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 5/7/2021.

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

American Heart Association Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension

Organization: American Heart Association 

Award amount: The maximum budget amount that may be awarded to the network is $20 million, inclusive of funds to support coordinating center responsibilities and indirect costs of 10 percent maximum for all Projects and the Coordinating Center.

Deadline: 5/13/2021

Description: The Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension is envisioned as a single network that encompasses multiple projects. An overall project plan will be developed by self-identified sites and submitted to the AHA as a coordinated submission. Proposed projects should have a common fundamental theme and should assess an intervention or approach to the prevention of hypertension in high-risk populations. Each project should be at a distinct institution and be led by a project principal investigator (PI). Each project also must have the needed research team, necessary infrastructure, and capacity to recruit and retain a diverse group of study participants.

Eligibility: Awards will be limited to U.S.-based nonprofit institutions, including medical, osteopathic and dental schools, veterinary schools, schools of public health, pharmacy schools, nursing schools, universities and colleges, public and voluntary hospitals, and other organizations that can demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research. Project PIs and coordinating center PIs must hold a doctoral-level degree and have a faculty-rank position at any level.

Link to complete RFP

Society for Neuroscience Awards for the Promotion and Mentoring of Women

Organization: Society for Neuroscience

Award amount: $2,500-$5,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: These awards honor the promotion and mentoring of women in neuroscience, including mentorship, professional development, and outstanding careers.

  • Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor: Posthumously recognizes a neuroscientist who has pursued career excellence and exhibited dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.
  • Bernice Grafstein Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Mentoring: $2,500 awarded to an individual who has shown a dedication to mentoring women neuroscientists and facilitating their entry or retention in the field.
  • Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award: Honors an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in neuroscience through teaching, organizational leadership, public advocacy, or other efforts that are not necessarily related to research.
  • Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award: $5,000 presented to an individual with outstanding career achievements in neuroscience who has also significantly promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience.

Eligibility: See specific opportunities for eligibility information.

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Independent Medical Education Grant for Addressing Primary Immunodeficiencies within Minority/Underserved Populations

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $200,000

Deadline: 5/25/2021

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.

Primary immunodeficiencies occur in all patient populations but the diagnoses are infrequently made in minority populations in the US. These disparities have been noted in several studies.

Through this RFP, it is our intent to support patient and provider educational programs on the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies within minority/underserved populations. 

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.

Link to complete RFP

American Psychiatric Foundation Helping Hands

Organization: American Psychiatric Foundation

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects, particularly in under-served minority communities. Funded projects are created and managed by medical students and can be conducted in partnership with community agencies, or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.

Since 2005, The Helping Hands Grants Program has helped psychiatry students meet these needs in their own communities. The program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on under-served populations; raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest among medical students in the psychiatric field and working in under-served communities.The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities, and must be supervised by at least one psychiatrist.

Eligibility: Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants. All projects must be conducted under the supervision of medical faculty, consisting of at least one physician. Medical students who participate in the program must be in their second, third or fourth year of medical school at the time they are engaged in community service.

The signature of the Dean of the Medical School and the Department Chair are required on the application.

Link to complete RFP

Microsoft AI for Humanitarian Action Grant for Azure and Data Science Services

Organization: Microsoft

Award amount: Up to $300,000 fair market value in Azure and data science services

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Since 2018, Microsoft has supported 40 AI for Humanitarian Action projects in 13 countries, advancing solutions to address challenges in disaster response, refugees, displaced people, human rights, and the needs of women and children through grants, technology donations, and data science support.

The most important part of your application is a project proposal that relates to developing artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) solutions which directly address existing challenges in one of the four AI for Humanitarian Action focus areas: Disaster Response, Human Rights, Needs of Women and Children, and Refugees and Displaced People.

We are interested in supporting projects which improve operational efficiency, enable new capabilities, increase beneficiary engagement, or involve rich data analysis for classification and prediction modeling. 

Priority Areas for Spring 2021 Open Call

Aligning with Microsoft Philanthropies’ priorities, AI/ML projects which fall under one of the four focus areas will be prioritized during our evaluation:

  • Projects supporting organizations or populations in Africa.
  • Consortium based projects where multiple organizations are willing to share their data and outcomes.
  • Skilling and livelihood opportunities to promote an inclusive economic recovery

Projects which do not meet a priority area will still be accepted and considered.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, United Nations organizations and agencies, international organizations, research, academic, and governmental organizations are eligible to submit projects. Private sector organizations may be eligible to receive support if a nonprofit or humanitarian partner is directly engaged in the proposed project.

Link to complete RFP

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Organization: The American Indian Graduate Center

Award amount: Varies by opportunity. Listed in the description.

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: 

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) is administered by American Indian Graduate Center and funded by the Bureau of Indian Education to provide scholarships and professional training opportunities specifically to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives pursuing graduate and professional degrees or professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Scholarship and professional training award amounts and the number of awards will be determined based on the number of funded students at each level:  

  • Graduate Level: $20,000 to $30,000
  • Professional Training: $1,200 to $10,000

Special Higher Education Program

The Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center for graduate students pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

American Indian Graduate Center Named Graduate Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor.  All successful applicants for the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced.  There is no separate application process for these awards. These funds are known as:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health related programs
  • Jeanette Elmer Fellowship – Library Science
  • Elizabeth Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
  • Katrin Lamon Fellowship – Literature or Journalism
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Scholarship Fund – Medical

Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate.

See specific opportunities for additional eligibility information

Link to complete RFP

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Excellence in Science Award (Women Scientists)

Organization: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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

Deadline: 6/3/2021

Description: 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)

Award recipients will be expected to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB member society.  Presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the lecture. In addition to the unrestricted research grant, the award covers the recipients’ travel to/from the meeting, hotel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the awardee’s achievement.

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

Link to complete RFP

NewSchools Venture Fund Racial Equity Grants

**The UW is not eligible for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partner organizations**

Organization: NewSchools Venture Fund 

Award amount: $1.5 million

Deadline: 6/4/2021

Description: The NewSchools Venture Fund believes that the freedom to thrive is every person’s fundamental right, and that access to a great education, regardless of race or ethnicity, is essential to that freedom. To that end, NewSchools is opening its first Racial Equity funding opportunity and will provide $1.5 million in “dream capital” to innovators of color with bold ideas to advance racial equity in education.  

Instead of a traditional grantmaking approach that centers funders, their strategies, and their selection criteria, the decision-makers for this funding opportunity will be parents, students, and education innovators of color. Given the prevalence of anti-Black racism in society, and its impact on outcomes for Black students, the organizations plans to allocate at least 50 percent of the Racial Equity fund to Black leaders. Grantees will receive funding as well as management assistance, such as access to experts and a community of practice, to support the development of your idea. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible for this funding opportunity, applicants should identify as a person of color; have an idea focused on advancing racial equity in pre-K-12 education that does not fall into one of NewSchools’ existing investment areas (Innovative Schools, Learning Solutions and Diverse Leaders); and lead an organization that is in the early stage of development. The organization encourages prospective applicants to reach out to discuss their eligibility.   

NewSchools will be hosting a webinar on May 7 at 12:00 p.m.  at which it will share details on the grantmaking process, walk prospective applicants through the application process. (Registration required.)

Link to complete RFP

Resist Grants for Social Change, Justice Grants

**The UW is not eligible for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partner organizations**

Organization: Resist

Award amount: $4,000

Deadline: 6/4/2020

Description: Boston-based Resist redistributes resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their efforts to build a better world.

To advance this mission, the organization welcomes applications from grassroots organizations led by those most impacted by intersecting systems of oppression that are working to advance justice and liberation. Two types of grants will be awarded for this call:

General Support — Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to groups that are building movements for justice and liberation and against systemic oppression through grassroots/cultural organizing, art-making, and resilience building.

Accessibility — Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded for work that specifically allows a group’s work to be more accessible to community members with specific accessibility needs.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have an organizational budget under $150,000 a year, be based in the United States, and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) according to the Internal Revenue Code, be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency, or be sponsored by a previously listed entity.

Link to complete RFP

Society for Family Planning 2021 Changemakers in Family Planning

Organization: Society for Family Planning

Award amount: 20% protected time, funds for career development activities, stipends for two mentors, participation in cohort-only events, Society of Family Planning (SFP) membership dues for two years, and covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: Institutionalized racism, past and present, is a barrier to the full participation of people of color in science. This systematic maldistribution of resources, power, and opportunity negatively affects scholars of color who enter the academic sphere and the research produced. The science of family planning is no exception; the underrepresentation of people of color inhibits the generation of research on abortion and contraception.

As a core strategy, the Society of Family Planning Research Fund (SFPRF) is seeking to build and support an inclusive, multidisciplinary, skilled, and well-connected community with a shared focus on family planning. Underlying this strategy is the knowledge that the full participation of scholars of color is essential to pursuing the ambitious vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.

Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations on behalf of a named Principal Investigator. A Principal Investigator need not be a current SFP member in order to apply. Organizations receiving grants are limited, without exception, to nonprofit entities with tax-exempt status, such as academic institutions, research organizations, and community-based organizations.

These grants are open to scholars who:

  • self-identify as a person of color
  • have completed a terminal degree program within ten years of submitting an application
  • have received less than $250,000 to conduct family planning research as a Principal Investigator or have never served as a Principal Investigator for family planning research
  • reside in the US and plan to pursue a research career focused on US research (including territories of the US)

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

Pfizer Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Menopause Experience

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 6/10/2021

Description: Studies suggests that there are racial and ethnic differences in how and when patients experience menopause. For example, Black patients are at greater risk for earlier menopause with more frequent and severe hot flashes.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on increasing awareness and understanding among health care providers about racial and ethnic differences in patients’ menopause experiences. Closing these knowledge gaps are important to help ensure that patients receive proper diagnosis, appropriate treatment and optimal care.

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.

Link to complete RFP

American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award (Women Scientists)

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

The award includes the following:

  • The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting. The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
  • A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
  • Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individual* ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.

* includes female-identified individuals and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB).

Link to complete RFP

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Grants of $250,000 each will be awarded through this program. Funds will cover up to 70 percent of the scholar’s salary for two years (capped at $75,000 per year), with the remainder of the award to be used for research and other related expenses. See frequently asked questions for details.

Deadline: 6/16/2021

Description: The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.

Eligibility:

Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. The term “systematically marginalized” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or similar factors. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals from ethnically and racially minoritized groups underrepresented in research disciplines
  • First-generation college graduates
  • People for whom English is not a native language 
  • People from low-income communities 
  • LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Individuals with disabilities

See the complete RFP for more information.

Link to complete RFP

American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Awards

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.

  • Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.
  • Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individuals, regardless of nationality or citizenship, who have mentored students at a U.S. institution. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination. Lifetime Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years. Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years. Each nominee will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate mentored a significant number of students from underrepresented groups (i.e., women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities) who earned PhDs in a STEM field
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs
  • Candidate demonstrated continued interest in the educational and professional development of students mentored before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate provided students with psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs

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

Emerald Foundation Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: Black in Cancer / Emerald Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position

Deadline: 8/2/2021

Description: Black in Cancer aims to strengthen the network between Black people in the cancer space whilst highlighting Black excellence in cancer research and medicine. 

In pursuit of this mission, Black in Cancer will be highlighting Black excellence in the field of cancer research by awarding a postdoctoral fellowship to an outstanding member of the cancer research community who embodies the principles of the organization. The goals of this award are to advance innovative strategies that will lead to preventions, treatments, or cures for cancers of all types, promote research into disparities in cancer outcomes in the Black community, and increase Black representation in the cancer research community.

The Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide up to three years of financial support for an ambitious scientific project, including one in its early stages and/or not currently supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, or other government agencies. In an effort to help the awardee achieve success in a tenure-track position, the fellowship can also be used to provide funding that bridges this transitional stage of an academic career. The award will provide $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position.

This award opportunity is offered in collaboration with Emerald Foundation, Inc., which is a private biomedical research foundation that invests in research projects in the fields of oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, heritable congenital diseases, and other conditions that are incompletely understood and have been resistant to treatment. Within these program areas, invited research proposals can cover the range of cell biology, genetically engineered mouse models (and those in other organisms), immunology, microbiology, synthetic chemistry, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and beyond. Emerald Foundation, Inc. is proud to partner with Black in Cancer to facilitate more Black postdoctoral researchers transitioning to faculty positions.

Eligibility: See funding opportunity.

Link to complete RFP

** International Education Research Foundation Sepmeyer Research Grant Program

Organization: International Education Research Foundation

Award amount: $1,000 

Deadline: 8/15/2021

Description: IERF’s mission is to research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and workforce.

IERF accomplishes this by:

  • conducting and supporting comprehensive, quality research on world educational systems
  • sharing its research findings with the international community
  • providing research-based credentials evaluations and related services

The purpose of the research grant program is to aid IERF in carrying out this mission. Therefore, IERF invites individuals and organizations to submit appropriate research project proposals for funding. Research grants are awarded for research only and not for study.

IERF is pleased to name its research grant program in honor of Inez and Ludwig Sepmeyer because of their combined involvement in international education and their commitment to research and publications on world educational systems.

Eligibility: The Sepmeyer Research Grant Program is open to all persons, regardless of citizenship and country of residence.

Link to complete RFP

Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity

Organization: Cancer Research Institute

Award amount: Up to $175,500 over three years to cover the cost of salary, insurance, and other research-related expenses such as travel to conferences and meetings.

Deadline: 10/1/2021. This opportunity occurs biannually in April and October.

Description: The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity supports qualified young scientists from underrepresented minorities at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology and cancer immunology. Fellows train under the guidance of a world-renowned immunologist, who sponsors the fellow and prepares him or her for a productive and successful career in cancer immunology. The program is open to Black, Hispanic, and Latino/Latina candidates, and will provide additional support for mentoring and career advancement to these individuals, as work to build a more racially diverse and inclusive community of scientists working in immuno-oncology.

CRI seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology that aim to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

A panel of scientists drawn from the CRI Scientific Advisory Council will rigorously evaluate each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.

Eligibility: 

  • The program is open to Black, Hispanic, and Latino/Latina candidates.
  • To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen working at a nonprofit institution in the United States or abroad. 
  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree and be working in areas directly related to immunology or cancer immunology.
  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the date of award activation and must conduct their proposed research under a sponsor who holds a formal appointment as an assistant professor or higher rank at the host institution.
  • Applicants with 5 or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the time of award activation are not eligible, with the exception of M.D. applicants, who should not include years of residency in this calculation.
  • Only in exceptional circumstances will applicants who have already spent 3 or more years in a sponsor’s laboratory by the start date of fellowship be considered for a fellowship award.
  • The fellowship can be performed in the United States or abroad, but must take place at a non-profit institution.
  • Only one fellow per sponsor may apply per application round, and faculty sponsors may not have more than three CRI-supported fellows at any time.

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American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Organization: American Chemical Society / The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Deadline: Annually November 1

Description: To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating students, underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Eligibility: Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the United States by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

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American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Organization: American Chemical Society / The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Deadline: Annually on November 1

Description: To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers.

Eligibility: Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating women to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

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Brady Education Foundation Grant Program

Organization: Brady Education Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Rolling. Three funding cycles April 1, August 1 and 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). 

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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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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.

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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

 

Education

Spencer Foundation Education Research Large Grants Program

Organization: Spencer Foundation

Award amount: $125,000-$500,000

Deadline: Indent to apply due 5/19/2021. Applications welcomed biannually.

Description: The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We anticipate awarding grants with budgets across each of the following funding tiers — $125,000 to 250,000; $250,001 to $375,000; and $375,001 to $500,000. We accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Eligibility: Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.

Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Large Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.

The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.

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AccessLex Bar Success Intervention Grant Program

Organization: AccessLex Institute

Award amount: $150,000-$300,000

Deadline: LOI due 5/31/2021

Description: The Bar Success Intervention Grant Program provides funding to programs and interventions aimed at helping increase bar exam passage rates among students and/or graduates most at-risk of not passing. The central goal of the Bar Success Intervention Grant Program is to increase the knowledge base about effective bar exam success programming that is scalable and replicable.

To be fundable, programs must:

  • Have a duration of 12‒24 months and seek funding in the amount of $150,000‒$300,000
  • Focus on law students and/or graduates most at risk of not passing the bar exam or institutions with ultimate bar examination passage rates that fall below 70%
  • Include clear statements of program goals and tangible and measurable objectives
  • Include an evaluation plan

Programs that also encompass the following optional elements will be given preference in the selection process:

  • Differential treatment of participants (treatment/control group methodology) for purposes of program evaluation
  • Relevant long-term support for participants
  • Collaboration with other institutions, organizations, etc.

Eligibility: Proposals must align with the goal of the specific grant program to which applicants wish to apply (see overview above). Proposed projects can address these issues at the national level or encompass more localized efforts that might be efficiently scaled across institutions and regions for greater impact.

AccessLex will review grant proposals from its member law schools (UW is a member) and other U.S.-based nonprofit and public organizations which are classified as tax-exempt under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and as “public” charities under § 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Code or to public organizations that are designated under § 170(c) of the Code. Faculty, practitioners and researchers who are U.S. citizens or residents are eligible for grants through their affiliated organization, provided it maintains a qualified tax-exempt status as described above. No relatives (defined for this purpose as parents, children, spouses, siblings or in-laws) of Officers or Directors of AccessLex are eligible to apply for a grant.

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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants for Research and Development Projects

Organization: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Award amount: Undisclosed, but previous grants go up to $100,000

Deadline: LOI due 5/31/2021

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

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

Eligibility: ​The Foundation will not fund:

  • programs outside of the United States
  • the operation or expansion of existing programs
  • the purchase or renovation of capital equipment
  • the staging of single events (e.g. concerts, seminars, etc.)
  • the creation or acquisition of works of art or literature
  • the activities of single individuals or for-profit entities
  • political or religious organizations
  • programs with religious content
  • programs to benefit children residing in foreign countries
  • medical research applicable to both adults and children

Link to complete RFP

Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program

Organization: Foundation for Child Development

Award amount: $225,000

Deadline: 6/8/2021

Description: The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early-career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy- and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.

The Foundation regards diversity as an asset for building a strong and productive society and is committed to diversity and equity in scholarship and through our grantees. To increase the diversity of research perspectives, the Foundation encourages applications from:

  • Scholars who are from underrepresented groups that have historically experienced poverty, racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Such groups include, but are not limited to, researchers of color, first-generation college graduates, culturally and linguistically diverse scholars, and researchers from low-income communities
  • Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches

Eligibility: Eligible researchers must have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., J.D., etc.) between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2020. Physician applicants must have received their M.D. degrees between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2020.

The affiliated nonprofit institution/organization must have a minimum operating budget of $2.5 million and a minimum three-year track record in conducting multi-year research projects (at least three over the last three years).

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John Templeton Foundation Character Through Community Initiative

Organization: John Templeton Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed. $15 million is available for funding.

Deadline: 6/11/2021

Description: The John Templeton Foundation has issued a Request For Proposals for a new funding competition.

Through its “Character Through Community” RFP, the foundation seeks to help organizations that are well-positioned to strengthen their understanding and implementation of character development through communities of practice.

By “character,” the foundation means the thoughts, attitudes, and motivations that guide a person’s behavior. These qualities are sometimes called strengths of heart, mind, and will, and include virtues such as gratitude, generosity, curiosity, humility, and self-control.

By “communities of practice,” the foundation means groups that come together regularly to share knowledge, innovate, and solve problems. It is in such communities and in close relationships that people can grow and strengthen qualities of character.

For the purposes of this funding competition, the foundation is most interested in groups that impact at least a thousand individuals. Members of communities that fall into the Character Virtue Development Department’s key priorities — education, faith communities, parent/primary caregiver organizations, and organizations in the City of Philadelphia — are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by June 11 and should be submitted through the foundation’s application portal. 

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility information.

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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.

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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

National Endowment for Financial Education General Grants

Organization: National Endowment for Financial Education

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: LOIs accepted biannually on 6/1/2021 and 12/7/2021

Description: NEFE provides funding for rigorous, innovative and actionable research that seeks to improve the public’s financial well-being and has the potential to make a profound contribution to the field of financial education. NEFE currently offers research grants and will soon expand our support to include directed research opportunities.

NEFE welcomes original research questions and replication studies that align with our funding priorities. Research projects must use rigorous empirical and/or theoretical analysis. Original data is welcome but not required.

The NEFE grant cycle remains open to all eligible concepts, but we give preference to well-designed projects that align with the following four topic areas:

  • Measurement: Studies that re-evaluate current financial literacy metrics and how financial literacy, behavior, perception, knowledge and skill can be measured more effectively.
  • Systemic Inequality: Studies that investigate knowledge, skill and wealth disparities, especially among populations that are statistically more likely to experience systemic barriers to improving their financial well-being.
  • Data and Methodological Limitations: Studies that examine bias—specifically as it pertains to personal finance—in order to help our field identify knowledge gaps in and to strengthen research data and design by including traditionally less heard voices.
  • Youth Focus: Studies that examine inconsistencies in exposure to financial education among youth in the U.S. as well as variations in financial socialization and education within family units.

Eligibility: 

Projects should:

  • Generate new data or utilize existing datasets; original data is not required
  • Involve the direct study of U.S. households and individuals or issues and trends pertaining to them (i.e., the scope is domestic)
  • Investigate direct impacts of financial education or propose research that results in findings impactful to the field
  • Align with NEFE’s research funding priorities

NEFE does not fund projects that:

  • Have commercial or proprietary elements
  • Are related to the pilot, development, execution, evaluation, expansion or administration of specific programs, courses or curricula

Link to complete RFP

Spencer Foundation Education Research Small Grants Program

Organization: Spencer Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 or less

Deadline: Rolling. Next two deadlines 6/1/2021 and 10/1/2021.

Description: The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. The Spencer Foundation accepts applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

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.

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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. 

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Environment

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Call for Proposals to Reduce Global Warming

Organization: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability, has issued a call for proposals for a $100,000 grant to fund the work of a new or existing program aimed at bringing about reductions in global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or in some other way.

Ray Anderson’s five grandchildren, along with their spouses, comprise the NextGen Committee of the foundation, which makes recommendations to the board of trustees for worthwhile grants and initiatives.

The best projects will include:

  • Direct and measurable reduction of C02e
  • Scalable and creative solutions that connect different sectors or regions
  • Environmentally based solutions that improve social equity

Eligibility: Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) charities in the United States, but the projects undertaken can take place anywhere in the world.  

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Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Annual stipend of $65,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. See description for additional award information.

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support basic research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology, with an emphasis on understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development. While these cross-disciplinary applicants will receive particular attention, applicants already involved in ocean research are also encouraged to apply. The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2021.

The award is for three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual progress reports, and will include an annual stipend of $65,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. The allowance may be spent on health insurance for the fellow and family, other benefits as required by the institution, research supplies, small equipment (including computers), attendance at scientific meetings, and other research-related travel. Up to $2,000 of the allowance may be used for relocation of the fellow and family to the host institution. Relocation costs must be in accordance with the policies of the host institution. Payment cannot be made directly to fellows. No indirect or overhead costs may be charged.

Eligibility: Applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date. Preference will be for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizens may choose a postdoctoral research sponsor in either the U.S. or Canada. Foreign applicants may choose a sponsor in the U.S. Awards can only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the U.S. or Canada (in a campus within these countries). Applicants should review the Glossary of Terms section of the foundation’s policies and procedures for the definition of a Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Clif Family Foundation Small Grants

Organization: Clif Family Foundation 

Award amount: not disclosed

Deadline: 6/1/2020

Description: Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of mission-driven organizations and/or projects in the areas of the environment, food and agriculture, preventative approach to people’s health, and sustainable community development.

Priority will be given to applicants that address two or more funding priorities at the same time, which include strengthening the food system, enhancing equitable community health outcomes, and safeguarding the environment and natural resources; demonstrate strong community ties; and operate within viable and clearly defined plans for positive change.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be based in the U.S. and be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status.

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Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarships

Organization: Recycling Research Foundation

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021 

Description: Since 2010, the Recycling Education and Research Foundation has sponsored a graduate scholarship to individuals seeking a graduate degree in programs that support the scrap processing or the recycling industry as a whole. Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the foundation created a $5,000 national scholarship open to graduates regardless of their affiliation with ISRI.

Eligibility: 1. The applicant must be admitted to an accredited graduate educational institution as listed by the U.S. Department of Education. The applicant must be taking courses toward a graduate or doctoral program.

  1. Board members of the Recycling Education and Research Foundation and their dependents, as well as employees of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. and their dependents are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
  2. The applicant should be studying in one of the following fields listed below. However, if the applicant’s field of study is not listed and he or she feels it should be included, an application may still be submitted, provided it includes an essay answering how the field of study is applicable to the industry as a whole.  Architectural Engineering and Construction Science; Chemical Engineering; Economics;Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering;Engineering Management; Environmental Engineering;Environmental Management; Geo Engineering ; Industrial Design ; Industrial Engineering ; Industrial Technology ;Manufacturing Engineering ;Marine Resource Management ; Material Engineering ;Material Science; Mechanical Engineering ; Mining Engineering; Public and Environmental Affairs; Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems ; Software Engineering ; Supply Chain ; Sustainability; System Engineering; Transportation and Engineering Management;Urban Planning & Design ; Welding Engineering

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The Water Research Foundation Paul L. Busch Award

Organization: The Water Research Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Water Research Foundation Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research recognizes outstanding achievement and creative vision through the Paul L. Busch Award. Each year, the award seeks to distinguish individuals poised for greater recognition of their innovative, ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. Nominations must be received by The Water Research Foundation by June 1. Recipients of the Award are recognized and rewarded with a grant of $100,000 to continue their work, take risks, and explore new directions. Individuals from all segments of the water quality community are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Individuals are eligible to receive the Paul L. Busch Award. Applicants may self-nominate or have work submitted by a nominator. The means of application will not be a factor in the selection process.

There are no restrictions based on race, gender, citizenship, or nationality. The awardee shall perform work in conjunction with a U.S.-based firm, university, or organization.

Excluded from application and nomination: Water Research Foundation employees, Board members, Research Council members, Award Selection Committee members, and members of immediate families of the above.

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Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation BIRD Energy Projects

Organization: Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation

Award amount: Up to $1,000,000

Deadline: Executive summary due 6/30/2021

Description: Created as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and designed as the energy arm of the 40-year-old BIRD Foundation, BIRD Energy has stimulated, promoted, and supported joint industrial R&D that benefits both the United States and Israel. It focuses on commercializing sustainable energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs, and increase energy security.

Since its inception in 2009, BIRD Energy has approved 42 projects with a total investment of about $30 million, attracting more than $200 million in venture capital and other follow-on funding to commercialize clean energy technologies. Over the last seven years, four BIRD Energy projects reached the commercialization stage, including a self-powered wireless sensor for monitoring energy use in buildings, a new enzyme for the production of biodiesel, a utility-scale solar concentrated photovoltaic system employing a new active cooling module, and a new system to facilitate wind speed and power output forecasting for wind generation.

Eligibility: To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  •  R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel)
  • Innovation in all areas of renewable energy efficiency, such as solar and wind power, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels, smart grid, storage, water-energy nexus, advanced manufacturing, AI for energy management, etc.
  • Innovation in natural gas and other associated technologies
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should be commercialization

Link to complete RFP

Danone Institute North America One Planet One Health Initiative

Organization: Danone Institute North America

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: Danone Institute North America is a non-profit innovation center managed by Danone North America, a subsidiary of the global food and beverage company Danone, which has a mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and a global frame of action of One Planet. One Health. This frame of action reflects Danone’s belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are inseparable. As a reflection of this principle, the goal of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative is to foster transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable food systems.

Specific Objectives of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative :

  • Advance Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” frame of action through innovative, actionable North America-focused initiatives to promote sustainable food systems that reflect that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Examples of focus areas include: regenerative agriculture, measurement and mitigation of carbon footprint, reducing food waste, closing food systems gaps that prevent equitable and sustainable access to healthy food, promotion of balanced dietary patterns that help fight obesity, address the nutritional and specific health needs of children, and support healthy aging throughout adulthood.
  • Foster a new generation of transdisciplinary thought leaders working together and advocating for food systems solutions that can benefit the health of the public.
  • Amplify the understanding of the relationship between sustainable food systems and human health among key decision-makers and the public.
  • Forge new networks and collaborative relationships among Danone North America, Danone Institute North America, academic institutions in North America, community groups involved with food sustainability issues, health of the population, and broader food systems disciplines.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this initiative, each team must meet the following requirements:

  • Teams should include four core team members representing diverse disciplines related to food systems, including, but not limited to, nutrition, health, economics, agriculture, community food access and social or environmental sciences. All team members must actively work together on the project rather than serving exclusively in an advisory role.
  • At least one team member must be a faculty member from a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education. The team may include other academic members, other professionals and practitioners, such as dining directors, community leaders or agricultural experts.
  • While more team members may be involved, only four will attend the in-person program in spring 2022. To the extent possible, the four team members named in the application should be the team members who will be attending the program.

Link to complete RFP

**The Impact Fund Social and Environmental Justice Grants

**The UW is not eligible for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partner organizations**

Organization: The Impact Fund

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 7/13/2021 (Winter Cycle opens in another period)

Description: The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most of our grants are for one particular case, but occasionally we fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. We fund civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group. Most of our grants are for class actions, but we also fund multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system. Impact Fund grants may be used for out-of-pocket litigation expenses such as expert fees and discovery costs, but not for attorney’s fees, staff, or other overhead.

Eligibility: 

Applicant must be:

  • A lawyer, or work for a law firm or a nonprofit legal organization
  • Looking for funding for a specific case
  • Have a case that target a social, economic, or environmental injustice
  • Case must be a class action, or will have a systemic impact in another way
  • Seeing funding for out-of-pocket litigation expenses
  • Willing to repay the grant if they recover fees/costs at the end of the case.

Link to complete RFP

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Organization: Science / SciLifeLab

Award amount: $30,000 grand prize. $10,000 for category winners.

Deadline: 7/15/2021

Description: The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists was established in 2013. A global Prize aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers. 

Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and SciLifeLab, joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. The Prize was launched with the vision to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community. A vision that will only come true if we encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

Considering the difficult economic environment for budding scientists, it is crucial that we provide them with extra encouragement as they begin their scientific careers.

The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research based on a doctoral degree earned in the previous two years. Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money and the three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments. 

2021 Categories

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genomics, proteomics and system biology approaches
  • Ecology and environment
  • Molecular medicine

Eligibility: Entrants for the prize must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Entrants may only apply once within this time period, and the work described in the entry must have been performed while the entrant was a graduate student. The prize is open to residents of all nations without regard to sex or race.

