grants

Organization: Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

Award amount: Up to $40,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: ARDF’s Annual Open grant program was established to fund research projects that develop alternative methods to advance science and replace or reduce animal use. Proposals are welcome from any nonprofit educational or research institution worldwide, although there is a preference for U.S. applications in order to more quickly advance alternatives here.

Expert reviewers evaluate proposals based on scientific merit and feasibility, and the potential to reduce or replace the use of animals in the near future. Proposals are considered in fields of research, testing, or education. The maximum grant is $40,000, with an average 21.5% funding rate from 2015 to 2020.

Since 1993, ARDF has provided over $3.75 million in funds for projects in 29 states and 5 countries.

Scientific reviews are conducted under the guidance of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Eligibility: 

  • Non-profit, educational, and/or research institutions
  • May not use intact, non-human vertebrate or invertebrate animals
  • Research, testing, and education fields
  • Preference for proposals that:
    • Are from U.S. institutions or organizations
    • Utilize in silico and in vitro methods with human cells or tissues
    • Use pathway-based approaches as exemplified by the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and A Strategy

Link to complete RFP

International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Student Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science

Organization: International Foundation for Ethical Research

Award amount: up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education.

Our fellowships provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year. The fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and availability of funds.

Fellowships are awarded to those candidates enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences whose proposals show the greatest potential to reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be beginning or beyond their 2nd year of graduate school as of September 2021.

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**Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants

Organization: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Richard S. Materson Education Research Fund (ERF) of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants. Each Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grant is for $10,000 to be used as seed money for research. Application deadline is May 1.

About the Award

  • Award is a short-term seed grant for research in topics related to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Award will be presented during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for grant include any resident in an ACGME- or OPTI-accredited residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation or a physiatrist within five years of completion of an accredited residency or fellowship training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Applicants and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and/or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

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**Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant

Organization: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: 

  • The Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant is funded by interest on an endowment provided by PASSOR, along with new donor gifts.
  • Award will be presented at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
  • Information about the grant recipient and his/her/their paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATE Newsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.
  • Award is a grant for research or education on a topic related to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • The project should focus on medical rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Special consideration will be given to applications focused on outcomes research.

Eligibility: Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

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**Sigma Global Nursing Research Grant

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Sigma Global Nursing Research Grant encourages nurses to focus on responding to health disparities globally.

Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, cross-country (at least two countries) collaboration between research teams, and the applicant’s research budget. Annual funding for this grant is provided by the Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s Patricia E. Thompson Global Research Fund donors. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Eligibility: 

  • The project should be conducted by a cross-country (at least two countries) research team and focus on responding to health disparities globally. 
  • The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent).
  • Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by deadline (no extensions).
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent).
  • Complete project within eighteen (18) months of funding.
  • Submit a final report and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.

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**Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Harvey Prize in Science & Technology and Human Health

Organization: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as a stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment.

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.

Harvey Prize winners are selected by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field through a rigorous selection process. The Harvey Prize Council, comprised of the President of the Technion, one Vice-President, Dean of the Graduate School, two representatives of both the Israel National Academy of Science and the Technion Senate, reviews all nominations. The Council then makes recommendations, which are scrutinized by professional evaluation committees in the respective fields, and then to the Technion Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees and Prizes. Once the Harvey family and the American Technion Society (ATS) have been formally notified of the choice of finalists, the President of the Technion informs the awardees of their impending honor.

Laureates are requested to come to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to receive their awards. While in Israel, recipients give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians, and leaders at Technion and other universities. Material from these lectures is published in a continuing library, the Harvey Prize Papers.

In 2021, we will be awarding one prize in Science and Technology; one prize in Human Health

Eligibility: See the prize conditions for eligibility criteria.

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**The World Food Prize Foundation Annual Prize

Organization: The World Food Prize Foundation

Award amount: $250,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging and storage; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis and implementation; and public advocacy.

Eligibility: See the nomination procedure for eligibility criteria. 

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**American College of Rheumatology Clinician Scholar Educator Award

Organization: American College of Rheumatology

Award amount: Up to $60,000 per year for 3 years 

Deadline: 5/3/2021

Description: The purpose of the Clinician Scholar Educator Award is to develop and support educators who are dedicated to providing a high-quality clinical educational experience to future rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. Through this award, scholars should demonstrate their goal of developing a career in education and training with the aim of enhancing education in the musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases.

Eligibility: Applicant must meet citizenship and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Applicants must be an ACR or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award.

Applicant must be able to devote at least 25 percent full-time effort (including this project and other educational endeavors) to educational and scholarly activity for the duration of the award. Note: this time is independent of any program administrative time for teaching faculty, Assistant Program Directors or Program Directors.

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**Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Award amount: $10,000-$50,000

Deadline: 5/7/2021

Description: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation invites applications for basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms, as well as projects that are translational, clinical/outcome, early detection, imaging, and SAH/SAH complications focused. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific, translational, and clinical brain aneurysm research will be considered.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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Moore Foundation Diagnostics Excellence Initiative

Organization: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

Award amount:$250,000 to $500,000 for work done over 18 months

Deadline: 5/10/2021

Description: Our work to improve diagnostic performance will focus on three clinical categories – acute vascular events, infections and cancers. We chose these health conditions as they are responsible for a disproportionate share of serious harm and preventable death because of sub-optimal diagnosis. These conditions are a starting point, and we hope that in the coming years other conditions and categories of diseases will benefit from the work we and our grantees do in this field.

Our primary strategy is to strengthen accountability for diagnostic excellence by helping to develop and validate new measures for diagnostic performance. We start with this infrastructure because our health care systems are unable to systemically measure diagnostic performance in real time, which limits the ability to quantify performance and guide improvements. As the adage goes, “you can’t improve what you can’t measure.”

In addition, we will look at opportunities to support growth and capacity of the field – preparing leaders dedicated to working on the issue of diagnostic excellence. And, we will assess the potential for new technologies to improve diagnostic performance, working to both minimize barriers for innovation and advocate for the safe and responsible deployment of these technologies. 

The Moore Foundation is seeking measures that can eventually be developed into fully specified performance indicators that:

  1. address a performance improvement opportunity and fill a measurement gap;
  2. align with evidence (e.g., from the medical literature, clinical practice guidelines, or expert consensus);
  3. focus on outcomes (although process measures may be considered if they are particularly innovative and link to patient outcomes);
  4. are likely to be feasible—that is, the information can be easily and reliably retrieved or designed into commonly available data sources (such as the electronic health records or administrative claims) without imposing excessive burden on clinicians or patients;
  5. are likely to be high-value, that is, the challenges associated with developing or implementing the measure are outweighed by the potential benefits once implemented; and,
  6. rely on a data source (or sources) appropriate for pilot testing and accessible by the grantee for this purpose. The grantee need not be constrained to an existing data source if they have alternative methods or ideas for generating data, although their method must eventually be usable by others.

To optimize the likelihood of measure success, grantees are expected to seek input from multiple perspectives, including patients, working alongside technical experts as they develop and implement their measures. This can be satisfied with the formation of an advisory panel, or a series of panels, or ad hoc groups designed to focus on operationalizing a measure that meets its intended goals. The purpose of this requirement is to assure that the measure as imagined aligns with the measure as developed and implemented, and to assess the benefit and risks of implementation from multiple perspectives, including the patient, clinician, health care team, risk management, hospital organization, broader health care delivery system and the technical team comprised of informatics experts, data analysts, and others as needed. We will refer to this group(s) as the technical expert panel (TEP).

Eligibility: See the opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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

Organization: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: LOI due 5/11/2021

Description: The Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) portfolio supports research to improve the understanding of traumatic spinal cord injury and develop new approaches to alleviate the dysfunction and complications that follow.  The scope of this portfolio is broad, encompassing mechanistic, preclinical modeling, translational and/or clinical research.

The Neilsen Foundation funds projects that are designed to improve and advance current treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injury. This portfolio emphasizes SCI (vs. spinal cord disease or related disorders) and is intended to fill gaps in the field and to further develop new strategies to restore function resulting from SCI. The Neilsen Foundation does not intend to provide continuous funding to individual labs but to fund novel research throughout the translational spectrum. 

SCIRTS Grants support research projects that include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 

  • Mechanistic Research, including the development of novel strategies aimed at:  Neuroprotection and/or elucidation of the pathological mechanisms that occur after SCI;  Pathophysiology of the injured spinal cord;  Promotion of neuronal survival, axonal regeneration, synaptogenesis, myelination, and functional connectivity after SCI;  Transplantation strategies for SCI recovery;  Pharmacological therapies to improve function after SCI;  Bioengineering solutions to improve function in persons with SCI; and  Chronic SCI treatment and issues related to aging with SCI.
  • Preclinical, Translational Research that will enable future clinical trials, such as:  The effects of SCI and novel interventions on sensory and motor function;  Use of preclinical models of SCI to develop interventions to alleviate complications of SCI including bowel, bladder, sexual and other autonomic dysfunctions, respiratory dysfunction, neuropathic pain, pressure sores, osteoporosis and the effects of aging with SCI; and  Trial-enabling studies, e.g., to confirm the mechanism of action for novel therapeutics, dosing, toxicity, etc.
  • Clinical Research, such as:  Studies to establish the natural history and progression of functional outcomes over time after SCI;  Efforts to develop and validate outcome measures needed to facilitate definitive clinical trials in SCI populations; and  Testing of innovative rehabilitation strategies and devices in persons with SCI.

NOTE: Early phase clinical trials of novel investigational drug or cell/biologic interventions under regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are limited to the Senior Grant category. Postdoctoral fellows may participate in an approved trial supported by the Mentor’s other funding. 

This Application Guide is intended specifically for the following grant funding categories:  

  • SCIRTS Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • SCIRTS Pilot Research Grants
  • SCIRTS Senior Research Grants

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent terminal professional degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DVM). Non-fellowship applicants must demonstrate appropriate experience to serve as an independent Principal Investigator (PI). The Neilsen Foundation encourages submissions from eligible PIs who represent a wide range of disciplines; however, it is required that relevant SCI expertise is represented on the proposed research project team.

See specific funding area for additional eligibility criteria.

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**NLN Foundation Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

Organization: National League for Nursing

Award amount: Up to $8,000

Deadline: 5/21/2021

Description: NLN is proud to be the first member organization providing scholarships specifically to nurse educators.The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships of up to $8,000 each year to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community. 

These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to advance their career as a full-time nurse educator. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN Foundation wants to encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must also be NLN members either through individual dues or through their employer schools’ NLN membership.

Link to complete RFP

Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Grants

Organization: Glaucoma Research Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 for one year

Application opens: Annually June 1

Deadline: Preliminary proposals due annually by July 15

Description: For more than 40 years, Glaucoma Research Foundation has been the premiere organization in glaucoma research funding. We support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on our strategic research goals.

Strategic Research Goals

  • Protect and restore the optic nerve
  • Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress
  • Find the genes responsible for glaucoma
  • Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments
  • Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data

Core Values

  • Involve people with glaucoma in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Encourage collaboration among experts in many fields of study to achieve GRF goals.
  • Communicate research goals and results to the scientific community and the public.
  • Ensure that new glaucoma treatments maintain or improve individuals’ quality of life.
  • Encourage innovative clinical trial studies and laboratory research.
  • Develop cell and animal models of glaucoma to support research studies.
  • Facilitate and support the development of physician-scientists to advance glaucoma research.

Eligibility: Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged.

Restrictions

  • Equipment exceeding $12,000; waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis
  • Salaries for principal investigators and co-investigators
  • Projects with overt commercial applications
  • General lab supplies used for daily purposes such as swabs, gloves, etc.
  • Indirect costs, including overhead

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Acromegaly Research Grant

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on:

  • Morbidity and mortality in Growth Hormone Excess
  • Novel strategies including Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes to evaluate and treat Growth Hormone Excess
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of Growth Hormone Excess
  • Pathophysiology of Growth Hormone Excess

Eligibility: 

  • The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in the United States.
  • Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups.
  • The applicant (PI) must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work.
  • Applicant must be affiliated with a host institution

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Pfizer 2021 Growth Hormone Research Grant

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Research projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will advance the medical knowledge of short stature.

Projects submitted may include:

  • Diagnostics, early treatment, new treatment paradigms
  • Clinical outcomes, quality of life, and patient reported outcomes
  • Medication adherence research
  • Translational or clinical research

Eligibility: 

  •  The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in the United States.
  • Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups.
  • The applicant (PI) must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work.
  • Applicant must be affiliated with a host institution

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**American Musical Therapy Association Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award

Organization: American Musical Therapy Association

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: 6/4/2021

Description: The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.

The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments. The fund supports clinical research and health services research within the field of music therapy.

  • Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice in the field.
  • Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.

Eligibility: The project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

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RWJF Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Up to $500,000

Deadline: 6/9/2021

Description: Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems.

Achieving racial equity and health equity in American communities requires effective solutions to the wrong-pocket problem, a fundamental problem that confronts many attempts at meaningful cross-sector collaboration. Such solutions must allow collaborating organizations to equitably share in the costs and the benefits of multisector collaborative initiatives, and to share in the power and influence that govern these initiatives.

This call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI), providing a preliminary title, a brief description of the proposed research, and a listing of the participating investigators and institutions. This LOI is not binding and not required, but it ensures that the program office is able to recruit reviewers with appropriate subject matter expertise to review your application thoroughly. The LOI should be submitted via email to systemsforaction@ucdenver.edu by 3 p.m. ET on April 30, 2021. A template for the LOI is available at the RWJF online system. 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation from applicant organizations. 
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. 
  • Multi-organizational consortia are encouraged to apply as long as a single eligible organization is designated as the primary applicant responsible for maintaining consortium agreements with other participating organizations. The primary applicant organization must have a demonstrated history of successfully managing funds awarded by foundation or government sources.
  • We welcome applications from organizations whose staff on the project includes people of all personal and professional backgrounds. We especially encourage applications that include:
    • Individuals having backgrounds and life experiences that are underrepresented on research teams.
    • Individuals and institutions who are new to RWJF and have not received funding previously.
    • Individuals from disciplines outside of the health professions and medical sciences, including but not limited to: architecture; business; communications; computer science; criminal justice; design; economics; education; engineering; finance; geography; law; political science; psychology; public administration; public policy; social work; sociology; transportation; urban and regional planning.
    • Individuals from nonacademic settings including government agencies, professional associations, and community-based organizations.
    • Interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research teams that include individuals with both scientific expertise and operational experience.  

Because S4A is a research program, all applicants should make sure that their team includes individuals with relevant expertise in scientific research design, data analysis methodologies, and scientific publication.

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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Sciences

Organization: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Award amount: $171,000 over three years. A dependent child allowance is available.

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

The Whitney Fellowship is for a period of three years, contingent on performance satisfactory to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. One and two-year fellowships are not considered.

Eligibility: 

  • Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (June 15, 2021), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.
  • Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.
  • Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will not be considered. The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only. Clinical house-staff training does not count as “postdoctoral laboratory training.”
  • The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable.
  • Since the number of available fellowships is limited, the Foundation does not make more than one award per year for training with a given supervisor. It also does not support more than two fellows per laboratory at one time.
  • The SAC will review no more than one application from a laboratory during each annual cycle. We will accept applications from different laboratories/supervisors at the same institution. Should we receive more than one, the Chair of the SAC will decide which of the applications appears most competitive and decline the other(s) administratively. We urge the heads of laboratories to make this choice for us, if at all possible.
  • The Foundation expects that fellowship training will be obtained in an academic setting. The selection of a commercial or industrial laboratory for the training experience is not acceptable.

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Bristol Myers Squibb and National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP)

Organization: Bristol Myers Squibb & National Medical Fellowships

Award amount: $120K/year for 2 years; requires at least 40% of the Scholar’s time (Note: Awards will be given to organizations, not to individuals.)

Deadline: LOIs should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon review, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application by July 2, 2021.

Description: In partnership, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships have created the Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP) aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials. 

The goal of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP) is to increase diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ultimately enhance the development of therapeutics for all populations. The program will collaborate with communities to facilitate an approach to clinical and translational research that is community-informed, designed and conducted. It will provide the sponsorship, support and tools that emerging investigators need to conduct clinical trials that will yield the development of new treatments that are effective in all populations.

