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**Added as of 9/24/2021

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

Simons Foundation Fellows in Mathematics

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Mathematics program to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year. For awards made in 2022, the foundation encourages applications from those severely impacted by COVID-19 and for whom travel during the sabbatical period will be difficult. The foundation aims to support these sabbatical eligible mathematicians, even if remaining at their home institution is the only option.

The foundation also strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups.

Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to sabbatical or equivalent leave-eligible faculty who wish to use the Simons Fellowship award for the purpose of extending at least a single-term sabbatical research leave to a full academic year. The fellowship program will not support the extension of a full year of sabbatical research leave to an additional term. In order to receive the fellowship, you must be approved by your institution for a full year of sabbatical research leave, consisting of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters with at least 50 percent of the year fully paid by the home university and no more than 50 percent fully or partly supported by the fellowship. If funds from the foundation are insufficient to cover the salary needs for the period supported by the fellowship, other resources can be used for this purpose. The foundation will consider circumstances where, for example, the university covers 80 percent of a full year of leave and the fellowship covers the remaining 20 percent.

Link to complete RFP

Simons Foundation Fellows in Theoretical Physics

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics program to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year. For awards made in 2022, the foundation encourages applications from those severely impacted by COVID-19 and for whom travel during the sabbatical period will be difficult. The foundation aims to support these sabbatical eligible mathematicians, even if remaining at their home institution is the only option.

The foundation also strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups.

Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to sabbatical or equivalent leave-eligible faculty who wish to use the Simons Fellowship award for the purpose of extending at least a single-term sabbatical research leave to a full academic year. The fellowship program will not support the extension of a full year of sabbatical research leave to an additional term. In order to receive the fellowship, you must be approved by your institution for a full year of sabbatical research leave, consisting of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters with at least 50 percent of the year fully paid by the home university and no more than 50 percent fully or partly supported by the fellowship. If funds from the foundation are insufficient to cover the salary needs for the period supported by the fellowship, other resources can be used for this purpose. The foundation will consider circumstances where, for example, the university covers 80 percent of a full year of leave and the fellowship covers the remaining 20 percent.

Link to complete RFP

Water Research Foundation Development of Innovative Predictive Control Strategies for Nutrient Removal

Organization: Water Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $200,000. The applicant must contribute additional resources equivalent to at least 33 percent of the project award.

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: Project Objectives:

  • Develop one or more artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) predictive tools for nutrient removal.
  • Demonstrate testing of new predictive control strategies, with a focus on Technology Development Level 2 or 3 (Technology Readiness Level 6-8), with field testing at one utility. This field testing will be complemented by desktop analysis comparing predictive and reactive control strategies.

The Advisory Committee (AC) for WRF’s Nutrients Treatment: Intensification, Reliability, and Efficiency research area recently held a Virtual Research Summit with WRF subscribers, including utilities, consultants, and academics, to identify key research needs and develop project concepts for potential WRF funding. This project is one of the top project concepts that resulted from the summit. 

Implementation of online monitoring and automated control strategies is an integral part of achieving process efficiency and intensification at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). Many control strategies currently in place at WRRFs are based on reactive approaches that require large design safety factors to ensure reliability in the absence of more advanced, precise controls. Implementation of modern data-driven, predictive control tools has shown promise to improve reliability of operations, with better overall process performance, and with an immediate return on investment (ROI). 

This project will focus on innovative predictive control tools for nutrient removal, as well as provide guidance related to applications and comparison to more reactive control strategies including:

  • Demonstration of novel predictive control concepts in pilot/full-scale systems.
  • Comparison of predictive and reactive control strategies based on application, benefits, and drivers.
  • Assessment of the impacts of control strategies on the ability to achieve efficient and reliable reduction of nutrients in the effluent.
  • Evaluation of the feasibility of using process modeling in advanced process control.
  • Identification of a few specific control strategies that could be implemented based on effluent requirements.
  • Description of gaps and considerations that would need to be identified as the tool is used/refined in the future (e.g., long-term reliability, accuracy, and dependency). 

This research aims to fill these knowledge gaps and provide a resource for WRF subscribers who are looking to utilize predictive tools to improve and optimize their control systems to not only achieve stringent effluent nutrient limits, but also to operate their systems more reliably and cost-effectively. 

Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from domestic or international entities, including educational institutions, research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities. 

WRF’s Board of Directors has established a Timeliness Policy that addresses researcher adherence to the project schedule. The policy can be reviewed at https://www.waterrf.org/policies. Researchers who are late on any ongoing WRF-sponsored studies without approved no-cost extensions are not eligible to be named participants in any proposals. Direct any questions about eligibility to the WRF project contact listed at the top of the RFP.