Link to complete RFP

XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Organization: X PRIZE Foundation

Award amount: The $100M prize purse will be distributed as follows:

After 1 year of competition the judges will review all submissions received by that time and award up to 15 Milestone Prizes of $1 million each. At the discretion of the judges, these awards may be granted on a conditional basis, subject to the team’s demonstrated commitment to continuing to develop and advance their solutions and to compete for the Grand Prize.

After 4 years, judges will select the winners:

  • $50 million paid to the single Grand Prize Winner
  • $30 million to be distributed among up to 3 runners up

​​​XPRIZE will also award up to US$5M to student teams in the Fall of 2021. These awards may fund participation in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal or the development of key supportive technologies. For more information, please refer to the Competition Guidelines.

Deadline: 

Registration for the Student Awards will close October 1, 2021 18:59:59 UTC

Registration for the Milestone Awards will close December 1, 2021 18:59:59 UTC

Registration for the Grand Prize will close December 1, 2023 18:59:59 UTC

Description: XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity – fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, this $100M competition is the largest incentive prize in history, an extraordinary milestone.‎

This four-year global competition invites innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans, and sequester it durably and sustainably. To win the grand prize, teams must demonstrate a working solution at a scale of at least 1000 tonnes removed per year; model their costs at a scale of 1 million tonnes per year; and show a pathway to achieving a scale of gigatonnes per year in future.

Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, or anything else that achieves net negative emissions, sequesters CO2 durably, and show a sustainable path to achieving low cost at gigatonne scale.

Eligibility: XPRIZE believes that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere. Scientists, engineers, academics, entrepreneurs, and other innovators with new ideas from all over the world are invited to form a team and register to compete. 

Link to complete RFP

**Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize SME AgriTech Competition

Organization: Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech 

Award amount: up to $1 million

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description:The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize is focused on accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale.

Teams submit their design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will select up to twenty-five teams to receive $100,000 each and advance in the competition. The selected team will develop their prototypes and conduct field tests on small- and medium-sized farms in Africa. Winning teams will increase net economic value to small- and medium-size farms by developing innovative food solutions for any stage of the food system, from seed to sale; designing a viable business model; and increasing farm productivity and/or decreasing post-harvest loss.

The winning team will receive a $1 million grand prize, with $1 million in additional prizes (2nd place – $300,000; 3rd place – $150,000; People’s Prize – $100,000).

Many entrepreneurs lack the information and tools they need to bring their inventions to life. In addition to the chance to win cash prizes, the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program provides additional opportunities for entrepreneurs, including participation in an online community; a twelve-week experiential learning program powered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development Idea to Market curriculum; and membership in the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program alumni network.

Eligibility: Registration for the competition is free and open to anyone. Design round submissions are due in December. Up to twenty-five teams will be notified of their design round awards in February 2022, and finalist prizes will be announced in April 2023.

Link to complete RFP

 

Engineering, Computer and Data Sciences

Facebook 2021 Networking: Internet and Web Services

Organization: Facebook

Award amount: around $50,000

Deadline: 5/24/2021

Description: Facebook is one of the biggest internet content providers in the world. Every day, billions of people connect with each other through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and many other Facebook products. Facebook’s success is built upon the internet and web services, which already has been one of the most critical infrastructures in the modern world.

To foster further innovation in internet and web services, and to deepen our collaboration with academia, Facebook is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals. 

Key Focus Areas:

  • Internet transport protocols (e.g., QUIC, HTTP/3)
  • Content delivery techniques (e.g., load balancing, telemetry)
  • Distributed caching
  • Edge computing services

Eligibility: 

  • Proposals must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
  • Facebook cannot consider proposals submitted, prepared, or to be carried out by individuals residing in or affiliated with an academic institution located in a country or territory subject to comprehensive U.S. trade sanctions.
  • Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Facebook in its sole discretion) are not eligible.

Link to complete RFP

The Marconi Society Marconi Prize in Digital Inclusivity in Information and Communications Technology

Organization: The Marconi Society

Award amount: The Marconi Prize includes a cash honorarium and a work of sculpture.

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Marconi Prize is awarded annually to innovators who have made a significant contribution to increasing digital inclusivity through advanced information and communications technology. Marconi Fellows are recognized at an annual symposium and festive gala celebration.

The Marconi Prize is awarded to established scientists who have created and scaled our connected world.  Nominees are recognized for their impacts on widely-used technology, the scientific importance of their work, their entrepreneurial contributions, and the applicability of their work to social and humanitarian efforts. We seek diverse candidates with exceptional records who will bring an engaged, socially conscious perspective to the Marconi Society community and its work to expand digital inclusion through information and communications technology.

The Selection Advisory Committee’s recommendations are informed by the candidate’s contributions in the following areas:

  • The scientific importance of the nominee’s work
  • The practical impact of the nominee’s work in terms of broad and diverse use of their innovations
  • The nominee’s humanitarian contributions to digital inclusivity and both technical and non-technical contributions to making the opportunities of digital connectivity available to everyone
  • The nominee’s entrepreneurial contributions, reflecting the creativity and entrepreneurship that made Guglielmo Marconi’s innovations widely available

Recipients must be nominated by a peer.

Eligibility: See the opportunity for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Facebook Next-generation Data Infrastructure request for proposals

Organization: Facebook

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 6/2/2021

Description: All around the world, businesses and organizations are becoming increasingly data driven, products and services are built more and more around intelligence derived from data, and the need for reliable and efficient data storage and processing at a global scale is becoming even more critical. Modern data infrastructure architectures have emerged from years of evolution in analytical and transactional data systems, along with a continuous infusion of capabilities stemming from new use cases and new data processing paradigms. Tightly coupled data warehouses are being replaced by more flexible ecosystems built around low-cost globally available storage and open file formats; data science and machine learning workloads are increasingly sharing the same infrastructure as analytical workloads; transactional systems and key-value stores are exploring ways to preserve consistency, reliability, and performance while operating efficiently at global scale. Yet, despite all these efforts and progress, many challenges still remain as the data management community is seeking out the defining characteristics of next-generation data infrastructure.

Facebook has had a long history of making contributions to the data management space – Hive, Presto, RocksDB, MyRocks all being examples of innovative work that started within the company. The scale at which we run and the unique constraints of our workloads make many existing solutions infeasible and provide a perspective that leads to new ideas. As we continue to build and evolve our data infrastructure, we are focused on a number of problems. These range from techniques to optimize CPU usage (and thus power consumption during large scale query processing) to strategies to optimize physical layouts and data transfer bandwidth, and from techniques to address the challenges rising from data storage and processing across widely separated data centers to novel approaches in converging data wrangling, machine learning, and analytics. Since guaranteeing correctness is a key requirement for our data storage and processing systems, we also remain focused in systems for testing and verification. Despite the unique constraints of our workloads, a lot of these problems are common in the industry and we believe that there is a lot to be gained by collaborating with academia in this area.

To foster further innovation in this area, and to deepen our collaboration with academia, Facebook is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals pertaining to the aforementioned topics. We anticipate awarding a total of 10 awards, each in the $50,000 range. Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university as an unrestricted gift. In addition, PIs and Co-PIs on the winning proposals will be automatically granted access to CrowdTangle, a public insights tool from Facebook that makes it easy to follow, analyze, and report on what’s happening with public content on social media.

Eligibility: 

  • Proposals must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations and policies.
  • Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
  • Facebook cannot consider proposals submitted, prepared or to be carried out by individuals residing in, or affiliated with an academic institution located in, a country or territory subject to comprehensive U.S. trade sanctions.
  • Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Facebook in its sole discretion) are not eligible.

Link to complete RFP

American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting. 

For the purposes of this award, public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society.

Eligibility:

  • Candidate must be an individual scientist or engineer. Groups or institutions will not be considered for this award. AAAS employees are ineligible. One scientist or engineer will be chosen to receive the award each year.
  • Candidate must be a scientist or engineer actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences and medicine). They may be based in academia, government or industry. Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities.
  • Candidate must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has completed their terminal degree within seven years of the deadline for nominations.
    • Nominees no longer considered “early career” as defined by this award might be eligible for the AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and a non-scientific, public audience(s).
  • Types of public engagement activities might include: informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities, such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science cafés, science fairs, and social and online media.

Link to complete RFP

American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Awards

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.

  • Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.
  • Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individuals, regardless of nationality or citizenship, who have mentored students at a U.S. institution. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination. Lifetime Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years. Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years. Each nominee will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate mentored a significant number of students from underrepresented groups (i.e., women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities) who earned PhDs in a STEM field
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs
  • Candidate demonstrated continued interest in the educational and professional development of students mentored before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate provided students with psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs

Link to complete RFP

Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation BIRD Energy Projects

Organization: Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation

Award amount: Up to $1,000,000

Deadline: Executive summary due 6/30/2021

Description: Created as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and designed as the energy arm of the 40-year-old BIRD Foundation, BIRD Energy has stimulated, promoted, and supported joint industrial R&D that benefits both the United States and Israel. It focuses on commercializing sustainable energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs, and increase energy security.

Since its inception in 2009, BIRD Energy has approved 42 projects with a total investment of about $30 million, attracting more than $200 million in venture capital and other follow-on funding to commercialize clean energy technologies. Over the last seven years, four BIRD Energy projects reached the commercialization stage, including a self-powered wireless sensor for monitoring energy use in buildings, a new enzyme for the production of biodiesel, a utility-scale solar concentrated photovoltaic system employing a new active cooling module, and a new system to facilitate wind speed and power output forecasting for wind generation.

Eligibility: To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  •  R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel)
  • Innovation in all areas of renewable energy efficiency, such as solar and wind power, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels, smart grid, storage, water-energy nexus, advanced manufacturing, AI for energy management, etc.
  • Innovation in natural gas and other associated technologies
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should be commercialization

Link to complete RFP

**Facebook Statistics for Improving Insights, Models, and Decisions request for proposals

Organization: Facebook

Award amount: up to $50,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: At Facebook, our research teams strive to improve decision making for a business that touches the lives of billions of people across the globe. Making advances in data science methodologies helps us make the best decisions for our community, products, and infrastructure.

This year at the virtual Web Conference, we are continuing our success from the 2020 Statistics for Improving Insights and Decisions research awards to foster further innovation in this area and to deepen our collaborations with academia. Facebook is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals pertaining to the below topics. We anticipate awarding a total of five awards, each in the $50,000 range. Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university as an unrestricted gift. In addition, PIs and Co-PIs on the winning proposals will be automatically granted access to CrowdTangle, a public insights tool from Facebook that makes it easy to follow, analyze, and report on what’s happening with public content on social media. Learn more about CrowdTangle here.

Eligibility:

  • Proposals must comply with applicable US and international laws, regulations and policies.
  • Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
  • Facebook cannot consider proposals submitted, prepared or to be carried out by individuals residing in, or affiliated with an academic institution located in, a country or territory subject to comprehensive U.S. trade sanctions.
  • Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Facebook in its sole discretion) are not eligible.

Link to complete RFP

Human Vaccines Project Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research

Organization: Human Vaccines Project

Award amount: $150,000

Deadline: 7/18/2021

Description: The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

The 2021 Michelson Prizes will be looking for research proposals in two areas:

  • Human Immunology and Vaccine Research: The committee will be looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.
  • Climate Change and Human Immunology: Climate change has a profound effect on human health; pollution and other environmental stressors related to climate change increase susceptibility to disease, especially in vulnerable populations. Harnessing the immune system will be critical to  mitigate negative health impacts. The committee is looking for research that expands our understanding of the potential effects of climate change on immune function with a particular interest in research that will directly translate into vaccine and immunotherapy development to mitigate its impact.

For both prizes, the committee will be looking for research that is highly innovative and impactful, with the potential to be applied across many diseases. 

While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, environmental health, etc., are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of pre-application submission (must be born after Oct 31, 1986).
  • Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for these awards.
  • Eligible applicants must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes.

Link to complete RFP

Global Biodiversity Information Foundation Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Organization: Global Biodiversity Information Foundation

Award amount: up to €20,000 

Deadline: 8/2/2021

Description: The 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge has opened with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. An expert jury will judge entries on their openness and repeatability, relevance and novelty and present a selected pool of winners with a total of up to €20,000 in prizes.

Eligibility: The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees.

Link to complete RFP

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.

Link to complete RFP

CISCO Research Cybersecurity in Emerging Tech Areas

Organization: CISCO Research

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: As soon as possible

Description: In our highly interconnected technology-dependent world, there is a tremendous need for cybersecurity at every aspect of our cyberinfrastructure, that comprises software, hardware, networking, and data storage, in addition to how people integrate with this infrastructure. Bad actors are always looking for vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure to exploit and hold people, companies and even governments hostage for personal gain. The rapid pace at which technology is evolving constantly exposes new attack vectors and zero-day exploits that need to be quickly detected and responded to, without which serious damage can be inflicted on people, data and society at large.

The goal of this RFP is to solicit proposals that aim to conduct cybersecurity research in emerging technology verticals such as Healthcare, IOT, and manufacturing in addition to the traditional areas such as perimeter defenses (e.g., firewalls) where Cisco has been a long-established leader. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to the following.

Healthcare Security and Privacy:

  • Techniques for securing electronic health records (EHRs) and ensuring appropriate controls around who gets access to them to preserve privacy
  • Solutions for securing legacy medical devices that are not as well maintained and software not upgraded properly
  • Detecting data breaches and alerting quickly
  • Zero trust approaches for securing largely inter-connected healthcare industry
  • Simplifying security solutions for non-tech savvy patients and caregivers

IOT Security and Privacy:

  • Prevent hijacking of IoT devices and ransomware
  • Security in smart home environments
  • Hardening IoT devices that are intermittently connected to the Internet
  • Securing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Security in Manufacturing sector:

  • Managing insider threats
  • Securing cyber-physical systems such as smart doors, locks/alarms, security cameras
  • Use of computer vision techniques for securing manufacturing floors
  • False positive reduction and prioritization of alerts
  • Counterfeit detection and provenance
  • Supply chain security

Security in Hybrid Environments:

  • Managing security and privacy across heterogeneous devices with different home/work personas
  • Preventing unauthorized access to secure and confidential data
  • Observability, access tracking and control of data and resources

Other:

  • Advanced AI/ML techniques for Cybersecurity (e.g., anomaly detection)
  • Applications of Knowledge Graphs and Causal Modeling for cybersecurity use cases
  • AI/ML techniques for automated detection of Zero-Day vulnerabilities
  • Managing (observability and controls) security aperture of software, hardware, device architectures, and systems
  • Exfiltration of confidential data and information
  • Privacy-Preserving Computation and Data sharing
  • Honeypots for detecting bad actors
  • Scalable and automated penetration testing techniques
  • Zero-trust service mesh architectures
  • Post-quantum cryptography solutions for securing data and communications against quantum computers

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria

Link to complete RFP

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Open Technology Fund Projects for Internet Freedom

Organization: Open Technology Fund

Award amount: Minimum of $10,000 and maximum of $900,000 for a year-long contract. Note, however, that OTF’s target support ceiling is $300,000; most supported efforts receive between $50,000 and $200,000 for the Internet Freedom Fund. 

Deadline: Rolling

Description: An initiative of the Open Technology Fund, the Internet Freedom Fund supports technologists and activists working bring to life ideas that advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks, counteract censorship and surveillance, and mitigate digital security threats to Internet freedom specifically for at-risk users, journalists, human-rights defenders, civil society activists, and others living in repressive environments.

To that end, ITF welcomes applications in support of projects and people working on open and accessible technology-focused projects that promote human rights, Internet freedom, and open societies. OTF prioritizes projects coming from individuals or organizations who are applying for the first time, identify as underrepresented within the field, and address areas that are underfunded. Projects must fall within one of the following areas:

  • Technology Development — The development of innovative Internet freedom technology, prototypes, and projects as well as core infrastructure projects that serve the Internet freedom and human rights communities will be supported. OTF seeks to support technology-focused interventions with clear human-centered benefits for Internet freedom.
  • Applied Research — Research may include identifying how, why, or where censorship is happening, studying specific Internet freedom tools and ways to improve them, advancing knowledge around what types of content censors target, or assessing threats to Internet freedom in a specific geographic context.
  • Digital Security — OTF aims to fill missing digital security capacity needs for on-the-ground organizations promoting human rights, focusing on those fighting to increase free expression and Internet freedom. OTF also seeks to support efforts that increase the developer communities’ understanding of the challenges that organizations and users are facing on the ground when maintaining digital security strategies or using their tools.
  • Community Convenings — Funding will be provided to empower Internet freedom communities to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders. The efforts supported by the fund are intended to bring in new voices not well represented in current conversations and help create collaboration and intersectionality.

Eligibility: OTF does not have any requirements regarding an applicant’s status — whether for-profit, nonprofit, or a single individual, or located inside or outside the United States — so long as the proposed effort fits within OTF’s mission, goals, and focus areas.

See the Open Technology Fund website for complete program guidelines, eligibility criteria, information about previous recipients, and application instructions.

**OTF places high priority on funding tools that are open-source and freely available to download and use, ensuring a low barrier to user adoption and use. Please contact Lauren Honaker if you have questions about what this could mean for your research.**

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Reckitt Benckiser High-dilution germ-killing actives for Lysol® and Dettol®

Organization: Reckitt Benckiser

Award amount: Up to $150,000 for a 6-9 month proof-of-concept project with the potential for substantial follow-on investment

Deadline: Undisclosed 

Description: Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is seeking alternative germ-killing actives to quaternary ammonium for use in Lysol and Dettol that are equally effective at low concentrations, high dilutions, and direct replacement volumes.

RB is a global consumer products company that operates a portfolio of leading household brands in nutrition, health and hygiene, including popular disinfectants Lysol and Dettol. First introduced in 1889, Lysol products can be found in half of all U.S. homes, while Dettol is sold in more than 120 countries. 

Both Lysol and Dettol come in a variety of formats, from sprays and wipes to soaps and detergents. Over the years, these products  have  fought germs using a range of active ingredients, including quaternary ammonium, or “quats”.  Known for their potency at very low concentrations, quats are effective at killing germs at concentrations of 2.4% and dilutions of 1:125 or more. For this reason, quats remain the active ingredient in laundry detergents, which undergo significant dilution during the wash cycle, while sprays, wipes and other formats have transitioned to alternatives. As consumers demand more natural solutions, we are looking for alternatives.

Solutions of interest include:

  • Technologies that fully replace quats
  • Technologies that use quats at low levels (<1%) in combination with an alternative active ingredient

Eligibility: See complete funding opportunity.

Link to complete RFP

 

Health Sciences

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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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

Organization: Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $150,000 over two years

Deadline: 5/7/2021

Description: While scientific advances steadily continue to reduce lung cancer incidence and deaths, the disease disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and people from certain geographic locations. Despite progress to reduce the burden of tobacco, disparities in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality remain, and inequitable receipt of evidence-based lung cancer care continues to compound these disparities. We encourage applications on a wide variety of disparities-related topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Gender disparities in lung cancer burden
  • Causes and risk factors for lung cancer among never smokers
  • Influence of social and biological risk factors on lung cancer outcomes, access to and use of care, and quality of care
  • Genetic and gene-environment interactions
  • Interactions and contributions of multiple factors (e.g. smoking, genetics, environment, societal factors) to disparities in lung cancer outcomes
  • Contribution of healthcare access and quality to disparities in outcomes
  • Disparities related to other factors such as geography, socioeconomic status, and age

Eligibility: Investigators must be affiliated with a non-profit academic or research institution and must be post-doctoral researchers, clinical fellows, or early-career and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since their initial faculty appointment.

Applicants from US-based and international institutions are eligible to apply and may hold any residency/citizenship status. Senior investigators with more than ten years’ experience since faculty appointment are generally not eligible for funding and are encouraged to mentor a junior team member through the application process. However, exceptions will be made for investigators with more than ten years’ experience in other disease areas or topics. Ineligible investigators with these or other special circumstances may request review by contacting the LCRF grants office.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 2021 Research Fellows Award Program

Organization: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $75,000 for one year

Deadline: 5/7/2021

Description: As the leading funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has supported more than 380 research grants at over 135 institutions worldwide. The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs.

We remain committed to supporting researchers who have more than five years experience in blood cancer research as well as attracting younger scientists to enter the myeloma research field to build the next generation of scientific leaders.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the MMRF 2021 Research Fellow Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers at the post-doctorate, medical fellow or junior faculty levels working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. Applications for the MMRF 2021 Research Fellow Award Program are due Friday, May 7th, 2021. The goal of this initiative is to engage and support young investigators entering the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology and disease risk, treatment and response and drug resistance. Proposals may request up to $75,000 for one (1) year.

Key areas of myeloma research for the 2021 MMRF Research Fellows Awards: 

  • Host immunity in multiple myeloma
    • Elucidation of NK and myeloid cells in the biology of multiple myeloma, disease development and progression, and in clinical response to therapy.
    • Infectious diseases in the natural history of multiple myeloma
    • Multiple myeloma patient responsive to vaccination and effect on response to immune therapies
  • Immune monitoring
    • Monitoring immune competence and responsiveness to immune therapy, and mechanisms of response and resistance to existing therapies in bone marrow and in the periphery. 
  • Innovative data solutions
    • Development and application of novel bioinformatics solutions for integrating complex, high-dimensional global and single-cell immune data and disease genomics. 

Eligibility: Applications for the MMRF 2021 Research Fellow Award Program are solicited from investigators at academic, not-for-profit, institutions in the United States and abroad. Researchers who hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree at the post doctorate, clinical fellow, or junior faculty level are encouraged to apply. Post-doctorate and medical fellows applying for the award must work under the supervision of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. All applicants must have obtained their highest degree within the last 7 years and may not hold a position higher than Assistant Professor. Investigators at the level of assistant professor who are beginning studies in the multiple myeloma field and are applying for this award must have a research sponsor at their institution who is in the multiple myeloma field, and can provide guidance to the applicant in the area of the project proposed. 

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Huntington’s Disease Society of America HD Human Biology Project

Organization: Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Award amount: Up to $150,000

Deadline: LOI due 5/7/2021

Description: Despite the identification of the gene responsible for Huntington’s disease (HD) over 25 years ago, to date there are no effective treatments available to patients to modify disease progression. Although animal models have been instrumental to our understanding of HD biology, the most physiologically relevant scientific observations are those that are recorded in HD patients. As a result, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America has adopted a patient-centric research strategy to push the field closer to meeting our goal of identifying effective therapies. The HD Human Biology Project is the cornerstone of this strategy. To date, HDSA has committed over $5 million dollars to support this program.

The Human Biology Project was launched in 2013 with the goal of fostering innovative research in collaboration with HD clinics to better understand the biology of Huntington’s disease as it occurs in humans. HDSA encourages researchers to consider one of HDSA’s 54 Centers of Excellence as a potential collaborator, but applicants may propose to work with any HD clinic around the world.

Eligibility:

 

  • Fellows: The HD Human Biology Project Fellowships are provided as “seed monies” (up to $75,000 per year for up to two years) for new clinical or translational research projects that are directly related to understanding Huntington’s disease in the hope that the results can be used to attract funding from other sources. It is NOT required that applicants have an MD and/or a PhD degree from an accredited medical school, university or research institute at the time of application. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from individuals from other areas of research and health care (e.g., biostatisticians, physical therapists, biomedical engineers, etc….). Applications are welcome from all researchers regardless of their position/title. However, preference will be given to young investigators who are not yet independent investigators. Applications from U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit and for-profit institutions are also welcomed. These institutions include, but are not limited to, universities, hospitals, government and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. Projects submitted from a for-profit organization must be accompanied by a signed letter from an authorized representative stating that publication of the fellow’s work will not be delayed due to proprietary issues.

 

  • Mentors: If the applicant is a post-doctoral or clinical research fellow, a mentor must be identified before applying for the HD Human Biology Project. All mentors must have a PhD and/or MD/DO degree and be scientific investigators with primary appointments at academic, public or private research institutions. Collaborations between multiple HD clinics are strongly encouraged.

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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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Association of Community Cancer Centers and Pfizer Integration of Biomarker Testing into Treatment Planning for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Organization: Association of Community Cancer Centers / Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $150,000

Deadline: LOI due 5/12/2021

Description: ACCC and Pfizer Global Medical Grants (Pfizer) are collaborating to offer community cancer centers a grant opportunity for quality improvement initiatives focused on the integration of biomarker testing into treatment planning for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We are looking for community hospital-based programs and physician group practices that are interested in integrating biomarker testing into the care plan for colorectal cancer patients and utilizing the results of the genetic test to help inform disease management plans for their patients.

Multi-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged, when appropriate, but all partners must have a relevant role. Although educational efforts for grantees and patients may be entirely appropriate components in responses to this RFP, educational objectives should be secondary to the quality improvement objectives of the proposed project and should include a quantitative endpoint or outcome measure to demonstrate an improvement in patient care.

Specific Areas of Interest:

  • Quality of care assessments around guideline-concordant use of biomarker testing
    • Molecular tumor boards, tissue optimization practices, etc.
  • Development of standard workflows for biomarker testing
  • Standard assessment of patients for clinical trial eligibility
  • Multidisciplinary care planning
  • Targeted education for providers and/or patients, within the construct of a measurable QI initiative
  • Addressing system-oriented issues that impact resource utilization (testing turn-around time, quality of in-house testing, adequate staffing)
  • Mitigating equity and access barriers to biomarker testing for underserved patient populations
  • Other areas may be considered if system-wide deficiencies in biomarker testing process are documented

Eligibility: Any ACCC member institution is eligible to apply.

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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Organization: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Award amount: see description

Deadline: 5/12/2021

Description:  

Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research

The Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out work relevant to the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of schizophrenia. The scientist to be recognized will be one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of schizophrenia, or of basic brain mechanisms, in schizophrenia.

Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize Cognitive Neuroscience Research

After Patricia Goldman-Rakic’s tragic death on July 31, 2003, Connie and Steve Lieber established an award of $40,000 and an honorary lecture at Yale University to honor her memory and her formidable accomplishments. The Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience is specifically for excellence in neurobiological research at the cellular, physiological, or behavioral levels that may lead to a greater understanding of underlying psychiatric or neurological disease.

Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorder Prize

The Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research (formerly the Falcone Prize) is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out work on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of bipolar illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of affective illness or it’s basic brain mechanisms that will lead to new treatment approaches.

Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

The Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research is an award of $50,000 given by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to an outstanding scientist carrying out research on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of severe child psychiatric illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of psychotic, affective, or other severe psychiatric disorders having their onset in childhood or adolescence.

Eligibility: see the complete RFP

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Pfizer Topical Hemostasis in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $200,000

Deadline: 5/12/2021

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 educating surgeons and other healthcare professionals on topical hemostasis in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedures, addressing knowledge and practice gaps specific to perioperative bleeding during MIS including robotically-assisted procedures.

We are particularly interested in programs that focus on some or all of the following: 

  • Management of capillary, venous and arteriolar bleeding in MIS
  • Preparation and use of topical hemostatic agents in MIS operating room environment
  • Delivery of topical hemostatic agents to difficult-to-access & difficult-to-visualize operative sites/sites of bleeding
  • Assessment of bleeding severity and effectiveness of topical hemostats in MIS 

Eligibility: The following may apply: medical 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.

Institutions located in medically underserved areas and/or serving medically underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

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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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Award amount: $125,000 annually for up to two years

Deadline: Biannually on 5/13/2021 and 12/7/2021

Description: Research grants are intended to support basic science research. Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient levels. To be considered, proposals must be hypothesis-driven and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support.

Priority will be placed on those projects that propose to better understand the mechanisms behind disease pathophysiology and to develop strategies to prevent or treat CF. Projects proposing interventional clinical studies must not be submitted through this funding mechanism and should instead be submitted as a Clinical Research Award or Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award.

Applicants seeking to submit proposals focused on topics such as the restoration of CFTR protein function or approaches to fix/replace the defective CFTR gene should apply through the Path to a Cure (PTAC) Research Grant Program. Topics for the PTAC program include, but are not limited to, characterization of rare CFTR mutations, nonsense modulation, gene editing/replacement strategies, and characterizing cellular targets for CFTR correction.

Eligibility: Applicants may submit only one Research Grant application in 2021 (either Spring or Fall cycle). United States residents and applicants from outside the United States are welcome to apply. Applicants must be independent investigators (an individual who is out of fellowship training and whose institution allows them to submit applications for research funding as a Principle Investigator).

Candidates who are clinical fellows should apply to the CFF Clinical Fellowship program for the appropriate year. Candidates who are postdoctoral fellows should apply to the CFF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program

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American Heart Association Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension

Organization: American Heart Association 

Award amount: The maximum budget amount that may be awarded to the network is $20 million, inclusive of funds to support coordinating center responsibilities and indirect costs of 10 percent maximum for all Projects and the Coordinating Center.

Deadline: 5/13/2021

Description: The Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension is envisioned as a single network that encompasses multiple projects. An overall project plan will be developed by self-identified sites and submitted to the AHA as a coordinated submission. Proposed projects should have a common fundamental theme and should assess an intervention or approach to the prevention of hypertension in high-risk populations. Each project should be at a distinct institution and be led by a project principal investigator (PI). Each project also must have the needed research team, necessary infrastructure, and capacity to recruit and retain a diverse group of study participants.

Eligibility: Awards will be limited to U.S.-based nonprofit institutions, including medical, osteopathic and dental schools, veterinary schools, schools of public health, pharmacy schools, nursing schools, universities and colleges, public and voluntary hospitals, and other organizations that can demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research. Project PIs and coordinating center PIs must hold a doctoral-level degree and have a faculty-rank position at any level.

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ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation

Organization:  ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation

Award amount: up to $10,000 over two years

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: Through this program, grants of up to $10,000 over two years will be awarded in support of animal eye disease research. Funding is available for one project of one- to two- years in duration. Projects must be completed by the end of calendar year 2023. Proposals will be evaluated on significance of clinical problem, study design and scientific merit, innovation, feasibility of proposed research, and the potential impact on animal eye diseases. The inclusion of power analyses to justify sample size and the inclusion of carefully selected control animals is extremely important and will be considered by reviewers. Projects must adhere to the ACVO-VAF Policy for Animals Involved in Research.

Eligibility: Applications are encouraged from academic institutions, private veterinary practices, or a collaboration between the two. Collaborative, multidisciplinary teams that have the potential to approach discovery research from multiple perspectives will be given priority.

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Society for Neuroscience Awards for the Promotion and Mentoring of Women

Organization: Society for Neuroscience

Award amount: $2,500-$5,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: These awards honor the promotion and mentoring of women in neuroscience, including mentorship, professional development, and outstanding careers.

  • Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor: Posthumously recognizes a neuroscientist who has pursued career excellence and exhibited dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.
  • Bernice Grafstein Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Mentoring: $2,500 awarded to an individual who has shown a dedication to mentoring women neuroscientists and facilitating their entry or retention in the field.
  • Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award: Honors an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in neuroscience through teaching, organizational leadership, public advocacy, or other efforts that are not necessarily related to research.
  • Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award: $5,000 presented to an individual with outstanding career achievements in neuroscience who has also significantly promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience.

Eligibility: See specific opportunities for eligibility information.

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Society of Neuroscience Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Organization: Society of Neuroscience

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award. Future plans to continue to make significant contributions to addiction research and treatment is one of the selection criteria. This award is endowed by the Waletzky Award Prize Fund and the Waletzky Family.

Recipients receive a $30,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
  • Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
  • No person may nominate more than one candidate.

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NCCN/Pfizer/Astellas Enzalutamide in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Research Grant

Organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network / Pfizer / Astellas

Award amount: There is $2 Million available for funding of all projects. It is anticipated that 2-5 projects will be awarded funding but the final number will depend on the quality of the projects and the specific decisions of the review panel.

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The overall aim is to develop innovative, novel, and impactful studies that address unmet needs as well as support the design and performance of enzalutamide research in the treatment of prostate cancer. Clinical trials, prospective studies, and retrospective correlative studies of enzalutamide treatment trials or datasets are encouraged. It is hoped proposals submitted in response to this RFP will guide development of enzalutamide and its combination with other therapies. Studies with correlative endpoints will be accepted, and studies that retrospectively analyze biomarkers (tissue, liquid biopsy, and other approaches) within prospective trials or datasets will be accepted.

Eligibility: Restricted to US institutions  

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Society of Neuroscience Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Organization: Society of Neuroscience

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The Swartz Prize, supported by the Swartz Foundation, honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience.

Recipients receive a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the SfN annual meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
  • Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
  • No person may nominate or write a letter of recommendation for more than one candidate.
  • Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
  • Due to potential conflicts of interest, members of the selection committee may not be the nominees, and they cannot serve as nominators nor write letters of recommendation for this prize.

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American Academy Of Periodontology Foundation Dr. And Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award For Excellence

Organization: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The program provides a one-time $10,000 cash award in support of a third-year periodontal student enrolled in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program who has been nominated by his/her periodontal program director. The award will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, and concern for the needs of others, also will be considered.

Eligibility: Third-year students as of the application deadline who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program and nominated by their periodontal program are eligible for this grant.

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Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grant

Organization: Gerber Foundation

Award amount: up to $350,000 over up to three years

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: foundation welcomes applications for research projects aimed at identifying solutions to common everyday issues and problems in the field of children’s health, nutrition, and/or development.

Research program focus areas identified by the foundation include:

  • Pediatric Health 
  • Pediatric Nutrition 
  • Environmental Hazards (Nutrient Competitors)

Major target areas for research include new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, or less invasive; treatment regimens that are novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and/or provide optimal dosing; symptom relief; preventative measures; assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (Public governmental institutions such as universities are included in this definition.) With few exceptions, organizations must have their principal operations in the United States.

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American Psychological Foundation Graduate Scholarship for Projects to Understand and Reduce Mental Illness Stigma

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 Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate student in good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues.
  • IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Link to complete RFP

Cure JM Juvenile Myositis Research Grant

Organization: Cure JM

Award amount: up to $150,000 over 2 years

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of innovative approaches in the treatment of juvenile myositis. A list of research priorities includes analyses of samples and/or data available from innovative treatment clinical studies; collaboration with pharma companies or other research organizations aimed at developing new therapies that may have utility in the treatment of juvenile myositis; clinical protocols for repurposed drugs for the treatment of juvenile myositis; and investigations of in vitro or in vivo models of juvenile myositis with the objective of development of new therapies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD or MD degree or equivalent and work in an accredited medical school, university, hospital, or research institute that agrees to supply the clinical and/or laboratory facilities. The foundation strongly encourages collaborations from two or more institutions that bring together a spectrum of expertise.

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Guttmacher Institute Cory L. Richards Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Organization: Guttmacher Institute

Award amount: $15,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute, supports emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Established in 2014 in honor of Cory L. Richards, a leading figure in the field whose remarkable career at the Guttmacher Institute spanned nearly four decades, the scholarship reflects what was for him a core commitment: nurturing the development of new leaders. It does so by providing financial support to students who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and who are seeking advanced degrees in public health or public policy.

Beginning in 2021, up to two individuals will be chosen as Cory Richards Scholars and awarded a one-time scholarship of $15,000 each to support full-time or part-time graduate study at an accredited institution in the United States. In keeping with the Institute’s and Cory’s dedication to equalizing opportunity, priority is given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be entering or currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time graduate study program at an accredited institution in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or public health
  • Be planning to pursue a career in advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Past recipients may not reapply.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

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Pfizer Pre-clinical & Translational Research in Multiple Myeloma Grant (Oncology – Hematology – Multiple Myeloma)

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $150,000

Deadline: 5/17/2021

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.

Only pre-clinical projects with a focus on these areas of interest will be considered for Pfizer support at this time:

  • Correlation between soluble B-cell Maturation Antigen (sBCMA) at baseline with FLC, M-spike, deepness of overall response, MRDnegativity, and response to prior therapy
  • Understanding the kinetics of sBCMA vs long-term responses (e.g., DoR, PFS, OS)
  • Mechanisms of resistance (e.g., role of sBCMA in resistance/relapse; downregulation of membrane bound BCMA; T-cell exhaustion)
  • Correlation between Soluble BCMA and BCMA expression on myeloma cells
  • Impact of prior treatment with BCMA-targeting agents on BCMA expression and sBCMA levels
  • Mechanistic understanding of the impact of anti-myeloma agents (e.g., IMiDs, anti-CD38, proteasome inhibitors, dexamethasone) on elranatamab-mediated T-cell activation and anti-myeloma activity
  • Exploring in-vitro or in-vivo novel combinations with elranatamab (PF06863135)

Important notes:

  • Studies can be in-vitro or in-vivo or use existing patient samples (e.g., blood, bone marrow aspirates, etc.)
  • A limited amount of the Pfizer asset elranatamab (PF-06863135) is available and can be requested through this RFP for non-clinical studies
  • The clinical ISR (Investigator Sponsored Research) program for elranatamab is expected to launch at a later date.

Eligibility: 

  • The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in the United States or Canada.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be affiliated with a host institution

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Pfizer Patient and Caregiver Awareness of Drug Resistant Infections

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: $25,000-$100,000

Deadline: 5/19/2021

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 patient and caregiver awareness on the importance of appropriate use of intravenous or home infusion anti-infectives (antibiotics or antifungals) as a part of chronic disease management, including oncology, diabetes, hematology, immunology, renal disorders, rheumatology, pulmonology, and patients with long-term hospital stays.

Projects that will be considered should include a focus on patient and caregiver awareness and education that will support the initial diagnosis, treatment of bacterial and/or fungal infections and also increase patient awareness of the need for appropriate use of anti-infectives and prevention measures. Programs that strive to reduce health disparities by following principles of health literacy will be prioritized along with programs that aid in a close coordination of care between HCPs and patients.

All activity types will be considered, though given the current pandemic circumstances, virtual and digital activities will be prioritized. This includes applications to repurpose existing educational resources into easy-to-use and easy-to-access delivery formats. We will also consider applications repurposing education or training resources that currently exist in one language but could be modified and translated to other languages and rolled out in different geographies. 

Eligibility: Patient organizations are encouraged to apply. In addition, professional associations and medical societies and other entities with a mission related to patient education may apply.

If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations, all involved must have a relevant role and the requesting institution / organization /association must have a key role in the project.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Drug Delivery Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 per year, for up to two years.

Deadline: 5/20/2021

Description: The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials and provide new skills in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or biomedical engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must have a firm commitment from a sponsor/mentor at an accredited U.S. university. The award supports candidates proposing to gain new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD degree or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the PhD before activating the award.

The awards support candidates proposing to gain new skills in relevant areas. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first two years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins. Applicants requesting funds to continue an existing postdoctoral program beyond a 4th year will not be considered.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Drug Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 per year, for up to two years.

Deadline: 5/20/2021

Description: The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Discovery provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials and provide new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligibility: Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must have a firm commitment from a sponsor/mentor at an accredited U.S. university. The award supports candidates proposing to gain new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD degree or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the PhD before activating the award.

The awards support candidates proposing to gain new skills in relevant areas. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first two years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins. Applicants requesting funds to continue an existing postdoctoral program beyond a 4th year will not be considered.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Drug Delivery Research Starter Grant

Organization: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 5/20/2021

Description: The PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Drug Delivery offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or biomedical engineering.

Eligibility: The Research Starter Grant (RSG) is available to applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) recently appointed to a tenure track position in a department that has responsibility for drug delivery research and instruction.

Those holding a tenure track appointment at the academic rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor, instructor or equivalent are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. Individuals receiving only intramural funding or start-up funding from their institution are eligible to apply for RSG awards. The applicant must be eligible to apply for independent external research funding by their institution and a letter from the Department Chair confirming that the applicant has dedicated laboratory space and research independence.

(Non-tenure track candidates will not be considered.)

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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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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ancestry Networks for Human Cell Atlas

Organization: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 5/25/2021

Description: To cure, prevent, or manage all diseases, scientific research should include people of all ancestries. To help advance that vision, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has launched a new funding opportunity aimed at expanding the ancestral diversity of the samples in the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body as a foundational resource for understanding health and disease.

Diseases manifest differently in different people, and ancestry is one factor that impacts disease severity, outcome, and treatment. Individuals of European ancestry account for 80 percent of genomics data, and studies based on a narrow slice of ancestral background are often not generalizable to all people. To help fill these gaps in scientific knowledge, the Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas Request for Applications (RFA) will support teams of researchers to generate healthy, single-cell reference data from historically understudied populations.

The Ancestry Networks RFA builds off of CZI’s experience supporting the work of ten collaborative research teams that studied tissue samples from a diversity of populations, including people who are Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous, as an initial step in addressing equal representation in the HCA. The new RFA will support collaborative networks of researchers for three-year projects. Teams should consist of at least three and up to ten principal investigators, including at least one computational biologist or data scientist and one expert in single-cell biology. Community-based participatory researchers should be involved in the collaboration to ensure that the research is attuned to the needs of and connected with the participating donor communities.

Ancestry Networks will collectively generate new tools, open source analysis methods, and openly available data from underrepresented donors across multiple tissue types and will provide valuable contributions to the HCA community. Example projects could include the generation of data from organs and tissues from a single or multiple ancestral groups; the development and sharing of tissue resources that will support standards, protocols, and tissue access to researchers; and the expansion of community engagement or donor recruitment programs and models.

Eligibility: See the complete RFP for full eligibility information.

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Pfizer Independent Medical Education Grant for Addressing Primary Immunodeficiencies within Minority/Underserved Populations

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $200,000

Deadline: 5/25/2021

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.

Primary immunodeficiencies occur in all patient populations but the diagnoses are infrequently made in minority populations in the US. These disparities have been noted in several studies.

Through this RFP, it is our intent to support patient and provider educational programs on the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies within minority/underserved populations. 

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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Pfizer Closing Knowledge Gaps in Moderate-to Severe Alopecia Areata

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: up to $300,000

Deadline: 5/26/2021

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. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the practice gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support should focus on increasing the knowledge and understanding of: 1) the pathophysiology of alopecia areata with specific focus on immunologic pathways, including how the pathway differs from other causes of hair loss; and 2) the epidemiology of alopecia areata, including an understanding of the risk factors; and 3) understanding the clinical manifestation of alopecia areata, including a holistic review of the burden of disease (e.g. psychosocial burden and associated autoimmune disorders).

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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American Federation for Aging Research Clin-STAR Transdisciplinary Aging Research Pilot/Planning Grants

Organization: American Federation for Aging Research / Clin-STAR Coordinating Center

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: LOI due 5/28/2021

Description: The Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center is seeking to fund pilot or planning grants that aim to stimulate new collaborations focused on the development of clinical aging research projects.

A major goal of this effort is to bridge junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and institutions in order to stimulate new areas of age-related clinical human subjects research. Funding may be used by investigators who are collecting preliminary data in emerging areas and/or understudied areas of clinical aging research, for collaborative projects to support transdisciplinary collaborations, or for smaller planning grants (up to $10K).The funding also provides opportunities to build mentee/mentor relationships at different institutions and content expertise in different disciplines for the junior investigator.

This mechanism provides funding for at least three pilot or planning grants. Awards will be made to junior clinician investigators who work collaboratively with a senior investigator(s) from a different discipline. Funding may be used by investigators who are collecting preliminary data in emerging areas and/or understudied areas of clinical aging research, for collaborative projects to support transdisciplinary collaborations, or for smaller planning grants (up to $10K). The latter may be especially of interest to investigators from disciplines that do not have a strong tradition of collaboration by providing seed money to help develop or expand potential collaborations. Each non-planning grant award will provide up to $50,000 in direct costs. In addition, up to 8% ($4,000) may be budgeted for indirect costs.

Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed activity. Funding will begin December 1, 2021. Small clinical trials are eligible under this mechanism.

Eligibility:

  • Principal investigators (PIs) must meet the NIH Early Stage Investigators definition; however, senior faculty at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher at the award date (December 2021) are not eligible.
  • The PI should be a health professional investigator, such as physician, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, psychologist or pharmacist, proposing human subject research
  • The PI must identify a senior investigator from a different discipline or specialty who will serve in an advisory role on the project. The senior investigator must be from a different institution.

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Society of University Surgeons SUS Resident Scholar Award

Organization: Society of University Surgeons

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 5/28/2021

Description: This award is intended for residents in any of the surgical disciplines who are doing basic/translational, clinical, health services, surgical education, or bioengineering/information technology research. 

Eligibility: Eligible residents will have completed at least two years of training in the United States or Canada by the start date of the award (July 1, 2021) and agree to spend at least one year in full-time research with a SUS member.

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American Association for Cancer Research Clinical Oncology Research Training Fellowships

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Award amount: up to $100,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: The program is designed to provide future academic clinicians with an effective industry-academic practicum and a unique training opportunity in drug development. To that end, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support a fellow’s work on site at the facility of one of AACR’s pharmaceutical industry partners. Time to be spent at the industry site over the one-year period may be flexible and is determined upon mutual agreement between the selected fellow, the fellow’s institution, and the industry partner. Indirect costs for up to a maximum of 20 percent of total direct costs are permitted.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have a medical degree (MD, DO, or MD/PhD) and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree; have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution in the United States; and not be an employee or subcontractor of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry or a clinical fellow applying from a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.).

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American Psychiatric Foundation Helping Hands

Organization: American Psychiatric Foundation

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health and substance use disorder projects, particularly in under-served minority communities. Funded projects are created and managed by medical students and can be conducted in partnership with community agencies, or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.

Since 2005, The Helping Hands Grants Program has helped psychiatry students meet these needs in their own communities. The program was established to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on under-served populations; raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest among medical students in the psychiatric field and working in under-served communities.The Helping Hands Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities, and must be supervised by at least one psychiatrist.

Eligibility: Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants. All projects must be conducted under the supervision of medical faculty, consisting of at least one physician. Medical students who participate in the program must be in their second, third or fourth year of medical school at the time they are engaged in community service.

The signature of the Dean of the Medical School and the Department Chair are required on the application.

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Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Small Grants

Organization: Foundation for Sarcoidosis 

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021. This is a biannual opportunity.

Description: The FSR Small Grant aims to support smaller scale or pilot research projects, which can be supported either singularly by FSR or through a partnership with additional funders. The FSR will award a limited number of grants, totaling $25,000. In assessing applications, we look for strength in overall strategy, methodology, and analysis. Proposals are encouraged from investigators across a variety of disciplines, submitting projects which will lead to direct and significant impact upon sarcoidosis research. Please make sure to include any literature, data, and previous research that is relevant to your proposal.

Eligibility: Proposals for the FSR Small Grant must be for research in the sarcoidosis space. Proposals for research studies focused on areas other than sarcoidosis are not eligible. Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Sub-Is, must submit bio-sketches in the NIH format as well as any letters of support from anyone collaborating on the proposal. The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, or a non-profit research facility that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research does not award grants directly to individuals. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

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Microsoft AI for Humanitarian Action Grant for Azure and Data Science Services

Organization: Microsoft

Award amount: Up to $300,000 fair market value in Azure and data science services

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Since 2018, Microsoft has supported 40 AI for Humanitarian Action projects in 13 countries, advancing solutions to address challenges in disaster response, refugees, displaced people, human rights, and the needs of women and children through grants, technology donations, and data science support.

The most important part of your application is a project proposal that relates to developing artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) solutions which directly address existing challenges in one of the four AI for Humanitarian Action focus areas: Disaster Response, Human Rights, Needs of Women and Children, and Refugees and Displaced People.

We are interested in supporting projects which improve operational efficiency, enable new capabilities, increase beneficiary engagement, or involve rich data analysis for classification and prediction modeling. 

Priority Areas for Spring 2021 Open Call

Aligning with Microsoft Philanthropies’ priorities, AI/ML projects which fall under one of the four focus areas will be prioritized during our evaluation:

  • Projects supporting organizations or populations in Africa.
  • Consortium based projects where multiple organizations are willing to share their data and outcomes.
  • Skilling and livelihood opportunities to promote an inclusive economic recovery

Projects which do not meet a priority area will still be accepted and considered.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, United Nations organizations and agencies, international organizations, research, academic, and governmental organizations are eligible to submit projects. Private sector organizations may be eligible to receive support if a nonprofit or humanitarian partner is directly engaged in the proposed project.

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American Respiratory Care Foundation Research Grants

Organization: American Respiratory Care Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Either Jun 1 or Dec 31 depending on the opportunity.

Description: 

NBRC Frederic Helmholz, Jr., MD Educational Research Fund

  • Supports up to $5,000 for educational or credentialing research
  • A Master’s Thesis, or Doctoral Dissertation with practical value to the respiratory care profession are acceptable submissions by a candidate. Others may submit a complete research proposal for consideration. This award consists of cash, certificate of recognition, airfare, one night lodging and registration for AARC Congress.
  • Applications are accepted from Jan 1 – Jun 1. 

Parker B. Francis Respiratory Research Grant

  • Provides financial assistance for research programs dealing with respiratory care and related topics.
  • The principal investigator may be a physician or respiratory care practitioner. However, a respiratory care practitioner must be the co-principal investigator if a physician is the principal applicant. The amount and frequency of this award is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the American Respiratory Care Foundation and dependent upon the quality of the proposals.
  • Applications are accepted Sep 1 – Dec 31.

Jerome M. Sullivan Research Fund

  • Established to stimulate original research contributions by respiratory care practitioners to the body of knowledge comprising respiratory care. 
  • In general, proposals for either applied clinical research or basic research in respiratory care and cardiopulmonary medicine will be considered. This will include research studies in the theory and practice of respiratory care and respiratory care management and education. A respiratory care practitioner must be designated as principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
  • The amount and frequency of this award is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the American Respiratory Care Foundation and dependent upon the quality of the proposals.
  • Applications are accepted from Sep 1 – Dec 31.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria for each research grant. 

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American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Teaching Fellowship

Organization: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the program, fellowships of $50,000 will be awarded to qualified faculty members in their first three years of teaching at a U.S. periodontal training institution. Funding for Teaching Fellows is provided at the end of each year of full-time teaching.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be in the first three years of full-time teaching (as defined by the institution) at a U.S. periodontal program or have accepted a full-time faculty position at a U.S. periodontal program.

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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Osteoarthritis Research Grants

OrganizationAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description:  Through the program, a single grant of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of a research project related to early osteoarthritis (OA) and/or the prevention of OA progression. The grant opportunity reflects the recognition of the importance of osteoarthritis and the preponderance of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within sports medicine and orthopaedics. While basic science or translational projects are preferred for this opportunity, innovative study designs integrating clinical patients are eligible. Proposals are not required to relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to OA or PTOA in the general population. There are no limitations on previous peer-reviewed funding and any investigative team seeking such a grant must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing.

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Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Magistro Family Research Grant

Organization: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research 

Award amount: $100,000 over two years

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of research projects dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists, as determined by current practice standards and developing physical therapist interventions. Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine not only the therapeutic effectiveness of interventions but also their cost effectiveness. FPTR supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include individuals or a group of investigators affiliated a U.S. sponsoring organization/institution. Groups must designate one principal investigator; other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

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Lupus Research Alliance Distinguished Innovator Award

Organization: Lupus Research Alliance

Award amount: $1,000,000

Deadline: LOI due 6/1/2021

Description: The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research. The organization’s mission is to improve treatments for lupus while advancing towards a cure through the support for research. At present, therapy for lupus is empiric and involves a variety of non-specific anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents. While these treatments are frequently beneficial, many patients do not respond adequately and suffer significant side effects. Importantly, many unanswered questions regarding the pathogenesis of lupus remain and new conceptual and therapeutic approaches are urgently needed.

To address these critical knowledge gaps and to markedly advance lupus research, the Lupus Research Alliance established the Distinguished Innovator Award (DIA). This grant mechanism is intended to attract exceptionally creative scientists from all relevant scientific disciplines and to provide them with robust and sustained support to explore bold and paradigm shifting ideas that could lead to ground-breaking discoveries in lupus research. Investigators working in areas outside of lupus are strongly encouraged to apply. 

In keeping with the strategic research objectives of the LRA, priority consideration will be given to projects that address understanding of lupus heterogeneity or patient stratification by active disease mechanism or employing global research and technological partnerships to address these priority areas.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with LRA scientific staff to discuss the responsiveness of their proposal to this program.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a faculty position, at the assistant professor level or above, at an academic institution. The LRA does not impose geographic restriction on its applicants and researchers working outside of the US are also encouraged to apply

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Broad PCORI Funding Announcements -- Cycle 2 2021 (for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Healthcare Systems)

Organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Award amount: not disclosed; see the full RFP for available funds

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas outlined in PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Healthcare Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.

Applications should address needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. Please note that in general, PCORI will not cover costs for interventions that are being compared in the proposed study. There are no changes to the maximum project budget (direct costs) and maximum research project period from previous cycles.

Eligibility:  see the complete RFP

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteImproving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Cycle 2 2021

Organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Award amount: $750,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: With this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER).

PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies.

For the Cycle 1 2021 Methods PFA, PCORI has identified the following areas as programmatic priorities:

  • Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research
  • Methods to Improve Study Design
  • Methods to Support Data Research Networks
  • Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER

The programmatic priority for artificial intelligence and machine learning replaced the priority for “Methods to Improve the Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP)” as of Cycle 3 2020. This change signals PCORI’s broader interest in funding methodological research that seeks to improve how massive amounts of data from a variety of sources can be: (1) appropriately analyzed and integrated into clinical care and health care delivery systems, and (2) facilitate population health models and social determinants of health analyses. Proposals should address mechanisms seeking to improve equitable, inclusive data collection and aggregation. NLP-related proposals will still be considered.

Eligibility:  Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the US and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply. 

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**Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes -- Cycle 2 2021

Organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Award amount: up to $10,000,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021 (letter of intent)

Description: TThe Pragmatic Clinical Studies (PCS) to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes PFA emphasizes relevant Methodology Standards and the PCORI Guidance on the Design and Conduct of Trials in Real-World Settings.

PCORI seeks to fund clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving healthcare system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities. Randomized study designs are strongly encouraged but not required.

Proposed studies must address critical clinical choices faced by patients, their caregivers, clinicians, or delivery systems. They must involve broadly representative patient populations and be large enough to provide precise estimates of hypothesized effectiveness differences and to support evaluation of potential differences in treatment effectiveness in patient subgroups.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system; laboratory or manufacturer; or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.

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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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Pfizer Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: $75,000

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.

It is our intent to support institutions with fellowship programs for Pediatric Endocrinologists that have a strong focus on clinical practice, research, and education to further the understanding of short stature/growth failure

Eligibility:

  • Accredited, US-based academic institution.
  • Do not include the name of the potential fellow(s) in application materials. This grant will be awarded to an institution, not an individual.
  • Institutions with fellowship programs that include independent research and a strong mentoring program. Clinical training may be included in the program but is not required.
  • No aspect of the fellowship program can benefit Pfizer’s business or a Pfizer asset.
  • Examples of independent research include: observational studies and outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease; use of screening tools and their impact on improvement of patient health.
    • Examples of research that would not be eligible include research involving the study and/or evaluation of any pharmaceutical product and basic science and/or fundamental research (in animal model, in-vitro, etc.).
  • Examples of clinical training include: educational time with an interdisciplinary team in review of case examples and relevant didactic training as well as use of tools for improvement in patient health for specific therapeutic areas or conditions.
  • Fellow time spent in the clinical setting that is supported through grant funds must not be billed as patient care.
  • Institution must ensure that any fellow that will receive grant funds must be a U.S. Worker (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee), or hold an appropriate non-immigrant visa status authorizing employment in the U.S.
  • U.S. Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) and other transparency law requirements must be satisfied with respect to meals, payments and other transfers of value. As a condition of the grant, the selected fellow will be named in transparency reporting as a recipient of grant funding

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Pfizer Quality Improvement Grants to Support the Delivery of Gene Therapies to Patients with Rare Disease (Gene Therapy – Rare Disease)

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $50,000

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 preparing and/or optimizing multidisciplinary care teams for the integration of gene therapy into the treatment armamentarium for patients with a Rare Disease. Support is available for the development of leadership, best practices, SOP development, site readiness, support and/or training of HCPs within a multidisciplinary team environment to optimize the quality of care for patients who have/will have gene therapy in their treatment armamentarium.

Projects that address recombinant adeno-associated virus gene therapy in Rare Disease and are therapeutic area and disease area agnostic (i.e., platform) will be prioritized.

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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Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Awards

Organization: Rheumatology Research Foundation 

Award amount: Varies $75,000-$375,000. Listed in description.

Deadline: LOI due 6/1/2021 for Scientist Development, Investigator and Career Development Bridge Funding: K Bridge. Applications for Career Development Bridge Funding: K Supplement due 8/1/2021 and applications for Career Development Bridge Funding: R Bridge due 6/1/2021.

Description: Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Research Awards are designed to encourage early and mid-career investigators to continue vital research into the cause, prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Scientist Development Award

  • Support for individuals in the early stages of their career or those without significant prior research experience to encourage rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals to pursue innovative research ideas.
  • Up to $225,000 over up to three years
  • LOI due 6/1/2021

Investigator Award

  • Support for junior investigators to conduct innovative research to encourage junior investigators in the period between completing post-doctoral fellowship training; while being competitive for more significant funding and establishing themselves as independent investigators
  • $375,000 over three years
  • LOI due 6/1/2021

Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge

  • Support to continue conducting research while reapplying for an NIH or VA career development award; applicants must have a funding decision in order to apply to encourage junior investigators to continue conducting research into novel ideas while revising outstanding career development award applications.
  • $75,000 over one year
  • LOI due 6/1/2021

Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement

  • Supplement funding to the NIH or VA career development awards to encourage junior investigators to expand promising research by providing additional support to cover research costs and help investigators become independent
  • $100,00 over two years
  • Applications due 8/1/2021

Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge

  • Support for promising investigators who are at risk of running out of research funding and are revising outstanding NIH R01 or VA RCS/ORD award applications to support established independent investigators to continue conducting research into novel ideas while revising their outstanding NIH or equivalent grant applications
  • $200,000 over two years

Eligibility: Investigators interested in using data from the ACR’s RISE registry as part of their proposed research project need to get their data use request approved before applying for funding. Please visit RISE for Research for more information on RISE data. RISE data requests should be submitted at least 2 months prior to the Foundation’s application deadline.

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T.E.A.L.® 2021 Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Organization: T.E.A.L.® Tell Every Amazing Lady (T.E.A.L.®) About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 

Award amount: up to $15,000 per year

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 2021 Medical Research Program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with their mission as determined by the T.E.A.L.® board of directors and scientific advisory board. 

The mission of T.E.A.L.® is to promote public awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer,  provide support to survivors, and raise funds for research in order to find a cure.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies.

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When Everyone Survives Leukemia Foundation Innovative Research Grant

Organization: When Everyone Survives Leukemia Research Foundation

Award amount: up to $50,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to new and established investigators for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Renewal of initial research support may be considered for one or more additional years based on productivity.

Proposals of not more than five pages must be submitted electronically via email as a single document scanned or saved as a PDF file.

Eligibility: No particular requirement

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Pfizer A Quality Improvement Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) Addressing Social Health Needs in Chronic and Preventative Disease

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: $250,000

Deadline: 6/3/2021

Description: The intent of this RFP is to encourage proposals to join a Learning and Action Network (LAN) to support the journey of healthcare organizations seeking to integrate social care into health care delivery in pursuit of improved health, well-being, and equity for their populations. The LAN will focus on the social care integration work of 3-5 integrated delivery networks (IDNs) in the United States, also known as health systems – organizations that own and operate a network of one or more health care facilities. Each selected IDN will set 12-month goals specific to their contexts. Participants will test social care integration strategies with their patient populations and share their results both with one another and stakeholders in their own IDNs to enhance the rate of learning and improvement. This LAN will be convened by IHI and funded by Pfizer.

Eligibility:

  • Geographic Scope: Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) in the United States
  • Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups.
  • Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) in the United States, also known as health systems – organizations that own and operate a network of one or more health care facilities and are early in their social care integration journey. Priority will be given to organizations that would benefit most significantly from participation in the Learning and Action Network (LAN).

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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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International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association Accelerating Cures and Treatments for FOP Grant Program

Organization: International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 6/4/2021

Description: The IFOPA offers the ACT (Accelerating Cures and Treatments) for FOP Grant Program to help enable the research and development of safe and transformative therapies for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). The research grant program provides, through a competitive application process, funding to scientists conducting research on FOP. Since 2015, the ACT for FOP Grant Program has awarded 22 grants totaling more than $1.2 million.

ACT for FOP research grant proposals should focus on the discovery and advancement of therapeutic approaches to FOP, including: 

  • Potential new therapies that either provide a novel approach to treating FOP or have convincing animal data to warrant further research;
  • Preclinical research that investigates a drug’s effectiveness on post-resection of heterotopic bone;
  • Research that assesses novel imaging techniques that have the near-term potential to be used as a biomarker or endpoint in clinical trials;
  • Research that further elucidates the mechanisms for FOP muscle regeneration as well as tendon and ligament repair.

Proposals involving meaningful collaboration among investigators with complementary capabilities are encouraged. Awards can be split among the investigators’ institutions as needed.

Eligibility: FOP researchers with a doctoral degree (MD, PhD or equivalent) at any stage of their career in any country are eligible to apply. Applications must be in English.