The BMSF DCTCDP is a 2-year program designed to support the career development of early-stage investigator (as defined by NIH) physicians underrepresented in medicine, or, physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, to become independent clinical trial investigators who are engaged in advancing health equity through their research and mentoring. The DCTCDP offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to increasing diversity in clinical trials through workforce development and clinical trial site development in underserved communities where underrepresented patients receive care. Additionally, the program will assist program investigators in building capacity and standing up new clinical trials sites in communities with diverse and heavily burdened patient populations. 

Eligibility: 

  • Eligible candidates will reflect the National Science Foundation (NSF) definition of underrepresented populations in the US Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Enterprise:
    • African Americans or Blacks
    • Hispanics or Latinos
    • American Indians or Alaska Natives
    • Native Hawaiians
    • Other Pacific Islanders
  • OR have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diverse patient participation in clinical trials.
  • Eligible candidates will be US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security.  
  • Eligible candidates will hold the degree of MD, MD/PhD, DO or DO/PhD 
  • Early Stage Investigator (ESI): As defined by NIH, a new investigator who has completed their terminal research degree or medical residency—whichever date is later—within the past 10 years and has not yet competed successfully for a substantial, competing NIH research grant.

Link to complete RFP

Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Grants

Organization: Glaucoma Research Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 for one year

Application opens: Annually June 1

Deadline: Preliminary proposals due annually by July 15

Description: For more than 40 years, Glaucoma Research Foundation has been the premiere organization in glaucoma research funding. We support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on our strategic research goals.

Strategic Research Goals

  • Protect and restore the optic nerve
  • Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress
  • Find the genes responsible for glaucoma
  • Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments
  • Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data

Core Values

  • Involve people with glaucoma in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Encourage collaboration among experts in many fields of study to achieve GRF goals.
  • Communicate research goals and results to the scientific community and the public.
  • Ensure that new glaucoma treatments maintain or improve individuals’ quality of life.
  • Encourage innovative clinical trial studies and laboratory research.
  • Develop cell and animal models of glaucoma to support research studies.
  • Facilitate and support the development of physician-scientists to advance glaucoma research.

Eligibility: Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged.

Restrictions

  • Equipment exceeding $12,000; waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis
  • Salaries for principal investigators and co-investigators
  • Projects with overt commercial applications
  • General lab supplies used for daily purposes such as swabs, gloves, etc.
  • Indirect costs, including overhead

Link to complete RFP

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Diagnostics Accelerator: Digital Biomarkers

Organization: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Award amount: $250,000-$500,000

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Diagnostics Accelerator is a partnership of funders dedicated to accelerating the development of affordable and accessible biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other related dementias. The Diagnostics Accelerator supports research and development through translational research awards and access to consulting support from industry experts. The current RFP is soliciting projects to develop and validate digital biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Digital biomarkers are defined as objective, quantifiable physiological and behavioral data that are collected, measured and analyzed by means of digital devices such as portables, wearables, or ambient sensors. Digital biomarkers range from computerized or app-based versions of traditional neurocognitive tests to novel technology platforms that combine multiple complex data sources into a phenotypic signature.

Proposals addressing a range of potential clinical uses are of interest, especially technologies for early assessment and those aiding in diagnosis and monitoring treatment response or rate of disease progression. Creative approaches to leverage new and existing software and hardware are encouraged. Importantly, the use of the digital technology should be driven by 1) an unmet patient or scientific need for a better assessment and/or 2) providing a more cost-effective, efficient, and less burdensome approach to diagnosis and monitoring in clinical practice and clinical trials.

Eligibility: Funding is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide at: Academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits. Industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. See the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Foundation Grants Program

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: APF is seeking to seed innovation through supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with our mission of enhancing psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. We offer grants for early career funding and seed grants for research and for targeted programs.

Eligibility: See specific grant opportunities for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

Amgen Independent Medical Education Funding

Organization: Amgen

Award amount: Undisclosed 

Deadline: Varies

Description: As part of Amgen’s mission to further the advancement of medicine and healthcare, Amgen supports Independent Medical Education (“IME”). IME is professional education given by accredited medical education providers who design and implement programs totally independent of any Amgen influence, as defined by standards such as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (“ACCME”) guidelines, the FDA’s Guidance: Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities, and the PhRMA Code.

Amgen supports IME that address:

  • Education of health care providers including trainees, allied health professionals and payers
  • Advancing the understanding of the disease state
  • Improving health care providers’ understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, and co-morbidities
  • Quality, reimbursement, access to care
  • Innovative and biosimilar drug development

See the complete funding opportunity to review Amgen’s disease states and areas of interest.

Eligibility: Must be provided by a United States based accredited provider (e.g. ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) or other organizations authorized by state law to award continuing medical education credits.

Amgen will not provide IME funding for individuals, requests for payments to individuals, fellowships, overhead expenses, general operating expenses, entertainment expenses, awards and travel awards, cost of travel or other personal expenses on non-faculty individuals attending IME, or meals.

See the funding opportunity for complete eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

Angelman Syndrome Foundation General Research Grants

Organization: Angelman Syndrome Foundation

Award amount: One- or two-year grants are awarded for various amounts up to $100,000 per year.

Deadline: Rolling. Submission deadlines occur biannually on Apr 15 and Oct 15.

Description: The mission of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families and other concerned parties. We exist to give all of them a reason to smile, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

The ASF Scientific Advisory Committee identified the following areas of unmet need in AS research. Priority will be given to the following topics: 

  • Projects studying or correcting the heterozygous effect of non-UBE3A genes in deletion.  
  • Projects studying the potential results of increasing UBE3A after therapies or for some subtypes of AS.
  • Projects studying delivery of therapies and potential for improvement.
  • Symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families.

Proposals that do not address these topics are still welcome and will be given full consideration.

Eligibility: Undisclosed

Link to complete RFP

Arnold Ventures Complex Care Research Agenda

Organization: Arnold Ventures

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Arnold Ventures seeks to address some of the most pressing policy challenges facing our country. Our work within the health care sector is driven by a belief that our current system costs too much and struggles to adequately care for people with one condition, let alone a complex array of conditions. There is no population for whom this is truer than those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Dual-eligible individuals account for a disproportionate share of Medicare and Medicaid spending, yet the outcomes we get for these dollars are poor. They are more likely to have inpatient stays, visit emergency rooms, and use nursing homes than their Medicare-only counterparts. That is why in July 2019, we launched a new effort centered around funding research, technical assistance, and policy solutions aimed at improving the systems that deliver care to this vulnerable population. Our work aims to accomplish three policy objectives: (1) increase integration between Medicare and Medicaid through existing or new models, as necessary; (2) increase enrollment in integrated coverage options; and (3) ensure that dual eligible individuals get services that lead to better patient experiences, higher quality of care, and reduced health care costs.

Eligibility: See the Arnold Ventures’ website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

**AstraZeneca External Funding

Organization: AstraZeneca

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: AstraZeneca supports the following funding:

  • Educational Sponsorship/Grants
    •  Educational Sponsorships or Grants that are independent or accredited which focus on education activities and initiatives, such as HCP/scientist and patient education, general support of medical or Scientific. See the Educational Areas of Interest.
  • Sponsorship/Collaborations
    • Sponsorships or Collaborations to advance science and health through genuine medical, science, where AstraZeneca has involvement or receives benefit/recognition,
  • Fellowships
    • Programmes conducted at host institutions and designed to provide training (i.e., training necessary to obtain a degree or license) or advanced education to HCPs or scientists in a particular specialty, Therapeutic area or field of research.
  • Corporate Memberships
    • AZ opt to become a corporate member of a non political medical association or society. AZ will pay a fee to the organization and get access to some of the organizations materials and/or invited to symposiums etc.
  • Community Investment/ Charitable Contributions
    • Community Investment funding includes financial and non-financial (in-kind) support given to registered charity and non-profit organisations for health and health initiatives, science education, fundraisers and disaster relief. It includes donations of medicines in response to public health needs related to national and international disasters and humanitarian crises or as part of free goods Patient Assistance Programmes.

Eligibility: See specific funding areas for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

**Bayer Medical Educational Grants

Organization: Bayer

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Bayer US invites educational programming proposals in the following areas: Radiology, Hematology/ Hemophilia, Neurology, Women’s Health, Cardiovascular and Renal, and Oncology.

As general guidelines for submission for grant requests, please note that Bayer US considers many factors including:

  • Promotes excellence in patient care
  • Meets ACCME guidelines related to content, venue, etc.
  • Conducive to an effective and efficient meeting format
  • Ability to educate the broadest healthcare professional and/or consumer target audience at appropriate and reasonable cost.

Eligibility: See the complete opportunity for guidelines, including items outside the scope of the Bayer US Grants.

Link to complete RFP

**Bayer Partnerships in Consumer Health

Organization: Bayer

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: Bayer Consumer Health is constantly looking for innovative ideas and solutions to improve its established line of products for the benefit of end consumers.

Innovation is a collaborative process, and we welcome contact from all around the world – entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, researchers and individuals with valuable ideas who are inventing new products, solutions, exploring new fields for the consumer and improving people’s lives. 

We are looking into several areas:

  • To improve existing products – new formulation, packaging, online service, medical devices etc.
  • New consumer health solutions – new products, services or apps

Areas of interest: 

  • Allergy 
  • Cough & cold
  • Dermatology 
  • Digestive health 
  • Nutritionals 
  • Pain & cardio

Eligibility: There are no career-level or citizenship eligibility requirements to partner with Bayer Global. 

Link to complete RFP

**Bayer Pharma Tech Scouting

Organization: Bayer

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: You have a technology to offer and are looking for a partner to assess, use and progress it? As an innovation leader in life sciences, collaboration is key to us, and we aim to be your partner of choice. Submit your technology or project and we will jointly explore opportunities for collaboration in drug discovery.

Bayer is constantly searching for new technologies pertaining to our indications 

  • Cardiovascular (including kidney and lung diseases) 
  • Oncology 
  • Gynecological therapies 
  • Hematology that enable us to identify and develop new drugs:
    • Biologics, Cell Lines, Biomarkers, Biospecimen, Disease Genomics, Formulations

Bayer provides expertise and technologies to help testing the respective hypothesis; this may lead to opportunities for further collaboration with Bayer.

Eligibility: There are no career-level or citizenship eligibility requirements to partner with Bayer Global. 

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Bayer Pharmaceuticals Investigator-Institution Initiated Research

Organization: Bayer

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., is interested in receiving and reviewing Investigator-Institution Initiated Research grant proposals related to research in the areas of: Dermatology, Radiology, Gynecologic Therapies, Hematology, Multiple Sclerosis, and Oncology . Applications for support are generally reviewed monthly. All documents and contracts must be approved and executed before the project start date, so please plan accordingly.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility requirements.

Link to complete RFP

Bayer Radiology Investigator Initiated Research

Organization: Bayer

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Bayer Healthcare is interested in receiving and reviewing Investigator-Institution Initiated Research grant proposals related to research in our therapeutic areas. Please review the information available through the links at the left for each IIR program. Applications for support are generally reviewed monthly. All documents and contracts must be approved and executed before the project start date so please plan accordingly.

Bayer Radiology Investigator Initiated Research program focuses on research in the following areas:

  • Contrast-enhanced MRI
  • Contrast delivery devices for CT and MRI
  • Informatics for Radiology practice management including radiation dose monitoring, contrast dose and patient protocols

Eligibility:

Link to complete RFP

BD United States External Funding Opportunities

Organization: BD

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.

BD accepts funding requests from qualified external organizations that align with our mission, values, therapeutic areas, and strategic objectives. BD participates in the following types of funding:

Charitable contributions: BD strategically partners with leading nonprofit organizations and foundations to invest in programs and initiatives that address unmet healthcare needs, improve healthcare access and strengthen the capacity of health systems to care for all patients, especially the most vulnerable.

Educational grants: Educational grants are considered for training institutions or conference sponsors to support bona fide education programs dedicated to promoting objective scientific and educational activities and discourse. BD does not support educational grant requests from or benefiting individual healthcare professionals.

Investigator sponsored studies: BD supports independent research to advance scientific and clinical knowledge related to our products, technologies, and therapies. Decisions to support ISS requests never take in to account the volume, nor value of actual or potential business generated by the requestor.

Commercial sponsorship: BD supports commercial sponsorships for events involving healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations, patients, or the public. BD may pay for booths and exhibits at third-party conferences to promote or demonstrate its products, as well as corporate memberships to industry organizations.

Eligibility: BD does not support educational grant requests from or benefiting individual healthcare professionals.

Link to complete RFP

Biogen Medical Education Grants Program

Organization: Biogen’s Grants Management & Strategic Giving Office

Award amount: Not Disclosed

Deadline: Requests reviewed quarterly. Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15, Nov 1.

Description: Through the program, grants will be awarded to qualified institutions or organizations in support of independent medical educational activities for healthcare professionals and researchers. Medical education may be accredited or non-accredited. Biogen considers requests across a variety of disease areas, including Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy.

Eligibility: For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Biogen website.

Link to complete RFP

Boston Scientific Investigator Sponsored Research

Organization: Boston Scientific

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Boston Scientific Investigator Sponsored Research program provides support for researchers to conduct investigator sponsored original research that is of interest to Boston Scientific and the medical community. The program allows researchers, academic and community physicians and researchers to:

  • Participate in expanding clinical and scientific knowledge in their specific areas of expertise.
  • Improve the understanding of Boston Scientific products or applied biomedical research 
  • Gather and analyze data for publication

Studies Generally Supported by Boston Scientific

  • Investigator-sponsored human subject and non-human subject studies involving populations benefiting from Boston Scientific products.
  • Studies with expected completion and publication dates within one to two years from initiation are preferred.
  • Research in specific areas of interest to Boston Scientific divisions

Current research interests:

  • Interventional Cardiology/Structural Heart 
  • Rhythm & Electrophysiology, incl. Cardiac Rhythm Management 
  • Urology and Pelvic Health 
  • Peripheral Interventions 
  • Endoscopy/Airway 
  • Neuromodulation 

A sponsor-investigator is a single individual or institution/foundation etc. (where permitted) that is responsible for fulfilling the obligations of both a study sponsor and an investigator.

The sponsor’s role is not related to financial support, which is provided by a funding agency.

Roles and responsibilities in the ISR Program:

  • Funding Agency, Boston Scientific: Provides financial support/product for the study according to a defined Research Contract, which outlines milestones and specific deliverables 
  • Sponsor, Physician/Institution: Oversees the conduct of the study, including document management, data management, data analysis, publication, FDA reporting, etc.
  • Investigator, Physician: Conducts the day-to-day research according to a defined protocol and per specified procedures

Eligibility: See the funding opportunities for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Bristol Myers Squibb Areas of Interest & Competitive Research Grants

Organization: Bristol Myers Squibb

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Bristol Myers Squibb seeks Independent Research applications across all therapeutic areas. Our Areas of Interest outline additional criteria to help guide the scientific community. All concept applications submitted that best align with our interests will be considered and evaluated. Concepts may be submitted outside of the posted AOIs, but the threshold for approval may be relatively high.

Our Competitive Research Grant process defines specific criteria that must be met for your application to be considered. The window for submission will close at a pre­-defined time point.  Concept applications that best align with our posted requirements will be considered, evaluated and compared against all other submissions during the open period prior to final determination of award.

Therapeutic Area and/or Asset AOIs Posted on BMS.com Pre-Concept Submission Period
Start Date End Date
Oncology Feb 15, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

Eligibility: Visit the Bristol Myers Squibb RFP web page for eligibility requirements. 

Link to complete RFP

Genentech Fellowships Support

Organization: Genentech

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling. Requests must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the project/program start date.

Description: Genentech is committed to supporting programs that help grow and strengthen the diversity of the healthcare and biomedical research workforce, in order to ensure that all patients, including those from communities of color and other underrepresented groups, can receive relevant treatments and high quality care.

Fellowships are for grants to independent professional organizations, independent charitable organizations, or other eligible institutions, where the funds are used to support advanced study by clinical and research professionals at an accredited university or teaching institution. To reflect Genentech’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, we prioritize requests that support the career development, persistence and retention of students and professionals who are members of gender, racial and/or ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in academic medicine and biomedical research.

