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**Added as of 9/24/2021

Association for Women in Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize

Organization: Association for Women in Mathematics

Award amount: $47,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women recently promoted to Associate Professor or the equivalent in the mathematical sciences at an institution of higher learning other than Cornell University. There is no restriction either on the nationality of the applicant or on the country in which she holds a position.  The primary selection criteria for the Michler Prize are the excellence of the candidate’s research and the potential benefit to the applicant of a semester in the Mathematics Department at Cornell.  The applicant is expected to spend a full semester at Cornell.

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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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National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

Organization: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

Award amount: Full tuition and fees plus a stipend

Deadline: 10/1/2021 for early consideration. 11/13/2021 program deadline.

Description: The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Miniorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational publications for graduate and undergraduate students. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. GEM’s program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

GEM provides three Fellowship Programs:

  • MS Science and Engineering – The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. 
  • Ph.D. Science and Engineering – The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Eligibility: Applicant must be an engineering, physical science or natural science major and be from one of the following underrepresented minority groups: Native American, African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic American.

Eligible Disciplines: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace, Agricultural Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Automotive, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Genetics, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Inorganic Chemistry, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Research and Development, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering

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Organization: Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: Abstracts due 10/8/2021

Description: Research among diverse populations has demonstrated disparities in treatment outcomes, access to care, genetic testing rates, and disease survival across many diseases. This renewed Diversity and Health Equity Research Grant is a one-year project where the funding is available for two $75,000 Research grants.

The purpose of this award is to support research to understand and eliminate inequities in cancer care, specifically related to differential outcomes experienced by women from underserved or marginalized populations with gynecologic cancer, as well as to increase representation of underrepresented groups in gynecologic oncology as a strategy to achieve health equity for underserved women. 

This research would commence in April 2022, with a final report due on or before June 2023.

Eligibility: Those eligible for applying are those who propose a study focused on a marginalized group, or those who identify as being from an under-represented group within the field of research.

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Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research by Female Scientists, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Award amount: $300,000

Deadline: LOI due 10/18/2021

Description: The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research.

This Award represents a joint effort to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research.

The grant provides $300,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient (grant recipient must devote at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research), any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses. Indirect costs are not allowable expenses.

Grantees supported through this Program will have the opportunity to interact and/or collaborate with other investigators from the network of Lustgarten Foundation-funded investigators and laboratories as well as leading investigators in the AACR’s grantee community.

The proposed project may be in basic, translational, clinical, or population sciences related research and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer and be aligned with the goals and priorities of the Lustgarten Foundation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be female investigators with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2022, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are eligible. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor, or equivalent, appointments are not eligible.
  • Must devote at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research.
  • Have independent laboratory space and be able to hold independent funding as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an Letter of Intent for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.

Applicants must be AACR Active members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the Competitive Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online. Members can renew their membership through myAACR to bring their membership current. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please submit a help form. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the LOI deadline and should contact the Membership Department at membership@aacr.org for assistance.

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Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research by Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups, in Honor of John Robert Lewis

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Award amount: $300,000

Deadline: LOI due 10/18/2021

Description: The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of John Robert Lewis, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Representative Lewis, who worked tirelessly to advance the civil rights of all Americans, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research. Eligibility is limited to members of racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the cancer related sciences workforce.

This award represents a joint effort to encourage and support early career scientists engaged in pancreatic cancer research relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation.

The grant provides $300,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient (grant recipient must devote at least 25% effort to the proposed project; and must devote at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research), any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs associated with graduate students’ education and training), or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses.

Grantees supported through this Program will have the opportunity to interact and/or collaborate with other investigators from the network of Lustgarten Foundation-funded investigators and laboratories as well as investigators of the AACR’s  grantee community.

Proposed projects may be in basic, translational, clinical, or population sciences related research and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer and be aligned with the goals and priorities of the Lustgarten Foundation.