Link to complete RFP

Water Research Foundation Establishing Seasonal Targets for Receiving Waters: Rethinking Wet Weather vs Dry Weather Expectations

Organization: Water Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $200,000. The applicant must contribute additional resources equivalent to at least 33 percent of the project award.

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: Project Objectives:

  1. Initiate a first phase project to evaluate the implications of wet weather conditions on permitting and pollutant load reduction targets as a baseline for future studies.
  2. Produce a well-documented summary of the currently available tools and study results evaluating watershed pollutant loads and receiving water responses under wet weather and dry weather conditions (including different hydrological conditions).
  3. Outline possible implications on target setting (i.e., surface water and effluent goals for pollutants; may include designated uses) and regulation.
  4. Use the available information to generate recommendations for wet weather target setting.

See the complete RFP for the background, project rationale and research approach. 

Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from domestic or international entities, including educational institutions, research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities. 

WRF’s Board of Directors has established a Timeliness Policy that addresses researcher adherence to the project schedule. The policy can be reviewed at https://www.waterrf.org/policies. Researchers who are late on any ongoing WRF-sponsored studies without approved no-cost extensions are not eligible to be named participants in any proposals. Direct any questions about eligibility to the WRF project contact listed at the top of this RFP.

Link to complete RFP

Water Research Foundation Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Brominated and Iodinated DBPs in Distribution Systems

Organization: Water Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $250,000. . The applicant must contribute additional resources equivalent to at least 33 percent of the project award.

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: This project aims to develop creative and novel techniques and approaches to minimize the formation of currently unregulated brominated and iodinated disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the distribution system considering practical applicability and economic feasibility in the operation of existing treatment systems.

Bromide is ubiquitous in natural waters. Elevated bromide concentrations are commonly associated with coastal seawater intrusion and source geological formations. In recent years, higher bromide concentrations have been observed in inland surface waters as a result of anthropogenic activity, including (i) treated and untreated wastewater and other industrial discharges into rivers, streams, and lakes; (ii) residues from process/flowback waters from hydraulic fracturing operations; and (iii) wastewater from wet scrubbers in coal-fired power plants. Iodide occurrence in raw water is also naturally linked to seawater intrusion and contact with geological formations. Anthropogenic sources of iodide include commercial and household products that can persist through municipal wastewater treatment and produced water from oil and gas operations. WRF Project 4711 recently reported iodide concentrations in over 700 samples co-analyzed with bromide ion during UCMR4 sampling of raw waters and found that 46% of surface waters and 64% of groundwaters contained iodide above the detection limit of 1 μg/L. Overall, the range of iodide concentrations was below the detection limit to 252 μg/L (50th percentile < 1 μg/L; 75th percentile = 5 μg/L; 95th percentile = 26 μg/L). Using all the raw water data reported in UCMR4, the median bromide concentration is 39 μg/L (n=2405 samples) and 64 μg/L (n= 9447 samples) in surface and ground waters, respectively.

Bromide and iodide in drinking water supplies may increase health risks to consumers by promoting the formation of unregulated brominated and/or iodinated DBPs, which are generally more cyto- and genotoxic in in vitro assays than their chlorinated counterparts (i.e., trihalomethanes [THMs] and haloacetic acids [HAAs]). As these unregulated HAAs are considered probable human carcinogens, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering regulating these additional HAAs, whether with enforceable standards or treatment techniques. Overall, increases in bromide and iodide levels increase and shift the total organic halogen (TOX) speciation in treated waters. However, total organic bromine (TOBr) and total organic iodine (TOI) levels have been neither widely reported nor measured in distribution systems. There is a need to understand better the speciation of TOX in distribution systems and closer to the point of human exposure. Most prior studies on emerging DBPs have focused on formation and levels within water treatment plants instead of the inclusion of distribution systems where different disinfectants, biofilms, and storage conditions may influence DBP formation.

Unit processes designed to remove organic matter (e.g., enhanced coagulation, granular activated carbon [GAC] adsorption) result in lower total organic carbon (TOC) concentrations but do not remove bromide or iodide. Thus, these processes can increase the Br/TOC or I/TOC ratios, shifting DBP speciation towards brominated or iodinated DBP species (although overall DBP levels may be lower due to TOC removal). The particular composition of the organic carbon mixture in raw waters may further influence halogen incorporation patterns. Raw waters present a unique set of treatment and management tradeoffs for water utilities to consider, and the presence of bromide and iodide can add additional complexity due to the increased public health threat associated with their resulting DBPs. 

Developing new and cost-effective treatment processes or practices and/or modifying distribution system management approaches offer opportunities to minimize the formation of brominated and iodinated DBPs. These approaches could reduce public health risks independent of whether additional brominated or iodinated DBPs are ultimately regulated. 

Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from domestic or international entities, including educational institutions, research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities.