Genentech/Roche will consider funding requests in the following disease states:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Hemophilia
  • HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pan-Tumor
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Other

Eligibility: The fellowship program must be accredited, or in the case of retina-related fellowships, the program is a 2-year post-residency program. Operating expenses must be directly and exclusively dedicated to the activity for which the requestor is applying

In order to be eligible for this type of funding, the funding must not be used for:

  • The purpose of developing clinical practice guidelines, e.g., statements that include recommendations intended to help practitioners make appropriate health care decisions for specific clinical conditions
  • Religious purpose
  • Promotion of a Genentech or Roche product or to influence formulary decisions
  • Capital campaigns/building funds
  • Indirect costs cannot exceed more than 25% of the charitable grant amount
  • Fellowships that are based outside of the United States

Link to complete RFP

Genentech Scientific Project Support

Organization: Genentech

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Genentech is committed to the pursuit of groundbreaking science to discover and develop breakthrough medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We envision a world where all individuals can experience their full potential for health and wellbeing, and a future of science and healthcare that is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Scientific Project Support provides funding for general research, translational research, other research or development projects, and/or other initiatives of research organizations, labs, and academic institutions. As part of our company-wide commitment to ensuring a healthier future for all patients, we prioritize projects that build a more fair and just healthcare system in the following areas:

  • Inclusive research: Reducing barriers to participation in clinical trials so healthcare solutions are designed for all patients
  • Equity in care: Ensuring all patients have access to high quality care
  • Future life sciences workforce: Create sustainable pathways into the life sciences for underrepresented groups, particularly low-income students of color

Operating expenses must be directly and exclusively dedicated to the activity for which the requestor is applying.

Genentech/Roche will consider funding requests in the following disease states:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Hemophilia
  • HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pan-Tumor
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Other

Eligibility: Research collaborations, clinical trials, and associated correlative research involving or undertaken in relation to Genentech or Roche products (whether investigational and/or approved for other uses) are excluded from this type of support. For information regarding these types of programs, please refer to our pipeline.

In order to be eligible for this type of funding, the funding must not be used for:

  • The purpose of developing clinical practice guidelines, e.g., statements that include recommendations intended to help practitioners make appropriate health care decisions for specific clinical conditions.
  • Religious purposes
  • Capital campaigns/building funds
  • Research projects that are based outside of the United States

Indirect costs cannot exceed more than 25% of the charitable grant amount.

The scientific project must not have commenced prior to the approval for funding.

Researchers assigned to the research project must be qualified (e.g., not subject to medical license suspension or revocation, not debarred or disqualified by a federal or state agency).

Link to complete RFP

Gilead Patient Community Support and Medical & Scientific Support

Organization: Gilead

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Gilead welcomes funding requests for innovative, high-impact projects that relate to at least one of five core therapeutic areas:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Liver diseases
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Inflammatory and respiratory diseases

We consider a number of factors when reviewing grants, but it is most important for applications to demonstrate a strong commitment to — and capacity for — delivering the specific services your funded grant would support. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.

Patient Community Support: Lack of awareness is often a significant barrier to disease screening and treatment — especially among at-risk populations — leading to acute disparities in care. Gilead supports patients and their communities by funding a variety of awareness-raising projects. 

Examples of Patient Community Support projects Gilead has funded include:

  • Events or resources to educate patients about prevention and care options, such as:
  • Presentations
  • Web-based resources
  • Printed materials
  • Testing and screening initiatives

Medical & Scientific Support: Ongoing education is essential to ensuring that healthcare professionals can continue to deliver the best possible care based on the latest advances in medicine. Gilead supports high-impact, continuing medical education programs that expand the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals.

Gilead has funded a range of Medical and Scientific Support projects, including:

  • Continuing medical education (CME) accredited by ACCME or another relevant organization
  • Non-accredited CME in compliance with FDA guidelines
  • Scientific conferences
  • Lecture series or symposia

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Eli Lilly and Company Healthcare Professional Education, Patient Advocacy and Consumer Education Grants Program

Organization: Eli Lilly and Company

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling

Description: As a commitment to improving patient care and providing valuable information to the medical and  broader healthcare community, Lilly will accept the following grant requests:

  • Healthcare professional education (priority will be given to accredited programs)
  • Patient advocacy and Consumer education programs (e.g., disease-state education and awareness, screenings, etc.)

Funding may be requested in the form of support for an educational program, scientific awards, select fellowships, or charitable contributions. Lilly does not provide unrestricted grants or grants to individuals or group practices.

The focus of the Lilly Grant Office (LGO) will be on healthcare-related CME/CE programs as well as  patient education and advocacy in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Autoimmune
  • Endocrine
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuroscience – Migraine and Headache Disorders
  • Oncology
  • Chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

Eligibility: Applicants must first register with organizational information, then proceed to supply the required information for the specific opportunity.  

Link to complete RFP

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Grant Program

Organization: Janssen Biotech, Inc., Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC 

Award amount: Varies 

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: 

Janssen Biotech, Inc.

At Janssen Biotech, we harness innovations in large-molecule and small-molecule compounds to create important new therapeutic options. Beyond innovative medicines, we are also committed to programs that ensure healthcare providers, caregivers, patients and advocates have access to the latest treatment information and support services.

Educational grants and fellowships are provided for specific educational purposes that benefit healthcare professionals and patients in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Immunology
    • Gastroenterology: IBD- Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    • Dermatology: Psoriasis
    • Rheumatology: Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Oncology
    • Solid Tumors: Prostate, Bladder, and Non-small Cell lung Cancers
    • Hematologic Malignancies
    • B-Cell Malignancies
    • Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy

Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP

Janssen Therapeutics strives to be a leader in the field of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines by supporting relevant, innovative, and quality education that enhances the understanding of our areas of interest to fulfill our responsibility to healthcare providers and people who use our products and services.

Educational grants and fellowships are provided for specific educational purposes that benefit patients and healthcare professionals in the following areas:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Vaccines

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC is committed to improving patient care in our disease states of interest through support of independent educational grants for activities targeting healthcare providers, fellows, and patients/caregivers.

Educational grants and fellowships are provided for specific educational purposes that benefit patients and healthcare professionals in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Cardiovascular
    • Obesity and the use of NOACs
    • Stroke prevention with NOACs
    • Dual pathway inhibition antithrombotic therapy to reduce major adverse events in patients with CAD and/or PAD
    • Identification and management of high risk medically ill patients of thromboprophylaxis during hospitalization and following discharge.
  • Metabolism
    • Cardiovascular, Heart Failure and Renal Management in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Moderate-to-Severe Renal Impairment
  • Neuroscience
    • Schizophrenia
    • Major Depressive Disorder (including Treatment Resistant Depression)

See the grants program webpage for therapeutic areas currently accepting applications. We are not accepting applications for general support of the following regularly scheduled activities: 

  • Professional Society annual meetings, special interest conferences, sponsored regional series, or other regularly scheduled Society- sponsored meetings
  • Single- or half-day regional update conferences Disease state-specific educational activities held in conjunction with these regularly scheduled meetings may be considered.

Eligibility: See the grants program website for specific eligibility requirements. 

Link to complete RFP

**Medtronic External Research Program

Organization: Medtronic

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Medtronic External Research Program (ERP) supports a global network of investigator-initiated research projects in the spirit of advancing medical and scientific knowledge. Focusing on the discovery, development and cultivation of cutting-edge therapies and diagnostics, the program fosters investigative research with the goal of improving the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.

Medtronic’s External Research Program (ERP) supports research involving the Company’s products. These studies are intended to add to the base of scientific knowledge expanding the practice of evidence-based medicine.

Studies that may be supported include:

  • Label studies consistent with business strategy and applicable legal, regulatory and internal policy requirements.
  • Studies of strategic importance to Medtronic. A list of such areas of interest is available upon request and is updated regularly.
  • Prospective and retrospective studies.
  • Studies having reasonable sample size and follow-up timelines.
  • Studies having budgets that are of fair market value.
  • Well-designed studies having an appropriate statistical plan.
  • Studies may be clinical or non-clinical (benchtop, algorithm, cadaver or animal studies).

If the request doesn’t have protocol, an individual investigator sponsor, and isn’t focused on a Medtronic product or procedure, please explore the Medtronic Grants and Donations program.

Eligibility: 

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**Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP)

Organization: Merck

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP)’s mission is to advance science and improve patient care by supporting, through the provision of drug/vaccine and/or total/partial funding, high-quality research that is initiated, designed, implemented and sponsored by external investigators. Results will be generated and properly disseminated in peer-reviewed publications.

MISP is open to all academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide who are interested in conducting their own research. This program consists of committees of medical and scientific staff from different therapeutic areas who meet regularly to review our company’s investigator study proposals. Support is provided based on the scientific merit of the proposal as well as whether it is in alignment with the published areas of interest. Information related to areas of interest and requirements for submission can be found by clicking on the appropriate link for your therapeutic area.

Submission of a proposal does not imply or guarantee approval. All proposals will be reviewed based on research merit criteria. Financial and/or product support is contingent upon full execution by both parties of the research agreement.

The current (2/23/21) areas supported are:

  • Cardiovascular
    • Heart Failure
  • Endocrinology
    • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Infectious Disease
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Bacterial Infections
    • Clostridium difficile
    • CMV
    • HIV
  • Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis
  • Neuroscience
    • Insomnia
    • Schizophrenia 
  • Oncology
  • Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy
  • Respiratory
    • Cough
  • SARS CoV-2/COVID-19 Treatment
  • Surgery
    • Anesthesia
  • Vaccines
    • Dengue
    • HPV
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella
    • Pediatric Hexavalent
    • Pneumococcus
    • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    • Rotavirus /  Vaccine Biology
    • Vaccine Confidence  
  • Women’s Health
    • Contraception
    • Fertility

Eligibility: See specific areas of interest for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Partnership for Clean Competition Research Grants Program

Organization: Partnership for Clean Competition

Award amount: No maximum, though the average funding amount is $225,000.

Deadline: Rolling. March 1, July 1 and November 1.

Description: Research and grant-making are the foundation of the PCC and are the focus of everyday business activity. PCC-supported research contributes to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play. With an emphasis on original work that focuses on improving existing analytical methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport, see the PCC website for current research priorities.

Eligibility: See the Partnership for Clean Competition’s website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP

Retirement Research Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) Foundation for Aging

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: Rolling. Next LOI due 3/15/2021.

Description: RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are:

  • Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research
  • Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies
  • Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them

Eligibility: Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are:

  • Proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the  adult population, ages 65 and older
  • Proposing a project that will have national relevance across the U.S. or regional relevance within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.

Please review the general grant exclusions before applying for a grant.

Link to complete RFP

Rising Tide Foundation Cancer Research

Organization: Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research

Award amount: varies

Deadline: LOIs ongoing

Description: Using a patient centered approach, Rising Tide Foundation Clinical Cancer Research supports research grants that enable patients to better understand their treatment options and to have a voice in trial design, thereby empowering them to be active agents in enhancing their quality of life.

Primary consideration in granting support is given to truly innovative, unique, patient-centered clinical research that has the potential to positively impact the lives of cancer patients at the earliest opportunity. RTFCCR provides funding for research that directly benefits patients and does not provide funding for basic research.

Focus Areas

  • Improved patient outcomes
    • Therapy optimization
    • Disease and treatment burden
    • Implementation research
    • Patient engagement
  • Science of prevention and detection
    • Improve detection of genetic and modular changes for monitoring of people at increased risk of cancer
    • Selected primary prevention strategy trials
    • Genetic, molecular and imaging technologies to noninvasively identify or monitor the presence or precursors on cancer
    • Better characterize aggressive cancers through the use of biomarkers or other technologies to personalize detection/monitoring

Eligibility: We provide funding for research that can directly benefit patients. As time is not a luxury afforded to cancer patients, we demand that research projects approved for funding are activated within 6 months of funding upon official award notification and that they exert a patient impact within 3 years or less. Funding can be provided to any relevant institution in any country where meaningful grant oversight is possible.

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

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Not specified

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.

Eligibility:

  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

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Sanofi US Educational Grants

Organization: Sanofi

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Undisclosed

Description: Sanofi US is committed to funding high quality educational activities and materials in the therapeutic areas of interest to the company that have the potential to improve patient care and health outcomes.

The purpose of an educational grant is to support an activity that encourages an educational interchange with respect to available scientific and medical information. Educational activities may or may not be accredited.

Educational grant requests must be submitted at least 12-16 weeks in advance of the request for notification date. Please utilize the notification date to ensure your grant is reviewed within the timeframe necessary for you to be able to disclose funding in a compliant fashion. The production start date is the date activity development begins, which will differ from the launch date.

Review and processing time will take approximately 6-8 weeks. Complete, accurate and detailed information is required to avoid delays. Applications with insufficient information may require additional processing time.

Sanofi US is currently accepting educational grant applications in the following therapeutic area(s):

  • US Cardiovascular, specific to the Area of Interest:
    • The role of AADs in Early Rhythm Control and the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
  • US and Global Multiple Sclerosis, specific to the Area of Interest:
    • Multiple Sclerosis
  • US and Global Neurology, specific to the Area of Interest:
    • Parkinson’s disease with a GBA mutation
  • US Oncology, specific to the following Areas of Interest:
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Tumor Lysis
    • HSCT: stem cell mobilization and collection during autologous HSCT
  • US and Global Rare Blood Disorder, specific to the Areas of Interest:
    • Hemophilia
    • Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD)
    • Acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (aTTP)
  • US Rare Genetic Diseases, specific to the Areas of Interest:
    • Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD)
    • Fabry Disease
    • Gaucher Disease
    • Pompe Disease
    • MPS1
    • Lysosomal Storage Disorders
    • Other Genetic Disorders
  • US Transplantation, specific to the Area of Interest:
    • Immunosuppressive Strategies to Reduce Transplant Rejection

Eligibility: Applicants must agree to the attestation to be eligible. Currently programs that involve a US Location or include US participants as a target audience or include US accreditation (e.g. ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) are eligible to receive an Educational Grant:

  • Accredited continuing education providers, health-related academic societies and organizations, medical education communication companies, teaching hospitals, educational institutions and other groups who have the potential to provide high quality education to advance healthcare are eligible to apply for an Educational Grant.
  • In order to avoid any conflict of interest, the company does not support Educational Grants to any of its customers, including HMOs, PPOs, GPOs, etc., or any doctor or group of doctors in private practice.

The only customers or potential customers that may be eligible for an Educational Grant are teaching hospitals and educational institutions whose mission includes public health education. Individuals are not eligible to receive educational grant funding. Applicants who have received past Educational Grant funding but have not provided budget reconciliation for the past activity (if the activity end date was at least 90 days ago) are not eligible for funding.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators from institutions in the United States with a current SFARI grant that has at least 18 months remaining on the project are eligible to apply for this supplement. See the complete RFP for more information.

Complete RFP

Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in MPS

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Flexible

Deadline: Rolling

Description: 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.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions and stand-alone research centers. PIs and co-Investigators must have a Ph.D. and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers at the time of application. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs. Funding to U.S. national labs or salary support of scientists employed at these labs is not allowed. Scientists employed at national labs may be non-funded participants in a proposal/project and funding may be used to support travel or local expenses related to the participation of the lab-based scientist in activities related to the project.

Complete RFP

Vertex Investigator Sponsored Studies

Organization: Vertex

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Vertex Investigator Sponsored Study program supports independent, investigator-sponsored research designed to advance scientific knowledge of disease states, patient populations, and medical treatment, in alignment with their clinical and nonclinical areas of interest. Vertex works with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share their vision for transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.