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to racial or ethnic group(s) that has(have) been shown to be underrepresented in the cancer related sciences workforce. For U.S. applicants, these groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. It is recognized that for both U.S. and international applicants, underrepresentation can vary from setting to setting and individuals from racial or ethnic groups not listed above may also be eligible to apply for this program. The AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (SRGA) must be contacted atgrants@aacr.org for information on additional verification materials/signatures that may be required prior to the Letter of Intent deadline.

Applicants must be investigators with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2022, applicants must:

  • Hold a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are eligible. Applicants that have progressed to associate professor or equivalent appointments are not eligible
  • Must devote at least 75% of their total effort to pancreatic cancer research.
  • Have independent laboratory space and be able to hold independent funding as confirmed by their institution.
  • Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting a Letter of Intent for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.

Applicants must be AACR Active members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the Competitive Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online. Members can renew their membership through myAACR to bring their membership current. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please submit a help form. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the LOI deadline and should contact the Membership Department at membership@aacr.org for assistance.

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Seattle Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor Fund for Increased Community Engagement

**The UW does not qualify for this award, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partners.**

Organization: Seattle Foundation

Award amount: Up to $7,500

Deadline: 10/30/2021

Description: The Seattle Foundation is inviting applications for its Neighbor to Neighbor Fund (N2N).

Founded in 1991, N2N supports grassroots efforts in South Seattle, White Center, and Kent that increase the engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Through the program, grants of up to $7,500 and technical assistance will be awarded in support of grassroots efforts dedicated to achieving these goals, including work that builds the capacity of community members to organize and lead positive change in their communities; that mobilizes community members to work with others to take action or that advocate for policy change; that build trust and relationships within and among community members with a goal of increasing equity and improving the community; and that build partnerships and coalitions among groups and institutions to work together for more equitable neighborhoods. 

The foundation prioritizes efforts led by people from underinvested communities, including Black, Indigenous, immigrant/refugee, and low-income communities.

South Seattle is defined by the foundation as areas south of Interstate 90, west of Lake Washington, east of Puget Sound, and north of Seattle’s southern border. White Center is defined as the unincorporated area between the cities of Burien and Seattle. And Kent is defined as areas south of SE 192nd Street, west of Soos Creek, north of SE 272 Street, and east of and along SR 99.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status and be led by residents of South Seattle, White Center, or Kent. In addition, applicants must have a small budget (generally under $200,000) and have not received significant grants or contracts.

For a complete program description and application instructions, see the Seattle Foundation website. 

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American Medical Women’s Association Education Scholarships

Organization: American Medical Women’s Association

Award amount: $500

Deadline: Biannual. Next deadline 10/31/2021.

Description: We at national AMWA know that the cost of a medical education can be daunting, so we’d like to help. Supporting your medical education is important to us, and with this in mind, AMWA awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.

Eligibility: Medical Education Scholarship Requirements:

  • AMWA Medical Student Membership
  • Completed essay responses
  • Financial information
  • One letter of recommendation

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Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Organization: Grinnell College

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 10/31/2021

Description: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.”

Up to two $100,000 prizes will be presented to individuals less than 15 years out of their bachelor program who demonstrate leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Half of the monetary prize will be given to the recipient (or shared between two recipients, in case of a shared prize) and half will be contributed to an organization designated by the winner.

Nominees may be nationals of any country; no affiliation to Grinnell College is required. The program encourages a global and diverse pool of candidates.

Eligibility: Eligible nominees must:

  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalency) between 2005 and 2021;
  • Have an exceptional record of substantive, innovative contributions within their chosen field that have enabled them to become a force for social justice;
  • Through their actions, embody the Grinnell College ideal of using their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good;
  • Demonstrate the essence of Grinnell College’s broad liberal arts education through critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and free inquiry;
  • Not be widely known outside their immediate community or field;
  • Be nominated by a third party;
  • If chosen as a winner and along with their chosen organization, be verified and validated by Grinnell College;
  • Participate in an on-campus symposium and awards ceremony, and explore other opportunities to engage with the Grinnell and wider community;
  • Have sufficient English fluency to facilitate participation and community engagement; and
  • Be able to provide in English any supplemental information required as part of the selection process.