WRF’s Board of Directors has established a Timeliness Policy that addresses researcher adherence to the project schedule. The policy can be reviewed at https://www.waterrf.org/policies. Researchers who are late on any ongoing WRF-sponsored studies without approved no-cost extensions are not eligible to be named participants in any proposals. Direct any questions about eligibility to the WRF project contact listed at the top of the RFP.

Link to complete RFP

Water Research Foundation Understanding the Mechanisms of Chlorine and Chloramine Impact on Opportunistic Pathogens in Distribution Systems

Organization: Water Research Foundation

Award amount: Up to $250,000. The applicant must contribute additional resources equivalent to at least 33 percent of the project award.

Deadline: 9/28/2021

Description: The goal of this project is to elucidate the mechanisms of chlorine and chloramine on opportunistic pathogens (OPs). 

Disinfectants represent long-standing and effective tools for controlling a wide range of pathogens in drinking water. Studies have shown better control of opportunistic pathogens (OPs) in piped systems with various treatments using chlorine and chloramine. However, OPs pose a new challenge for pathogen control because they survive and even grow within protozoa, where they may be protected from disinfection. Biofilms may supply essential nutrients to facilitate growth, as well as physically protect OPs from contact with disinfectants. While studies have demonstrated that disinfectants can help control OPs, the mechanism of action and the conditions supporting their optimal effectiveness remain to be elucidated. 

Different disinfectant types and residuals are likely to impact OPs in different ways that are not evident when a single OP is the target of an investigation. For instance, numerous studies have shown that chloramine is a more promising community-level disinfectant than free chlorine for controlling Legionella, a Gram-negative bacterium. However, some evidence suggests that non-tuberculous mycobacteria, which are acid-fast bacteria, increase relative to other biofilm bacteria when chloramine is used as the disinfectant. It is also unknown at this time what effects disinfectant residual levels have, whether bactericidal, bacteriostatic, or other metabolic inhibitions. OPs comprise multiple types of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa that react differently to disinfection when alone or in a biofilm consortium. Thus, single organism control methods that are successful in the laboratory or undefined model systems do not always translate well to field studies. Information on the mechanisms of action of drinking water disinfectants on OPs in a defined complex model is vitally needed in order to guide utilities in the selection and application of disinfectants. 

On October 14-15, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public stakeholder meeting to inform potential revisions to microbial and disinfection byproducts (M/DBP) rules for further improving public health and implementation of existing M/DBP rules. The opportunity to improve control of OPs was discussed at the meeting as a potential revision to the Surface Water Treatment Rule. Understanding the effectiveness of different disinfectants and their possible mechanisms is important to fill in critical knowledge gaps to better guide strategies for effective control of OPs and to protect public health. 

Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from domestic or international entities, including educational institutions, research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities. 

WRF’s Board of Directors has established a Timeliness Policy that addresses researcher adherence to the project schedule. The policy can be reviewed at https://www.waterrf.org/policies. Researchers who are late on any ongoing WRF-sponsored studies without approved no-cost extensions are not eligible to be named participants in any proposals. Direct any questions about eligibility to the WRF project contact listed at the top of this RFP.

Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Foundation Steven O. Walfish Grants for Graduate or Early Career Psychologists

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Up to $2,250

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for the Steven O. Walfish Grants.

The program, supported by the Div. 42 Next Generation Fund, aims to promote and support the next generation of student and early-career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology. To that end, two grants of up to $2,250 will be awarded to graduate students (within two years of completing their doctoral degree) and/or early career psychologists (within ten years of earning their doctoral degree) in support of previously unpublished manuscripts on clinical, practical, or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices, and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population‐based, procedure or technique‐based, or diagnosis‐based practice issues or service delivery models describing a practice innovation.

Priority considerations will be given to candidates whose research addresses the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; considerations and impact of telehealth, including but not limited to the practice of telehealth during COVID-19; and cultural and ethnic issues bearing on providing psychological services to individuals and groups.

Grant recipients are encouraged to use the grant to attend the APA convention to present their work. Grant recipients’ work may qualify for publication in the Div. 42 journal, Practice Innovations.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early career psychologist. 

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous award recipients, see the American Psychological Foundation website.

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Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program

Organization: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Award amount: $600,000

Deadline: 9/30/2021

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

Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.

The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization. Proposals that already have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award (see eligibility for more information).

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project, contingent upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.

The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.

Eligibility:

  • The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.Tenure-Track dates for the 2022 program must start after 1/1/2017 AND before 8/2/2021.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent residency but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
  • No individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than two times.
  • Investigators can have no more than $225,000 in direct, annualized external funding grants during any BYI Program Year (Aug-July) at time of application. Start-up funds, department-wide instrumentation grants, and “Transition” grants (such as NIH K99/R00) are not counted toward this total.
  • Institutions are not limited in the number of applicants who apply at the Letter of Intent stage.
  • Institutions with a currently funded BYI are eligible for award consideration.