Funding and/or drug support may be available for the following categories of research:

  • Interventional clinical studies
  • Observational studies that support research into disease states, e.g., epidemiological and outcomes studies
  • Non-clinical studies using Vertex compounds for in vitro assays or in vivo models

CF Areas of Interest:

  • Natural history in cystic fibrosis (CF) and evaluation of novel biomarkers and outcome measures
  • Disease modification with cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators
  • Impact of treatment with CFTR modulators early in disease course
  • Non-pulmonary effects of CFTR modulators
  • Broadening the knowledge of CFTR modulation in rare CFTR mutations
  • Impact of CFTR modulator use on patient and caregiver burden

Applications are being considered for the following:

  • CF disease state
  • Studies involving approved Vertex drugs

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Technology Commercialization Grants

Organization: Washington Research Foundation

Award amount: up to $50,000.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: WRF supports translational research in STEM, with a focus on life sciences. Researchers are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal for initial funding of up to $50,000. WRF’s goal is to accelerate the advancement of products and services with public benefit.

Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

Complete RFP

Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards

Organization: The Wellcome Trust

Award amount: Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations

Deadline: Rolling biannually.

Description: The Innovator Awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Eligibility: Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health. Individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organizations can apply. See ‘key dates’ on this page for information on which application round you can apply to. Organizations can be of any size, but they must be established and/or have working capital. They can be based anywhere in the world (apart from mainland China). You can work in any scientific discipline, including a discipline outside life sciences. You can work on any type of technology. Examples of technologies include:

  • therapeutics (small molecules or biologics)
  • vaccines
  • devices
  • diagnostics
  • digital technologies
  • regenerative medicine.

See the complete RFP for multidisciplinary collaborations and partnerships eligibility.

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Morris Animal Foundation Feline Research Grants

Organization: Morris Animal Foundation

Award amount: $10,800-$100,000

Deadline: 3/10/2021

Description: The Morris Animal Foundation works to advance the health of animals by funding hypothesis-driven, humane animal health research projects with scientific merit and the potential to have significant impact on animal health.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its feline research program. In addition to proposals on any topic expected to have significant impact on the health of cats, the foundation in this grant cycle is especially interested in proposals that address issues pertaining to obesity (including resultant or associated disease processes), pain management, and end-of-life care.

Through the program, grants will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Established Investigator — Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to both individual researchers and research teams. Investigators at any level are eligible to apply, though applicants should have a previous record of research and publication to be competitive.
  • First Award — Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to assist new faculty in establishing a successful research program. Eligible applicants must have a DVM and/or PhD and have a full-time, permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization, or a non-academic equivalent.
  • Pilot Study — Grants of up to $10,800 will be awarded in support of innovative ideas with the potential to accelerate discovery in feline research and advance MAF’s mission. All investigators are eligible to apply.
  • Fellowship Training Grant Proposals — Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to assist new investigators in launching a successful feline research career by providing salary support in a quality mentored environment. Eligible applicants must have a DVM or PhD, be a full-time graduate student or have a postdoctoral research appointment, and not have completed more than two years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project.

Eligibility: See the Morris Animal Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI)

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $110,000 over 2 years

Deadline: 3/12/2021

Description: The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  • To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  • To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/ graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience.

Eligibility: Regularly-appointed faculty members at U.S. academic institutions who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or the equivalent are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The non-profit institution submitting the DNI proposal must certify that the individual listed as a principal investigator on the cover page qualifies as a principal investigator under the institution’s policies.
  • In view of the long-standing policy of The ACS Petroleum Research Fund to give priority to support of students (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral), each principal investigator must be eligible to serve as the formal, official supervisor of graduate students in graduate degree programs.
  • The terms of appointment of the principal investigator must promise reasonable continuity of service. The appointment should continue at least through the period of funding requested in the proposal.

Generally the above criteria are automatically met by tenure-track principal investigators. If you are not tenure-track, attach a brief statement to your application describing your appointment and include a Department Chair’s letter affirming that you meet all three of the above criteria.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees

Organization: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Award amount: $15,000-$25,000

Deadline: 3/12/2021

Description: The Career Guidance for Trainees (CGT) program provides grants of $15,000 to $25,000 over a one-year period to support demonstration projects that will model affordable, transferable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers. Please note: This program does not support biomedical research projects proposed by individual investigators.

Eligibility: For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view BWF’s Request for Proposals CGT overview.

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American Psychological Foundation Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for the John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an early-career psychologist no more than ten years postdoctoral with a degree from an accredited university.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous recipients.

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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Education/STEM Grant Cycle

Organization: Rocky Mountain Power/Pacific Power

Award amount: Up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000)

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Rocky Mountain Power, an energy company that serves more than 1.1 million customers in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and northern California.

In its next grant cycle, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) in support of proposals from educational and research organizations, public and private, at the early childhood through university levels, including K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, and scholarship funds through intermediary organizations.

March 15 – Education/STEM: Electrical safety, energy efficiency education, higher education institutions, K-12, literacy and reading programs, STEM education initiatives, teacher/professional educator development, workforce development/careers and employability, and youth development.

Eligibility: Projects will be supported that have a bearing on communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power, including Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, Oregon, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California. In Washington, Pacific Power serves Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, and Dayton. 

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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International Human Frontier Science Program Research Grants

Organization: International Human Frontier Science Program

Award amount: $265,000 for a team of 2; $365,000 for a team of 3; $465,000 for a team of 4 or more. These figures represent the amount awarded to the whole team per year for a period of 3 years.

Deadline: Compulsory initiation of a Letter of Intent by obtaining a LIXXXX/2022 reference number by March 18, 2021. LOI due March 30th, 2021.

Description: HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries (see guidelines).

Participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics is recommended because such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions.

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Preliminary results are not required and applicants are expected to develop new lines of research through the research collaboration.

It is understood that such research inherently contains risks and HFSP expects that teams of applicants address the risks and outline mitigation strategies for their research in case of failure and how they intend to achieve their goals.

Applications for applied research, including medical research typically funded by national medical research bodies, will be deemed ineligible (see guidelines).

Two types of Grant are available: Research Grants – Early Career and Research Grants – Program.

Eligibility: See the research grant guidelines provided in the complete RFP.

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American Society of Primatologists Small Research Grants

Organization: American Society of Primatologists

Award amount: $500-$1,500

Deadline: 3/19/2021

Description: Grants ranging between $500 and $1,500 will be awarded in support of training initiatives, startup funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Research grants should be designed to test hypotheses about the proximate and ultimate processes that influence primate behavior, social organization, development, reproduction, physiology, anatomy, and/or evolution. Proposals focused purely on primate welfare or conservation activities are not eligible. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be an ASP member at the Student Level or above. Membership in ASP for individuals from habitat or developing countries is free for those unable to pay dues. Applicants also must be formally affiliated with an institution that can assure that the funds are used appropriately (e.g., primate center, university, foundation, or established field program). See the American Society of Primatologists website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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LG Chem Global Innovation Contest 2021

Organization: LG Chem

Award amount: Up to $150,000 per year

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: This program is a platform for research collaboration designed by LG Chem that will be initiated with novel proposals from universities and research institutions from all over the world.

The contest theme includes Energy, Sustainability, Advanced Materials, Digital Transformation, as well as Other areas that need innovative solutions. The specific keyword for each contest theme is summarized on the ‘Contest Theme’ page.

Winners of this contest will be granted up to $150,000 per year for multi-year research activities and may also have the opportunity to collaborate with our R&D teams. We highly encourage scholars, who have novel ideas to share with us, to apply for GIC 2021.

**Please review the intellectual property rights information provided by LG Chem and contact the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations should you have questions.

Eligibility: See the contest information for eligibility criteria.

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**Breakthrough Prize 2022 Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics

Organization: Breakthrough Prize

Award amount: $3,000,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The Breakthrough Prize Foundation welcomes nominations for its 2022 Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.

Known as “The Oscars of Science,” the Breakthrough Prize program honors top scientists with a $3 million cash award and hosts a gala awards ceremony designed to celebrate the laureates’ achievements, foster broad popular support for scientific endeavors, and inspire the next generation of scientists.

To that end, the foundation awards the following:

  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics — A single prize of $3 million will recognize an individual or group that has made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists, theoretical, mathematical and experimental, working on the deepest mysteries of the universe. The prize may be shared among any number of scientists. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Physics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have produced important work in their fields.
  • Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences — Up to three prizes of $3 million each will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. One of the prizes is designated for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics — A single prize of $3 million will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, which will include up to three awards of $100,000 in support of early-career researchers who have already produced important work in their fields. In addition, up to three $50,000 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prizes will be awarded to early-career women mathematicians who have completed their PhDs within the previous two years (2019, 2020).

Self-nominations will not be considered.

Eligibility: See the Breakthrough Prize Foundation website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.

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Gloeckner Foundation Floriculture Research Grant

Organization: Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed, but recently funded projects were up to $13,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The Gloeckner Foundation awards grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields at universities, colleges and Federal research institutions in the United States. The proposed research and educational projects must be of substantial importance, and the results made available to the interested public.

Grants are awarded on the basis of project outlines, including objectives as well as methods, procedures, materials, equipment and personnel involved in the project. Requests for only equipment are considered when supported by a research project outline. 

Eligibility: See the opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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Dreyfus Program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Organization: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Award amount: The amount of support requested is determined by the applicant. Partial contributions to larger scale efforts will be considered. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Award funds are intended for the purposes described in the proposal and any major changes in the project’s objectives, budget, or time frame require Foundation approval.

Deadline: 4/8/2021

Description: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the Thursday, April 8, deadline for the 2021 Dreyfus Program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering. The program provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates these projects will contribute fundamental chemical insight and innovation in the field. The Foundation encourages proposals to significantly stimulate and accelerate the development of the use of ML and other related aspects of data science to the chemical sciences and engineering. Below are some examples of areas this program may support:

  • molecular synthesis, including mechanisms, techniques, and applications
  • theory, computation, physical properties of molecules or materials
  • rates and mechanisms of new chemical processes
  • new or improved materials and materials applications
  • postdoctoral support for collaborations that combine chemical science research with ML expertise
  • collaborative sabbaticals, extended visits, and meetings
  • education, e.g., new courses, seminar series, MOOCs, …
  • public libraries of chemistry and chemical engineering data for use in ML

Eligibility: This program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Principal investigators are limited to one proposal annually. Awards are not made directly to individuals.

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**American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Clinical Research Grants

Organization: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Award amount: Up to $75,000

Deadline: 4/19/2021

Description: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation welcomes applications for its Clinical Research Grant program.

Through the program, four grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded for research with potential to advance knowledge of treatment efficacy and assessment practices. Grants will be awarded in three categories:

  • Mentored Research Studies — New investigators, especially post-docs, who will actively work with a mentor.
  • Independent Research Studies — Investigators early in their careers who are developing an independent research record or experienced researchers who are pursuing a new effort.
  • Collaborative Research Studies — Mid-career investigators who may have an extensive research history and are ready to collaborate with other investigators.

Eligibility: To be eligible, investigators must have received a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders or a related field. See the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Student Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science

Organization: International Foundation for Ethical Research

Award amount: up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education.

Our fellowships provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year. The fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and availability of funds.

Fellowships are awarded to those candidates enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences whose proposals show the greatest potential to reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be beginning or beyond their 2nd year of graduate school as of September 2021.

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National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowships

Organization: National Water Research Institute

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The NWRI Fellowship program awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States. Fellowships are underwritten by BioLargo, Inc., The American Membrane Technology Association, and the Southern California Salinity Coalition.

NWRI Member Agency Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to developing and/or enhancing drinking water supplies and water resources in general. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing treatment and management technologies; sustainability issues, including water/energy nexus; water policy and regulation; and natural resource economics.

NWRI-BioLargo Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to technical and scientific aspects of advanced water and wastewater treatments. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing technologies; disinfection processes; and exploratory research.

NWRI-AMTA Graduate Fellowships for Membrane Technology: $10,000

  • Research must be related to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries, and must be consistent with AMTA’s mission to solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. Research topics may include: membrane bioreactors (MBRs), fouling and scaling control, efficiency (removal, recovery, energy use, pretreatment processes, and membrane materials.

NWRI-Southern California Salinity Coalition Graduate Fellowship: $10,000

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in Southern California. Research must address the critical need to remove or reduce salts from water supplies, and to preserve water resources in Southern California. Research topics may include: Concentrate management, institutional and regulatory/policy issues, economic analysis, and innovative treatment technologies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be accepted and enrolled in an US-based graduate program.

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**Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Harvey Prize in Science & Technology and Human Health

Organization: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as a stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment.

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.

Harvey Prize winners are selected by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field through a rigorous selection process. The Harvey Prize Council, comprised of the President of the Technion, one Vice-President, Dean of the Graduate School, two representatives of both the Israel National Academy of Science and the Technion Senate, reviews all nominations. The Council then makes recommendations, which are scrutinized by professional evaluation committees in the respective fields, and then to the Technion Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees and Prizes. Once the Harvey family and the American Technion Society (ATS) have been formally notified of the choice of finalists, the President of the Technion informs the awardees of their impending honor.

Laureates are requested to come to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to receive their awards. While in Israel, recipients give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians, and leaders at Technion and other universities. Material from these lectures is published in a continuing library, the Harvey Prize Papers.

In 2021, we will be awarding one prize in Science and Technology; one prize in Human Health

Eligibility: See the prize conditions for eligibility criteria.

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**NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award (Life & Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Research

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000-$15,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The award is presented for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay that describes his/her/their research at the intersection of the life and social sciences, showing interdisciplinary work. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words  in length. The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the last three years.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US $15,000, and be provided travel and accommodation to the award ceremony, if applicable.  Additionally, the Grand Prize winner is invited to present a proposal for funding* to the NOMIS board, as well as receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science, in print and online.

Runner(s) Up will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US$5,000, and be provided travel and accommodation to the award ceremony, if applicable.  Additionally, the Runner(s) Up will receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science online.

*The selected Grand Prize Award winner is automatically eligible to submit a funding proposal on the basis of their essay to NOMIS. All processes, rules and policies related to funding/grants and all obligations related to selection and granting thereof will be the sole responsibility of NOMIS. 

Eligibility: Entrants must be younger than thirty-five (35) years of age and must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of entry. The award will be granted annually to one young scientist based on work done in the past 3 years.

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**Einstein Forum Einstein Fellowship

Organization: Einstein Forum

Award amount: Stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK.

Eligibility: Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 

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**FASEB Excellence in Science Award

Organization: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000 depending on award

Opens: 3/1/2021

Deadline: 6/3/2021

Description: The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science. Recipients are women whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

The Excellence in Science program offers three awards to recognize achievements by women scientists at different career stages. The three award categories are:

  • Excellence in Science Award – Lifetime Achievement ($10,000 unrestricted grant)
  • Excellence in Science Award – Mid-Career Investigator ($5,000 unrestricted grant)
  • Excellence in Science Award – Early-Career Investigator ($5,000 unrestricted grant)

Eligibility: 

  • Nominators and nominees must be a member of at least one FASEB Full Member Society but do not have to be members of the same society
  • Recipients of the award are required to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at a scientific meeting of a FASEB member society of her choice in the award year
  • All nominations must be submitted using the appropriate Excellence in Science Award nomination form (links provided at the bottom of the page when nominations are being accepted
  • Individuals who have been nominated for the Excellence in Science Award in the past must be re-nominated for consideration in the 2021 award cycle

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The Eppley Foundation for Research Pure and Applied Science Grants

Organization: The Eppley Foundation

Award Amount: Undisclosed, but recent awards went up to $30,000

Deadline: Biannual. LOIs due 3/15 and 9/15. 

Description: The Eppley Foundation for Research was incorporated in 1947 for the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.”

The Foundation does not support work in the social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad.

The Foundation does not fund work that can qualify for funding from conventional sources such as the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health, or similar agencies at the state level.

It is important to the Foundation that the work proposed be novel in its insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere. The Foundation is prepared to take risks.

Eligibility: The Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties. Candidates with newly awarded doctorates occasionally, but rarely, meet the Foundation’s requirements for advanced research. Any applicant to the Foundation must be associated with a nonprofit organization with headquarters or a branch office in the US to process the funds. Checks are not issued directly to individuals.

Grants may be awarded for research in foreign countries but only when such applicants are US-based or associated with a US institution that will administer the grant on their behalf. The Foundation rarely considers proposals from foreign nationals studying in the US solely because they are therefore unable to qualify for federal funds.