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American Association of University Women American Fellowships

Organization: American Association of University Women

Award amount: $6,000–$30,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: The American Fellowship program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. It is AAUW’s largest fellowship program and the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

There are three types of American Fellowship opportunities:

  • DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS
  • POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH LEAVE FELLOWSHIPS
  • SHORT-TERM RESEARCH PUBLICATION GRANTS

Eligibility: See each opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice

**The UW does not qualify for this award, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your partners at community-based organizations and base-building groups working in low-income communities of color.**

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Award amount: Up to $500,000 over two years

Deadline: 11/4/2021

Description: The People, Parks, and Power initiative comes at a critical moment. Imbalances in political and economic power and a legacy of racial discrimination in the conservation movement have excluded groups led by people of color from full participation in park and green space work or have tokenized their involvement. The P3 initiative is grounded in the premise that urban parks are essential community infrastructure that should serve every neighborhood in a fair, just, and safe manner, without displacing longtime residents or community-serving businesses. P3 will support community-based organizations and base-building groups working in urban, low-income communities of color across the United States to increase park equity through local policy and systems change. The geographic focus of the P3 initiative is urban areas—with a particular interest in small and mid-sized cities (under 500,000 population).

African Americans, Latinos, and people living in low-income urban areas across the United States have disproportionately been denied the health, social, and environmental benefits of vital public spaces—inequities born from historical and current day policies, systems, and norms. We strongly encourage community-based organizations to apply, especially those led by people of color working to build community power at the citywide, countywide, or district wide level. Until the policies, institutional practices, power dynamics, and problematic narratives that produced these inequities in the first place are transformed, park inequities will persist or worsen. Therefore, the “north star” of the P3 initiative is upstream policy and systems change, not planning, building, or operating individual, on-the-ground projects. We are interested in funding a spectrum of eligible organizations across the United States that either are in later or early stages of policy advocacy and systems change efforts to advance park equity.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicant organizations 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 non functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Organizations that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) entity that meet all other eligibility criteria are eligible.
  • Coalitions are eligible if the lead applicant organization meets all other eligibility criteria. In the case of a coalition, one organization must be the lead applicant and will be responsible for administrative oversight of the grant. Universities or academic institutions are not eligible to be the lead applicant, but they may serve as a coalition partner to the lead applicant.
  • Applicant organizations must demonstrate the capacity to manage awards of this size, either directly or with the benefit of technical assistance.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women in STEM from Emerging Economies

Organization: Schlumberger Foundation

Award amount: Up to $55,000

Deadline: 11/5/2021

Description: The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

The Schlumberger Foundation is committed to gender parity in science and recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. By facilitating STEM research for women scientists in emerging economies, scientific and technological advances will be enhanced in the local communities and regions from where selected candidates are awarded for this program.

Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities and research institutes outside of their home country.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.

Eligibility: Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record, demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach activities and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions as well as through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship.

They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

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American Association for Cancer Research-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Award amount: $225,000

Deadline: 11/11/2021

Description: The AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. Research projects may be translational and/or clinical in nature with a focus on immuno-oncology.

The grant provides $225,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies; equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; and other research expenses (indirect costs are not permitted).

Research projects may be translational or clinical in nature with a focus on immuno-oncology.

Eligibility: At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2022, applicants must:

  • hold an appointment at the rank of associate professor
  • work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world
  • have received their first NIH R01 (or equivalent) award within the past 10 years (i.e., grant cannot have been awarded before July 1, 2012

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which they are not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.

Applicants must be AACR Active members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the application deadline.

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American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award Program

Organization: American Society of Hematology

Award amount: $7,000-$36,000

Deadline: 

  • Request a Mentor: Nov. 15, 2021
  • Full Applications: Jan. 15, 2022  

Description: The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately, advance their careers. As part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative, the MMSAP aims to expand the program’s reach to the next generation of hematologists.