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Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Organization: Wiley Foundation

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: Since 2002, the annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences has recognized breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research.

The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the Wiley Foundation, celebrates research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. It honors a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate significant leadership or innovation in the development of research concepts or their clinical application.

Past prize winners have been chosen because of their breakthrough research in areas as diverse as genetics, cell motility, folded proteins and siRNA. The impressive list of past recipients includes winners of the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Prize in basic medical research.

The Wiley Foundation invites and encourages the nomination of exceptional scientists or research teams whose work has achieved an impressive level of excellence. Nominations for the prize are accepted up through the end of September each year. Each nomination should be submitted by someone other than the nominee. More than one nomination can be made from the same organization and international nominations are encouraged.

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Acoustical Society of America Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics

Organization: Acoustical Society of America

Award amount: $60,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt’s wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice. One Fellowship is usually awarded each year.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for the Fellowship a person shall have received his/ her doctoral degree in 2020, 2021, or shall be receiving the degree in the spring of 2022.
  • Qualification for the award requires completion of an Application Form and of Attachment A thereto. Attachment A provides for agreement by the institution where the research is to be conducted that proper facilities will be made available to the candidate, if selected. It is the responsibility of candidates to obtain the requisite approval from their chosen institution.
  • Each candidate shall be a member of the Acoustical Society of America prior to applying for the Hunt Fellowship.
  • The recipient of the Fellowship will be that individual who, through personal qualifications and a proposed research experience, is judged to exhibit the highest potential for performing research benefiting some aspect of the science of sound and promoting its usefulness to society.

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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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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

Organization: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Award amount: $700,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to fostering the development of the next generation of biomedical scientists and is committed to supporting degree-granting institutions to achieve this goal. The career development of young scientists has been a major funding theme at BWF and various programs have provided major support to promising young scientists to help them make the transition from late postdoctoral training to early faculty service. 

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) was introduced in 2007 to specifically address the declining participation of physicians engaged in academic biomedical research. The CAMS award provides support to facilitate the transition from mentored position to independence for the early career physician scientist. The program is ideal for the physician scientist considering an academic career.

CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.), who are committed to an academic career, to bridge postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. BWF anticipates making up to 14 awards including up to two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience

Eligibility: Competitive candidates for the CAMS award will have at least two years of research experience, be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, be a first author on at least one publication in a high impact top-tier journal, and have a significant publication record.

Applications must be approved and signed by an official responsible for sponsored programs (generally from the grants office, office of research, or office of sponsored programs) at the degree-granting institution. Candidates should contact one of these offices for an authorized signature before submitting the grant application. The following eligibility requirements must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.

  • Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., or D.O. degree.
  • Candidates must not be more than 13 years past their clinical doctorate degree. To meet this requirement, applicants must have received their clinical doctorate degree on or after January 1, 2005.
  • Candidates may hold a junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor-non-tenure track, etc.). However, candidates with tenure track appointments are not eligible.
  • Candidates that have non-tenure track faculty appointments with institutional start-up funds or hold an NIH R01 are not eligible.
  • Candidates must submit proposals through accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada. Candidates must obtain approval and signature by an authorized official at the degree-granting university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • An authorized official at the degree-granting institution must verify candidate’s immigration status as part of the application.

BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design.

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Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Research Groups Funding

Organization: Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Award amount: Up to $200,00 CAD

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: PIMS supports the mathematical sciences community by funding events and collaborations. We provide significant sponsorship for events in active areas of mathematical science research.

A Collaborative Research Group (CRG) typically consists of researchers with overlapping research interests and with a common desire to collaboratively develop some aspects of their research programs. A CRG will organize joint seminars and workshops, make joint PDF appointments, and perhaps develop joint graduate training programs, but will have the potential to do much more, given the resources and organizational structure of PIMS.

Every year, the PIMS Scientific Review Panel (SRP) will select, on a competitive basis, from the proposals, several areas of research. CRGs are generally developed with the advice of PIMS starting with a letter of intent accepted by the SRP. More details are available at http://pims.math.ca/scientific/call-proposals. Proposals can vary greatly according to the needs of the particular group and may combine a number of existing PIMS activities.

During a period of approximately two-three years a CRG can expect to receive priority for:

  • Running Focused Periods of varying lengths
  • PIMS postdoctoral fellowships
  • Pacific Northwest mini-conference series
  • Workshops at host universities
  • Intensive two week graduate courses
  • Distinguished chairs and long term visitors
  • Graduate Student Exchange
  • Industrial Training Camps
  • International collaborations

Eligibility: See the complete RFP for eligibility criteria.

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Sigma Xi Student Science and Engineering Research Grants

Organization: Sigma Xi 

Award amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: Sigma Xi, a society of research scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in research and cooperation among scientists in all fields, has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences and financial support since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the society promotes scientific achievement through hands-on learning.