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**Moore Foundation Investigators in Experimental Physics Initiative

Organization: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Moore Investigators Experimental Physics Initiative will provide five years of research support to scientists who are at least five and not more than ten years past their initial faculty appointment in a U.S. university. In addition to research funds for each investigator, there will be an instrumentation fund available to each cohort of investigators. The investigators will also convene each year to help stimulate their research and break down barriers between fields. 

Over the next eleven years, the new initiative will select and support outstanding individual investigators, and provide them with access to an instrumentation fund, to support cutting-edge research in experimental physics and improve scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition, the foundation will host convocations and interactions among the investigators to unleash creativity through exchanging ideas, and fostering collaboration that will lead to insightful experiments and new discoveries. The initiative has also been intentionally designed to include incentives for investigators to promote diversity in physics, astrophysics, and geophysics. 

Eligibility: Supports scientists who are at least five and not more than ten years past their initial faculty appointment in a U.S. university. See the funding opportunity for additional eligibility criteria. 

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Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Technology Commercialization Grants

Organization: Washington Research Foundation

Award amount: up to $50,000.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: WRF supports translational research in STEM, with a focus on life sciences. Researchers are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal for initial funding of up to $50,000. WRF’s goal is to accelerate the advancement of products and services with public benefit.

Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

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Whitehall Foundation Life Sciences Grants Program

Organization: Whitehall Foundation

Award amount: $30,000-$75,000

Deadline: Ongoing. LOIs due January, April and October.

Description: The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation’s policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.

Eligibility: The Foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. Consideration is given, however, to applicants of all ages. The chief criteria for support are the quality and creativity of the research as well as the commitment of the Principal Investigator (a minimum time allocation of 20% is required). The principal investigator must hold no less than the position of assistant professor, or the equivalent, in order to participate in the application process. The applicant need not be in a tenure track position but must be an independent researcher and have Principal Investigator status at their institution, usually construed as having lab space independent of another Principal Investigator.

The Foundation does not award funds to investigators who have substantial existing or potential support, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. Applications may be held in abeyance until the results of other funding decisions are determined. While it is difficult to assign a specific dollar amount to this policy and each case is unique, the Foundation currently defines “substantial” as approximately $200,000 per year (including both direct and indirect expense but excluding the Principal Investigator’s salary).

The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

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Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

American Psychological Foundation Research Grant for Exploring LGBTQ

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: up to $9,000

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $9,000 will be awarded for empirical research in any field of the behavioral or social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues. The foundation encourages research that addresses the following topics: heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence; family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people; and special concerns of the LGBT population that historically have been underrepresented in scientific research.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or a graduate student affiliated with an educational institution or 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early-career researchers are encouraged to apply.

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J.M. Kaplan Fund Nonprofit Publishers Furthermore

Organization: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Award amount: $1,500-$15,000

Deadline: 3/1/2021

Description: Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city and related urban issues; and conservation and preservation.

The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; and promises a reasonable shelf life.

Individual grants will range between $1,500 and $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Eligibility: Applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Recipients of Furthermore grants are located across the U.S. and abroad, but preference will be given to publishers in New York City, New York State, and the Hudson Valley.

See the Furthermore website for complete application guidelines, an FAQ, and complete program information.

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Kress Foundation European Art Scholarly Grants

Organization: Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Award amount: Not disclosed. 2019 History of Art grants ranged from $2,800 to $120,000, with a median award of $10,000. 

Deadline: LOI due 3/1/2021

Description: Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.

  • History of Art Grants: supports scholarly projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture of the pre-modern era.
  • Conservation Grants: supports the professional practice of art conservation.
  • Digital Art History Grants: supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history and the creation of important online resources in art history.

Eligibility: See the Kress Foundation website for guidelines for each grant opportunity.

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Jim Henson Foundation Creation of Live Puppet Theater

Organization: Jim Henson Foundation

Award amount: $3,000-$7,000

Deadline: LOI due 3/8/2021

Description: The Jim Henson Foundation was founded in 1982 by Muppets creator Jim Henson to promote and develop the art of puppetry in the United States. 

To that end, the foundation welcomes proposals related to the creation and development of new, innovative works of live puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 will be awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year; Workshop Grants of $3,000 will be awarded for the development and workshopping of these pieces; and Family Grants of $4,000 will be awarded in support of the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two-year period for maximum benefit; however, a Production Grant need not be preceded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Those without 501(c)(3) nonprofit status may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Applications for international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be a U.S. citizen and projects must take place in the United States.

See the Jim Henson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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The Endangered Languages Fund Language Legacies Grants

Organization: The Endangered Languages Fund

Award Amount: Average $2,000 over one year

Deadline: 3/12/2021

Description: The Language Legacies grant program supports documentation and revitalization efforts throughout the world. It is open to community members and researchers from any country (with the exception of those who are eligible for our Native Voices Endowment (NVE) grants). An academic degree is not required, but the application must provide evidence that the applicant can achieve the stated goals. Grants are for one year and average around $2,000 (US).

Eligibility: See the full opportunity for eligibility requirements.

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American Psychological Foundation Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for the John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an early-career psychologist no more than ten years postdoctoral with a degree from an accredited university.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous recipients.

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American Psychological Foundation Research on Ethical Use of Psychological Tests

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $3,500

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its Lorraine D. Eyde Fund Grants program.

Lorraine D. Eyde spent her career researching and advocating for ethical psychological test use. Through the program named in her honor, two grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded in support of empirical research on the ethical and professional use of psychological tests in a broad range of subject areas.

Proposals may focus on elements of testing such as privacy and confidentiality; quality of tests (reliability and validity); tests in employment selection; test construction; qualifications of psychologists utilizing tests; race, gender and transgender issues in testing; and inherent bias in tests and testing procedures that disproportionately impact underserved or marginalized populations.

Researchers from a broad range of content areas, including neuropsychology, personality, vocational psychology, educational testing and entrance examinations, and cognitive ability testing, are encouraged to apply. Grant proposals are not limited to the examples cited and may include a substantial range of issues related to test use and ethics.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or an early-career psychologist (no more than ten years postdoctoral).

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Andrew Family Foundations 2021 Grants

Organization: Andrew Family Foundations

Award amount: Up to $600,000 over three years

Deadline: LOIs due 3/15/2021

Description: The Andrew Family strives to create opportunities that enrich and improve the quality of life for under-resourced communities and to protect and preserve the natural environment of those communities.  Edith G. and Edward J. Andrew and their five children founded the Andrew Family Foundation in Orland Park, Illinois, in 1993 to continue the philanthropic legacy of Aileen S. and Victor J. Andrew, Ed’s parents and founders of ANDREW Corporation, and Kathryn C. and Burton S. Grant, Edie’s parents and active members in their community and church.  Through the foundation, the family is committed to continuing the legacy of creating opportunity for generations to come.

To that end, the Andrew Family Foundation seeks to partner with one or more organizations with a creative solution to an issue facing under-resourced communities and/or that helps protect and preserve the natural environment.  Preference will be given to programs where these two interests intersect.

The foundation’s goal is to have an impact in communities that lack access to economic and social opportunity as well as critical resources. The foundation desires to work toward resolving such inequities by alleviating disparities in food access, affordable housing, high-quality education, physical and psychological health care, and/or criminal justice.

The foundation also desires to support programs and organizations that address society’s responsibility to conserve the planet’s natural resources and promote environmental sustainability.

The foundation intends to engage in long-term collaborations that drive measurable change. In addition to providing financial resources, the foundation intends/expects to be actively involved in promoting the growth and expansion of the selected programs or organizations.

In pursuit of its objectives, the foundation will award grant(s) of up to $600,000 over three years. Financial support will be restricted to a specific existing or new project or initiative and can include research to support the program. Preference will be given to organizations that have a potential for expansion opportunities based on data-driven results.

Eligibility: For purposes of this initiative, the foundation will NOT consider programs that support public policy or provide funding for endowments or capital grants. 

Applications will be processed through an online system administered by Foundation Source. The foundation will NOT consider hard-copy submissions. 

If an applicant meets all eligibility criteria, it will be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

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Carnegie Corporation of NY Domestic-International Connection

Organization: Carnegie Corporation of NY

Award amount: Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000.

Deadline: Initial concept notes due 3/15/2021

Description: Experts, political leaders, and voters are increasingly calling for the United States to reorient its foreign and national security policies to better reflect connections between international and domestic concerns. They argue that economic, health, education, and social problems cannot be addressed by separating foreign and domestic policies and that greater integration would lead to more effective U.S. policies at home and abroad. Given the heightened interest in these issues, there is a need to explore the key factors underlying the importance of the domestic-international connection and what an integrative policy approach might look like in practice.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York seeks projects that provide new and actionable insights on these issues. More specifically, we are seeking project ideas that will address one or more of the following questions:  

  • Why would a better alignment between domestic and foreign policy lead to better outcomes for the United States?
  • What specific goals might be advanced through better aligned domestic and foreign policies in key areas, and what would be the trade-offs? 
  • How should U.S. spending and policy priorities be adjusted to better achieve outcomes that make Americans more secure in their daily lives? 
  • What roles should the Executive and Legislative branches play in managing these efforts? 
  • How should the composition, organization, and functioning of federal agencies be adapted to achieve these objectives? 
  • How should other domestic stakeholders, including state/local government, civil society organizations, as well as the business and academic sectors, be engaged in these conversations and efforts? 
  • How can the views of underrepresented domestic constituencies be more meaningfully included in these foreign policy and national security debates? 
  • What lessons can be learned from past efforts to integrate concepts such as “human security” or “global security” into the foreign policy and national security space, and how should they inform new efforts?

Eligibility: Projects may run for up to 24 months. Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000. Grants will be one time funding. Proposals must be submitted by an organization; individual researchers working on their own projects are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to institutions and experts not currently funded by the Corporation. Projects may build on past or current work but must represent an expansion or evolution of that work. 

All proposals must:

  • Involve collaborations between domestic and foreign policy experts within the same or different institutions.
  • Include participation by experts from underrepresented communities in the project team and/or project activities. We also encourage inclusion of early-career and/or mid-career experts.  
  • Demonstrate practical significance and a viable path for policy adoption. 
  • Clearly identify stakeholders and key audiences with a dissemination plan that uses appropriate channels. 

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Carnegie Corporation of NY Reimagining Multilateralism Initiative

Organization: Carnegie Corporation of NY

Award amount: Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000.

Deadline: Initial concept notes due 3/15/2021

Description: From pandemics and climate change, to disruptive technologies and other emerging risks, it is a truism that most of today’s global threats cannot be addressed effectively without collective action. The failure of international responses to COVID-19 is only the most recent and dramatic example of the inability of long-standing cooperative mechanisms and institutions to withstand the pressures of nationalism, protectionism, and broader structural and systemic deficiencies. As the nature of security in the 21st century continues to evolve, there is a need to reimagine existing multilateral approaches to critical transnational challenges.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York invites projects that provide insights and practical approaches for addressing one or more of the following questions:

  • How might the system of international institutions be reimagined and/or reinvigorated to better respond to 21st-century security challenges, including those that threaten global health, climate, privacy, and civic well-being?
  • What are the pros/cons/utility of different forms of multilateralism for different purposes (e.g. formal vs. informal, small vs. large, narrow vs. broad, regional vs. global, like-minded vs. mixed, major powers only vs. a broader set of powers)?
  • How could international institutions adapt to better reflect and manage ongoing shifts in economic, military, and political power among global actors, especially in the context of China’s rise? 
  • What lessons should be learned from high-functioning regional organizations or international accords?
  • How might critical, yet underappreciated, flashpoints (geographic, economic, technological, etc.) be managed through multilateral approaches? Could these approaches be applied more broadly?
  • How should potential tradeoffs between national interests and collective security be managed?

Eligibility: Projects may run for up to 24 months. Applicants may submit a proposal in one of two categories: grants of up to $200,000 or grants for between $200,000 and $500,000. Grants will be one time funding. Proposals must be submitted by an organization; individual researchers working on their own projects are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to institutions and experts not currently funded by the Corporation. Projects may build on past or current work but must represent an expansion or evolution of that work. 

All proposals must:

  • Involve collaborations between U.S. and foreign experts. 
  • Include participation by experts from underrepresented communities in the project team and/or project activities. We also encourage inclusion of early-career and/or mid-career experts.  
  • Demonstrate practical significance and a viable path for policy adoption. 
  • Clearly identify stakeholders and key audiences with a dissemination plan that uses appropriate channels.

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Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation 2021 Prize in Public Art and Design

Organization: Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation

Award amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: Designed to empower stakeholders in the public art process and create a platform for greater appreciation of the unique role that the arts play in shaping the public’s experience of the built environment, the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design program is a first-of-its-kind national program supported by the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. The program celebrates and highlights the work of individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art into the design of places and spaces across the United States and includes an annual prize that is awarded on a rotating basis to an artist, public art administrator, or representative from the civic design field

With the aim of advancing community, civic, or social good by implementing art-based processes and/or projects that lead to positive change in the built environment of a local community, the 2021 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will recognize a single arts administrator with a track record of exemplary work in producing. 

Americans for the Arts will award the recipient of the 2021 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design with a grant package worth upwards of $50,000. The award will include a cash stipend and additional financial support covering continued learning opportunities, as well as dialogue and discussion about their  work with national leaders in the arts and other allied fields. The winner will be announced in June at the Americans for the Arts annual convention.

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria includes:

  • The arts administrator has a track record of 10 or more years of consistent work at the intersection of public art and civic design.
  • The arts administrator is actively doing creative work relevant to the intent of the Pérez Prize.
  • The Pérez Prize is intended to support an individual arts administrator. The arts administrator may lead or be part of a company or organization, but the recipient is the individual arts administrator, and the recognition is for the achievement and contributions of that individual.
  • The arts administrator is a U.S. citizen or resident and is at least 30 years old.
  • The arts administrator is available to work with Americans for the Arts starting in June 2021 through May 2022, and is available to be virtually present for the 2021 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention during the week June 7.

Those ineligible to apply include:

  • Current Americans for the Arts staff, board members, advisory council members, and committee members;
  • Individuals enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs; and
  • Pérez Prize jury selection panelists and recipients of Americans for the Arts Public Art Awards from the past three years.

To learn more about the prize and how to apply, see the linked website.

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Ploughshares Fund Grants for Reducing Nuclear Weapons

Organization: Ploughshares Fund

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: For forty years, the Ploughshares Fund has supported people and organizations working to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.

To help advance that mission, the fund welcomes applications from organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. Grants will be awarded to individuals and organizations working to promote the reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, prevent the emergence of new nuclear states, and/or advance regional peace and security.

The fund places very few restrictions on grantmaking, does not impose geographical limitations on its awards, and is able to fund direct lobbying programs; it does make grants to individuals, but does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects, provide scholarships or the research and writing of academic dissertations.

The fund encourages women and people from diverse communities to apply. 

Eligibility: See the Ploughshares Fund website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an eligibility quiz.

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**Woodrow Wilson Center Billington Fellowship (Russian History & Culture)

Organization: Woodrow Wilson Center

Award amount: Monthly stipend of $3,500, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant. Awardees are expected to begin their appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship.

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the newly established Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture. The Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center, and Librarian Emeritus of Congress, James H. Billington. Dr. Billington has made enduring contributions to the field of Russian Studies, and in our nation’s ability to understand and maintain bridges of dialogue with the Russian people. He is not only the author of The Icon and the Axe (1966), Fire in the Minds of Men(1980), and Russia in Search of Itself (2004), among other seminal works; he is the visionary behind the Open World Leadership Center, which has facilitated the travel of over 24,000 individuals from Eurasia to the United States to meet with members of Congress and visit across the United States.

The Billington Fellow will be based at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. for a nine-month term (one academic year). Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. While conducting research, the Billington Fellow will be expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities. These discussions can be in the form of speaking engagements at the Wilson Center and potentially outside of Washington D.C., as well as attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Billington Fellow will join our growing list of alumni, for whom the Kennan Institute will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Billington Fellowship must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the past 10 years. Preference will be given to proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation History of Family Medicine Research Fellowship

Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians

Award amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: 3/31/2021

Description: The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation welcomes applications for the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine.