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Sleep Research

Organization:  American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: Founded in 1998, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation works to promote discoveries that advance the understanding of sleep for healthier lives

To advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators. The program is designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep and circadian scientists who have applied for a career development award (e.g., a K-award grant) from the National Institutes of Health, a CDA from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal funding agency but whose funding request was not within the agency’s funding range. 

The aim of the program is to support sleep researchers during the time needed for revision and resubmission of a promising application in response to reviewer critiques.

Eligibility: Individual applicants must identify a mentor in in sleep and circadian research with the skills, knowledge, and resources to provide effective mentorship.

Eligible applicants include sleep scientists (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DNP, DNSc, PharmD, PhD, or equivalent) who have applied for a multiyear career development award from the NIH, VA, or other awarding body in the field of sleep or circadian science within the past two years that was scored in the peer-review process but fell below (or is likely to fall below) the funding agency’s pay line.

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** American Sleep Medicine Foundation Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators

Organization: American Sleep Medicine Foundation

Award amount: up to $100,000

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: The AASM Foundation is committed to developing the careers of sleep and circadian investigators by increasing support for sleep researchers. To meet this goal, the AASM Foundation has established research career development awards (CDA) to assist sleep researchers at various stages of their career.

The Bridge to Success for Early Career Investigators is an AASM Foundation CDA designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early career sleep and circadian scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a CDA from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal funding agency, but whose application was not within the funding range. Through this award, the AASM Foundation aims to assist investigators at a critical juncture in their career where bridge funding can determine whether a promising sleep and circadian scientist stays in the sleep field or moves to a different career track. The funding provides support during the period of time needed for revision and resubmission of a promising application in response to reviewer critiques.

Eligibility:  The following individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Individuals with the following education and training are eligible to apply:
    • Sleep scientists (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DNP, DNSc, PharmD, PhD, or equivalent) who have applied for a multi-year career development award from the NIH, VA or another awarding body in the field of sleep or circadian science within the past two years that was scored in the peer-review process but fell below (or is likely to fall below) the funding agency’s pay line.
  • Individuals must identify a research mentor with the skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentorship to the applicant in sleep and circadian research.
  • Individuals may apply for multiple AASM Foundation awards however, the same proposal (i.e. projects with budgetary and scientific overlap) may not be submitted for multiple requests for applications in a given cycle.
  • Individuals who are the Principal Investigator on an open or previous AASM Foundation research award at the time of the application deadline are eligible to apply if:
    • The open or previous award is NOT a Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators or Strategic Research Award – Category I.
    • They can demonstrate that there is no budgetary or scientific overlap between their open award and the new project they are applying for funding. If there is budgetary and/or scientific overlap between projects, the applicant must indicate their plan to close their open award in the event their new application is selected for funding (e.g. relinquish the current award or complete the current award to start the new award).
    • The unfunded application, summary statement and priority score (if available) reflecting that their application is unlikely to receive funding and a revision will be necessary, and reviewer critiques must be provided with the application.
  • Individuals who receive funding through the Bridge to Success mechanism must plan to resubmit their unfunded application within one year of receipt of initial funding from the AASM Foundation, and this timeline must be included within the application.

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Society for Family Planning 2021 Changemakers in Family Planning

Organization: Society for Family Planning

Award amount: 20% protected time, funds for career development activities, stipends for two mentors, participation in cohort-only events, Society of Family Planning (SFP) membership dues for two years, and covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: Institutionalized racism, past and present, is a barrier to the full participation of people of color in science. This systematic maldistribution of resources, power, and opportunity negatively affects scholars of color who enter the academic sphere and the research produced. The science of family planning is no exception; the underrepresentation of people of color inhibits the generation of research on abortion and contraception.

As a core strategy, the Society of Family Planning Research Fund (SFPRF) is seeking to build and support an inclusive, multidisciplinary, skilled, and well-connected community with a shared focus on family planning. Underlying this strategy is the knowledge that the full participation of scholars of color is essential to pursuing the ambitious vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.

Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations on behalf of a named Principal Investigator. A Principal Investigator need not be a current SFP member in order to apply. Organizations receiving grants are limited, without exception, to nonprofit entities with tax-exempt status, such as academic institutions, research organizations, and community-based organizations.

These grants are open to scholars who:

  • self-identify as a person of color
  • have completed a terminal degree program within ten years of submitting an application
  • have received less than $250,000 to conduct family planning research as a Principal Investigator or have never served as a Principal Investigator for family planning research
  • reside in the US and plan to pursue a research career focused on US research (including territories of the US)

Link to complete RFP

Society for Family Planning 2021 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning

Organization: Society for Family Planning

Award amount: up to $7,500 to support a research project, funds to publish one open-access publication, participation in cohort-only events, SFP membership dues for the years of the award, covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings, and a stipend for a mentor.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: As one of its core strategies, the Society of Family Planning Research Fund (SFPRF) is seeking to build and support an inclusive, multidisciplinary, skilled, and well-connected community of emerging scholars with a shared focus on family planning. Providing early-career research support to graduate-level trainees is an important step to actualizing this strategy.

To this end, we are offering the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant may be used to support a publishable scholarly research project, including those associated with a thesis or dissertation. The proposed project activities should be completed within one year of award.

The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant is to cultivate the next generation of scholars by supporting their work and welcoming them into the family planning research community. 

Eligibility: Grants will be made to organizations on behalf of a named Principal Investigator. A Principal Investigator need not be a current Society of Family Planning (SFP) member in order to apply. Grants are limited, without exception, to academic institutions, research organizations, and community-based organizations with nonprofit or tax exempt status. 

These grants are open to scholars who:

  • at the time of award are enrolled in a degree program at the master’s- or doctorate-level, or in clinical study as a medical student, nursing student, or resident;
  • are proposing a research project on a family planning topic based in the US
  • reside in the US

Link to complete RFP

Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program

Organization: Foundation for Child Development

Award amount: $225,000

Deadline: 6/8/2021

Description: The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early-career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy- and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.

The Foundation regards diversity as an asset for building a strong and productive society and is committed to diversity and equity in scholarship and through our grantees. To increase the diversity of research perspectives, the Foundation encourages applications from:

  • Scholars who are from underrepresented groups that have historically experienced poverty, racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Such groups include, but are not limited to, researchers of color, first-generation college graduates, culturally and linguistically diverse scholars, and researchers from low-income communities
  • Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches

Eligibility: Eligible researchers must have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., J.D., etc.) between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2020. Physician applicants must have received their M.D. degrees between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2020.

The affiliated nonprofit institution/organization must have a minimum operating budget of $2.5 million and a minimum three-year track record in conducting multi-year research projects (at least three over the last three years).

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Research Grant

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $75,000

Deadline: 6/9/2021

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, scientific and/or research interest(s).

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on several or one specified area: 

  • Early identification, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis & treatment
  • Study of hereditary ATTR genotypes and phenotypes
    • Non-Val30Met genotypes
    • Val122Ile, Thr60Ala, Val30Met, and others
  • Mixed phenotypic manifestations (e.g. polyneuropathy and cardiomyopathy)
  • Use of tafamidis in the clinical setting (i.e. real-world evidence)

Eligibility:

  • The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in one of the eligible countries noted above.
  • 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

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Research Grant on Burden of Community Acquired Pneumonia

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: up to $150,000

Deadline: 6/9/2021

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. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the practice gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Studies that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on evaluating the burden of community acquired pneumonia, including but not limited to pneumococcal pneumonia, as well as risk factors for and complications from disease.

Eligibility:

  • The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in one of the eligible countries noted above. (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

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

Pfizer Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Menopause Experience

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 6/10/2021

Description: Studies suggests that there are racial and ethnic differences in how and when patients experience menopause. For example, Black patients are at greater risk for earlier menopause with more frequent and severe hot flashes.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on increasing awareness and understanding among health care providers about racial and ethnic differences in patients’ menopause experiences. Closing these knowledge gaps are important to help ensure that patients receive proper diagnosis, appropriate treatment and optimal care.

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.

Link to complete RFP

Neilsen Foundation Grants for Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

Organization: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Award amount: up to $150,000 per year over two years

Deadline: 6/11/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $150,000 per year over two years will be awarded in support of novel approaches designed to improve function and the development of curative therapies after SCI. The research should be focused on improving understanding and advancing the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and include mechanistic, preclinical, translational, and/or clinical studies. 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.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an MD, DVM, or PhD and be conducting research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada.

Link to complete RFP

**American Psychological Foundation Division 39 Grants (Nexus of Psychoanalysis, Society)

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $6,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: According to the foundation, the future of psychoanalysis depends on countering the field’s insularity and increasing public awareness of the benefits of psychoanalytic treatments and the applications of psychoanalytic thought to organizational and social problems.

The Division 39 grant is designed to help build the capacity of the psychoanalytic profession in this area. To that end, a single grant of $6,000 will be awarded in support of work that articulates the value of psychoanalytic principles and/or treatments for the general public and advances the field of psychoanalysis.

The program encourages any effort that demonstrates the value of psychoanalytic principals and is especially interested in work that targets populations in need of support, including early-career professionals, students from diverse backgrounds, and therapists working with underserved populations.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must have a demonstrated knowledge of psychoanalytic principles and may be a practicing psychoanalytic therapist (though this is not a requirement).

Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Foundation Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $8,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for the Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, which is named in honor of the first and second African-Americans to receive PhDs from Columbia University. The Clarks’ doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown- and white-skinned dolls, led them to conclude that segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to children.

Through the fund, a single grant of up to $8,000 will be awarded in support of a research and demonstration activity that promotes the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement, with a focus on children in grades K-8.

The grant award alternates every other year between an early-career psychologist and a graduate student and in 2021 will support an early career psychologist.

Eligibility: To be eligible, familiarity with the Clarks’ work is essential.

Link to complete RFP

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Organization: Eppendorf AG

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasing importance of this research in advancing our understanding of how the brain and nervous system function – a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades.

Eppendorf and Science/AAAS established this international prize in 2002. The Prize is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists who are not older than 35 years. It is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years, as described in a 1,000-word entrance essay.

Eligibility:

  • Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age.
  • The entrant’s essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
  • The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
  • The research must have been performed during the previous three years.
  • Employees of Eppendorf AG, Science and AAAS and their relatives are not eligible for the prize. 

Link to complete RFP

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.

Link to complete RFP

LAM Foundation Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Research Awards

Organization: LAM Foundation

Award amount: Up to $180,000

Deadline: LOI due 6/15/2021

Description: Since 1996, The LAM Foundation has been funding significant research that has led to tremendous progress in the treatment options and a possible cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Today, The LAM Foundation is the largest funder of LAM research, outside of the National Institutes of Health. 

The LAM Foundation-funded research has led to many major discoveries, including: 

  • Evidence that LAM is genetic 
  • Identification of a LAM gene 
  • Molecular explanation for abnormal smooth muscle cell growth in LAM, which has led to new therapies for LAM 
  • FDA approved treatment for LAM 

The LAM Foundation offers the following research awards and grants: 

  • Pilot and Feasibility Grant
  • Career Development Research Grant
  • Established Investigator Research Grant
  • Out of Cycle Grant Opportunities

Eligibility: See specific award opportunities for eligibility information.

Link to complete RFP

National MPS Society Research Grants

Organization: National MPS Society

Award amount: See Description

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: 

Tier I Research Grants – Up to a total of $100,000 US distributed over one to two years at the discretion of the PI

  • This award will address complex or multidisciplinary research questions and/or unmet needs in basic, translational, clinical, or diagnostic aspects of the MPS and ML disorders
  • A competitive renewal under this mechanism is possible, but will be offered only once
  • Total funds of an original grant and its renewal will not exceed $200,000
  • Total time of an original grant and its renewal will not exceed 4 years (excluding NCE)
  • Restrictions apply (see below)

Tier II Research Grants – Up to a total of $50,00 US distributed over one to two years at the discretion of the PI. These awards may address any of the following:

  • discrete studies or deliverables involving drug repurposing, models, etc.
  • research needs designed to make possible a significant and new research grant
  • research needs designed to improve a resubmission of a significant research grant
  • analysis of previously compiled data or research resources
  • pre-clinical extension to an alternate syndrome of a previously validated therapy
  • A competitive renewal under this mechanism is possible, but will be offered only once
  • Total funds of an original grant and its renewal will not exceed $100,000
  • Total time of an original grant and its renewal will not exceed 4 years (excluding NCE)
  • Restrictions apply (see below)

 

Research/Clinical Scientist Fellow-Initiated Research Grant – The Fellow-Initiated application will, in most cases, address a Tier II level question

  • In rare cases the research may approach Tier I level research in scope
  • Awards will be limited to one year at $50,000 (US)
  • The basis of any award decision will rest on rigorous review of the research component
  • A required mentor’s statement must be included which address mentorship in research
  • Eligible for up to one renewal
  • Restrictions apply (see below)

 

Eligibility: Any domestic US or foreign, public or private, non-profit or for-profit research organization is eligible to apply for and receive a Society Grant.

Only one research or fellowship application per independent laboratory group within an institution may be submitted per cycle.

Failure to adhere to the above application eligibility restrictions or efforts to circumvent them, may permanently restrict future applications from a given principle investigator or institution.

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Nurse Navigator Quality Improvement Grant

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $75,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

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.

The diagnosis of ATTR-CM is complex and often requires patients to undergo many diagnostic procedures with multiple specialists. The nurse navigator is an important member of the healthcare team who provides care in a highly supportive and personal manner and helps to guide and support patients and their families through the patient diagnostic and treatment journey.

Projects that will be considered for funding will focus on supporting the development of nurse navigator programs, including training, in order to improve the quality of care for ATTR-CM patients.

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. 

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Management of Metabolic Risks that Drive Liver Diseases and Increase Cardiovascular Risk in NASH

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: $200,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: It is our intent to provide an independent grant(s) to an organization or organizations that will focus on the management of metabolic disorders’ risks that drive liver disease outcomes and increase cardiovascular risk in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on:

  • Innovative treatment approaches to reduce the risk of, slow or prevent progression to severe liver outcomes such as advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver transplant
  • Understanding the linkage of NAFLD/NASH and cardiovascular disease in patients with NASH
  • Understanding the contribution of NAFLD/NASH to overall morbidity and mortality risks

The submitted proposals should aim to inform the scientific and clinical community and to advance the discussion around management of liver and cardiovascular outcomes in NASH.

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.

Link to complete RFP

Pfizer Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Fellowship

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: $80,000 up to a year. Budget can include salary and support of the fellow’s benefits.

Deadline: 6/15/2021

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.

It is Pfizer’s intent to support institutions with fellowship programs for Cardiologists that have a strong focus on clinical practice, research, and education to further the understanding of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis. Grants will be available for both established and emerging Amyloid Centers of Excellence.

Eligibility: 

  • Accredited, US-based academic institution.
  • Do not include the name of the potential fellow(s) in application materials. This grant will be awarded to an institution, not an individual.
  • Institutions with fellowship programs that include independent research and a strong mentoring program. Clinical training may be included in the program but is not required.
  • No aspect of the fellowship program can benefit Pfizer’s business or a Pfizer asset. 
  • Examples of independent research include: observational studies and outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease; use of screening tools and their impact on improvement of patient health.
    • Examples of research that would not be eligible include research involving the study and/or evaluation of any pharmaceutical product and basic science and/or fundamental research (in animal model, in-vitro, etc.).
  • Examples of clinical training include: educational time with an interdisciplinary team in review of case examples and relevant didactic training as well as use of tools for improvement in patient health for specific therapeutic areas or conditions.
  • Fellow time spent in the clinical setting that is supported through grant funds must not be billed as patient care.

Link to complete RFP

Research to Prevent Blindness Grants Program

Organization: Research to Prevent Blindness

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: 6/15/2021 and 12/15/2021

Description: Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) provides grants to high-performing U.S.-based departments of ophthalmology and their faculty and, through some of our awards, to high-potential vision researchers in any institution of higher education in the U.S.  There is an RPB grant category available to a scientist at any stage in his or her career — from a medical student considering academic eye research to a seasoned investigator extending the frontiers of vision science. The unrestricted nature of RPB grants allows for the greatest flexibility in the pursuit of breakthrough discoveries. 

RPB accepts grant applications twice a year, January and July. Application forms must be requested by the chair of the department of ophthalmology or the department’s grant coordinator. Departments of ophthalmology must have an RPB Unrestricted/Challenge (U/C) Grant in order to apply for individual grants, and only permanent, full-time department chairs are eligible to apply for any RPB grants. Chairs may nominate only one candidate per grant category per cycle.

Chairs may nominate only one candidate per grant category per cycle.  Nomination forms are required for all individual awards.  For the January 10 and January 20 deadlines, nomination forms are due no later than December 15; for the July 1 deadline, nomination forms are due no later than June 15.  

Grants are available 1-2 times a year in the following categories:

  • Career Advancement
  • Career Development
  • Disney/Amblyopia
  • Int’l Research Collaborators
  • Low Vision Research
  • Med Student Fellowships
  • Physician Scientists
  • Stein Innovation
  • Unrestricted/Challenge

Eligibility: See specific funding opportunity categories for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

**ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Clinical Parenteral, Enteral Nutrition Research Grants

Organization: ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation

Award amount: up to $25,000

Deadline: 6/16/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of research projects by early-career investigators with the potential to advance the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Project goals should be in alignment with the priorities outlined in the ASPEN Research Agenda.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be within ten years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency (or the equivalent); be at or below the rank of assistant professor; and commit at least 20 percent of their time to research in a professional institute that conducts nutrition research.

Link to complete RFP

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Grants of $250,000 each will be awarded through this program. Funds will cover up to 70 percent of the scholar’s salary for two years (capped at $75,000 per year), with the remainder of the award to be used for research and other related expenses. See frequently asked questions for details.

Deadline: 6/16/2021

Description: The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.

Eligibility:

Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. The term “systematically marginalized” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or similar factors. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals from ethnically and racially minoritized groups underrepresented in research disciplines
  • First-generation college graduates
  • People for whom English is not a native language 
  • People from low-income communities 
  • LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Individuals with disabilities

See the complete RFP for more information.

Link to complete RFP

**American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Fellowship Education Grant Program

Organization: American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) 

Award amount: up to $30,000

Deadline: 6/17/2021

Description: The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international orthopedic surgeons who specialize in elbow and shoulder surgery. Through educational programs and research, the organization seeks to foster and advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care.

To help advance that mission, the organization welcomes applications for the 2021-22 ASES Foundation Fellowship Education Grant Program. Through the program, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to ASES-recognized shoulder and elbow fellowship programs in support of the education and training of fellows enrolled.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be an ASES-recognized fellowship program.

Link to complete RFP

**Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings -- Cycle 2 2021

Organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Award amount: up to $1,500,000

Deadline: 6/22/2021

Description: This PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) is intended to promote the targeted implementation and systematic uptake of shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare settings, in line with PCORI’s goal of supporting patients in making informed decisions about their care. For this PFA, PCORI defines an SDM strategy as an intervention or approach that draws on and presents evidence to inform patients of available treatment options and their risks and benefits, and either engages patients in a decision-making process with their clinician or promotes their ability to engage in such a process.

This initiative will support projects that propose active, multi-component approaches to implementing effective shared decision making strategies that address existing barriers and obstacles to uptake and maintenance of shared decision making. The SDM strategy must have demonstrated effectiveness on patient, caregiver, or healthcare provider decision making using widely accepted metrics; the corresponding implementation approach must have potential for use and scalability beyond the targeted implementation setting. Patients and others whose involvement is central to success of the proposed project should be involved in its design and execution. In addition, applicants should assure that the proposed project team draws on sufficient expertise in both shared decision making and implementation science. Projects must incorporate rigorous evaluation of the implementation of shared decision making approaches, as well as the impact of the shared decision making processes in the targeted settings.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this PFA, applicants may either a) propose to implement a shared decision making (SDM) strategy that was formally tested and demonstrated to be effective in the context of a PCORI research award, or b) propose an implementation project that will incorporate new PCORI CER evidence into an existing, tested shared decision making strategy, and then implement the updated shared decision making strategy. Applicants proposing to implement a PCORI-funded SDM strategy must either be the PI of the original PCORI-funded study or be a member of the project team. Applicants proposing to incorporate findings from a PCORI-funded study (or studies) into an existing and effective SDM strategy can search from a list of completed PCORI-funded projects with results, which can be found here.

 

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Organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Award amount: up to $2,500,000

Deadline: 6/22/2021

Description: This PFA seeks to fund meaningful implementation projects that promote the uptake of peer-reviewed findings from specific, high-priority PCORI initiatives—in the context of the body of related evidence—and make these findings more actionable and accessible to patients, clinicians, or other targeted decision makers and healthcare stakeholders at the point of care or in other decision settings.

For the Cycle 2 2021 PFA, PCORI has identified the following three areas of eligible evidence, each of which is the focus of important PCORI-funded research. The goal of the proposed implementation projects under this PFA is to further awareness of this evidence and to promote its uptake in practice.

  • Nonsurgical treatment options can improve or eliminate symptoms for women with urinary incontinence (UI). (New Topic for Cycle 2 2021)
  • Several kinds of therapy and medicines can reduce or stop symptoms for people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (Reissued from Cycle 3 2020 release of this PFA.)
  • The use of narrow-spectrum versus broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat children’s acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs). (Reissued from Cycle 1 2019 release of this PFA.)

Eligibility: This is an Open Competition funding opportunity that seeks to draw on the expertise, creativity, and capacity of a broad applicant pool, including implementation experts and diverse stakeholder partners. As such, PCORI does not require applicants to have been associated with the PCORI-funded studies described above, nor need they have received any previous PCORI funding.

Organizations: Private-sector research organizations, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization; public-sector research organizations, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system; any laboratory or manufacturer; or any unit of local, state, or federal government may submit applications. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the US and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research. Organizations may submit multiple funding applications. Individuals may not apply.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Funding will range from $150,000 to $350,000 per project to accommodate studies of 12 to 36 months. Applicants should request the amount of funding they will need to complete the proposed research and to translate and disseminate the results. Applicants should propose a grant period that supports the timely dissemination of findings to inform policy.

Deadline: 6/28/2021

Description: The purpose of this 2021 RTHS call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are affected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color, we are requesting studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are 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 Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields.
  • Consistent with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment, we particularly encourage applicants with project directors or team members from backgrounds historically underrepresented in research disciplines as a result of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, or other factors.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation ‘A’ Award Grant for Early Career Pediatric Oncology

Organization: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Award amount: Up to $800,000 over four years

Deadline: 6/18/2021

Description: The purpose of the ‘A’ Award Grant is to advance ALSF’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to early career scientists who want to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal applicant has an original project that is not currently being funded. Demonstration of a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation as well as institutional support for the career development of the investigator are critical components of a successful application. A mentor is required, and a career development plan must be included. The ‘A’ Award is a four-year grant, with the possibility of a 5th year of funding.

Eligibility:

  •  Applicants must have an MD, PhD or MD/PhD (DO, MBBS or equivalent). For 2021 applicants, they may be within 6 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor. Associate and Full Professors are ineligible. If still at the Instructor level, the applicant must have a commitment from the Department Chair/Division Chief at the time of grant submission for an Assistant Professor position within one year of receiving the award.
  • A minimum of 75% of the applicant’s time during the ‘A’ Award period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities. This percentage of time includes both ‘A’ Award activities and the applicant’s other research responsibilities.
  • Applicants may have research grants from other funding sources during the ‘A’ Award period, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and budgetary overlap.
  • Applicants currently holding an ALSF Young Investigator (YI) Grant may apply. If the ‘A’ Award is given, it would supersede the YI grant if there is an overlap in the funding periods.
  • 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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National Rosacea Society Research Grants

Organization: National Rosacea Society

Award amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: 6/18/2021

Description: The Society awards grants of up to $15,000, or higher in special cases, for research on rosacea. Because the etiology of rosacea is unknown, high priority is given to research in such areas as the pathogenesis, progression, mechanism of action, cell biology and potential genetic factors of this conspicuous and often life-disruptive condition. Studies may also be funded in such areas as epidemiology, predisposition, quality of life and associations with environmental and lifestyle factors. Product development studies (e.g., drug or device testing), which are more appropriately funded by commercial sources, will not be considered.

Eligibility: Any researcher associated with an accredited educational institution may submit an application.

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Pfizer-Lilly Closing Knowledge Gaps in Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis Pain Independent Medical Education Grant

Organization: Pfizer / Lilly

Award amount: Up to $200,000

Deadline: Rolling. 6/18/2021 and 8/20/2021

Description: Pfizer and Lilly are collaborating to provide grant support for continuing professional education in the areas of Osteoarthritis/ Osteoarthritis Pain. We are committed to supporting innovative, independent medical education for healthcare professionals. Grants via this collaboration will be funded by Pfizer but reviewed and approved by both companies. 

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.

There remains a significant unmet need in the management of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic pain associated with OA. Given the continued uncertainty regarding the status of many medical conferences worldwide, healthcare providers may have difficulty staying current with the newest recommendations for management/guidelines of OA and the emerging data for research/therapies under development to treat OA and OA pain. Through this RFP, it is our intent to support virtual and potentially live programs and other innovative digital medical education for HCPs. The focus is on Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain associated with OA and patient-centered standard of care and management including pain and function, the biopsychosocial aspects of the disease, the complexities and challenges of care, and the future of OA/OA pain management. Programs targeted towards reviewing data at virtual or live osteoarthritis, rheumatology, pain, primary care, or other associated medical conferences, including but not limited to OARSI, EULAR, PAINWeek, AAFP, WCO, and ACR are of particular interest, as well as other meaningful education outside of congresses.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer and Lilly support will focus on education including, but not limited to:

  • The impact and importance of Osteoarthritis (OA) and its disease burden and the unmet medical need in OA pain management
  • Current standard of care for OA/OA pain, guidelines for treatment, and the challenges of management
  • The Biopsychosocial model of pain in OA and individualized patient experience
    • Biopsychosocial and comprehensive approach to care and complex multifactorial nature of disease through bio, psycho, and social domains
    • Setting functional goals and tools for individual pain and function assessment, goal setting, monitoring and tailored pain management for individualized patient experience (heterogeneity of disease and different patient trajectories and disease progression)
    • Physical and mind-body care
  • Patient focus
    • The impacts of COVID-19 on patients with osteoarthritis associated chronic pain
    • Health disparities in OA/pain + COVID-19’s effect on the gap
    • Optimizing care in remote environment
    • Shared decision making
    • Comorbidities associated with chronic pain in OA (psychological disorders, cardiovascular disease etc.)
  • Understand decision points, patients’ motivations, key factors/drivers and disease state around knee/hip surgery due to OA 
  • The evolution of the primary provider of Osteoarthritis – who owns OA management?
    • Roles of the multidisciplinary team
  • Trends in OA management, the future of OA management and emerging research
  • Challenges with Osteoarthritis trials, including placebo effect and extrapolation of outcome measures to clinical practice
  • Are there best practices from other disease states -that can be extrapolated to OA?

The successful applicant will propose projects that actively engage the learner, employ innovative learning technologies, provide opportunities for learner exchange and include measurement techniques (needs assessment and outcomes data that allows for meaningful assessment of program impact).

Eligibility: The following may apply: medical, 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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Human Vaccines Project Invites Michelson Next Generation Grants

Organization: Human Vaccines Project 

Award amount:  $150,000 

Deadline: 6/19/2021

Description: Modeled after the transformative Human Genome Project, the Human Vaccines Project is leveraging cutting-edge technologies to decode the human immune system and combines systems biology with artificial intelligence to understand one of the greatest remaining frontiers of human health, the human immune system.

To help advance that mission, the project welcomes applications for the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants. Through the program, research grants of $150,000 are awarded annually to  promising young researchers age 35 and younger who are using disruptive research concepts and inventive processes to significantly advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases.

Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must be 35 or younger at the time of application submission (born on or after June 18, 1985). Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for an award. An eligible applicant, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academic institutions, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes. Individuals from such organizations, including organizations based outside the US, are eligible to apply.

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NCCN Pfizer Talazoparib Request for Proposals

Organization: National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Award amount: a total of $1.5 million is available to fund selected projects

Deadline: 6/21/2021

Description: National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Pfizer Global Medical Grants to offer a new grant opportunity seeking proposals to advance the understanding of the mechanisms of action, underlying biology, and clinical activity of talazoparib in prostate cancer.

Eligibility: To be eligible:

  • The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in theUnited States.
  • Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups.
  • The applicant (PI) must have a medical or doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a host institution.
  • Proposals including mentorship of early career investigators are encouraged.

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Pfizer NSCLC Biomarker Testing

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: up to $150,000

Deadline: 6/23/2021

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. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the practice gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will be Quality Improvement initiatives that analyze and improve biomarker testing practices in NSCLC.

For patients diagnosed with metastatic NSCLC, sub-optimal biomarker testing practices continue to exist. A high percentage of patients are initiated on therapy before the care team receives the results of a comprehensive biomarker testing panel. For some patients, standardized biomarker tests are not performed at all.

Grant support is available to cancer centers or hospitals interested in forming multi-disciplinary teams to analyze their own testing practices and identify areas of improvement using Quality Improvement (QI) methodology such as root cause analysis, Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycles etc.

Eligibility: Geographic Scope: United States, Canada and Western Europe

  • The following may apply: medical, 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 in the United States, the requesting organization must be accredited.

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Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation 2021 Grant Cycle

Organization: Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Award amount: $60,000

Opens: 2021 guidelines posted on 5/1/2021. LOIs opens 5/15/2021.

Deadline: LOI due 6/30/2021

Description: For over 30 years, AAMDSIF has provided financial support for research that leads to new insights into the causes of bone marrow failure diseases and to the development of new therapeutic approaches. Since 1989, AAMDSIF has awarded over $5 million in funding 94 grantees.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a research grant, an applicant must hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Science, or other doctoral level degree (e.g., PharmD). There are no nationality restrictions. Research may be carried out in the United States or abroad but not at a for-profit laboratory in the private sector. The project must represent independent research conducted by the applicant. Members of the AAMDSIF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board are not eligible to apply for a grant, and may sponsor no more than 1 applicant during any given round. Preference will be given to New Investigators who propose a project that will contribute toward their professional development in bone marrow failure disease research. 

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Baxter Young Investigator Awards

Organization: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Award amount: first-tier awards include a $3,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to Baxter to present the award-winning research; second-tier awards receive a $500 cash prize. Prizes are granted based on merit of the research.

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: Baxter’s Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. We invite current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to submit descriptions of ongoing research. The Baxter Young Investigator Awards program consists of two tiers: first-tier awards include a $3,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to Baxter to present the award-winning research; second-tier awards receive a $500 cash prize. Prizes are granted based on merit of the research.

Eligibility: All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in North America at the time of submission and must be primarily responsible for the research described. All first-tier recipients must commit to orally presenting their results at the annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards ceremony, which will be held in early November at Baxter’s Illinois research park in Round Lake, Illinois.