The society awards grants of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students from most areas of the sciences and engineering through its Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences provide grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Funding may support travel expenses or nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Eligibility: While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement to apply for a grant, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider becoming a member prior to the grant application deadline. In addition, Sigma Xi strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities, including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos/Latinx, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, or Native Hawaiians.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Sigma Xi website.

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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.

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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Organization: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Award amount:  up to $10,000

Deadline: 10/2/2021

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.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and either a Ph.D. candidate or university academics.

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Simons Foundation Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Up to $8,000,000

Deadline: LOI due 10/6/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Collaborations in MPS program.

Rationale: The aim of the Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.

Basis for Awards: A Simons Collaboration in MPS should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and success can be measured. The support from the foundation should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project.

The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration.

Eligibility:

  • Collaboration Director and Principal Investigators (PIs): Each collaboration is led by a collaboration director, who is expected to determine the scientific agenda, coordinate the scientific activities of the other members, determine (in collaboration with the other members) the scientific themes, coordinate a collaboration website, and organize collaboration meetings and activities as appropriate, including a two-day annual conference at the foundation. The director will be the foundation’s main point of contact for the activities of the collaboration and will be responsible for coordinating all administrative deliverables. The director is also responsible for monitoring the overall progress of the research effort and deciding on research directions and personnel as the collaboration evolves.
  • PIs are expected to perform research that advances the goals of the collaboration and to collaborate as appropriate with other members of the collaboration. PIs are also expected to assist the director and other PIs in fulfilling the additional collaboration obligations outlined above.
  • Attendance at the annual conference, monthly meetings and other lectures is expected for each collaboration member.
  • Proposals should specify a core group of founding PIs. Additional PIs may be added at later stages as the collaboration evolves. Inter-institutional and international collaborations are allowed.
  • Eligibility: The collaboration director should hold a faculty, or equivalent, position at a U.S. or Canadian institution with a Ph.D. program. PIs must also hold a faculty, or equivalent, position at an educational institution with a Ph.D. program. There are no restrictions on the department and/or discipline of the director or PIs. PIs and other collaboration participants may be from non-U.S. institutions.
  • An individual may be part of more than one letter of intent (LOI) or full proposal, as long as all eligibility requirements are met. There is no LOI limit per institution or individual. For-profit institutions are not eligible to receive grant funds.

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American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: Up to $110,000

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund provides support for fundamental research in the petroleum field and to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through advanced scientific education.

To that end, the organization is inviting applications for its Doctoral New Investigator program, which will provide grants of up to $110,000 over two years in support of original and advanced scientific education and fundamental research in the ‘petroleum field,’ including any field of pure science that in the judgment of ACS may afford a basis for subsequent research directly connected with the petroleum field.

The DNI grants program is seeking investigator-initiated, original research across the spectrum of the program’s mission. Original research is defined as being different from that performed previously by the PI as part of their graduate or postdoctoral studies.

The submission window for this opportunity will open on Monday, September 20, with applications due Friday, October 15, 2021.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be regularly appointed faculty members at U.S.-based nonprofit, academic institutions who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or the equivalent.  

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Chemical Society website.

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American Psychological Foundation Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development. This grant is open to students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. Funding is available up to $5,000 and is sponsored jointly by the American Psychological Foundation and APA Div. 54.

Eligibility: Research should focus on prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents. More information about the criteria on which applications will be judged is available from Div. 54. Funds are not provided for convention and meeting travel.

Requirements:

  • student and/or faculty at an accredited university
  • demonstrated research competence and area commitment
  • IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

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Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellowships

Organization: Clay Mathematics Institute

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics. All are recent Ph.D.’s, and most are selected as they complete their thesis work. Each Fellowship will normally last until the holder is five years beyond the award of their doctoral degree. Fellows are employed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world, subject to local immigration and employment constraints. The fellowships provide generous salary and research expenses.

Eligibility: The primary selection criteria for the Fellowship are the exceptional quality of the candidate’s research and the candidate’s promise to become a mathematical leader.  Selection decisions are made by the Scientific Advisory Board based on the nominating materials described below.

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

Organization: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded annually to one individual for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.

Eligibility: The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description. The prize may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -- Marine Biological Laboratory Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Organization: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — Marine Biological Laboratory

Award amount: $63,300

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual’s research promise.

Recipients of the 2022-2023 awards will receive an annual stipend of $63,300 for an 18-month appointment, plus relocation and health and welfare allowances. Limited support is also available for travel expenses, equipment, supplies, and special services.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for one of these awards, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 2-3 years. As a condition of the award, successful applicants must be able to present their diploma, a certified copy of their diploma, or a certified letter from the appropriate college or university official stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree including the completion of their final thesis, before they begin their scholar appointment. However, applicants do not need to have already received their degree prior to applying. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language. MIT/WHOI Joint Program Students, and those holding any type of WHOI appointment at the post-Ph.D. level during the 12 months prior to December 31st of the Scholar application year are not eligible for the Scholar competition.