Applicants must have a research mentor who is an ASH member in good standing and may choose from one of three project options with varying program benefits. The summer project option requires an eight- to 12-week commitment; the flexible project requires a commitment of approximately 320 to 480 hours over the course of a year; and the yearlong project requires participants to take a year off from school to engage in research full-time.

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is designed to introduce minority medical students to hematology and hematology research through one of the following research options:

  • Summer project: for students in their first or second year of medical school, to be conducted during the summer break (over a span of eight to 12 weeks)
  • Flexible project: for students in their first, second, or third year of medical school, to be completed over the course of a year (must commit approximately 320 to 480 hours)
  • Yearlong project: students must take a year off from medical school during what would otherwise be their second, third, or fourth year of medical school

Eligibility: 

  • Identify as a minority; applicants are asked to self-identify, and participants for the MMSAP are drawn from this pool. For the purposes of this program, minority is defined as a group of people from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences in the United States and Canada. This includes American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, African Canadians, Inuit, and First Nation Peoples.
  • Be enrolled in a MD, DO, or MD-PhD medical school program.
  • If applying for a summer project, be within his/her first or second year of medical school; or, if applying for a flexible or yearlong project, be within his/her first, second, or third year of medical school.
  • To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be planning and committed to conduct the relevant research project in the contiguous United States or Canada.
  • Have a research mentor who is an ASH member in good standing. To request assistance in identifying a research mentor, please submit a Request a Mentor form in the online awards system by the November 15 deadline.

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American Association of University Women Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science

Organization: American Association of University Women

Award amount: $10,000-$35,000

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: Having a strong publication record is a key to receiving promotions and tenure in engineering, medicine and science. Yet persistent gender stereotypes and bias in these fields can make it difficult for women to find the time and institutional support needed to publish their research. These grants help women overcome these barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications.

They are open to women scholars conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee must publish their research in a scholarly publication and be listed as a primary author.

Eligibility: 

  • Grants are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
  • Members of the AAUW Board of Directors, committees, panels, task forces, and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW’s fellowships and grants. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels, and task forces.
  • Grant candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Grants are open to scholars who identify as women and who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or physical or biological sciences at an accredited institution of higher education or research. AAUW will make final decisions about what constitutes eligible institutions.
  • AAUW follows guidance from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) in determining what qualifies as basic research:
    • NSF: “Activity aimed at acquiring new knowledge or understanding without specific immediate commercial application or use.” The NSF Definitions of Research and Development provides additional guidance.
    • NIH: “The systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind.” (32 CFR 272.3) The NIH Basic Research – Digital Media Kit and Basic Research: Building a First Foundation for Biomedicine provide additional guidance.
  • The grantee must plan to have this research accepted to a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year and be listed as the sole author, senior author, first author, or author of equivalent significance.
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences.
  • Tenured professors are not eligible.
  • The grants are for tenure track, part-time and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
  • Applicants may not apply for another AAUW national fellowship or grant in the same year.

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**Harvard University Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

Organization: Harvard Medical School

Award amount: $60,000 stipend, full tuition, individual health insurance, books, travel, and related program expenses, including financial assistance for a practicum project.

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program designed to prepare physicians, particularly physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, to become leaders who improve the health of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations through transforming health care delivery systems and promoting innovation in policies, practices and programs that address health equity and the social determinants of health. Fellows complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or a Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School with prior MPH. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and health policy; site visits, shadowing, and practicum projects.

Each fellowship provides: $60,000 stipend, full tuition, individual health insurance, books, travel, and related program expenses, including financial assistance for a practicum project.

The Fellowship is designed to prepare physician-leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to promote policies and practices that improve minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations’ access to high quality care. 