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Children’s Leukemia Research Association Research Grants

Organization: Children’s Leukemia Research Association

Award amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: Annually on June 30

Description: The Children’s Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to support research efforts dedicated to finding the cause of and a cure for leukemia. To that end, CLRA is seeking applications from investigators for childhood leukemia research projects.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to promising projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other funding sources.

Eligibility: Any doctor at the Ph.D. or M.D. level involved in finding the causes of and a cure for leukemia is eligible to apply.

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Danone Institute North America One Planet One Health Initiative

Organization: Danone Institute North America

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: Danone Institute North America is a non-profit innovation center managed by Danone North America, a subsidiary of the global food and beverage company Danone, which has a mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and a global frame of action of One Planet. One Health. This frame of action reflects Danone’s belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are inseparable. As a reflection of this principle, the goal of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative is to foster transdisciplinary, community-based work to promote sustainable food systems.

Specific Objectives of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative :

  • Advance Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” frame of action through innovative, actionable North America-focused initiatives to promote sustainable food systems that reflect that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Examples of focus areas include: regenerative agriculture, measurement and mitigation of carbon footprint, reducing food waste, closing food systems gaps that prevent equitable and sustainable access to healthy food, promotion of balanced dietary patterns that help fight obesity, address the nutritional and specific health needs of children, and support healthy aging throughout adulthood.
  • Foster a new generation of transdisciplinary thought leaders working together and advocating for food systems solutions that can benefit the health of the public.
  • Amplify the understanding of the relationship between sustainable food systems and human health among key decision-makers and the public.
  • Forge new networks and collaborative relationships among Danone North America, Danone Institute North America, academic institutions in North America, community groups involved with food sustainability issues, health of the population, and broader food systems disciplines.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this initiative, each team must meet the following requirements:

  • Teams should include four core team members representing diverse disciplines related to food systems, including, but not limited to, nutrition, health, economics, agriculture, community food access and social or environmental sciences. All team members must actively work together on the project rather than serving exclusively in an advisory role.
  • At least one team member must be a faculty member from a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education. The team may include other academic members, other professionals and practitioners, such as dining directors, community leaders or agricultural experts.
  • While more team members may be involved, only four will attend the in-person program in spring 2022. To the extent possible, the four team members named in the application should be the team members who will be attending the program.

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**Davis Phinney Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Davis Phinney Foundation

Award amount: up to $150,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The mission of the Davis Phinney Foundation is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We do this by providing education, tools, resources, and inspiration that touch on every aspect of life: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and financial. And we fund research that seeks to improve the quality of life today and in the future for those living with Parkinson’s.

The Davis Phinney Foundation seeks to award research grants to investigators with innovative research ideas that will improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. Only projects with high relevance to the stated mission of the Foundation will be supported. Applications from new investigators in the field of Parkinson’s research will be given higher priority. Projects should be positioned to generate pilot data for a larger project (e.g., NIH R01) or seek to deliver a tool or therapeutic approach or intervention that will be applicable to persons with Parkinson’s on the near horizon. All applications should have a well-defined research question and analysis plan and interventional trials or studies should be appropriately powered. The relevance to quality of life in Parkinson’s should be clearly described.

Eligibility: Basic and clinical researchers from US and non-US public and private non-profit entities, such as universities, colleges, and hospitals are eligible to apply. The Foundation will not support commercial entities without academic partnerships.

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National Institute for Health Care Management Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Organization: National Institute for Health Care Management

Award amount: $150,000

Deadline: LOI due 6/30/2021

Description: NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

The 2021-2022 round of grant making for this program is now underway. This year, NIHCM Foundation is making a total of $1 million available to support our research and journalism grant programs. This funding will be allocated across the two programs according to the merits of the proposals received.

Eligibility: See the complete funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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**NIHCM Foundation Investigator-Initiated Health Services Research Grants

Organization: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation 

Award amount: total of $1million available for funding

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of the U.S. healthcare system. Since 2012, the foundation has awarded fifty-eight grants totaling more than $3.1 million in support of innovative health services research in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management and policy. 

This year, NIHCM is making a total of $1 million available to be allocated across its research and journalism grant programs according to the merits of the proposals received.  Information about journalism grant applications will be announced separately in mid-May.

Priority will be given to research studies that address issues of broad significance for the U.S. healthcare system, have high potential to produce timely results, and reach key target audiences. Expected project impact is paramount.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple submissions are permitted from a single researcher, organization, or university department.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership and Management of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Based on the results of this RFQ, one organization will be awarded a planning contract and, if successfully completed, an implementation contract. As part of this RFQ, we ask the applicant to provide an estimated $4 million to $6 million budget over 27 months. See the complete RFP for more information.

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, reliable transportation, and safe neighborhoods—affects how long and how well we live. The coronavirus pandemic’s health and economic effects; civil unrest in response to racist police violence; and growing inequities across the nation underscore the importance of community conditions and collective efforts so that everyone in the United States has a fair and just opportunity for health.

As RWJF works to build a Culture of Health with partners across the country, the Prize program works to elevate the cities, counties, tribes, regions, and rural towns that are working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. By recognizing and promoting those efforts, the Prize affirms the direction of winning communities, enabling them to deepen and expand their local collaborations; leverage their Prize win for additional support and resources; and connect with other communities.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants may be public entities; nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or for-profit organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation as part of its due diligence prior to contracting, such as, but not limited to submitting financial statements, completing a financial/organization questionnaire, and other follow-up, as needed.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

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**Pfizer Progress in Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Organization: Pfizer Inc.

Award amount: up to $250,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The purpose of this RFP is to support medical education projects that will do one or more of the following:

  • Raise awareness of cardiovascular risk in patients with prostate cancer receiving Androgen Deprivation Treatment (ADT)
  • Differentiate the clinical significance of LHRH agonists vs. GnRH antagonists
  • Provide multidisciplinary care teams the latest updates on ADT treatment options
  • Mindfully recognize patient preference and adherence data regarding oral vs. parenteral oncologic therapy

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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American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Research and Training Scholarships

Organization: American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Award amount: up to $120,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The AAOGF and the Foundations of ABOG and SMFM seek to identify future academic physician leaders in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and to stimulate their scholarly development, through the support of advanced scientific training. The Scholarship Award is to be used in an academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States or Canada to provide research training and experience for a candidate of proven ability who exhibits significant talent, original thought and evidence of dedication to an academic career. Research training may focus on basic or translational research, disease pathogenesis, clinical diagnostics, interventions and prevention, or epidemiology.

Eligibility: Candidates must have been awarded an M.D. degree and must be eligible for the certification process of ABOG at the time of the award. This award is not intended to fund clinical training leading to specialty or subspecialty certification. However, applicants who are in their second year of an ABOG-approved fellowship can apply for funding through this mechanism to start their training in the 3rd year of fellowship, as long as that year is devoted to research for at least 75% of the year. In any case, applicants who have completed or are undertaking subspecialty training must have completed such training or be in the second or third year of an ABOG approved training program at the time application is made. In addition, candidates for the AAOGF/Foundation for SMFM scholarship must be members or associate members of the SMFM. While candidates for the AAOGF/GOG Foundation scholarship must be candidate members or members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Eligible applicants may use the same application in order to be considered for both the AAOGF/ABOG and either the AAOGF/Foundation for SMFM or AAOGF/GOG Foundation awards, and should state in a cover letter their desire to be considered for either the AAOGF/ABOG or AAOGF/Foundation awards. Because of the desirability of early training in scientific principles, residency programs possessing the necessary flexibility and resources are urged to notify their residents of the availability of these scholarships.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Organization: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: $200,000 per year ($400,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants (including non-U.S. citizens) must be conducting independent research at a U.S. research institution.
  • The applicant must have received an MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) from an accredited institution.
  • Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered.  Applications will be accepted from all scientific disciplines provided that the proposed research meets the selection criteria.
  • Applicants with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Joint submission from collaborators working in different disciplines will be considered. (The collaborators will share the award.) Each collaborator must meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants must belong to one of the following categories:
    • Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first four years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position. (Cut-off date: July 1, 2013.)
    • Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows (in the final year of their sub-specialty training) holding an MD who are pursuing a period of independent research before taking a tenure-track faculty position.  Such individuals must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, dedicated laboratory space and the support of their institution.
    • Distinguished Fellows with an exceptional record of research accomplishment identified by their institution to pursue an independent research program and who have dedicated laboratory space.  These candidates are markedly distinct from traditional postdoctoral fellows.  Examples: Whitehead Fellows, UCSF Fellows, Cold Spring Harbor Fellows.
  • Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible.
  • Applicants are expected to commit a minimum of 80% of their time to conducting research.
  • Applicants may apply no more than two times.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have access to the resources and infrastructure necessary to conduct the proposed research.
  • The department must guarantee the Investigator is conducting the proposed research independently.

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Histiocytosis Association Research Grants

Organization: Histiocytosis Association

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: Opens May 15; 7/1/2021

Description: Proposals for scientific research are accepted for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of science, feasibility, and relevance. All proposals are expected to address one or more of the histiocytic disorders; below are areas of particular interest; however, all relevant areas of interest are considered.

  • Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis
  • Biology (maturation, migration and immune function) of dendritic cells, macrophages and/or lymphocytes in disease pathogenesis
  • Derangements of cytokine production or function
  • CNS pathology
  • Studies of rare forms — Juvenile xanthogranuloma, Erdheim-Chester disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease
  • Studies of histiocytic disorders in adults
  • Discovery of new disease markers

Eligibility: An applicant must be a full-time faculty member at an academic institution.

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Incyte Ingenuity Award Program

Organization: Incyte

Award amount: $35,000 award for smaller-scale projects, in addition to the original $100,000 award.

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description:  An initiative of global biopharmaceutical company Incyte, the Incyte Ingenuity Award program supports the graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) community by funding two novel initiatives that address a challenge faced by GVHD patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.

GVHD is a life-threatening condition that occurs when donor immune cells attack the recipient’s organs and tissues after an allogeneic stem cell transplant. There are two major forms of GVHD, acute and chronic, that can affect multiple organ systems, including the skin, digestive tract, and the liver. Both acute and chronic GVHD are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Incyte is deeply dedicated to improving the lives of patients with serious diseases, including GVHD. As a part of that commitment, the company is re-opening the program application period to continue to foster collaboration among key stakeholders aimed at addressing the specific needs of the GVHD community.

Eligibility: The program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3), patient, policy, and caregiver organizations; healthcare providers and mid-level/junior faculty at healthcare organizations; and individuals or companies collaborating with such organizations and institutions.

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Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research

Organization: Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

Award amount: $150,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The Manpei Suzuki International Prize is for original and excellent achievements in diabetes research. By providing this opportunity to researchers of the world, we hope to advance diabetes research that will contribute to the health and welfare of all people.

Eligibility:

  • Nominations in English can be accepted from any country. For subsequent years, a re-submission will be required for consideration in that year. 
  • Members of ADA, EASD, JDS or other publicly recognized societies of related fields can submit one nomination application per person per year. Each nomination application will require one supporting letter from someone who is familiar with the work of the nominee and who is also a member of the above-said societies. Self nomination is not acceptable. 
  • The prize will be awarded to one researcher in diabetes who has been nominated as described above. Previous prize awards are not considered.
  • However, any member of the Selection Committee of this Prize as well as a director, an auditor or a councillor of the Foundation shall not be eligible for a nominee.

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North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Grants

Organization: North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) was established in 2007 with the mission of furthering neuroendocrine tumor disease diagnosis, treatment and management. Since its inception, NANETS has remained dedicated to this mission through the provision of increased education and research opportunities. NANETS is committed to connecting pioneers in the NET field to the young scientific minds who will make up the next generation of NET experts. It is through research that NANETS engages medical professionals in the early part of their careers to foster further exploration and advancement of NET diagnosis and treatment.

Since 2009, NANETS has awarded $1.8 million in research grants to 25 medical professionals who have dedicated themselves to pursue a career in the field of neuroendocrinology and NET disease. Please visit our Grant Recipients Page to see the range of research supported through NANETS over the years.

NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI)

The BTSI is awarded to scientists at the end of their fellowship or in the beginning of their faculty appointment, who are predominantly focused on lab-based, basic/translational research. The BTSI is intended to encourage the scientific inquiry in the field of basic/translational science as it relates to NETs.

NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship (NCIS)

The NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship encourages clinicians at the end of their fellowship or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue a clinical career focused on neuroendocrine tumors. The NCIS emphasizes both the professional development of the scientific clinician (whose time is primarily dedicated to patient care) and the potential of the project to directly impact NET patients.

NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant (NTIG)

The NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant encourages early career professionals to pursue research focused in theranostics and neuroendocrine tumors. This grant will further the exploration of theranostics and its potential to improve the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine tumors. Given the recent and substantial advances in the area of nuclear theranostics in particular, there is an urgent need to support more of the high-quality research proposals that we receive in this field.

Eligibility: See specific funding opportunities for eligibility information.

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Progeria Research Foundation Medical Research Grant

Organization: Progeria Research Foundation

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: LOU due 7/1/2021

Description: The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is the only organization in the world dedicated to discovering treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related disorders. Progeria is a rare, fatal, “premature aging” disease that affects children, who die of cardiovascular disease (heart failure or stroke) at an average age of 14 years – the same diseases that affect millions of normal aging adults (atherosclerosis and stroke). Investigation of the disease mechanisms causing Progeria will help not only children with Progeria, but also has implications for heart attacks, strokes and other aging-related conditions.

PRF’s research focus is highly translational. Topics must fall within any of the following research priorities:

  • Projects that are likely to lead to clinical treatment trials within 5 years. This includes the discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in cellbased or animal models of HGPS. Only proposals that test compounds in a progerin-producing animal or cell model will normally be considered. Analyses in non progerin-producing models are acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models and with strong justification.
  • Development of gene- and cell-based therapies to treat Progeria
  • Assessment of natural history of disease that may be important to developing outcome measures in treatment trials (preclinical or clinical)

Eligibility: Principal investigators must hold a faculty appointment or equivalent. Awards will be granted only to applicants affiliated with institutions with 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status, or the equivalent for foreign institutions. Project Facilitation for Awards Granted: A grant advisor, usually a member of the PRF Medical Research Committee, will be assigned to each funded project. 

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Sigma/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The Sigma/American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant encourages nurses in clinical settings to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes.

Eligibility:

  • Principal project lead must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent.)
  • Principal project lead must be a member of either American Nurses Association or Sigma.
  • Proposed EBP project can be inter-professional in design, but must be nurse-led.
  • EBP project implementation site in a clinical setting.
  • IRB approval or documentation of a similar process will be required prior to funding. It is not required to submit a proposal.
  • Must be ready to initiate project when funding is received.
  • Must complete project within eighteen (18) months of funding; no cost extensions are not available for this grant.

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Sigma Doris Bloch Research Award for Nursing

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The Sigma/Doris Bloch Research Award encourages nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.

Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant and the applicant’s research budget. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged and will receive preference for funding, other aspects being equal. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International members, other qualifications being equal. Funding is provided by a gift to Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s Research Permanent Fund from the Doris Bloch Estate. Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.

Eligibility:

  • The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable) and have at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent).
  • Submission of a completed research application package and signed research agreement.
  • Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
  • Complete project within one (1) year of funding.
  • Submit a final report and completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.

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Sigma Joan K. Stout, RN, Nursing Research Grant

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Description: The purpose of the Sigma/Joan K. Stout, RN, Research Grant is to advance ongoing evidence-based study by nurse researchers on the impact of the practice of simulation education in schools of nursing and clinical care settings.

Eligibility:

  • The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license (if applicable) and have at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent). 
  • 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 a final report and submit completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive final grant disbursement, if owed.

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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.

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**2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies – Request for Applications

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: $200,000 and $400,000,

Deadline: 7/6/2021

Description: Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to advance our understanding of the genetic basis of ASD and the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk, and to provide a foundation for the development of treatments for select genetically defined forms of the condition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable targets for genetic therapies.

The annual budget is between $200,000 and $400,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, for a period of two or three years.

Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.

Principal investigators (PIs) who do not have substantial ASD clinical expertise should include a close collaborator with such expertise on their grant application.

SFARI recognizes the importance of diverse viewpoints for scientific advancement. As such, SFARI strongly encourages the inclusion of researchers who span institutions, career stages and groups historically underrepresented in science.

Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

Organization: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Award amount: up to $150,000 over three years

Deadline: 7/12/2021

Description: The Young Investigator grant is a three-year award designed to support early career researchers, such as postdoctoral, clinical fellows or instructors, pursuing promising childhood cancer research ideas. These grants aim to cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future who demonstrate a commitment to a research career in pediatric cancer. A mentor is required, and a career development plan must be included. The Young Investigator grant offers up to $50,000 in direct costs per year for three years.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor. Assistant Professors, including adjuncts at this level, will not be considered. In addition:
  • Applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level.
  • For all other applicants in 2021, they must be within six years from the granting of the last doctoral degree.

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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

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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Organization: Science / SciLifeLab

Award amount: $30,000 grand prize. $10,000 for category winners.

Deadline: 7/15/2021

Description: The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists was established in 2013. A global Prize aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers. 

Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and SciLifeLab, joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. The Prize was launched with the vision to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community. A vision that will only come true if we encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

Considering the difficult economic environment for budding scientists, it is crucial that we provide them with extra encouragement as they begin their scientific careers.

The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research based on a doctoral degree earned in the previous two years. Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money and the three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments. 

2021 Categories

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genomics, proteomics and system biology approaches
  • Ecology and environment
  • Molecular medicine

Eligibility: Entrants for the prize must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Entrants may only apply once within this time period, and the work described in the entry must have been performed while the entrant was a graduate student. The prize is open to residents of all nations without regard to sex or race.

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The Leakey Foundation Research Grants on Human Origins

Organization: The Leakey Foundation

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Biannually on January 10 and July 15

Description: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral researchers may be funded up to $25,000.

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are generally not considered.

Investigators may only submit one proposal as a principal investigator (PI) per granting cycle. This policy does not apply to co-investigators. For example, you may be the PI on one proposal as well as a co-investigator on another.

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions; however, all applications must be written in English.

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

Organization: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 7/16/2021

Description: The Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. This annual prize, made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, is $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the recipient.

The goal of the prize is to recognize innovation in scientific research in the field of multiple sclerosis. Nominations must be submitted on behalf an individual, or team of individuals, by one or more colleagues or mentors. Self-nominations are not permitted. Nomination letters should include current institution and contact information of the nominator and nominee. The narrative should address the nominee’s scientific accomplishments with an emphasis on citing the innovative and impactful aspects of the nominee’s work, including a maximum of 2 journal citations if appropriate.

Previous nominations are not automatically carried forward. If you wish to re-nominate a previous candidate, please update the earlier nomination with any significant developments and/or citations and resubmit.

Eligibility: Any investigator(s) active in MS research is eligible for the prize, and the nominee(s) may be from any institution or organization— public or private, government, as well as commercial entities. The award is intended for early to mid-career MS researchers. Nominees should have no more than 20 years of experience as an independent investigator or team leader to be eligible. There are no specific requirements for residency or citizenship. Nominees need not be current or past grantees of the National MS Society.

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Human Vaccines Project Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research

Organization: Human Vaccines Project

Award amount: $150,000

Deadline: 7/18/2021

Description: The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

The 2021 Michelson Prizes will be looking for research proposals in two areas:

  • Human Immunology and Vaccine Research: The committee will be looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.
  • Climate Change and Human Immunology: Climate change has a profound effect on human health; pollution and other environmental stressors related to climate change increase susceptibility to disease, especially in vulnerable populations. Harnessing the immune system will be critical to  mitigate negative health impacts. The committee is looking for research that expands our understanding of the potential effects of climate change on immune function with a particular interest in research that will directly translate into vaccine and immunotherapy development to mitigate its impact.

For both prizes, the committee will be looking for research that is highly innovative and impactful, with the potential to be applied across many diseases. 

While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, environmental health, etc., are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of pre-application submission (must be born after Oct 31, 1986).
  • Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for these awards.
  • Eligible applicants must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes.

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American Urological Association Physician Scientist Residency Training Award

Organization: American Urological Association

Award amount: The duration of the training program is eight years, although funding is only provided during the research training years at $75,000 per year for three years.

Deadline: LOI due 7/29/2021

Description: The Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA) is the newest addition to the Urology Care Foundation’s mentored grants portfolio and was made possible thanks to an endowed partnership with Dornier MedTech. A program relatively rare in the field of urology but common in other medical and surgical fields, this award supports a three-year research training program embedded within urology residency. The focus of this program is to prepare young surgeon scientists to become successful research leaders and make impactful discoveries for their patients.

The award was first competed by academic institutions to determine which urology residency programs could provide the necessary training and support to serve as a PSRTA Program Site. The second phase of the competition is then opened to medical students to apply for an available residency slot at one of these institutions as a PSRTA Trainee. One PSRTA Trainee slot is available each competition cycle.

Medical students in their senior year or recent medical school graduates participating in the Urology Residency Match Program are eligible to apply. The available PSRTA Program Sites for the next competition are Brigham and Women’s Hospital Program in Urology at Harvard Medical School; University of California, Los Angeles; and the University of Washington.

Eligibility: To be eligible to compete for the 2022 Physician Scientist Residency Training Award, applicants must, by July 1, 2021, either be enrolled in their senior year of a medical school degree program or be a medical school graduate no more than two years beyond graduation. In addition, applicants must be completing, or have completed, medical school at an institution within the boundaries of the AUA Sections.

Applicants are required to register for the AUA’s Urology Residency Match Program. To ensure that the selection process for the PSRTA will in no way hinder a Trainee applicant’s eligibility for the regular Urology Residency Match Program, notification of the PSRTA recipient will be completed no later than November 1, 2021.

Membership in the AUA is required for recipients of this award. All applicants who are not AUA members at the time of proposal must commit to applying for AUA membership if selected to receive a Physician Scientist Residency Training Award. Additional information about AUA membership can be found here.

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Society of Critical Care Medicine Research Grants

Organization: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Award amount: $50,000 & $100,000

Deadline: 8/1/2021

Description: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers several opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve care. The SCCM funding opportunities are as follows:

  • SCCM-Weil Research Grant: Two SCCM-Weil Research Grants of $50,000 each are awarded annually to SCCM members for research to be carried out in basic, translational, or clinical research.
  • Discovery Research Grant: Discovery Research Grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded annually to SCCM members as new pilot grants under the auspices of the SCCM-Weil Research Trust.

SCCM seeks to sponsor research efforts that will ultimately improve patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU) and after ICU discharge. Investigator-initiated research should help advance and improve our understanding of critical illness and patient care. 

Eligibility: 

  • ​In order to be eligible to apply for an SCCM grant, the applicant should be a Professional or Select Member.

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** Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Fellowship Grant

Organization: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Award amount: , $75,000

Deadline: 8/15/2020

Description: Research Fellowship Grants are intended to provide anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods.

The RFG is a one-year (12-month), $75,000 award for anesthesiology trainees after the CA-1 year. The RFG is awarded in conjunction with clinical training in an anesthesiology residency or fellowship program. The RFG requires 80 percent research time.

Eligibility: At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.
  • Graduate physician who is enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology or who is accepted into a clinical fellowship program sponsored by an ACGME-accredited residency program in anesthesiology. Note that the particular clinical fellowship program does not need to be ACGME-accredited.
  • Active or resident member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
  • The RFG is not intended for residents and fellows who have received previous extramural funding (more than $100,000).

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** Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research in Education Grant (REG)

Organization: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 8/15/2020

Description: The Research in Education Grant advances the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods and techniques of education in anesthesiology. The REG is focused on developing innovative approaches for anesthesia education

The REG is a two-year $100,000 award that provides funding to anesthesiologists who have completed their clinical anesthesia training and have academic faculty appointments. It is available to faculty members of all ranks. Years one and two are funded up to $50,000 each. The REG requires 40 percent research time.

Eligibility: At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.
  • Graduate physician with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States.*
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency program.*
  • Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system.*
  • Active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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** Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grants

Organization: Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Award amount: $200,000

Deadline: 8/15/2021

Description: Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators.

Eligibility: Faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residency training within the past 10 years.

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OREF Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant

Organization: : Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 

Deadline: 8/16/2021

Description: Solicits investigator-initiated research proposals focused on the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management focused on, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Perioperative pain management opioid-sparing research through varying pain control techniques using non-narcotic, multimodal options
  • Determining the safest and most efficacious regional anesthesia techniques to provide benefit to patients undergoing orthopaedic operations, including, but not limited to, the assessment of patient reported outcomes as well as functional assessment

Areas of research focus may include translational or clinical research to preferably include at least pilot human studies.

Proposals will be adjudicated on scientific merit, feasibility, and an ability to effect positive change through an important scientific contribution. Publication of results in a leading peer reviewed journal is expected.

Anticipated clinical impact of all proposals must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design. All proposed projects are expected to generate results that have a practical application.

Eligibility: 

  • OREF/AANA Foundation requires a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI who may be collaborating with a PhD and/or MD in order to foster the application of a full range of expertise, approaches, technologies, and creativity. 
  • A PhD may serve as the principal investigator (PI); if a CRNA serves as co-PI.  The CRNA serving as PI or co-PI must meet the requirements for Continuous Professional Certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). A PhD serving as PI or co-PI must hold a faculty appointment. An MD serving as co-PI must have a valid license to practice in the United States.  

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OREF Mentored Clinician-Scientist Grant

Organization: : Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

Award amount: $20,000 

Deadline: 8/16/2021

Description: Promotes the development of new clinician scientists who have demonstrated success as both a clinician and a researcher.

Allows investigators to spend dedicated time in research for a period of up to five years to develop a long and productive career in academic surgery.

Supplements the salary of an orthopaedic research that has secured an NIH K08 or K23 award from the NIH (or equivalent mentored research funding).

Eligibility: 

  • Orthopaedic surgeons licensed to practice and working at an institution in the United States.
  • Applicants who have demonstrated success in research by receiving extramural research funding under one or more K08 or K23 awards from the National Institutes of Health or an equivalent funding source.

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Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America IBD Plexus: Academic Request for Proposals

Organization: Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America

Award amount: not disclosed

Deadline: Rolling; reviewed 6 times a year

Description:  IBD Plexus was founded by the Foundation to advance science, accelerate progress towards precision medicine, and improve the care of patients living with IBD. This first-of-its kind, national-scale, cloud-based platform integrates clinical, patient-reported, genetic, and other molecular data from diverse research study cohorts, real-world clinical care settings, and patients’ experiences. IBD Plexus provides academic and industry researchers with access to research-ready datasets and biosamples to more rapidly perform activities that promise to speed treatment development, optimize existing therapies through development of biomarkers and diagnostics, and improve health outcomes. 

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is excited to release an international request for proposals (RFP) for academic researchers to gain access to IBD patients’ biosamples and / or research-ready datasets housed within IBD Plexus®. The Foundation seeks research proposals that would utilize IBD Plexus biosamples and / or data to facilitate efforts in 4 main areas: 1) identification and / or validation of diagnostics / biomarkers, 2) therapeutic development and optimization 3) disease management 4) disease prevention

Eligibility: The lead principal investigator (PI) must be an investigator (e.g. Professor, Head of Research, Associate Professor, or equivalent) with expertise in a relevant field of research. At the time of application, PI and any co-PIs must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) engaged in health care and/or health care related research. Proposals involving multiple institutions are welcome.

Link to complete RFP

Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation 

Award amount: No fixed scope

Deadline: Rolling. Applications reviewed February 1, June 1 and October 1.

Description: The Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) is accepting proposals to support innovative research leading to improved understanding and curative treatments for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC). FLC, also known as fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC), is an aggressive liver cancer that tends to strike teens and young adults.

Eligibility:c

    • Applicants must be employed by an institution engaged in health related research. The applicant further must agree to be supervised by the institution at all times while conducting research supported by the FCF.  In cases of a change in institutions while applying for, or utilizing funds from the FCF, applicants must notify FCF, and will be subject to review based upon the change in circumstances.
    • The research must focus on fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Studies should be intended to advance knowledge in the areas of FL-CC. Of particular interest are those showing a clear path to clinical trials.
  • Collaboration and open sourcing is a requirement for FCF funding and will be so specified in any grant agreement.

Link to complete RFP

Gateway for Cancer Research Grants

Organization: Gateway for Cancer Research

Award amount: No official funding cap, but Gateway typically funds research studies with a budget estimate in the range of $200,000-$800,000.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Gateway for Cancer Research funds transformational cancer research that helps patients feel better and live longer, as we seek to put an end to cancer as we know it. Our grants help advance Phase I and Phase II clinical trials for all types of cancer that bring to the bedside new cancer therapies and approaches that make a difference for patients of all ages. Gateway partners with dedicated physicians, clinician-scientists, and renowned research institutions around the world to advance innovative cancer treatments and cures. All of this is guided by a clear vision:  To create a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis and typically approve funding requests within 3-4 months—an extraordinarily short timeline compared to most research funding streams. As a result, Investigators can capitalize on Gateway funding to quickly enroll patients and move the research forward more rapidly than most funding allows.

We focus on the following areas: Novel Use, New Therapy, Precision, or Integrative Medicine

Eligibility: Any investigator who is ready to conduct a clinical trial in cancer research—one which will have an immediate impact on cancer patients—may apply for funding. Investigator initiated applications from any academic, non-profit institution and medical centers are welcome; investigators don’t need to carry any special qualifications other than proven work as a clinician, researcher or primary investigator.

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Emerald Foundation Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: Black in Cancer / Emerald Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position

Deadline: 8/2/2021

Description: Black in Cancer aims to strengthen the network between Black people in the cancer space whilst highlighting Black excellence in cancer research and medicine. 

In pursuit of this mission, Black in Cancer will be highlighting Black excellence in the field of cancer research by awarding a postdoctoral fellowship to an outstanding member of the cancer research community who embodies the principles of the organization. The goals of this award are to advance innovative strategies that will lead to preventions, treatments, or cures for cancers of all types, promote research into disparities in cancer outcomes in the Black community, and increase Black representation in the cancer research community.

The Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide up to three years of financial support for an ambitious scientific project, including one in its early stages and/or not currently supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, or other government agencies. In an effort to help the awardee achieve success in a tenure-track position, the fellowship can also be used to provide funding that bridges this transitional stage of an academic career. The award will provide $75,000 per year while the awardee is a trainee but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardee accepts an academic tenure-track position.