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Wolf Foundation Prizes in Science and Art

Organization: Wolf Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 10/20/2021

Description: WOLF PRIZE in the SCIENCES and ARTS are awarded since 1978 to outstanding artists and scientists for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among peoples, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views.

The scientific categories of the prize include Medicine, Agriculture, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The Prize’s art categories include Painting and Sculpting, Music and Architecture. The prize laureates are selected by international Jury Committees which  comprise world-renowned professionals from all over the world.

The prize in each area consists of a diploma and 100,000 US$. In the event of co-recipients sharing one prize, the honorarium is equally divided among them.

To date, 346 scientists and artists from all over the world have been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize.

The 2022 Wolf Prize will be awarded in the fields of : Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Mathematics, and Architecture.

Eligibility: 

  • The Wolf Prize is awarded to individuals, not to institutions
  • A person cannot be nominated by him/herself
  • All existing nominations are valid for three years

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

Award amount: Appointments for 5 years. Stipend of $72,600 in 2022 with an annual cost-of-living increase + Research budget of $16,000 for each year

Deadline: Opens in 9/1/2021 – Deadline 10/29/2021

Description: The mission of the Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to support innovative astrophysics research by offering to the next generation of developing independent researchers full access to the unique facilities, research staff and resources of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA). Past Clay Fellows have gone on to faculty and research positions at major universities and research centers. Several have received astrophysics’ most coveted awards: Packard Fellowships, the Heinemann Award, a NAS-Kavli Fellowship, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences. It is anticipated that successful applicants will follow in their footsteps.

Successful candidates will be outstanding researchers with demonstrated promise to contribute significantly to the future of the field. The CfA will award at least one Clay Fellowship and may award additional Fellowships depending on the strengths of the applicant pool.

Eligibility:

Applicants are expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their capability for original research through first-author refereed publications in major astronomy journals.

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics CfA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

Award amount: Appointments last for 3 years, with renewal for a fourth year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The stipend for 2022-2023 will be approximately $71,600 with a research budget of $16,000. Funds are also provided for health benefits and relocation expenses.

Deadline: Opens in 9/1/2021 – Deadline 10/29/2021

Description: The CfA Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended for recent Ph.D. recipients who do not already have extensive postdoctoral experience. The Fellowship supports innovative astrophysics research by offering to the next generation of researchers full access to the unique facilities, research staff and resources of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA). Past CfA Postdoctoral Fellows have gone on to faculty and research positions at major universities and research centers, and have received some of astrophysics’ most important awards. One former CfA Fellow is a Nobel Laureate.

Successful candidates will be outstanding researchers with demonstrated promise in theory, observation, instrumentation and/or laboratory or experimental astrophysics. The CfA will award at least one CfA Fellowship and may award additional Fellowships depending on the strengths of the applicant pool. Only applicants who receive their degrees between January 1, 2021 and September 1, 2022 will be considered.

Eligibility:

In regard to academic qualifications, the CfA Fellowship accepts applications from those acquiring their Ph.D. between January 1, 2021 and September 1, 2022. Additionally, applicants are expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Applicants are also expected to demonstrate their capability for original research through first-author refereed publications in major astronomy journals.

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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical Sciences

Organization: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Award amount: Up to $250,000

Deadline: 10/29/2021

Description: The Hertz Fellowship is not a prize for past achievement—it’s an investment in the future.

The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.

Eligibility: The Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

We do not award fellowships based on an applicant’s particular field of study; however, we do require that applicants direct their work toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. For each applicant, that could mean something different—inventing a new technology, developing a business, or applying their interests in innovative ways.

It’s up to the applicant to advocate for their specific field of study and demonstrate how it will be applied to address real-world challenges with the greatest impact.

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American Psychological Association Theodore Millon Grant in Personality Psychology

Organization: American Psychological Association

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: The APF Theodore Millon Grant in Personality Psychology will fund research to advance the science of personality psychology, including the areas of personality theory, personality disorders, and personality assessment. Preference is given to work that improves the study, development, and the delivery of personality assessment, as represented by the work of Theodore Millon, PhD.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students or psychologists with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD.

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American Psychological Foundation Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 11/1/2021; 11/1/2022

Description: The American Psychological Association (APA) Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) invites nominations for its Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award. Two awards will be granted each year, one in the category of “Emerging Leader” and one in the category of “Distinguished Leader.”