Eligibility: 

  • Physicians who have completed residency in the U.S., either BE/BC. Additional experience beyond residency, such as chief residency, is preferred.
  • Experience or interest in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations as well as in advancing system change in ways that improve the health for all populations, but with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.
  • Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, and/or health policy.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program to Increase Diversity in the Biomedical Research Community

Organization: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Award amount: $90,000 in postdoctoral phase. $270,000 in the faculty phase.

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will become leaders in academic research and inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.

Following the “people, not projects” philosophy of HHMI, the competition is open to those dedicated to basic research from both doctoral and/or medical training paths in the biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Fellows have freedom to change their research focus and follow their own curiosity for the duration of the award.

Fellows will receive funding through their academic institution for postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. The program provides opportunities for career development, including mentoring and networking with others in the HHMI scientific community.

Eligibility: The program application is open to individuals who:

  • are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, or American Indian / Alaska Native.
  • are basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
  • hold a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent), which must be conferred by the start of the grant term.
    • U.S. citizens must have a degree from a research institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) or an international research institution.
    • Non-U.S. citizens and applicants with other nationalities must have a degree from a research institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
  • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.

PhD applicants can have no more than 27 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.

  • The date or anticipated date of conferral of the doctoral degree must be on or after September 1, 2019, and before January 17, 2023.

MD or MD/PhD applicants in residency, clinical fellowship, or postdoctoral training can have no more than 27 months of postdoctoral training by December 1, 2021.

  • For the purposes of this award, research activities during residency or clinical fellowship are not considered postdoctoral training.

The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).

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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity in Physical Sciences

Organization: Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (formerly National Physical Science Consortium)

Award amount: The charge to the employer for each student supported is $27,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the fellow’s expense allowance and $7,000 is GFSD’s fee to support its operations. The charge is subject to change at the discretion of the GFSD Board of Directors.

Deadline: 12/5/2021

Description: Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD is open for application by all U.S. citizens regardless of race or gender. The GFSD fellowship supports full-time graduate study only. GFSD’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

Based at the University of Southern California, GFSD (formerly the National Physical Science Consortium) recruits PhD-bound, U.S. citizen applicants. GFSD’s partners select those they wish to support through an annual fellowship allowance and summer internships. Partners pay no annual fee and are not required to support a minimum number of fellows. GFSD’s 125 research university members do not require fellows to pay tuition, greatly reducing the cost to a GFSD partner compared to funding its own fellowship program, which would typically have to cover graduate tuition. The annual allowance per GFSD fellow is $20,000 and GFSD’s administrative fee is $7,000, for a total annual cost of $27,000. A federally-funded STEM fellowship like the NDSEG can cost $80,000.

Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general GFSD covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.

Eligibility: GFSD welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at a GFSD university associate. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.

Employers may nominate GFSD fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master’s or a PhD degree.

Applicants must be accepted at a participating GFSD-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the physical sciences or related engineering fields. Fellows must complete one or two summer internships, as the sponsoring employer requires. To continue in good standing, fellows must submit a transcript annually as well as any forms and information that GFSD requests. Fellows must perform satisfactorily in their summer internship and during the academic year. A fellow who switches his or her field of study to one not of interest to the sponsoring employer will likely have support terminated.

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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 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 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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Association for Women in Mathematics Travel Grants

Organization: Association for Women in Mathematics

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Association for Women in Mathematics has administered the NSF-AWM Travel Grant Program for Women since 1988, supporting both travel to domestic or foreign research conferences and, more recently, longer-term visits with a mentor. The Program continues to attract applicants of exceptional quality, and it is always the case that many deserving applicants cannot be funded. On average, only a third of those applying can be supported.

Travel Grants

  • Enabling women mathematicians to attend conferences in their fields provides them a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community. Having more women attend such meetings also increases the size of the pool from which speakers at subsequent meetings may be drawn and thus addresses the persistent problem of the absence of women speakers at some research conferences. The Mathematics Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in the applicant’s field of specialization.