This award opportunity is offered in collaboration with Emerald Foundation, Inc., which is a private biomedical research foundation that invests in research projects in the fields of oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, heritable congenital diseases, and other conditions that are incompletely understood and have been resistant to treatment. Within these program areas, invited research proposals can cover the range of cell biology, genetically engineered mouse models (and those in other organisms), immunology, microbiology, synthetic chemistry, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and beyond. Emerald Foundation, Inc. is proud to partner with Black in Cancer to facilitate more Black postdoctoral researchers transitioning to faculty positions.

Eligibility: See funding opportunity.

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Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV

Organization: Gilead Sciences

Award amount: Each award is funded up to USD 130,000 (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to USD 65,000 per year for 2 years.

Deadline: 8/30/2021

Description: The program provides financial support to the institutions of 4 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to USD130,000 (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to USD65,000 per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report by each junior faculty researcher and approval by the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Review Committee which oversees the program.

Eligibility: This award is intended for junior faculty who meet the criteria for Early Stage Investigator, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm).  Note, those who have received substantial NIH research awards, such as being a PI on an R01, P01, or U01, are not Early Stage Investigators, according to NIH criteria.  A list of NIH grants that a PI can hold and still be considered an Early Stage Investigator can be found at: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/list-smaller-grants.htm. 

In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
  • Be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with a research institution in Canada or the United States at the time of application
  • Have a strong career interest in HIV
  • Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of HIV
  • Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
  • Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects.

Gilead’s Research Scholars Program is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive scientific community. Award selections are made without discrimination based on ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression.

An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States or subject to the qualifications noted below hold a temporary non-immigrant visa/work permit . This visa must be valid for that allows the applicant to undertake the research over the two-year award period from Canada or the United States. This non-immigrant visa/work permit must be valid  for the two-year award period or applicant must be able to establish that he or she is eligible for an extension, renewal or other status that will enable the applicant to perform the research in the applicable jurisdiction for the entirety of the two-year award period.

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** Merck Stimulating Innovative Research

Organization: Merck

Award amount: 40,000 € – 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years 

Deadline: 8/31/2021

Description: The Research Grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company. Applicants submit their application for the focus topics containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists. All applicants will be informed about the decision of the selection committee at the beginning of October.  

In 2021, we are offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 40,000 € – 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas as further specified below. 

  • Drug Discovery – 3 grants comprising 350,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension.
  • Real time testing and sensors – grant comprising between 100,000 – 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
  • Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery  – grant comprising between 100,000 – 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
  • Digital Innovation – 3 grants comprising 40,000 – 100,000 € for 1 year with the option of extension
  • Bioelectronics – grant comprising 150,000 €/year for 3 years 
  • Sustainability – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
  • Media recycling for cultured meat – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
  • Organoids – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis

Eligibility: open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company.

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Sigma/Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Research Grant

Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Opens: 6/1/2021

Deadline: 8/31/2021

Description: To encourage qualified nurses to conduct research related to perioperative nursing practice and contribute to the development of perioperative nursing science. All relevant research topics will be considered although priority will be given to research studies that relate to the AORN research priorities:

  • Perioperative nursing care that contributes to quality, cost-effective patient outcomes related to safety, physiological integrity and behavioral responses.
  • Validation, testing and refinement of the Perioperative Nursing Data Set.
  • Perioperative Nursing Leadership/Management.
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health and safety issues affecting perioperative nurses and patients.
  • Perioperative nursing leadership/management (i.e. recruitment/retention, resource management, effective teams)
  • Recommended Practices

Eligibility:

  • Principal investigator is required to be a registered nurse (with a current license) in the perioperative setting or a registered nurse who demonstrates interest in or significant contributions to perioperative nursing practice.
  • Principal investigator must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Membership in either organization is acceptable but not required.

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Pfizer Local Level Educational Grants Program to Increase Awareness & Understanding of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM)

Organization: Pfizer

Award amount: Up to $10,000 for small local/community programs. Up to $20,000 for large local/community programs.

Deadline: Rolling thru 10/28/21

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 the care of patients by:

  • Educating [HCPs] to increase awareness and enable appropriate patient identification by closing knowledge gaps in disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and emerging treatment paradigms.
  • Addressing barriers to appropriate diagnosis and strategies that reduce burdens for patients and providers along the pathway to appropriate diagnosis
  • Exploring strategies that empower patients to play an active role in understanding TTR amyloidosis and decision making regarding available diagnostic and treatment options
  • Increasing awareness of the changing epidemiology of TTR amyloidosis with a focus on the prevalence of hereditary ATTR and wild-type ATTR subtypes as the science continues to evolve
  • Increasing awareness of at risk and undiagnosed populations with TTR amyloidosis with a focus on improving strategies that facilitate the appropriate diagnosis of patients early in the disease course before overt cardiomyopathy has ensued [e.g. populations with electrical disturbances, valvular disease, orthopedic manifestations, and cardio-oncology diseases (i.e. Light Chain Amyloidosis)]
  • Increasing awareness of bone radiotracer scintigraphy as a noninvasive alternative to invasive endomyocardial biopsy for the appropriate diagnosis of TTR cardiac amyloidosis in select patients
  • Supporting the dissemination of information related to the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of ATTR-CM
  • Addressing geographic and racial healthcare disparities
  • Addressing challenges to appropriate diagnoses and caring for patients during an era of increased telehealth utilization
  • Supporting the development of cardiac amyloid centers that provide leadership, best practices, support and/or training of HCPs within a multidisciplinary team environment in order to improve the quality of care for cardiac amyloidosis patients.

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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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Funding Program

Organization: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling. 2021 LOIs due 5/28/2021 and 10/1/2021.

Description: The ADDF provides funding to academic centers and biotechs from around the world that are advancing therapeutic and biomarker development for Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We have dedicated our funding to several key areas:

  • Translational research to develop new drugs and build preclinical evidence
  • IND-enabling studies and early-stage clinical trials for novel and repurposed drugs
  • Development and validation of plasma, CSF, neuroimaging and digital biomarkers
  • Epidemiological studies and comparative effectiveness research

Applications are reviewed throughout the year through our core programs. Check back regularly for additional joint funding opportunities with our partners in non-profits, government, and industry.

Eligibility: Varies by opportunity.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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

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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.

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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. 

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Bay Area Lyme Foundation Research Grants

Organization: Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed 

Deadline: Rolling, reviewed three times per year.

Description: At the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, their mission is to put a stop to Lyme disease with a focus on prevention and the development of better diagnostics and treatments.

Lyme disease is one of the most common vector-borne infectious diseases in the world. It is found in 65 countries and throughout the United States, with over 400,000 new cases each year in the US alone. And yet, Lyme research is significantly underfunded relative to other comparable diseases. Bay Area Lyme’s goal is to fill that void and accelerate the pace of new drug and diagnostic development in order to alleviate the suffering.

To that end, Bay Area Lyme accepts proposals on a rolling basis year round and reviews grants, other than the Emerging Leaders Awards (ELA), at three times per year.

Awardees are evaluated on their concepts, ideas, methods, and resourcefulness in bringing new vision into the field of Lyme disease research. Bay Area Lyme’s mission is to fund research and development of novel diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease.

Eligibility: Bay Area Lyme accepts applications from universities, hospitals, and independent research entities all over the United States. They cannot accept research proposals from outside the U.S.

Grant recipients do not need to have previous experience in Lyme disease research. Every year, they fund researchers who, while respected in their scientific areas of focus, have never previously leveraged their knowledge and abilities for research in Lyme disease.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships (Basic Biomedical Research in Europe or for European Citizens Working Overseas

Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Award amount: Undisclosed. The scholarship comprises a competitive monthly stipend which is initially granted for 2 years and which can be extended for up to another 12 months.

Deadline: Rolling. Feb 1, Jun 1 and Oct 1. 

Description: The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships of 2 to 3.5 years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD project in Europe. At the respective deadline (1 February, 1 June, 1 October) the university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate/A-levels/university entrance test that permits to pursue first university studies after finishing school) must not have been achieved more than 8 years ago.

The peer-review selection process evaluates the applicant’s achievements, as well as the scientific quality of the project and host laboratory. The process is highly competitive, with less than 10% of applicants receiving a fellowship.

On top of the monthly stipend, we offer our fellows seminars, travel allowances, individual and personal support, and a worldwide network of fellows and alumni.

Eligibility: The PhD projects must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research, and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge.

You should apply when you are about to start, or have just started, your PhD project, no preliminary results are expected. If you have begun your project more than six months prior to the deadline, you are no longer eligible to apply.

Your first university entrance qualification (secondary or high school leaving certificate, A-levels, or entrance/access test for first university studies after finishing school) must not have been completed more than 8 years, i.e. 96 months ago.

Natural scientists should have been awarded their last university degree before embarking on their PhD (BSc, diploma, MSc, or equivalent). If you have not yet finished your MSc studies and/or have not received your MSc degree certificate by the deadline, you can submit it up to four months after the deadline.

Physicians, veterinary surgeons, and pharmacists should have passed their state examinations.

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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: 

Link to complete RFP

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 6/15/2021.

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.

Link to complete RFP

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.

Link to complete RFP

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.

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

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.

Link to complete RFP

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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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.

Link to complete RFP

 

Science

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Call for Proposals to Reduce Global Warming

Organization: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainability, has issued a call for proposals for a $100,000 grant to fund the work of a new or existing program aimed at bringing about reductions in global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or in some other way.

Ray Anderson’s five grandchildren, along with their spouses, comprise the NextGen Committee of the foundation, which makes recommendations to the board of trustees for worthwhile grants and initiatives.

The best projects will include:

  • Direct and measurable reduction of C02e
  • Scalable and creative solutions that connect different sectors or regions
  • Environmentally based solutions that improve social equity

Eligibility: Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) charities in the United States, but the projects undertaken can take place anywhere in the world.  

Link to complete RFP

Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Annual stipend of $65,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. See description for additional award information.

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support basic research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology, with an emphasis on understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development. While these cross-disciplinary applicants will receive particular attention, applicants already involved in ocean research are also encouraged to apply. The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2021.

The award is for three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual progress reports, and will include an annual stipend of $65,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000. The allowance may be spent on health insurance for the fellow and family, other benefits as required by the institution, research supplies, small equipment (including computers), attendance at scientific meetings, and other research-related travel. Up to $2,000 of the allowance may be used for relocation of the fellow and family to the host institution. Relocation costs must be in accordance with the policies of the host institution. Payment cannot be made directly to fellows. No indirect or overhead costs may be charged.

Eligibility: Applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date. Preference will be for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizens may choose a postdoctoral research sponsor in either the U.S. or Canada. Foreign applicants may choose a sponsor in the U.S. Awards can only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the U.S. or Canada (in a campus within these countries). Applicants should review the Glossary of Terms section of the foundation’s policies and procedures for the definition of a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Link to complete RFP

Society of Neuroscience Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Organization: Society of Neuroscience

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The Swartz Prize, supported by the Swartz Foundation, honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience.

Recipients receive a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the SfN annual meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
  • Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
  • No person may nominate or write a letter of recommendation for more than one candidate.
  • Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
  • Due to potential conflicts of interest, members of the selection committee may not be the nominees, and they cannot serve as nominators nor write letters of recommendation for this prize.

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Society for Neuroscience Gruber International Research Award

Organization: Society for Neuroscience 

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The award recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting, with awardees receiving a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and hotel accommodation for two nights to attend the SfN annual meeting.

Eligibility: Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominees need not be SfN members, but nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member. If a nominee is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., he or she must be studying or working at an institution that is located outside the U.S.; if a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the nominee must be studying or working at an institution located in the United States.

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American Psychological Foundation Graduate Scholarship for Projects to Understand and Reduce Mental Illness Stigma

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 Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate student in good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues.
  • IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

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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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Wellcome Leap Delta Tissue research Grant

Organization: Wellcome Leap

Award amount: $55 Million in budget

Deadline: 5/17/2021

Description:  To demonstrate and validate the ‘tissue time machine’, we have chosen to develop, test, and validate our platform in biomedical contexts that are as broad as possible: an infectious disease, tuberculosis (TB), and two different cancers, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Each represents a current, unmet biomedical challenge and features a complex, dynamic set of cell and tissue states and transitions. See the full program announcement for more information. Advances across models and measures should inform each other to improve and validate predictive markers, environmental influences and optimize the key ingredients necessary for promoting healthy network development. It is not necessary to form a large consortium or team to do this. Synergies and integrated system demonstrations will be facilitated by Wellcome Leap on an annual basis as we make progress together towards the program goals.

We are soliciting abstracts and proposals for work over 3 years (with a potential additional one-year option). Proposers should clearly relate their work to one or more Platform Goals and indicate which of the Program Demonstration Areas (PDAs) they will participate in. Additional PDAs can be proposed, but all performers must validate their work against at least one of the specified PDAs.

Eligibility:

We are soliciting abstracts and proposals for work over 3 years (with a potential additional one-year option). Proposers should clearly relate their work to one or more Platform Goals and indicate which of the Program Demonstration Areas (PDAs) they will participate in. Additional PDAs can be proposed, but all performers must validate their work against at least one of the specified PDAs.

See the complete RFP for more information.

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Society for Conservation Biology SCB Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards

Organization: Society for Conservation Biology

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 5/18/2021

Description: SCB allocates awards funding to support ten graduate student members whose research advances the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. 

The fellowship is designed to support graduate students who need assistance with costs toward field expenses in order to complete their degree. 

The SCB Global Awards Committee administers the Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards and evaluates applicants on merit and with respect to geographic, topical, gender and other aspects of conservation diversity. 

Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards will support field work, including travel, materials or equipment required to conduct research by graduate students.

Eligibility: Students must demonstrate financial need toward completion of graduate degree and graduate research must contribute to SCB’s mission to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biodiversity.

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International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships

Organization: International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Between two and four Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships will be awarded every year, to early career scientists (postgraduate students i.e. Masters or Doctoral candidates, or Post-Doctoral researchers) working in the field of computational geosciences or geoinformatics. The total annual budget for these scholarships is US$10,000.

Research projects should lie within the Aims & Scope of Computers & Geosciences, as outlined on the journal’s webpage. The awarded funds may be used either to support the applicant’s project in their home institution or to undertake a period of research at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory. The Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships are intended to encourage graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of geocomputation and geoinformatics, and particularly to foster the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and IAMG believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research by exchanging ideas and expertise with others in the field.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates are those currently undertaking Masters or Ph. D. studies who wish to use the award to conduct a period of research related to their thesis, or newly qualified Post Doctoral scientists who are within three years following the completion of their Ph. D. studies at the deadline for application. Applicants who wish to use the scholarship for undertaking research away from their home organization will be looked upon favourably, but this is not a condition of application.

See terms and conditions in the funding opportunity for full eligibility criteria. 

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XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion

Organization: X PRIZE Foundation

Award amount: A $7,000,000 (USD) Grand Prize will be awarded to the team that develops the most innovative and practical solution that meets or exceeds the requirements of the competition.

The Second Place Team will be awarded $2,000,000 (USD) and the Third Place Team will be awarded $1,000,000 according to the Judging Panel’s discretion.

Following the recruitment phase, XPRIZE judges will assess all Technical Submissions to select the top 30 teams, with the group evenly splitting a Semifinal Prize of $500,000. These funds are intended to help offset costs associated with early solution development and for travel to Semifinal Testing locations.

A Finalist Prize purse in the amount of $2,500,000 (USD) will be shared equally between up to 10 Finalist Teams whose solutions are selected to advance to Final Testing.

A Bonus Prize of $2,000,000 (USD) will be awarded to acknowledge the breakthrough achievement of the team that develops an animal-origin-free growth medium at the lowest production cost.

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion is a four-year, $15M competition that will incentivize teams to produce chicken breast or fish fillet alternatives that replicate or outperform conventional chicken and fish in: access, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, nutrition and health, as well as taste and texture.

Eligibility: XPRIZE teams come from all around the world. Teams can be composed of university groups, high school students, startups and innovators, small to midsize companies, community-based organizations, families or individuals.

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American Psychological Foundation Joseph B. Gittler Award

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $4,500

Deadline: 6/1/2020

Description: Established through a bequest from Joseph Gittler, PhD, the award recognizes psychologists who are making and will continue to make scholarly contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.

In support of this goal, an award of $4,500 will be given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychology, particularly over the last five to ten years. Psychologists at any stage of their careers will be considered.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university. Self-nominations are accepted.

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American Psychological Foundation F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $2,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.

Proposed research should be compatible with McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

Eligibility:

  • Completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stated program goals (dualistic approaches characteristic of much contemporary cognitive research are specifically ineligible).

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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Excellence in Science Award (Women Scientists)

Organization: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Award amount: $5,000-$10,000 depending on award

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)

Award recipients will be expected to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB member society.  Presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the lecture. In addition to the unrestricted research grant, the award covers the recipients’ travel to/from the meeting, hotel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the awardee’s achievement.

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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James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems

Organization: James S. McDonnell Foundation

Award amount: $200,000 over 2-3 years

Deadline: 6/11/2021

Description: JSMF’s Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems program was initiated to support scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. From its inception, the program’s emphasis has been on topics on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular topics or fields of research per se.  JSMF also supports projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions in fields where such approaches are not yet standard but where such work could open new paths to progress.   Currently, JSMF primarily funds research on dynamic and multiscale systems via its postdoctoral fellowship program.

The fellowship is geared to students near the completion of their doctoral training and committed to acquiring new skills and experience in a multi-disciplinary field such as complex systems science.  This fellowship is targeted towards students who wish to broaden their research experience and require protected time to acquire new knowledge and skills.  Postdoctoral positions providing experiences that contribute new dimensions to a student’s doctoral education (adding theoretical skills to one’s experimental training or vice versa; pursuing work in a new topic or field) can be limited if the position is supported by institutional training grants or faculty research grants.  Too often, the more traditional postdoctoral experience results in a postdoctoral fellow engaging in a research project dictated by the needs of the research grant (this is not a problem if the grant goals align with training goals) rather than providing the freedom for pursuing a creative and self-directed training program based on his or her interests or goals.  

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more autonomy in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities and is designed for students who have already demonstrated maturity, independence of thought, and self-initiation. 

Following a multi-phase review of applications, selected pre-doctoral students are granted “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school.   The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training that might not be otherwise readily available.  The Fellowships are intended to allow students to seek postdoctoral research opportunities aligned with the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science.   If it is highly likely that you can pursue your postdoctoral training goals via a more traditional fellowship, we encourage you to reconsider applying for a JSMF fellowship.     

Eligibility: The JSMF Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in and an aptitude for complexity science who are in the final stages of completing their Ph.D. and looking to add new dimensions to their graduate training that will either be difficult or impossible without an independent source of funding.  Students should anticipate completing their degree requirements and activating the Fellowship between May 2022 and April 2023.

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**American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award

Organization: American Chemical Society 

Award amount: opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting; a $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses; and visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting.

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The award recognizes up to ten outstanding individuals nearing the midpoint of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields and includes an opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting; a $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses; and visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individual ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, nonprofit, or other employment sectors. Candidates should be no more than fifteen years past receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Self-nominations are allowed and nominators need not be an ACS member.

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American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award (Women Scientists)

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

The award includes the following:

  • The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting. The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
  • A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
  • Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individual* ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.

* includes female-identified individuals and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB).

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**American Psychological Foundation Division 39 Grants (Nexus of Psychoanalysis, Society)

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $6,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: According to the foundation, the future of psychoanalysis depends on countering the field’s insularity and increasing public awareness of the benefits of psychoanalytic treatments and the applications of psychoanalytic thought to organizational and social problems.

The Division 39 grant is designed to help build the capacity of the psychoanalytic profession in this area. To that end, a single grant of $6,000 will be awarded in support of work that articulates the value of psychoanalytic principles and/or treatments for the general public and advances the field of psychoanalysis.

The program encourages any effort that demonstrates the value of psychoanalytic principals and is especially interested in work that targets populations in need of support, including early-career professionals, students from diverse backgrounds, and therapists working with underserved populations.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must have a demonstrated knowledge of psychoanalytic principles and may be a practicing psychoanalytic therapist (though this is not a requirement).

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American Psychological Foundation Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $8,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K–8. This grant will alternate every other year between an early career psychologist and a graduate student. The 2021 grant will support an early career psychologist.

The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund was established in 2003 to honor the Clarks and to perpetuate their work as pioneers in understanding the psychological underpinnings of race relations and in addressing social issues such as segregation and injustice.

The Clarks were the first and second African-Americans to receive PhDs from Columbia University. Their famous doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown-and white-skinned dolls, led the Clarks to conclude that the segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to the children. These studies are believed to be the first social science evidence considered as hard fact by the U.S. Supreme court, in Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka.

Eligibility:

Familiarity with the Clarks’ work is essential:

  • Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Mamie Phipps Clark, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, New York.
  • Markowitz, G. & Rosner, D. (1996). Children, Race and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s Northside Center. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Science Diplomacy

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: a monetary prize of $10,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration for the AAAS Annual Meeting and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend, worldwide promotion of their achievements through AAAS communication channels, and the opportunity to publish in Science & Diplomacy about their work.

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy recognizes an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities who are making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy.

Eligibility: Any individual or small group in the scientific or foreign policy community that has contributed to the role of science cooperation in building stronger links between and among societies is eligible for the AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy.

  • The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  • The award accepts self-nominations.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting. 

For the purposes of this award, public engagement activities are defined as the individual’s active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and promote meaningful dialogue between science and society.

Eligibility:

  • Candidate must be an individual scientist or engineer. Groups or institutions will not be considered for this award. AAAS employees are ineligible. One scientist or engineer will be chosen to receive the award each year.
  • Candidate must be a scientist or engineer actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including social sciences and medicine). They may be based in academia, government or industry. Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities.
  • Candidate must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has completed their terminal degree within seven years of the deadline for nominations.
    • Nominees no longer considered “early career” as defined by this award might be eligible for the AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and a non-scientific, public audience(s).
  • Types of public engagement activities might include: informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities, such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science cafés, science fairs, and social and online media.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Awards

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.

  • Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.
  • Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individuals, regardless of nationality or citizenship, who have mentored students at a U.S. institution. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination. Lifetime Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years. Mentor Awardees will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years. Each nominee will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • Candidate mentored a significant number of students from underrepresented groups (i.e., women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities) who earned PhDs in a STEM field
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs
  • Candidate demonstrated continued interest in the educational and professional development of students mentored before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate provided students with psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community before and during the pursuit of the STEM PhD
  • Candidate has shaped or impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students who earned STEM PhDs

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** AWS Imagine Grant Program

Organization: Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Award amount: varies by the categories; see the description

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced the launch of the 2021 Imagine Grant Program, a public grant opportunity open to registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. 

Now in its fourth year, the AWS Imagine Grant provides resources to nonprofit organizations looking to deploy cloud technology to achieve their mission goals. New this year, the program offers two distinct award categories for nonprofits to receive support based on their organizational goals and stage of their technology adoption journey. The award categories are:   

Momentum to Modernize — As nonprofit organizations seek to transform and enhance their core mission operations with technology, they need funding for foundational technology projects such as migrating servers to the cloud and modernizing new and existing applications. Nonprofit organizations with specific workloads and outcomes that meet the program criteria are welcome to apply. Projects may include but are not limited to application migration and optimization, net-new application development, data warehouse projects, infrastructure expansion, and more. Winners of the Momentum to Modernize award receive up to $30,000 in unrestricted funding, up to $10,000 in AWS Promotional Credits, and project implementation support.

 Go Further, Faster — The Go Further, Faster award will provide support for highly innovative projects that leverage the cloud. Projects should have the potential to produce scaled, repeatable solutions and impact an entire industry or field. They also should be force multipliers for organizations and include the application of and/or seek integrations with advanced cloud services such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), high-performance computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and more. Winners of the Go Further, Faster award receive up to $150,000 in unrestricted funding, up to $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credits, and engagement with AWS technical specialists.

Eligibility: open to registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the United STates who are using cloud technology to solve the worlds’ most pressing challenges.

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Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation BIRD Energy Projects

Organization: Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation

Award amount: Up to $1,000,000

Deadline: Executive summary due 6/30/2021

Description: Created as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and designed as the energy arm of the 40-year-old BIRD Foundation, BIRD Energy has stimulated, promoted, and supported joint industrial R&D that benefits both the United States and Israel. It focuses on commercializing sustainable energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs, and increase energy security.

Since its inception in 2009, BIRD Energy has approved 42 projects with a total investment of about $30 million, attracting more than $200 million in venture capital and other follow-on funding to commercialize clean energy technologies. Over the last seven years, four BIRD Energy projects reached the commercialization stage, including a self-powered wireless sensor for monitoring energy use in buildings, a new enzyme for the production of biodiesel, a utility-scale solar concentrated photovoltaic system employing a new active cooling module, and a new system to facilitate wind speed and power output forecasting for wind generation.

Eligibility: To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  •  R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel)
  • Innovation in all areas of renewable energy efficiency, such as solar and wind power, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels, smart grid, storage, water-energy nexus, advanced manufacturing, AI for energy management, etc.
  • Innovation in natural gas and other associated technologies
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should be commercialization

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Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship Programme

Organization: International Council for Science – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Award amount: up to USD $15,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The SCAR Fellowship Programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early-career scientists and engineers, social scientists and humanities researchers in Antarctic research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

The SCAR Fellowships are intended to allow researchers to undertake short-term visits to major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by SCAR member countries, so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term links and partnerships. The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country different from that of the (i) applicant’s origin and (ii) current residence.

Topics for support should make a contribution to the objectives of one or more of SCAR’s science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the current Scientific Research Programmes endorsed by SCAR (visit SCAR’s science and research pages for details of SCAR’s groups).

Eligibility:

  • Current PhD researcher or within 5 years of finishing PhD;
  • Visiting a facility in or run by a SCAR member country, which is different from applicant’s (a) country of origin and (b) current country of residence;
  • Should contribute to the objectives of one or more of SCAR’s science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the Scientific Research Programme

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**2021 Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Genetic Therapies – Request for Applications

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: $200,000 and $400,000,

Deadline: 7/6/2021

Description: Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to advance our understanding of the genetic basis of ASD and the molecular and cellular consequences of genetic risk, and to provide a foundation for the development of treatments for select genetically defined forms of the condition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of scalable methods, especially as applied to genes that are suitable targets for genetic therapies.

The annual budget is between $200,000 and $400,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, for a period of two or three years.

Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.

Principal investigators (PIs) who do not have substantial ASD clinical expertise should include a close collaborator with such expertise on their grant application.

SFARI recognizes the importance of diverse viewpoints for scientific advancement. As such, SFARI strongly encourages the inclusion of researchers who span institutions, career stages and groups historically underrepresented in science.

Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

Link to complete RFP

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Organization: Science / SciLifeLab

Award amount: $30,000 grand prize. $10,000 for category winners.

Deadline: 7/15/2021

Description: The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists was established in 2013. A global Prize aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers. 

Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and SciLifeLab, joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. The Prize was launched with the vision to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community. A vision that will only come true if we encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

Considering the difficult economic environment for budding scientists, it is crucial that we provide them with extra encouragement as they begin their scientific careers.

The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research based on a doctoral degree earned in the previous two years. Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money and the three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments. 

2021 Categories

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genomics, proteomics and system biology approaches
  • Ecology and environment
  • Molecular medicine

Eligibility: Entrants for the prize must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Entrants may only apply once within this time period, and the work described in the entry must have been performed while the entrant was a graduate student. The prize is open to residents of all nations without regard to sex or race.

Link to complete RFP

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards

Organization: American Physical Society / Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Award amount: Varies; See description

Deadline: 7/15/2021

Description:

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards hope to stimulate ideas on innovative ways in which emerging technologies can be used to address pressing problems in the physics of fundamental particles and interactions. The awards support a variety of ways to bring people together to discuss and collaborate on ideas to advance this area of research, as described in the Scientific Scope.

APS is working with the Moore Foundation to offer these awards. Funding is available in three categories:

  • Lectureship Awards: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Lectureship Awards support seminars that broaden awareness of existing or proposed searches for new physics using novel cost-effective probes, and of new theoretical ideas that could impact where and how such probes search for new physics. We will fund up to 12 grants a year to support 2-3 day visits. Funding can be requested up to $2,000.
  • Visitor Awards: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Visitor Awards promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas by supporting nominally 1-6 week visits between researchers. Each year we will fund up to 10 awards for 1-3 week visits (reimbursements up to $5,000) and up to 5 awards for 4-6 week visits (reimbursements up to $10,000). Visitor Awards may be combined with funds from other sources to extend a visit.
  • Convening Awards: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Convening Awards support small scientific meetings to promote collaboration and enable a number of individuals to gather and have focused discussions and presentations. Each year, we will fund one grant up to $75,000 and two additional grants up to $25,000 to support scientific meetings.

Eligibility: Applicants must be from a U.S. institution of higher education or from a U.S. National Laboratory and may be either the traveler or the host.

  • Applicants all nationalities and all physics subfields are eligible.
  • Applicants can be faculty members, researchers, postdocs, or senior graduate students.
  • Applicants are not required to be APS members.
  • In keeping with the APS goal of serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists, applications to support women and members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups are especially encouraged.
  • Applicants may apply for repeat funding and may be involved in multiple awards.

Link to complete RFP

The Leakey Foundation Research Grants on Human Origins

Organization: The Leakey Foundation

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: Biannually on January 10 and July 15

Description: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral researchers may be funded up to $25,000.

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are generally not considered.

Investigators may only submit one proposal as a principal investigator (PI) per granting cycle. This policy does not apply to co-investigators. For example, you may be the PI on one proposal as well as a co-investigator on another.

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions; however, all applications must be written in English.

Link to complete RFP

**National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Organization: National Academy of Inventors

Award amount: N/A

Deadline: 7/31/2021

Description: The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

The program has 912 Fellows worldwide representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, the Fellows hold more than 32,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 9,400 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 1.3 million jobs. In addition, over $137 billion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.

Academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Fellow status have been nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

Fellow nominees must be a named inventor on patent(s) issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and affiliated with a university, non-profit research institute or other academic entity to qualify.

The NAI has asked that the institution of the nominee provide endorsements of no more than five nominees.   

Eligibility:

  1. Nominees should have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
  2. Nominees should have made outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.
  3. Self-nominations are not eligible. Teams are not eligible for consideration.
  4. Nominee must be a named inventor on at least one patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Currently the median number of patents among NAI Fellows is 20.
  5. Nominee must be affiliated with an academic organization, e.g., university, college, non-profit research institute, government research laboratory.
  6. Deceased nominees are not eligible.
  7. Nominee does not have to be a current member of the National Academy of Inventors, nor affiliated with a Member Institution (although recommended) of the National Academy of Inventors.
  8. Nominations may be made of both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
  9. Nominations may be submitted by anyone (except for the nominee themselves). The nominator does not have to be affiliated with an NAI Member Institution.