The following categories are used to examine each candidate’s work and qualifications for receiving an award. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Policy/Advocacy
    • Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in policy/advocacy-related activities that improve the welfare of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or improves the delivery of prevention services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Specific activities under this category may include, but are not limited to, leadership or outstanding effort with respect to: promoting legislation that improves the welfare of all people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS; improving the delivery of prevention services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS; advocating for the rights of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS; advocating for the delivery of HIV prevention services to underserved populations; challenging the discrimination and harassment of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS; increasing the representation of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in psychology and science; advocating for funding of HIV services and research at the local and/or federal levels; and/or increasing the recognition of the need for professional organizations to include HIV/AIDS-related issues in their policies and procedures.
  • Research
    • Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the conduct, dissemination, and translation of high-quality research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care and/or policy. Specific activities under this category may include, but are not limited to, leadership or outstanding effort in: conducting innovative research methodologies that increase our general knowledge and understanding of specific HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care or policy issues; developing innovative research approaches which enhance HIV/AIDS-related research; developing theory or conceptual models that are useful in guiding HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care or policy efforts; and advancing translation of knowledge related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment/care to those affected by HIV, community agencies, providers, and/or the media.
  • Service Provision
    • Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the delivery of psychological services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or the delivery of technical or support services to community agencies that provide a range of HIV/AIDS-related services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Psychological services to people living with HIV/AIDS may include both treatment and prevention, and technical and support services to community agencies may include a range of activities such as program evaluation and development, needs assessment and training. Specific activities under this category may include, but are not limited to, leadership or outstanding effort in: providing direct psychological/support services; developing, directing, and/or supervising psychological or support services; and creating or expanding venues/organizations that deliver psychological/support services. 
  • Teaching/Mentoring
    • Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in educating psychologists or students in psychology about HIV/AIDS practice, research and/or policy. Specific activities under this category may include, but are not limited to, leadership or outstanding effort in: providing various forms of mentorship for psychologists and students of psychology working in the area of HIV/AIDS; developing and teaching innovative university/secondary school courses on HIV/AIDS related topics; developing and conducting training workshops on HIV/AIDS related topics; developing HIV/AIDS curriculum used in the training of psychologists or students of psychology; training and mentoring of students as part of a research lab; and publishing educational texts designed to advance the knowledge and involvement of psychologists in combating HIV/AIDS.

Eligibility: Nominees will be identified as “emerging” or “distinguished” leaders in one or more areas of influence: service provision, research, teaching/mentoring, and policy/advocacy. Emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past 10 years, have made substantial contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for 10 years or more after receiving their doctorate. They should have a longstanding influence on HIV/AIDS issues, should be recognized leaders in the field and must be current members of APA.

Candidates must be APA members. Current COPA members, members of APA’s Board of Directors and individuals who have announced candidacy for APA president are not eligible. Current COPA members cannot make nominations.

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American Psychological Foundation Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants for Graduate Students

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $8,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining, and maintaining families. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Program Goals:

  • Encourage talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research.
  • Advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic and family structure diversity
  • Advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms including sources of support and resilience for family members
  • Advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT

Eligibility: 

  • Advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues. 
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. 

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BioInnovation Institute and American Association for the Advancement of Science BII & Science Prize for Innovation

Organization: BioInnovation Institute / American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist. A creative mind who proved an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world.

To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science present a new annual award.

Through the BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation, the editors of Science seek to recognize bold researchers who are asking fundamental questions at the intersection of the life sciences and entrepreneurship. We seek scientists who can show that they have reached across field boundaries with an enthusiasm that combines outstanding basic science with an eye toward application in the marketplace.

Successful applicants might have made significant advances in producing results that were protected as intellectual property and licensed to a commercial entity—for example, proprietary drugs and biologics, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions, health care information technology, or new solutions for biobased production of fuels, chemicals, and foods. We welcome applications from those who take risks to address relevant and exciting questions with creative approaches, even if the outcome may be considered a negative result.

The prize is awarded for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay.

Our three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award show celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eligibility: Entrants must have finished their Ph.D.-level education within the last 10 years and must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or combination of these degrees at the time of entry. If the applicant has more than one advanced degree, the 10 years are counted from the date that all degrees were completed in the case of uninterrupted training, such as a dual degree M.D.-Ph.D. program. The prize will be awarded annually to one young scientist based on work done in the past 3 years.

The editors of science seek to recognize bold researchers who are asking fundamental questions at the intersection of the life sciences and entrepreneurship. We seek scientists who can show that they have reached across field boundaries with an enthusiasm that has combined outstanding basic science with an eye towards application in the marketplace.

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GRAMMY Museum Grants Program for Scientific Research and Preservation Projects

Organization: GRAMMY Foundation

Award amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: LOI due 11/1/2021

Description: With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. To date, over $7.7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 450 grantees.

Scientific Research Projects:

  • Each year, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals, and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design and innovative research questions.