Mentoring Travel Grants 

  • The objective of the NSF-AWM Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants is to help junior women to develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. This relationship should help the junior mathematician to establish her research program and eventually receive tenure. Each grant funds travel, accommodations and other required expenses for an untenured woman mathematician to travel to an institute or a department to do research with a specified individual for one month. The applicant’s and mentor’s research must be in a field which is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation.

The purpose of the travel grants is to enhance the research activities of women mathematicians and increase their visibility in various research venues.

  • Mathematics Travel Grants for Women Researchers  Deadlines: February 1, May 15, October 1.
  • Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants for Women Deadline is February 1 each year.

Eligibility: These travel funds are provided by the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the National Science Foundation. The conference or the applicant’s research must be in an area supported by DMS. Click here for the list of research areas supported by NSF/DMS.  Applicants must be women holding a doctorate (or equivalent) and with a work address in the USA (or home address, in the case of unemployed applicants).

  • Travel Grants. Anyone who has been awarded an AWM-NSF travel grant in the past two years is ineligible. Anyone receiving more than $2000 yearly in external governmental funding for travel is ineligible. Partial travel support from the applicant’s institution or from a non-governmental agency does not, however, make the applicant ineligible.
  • Mentoring Travel Grants. Applicants for mentoring travel grants may in exceptional cases receive up to two such grants throughout their careers, possibly in successive years; each such grant would require a new proposal and would go through the usual competition.

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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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Engineering Information Foundation Project and Training Programs Grants

Organization: Engineering Information Foundation

Award amount: $5,000~$25,000

Deadline: 8/31/2021

Description: Our grant activity supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research that fit our fields of interest. These currently include the availability and use of published information, women in engineering, and information access in developing countries.

Eligibility:

  • Proposals should begin with a problem statement and make a case for why this problem is significant and why the approach recommended is the best one to solve it.
  • Grants are awarded based on a good fit with EiF’s fields of interest and budgetary considerations. We tend to support smaller projects.
  • Proposals will be judged on:
    • Overall quality of the project, including its chances to be successfully implemented
    • Potential to contribute to what is known about furthering the goals of the program area
    • Potential for continuing past the funding period
    • Reach of the project – how many students will be involved?
    • Cost effectiveness – what is the cost per student compared to other projects?
    • How will the project leverage previous work and what is the unique contribution?

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Potlatch Fund Resiliency Projects for Native Communities

**With few exceptions, the UW does not qualify for this opportunity. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partners.**

Organization: Potlatch Fund

Award amount: $10,000-$15,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Potlatch Fund aims to build on the Native tradition of giving by increasing philanthropy for and among Tribal communities through grants and empowering community leaders with the tools they need to succeed through training.

To that end, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Native communities, the Potlatch Resiliency Fund will support resiliency actions that create hope, social connection, adaption, flexibility, and purpose. Grants of $10,000 and $15,000 will be awarded in support of general operating funds, projects, and artists.

Funding requests may take the form of (but are not limited to) the following examples: expand access to healthier support services in significant ways (physical, behavioral, social, mental, cultural, substance abuse); impart cultural narratives that amplify culture and traditional and contemporary values that integrate community connections and generational support for elders and children, inclusive of people with disabilities; cultural and educational partnerships that strengthen learning environments; access to additional tools that may include technology, outreach, personal instruction, tutoring, and mentoring with culture and language keepers; engagement in community organizing work; and other emerging needs unique to the current pandemic such as working on social, racial, economic, and environmental justice initiatives in the current political climate.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must serve and reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. Programs must serve groups and communities that consist of at least 51 percent Native peoples (does not apply to individual artists’ projects). Eligible applicants include any federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, Nation, or Alaska Native Village, formally recognized or currently seeking recognition from the federal government; any state-recognized Indian Tribe, Band, Nation, or Alaska Native Village, formally recognized or currently seeking recognition vested with the State Legislative Tribal Recognition Authority; organization(s) with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation or fiscally-sponsored groups; and any individual Native artist or descendant (state or federally recognized Tribe).