To help advance understanding and appreciation of the history of family medicine, the Center for the History of Family Medicine sponsors one fellowship annually in support of research relevant to the history of family medicine. A grant award of as much as $2,000 covers travel expenses for the fellow so that s/he can use the Leawood, Kansas-based center’s collections for research conducted between June 1 and December 31. The grant also can be used to help with scholarly work, ranging from a written report to a multimedia project.

Eligibility: In addition to family physicians, student researchers, residents, historians, scholars, educators, scientists, and other health professionals are eligible to apply. (CHFM staff, volunteers, and serving members of the board of curators are not eligible.)

See the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 Visionary Grants program.

The program seeks to seed innovation in the field through support for research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: applying psychology to vulnerable, at-risk populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g., wellness, diabetes, obesity); and understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded through the program.

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

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous awardees.

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Society for Ethnomusicology Ida Halpern Fellowship and Award

Organization: Society for Ethnomusicology

Award amount: $4,000 research fellowship and a $1,000 award post-publication

Deadline: 4/1/2021

Description: Founded in 1955, the Society for Ethnomusicology is a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music across all cultural contexts and historical periods.

The Ida Halpern Fellowship and Award support research on Native American Music of the United States and Canada and to recognize the publication of said research.

This opportunity is awarded biennially (odd years).

Eligibility: Established scholars, recent Ph.D.s, or Ph.D. candidates who have completed all program requirements except dissertation research. Preference will be given to a person planning to do research based on Dr. Halpern’s collection of Northwest Coast music. Once a person has been awarded the fellowship/prize, he or she will not be eligible to reapply for a three-year period to begin at the time the prize is announced.

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James S. McDonnell Foundation Understanding Human Cognition Opportunity Awards Research Program

Organization: James S. McDonnell Foundation

Award amount: up to $250,000 in seed funds expendable over a flexible time period (between 2 and 4 years)

Deadline: 4/9/2021

Description: JSMF is internationally known for supporting research on cognition and behavior, and currently does so through its Understanding Human Cognition (UHC) program. In 2020, JSMF announced priorities for the foundation’s support for the fields of cognitive science, cognitive psychology and developmental science with the intent of launching a funding initiative that would be forward looking and responsive to contemporary questions, while building on JSMF’s history. The Opportunity Awards were initiated because the foundation believes the time is right to advance the understanding of human cognition and behavior via a developmental science approach.

Much of the current understanding of behavior is derived from experimental laboratory work that makes substantive conceptual and methodological assumptions during task selection and data acquisition. Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience experiments are typically pursued in artificial environments with subjects drawn from narrowly defined populations performing tasks assumed to be valid proxies for real cognition and behavior.  As a result, these experiments may not reflect the naturally occurring, free-flowing behaviors humans engage in their everyday lives. It is reasonable to ask how much has been missed or ignored because researchers’ experimental designs are based on pre-selected and specific aspects of cognition and behavior deemed to be of interest prior to the study. What more might be learned by challenging preconceived notions and common assumptions about cognition and behavior by advancing new theories and by using methods where it is possible to observe what behavior looks like in every day, real-world, dynamic contexts? With the Opportunity Awards, JSMF is seeking to fund projects leading to new conceptual and empirical studies of cognition and behavior that:

  • recognize the dynamic nature of cognition and behavior,
  • are situated in real world contexts,
  • cross levels of analysis,
  • unite traditionally separate domains of inquiry (e.g. vision and speech),
  • embrace complexity, and
  • consider how behavior is influenced by interactions among individuals.

Opportunity awards will not provide additional support for already established research programs. Such proposals will be triaged out early in the review process.

JSMF is encouraging researchers to pursue important questions using conceptual and methodological approaches that take seriously the trajectories, biological and experiential, contributing to the ongoing development of cognition and behavior occurring across the lifespan. Individual projects need not cover the full human life span but the reasons for focusing on specific age ranges for study should be fully articulated. Research plans that only propose to document task performance of subjects at different ages (e.g., comparing 15-year-old subjects to 60-year-old subjects) are not responsive to the call for proposals.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

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The John A. Hartford Foundation Health and Aging Policy Fellowship 2021-2022

Organization: The John A. Hartford Foundation

Award amount: Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance, if not able to be covered by institution (up to $400/month). The program does not cover employment taxes, compensate for retirement savings, or adjust the stipend for cost-of-living differences.

Non-residential fellows (Global, Federal, State or Community) may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional, in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20% of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.

Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The program provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The Fellowship is open to professionals in all disciplines and at all career stages.

If you are interested in becoming a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and have questions, the Fellowship Program is holding information sessions via phone on various dates between now and April 2021. The schedule is as follows (in EDT):

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12–1 PM
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12–1 PM

Eligibility: Fellows are selected each year through a national competition based on their commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in impacting policy. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings, spanning career stages from newly minted PhDs to senior professors and community leaders. The program is open to U.S. citizens at all career stages. The program seeks to achieve racial, ethnic, gender, and discipline diversity; applicants from groups that historically have been underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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**Society for the History of Technology Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: Society for the History of Technology

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology honors the contribution of Brooke Hindle to the work of the Society for the History of Technology. The Fellowship, made possible thanks to the great generosity of his family, is for $10,000 and may be used, as further detailed below, for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than three months during the year following the award .

Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field. The doctorate can be awarded no more than four years before the application deadline, and no later than nine months after the application deadline. (Applicants who graduated more than four years before the deadline but have extenuating circumstances, such as family commitments, may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship.

The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, or to develop a new project based on primary research. Applications must be in English.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. (Those who graduated earlier and can demonstrate good reason why they should be considered as being at an early stage in their postdoctoral career—e.g., because of family commitments—may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.) Other awards may be held in conjunction with the Fellowship.

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**Society for the History of Technology Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship

Organization: Society for the History of Technology

Award amount: $4,000

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. This award is in memory of the co-founder of the Society and honors Melvin Kranzberg’s many contributions to developing the history of technology as a field of scholarly endeavor and SHOT as a professional organization.

The $4,000 award is unrestricted and may be used in any way that the winner chooses to advance the research and writing of his or her dissertation. Possible uses include underwriting the costs of travel to archival collections; photocopying or microfilming; translation of documents; and so on. The award may not be used for university tuition or fees.

Eligibility: Students from institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world who are working on projects in the history of technology are eligible to apply; doctoral candidates from outside the United States are especially encouraged to submit application materials. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for the dissertation by September 1 of the year the award is made.

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**American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Clinical Research Grants

Organization: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Award amount: Up to $75,000

Deadline: 4/19/2021

Description: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation welcomes applications for its Clinical Research Grant program.

Through the program, four grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded for research with potential to advance knowledge of treatment efficacy and assessment practices. Grants will be awarded in three categories:

  • Mentored Research Studies — New investigators, especially post-docs, who will actively work with a mentor.
  • Independent Research Studies — Investigators early in their careers who are developing an independent research record or experienced researchers who are pursuing a new effort.
  • Collaborative Research Studies — Mid-career investigators who may have an extensive research history and are ready to collaborate with other investigators.

Eligibility: To be eligible, investigators must have received a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within the discipline of communication sciences and disorders or a related field. See the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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J.M. Kaplan Fund 2021 Innovation Prize

Organization: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Award amount: $175,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The J.M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

In recent years, America has been reshaped by seismic social and environmental forces. A worldwide pandemic has laid bare deeply-rooted inequities. Communities from coast to coast have been upended by growing climate impacts. And efforts to dismantle democratic institutions have struck at the bedrock values of our nation. These compounding crises — affecting communities both rural and urban, from historically underrepresented voters to undocumented immigrant farmworkers — have forced social-impact organizations to reimagine how they respond to systemic societal challenges. In short, we need social innovators like we never have before.

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to respond to this moment. Since 2015, over three biennial prize cycles, the fund has supported thirty wildly creative social and environmental initiatives, ranging from neighborhood-led youth justice councils to researchers using wastewater to pinpoint COVID-19 hot spots. Leveraging a legacy of catalytic grant-making at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the prize seeks out visionary nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the fund’s three program areas:  

  • Social justice — buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems.
  • The environment — slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage conservation — conserving the places that communities care about most.

In 2021, the fund will award up to ten prizes, with each prize including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds (for a total award of $175,000).

A first-round application will be made available on the JMKFund.org website on February 3 and will be open until April 30. Select applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed second-round application in late spring. Finalists will present their ideas to the trustees of the J.M. Kaplan Fund in the fall, with awardees formally announced in November 2021.

The fund will host an informational webinar on March 30. (Registration required.)

Eligibility: Individuals or teams representing nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Prizes will be awarded to projects or ideas that represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need; are innovative within one or more of the fund’s three program areas; demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with prize funding; and hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change.

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**Association for the Sociology of Religion Fichter Research Grants

Organization: Association for the Sociology of Religion

Award amount: $12,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities.  A total of $12,000 is available to be awarded annually, and this amount is usually distributed among several of the leading applications in the year’s competition. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, as does postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.  Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature.  

Eligibility: Applicants must also be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of application.

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**Cintas Foundation Fellowships for Cuban and Cuban-Descent Artists

Organization: Cintas Foundation

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture & design, creative writing, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Applications are reviewed by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. CINTAS fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as indicated in their application. The fellowships are not awarded to performing artists. Fellowships are not awarded more than twice to the same person. Second awards are granted only to candidates demonstrating outstanding artistic development. 

Fellowships are awarded annually for the disciplines selected and announced on the website for each year. The amount of the fellowship is $20,000 currently. The award is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. 

Eligibility: Limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent.

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Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants for Early Career Scholars in Anthropology

Organization: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Award amount: $40,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships (ethnographic film) provide up to $40,000 towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant. The fellowship is awarded to early career scholars, who frequently lack the time and resources they need for film production. Applicants should be no more than ten years beyond their PhD, with allowances made for periods of caregiving, and have a doctorate in anthropology or an equivalent field. A maximum of four full Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (writing) provide up to $40,000 towards the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to early career scholars, who frequently lack the time and resources they need to publish their work. Applicants should be no more than ten years beyond their PhD, with allowances made for periods of caregiving, and have a doctorate in anthropology or an equivalent field. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Eligibility: See each funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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**The World Food Prize Foundation Annual Prize

Organization: The World Food Prize Foundation

Award amount: $250,000

Deadline: 5/1/2021

Description: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging and storage; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis and implementation; and public advocacy.

Eligibility: See the nomination procedure for eligibility criteria. 

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Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants Spring Cycle

Organization: Russell Sage Foundation

Award amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Grants are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). PIs may request up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data. Budget amounts are over a two-year period.

Deadline: LOI due 5/4/2021 for Research Grants. Other opportunities are rolling.

Description: For the funding cycle with LOIs due May 4, 2021, RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues:

  • Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. Specifically, research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions. Our priorities do not include analyses of health outcomes or health behaviors. RSF seldom supports studies focused on outcomes such as educational processes or curricular issues, but does prioritize analyses of inequities in educational attainment or student performance. 
  • Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Specifically, research that investigates the prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice and their social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences; the effects of the current social protest movement and mass mobilization against systemic discrimination; the nature of public attitudes and public policies regarding policing, criminal justice, and social welfare; and the effects of those attitudes in the current political environmen

LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. If you are unsure about the foundation’s expectations, we strongly recommend that you review the grant writing guidelines on our website and also view an instructional webinar. Successful proposals from this round can have a start date on or after December 1, 2021.

Eligibility: See Russell Sage Foundation’s Eligibility & Policies page for guidance. 

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William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Organization: William T. Grant Foundation

Award amount: Major research grants on improving the use of research evidence range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ research grants on improving the use of research evidence are a separate funding mechanism for smaller projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. 

Deadline: 2021 LOI Deadlines: 1/13/21, 5/5/21, 8/4/21

Description: The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

The Foundation seeks studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. Some investigators will focus on the strategies, relationships, and other supports needed for policy and practice organizations to use research more routinely and constructively. Others may investigate structures and incentives within the research community to encourage deep engagement with decision makers. Still other researchers may examine activities that help findings inform policy ideas, shape practice responses, and improve systems.

Studying ways to improve the use of research evidence will require new and innovative ideas, and we welcome creative studies that have potential to advance the field. Proposals for studies are evaluated on the basis of their fit with our interests; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform improvements to research use; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

The Foundation does not have a preference for a particular research design or method. We begin application reviews by looking at the research questions or hypotheses. Then we evaluate whether the proposed research designs and methods will provide strong empirical evidence on those questions. We support studies from a range of disciplines, fields, and methods, and we encourage investigations into various systems, including justice, housing, child welfare, mental health, and education. The strongest proposals incorporate data from multiple sources and often involve multi-disciplinary teams.

Across all of our programs, we strive to support a diverse group of researchers in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and seniority, and we encourage research projects led by African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian Pacific American researchers.

Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations, not individuals. Grants are limited, without exception, to tax-exempt organizations. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status determination letter is required from each applying organization. We do not support or make contributions to building funds, fundraising drives, endowment funds, general operating budgets, or scholarships.

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William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Organization: William T. Grant Foundation

Award amount: Major research grants on reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Officers’ research grants on reducing inequality are a separate funding mechanism for smaller projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. 

Deadline: 2021 LOI Deadlines: 1/13/21, 5/5/21, 8/4/21

Description: The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.

Our focus on reducing inequality grew out of our view that research can do more than help us understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses. We believe that it is time to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality.

Toward this end, we seek studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. We prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

The Foundation welcomes descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality. We also welcome intervention studies that examine attempts to reduce inequality. In addition, we seek studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers. The common thread across all of this work, however, is a distinct and explicit focus on reducing inequality—one that goes beyond describing the causes or consequences of unequal outcomes and, instead, identifies leverage points for reducing inequality.

Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations, not individuals. Grants are limited, without exception, to tax-exempt organizations. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status determination letter is required from each applying organization. We do not support or make contributions to building funds, fundraising drives, endowment funds, general operating budgets, or scholarships.

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Gerda Henkel Foundation Democracy Funding Programme

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: See the payment section in the complete funding opportunity. 

Deadline: 5/12/2021

Description: Over the last few years, a previously somewhat abstract finding has become an empirical fact: Democracy is not a given. The rule of law, the separation of powers, freedom of expression, and a commitment to the common good have all lost some of their binding effect even in core democratic countries, and have been relativized, called into question, and restricted. Nevertheless, the development is subject to constant fluctuations. Hence, for some time now within Europe there has been a shift in political weighting away from a primarily pro-European stance towards an anti-European discourse, yet in the global crisis resulting from the Corona pandemic, it seems that alongside the return to national decision-making, stronger hopes and expectations have emerged that European cooperation will be able to contribute some positives to the management of the crisis and its resulting problems. At the same time, however, there are still challenges from populist movements, amongst others, which not only question democracy as a political order but indeed also the independent role of science and the research findings it produces.

Taking this present-day experience as a starting point, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding initiative for democracy, which is divided into two subsections with different perspectives:

  • The first, historically oriented subsection on the topic of Democracy as a Utopia, Experience and Threats aims at placing the aforementioned problematic issues in the broader historical context and considering the history of conflicts over the foundation of the social order.
  • The second subsection, which is oriented towards analysis of the present situation and predictions for the future, focuses on Transformations of Democracy? Or: The Contours of Future Democratic Society. It represents an invitation to venture contributions, speculations and assertions so that we might learn to better understand the complex present-day situation and the processes of profound transformation that are taking shape while also trying to trace the contours of future society.

Eligibility: Applications are open to post-doctoral researchers with links to a university from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences. The proposed projects must address focal themes that are being examined by a research group, which the Foundation understands to mean teams of at least two scholars actively taking part in the project work, who are to be funded by grants from the Foundation and are researching shared topics. Only post-doctoral or research grants will be considered. Applications for a research grant for the applicant (project leader) are also permitted. In total, a maximum of three grants plus funds for travel and equipment may be applied for by each research group. The prerequisite for funding is an assurance that those working on the project will produce their own research output that will be published under their names. Other people who are not funded by grants may also be involved in the project. Applications for individual grants outside of a research group are not permitted. The funding program also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on democracy” or “workshop discussion on future society” organized annually by the Foundation.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible.