Link to complete RFP

American Floral Endowment Research Grants

Organization: American Floral Endowment

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 8/1/2021

Description: AFE research solves scientific challenges posed by disease, pests, and other environmental issues. This research benefits not only growers but every segment of the industry down to the consumer.

The primary research priorities are listed below. They are focused on all floricultural crops – bedding plants, fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens, flowering potted plants, and foliage plants.

  • Botrytis Control and Management
  • Thrips Control and Management
  • Biocontrol of Pests
  • Postharvest Technology
  • Production Technology
  • Advanced Breeding Technology, including CRISPR
  • Long-Term Storage and Shipping Conditions for Cut Flowers, Bedding and Potted Plants
  • Automation and Technology Leading to Labor Savings
  • Sustainable Production and Handling Practice
  • Reduce the Impact of Climate Change on Production, Handling and Product Quality

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity. 

Link to complete RFP

**URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Organization: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 8/26/2021

Description: The URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) was established in 2007 to support the work of faculty and students from the Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. The URA Visiting Scholars Program is supported by contributions from the URA-member universities.

Visits can range from attendance at Fermilab conferences and summer schools to year-long stays at the Lab. Proposals may be submitted twice a year, in February and August. Support provided by the program may include the following: travel and local lodging expenses during a series of short visits OR salary support and round trip travel expenses for an extended visit.

Because these funds are provided by URA and come solely from contributions by URA member universities, the visitor’s home institution must agree to waive indirect costs, tuition, fees, and other administrative expenses.

Eligibility: Individual proposals may be submitted by researchers who are faculty, postdocs, or graduate students at URA-member universities doing research in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission. Applicants must be employed by or, in the case of graduate students, enrolled at URA member institutions during the course of the award.

Proposals may be submitted for an individual award or, in limited circumstances, researchers in residence at Fermilab may submit a proposal for a laboratory- sponsored group activity (e.g., conferences, workshops, summer schools). Specific application requirements for the two types of proposals are described in the Application Proposal Requirements section.

Link to complete RFP

American Chemical Society and Eli Lilly Women Chemists Travel Award

Organization: American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee (WCC)

Award amount: Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.

Deadline: 9/15/2021

Description: The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.

Eligibility: Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:

  • Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
  • Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.
  • Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.

Link to complete RFP

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.

Link to complete RFP

University of Pennsylvania Primals Research Award (Psychology)

Organization: University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center 

Award amount: $125,000 and $250,000

Deadline: LOI due 9/26/2021

Description:  UPenn is awarding $250k and $125k grants for psych research (clinical, social, etc.) on primal world beliefs (e.g., the world is dangerous) which builds on this article (https://tinyurl.com/y4m62r7k).

The University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, with support from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce the Primals Research Awards. Our goal is to promote new empirical research exploring how primal world beliefs (‘primals’) are formed, maintained, change, or influence nontrivial outcomes or psychological processes. 

Primals are basic perceptions of the general character of the world as a whole, such as the world is dangerous and the world is interesting, that correlate with many behaviors and wellbeing-related variables. We are awarding one $250,000 award and two $125,000 awards that will be administered over 24 months (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024) to Principal Investigators proposing to examine primals from any of the following eight disciplinary perspectives:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must have a PhD and be in a contracted faculty position at an accredited college or university (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis). The competition is international. Only one proposal will be accepted per Principal Investigator. 

Link to complete RFP

XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Organization: X PRIZE Foundation

Award amount: The $100M prize purse will be distributed as follows:

After 1 year of competition the judges will review all submissions received by that time and award up to 15 Milestone Prizes of $1 million each. At the discretion of the judges, these awards may be granted on a conditional basis, subject to the team’s demonstrated commitment to continuing to develop and advance their solutions and to compete for the Grand Prize.

After 4 years, judges will select the winners:

  • $50 million paid to the single Grand Prize Winner
  • $30 million to be distributed among up to 3 runners up

​​​XPRIZE will also award up to US$5M to student teams in the Fall of 2021. These awards may fund participation in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal or the development of key supportive technologies. For more information, please refer to the Competition Guidelines.

Deadline: 

Registration for the Student Awards will close October 1, 2021 18:59:59 UTC

Registration for the Milestone Awards will close December 1, 2021 18:59:59 UTC

Registration for the Grand Prize will close December 1, 2023 18:59:59 UTC

Description: XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity – fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, this $100M competition is the largest incentive prize in history, an extraordinary milestone.‎

This four-year global competition invites innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans, and sequester it durably and sustainably. To win the grand prize, teams must demonstrate a working solution at a scale of at least 1000 tonnes removed per year; model their costs at a scale of 1 million tonnes per year; and show a pathway to achieving a scale of gigatonnes per year in future.

Any carbon negative solution is eligible: nature-based, direct air capture, oceans, mineralization, or anything else that achieves net negative emissions, sequesters CO2 durably, and show a sustainable path to achieving low cost at gigatonne scale.

Eligibility: XPRIZE believes that solutions can come from anyone, anywhere. Scientists, engineers, academics, entrepreneurs, and other innovators with new ideas from all over the world are invited to form a team and register to compete. 

Link to complete RFP

American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Organization: American Chemical Society / The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Deadline: Annually November 1

Description: To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating students, underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Eligibility: Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the United States by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Link to complete RFP

American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Organization: American Chemical Society / The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Award amount: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Deadline: Annually on November 1

Description: To recognize significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers.

Eligibility: Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating women to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Link to complete RFP

**Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize SME AgriTech Competition

Organization: Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech 

Award amount: up to $1 million

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description:The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize is focused on accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale.

Teams submit their design and business model. An independent panel of expert judges will select up to twenty-five teams to receive $100,000 each and advance in the competition. The selected team will develop their prototypes and conduct field tests on small- and medium-sized farms in Africa. Winning teams will increase net economic value to small- and medium-size farms by developing innovative food solutions for any stage of the food system, from seed to sale; designing a viable business model; and increasing farm productivity and/or decreasing post-harvest loss.

The winning team will receive a $1 million grand prize, with $1 million in additional prizes (2nd place – $300,000; 3rd place – $150,000; People’s Prize – $100,000).

Many entrepreneurs lack the information and tools they need to bring their inventions to life. In addition to the chance to win cash prizes, the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program provides additional opportunities for entrepreneurs, including participation in an online community; a twelve-week experiential learning program powered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development Idea to Market curriculum; and membership in the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program alumni network.

Eligibility: Registration for the competition is free and open to anyone. Design round submissions are due in December. Up to twenty-five teams will be notified of their design round awards in February 2022, and finalist prizes will be announced in April 2023.

Link to complete RFP

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. 

Link to complete RFP

Reckitt Benckiser High-dilution germ-killing actives for Lysol® and Dettol®

Organization: Reckitt Benckiser

Award amount: Up to $150,000 for a 6-9 month proof-of-concept project with the potential for substantial follow-on investment

Deadline: Undisclosed 

Description: Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is seeking alternative germ-killing actives to quaternary ammonium for use in Lysol and Dettol that are equally effective at low concentrations, high dilutions, and direct replacement volumes.

RB is a global consumer products company that operates a portfolio of leading household brands in nutrition, health and hygiene, including popular disinfectants Lysol and Dettol. First introduced in 1889, Lysol products can be found in half of all U.S. homes, while Dettol is sold in more than 120 countries. 

Both Lysol and Dettol come in a variety of formats, from sprays and wipes to soaps and detergents. Over the years, these products  have  fought germs using a range of active ingredients, including quaternary ammonium, or “quats”.  Known for their potency at very low concentrations, quats are effective at killing germs at concentrations of 2.4% and dilutions of 1:125 or more. For this reason, quats remain the active ingredient in laundry detergents, which undergo significant dilution during the wash cycle, while sprays, wipes and other formats have transitioned to alternatives. As consumers demand more natural solutions, we are looking for alternatives.

Solutions of interest include:

  • Technologies that fully replace quats
  • Technologies that use quats at low levels (<1%) in combination with an alternative active ingredient

Eligibility: See complete funding opportunity.

Link to complete RFP

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.

Link to complete RFP

 

Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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.

Link to complete RFP

Gerda Henkel Foundation Lost Cities Funding Programme

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: See link to complete RFP

Deadline: 5/12/2021

Description: The enormous process of urbanization, which has defined world history for thousands of years in different economic situations and with regional variations, and which is now developing a particular dynamism, has another side to it that initially appears paradoxical – namely the shrinking and entirely abandoned cities, the so-called Lost Cities. Current transformation processes in various parts of the world mean that many of these Lost Citiesare emerging. Nevertheless, the phenomenon is not a new one, but has been a widespread hallmark of urban history since the emergence of urban culture in the fourth century B.C. It has therefore been perceived, reflected on and interpreted in very different ways in the cultural history of urban life. With this finding as a starting point and a goal of placing current problem situations in a greater historical context, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding program for the theme Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world.

The funding program is designed to be interdisciplinary and to facilitate projects in which there are varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities. At the same time, there should be a focus on causal correlations, both with regard to specific individual cultures and spanning all cultures, and on specifics of place and time. Thus far, such places have emerged for very different reasons, including military destruction, natural disasters, epidemics, environmental pollution, economic collapse, financial speculation, mobility, migration, centralization, deindustrialization, or post-colonial change, to name but a few.

The aim of the program is to describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within these different contexts. Lost Cities are part of a distinct culture of memory, for example, which serves for the negotiation of identities, the preservation of knowledge cultures, the formulation of criticism of progress, or the construction of mythical or sacral topographies as part of a veritable “ruin cult”. On this basis, the focus here should not be on the question of which factors led to the city’s abandonment. Rather, it is the abandoned cities themselves that are of particular interest, as well as the different forms of their interpretation, instrumentalization and coding in various cultures and time frames.

Eligibility: Eligible to apply are post-doctoral researchers based in a university and working in the area of the humanities and the social sciences. Funding can be provided for projects with a thematic focus being addressed by a group of researchers. The Foundation uses the term “group of researchers” to mean associations of at least two researchers actively involved in the project work which is to be funded by means of scholarships from the Foundation and who are carrying out research into the same issues. Applications can only be made for PhD or research scholarships. Applications for a research scholarship by the applicant (project leader) are also possible. A maximum total of three scholarships per group of researchers can be applied for, as well as funds for travel and materials. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name.Other contributors who are not financed by scholarships can also be involved in the project. Scholarship applications made by individual researchers outside of the group are not accepted. The funding programme also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on Lost Cities” organised by the Foundation.

The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

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New York Public Library Dance Research Fellowship

Organization: New York Public Library

Award amount: $7,500

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The seismic events of 2020 continue to shape daily life and have compelled reckoning and reflection. For the upcoming cohort of the Dance Research Fellowship the Jerome Robbins Dance Division invites applications from scholars and practitioners interested in investigating the theme of dance and democracy. We are interested in projects that explore dance’s site as a civic, social and political space and welcome research on the potential within dance for collective action. We additionally encourage applicants to explore the dance artists in our archives who have harnessed kinetic  imagination and empathetic power to create inclusive environments where dialogue and democracy thrives.

Eligibility:

  • Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who are US residents for tax purposes may apply. 

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American Historical Association Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History

Organization: American Historical Association

Award amount: $4,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. It was developed by friends and colleagues of Roy Rosenzweig (1950–2007), the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History and New Media at George Mason University, to honor his life and work as a pioneer in the field of digital history.

This prize is awarded annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project, and in particular for work that reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history.

Eligibility: The prize will be conferred on a project that has been launched in the last two years and is publicly available. The prize recipient(s) will be expected to apply awarded funds toward the advancement of the project goals. Projects may be renominated, as long as a description is included about any updates since the original nomination.

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Coordinating Council for Women in History Catherine Prelinger Award

Organization: Coordinating Council for Women in History

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

These funds were originally granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

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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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Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Organization: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Creative Capital

Award amount: $15,000-$50,000

Deadline: 5/19/2021

Description: The Arts Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, design, film, performance, sound, experimental music, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this grant, an arts writer must be:

  • an individual;
  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;
  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts;
  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or holder of an O-1 visa (if your application advances to the final round, you will need to submit current documentation);
  • at least twenty-five years old;
  • a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category; see the project-specific eligibility requirements).

An arts writer is NOT eligible for this grant if they are:

  • applying on behalf of an organization;
  • applying for a project in which their primary involvement will be as an editor;
  • a full-time student in a degree-granting program (with the exception of those students who are simultaneously maintaining professional careers as arts writers);
  • an artist, writer, or curator writing an interpretive essay on their own practice;
  • applying for a project that is primarily fiction, poetry (including ekphrasis), or memoir; 
  • applying for a project based on a PhD dissertation or MA thesis;
  • applying to conduct a Q&A interview (or series of Q&A interviews);
  • applying to assemble an archive or database;
  • applying for a project on Andy Warhol;
  • applying for a project that will be published by a commercial gallery;
  • applying for a Creative Capital Award for any project in the same grant year (including as a collaborator);
  • applying with the same project for which they have received a Creative Capital Award (including as a collaborator);
  • a grantee of The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant;
  • a current employee, consultant, board member, or funder of Creative Capital or the Andy Warhol Foundation, or an immediate family member of such a person.

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AccessLex Institute® Bar Success Intervention Grant

Organization: AccessLex Institute®

Award amount: $150,000~$300,000 over two years

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Through the program, grants of between $150,000 and $300,000 over two years will be awarded in support of programs and interventions aimed at helping increase bar exam passage rates among students and/or graduates most at-risk of not passing. The central goal of the Bar Success Intervention Grant Program is to increase the knowledge base about effective bar exam success programming that is scalable and replicable.

Programs that encompass the following optional elements will be given preference in the selection process: differential treatment of participants (treatment/control group methodology) for purposes of program evaluation; relevant long-term support for participants; and collaboration with other institutions, organizations.

AccessLex will hold an informational webinar on May 12 at 2:00 pm ET.

See the AccessLex Institute website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and to register for the webinar.

Eligibility: AccessLex will review grant proposals only from U.S.-based tax-exempt non-profit educational institutions and other nonprofit and public organizations. Faculty members, practitioners and researchers may apply for grants through their eligible affiliated organization. Please review the application policy eligibility section for the exact Internal Revenue Code tax-exempt designations.

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Microsoft AI for Humanitarian Action Grant for Azure and Data Science Services

Organization: Microsoft

Award amount: Up to $300,000 fair market value in Azure and data science services

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Since 2018, Microsoft has supported 40 AI for Humanitarian Action projects in 13 countries, advancing solutions to address challenges in disaster response, refugees, displaced people, human rights, and the needs of women and children through grants, technology donations, and data science support.

The most important part of your application is a project proposal that relates to developing artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) solutions which directly address existing challenges in one of the four AI for Humanitarian Action focus areas: Disaster Response, Human Rights, Needs of Women and Children, and Refugees and Displaced People.

We are interested in supporting projects which improve operational efficiency, enable new capabilities, increase beneficiary engagement, or involve rich data analysis for classification and prediction modeling. 

Priority Areas for Spring 2021 Open Call

Aligning with Microsoft Philanthropies’ priorities, AI/ML projects which fall under one of the four focus areas will be prioritized during our evaluation:

  • Projects supporting organizations or populations in Africa.
  • Consortium based projects where multiple organizations are willing to share their data and outcomes.
  • Skilling and livelihood opportunities to promote an inclusive economic recovery

Projects which do not meet a priority area will still be accepted and considered.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, United Nations organizations and agencies, international organizations, research, academic, and governmental organizations are eligible to submit projects. Private sector organizations may be eligible to receive support if a nonprofit or humanitarian partner is directly engaged in the proposed project.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards (SAA)

Organization: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Award amount: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may award Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Awards to winners in the Domestic categories and Foreign Narrative category. Additionally, Gold medals may be given to winners in the Foreign Animation and Foreign Documentary categories. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Awards include cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively and a trip to Los Angeles for the SAA Week. 

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures.

Eligibility:

See the complete RFP for different eligibility criteria for each award.

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American Psychological Foundation F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $2,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.

Proposed research should be compatible with McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

Eligibility:

  • Completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stated program goals (dualistic approaches characteristic of much contemporary cognitive research are specifically ineligible).

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Columbia University Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature

Organization: Columbia University Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

Award amount: $6,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University annually awards $6,000 in Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature. A prize is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations. 

Eligibility: Translators must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Translations must be of book-length Japanese works: novels, collections of short stories, manga, essays, memoirs, drama, or poetry. Submissions may be unpublished manuscripts, works in press, or books published during the three years prior to the prize year* (for the current prize, this means publication dates in 2018 and afterward). Prior recipients are eligible to submit new translations. 

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Conference on Latin American History Lydia Cabrera Awards

Organization: Conference on Latin American History

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Up to $5000 is given to support original research, re-editions of important works, and publications of source materials for pre-1868 Cuban History.

Lydia Cabrera Awards are available to support the study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868. Awards are designed specifically to support:

  • original research on Cuban history in Spanish, Mexican, and U. S. archives;
  • the publication of meritorious books on Cuba currently out of print; and
  • the publication of historical statistics, historical documents, and guides to Spanish archives relating to Cuban history between 1492 and 1868.

A limited number of awards will be made annually up to a maximum of $5,000. The awards will be made by a committee appointed by the CLAH president and confirmed by the CLAH General Committee.

Eligibility: Applicants must be trained in Latin American history and possess knowledge of Spanish. Applicants for original research are to be currently engaged in graduate studies at a U. S. institution or be affiliated with a college/university faculty or accredited historical association in the United States.

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Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture Japanese Literature Translation Awards

Organization: Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

Award amount: see the description

Deadline: 6/1/2020

Description: Since 1986, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University has combined public outreach with interdisciplinary scholarship to introduce Japanese culture, in all its depth and diversity, to new audiences.

To that end, the center welcomes applications for two annual programs:

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature — Through the program, a prize of up to $6,000 will be awarded for the best translation of a modern or classical Japanese or work. The prize may be divided between equally distinguished translations. To be eligible, translators must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

The Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prizes and Grants — Through the program, a total of $6,000 in prizes and grants will be awarded to outstanding translations by non-citizens or non-permanent residents of the United States for translations of particular scholarly merit or significance; promising translations-in-progress; subventions for forthcoming publication of especially deserving translations; and/or, in rare cases, lifetime achievement awards for translators with particularly distinguished careers.

Eligibility: To be eligible, translations must be of book-length Japanese works (novels, collections of short stories, manga, essays, memoirs, drama, or poetry). Submissions may be unpublished manuscripts, works in progress, or books published during the two years prior to the prize year (for the current prize, this means publication dates in 2018 and after).

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National Endowment for Financial Education General Grants

Organization: National Endowment for Financial Education

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: LOIs accepted biannually on 6/1/2021 and 12/7/2021

Description: NEFE provides funding for rigorous, innovative and actionable research that seeks to improve the public’s financial well-being and has the potential to make a profound contribution to the field of financial education. NEFE currently offers research grants and will soon expand our support to include directed research opportunities.

NEFE welcomes original research questions and replication studies that align with our funding priorities. Research projects must use rigorous empirical and/or theoretical analysis. Original data is welcome but not required.

The NEFE grant cycle remains open to all eligible concepts, but we give preference to well-designed projects that align with the following four topic areas:

  • Measurement: Studies that re-evaluate current financial literacy metrics and how financial literacy, behavior, perception, knowledge and skill can be measured more effectively.
  • Systemic Inequality: Studies that investigate knowledge, skill and wealth disparities, especially among populations that are statistically more likely to experience systemic barriers to improving their financial well-being.
  • Data and Methodological Limitations: Studies that examine bias—specifically as it pertains to personal finance—in order to help our field identify knowledge gaps in and to strengthen research data and design by including traditionally less heard voices.
  • Youth Focus: Studies that examine inconsistencies in exposure to financial education among youth in the U.S. as well as variations in financial socialization and education within family units.

Eligibility: 

Projects should:

  • Generate new data or utilize existing datasets; original data is not required
  • Involve the direct study of U.S. households and individuals or issues and trends pertaining to them (i.e., the scope is domestic)
  • Investigate direct impacts of financial education or propose research that results in findings impactful to the field
  • Align with NEFE’s research funding priorities

NEFE does not fund projects that:

  • Have commercial or proprietary elements
  • Are related to the pilot, development, execution, evaluation, expansion or administration of specific programs, courses or curricula

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Society for American Music Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award

Organization: Society for American Music

Award amount: Undisclosed 

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but not limited to art and popular musics, the musics of ethnic groups and minorities, and the full range of activities associated with music. “America” is understood here to embrace North America (Canada, The United States, and Mexico), including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures elsewhere in the world.

The Award carries with it a monetary prize as well as a citation that will be presented at the national conference each spring.

Eligibility: The dissertation must be in English, and must be for a degree awarded in calendar year 2020. Authors who entered the competition in a previous year may not enter again.

DMA and other terminal degree documents will be considered as long as the entire piece of scholarship is included in a written document (i.e., musical compositions or other materials will not be considered).

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PEN America Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

Organization: PEN America

Award amount: $15,000

Deadline: 6/1/2020

Description: Founded in 1922, PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizes the power of the word to transform the world, and works to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

To help advance this mission, the organization is inviting applications for the PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History. Through the program, two grants of $15,000 will be awarded to support a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. Grants may be used to help maintain or complete an ongoing project and oral history must be a significant component of the project and its research.

Eligibility: The submitted project must be the work of a single individual, writing in English, and must be a work of literary nonfiction an unpublished work-in-progress work of literary nonfiction (scholarly/academic writing is not eligible).

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PEN America PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists

Organization: PEN America

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/1/2020

Description: Founded in 1922, PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizes the power of the word to transform the world, and works to unite writers and their allies in celebrating creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible.

To help advance this mission, the organization is inviting applications for the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists. A single grant of $5,000 will be awarded to an author of children’s or young adult fiction for a novel-in-progress. Previously called the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, the award was developed to help writers whose work is of high literary caliber and assist them at a crucial moment in their career. 

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have published one or more novels for children or young adults that have been warmly received by literary critics but have not generated significant sales; in addition, the writer’s previously published book(s) must have been published by a U.S. trade publisher. Self-published works are ineligible. Self-nominations are allowed.

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PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant

Organization: PEN America 

Award amount: Grants typically range between $2,000 and $4,000. Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the fund, grants will be awarded for the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.

Eligibility: The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.

  • Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
  • There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.
  • The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.
  • Works with multiple translators, literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.
  • Translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant.
  • Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year. 
  • Projects may have up to two translators. 
  • Translators may only submit one project per year. 

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Wenner-Gren Foundation Grants for Anthropological Workshops and Conferences

Organization: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Award amount: the foundation is offering support for virtual workshops (maximum award of $5,000) and virtual conferences (maximum award of $20,000)

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. This season, the foundation is offering support for virtual workshops (maximum award of $5,000) and virtual conferences (maximum award of $20,000). “In-person” workshops and conferences have a maximum award of $20,000 and must be scheduled after September 1, 2021 to be eligible for consideration.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be professional anthropologists acting as the primary organizer of the proposed workshop.

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Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Scholarships

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: 

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

  • Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

  • Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

See the complete RFP for more information.

Deadline: 6/2/2021

Description: Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.

Applications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification. A research scholarship is usually applied for by one scholar who will work on a specific project on his own. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

Eligibility:

  • Applications for a “research scholarship for post-doctoral researchers” may only be made if applicants received their PhD within the last ten years. The relevant date is that on the PhD certificate. (This restriction does not apply to research scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.)
  • The dissertation must have already been published at the time the application is made. The presentation of a publishing contract is not sufficient in this regard.
  • The topic of the proposed research project must clearly differ from the topic of the PhD thesis.

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Gerda Henkel Foundation General Research Grants: Projects

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: 

PhD scholarships – Monthly scholarship award: 1,600 euros

Research scholarships for postdocs – Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Research scholarships after post doctoral lecture qualification – Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

See the complete RFP for more information.

Deadline: 6/2/2021

Description: Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

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.

The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

Eligibility:

Applications for research projects can be made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification. It is necessary to provide a (preliminary) PhD certificate.

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Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Organization: Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Award amount: Fellows will receive a stipend for seven months in 2020. An additional sum is provided for health insurance. Fellows are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, and for finding their own living arrangements.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (formerly the WREI Fellowships) since 2014. The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

Eligibility:

  • Students who currently are enrolled in a graduate program, or who have completed such a program within the past two years, are eligible for the fellowship. WCPI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and display serious interest in research and policymaking relevant to issues affecting women and their families.
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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John Templeton Foundation Character Through Community Initiative

Organization: John Templeton Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed. $15 million is available for funding.

Deadline: 6/11/2021

Description: The John Templeton Foundation has issued a Request For Proposals for a new funding competition.

Through its “Character Through Community” RFP, the foundation seeks to help organizations that are well-positioned to strengthen their understanding and implementation of character development through communities of practice.

By “character,” the foundation means the thoughts, attitudes, and motivations that guide a person’s behavior. These qualities are sometimes called strengths of heart, mind, and will, and include virtues such as gratitude, generosity, curiosity, humility, and self-control.

By “communities of practice,” the foundation means groups that come together regularly to share knowledge, innovate, and solve problems. It is in such communities and in close relationships that people can grow and strengthen qualities of character.

For the purposes of this funding competition, the foundation is most interested in groups that impact at least a thousand individuals. Members of communities that fall into the Character Virtue Development Department’s key priorities — education, faith communities, parent/primary caregiver organizations, and organizations in the City of Philadelphia — are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by June 11 and should be submitted through the foundation’s application portal. 

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility information.

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Vilcek Foundation 2022 Creative Promise Prizes

Organization:  Vilcek Foundation

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 6/11/2021

Description: To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its 2022 Creative Promise Prizes. Established in 2009, the program seeks to encourage and support emerging to mid-career immigrant artists and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their career. In 2022, Creative Promise Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Biomedical Science — Three unrestricted cash prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and should hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization, including positions of assistant or associate professor, or equivalent independent position.

Dance — Three unrestricted cash prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded in support of professional artistic director, choreographer or performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside the United States; be no older than age 38 as of December 31, 2021 (born on or after January 1, 1983); a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; and hold an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least five years, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief.

Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Foundation Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $8,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K–8. This grant will alternate every other year between an early career psychologist and a graduate student. The 2021 grant will support an early career psychologist.

The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund was established in 2003 to honor the Clarks and to perpetuate their work as pioneers in understanding the psychological underpinnings of race relations and in addressing social issues such as segregation and injustice.

The Clarks were the first and second African-Americans to receive PhDs from Columbia University. Their famous doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown-and white-skinned dolls, led the Clarks to conclude that the segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to the children. These studies are believed to be the first social science evidence considered as hard fact by the U.S. Supreme court, in Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka.

Eligibility:

Familiarity with the Clarks’ work is essential:

  • Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Mamie Phipps Clark, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, New York.
  • Markowitz, G. & Rosner, D. (1996). Children, Race and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s Northside Center. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

Link to complete RFP

Smith Richardson Foundation Policy Analysis Research, Writing

Organization: Smith Richardson Foundation 

Award amount: $60,000

Deadline: 6/18/2021

Description: Through the program, at least three research grants of $60,000 will be awarded in support of research by young scholars and policy thinkers working in the area(s) of American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history that leads to the writing of a book. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must have a PhD and be employed at or an affiliate of a U.S. academic institution or a think tank. Only single-author book projects will be considered.

Link to complete RFP

Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

Organization: Smith Richardson Foundation

Award amount: $60,000

Deadline: 6/18/2021

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

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields.

The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

Eligibility: Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank.

The Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.  It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

Link to complete RFP

Stronger Democracy Award

**If you or a faculty member you know is interested in applying, please contact Lauren Honaker, lhonaker@uw.edu**

Organization: Stronger Democracy Award / Lever for Change

Award amount: Up to $10,000,000 over five years 

Deadline: Register by 6/22/2021. Complete applications due 7/22/2021.

Description: Help us uncover bold approaches to strengthening our democracy.

While we have reason to celebrate the highest voter turnout in U.S. history in the recent presidential elections, the fundamental components of democracy—fair elections, trust in institutions and public servants, and an orderly transition of power—have been eroded by partisan politics. We need to seize the momentum generated by high voter interest and turnout to invest in ideas that strengthen our democratic systems.

To this end, the Stronger Democracy Award seeks bold solutions that will drive structural reform to help our government fully and effectively represent its citizens. Proposed projects will address systemic barriers and advance structural reforms in one of three areas: voting and elections, policymaking, and/or civic engagement. The objective of the Award is to incentivize our government to be more responsive to the broader electorate and ensure that it is staffed with high quality, high-functioning institutions and people.

The Stronger Democracy Award will grant a total of $12 million to proven, scalable, and game-changing solutions that address one or more of the following key solution categories:

  • Voting and elections. Implement structural reform around voting rights and access, redistricting, voting architecture, and campaign finance.
  • Policy making. Strengthen legislative processes and tools to improve bipartisan relationships among politicians, increase access to policy expertise through nonpartisan think tanks and research engines, and promote the passing of policies representative of the broader electorate.
  • Civic engagement. Improve civic education and participation to support citizens, communities, and society as they inform policies and hold representatives accountable.

Eligibility: Eligible lead applicants must be based in the United States and include:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) organizations, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations with fiscal sponsors/agents and/or pending federal tax exemption status.
  • Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and other entities under section 501(c)(4).
  • A private foundation under section 501(c)(3).
  • A public or private college, junior college, university and other similar educational entity under section 501(c)(3).

Link to complete RFP

Russell Sage Foundation 2022-23 Visiting Scholars Fellowships

Organization: Russell Sage Foundation

Award amount: Supplemental salary support, partially-subsidized NYC apartment, and child care subsidies.

Deadline: 6/24/2021

Description: The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political, and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City.

The foundation annually awards up to seventeen residential fellowships. Visiting Scholars are at least several years beyond the PhD and, once selected, typically work on projects related to the foundation’s core programs and special initiatives. Scholars are provided with an office at the foundation, computers, library access, and supplemental salary support of up to 50 percent of their academic year salary when unavailable from research grants or other sources (up to a maximum of $125,000 for the full term, or $62,500 for half of the full term). RSF support will be limited to less than 50 percent when funds available from other sources provide more than 50 percent of the academic year salary.

Scholars who reside outside the greater New York City area are provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near the foundation offices (if scholars are fully funded by external sources, the RSF apartment may be fully-subsidized). Child care subsidies are also available for children below the age of 13. 

The fellowship period runs from September 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Eligibility: For the complete description, including eligibility criteria and application instructions, see the Russell Sage Foundation.

Link to complete RFP

American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Science Diplomacy

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: a monetary prize of $10,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration for the AAAS Annual Meeting and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend, worldwide promotion of their achievements through AAAS communication channels, and the opportunity to publish in Science & Diplomacy about their work.