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Potlatch Fund website.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Organization: Evidence for Action

Award amount: There is no cap for the research budget request. We have received a wide range of budget requests and have invited Full Proposals ranging from $35k to $1M and awarded grants ranging from just under $50K to just over $725K.

Deadline: Open. Applicants must first submit an LOI. 

Description: We fund research that is rigorously designed and conducted, to expand the evidence base needed to advance health and racial equity. We prioritize research evaluating the impact of policies, programs, practices, or other system or structure-level changes in such a way as to establish causal relationships between the interventions and important health and racial equity outcomes.

We are looking for researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, policymakers, and/or other stakeholders across the many sectors and domains that impact health and well-being, who are committed to developing and disseminating evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.

The Evidence for Action (E4A): Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity Call for Proposals (CFP) funds projects that develop and disseminate evidence about what works to advance racial equity and improve health and well-being in the United States. We understand that the terminology and sociopolitical context surrounding racial equity are ever-evolving. We acknowledge that a history of unequal power and privilege influences how knowledge is created and how research is conducted, and we are committed to critically examining and overcoming these biases. The CFP and applicant resources were developed through an iterative and reflective process, and we will continue to review, evaluate, and update our approach, CFP, and applicant materials as our collective understanding evolves. A number of racial equity and social justice scholars, current and former E4A grantees, and members of the E4A National Advisory Committee provided insight, advice, and feedback to inform the development of the CFP and application materials. (See related FAQ for details on the CFP development process.)

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicant organizations 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, but other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. 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.

See the complete RFP for additional eligibility FAQs. 

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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 SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Up to $100,000 for 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.

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Social Justice Fund Northwest Seed and Rapid Response Grants

**The UW does not qualify for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share with your community partners or groups emerging from the UW community.**

Organization: Social Justice Fund Northwest

Award amount: $2,000-$4,000

Deadline: Rolling. End of each month.

Description: The Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. The organization works to leverage the resources of members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

The fund has opened its 2021 Seed Grants and Rapid Response grants programs, which will award one-time grants of $4,000 as general operating support to new and emerging groups that are developing their community organizing work but might not yet meet all the qualifications for SJF’s Giving Project grants. Applicants should be an organized group that has been in existence for no more than three years (individuals are not funded). Groups that are not 501(c)3 or (c)(4) organizations and are not fiscally sponsored may apply but must first speak with an SJF staff person.

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations that use a community organizing approach to respond quickly to the changing political climate with actions and/or strategies that could not have been anticipated. Examples of potentially eligible projects include but are not limited to emergency mobilizations and community meetings in response to a recent police shooting; organizing a community defense response to a recently announced white supremacist rally and march; planning a direct action at a corporate shareholder meeting that was just announced; rapid response legal clinics and ”Know Your Rights” trainings in response to Executive Orders or other sudden policy changes; or a rapid response canvassing effort to educate and connect with targeted community members about the dangers of a religious registry. 

Eligibility: Applicants should meet the following criteria: be an organized group of people (individuals are not funded) and be led by those who are most directly affected by the problems that the organization or project is addressing. This may include a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status as determined by the IRS or a federally recognized American Indian tribal government or agency or an organization that is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization or federally recognized tribal government. Groups that are not 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations and are not fiscally sponsored may apply but must speak with an SJF staff person first.

To be eligible, organizations must carry out most of their work in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and/or Wyoming.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Social Justice Fund Northwest website.

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Society for the Study of Evolution Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award

Organization: Society for the Study of Evolution

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: Annually January 15

Description: The Society for the Study of Evolution was founded in March, 1946. The objectives of the Society for the Study of Evolution are the promotion of the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution. The Society publishes the scientific journal Evolution and holds annual meetings in which scientific findings on evolutionary biology are presented and discussed.

The American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists announce the call for nominations for the 1st annual ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award. The recipient will receive a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium. Nominations should be submitted by January 15. 

Eligibility: The IDEA Award will be given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group.

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