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**NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award (Life & Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Research

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000-$15,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The award is presented for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay that describes his/her/their research at the intersection of the life and social sciences, showing interdisciplinary work. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words  in length. The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the last three years.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US $15,000, and be provided travel and accommodation to the award ceremony, if applicable.  Additionally, the Grand Prize winner is invited to present a proposal for funding* to the NOMIS board, as well as receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science, in print and online.

Runner(s) Up will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US$5,000, and be provided travel and accommodation to the award ceremony, if applicable.  Additionally, the Runner(s) Up will receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science online.

*The selected Grand Prize Award winner is automatically eligible to submit a funding proposal on the basis of their essay to NOMIS. All processes, rules and policies related to funding/grants and all obligations related to selection and granting thereof will be the sole responsibility of NOMIS. 

Eligibility: Entrants must be younger than thirty-five (35) years of age and must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of entry. The award will be granted annually to one young scientist based on work done in the past 3 years.

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**Einstein Forum Einstein Fellowship

Organization: Einstein Forum

Award amount: Stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK.

Eligibility: Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. 

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Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Engaged Research Grants in Anthropology

Organization: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Award amount: up to $20,000

Deadline: 8/1/2021

Description: Engaged Research Grants support research partnerships that empower those who have historically been among those researched in anthropology, rather than researchers themselves.   Designed in alliance with individuals who have born the impact of various kinds of marginalization, these partnerships bring together scholars and their interlocutors in the mutual production of anthropological knowledge aimed at combatting inequality and promoting the flourishing of human and more than human worlds.  The program supports projects that promise to make a significant contribution to anthropological conversations through collaborations in which engagement is a central feature of a project from the very start.  

All anthropological research involves the forging of ethical relationships.  At a minimum, researchers should acknowledge the contributions of interlocutors and compensate them appropriately for their labor and time.   Projects funded under the Engaged Research Grant go further.  Interlocutors are not simply participants in this research; they have an active role in determining the problems explored.   The program targets research that has more potential when done together.  The partnerships funded through it begin with the formulation of research questions and can extend to data gathering, skill sharing, scholarly communication, and public mobilization.   The engaged research occurs in a broad range of settings, from communities to courtrooms, government offices, and laboratories.  It results in findings that are meaningful and potentially transformative for research participants and others with a stake in the collaboration.  Through this program, the Foundation seeks to demonstrate how engagement can foster innovation and further anthropological thought.

Eligibility: This program is open to applicants with postdoctoral researchers in anthropology and students enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. There is no preference for any methodology or subfield. Individuals of all nationalities pursuing doctorates in anthropology or equivalent fields are eligible to apply. 

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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Carter Meany Award

Organization: The Graham Foundation

Award amount: The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000. The Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

Opens: 9/15/2021

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: Established in 1996 by the Graham Foundation, the Carter Manny Award supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, the Carter Manny Award recognizes emerging scholars whose work promises to challenge and reshape contemporary discourse and impact the field at large. Eligible dissertation projects must focus on architecture, though scholarly investigations may be grounded in a range of academic disciplines and fields of inquiry that align with the mission of the Graham Foundation. These include: architectural history and theory; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. (See the Overview of our grant programs). The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

Each year the Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: one Research Award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and one Writing Award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

The Carter Manny Award applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award.

Eligibility: PhD students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

  • Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award.
  • A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the Research Award and one for the Writing Award.
  • At the time of application, students must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments.
  • A student may reapply for the Carter Manny Award if a previous application was not successful. Due to limited funds, a student who received a Research Award or a Writing Award is not eligible to apply for another Carter Manny Award in subsequent years.
  • The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the United States and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

Work being undertaken in pursuit of an academic degree is not otherwise eligible for Graham Foundation support.

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American Psychological Foundation Grants Program

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: APF is seeking to seed innovation through supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with our mission of enhancing psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. We offer grants for early career funding and seed grants for research and for targeted programs.

Eligibility: See specific grant opportunities for eligibility criteria. 

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Arnold Ventures Randomized Controlled Trials of Criminal Justice Programs and Practices Research Grant

Organization: Arnold Ventures

Award amount: varies

Deadline: ongoing

Description: Arnold Ventures (AV) is a nonpartisan philanthropy whose core mission is to invest in evidence-based solutions that maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. This Request for Proposals—a joint effort of AV’s Criminal Justice and Evidence-Based Policy initiatives—seeks grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of criminal justice programs and practices (“interventions”) in the United States that fall into one of three tiers:

  • (i) The intervention is backed by promising prior evidence suggesting it could produce sizable impacts on important criminal justice outcomes (e.g., prevent violence, reduce recidivism, minimize injustice, improve health/employment of persons formerly involved in the justice system);
  • (ii) The intervention is widely adopted in practice, but has not yet been rigorously evaluated and its impacts on key criminal justice outcomes are thus largely unknown; or
  • (iii) The intervention is growing in use and likely to become widely adopted, but has not yet been rigorously evaluated.

Eligibility: see the complete RFP for more information

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Arnold Ventures Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities Research Grant

Organization: Arnold Ventures

Award amount: varies

Deadline: ongoing

Description: Arnold Ventures’ (AV) Evidence-Based Policy team invites grant applications to conduct randomized
controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy in which:
(i) AV will fund the RCT, and government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery; and
(ii) The RCT meets the additional selection criteria set out below.
Our main goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained effects on important life outcomes. We recognize how challenging this is: Surprisingly few programs are found to produce the hoped-for improvements in participants’ lives when evaluated in a well-conducted RCT. This Request for Proposals seeks to optimize the chances of success by prioritizing RCTs of programs with highly-promising prior evidence or other compelling policy reasons for a rigorous evaluation.

Eligibility: see the complete RFP for more information

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Charles Koch Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Charles Koch Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed. Funding levels are commensurate with the requirements of the research and the potential for the research to advance an understanding of critical issues. Accepted proposals may also receive support to disseminate the research findings.

Deadline: Rolling

The Charles Koch Foundation focuses on programs that help move toward a society of equal rights and mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping others improve their lives. In addition to welcoming new ideas for these topics, we also invite general research proposals.

Eligibility: See the Charles Koch Foundation website for eligibility requirements. 

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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Armenian Culture and History Publications

Organization: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Award Amount: Vary depending on magnitude of the publication

Deadline: Biannual. Applications due 4/15 and 11/15.

Description: Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of Krikor Zohrab, a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.

In addition to graduate fellowships and research projects, the Fund also makes grants to support the publication of dissertations or historical or literary works focusing on Armenian studies, Armenian history and Armenian literature of the nineteenth century or earlier.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility information.

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John Templeton Foundation Science & the Big Questions Strategic Priorities

Organization: John Templeton Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling online funding inquiry

Description: The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. The Foundation supports research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and emergence to creativity, forgiveness, and free will.

In order to catalyze such discoveries, the Foundation provides grants for independent research that advances the mission of the Foundation. Their grants for public engagement help people worldwide engage the fruits of that research and explore the Big Questions.

The Science & the Big Questions Funding Area supports innovative efforts to address the deepest questions facing humankind. Why are we here? How can we flourish? What are the fundamental structures of reality? What can we know about the nature and purposes of the divine?

From 2019-2023, the Foundation will devote a significant portion of their funding in Science & the Big Questions to twelve priorities:

  • Cultural evolution: investigating humanity’s cultural past to understand its possible futures.
  • Dynamics of religious change: understanding changes in religious beliefs and practices around the world and their causes.
  • Health, religion & spirituality: exploring the impact of religion and spirituality on health outcomes and engaging religious and spiritual resources in health care contexts.
  • Intellectual humility: supporting research on the theory, understanding, and practice of intellectual humility. 
  • Mathematics & physical sciences: investigating the fundamental laws and structures of nature through mathematics and physics.
  • Programs in Islam: building capacity and networks of scholarship in global Muslim communities related to Science & the Big Questions.
  • Programs in Latin America: building capacity and networks of scholarship related to Science & the Big Questions.
  • Public engagement: how might media coverage of the Big Questions become more substantive and less sensationalistic? Are there ways to inspire undergraduate students to think deeply about the universe and their place in it? Can faith communities engage scientific research in ways that inform and enrich the lives of religious believers?
  • Religious cognition: using the tools of scientific inquiry to investigate the nature of religious belief and experience.
  • Science of character virtue: investigating the roots, nature, and impact of character virtues on human flourishing.
  • Science of purpose: investigating the nature and varieties of long-term directional trends and agential, goal-seeking processes in the natural world.
  • Science-engaged theology: encouraging theologians to engage with empirical science.

Eligibility:

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Legal Foundation of Washington Race Equity Grants

Organization: Legal Foundation of Washington

Award amount: Undisclosed. $220,000 will be funded in 2021. 

Deadline: Biannual. Applications due April 15 and August 15.

Description: LFW believes that creating fair access to civil justice requires undoing systemic racial oppression. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and strive to reflect racial justice and inclusion in all of our grantmaking. Read more about LFW’s commitment to anti-racism here.

LFW created the Race Equity Grant fund to build power within communities that have been historically overlooked within philanthropy and to combat the disparate outcomes that racism creates for people of color, particularly in the justice system.

Our goals are to:

  • invest in communities most impacted by structural racism and oppression;
  • support community- and client-centered approaches to legal aid;
  • increase civil legal aid opportunities for communities of color; and
  • build and support anti-racist organizations and leadership.

The Race Equity Grant program is built on a participatory grantmaking model. An advisory panel of community experts who have worked on race equity issues and/or lived in communities impacted by poverty and racism review grant applications and make recommendations for funding. The panel provides insight into the challenges facing Washington’s communities of color and ensures that LFW grants connect to their concerns.

Eligibility: Civil legal aid providers or organizations in partnership with civil legal aid providers are eligible to apply. Grant proposals can be for new or existing projects, including operational expenses, and must be focused on work in Washington State.

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The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation Grants Program

**If you are interested in applying to this organization, please contact Lauren Honaker, Senior Director of Foundation Relations at lhonaker@uw.edu.  

Organization: The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry and Proposals on an ongoing basis.

Description: The Bradley Foundation recognizes that its mission can only be realized through the hard work and dedication of its grant recipients, whether in its home city of Milwaukee or around the country. It is the Foundation’s job to find, assist, and nurture these grant recipients – and at times, get out of their way.

To accomplish this, the Foundation, in line with its mission and guiding principles, focuses to four priority giving areas: 

  • Constitutional Order 
    • The Foundation believes the unique political system envisioned by our country’s founders must be preserved to secure individual freedom and give American citizens room to solve problems effectively on their own. To that end, The Bradley Foundation seeks to uphold the Constitution, and its principles of limited government, federalism, the separation of powers, and individual liberties. 
  • Free Markets 
    • The Bradley brothers owed much of their success to a free enterprise system. The Bradley Foundation works to ensure that this opportunity is available to future generations. We are committed to free markets that allow for private enterprise, entrepreneurship, and free voluntary exchange. 
  • Civil Society 
    • America thrives on the exceptional strength and vitality of its families, schools, churches, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, and arts and cultural institutions, which cultivate personal character, strengthen community bonds, and encourage genuine citizenship. The Bradley Foundation supports these fundamental institutions of civil society in cultivating individuals capable of self-governance. 
  • Informed Citizens 
    • Our liberties are secure and will endure only insofar as Americans value and uphold the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. The Bradley Foundation supports educational efforts that help cultivate informed and capable citizens. 

To strengthen its grantmaking and enhance its impact, The Bradley Foundation sponsors additional programs to advance ideas, promote grant recipients, connect with conservative intellectuals, and build a robust community of knowledgeable and committed donors and friends. Sponsored programs include the Bradley Prizes, Bradley Fellows Program, Bradley Forums, Encounter Books and the Bradley Impact Fund. 

Eligibility: Can only support organizations that are exempt from Federal taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and publicly supported under Section 509(a). Cannot provide grants to individuals.

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Retirement Research Foundation Research Grants

  • Organization: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) Foundation for Aging
  • Award amount: Not disclosed
  • Deadline: Rolling. Next LOI due 3/15/2021.
  • Description: RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are:
    • Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research
    • Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies
    • Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them
  • Eligibility: Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are:
    • Proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the  adult population, ages 65 and older
    • Proposing a project that will have national relevance across the U.S. or regional relevance within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.

Please review the general grant exclusions before applying for a grant.

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

  • Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Award amount: Not specified
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
  • Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

The Searle Freedom Trust Public Policy Research Grants

Organization: The Searle Freedom Trust

Award amount: Not disclosed.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Searle Freedom Trust was founded by Daniel C. Searle in 1998 to foster research and education on public policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty. Through its grant-making, the foundation seeks to develop solutions to the country’s most important and challenging domestic policy issues.

Recognizing that good policy making relies on the availability of high-quality research, the foundation invests primarily in scholarship that results in the publication of books, journal articles, and policy papers. Funding is typically provided in the form of research grants, fellowships, and other types of targeted project support.

The Searle Freedom Trust also provides funding for public interest litigation and supports outreach to the public through a variety of forums, including sponsorship of research conferences and seminars, film and journalism projects, and new media initiatives.

With the foundation’s assistance, university and think tank scholars investigate a wide range of issues, including:

  • Tax and budget policy
  • Cost-benefit analysis of regulatory practices and proposals
  • The workings of the legal system
  • Environmental policy
  • Social welfare reform
  • K-12 and higher education policy

Eligibility: The Searle Freedom Trust will not typically support building projects, individuals, organizations that are not non-profit, charitable organizations, organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds, capital campaigns, and endowments.

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Smith Richardson Foundation International Security & Foreign Policy Grant Program

Organization: Smith Richardson Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed 

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The objective of the International Security and Foreign Policy Program is to assist the U.S. policy community in developing effective national security strategies and foreign policies. The Foundation is committed to supporting projects that help the policy community face the fundamental challenge of ensuring the security of the United States, protecting and promoting American interests and values abroad, and enhancing international order.

The Foundation is supporting efforts to help U.S. policy makers improve the country’s national security and foreign policy capabilities. The Foundation has developed portfolios of projects on the evolving politics of the Middle East. These have included assessments of the actors shaping the politics of Iran, the future of Turkey’s foreign policy, and the role of security services in Pakistan. The Foundation has expanded its grant making on the internal evolution of major powers in Asia, including China, India, and South Korea, as well as on the prospects for conflict among these countries. In terms of informing the debate over U.S. policy, the Foundation has supported efforts to help security analysts identify ways that the United States can continue to play its essential world role at a time of constrained budgets. Foundation grant making has also sought to highlight the emergence of new challenges, such as cyber attacks, and to consider policy steps to combat those threats.

The Foundation also provides funding to foster the next generation of scholars and analysts and underwrites historical research with implications or lessons for current policy. For more than a decade, the Foundation has provided research grants to junior faculty and junior-level analysts in the think tank community. The Foundation also sponsors the World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship Program, to support doctoral graduate students who are pursuing policy-relevant research projects in their dissertations.

Initial inquiries should be submitted by mail in the form of the concept paper. A concept paper should be between three and six pages in length. It should begin with a one-page data sheet listing all the essential information pertinent to a grant request, including the project title, an estimated grant amount, project start and end dates, and the name and contact information for the principal investigator. Concept paper submissions should adhere to the requirements described in the concept paper template.

Eligibility: See the grant opportunity for complete eligibility requirements.

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Stanton Foundation Applied History Course Development Program

Organization: Stanton Foundation

Award amount: up to $50,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Stanton Foundation has created a program to provide grants of up to $50,000 for tenured and tenure-track faculty to develop new Applied History courses for undergraduates or first-year graduate students.

In line with its mission to ‘develop a more informed citizenry’, the Foundation’s focus in Applied History is narrower than the typical “big tent” definition of Applied History as the examination of recent or current-day issues through an analysis of historical precedents or parallel. The Foundation’s focus is on the development of undergraduate courses which prepare students for their role as citizens. The Foundation wishes to promote Applied History courses that examine U.S. public policy issues that students will confront throughout their lifetimes. It believes that a familiarity with the historical record on such major issues will help prepare students for their role as citizen and lead them to be more informed consumers of news and more responsible decision makers.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant, a proposed course must meet two tests:

  • The issues to be examined by the course must be current U.S. policy issues or issues which relate to U.S. vital interests. These issues must be likely to endure through students’ lifetimes, whether they be international or domestic.
  • In the initial rounds of grants, the course must examine numerous periods in U.S. history (for more details, please refer to FAQs). Thus a course on immigration, which explored U.S. policies toward immigration since 1776 would be eligible. A course on World War I, in which the final week of the syllabus was entitled “Lessons for the Present,” would not be.

Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members. They must have received excellent ratings as a teacher in reasonably large courses (40 students minimum). The purpose of this initiative is to create a more broadly informed public, so preference is given to faculty at large institutions or those who anticipate substantial enrollments. A proposal to create a small graduate seminar, for example, cannot receive support under this program.

A proposed course must be taught in person unless the instructor has substantial successful prior experience with the development of online courses.

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Terra Foundation for American Art Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants

Organization: Terra Foundation for American Art

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Rolling. Next LOIs due 3/16/2021 and 12/3/2021.

Description: The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States. 

To help advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980).

Visual arts that are eligible for Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants include all visual art categories except architecture and commercial film/animation. The foundation favors programs that place objects and practices in an art historical perspective.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be institutions with United States 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. For consideration by the foundation, at least one-third of the program must focus on pre-1980 art of the United States and the award level may be commensurate with the degree of focus. The Terra Foundation prefers not to be the sole contributor to an event. No more than 15 percent of a Terra Foundation grant may be applied to indirect costs.

The foundation welcomes applications from international research groups. Such groups should involve two to four faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times.

The foundation funds museum-organized educational programs related to exhibitions through its Exhibition Grants; therefore only organizers from universities and research institutes may apply for exhibition-related programs through the Academic Program area.

These programs are intended for scholarly audiences. Public programs, travel grants, fellowship programs, research databases, programs designed for non-academic audiences, capital expenditures, and programs focused on architecture, conservation, or film are not eligible for funding through this category. For research travel grants to individuals, please visit our Research Travel Grants to the United States and Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars pages.

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Student and Individual Fellowship

**Society of Wetland Scientists Student Research Grants

Organization: Society of Wetland Scientists

Award amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: 3/8/2021

Description: The Society of Wetland Scientists aims to develop and encourage wetland science as a distinct discipline by providing support in student education, curriculum development and research. To support this goal, SWS offers partial funding of wetland-related research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students from an accredited college or university worldwide. These grants are intended to aid student’s costs of travel, room and board in the course of field investigation and to help cover costs of expendable materials and supplies required in the execution of the proposed research. 

Eligibility: All SWS student members conducting undergraduate or graduate level research in wetland science at an accredited college or university who have not previously been awarded an SWS Research Grant are eligible to apply.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Institute

Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Award amount: $550

Deadline: 3/14/2021

Description: The foundation invites applications for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. The institute focuses on ensuring the future of the specialty by increasing the number of future family medicine leaders and provides training for this important role.

As part of the FML Emerging Leader Institute, thirty selected residents and students will virtually attend the AAFP National Conference (July 29-31, 2021) to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, make connections, and learn about leadership opportunities with the Student and Resident Congress. Following the conference, participants are invited to virtually attend the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (July 31-August 1, 2021) and sit in on workshops in any of three leadership tracks: policy and public health, personal and practice, and philanthropic and mission-driven; the institute will conclude with a project management session.

Participants will receive a scholarship of $550 to virtually attend the conference and institute; will be assigned an AAFP family physician-mentor who will serve as a role model and provide monthly guidance and project support; and will have the opportunity to develop and complete a leadership project.

Participants also will be eligible for the $1,000 Leadership Project Award, which includes a crystal award and travel stipend for a return trip to the next national conference, where they will be invited to showcase and present their project and participate in FML Emerging Leader Institute-related activities; and the $3,000 Best Leadership Project Award in support of a special family medicine opportunity.

Eligibility: Family medicine residents entering their first or second year and medical students entering their second, third, or fourth year are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). See the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

Organization: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: Offered by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award supports theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.

Through the program, awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsor-scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent) capable of providing mentoring to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research, the sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. Fellowships are granted for a four-year term, with second-, third-, and fourth-year funding contingent on satisfactory progress reports. In addition, fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows’ Retreats, which are designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.

The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, DO. If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements, including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful PhD defense and date of degree conferral.

Due to COVID-19 related laboratory closures earlier this year, Damon Runyon is extending its application eligibility requirements for the March 15 application deadline by three months. Applicants must have received their degrees no more than twenty-one months prior to the application deadline date. Applicants must not have been in their sponsors’ labs for more than fifteen months prior to the application deadline date.

See the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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**Entertainment Software Association Foundation Scholarships

Organization: Entertainment Software Association Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: 3/14/2021

Description: To inspire future creators in the video game industry and encourage diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), the ESA Foundation established a scholarship fund providing support for women and minority students across the United States. 

Since 2007, the program has awarded more than 400 scholarships, to power the dreams of underrepresented students earning a computer science or video game arts and sciences-related degree.

Eligibility: See specific opportunities for eligibility criteria.

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**Coordinating Council for Women in History Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Award

Organization: Coordinating Council for Women in History

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

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Sigma Xi Student Science Research Grants

Organization: Sigma Xi

Award amount: Up to $1,000. $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research.

Deadline: 3/15/2021

Description: Sigma Xi, a society of research scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in research and cooperation among scientists in all fields, has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences and financial support since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the society promotes scientific achievement through hands-on learning.

Through the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program, the society awards grants of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students in most areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Funding may support travel expenses or non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Eligibility: While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement to apply for a grant, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider becoming a member prior to the grant application deadline. See the Sigma Xi website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: $30,000 per year for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner)

Deadline: 3/17/2021

Description: Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines—who see policy as a key lever for change and are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program aims to include doctoral students motivated to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; and collaborate across disciplines and sectors, while bolstering their leadership skills.

We’ll select up to 40 scholars who will receive a stipend of $30,000 each per year paid to their home institutions, for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner). Scholars will also be eligible for competitive dissertation grants of up to $10,000 each, as well as competitive conference and research dissemination grants, awarded by the national program center directly to the scholars.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a full-time, second-year doctoral student as of fall 2021 at a degree-granting institution based in the United States or its territories.
  • Applicants must have at least three academic years remaining in their doctoral program and not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2024
  • Applicants must be from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or marginalized backgrounds. Examples of marginalized backgrounds include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates; individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals from communities of color; and individuals with disabilities. If an applicant is applying because their background is underrepresented in a specific discipline, or from a marginalized background not listed above, the applicant must clearly describe how they meet the eligibility criteria
  • Applicants cannot be a recipient of a national fellowship program that prohibits participation in additional programs such as HPRS;  
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old as of September 1, 2021;
  • Federal, state, tribal and local government employees are eligible to apply unless they are considered government officials  under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application. As federal policy or laws change, we may need to consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms; 
  • Applicants cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer* or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

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American Society of Primatologists Small Research Grants

Organization: American Society of Primatologists

Award amount: $500-$1,500

Deadline: 3/19/2021

Description: Grants ranging between $500 and $1,500 will be awarded in support of training initiatives, startup funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Research grants should be designed to test hypotheses about the proximate and ultimate processes that influence primate behavior, social organization, development, reproduction, physiology, anatomy, and/or evolution. Proposals focused purely on primate welfare or conservation activities are not eligible. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be an ASP member at the Student Level or above. Membership in ASP for individuals from habitat or developing countries is free for those unable to pay dues. Applicants also must be formally affiliated with an institution that can assure that the funds are used appropriately (e.g., primate center, university, foundation, or established field program). See the American Society of Primatologists website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Grants Program

Organization: Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Award amount: $5,000-$20,000

Deadline: Biannual funding cycles, due April 1 and November 1.

Description: The Fund’s primary goal is to support research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families and communities.

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)

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

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows)

  • Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: 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, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Eligibility: See the Fahs Beck Fund Grants Program website for eligibility guidelines.

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**American Geophysical Union Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant for Ph.D. Students

Organization: American Geophysical Union

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The Horton Research Grant is a grant awarded to Ph.D. students studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The grant is awarded to up to three students each year. It is funded by the Robert E. Horton Fund for Hydrologic Research to promote excellence through encouraging the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.

Awardees are recognized at the AGU Fall Meeting where they receive a one-year grant (not to exceed $10,000) to cover research costs and related travel expenses ($500 for students in the United States and Canada; $1,000 for international students).

Eligibility: 

  • Be a current AGU student member
  • Be an enrolled in a doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field such as water resources policy science
  • Be enrolled in your program through the duration of the award (one year from Fall Meeting where you receive the award)
  • Meet all submission proposal requirements including CV, executive summary, statement of purpose, budget, and letters of recommendation
  • You do not need to demonstrate financial need.

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**Society for the History of Technology Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship

Organization: Society for the History of Technology

Award amount: $4,000

Deadline: 4/15/2021

Description: The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. This award is in memory of the co-founder of the Society and honors Melvin Kranzberg’s many contributions to developing the history of technology as a field of scholarly endeavor and SHOT as a professional organization.

The $4,000 award is unrestricted and may be used in any way that the winner chooses to advance the research and writing of his or her dissertation. Possible uses include underwriting the costs of travel to archival collections; photocopying or microfilming; translation of documents; and so on. The award may not be used for university tuition or fees.

Eligibility: Students from institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world who are working on projects in the history of technology are eligible to apply; doctoral candidates from outside the United States are especially encouraged to submit application materials. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for the dissertation by September 1 of the year the award is made.

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**Property and Environment Research Center Graduate Fellowship

Organization: Property and Environment Research Center

Award amount: Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,250 in addition to reimbursement for reasonable domestic round trip travel expenses to Montana.

Deadline: 4/22/2021

Description: PERC Graduate Fellowships offer the ideal opportunity for graduate and law students who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources, innovation, property rights, and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC over the summer in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the mentorship of a PERC Senior Fellow.

Graduate fellows have the opportunity to work in depth on a thesis or dissertation and can fasttrack research. This is a chance to get feedback from experts in fields including economics, law, and environmental science. Graduate Fellows are expected to interact with other PERC scholars and fellows while in residence, and it is intended that the fellowship period be thought of as an opportunity to either establish or strengthen a continuing relationship with PERC. Office space is provided in a congenial, stimulating work environment in a locale of unparalleled natural beauty.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend in addition, reimbursement for reasonable domestic round trip travel expenses to Montana.

During 2021, PERC is focused on the following issues:

  • Wildlife
    • Conserving Migration Corridors in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
    • Endangered Species as Assets Instead of Liabilities
    • Reining in the Wild Horse Crisis
    • Rethinking the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
    • Wild Africa
  • Public Lands
    • Parks Without Politics
    • The Future of Outdoor Recreation Funding
    • Give Conservationists a Seat at the Natural Resources Table
    • Fix America’s Forests

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

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International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Student Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science

Organization: International Foundation for Ethical Research

Award amount: up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education.

Our fellowships provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year. The fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and availability of funds.

Fellowships are awarded to those candidates enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences whose proposals show the greatest potential to reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be beginning or beyond their 2nd year of graduate school as of September 2021.

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National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowships

Organization: National Water Research Institute

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: 4/30/2021

Description: The NWRI Fellowship program awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States. Fellowships are underwritten by BioLargo, Inc., The American Membrane Technology Association, and the Southern California Salinity Coalition.

NWRI Member Agency Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to developing and/or enhancing drinking water supplies and water resources in general. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing treatment and management technologies; sustainability issues, including water/energy nexus; water policy and regulation; and natural resource economics.

NWRI-BioLargo Graduate Fellowship: $5,000

  • Research must be related to technical and scientific aspects of advanced water and wastewater treatments. Research topics may include: New treatment technologies; improvements to existing technologies; disinfection processes; and exploratory research.

NWRI-AMTA Graduate Fellowships for Membrane Technology: $10,000

  • Research must be related to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries, and must be consistent with AMTA’s mission to solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. Research topics may include: membrane bioreactors (MBRs), fouling and scaling control, efficiency (removal, recovery, energy use, pretreatment processes, and membrane materials.

NWRI-Southern California Salinity Coalition Graduate Fellowship: $10,000

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in Southern California. Research must address the critical need to remove or reduce salts from water supplies, and to preserve water resources in Southern California. Research topics may include: Concentrate management, institutional and regulatory/policy issues, economic analysis, and innovative treatment technologies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be accepted and enrolled in an US-based graduate program.

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**Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

Organization: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation

Award amount: $24,000

Deadline: 5/3/2021

Description: The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship was established in 1939 as a memorial to Charles LeGeyt in recognition of his valuable contributions to the field of electrical engineering.

The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24,000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the US. This scholarship is awarded annually.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the student must be a permanent resident of the US, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor’s degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full-time graduate student only. In the event the college is conducting a combined B.S. and M.S. degree program, the student in the penultimate year would be eligible for the award, which would apply in the final year of the program.

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**American Psychological Foundation Violet and Cyril Franks Graduate Scholarship

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.

The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Drs. Violet and Cyril Franks.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time graduate student. 
  • Good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues. 
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Sciences

Organization: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Award amount: $171,000 over three years. A dependent child allowance is available.

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.

To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

The Whitney Fellowship is for a period of three years, contingent on performance satisfactory to the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. One and two-year fellowships are not considered.

Eligibility: 

  • Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (June 15, 2021), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.
  • Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration.
  • Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will not be considered. The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only. Clinical house-staff training does not count as “postdoctoral laboratory training.”
  • The Foundation will not ordinarily consider applicants who plan tenure of the fellowship in the laboratory in which they have already received extensive predoctoral or postdoctoral training. The aim of the fellowship is to broaden postdoctoral training and experience, and a significant change of venue is advisable.
  • Since the number of available fellowships is limited, the Foundation does not make more than one award per year for training with a given supervisor. It also does not support more than two fellows per laboratory at one time.
  • The SAC will review no more than one application from a laboratory during each annual cycle. We will accept applications from different laboratories/supervisors at the same institution. Should we receive more than one, the Chair of the SAC will decide which of the applications appears most competitive and decline the other(s) administratively. We urge the heads of laboratories to make this choice for us, if at all possible.
  • The Foundation expects that fellowship training will be obtained in an academic setting. The selection of a commercial or industrial laboratory for the training experience is not acceptable.

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**American Floral Endowment Floriculture Scholarships

Organization: American Floral Endowment

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Annually on May 1. Two MS/Ph.D. opportunities due annually Feb 1. 

Description: The American Floral Endowment (AFE) offers Scholarships geared toward students pursuing careers in the floriculture and horticulture industry; including production, research, business, marketing, and public gardening. Each scholarship is unique; having its own requirements and specifications.

Eligibility: Varies depending on specific scholarship opportunity.

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**NLN Foundation Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

Organization: National League for Nursing

Award amount: Up to $8,000

Deadline: 5/21/2021

Description: NLN is proud to be the first member organization providing scholarships specifically to nurse educators.The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships of up to $8,000 each year to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community. 

These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to advance their career as a full-time nurse educator. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN Foundation wants to encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must also be NLN members either through individual dues or through their employer schools’ NLN membership.

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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Carter Meany Award

Organization: The Graham Foundation

Award amount: The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000. The Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

Opens: 9/15/2021

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: Established in 1996 by the Graham Foundation, the Carter Manny Award supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, the Carter Manny Award recognizes emerging scholars whose work promises to challenge and reshape contemporary discourse and impact the field at large. Eligible dissertation projects must focus on architecture, though scholarly investigations may be grounded in a range of academic disciplines and fields of inquiry that align with the mission of the Graham Foundation. These include: architectural history and theory; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. (See the Overview of our grant programs). The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

Each year the Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: one Research Award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and one Writing Award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

The Carter Manny Award applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award.

Eligibility: PhD students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

  • Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award.
  • A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the Research Award and one for the Writing Award.
  • At the time of application, students must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments.
  • A student may reapply for the Carter Manny Award if a previous application was not successful. Due to limited funds, a student who received a Research Award or a Writing Award is not eligible to apply for another Carter Manny Award in subsequent years.
  • The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the United States and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

Work being undertaken in pursuit of an academic degree is not otherwise eligible for Graham Foundation support.

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