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy recognizes an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities who are making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy.

Eligibility: Any individual or small group in the scientific or foreign policy community that has contributed to the role of science cooperation in building stronger links between and among societies is eligible for the AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy.

  • The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  • The award accepts self-nominations.

Link to complete RFP

Herb Block Foundation Invites LOIs for Encouraging Citizen Involvement Program

Organization: Herb Block Foundation 

Award amount: $5,000~$25,000

Deadline: 6/30/2020

Description: The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged.

To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Encouraging Citizen Involvement program. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates. In addition to providing grants in this area, the foundation has initiated an annual public policy lecture program featuring prominent speakers on issues of national importance

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Link to complete RFP

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship Programme

Organization: International Council for Science – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Award amount: up to USD $15,000

Deadline: 6/30/2021

Description: The SCAR Fellowship Programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early-career scientists and engineers, social scientists and humanities researchers in Antarctic research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

The SCAR Fellowships are intended to allow researchers to undertake short-term visits to major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by SCAR member countries, so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term links and partnerships. The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country different from that of the (i) applicant’s origin and (ii) current residence.

Topics for support should make a contribution to the objectives of one or more of SCAR’s science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the current Scientific Research Programmes endorsed by SCAR (visit SCAR’s science and research pages for details of SCAR’s groups).

Eligibility:

  • Current PhD researcher or within 5 years of finishing PhD;
  • Visiting a facility in or run by a SCAR member country, which is different from applicant’s (a) country of origin and (b) current country of residence;
  • Should contribute to the objectives of one or more of SCAR’s science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the Scientific Research Programme

Link to complete RFP

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Dissertation Award

Organization: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Award amount: $1,000-$2,500

Deadline: 7/5/2021

Description: The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research invites submissions for its 27th annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues.

A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on issues related to employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award furthers this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy focus.

Dissertations will be evaluated by a panel of economists using the following criteria:

  • Policy relevance
  • Technical quality of the research
  • Presentation

Eligibility: Any person whose dissertation has been accepted during the 24-month period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 is eligible for the 2021 prize.

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**The Impact Fund Social and Environmental Justice Grants

**The UW is not eligible for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partner organizations**

Organization: The Impact Fund

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 7/13/2021 (Winter Cycle opens in another period)

Description: The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most of our grants are for one particular case, but occasionally we fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. We fund civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group. Most of our grants are for class actions, but we also fund multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system. Impact Fund grants may be used for out-of-pocket litigation expenses such as expert fees and discovery costs, but not for attorney’s fees, staff, or other overhead.

Eligibility: 

Applicant must be:

  • A lawyer, or work for a law firm or a nonprofit legal organization
  • Looking for funding for a specific case
  • Have a case that target a social, economic, or environmental injustice
  • Case must be a class action, or will have a systemic impact in another way
  • Seeing funding for out-of-pocket litigation expenses
  • Willing to repay the grant if they recover fees/costs at the end of the case.

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Library of Congress Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Organization: Library Of Congress

Award amount: Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.

Deadline: 7/15/2021 (Annually)

Description: The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to contemporary challenges.

Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. The fellowship is also open to researchers without the terminal degree in their field whose proposal meets the criteria for scholarly merit and demonstrates relevance to contemporary challenges. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa.

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United States-Japan Foundation Traditional Category (Fall) Grants

Organization: United States-Japan Foundation

Award amount: Not Disclosed

Deadline: 7/15/2021

Description: 

United States-Japan Foundation has three traditional-category grants for the the fall cycle:

  • Pre-College Education – The US-JF focuses on K-12 education and supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other’s society, culture and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern.
  • Communication & Public Opinion – To enhance greater awareness and communication among average citizens and leaders in a variety of fields from our two countries, the Foundation supports communication and public opinion projects.
  • Communication & Public Opinion – To enhance greater awareness and communication among average citizens and leaders in a variety of fields from our two countries, the Foundation supports communication and public opinion projects

Eligibility:

  • The following types of projects fall outside of the Foundation’s guidelines: undergraduate education, sports exchanges, publication subsidies (unless directly related to a current USJF project), and scientific research. Grants can only be made to individuals or organizations holding non-profit status. Foundation grants may not be used for lobbying or to support election to public offices. The Foundation does not award grants as contributions to capital campaigns, endowment funds, deficit operations or for the construction or maintenance of buildings or other physical premises.
  • The Foundation accepts no responsibility for keeping any part of a request confidential and reserves the right to discuss a proposal with outside consultants to assist the program staff in its evaluation.
  • The Foundation limits overhead expenses to 10% of the total project budget.

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Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholarly Fellowships

Organization: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Award amount: $3,000

Deadline: 7/30/2021

Description: The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. Since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has awarded a total of 673 fellowships.

Fellows are required to:

  • Complete their research within a year of notification of the award
  • Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City to meet the Fellowship Coordinator 
  • Submit a paragraph documenting the archival collections consulted during the fellowship

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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** State Justice Institute Project Grants

Organization: State Justice Institute

Award amount: up to $300,000

Deadline: 8/1/2021

Description: Project Grants are the centerpiece of SJI’s efforts to improve the administration of justice in state courts nationwide. Project Grants are intended to support innovative education and training, demonstration, and technical assistance projects that can improve the administration of justice in State courts locally or nationwide.

Ordinarily, Project Grants may not exceed $300,000; however, grants in excess of $200,000 may be awarded only to support highly promising projects likely to have a significant national impact. Project Grants are intended to support innovative research, demonstration, education, or technical assistance projects. Grant periods for Project Grants ordinarily may not exceed 36 months. Absent extraordinary circumstances, no grant will continue for more than five years.

Eligibility: Applicants must contribute a cash match of not less than 50 percent of the total cost of the proposed project. This means that grant awards by SJI must be matched at least dollar for dollar by grant applicants. For example, if the total proposed project is $200,000, SJI provides $100,000 in funds and the applicant match must be at least $100,000. Applicants may contribute the required cash match directly or in cooperation with third parties. See the complete RFP for more information.

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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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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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McColl Center for Visual Art Artist-in-Residence Program

Organization: : McColl Center for Visual Art

Award amount: $6,000 

Deadline: 8/16/2021

Description:

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space committed to putting artists first with 360 degrees of support, including artist studios, modern equipment and tools, and exhibition spaces.

Here at this one-of-a-kind historic place, built from the ashes of a former Church that burned down in the 1980s, the artist’s need for expression, advancement, experimentation, and growth is fulfilled.

Beyond serving as catalyst for artistic advancement, McColl Center is a hub for connection within the creative community. This is a place where all are welcome to share in a universal passion for art and inspiration through creative participation and engagement.

We invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. We welcome you, your family, friends, and colleagues to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 21 years of age 
  • Matriculating students are not eligible. 
  • Past artists-in-residence of McColl Center should wait five years before applying for another residency. Artists are limited to two residencies at McColl Center.

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**Searle Freedom Trust Research on Public Policy Grants

Organization: Searle Freedom Trust

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: 8/19/2021

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 policymaking 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.

The board of the Searle Freedom Trust meets three times per year.  We accept applications on a rolling basis with the following deadlines for our meeting schedule: December 4 for our Spring meeting; April 15 for our Summer meeting; and August 19 for our Winter meeting.  Proposals received after the deadline may be considered at the next board meeting or will be held until the following meeting. 

Eligibility: Must be from nonprofit organization; The Searle Freedom Trust will not typically support the following:

  • Building projects
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that are not non-profit, charitable organizations
  • Organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments

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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 9/1/2021

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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University of Pennsylvania Primals Research Award (Psychology)

Organization: University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center 

Award amount: $125,000 and $250,000

Deadline: LOI due 9/26/2021

Description:  UPenn is awarding $250k and $125k grants for psych research (clinical, social, etc.) on primal world beliefs (e.g., the world is dangerous) which builds on this article (https://tinyurl.com/y4m62r7k).

The University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, with support from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce the Primals Research Awards. Our goal is to promote new empirical research exploring how primal world beliefs (‘primals’) are formed, maintained, change, or influence nontrivial outcomes or psychological processes. 

Primals are basic perceptions of the general character of the world as a whole, such as the world is dangerous and the world is interesting, that correlate with many behaviors and wellbeing-related variables. We are awarding one $250,000 award and two $125,000 awards that will be administered over 24 months (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024) to Principal Investigators proposing to examine primals from any of the following eight disciplinary perspectives:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must have a PhD and be in a contracted faculty position at an accredited college or university (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis). The competition is international. Only one proposal will be accepted per Principal Investigator. 

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Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Research Grants

Organization: Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: Applications may be submitted every year from August 1 to October 15

Description: 

Research grant applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The long-term impact of the proposed project.
  • The importance of the proposed project in its field.
  • Originality and feasibility.
  • Collaboration with other scholars.

Eligibility: Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years.

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Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants in Anthropology

Organization: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Biannual. May 1 and November 1. 

Description: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design.

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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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Dumbarton Oaks Project Grants

Organization: Dumbarton Oaks

Award amount: Available to cover direct costs of scholarly projects in the areas of study Dumbarton Oaks supports. Restrictions vary by program. Grants provide $3,000–10,000 in reimbursement upon submission of receipts.

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: Dumbarton Oaks makes a limited number of grants to assist with scholarly projects in Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Support is generally for archeological investigation, as well as for the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost. The normal range of awards is $3,000–$10,000. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • non-destructive investigation, excavation, and/or on-site study of a (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, Garden) site or component of one
  • surveying or photographing monuments and objects that are at risk (e.g., architecture, gardens, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures in situ), as well as objects that have already been collected but are largely unrecorded and endangered.

Eligibility:

Project grants are limited to applicants holding a doctorate or the equivalent, and are awarded on the basis of:

  • ability and preparation of the principal project personnel (including knowledge of the requisite languages) and
  • interest and value of the project to the specific field of study.
  • Individuals currently affiliated with Dumbarton Oaks are not eligible. Applications are reviewed by an external committee of scholars in the relevant field. Awards are made for projects conducted within the span of one fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

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Gerda Henkel Foundation Special Programme: Security, Society, and the State

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: see the complete RFP for more information

Deadline: 11/29/2021

Description: As security-related issues, the fading role of the state and the gradual elimination of borders are central themes in both political and scholarly debates today. “Failing states” as a safe haven for terrorists, transnational organized crime, a loss of overall legitimacy, shrinking state authority in conflict-ridden regions are the relevant keywords in this context.

There is good reason for a more fine-grained perspective, however. Current security issues are multi-faceted and dynamic, ranging from military protection to efficient public infrastructure and a viable social negotiation process. As a matter of fact, the state is not irrevocably losing ground in security-sensitive areas. In some areas of national and personal security, state authority and sound governmental practice are more important than ever.

The “Security, Society and the State” research programme reflects these contradictory trends. It targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The programme is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. Moreover, the objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy.

The research programme addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Types of funding include grants for research scholarships and research projects. PhD scholarships are only granted in connection with a research project. Research projects should be closely related to one or more of the five fields of research.

Eligibility: The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

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. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

As part of a research project, the costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars can also be financed.

By contrast, a research scholarship should be applied for by one scholar alone for a project that he conducts himself.

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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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Borealis Philanthropy Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Organization: Borealis Philanthropy

Award amount:  $15,000 and $30,000.

Deadline: Rolling

Description: To that end, CTPF provides one-year general operating support grants to ranging between $15,000 and $30,000. (Amounts will be determined based on the nature of the request and available resources.) In addition to financial support, all grantees will have access to ongoing capacity-building opportunities, including regular learning webinars dedicated to key issues related to their work, opportunities for peer sharing with other grantees, and weekly newsletters that compile field-related news, updates, resources, and funding opportunities. 

Applicants must work authentically within communities impacted by policing and incarceration; have an explicit, demonstrated commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice that is reflected in the organization’s leadership and staffing and in how it conducts its work; and demonstrate a clear power-building and leadership-development strategy that meaningfully engages directly impacted communities in defining problems, solutions, and actions.

Priority consideration will be given to Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led organizations; organizations led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system; ongoing campaigns in jurisdictions with particularly timely opportunities for change; and groups who do not receive significant support from national foundations.

Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.

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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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Holberg Prize for Research

Organization: Holberg Prize

Award amount: NOK 6 000,000 (approx. EUR 620,000 / USD 700,000)

Deadline: Annually on June 15.

Description: The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social science, law or theology, either in one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work.

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament 1 July 2003, and was awarded for the first time in 2004.The objective of the prize is to increase awareness of the value of academic scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The Prize has a monetary value of NOK 6 000,000 (approx. EUR 620,000 / USD 700,000). The Prize is named after the Danish-Norwegian writer Ludvig Holberg, who excelled in all of the sciences covered by the award.

Eligibility: Scholars holding positions at universities, academies and other research institutions, are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize. Please note that all text and attachments must be written in English.

Please also note the following restrictions:

  • Groups or organizations may not be nominated.
  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations are not accepted.
  • Joint nominations do not strengthen a candidacy.
  • Nominations are strictly confidential and should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time.

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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 6/15/2021.

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.

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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.

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 12/3/2021 and 3/15/2022.

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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University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center Grants In Aid

Organization: University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center

Award amount: Around $1,000

Deadline: Annually on June 1

Description: The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Awards are available through co-sponsorship from the Immigration History Research Center and the IHRCA through the ethnic and general funds. 

This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent and international scholars, and supports a research visit of 5 days or more. Typically, awards are for $1,000, and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year, and we aim to inform all applicants of their application status by July 1 of same year. The research visit is to occur within the next 12 months.

Grant-in-Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of scholars who are based outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN, USA) metro area.

Awards are made on a competitive basis, and for research specific to the IHRCA’s collections.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives collaborates with partner Immigration History Research Center, and is an internationally-known archive centered on im/migration to the United States from the latter 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas of coverage include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and more recent Southeast Asian, African, and other forced migrations. The IHRCA provides access to collections of fraternal organization records, personal papers, and immigrant and refugee assistance organization materials, as well as ethnic print collections. The IHRCA is part of Archives and Special Collections of the University Libraries. 

Eligibility: Open to students and scholars who live outside the Minneapolis – St. Paul (MN) metro area and who need to do research in the IHRCA collections.

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Campus Compact Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Organization: Campus Compact

Award amount: Not disclosed

Deadline: 9/15/2021

Description: The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts, and who connects their teaching, research and service to community engagement.

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders and reflects the mission of the institution.

Eligibility: Faculty must be full-time and either on a tenure track or in a contract system. Faculty on the tenure track are eligible only if they are pre-tenure and faculty in contract systems should not be beyond their sixth year. We understand that there may be slight variations in contract system specific to certain institutions, and we encourage those with questions about eligibility to contact lyntonaward@brown.edu.

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Student and Individual Fellowship

New York Public Library Dance Research Fellowship

Organization: New York Public Library

Award amount: $7,500

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The seismic events of 2020 continue to shape daily life and have compelled reckoning and reflection. For the upcoming cohort of the Dance Research Fellowship the Jerome Robbins Dance Division invites applications from scholars and practitioners interested in investigating the theme of dance and democracy. We are interested in projects that explore dance’s site as a civic, social and political space and welcome research on the potential within dance for collective action. We additionally encourage applicants to explore the dance artists in our archives who have harnessed kinetic  imagination and empathetic power to create inclusive environments where dialogue and democracy thrives.

Eligibility:

  • Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who are US residents for tax purposes may apply. 

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Society for Neuroscience Gruber International Research Award

Organization: Society for Neuroscience 

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 5/14/2021

Description: The award recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting, with awardees receiving a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and hotel accommodation for two nights to attend the SfN annual meeting.

Eligibility: Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominees need not be SfN members, but nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member. If a nominee is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., he or she must be studying or working at an institution that is located outside the U.S.; if a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the nominee must be studying or working at an institution located in the United States.

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American Academy Of Periodontology Foundation Dr. And Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award For Excellence

Organization: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 5/15/2021

Description: The program provides a one-time $10,000 cash award in support of a third-year periodontal student enrolled in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program who has been nominated by his/her periodontal program director. The award will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, and concern for the needs of others, also will be considered.

Eligibility: Third-year students as of the application deadline who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. periodontal graduate program and nominated by their periodontal programa are eligible for this grant.

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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 Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.

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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Rotary Foundation Peace Center Fellowships

Organization: Rotary Foundation

Award amount: N/A

Deadline: 5/16/2021

Description: 

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, roundtrip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Each year, the foundation awards up to fifty fellowships for master’s degrees and eighty for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

1) Master’s Degree Programs — This track lasts fifteen to twenty-four months and includes a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.

2) Professional Development Certificate Program — This track lasts one year and is for experienced peace and development professionals from diverse backgrounds, who gain practical skills needed to promote peace in their communities and around the globe. Fellows complete field studies and also design and carry out a social-change initiative.

Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

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Wellcome Leap Delta Tissue research Grant

Organization: Wellcome Leap

Award amount: $55 Million in budget

Deadline: 5/17/2021

Description:  To demonstrate and validate the ‘tissue time machine’, we have chosen to develop, test, and validate our platform in biomedical contexts that are as broad as possible: an infectious disease, tuberculosis (TB), and two different cancers, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Each represents a current, unmet biomedical challenge and features a complex, dynamic set of cell and tissue states and transitions. See the full program announcement for more information. Advances across models and measures should inform each other to improve and validate predictive markers, environmental influences and optimize the key ingredients necessary for promoting healthy network development. It is not necessary to form a large consortium or team to do this. Synergies and integrated system demonstrations will be facilitated by Wellcome Leap on an annual basis as we make progress together towards the program goals.

We are soliciting abstracts and proposals for work over 3 years (with a potential additional one-year option). Proposers should clearly relate their work to one or more Platform Goals and indicate which of the Program Demonstration Areas (PDAs) they will participate in. Additional PDAs can be proposed, but all performers must validate their work against at least one of the specified PDAs.

Eligibility:

We are soliciting abstracts and proposals for work over 3 years (with a potential additional one-year option). Proposers should clearly relate their work to one or more Platform Goals and indicate which of the Program Demonstration Areas (PDAs) they will participate in. Additional PDAs can be proposed, but all performers must validate their work against at least one of the specified PDAs.

See the complete RFP for more information.

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Society for Conservation Biology SCB Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards

Organization: Society for Conservation Biology

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 5/18/2021

Description: SCB allocates awards funding to support ten graduate student members whose research advances the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. 

The fellowship is designed to support graduate students who need assistance with costs toward field expenses in order to complete their degree. 

The SCB Global Awards Committee administers the Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards and evaluates applicants on merit and with respect to geographic, topical, gender and other aspects of conservation diversity. 

Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards will support field work, including travel, materials or equipment required to conduct research by graduate students.

Eligibility: Students must demonstrate financial need toward completion of graduate degree and graduate research must contribute to SCB’s mission to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biodiversity.

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Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Organization: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Creative Capital

Award amount: $15,000-$50,000

Deadline: 5/19/2021

Description: The Arts Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, design, film, performance, sound, experimental music, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this grant, an arts writer must be:

  • an individual;
  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;
  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts;
  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or holder of an O-1 visa (if your application advances to the final round, you will need to submit current documentation);
  • at least twenty-five years old;
  • a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category; see the project-specific eligibility requirements).

An arts writer is NOT eligible for this grant if they are:

  • applying on behalf of an organization;
  • applying for a project in which their primary involvement will be as an editor;
  • a full-time student in a degree-granting program (with the exception of those students who are simultaneously maintaining professional careers as arts writers);
  • an artist, writer, or curator writing an interpretive essay on their own practice;
  • applying for a project that is primarily fiction, poetry (including ekphrasis), or memoir; 
  • applying for a project based on a PhD dissertation or MA thesis;
  • applying to conduct a Q&A interview (or series of Q&A interviews);
  • applying to assemble an archive or database;
  • applying for a project on Andy Warhol;
  • applying for a project that will be published by a commercial gallery;
  • applying for a Creative Capital Award for any project in the same grant year (including as a collaborator);
  • applying with the same project for which they have received a Creative Capital Award (including as a collaborator);
  • a grantee of The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant;
  • a current employee, consultant, board member, or funder of Creative Capital or the Andy Warhol Foundation, or an immediate family member of such a person.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Drug Delivery Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 per year, for up to two years.

Deadline: 5/20/2021

Description: The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials and provide new skills in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology or biomedical engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must have a firm commitment from a sponsor/mentor at an accredited U.S. university. The award supports candidates proposing to gain new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD degree or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the PhD before activating the award.

The awards support candidates proposing to gain new skills in relevant areas. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first two years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins. Applicants requesting funds to continue an existing postdoctoral program beyond a 4th year will not be considered.

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Drug Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

Award amount: $50,000 per year, for up to two years.

Deadline: 5/20/2021

Description: The PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Discovery provides stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will create or extend their credentials and provide new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligibility: Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must have a firm commitment from a sponsor/mentor at an accredited U.S. university. The award supports candidates proposing to gain new skills in drug discovery research.

Eligible applicants must 1) hold a PhD degree or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the PhD before activating the award.

The awards support candidates proposing to gain new skills in relevant areas. Postdoctoral applicants should be within their first two years of postdoctoral studies at the time the award begins. Applicants requesting funds to continue an existing postdoctoral program beyond a 4th year will not be considered.

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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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Society of University Surgeons SUS Resident Scholar Award

Organization: Society of University Surgeons

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 5/28/2021

Description: This award is intended for residents in any of the surgical disciplines who are doing basic/translational, clinical, health services, surgical education, or bioengineering/information technology research. 

Eligibility: Eligible residents will have completed at least two years of training in the United States or Canada by the start date of the award (July 1, 2021) and agree to spend at least one year in full-time research with a SUS member.

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American Association for Cancer Research Clinical Oncology Research Training Fellowships

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Award amount: up to $100,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: The program is designed to provide future academic clinicians with an effective industry-academic practicum and a unique training opportunity in drug development. To that end, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support a fellow’s work on site at the facility of one of AACR’s pharmaceutical industry partners. Time to be spent at the industry site over the one-year period may be flexible and is determined upon mutual agreement between the selected fellow, the fellow’s institution, and the industry partner. Indirect costs for up to a maximum of 20 percent of total direct costs are permitted.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have a medical degree (MD, DO, or MD/PhD) and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree; have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution in the United States; and not be an employee or subcontractor of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry or a clinical fellow applying from a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.).

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International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships

Organization: International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 5/31/2021

Description: Between two and four Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships will be awarded every year, to early career scientists (postgraduate students i.e. Masters or Doctoral candidates, or Post-Doctoral researchers) working in the field of computational geosciences or geoinformatics. The total annual budget for these scholarships is US$10,000.

Research projects should lie within the Aims & Scope of Computers & Geosciences, as outlined on the journal’s webpage. The awarded funds may be used either to support the applicant’s project in their home institution or to undertake a period of research at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory. The Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships are intended to encourage graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of geocomputation and geoinformatics, and particularly to foster the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and IAMG believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research by exchanging ideas and expertise with others in the field.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates are those currently undertaking Masters or Ph. D. studies who wish to use the award to conduct a period of research related to their thesis, or newly qualified Post Doctoral scientists who are within three years following the completion of their Ph. D. studies at the deadline for application. Applicants who wish to use the scholarship for undertaking research away from their home organization will be looked upon favourably, but this is not a condition of application.

See terms and conditions in the funding opportunity for full eligibility criteria. 

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American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Teaching Fellowship

Organization: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the program, fellowships of $50,000 will be awarded to qualified faculty members in their first three years of teaching at a U.S. periodontal training institution. Funding for Teaching Fellows is provided at the end of each year of full-time teaching.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be in the first three years of full-time teaching (as defined by the institution) at a U.S. periodontal program or have accepted a full-time faculty position at a U.S. periodontal program.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards (SAA)

Organization: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Award amount: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may award Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Awards to winners in the Domestic categories and Foreign Narrative category. Additionally, Gold medals may be given to winners in the Foreign Animation and Foreign Documentary categories. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Awards include cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively and a trip to Los Angeles for the SAA Week. 

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who demonstrate excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth and education in the art and science of motion pictures.

Eligibility:

See the complete RFP for different eligibility criteria for each award.

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American Psychological Foundation Undergraduate Faculty Research Grant

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $3,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: Through the program, a single grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded to a faculty member who teaches at a primarily undergraduate-serving institution and who identifies undergraduate education as his/her primary focus. The strongest proposals will align with one or more of Div. 1’s (Society for General Psychology) goals, which include promoting the creation of coherence among psychology’s diverse specialties by encouraging members to incorporate multiple perspectives from psychology sub-disciplines into their research, theory, and practice, and supporting faculty members who seek to promote coherence among psychology’s subfields. 

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) and teach psychology at a primarily undergraduate-serving institution.

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The American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Organization: The American Indian Graduate Center

Award amount: Varies by opportunity. Listed in the description.

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: 

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) is administered by American Indian Graduate Center and funded by the Bureau of Indian Education to provide scholarships and professional training opportunities specifically to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives pursuing graduate and professional degrees or professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Scholarship and professional training award amounts and the number of awards will be determined based on the number of funded students at each level:  

  • Graduate Level: $20,000 to $30,000
  • Professional Training: $1,200 to $10,000

Special Higher Education Program

The Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center for graduate students pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

American Indian Graduate Center Named Graduate Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor.  All successful applicants for the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced.  There is no separate application process for these awards. These funds are known as:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health related programs
  • Jeanette Elmer Fellowship – Library Science
  • Elizabeth Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
  • Katrin Lamon Fellowship – Literature or Journalism
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Scholarship Fund – Medical

Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate.

See specific opportunities for additional eligibility information

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Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarships

Organization: Recycling Research Foundation

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 6/1/2021 

Description: Since 2010, the Recycling Education and Research Foundation has sponsored a graduate scholarship to individuals seeking a graduate degree in programs that support the scrap processing or the recycling industry as a whole. Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the foundation created a $5,000 national scholarship open to graduates regardless of their affiliation with ISRI.

Eligibility: 1. The applicant must be admitted to an accredited graduate educational institution as listed by the U.S. Department of Education. The applicant must be taking courses toward a graduate or doctoral program.

  1. Board members of the Recycling Education and Research Foundation and their dependents, as well as employees of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. and their dependents are not eligible to receive the scholarship.
  2. The applicant should be studying in one of the following fields listed below. However, if the applicant’s field of study is not listed and he or she feels it should be included, an application may still be submitted, provided it includes an essay answering how the field of study is applicable to the industry as a whole.  Architectural Engineering and Construction Science; Chemical Engineering; Economics;Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering;Engineering Management; Environmental Engineering;Environmental Management; Geo Engineering ; Industrial Design ; Industrial Engineering ; Industrial Technology ;Manufacturing Engineering ;Marine Resource Management ; Material Engineering ;Material Science; Mechanical Engineering ; Mining Engineering; Public and Environmental Affairs; Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems ; Software Engineering ; Supply Chain ; Sustainability; System Engineering; Transportation and Engineering Management;Urban Planning & Design ; Welding Engineering

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Society for American Music Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award

Organization: Society for American Music

Award amount: Undisclosed 

Deadline: 6/1/2021

Description: The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but not limited to art and popular musics, the musics of ethnic groups and minorities, and the full range of activities associated with music. “America” is understood here to embrace North America (Canada, The United States, and Mexico), including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures elsewhere in the world.

The Award carries with it a monetary prize as well as a citation that will be presented at the national conference each spring.

Eligibility: The dissertation must be in English, and must be for a degree awarded in calendar year 2020. Authors who entered the competition in a previous year may not enter again.

DMA and other terminal degree documents will be considered as long as the entire piece of scholarship is included in a written document (i.e., musical compositions or other materials will not be considered).

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Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Scholarships

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: 

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

  • Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

  • Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

See the complete RFP for more information.

Deadline: 6/2/2021

Description: Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.

Applications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification. A research scholarship is usually applied for by one scholar who will work on a specific project on his own. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

Eligibility:

  • Applications for a “research scholarship for post-doctoral researchers” may only be made if applicants received their PhD within the last ten years. The relevant date is that on the PhD certificate. (This restriction does not apply to research scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.)
  • The dissertation must have already been published at the time the application is made. The presentation of a publishing contract is not sufficient in this regard.
  • The topic of the proposed research project must clearly differ from the topic of the PhD thesis.

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Society for Family Planning 2021 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning

Organization: Society for Family Planning

Award amount: up to $7,500 to support a research project, funds to publish one open-access publication, participation in cohort-only events, SFP membership dues for the years of the award, covered attendance at the 2021 and 2022 SFP Annual Meetings, and a stipend for a mentor.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: As one of its core strategies, the Society of Family Planning Research Fund (SFPRF) is seeking to build and support an inclusive, multidisciplinary, skilled, and well-connected community of emerging scholars with a shared focus on family planning. Providing early-career research support to graduate-level trainees is an important step to actualizing this strategy.

To this end, we are offering the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant may be used to support a publishable scholarly research project, including those associated with a thesis or dissertation. The proposed project activities should be completed within one year of award.

The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant is to cultivate the next generation of scholars by supporting their work and welcoming them into the family planning research community. 

Eligibility: Grants will be made to organizations on behalf of a named Principal Investigator. A Principal Investigator need not be a current Society of Family Planning (SFP) member in order to apply. Grants are limited, without exception, to academic institutions, research organizations, and community-based organizations with nonprofit or tax exempt status. 

These grants are open to scholars who:

  • at the time of award are enrolled in a degree program at the master’s- or doctorate-level, or in clinical study as a medical student, nursing student, or resident;
  • are proposing a research project on a family planning topic based in the US
  • reside in the US

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Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Organization: Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Award amount: Fellows will receive a stipend for seven months in 2020. An additional sum is provided for health insurance. Fellows are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, and for finding their own living arrangements.

Deadline: 6/7/2021

Description: The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (formerly the WREI Fellowships) since 2014. The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.

The Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WCPI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

Eligibility:

  • Students who currently are enrolled in a graduate program, or who have completed such a program within the past two years, are eligible for the fellowship. WCPI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and display serious interest in research and policymaking relevant to issues affecting women and their families.
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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**American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award

Organization: American Chemical Society 

Award amount: opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting; a $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses; and visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting.

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The award recognizes up to ten outstanding individuals nearing the midpoint of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields and includes an opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting; a $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses; and visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individual ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, nonprofit, or other employment sectors. Candidates should be no more than fifteen years past receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Self-nominations are allowed and nominators need not be an ACS member.

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American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award (Women Scientists)

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 6/15/2021

Description: The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

The award includes the following:

  • The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting. The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
  • A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
  • Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.

Eligibility: The award is open to all individual* ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.

* includes female-identified individuals and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB).

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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,