Preservation Projects:

  • The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories.

Eligibility: See the guidelines in the complete RFP for eligibility criteria.

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Fondation Fyssen International Prize for Human Cognition Discoveries

Organization: Fondation Fyssen

Award amount: EUR 100,000

Deadline: 11/5/2021

Description: The aim of the Fyssen Foundation is to “encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”.

The 2021 Fyssen International Prize will be awarded for research in: 

  • Evolution Towards Human Cognition: major discoveries that have allowed us to appreciate the complexity of the evolution towards the present human.

This Prize is awarded to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation : Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Anthropology, Ethnology, Human Paleontology and Archaeology.

Eligibility: The candidate must be proposed by a renowned scientific personality.

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**Simons Foundation Early Career Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

Organization: Simons Foundation

Award amount: Up to $666,000

Deadline: LOI due 11/5/2021

Description: The Simons Foundation is inviting applications for the Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. 

The foundation’s Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards program will award grants of up to $222,000 a year for up to three years (limited to 20 percent of modified total direct costs) to outstanding investigators in the field of marine microbial ecology and evolution with the potential to advance human understanding through experiments, modeling, and/or theory. Investigators must be currently active in research on microbial ecology and/or evolution, excluding research focusing on the microbiomes of animals or plants. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. They must have carried out research in a tenure-track or, for institutions that do not have a tenure track, an equivalent independent position for at least one year and no more than eight years (start date of first independent position must be between November 2013 and November 2020) and must currently hold a tenure-track, tenured or, for institutions with no tenure track, an equivalent independent position in a U.S. or Canadian institution (in a campus within these countries). They must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a research grant on microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution from a national governmental agency or major national or international foundation that awards direct funding to their institution for their research in the field of marine microbial ecology and/or microbial evolution. They may also be eligible if they hold such a grant in a closely related field AND are an author on a publication in the field of marine microbial ecology within the last three years.

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American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research (Social & Natural Sciences Doctoral Students)

Organization: American Philosophical Society

Award amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Eligibility: Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have previously received a Lewis and Clark Fund grant may reapply after an interval of two years. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been granted an award from the Fund.

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American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.

Program goals

  • nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology; and
  • support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.

Funding specifics

  • support for 1 year only
  • only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year
  • tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

Eligibility: 

  • completed doctoral candidacy at the time of application (documentation required)
  • demonstrated research competence and area commitment
  • IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

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World Cultural Council Albert Einstein World Award of Science and José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

Organization: World Cultural Council

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 11/20/2021

Description: Nominees for the “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science should be eminent scientists whose achievements can serve as an inspiration for future generations. Considerations will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy. The prize is awarded every year.

A candidate for the “José Vasconcelos” World Award of Education should be a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or an individual who has promoted education policies. Through his/her work, the individual or team should have had a significant influence on the advancement of culture for mankind. The prize is awarded every second year.

In addition to considering the candidate’s breakthrough achievements, the jury will also take into account the service which each has made to mankind and his/her qualities as a role model who inspires future generations to contribute to a better world.

Eligibility: See complete funding opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Awards

Organization: American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Award amount: $35,000

Deadline: 11/30/2021

Description: Research awards promote academic research in mass spectrometry by young scientists in mass spectrometry. The awards, in the amount of $35,000 each, are presented annually are full supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific and Waters Corporation. The program was originated by Robert Finnigan in 1985.

Eligibility: Open to academic scientists within four years (at time award is presented) of joining their first tenure track faculty position or equivalent in a North American university at the time award is conferred. For 2022 the 4 years are July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2022. Applicants may not have previously received an award under this program. Applicants must be members of ASMS.

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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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**American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowships

Organization: American Mathematical Society

Award amount: $50,000

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program make an award annually to an outstanding mathematician to help further their career in research. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate’s research.

Eligibility: 

  • reference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
  • Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another major research award such as a Sloan fellowship, NSF Postdoctoral fellowship, or CAREER award.
  • Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
  • A recipient of the fellowship shall have held their doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2010 and September 1, 2019).
  • Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.

Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.

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American Psychological Foundation Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $4,000

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: This award honors a clinical psychologist for accomplishments and promise in clinical psychology. Accomplishments may include:

  • promoting the practice of clinical psychology through professional service
  • innovation in service delivery
  • novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice
  • positive impact on health delivery systems
  • development of creative educational programs for practice
  • other novel or creative activities advancing the service of the profession.

Eligibility: Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and APF encourage applications from:

  • Nominees should be no more than 10 years post doctoral degree. 
  • Be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university.
  • Individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation. 
  • Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Div. 12 award in any given year.
  • No voting members of the Div. 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the division while serving their term.
  • Self-nomination is permitted.
  • Nominees must be members of APA Division 12.

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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.

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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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Gruber Foundation International Prize Program in Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience

Organization: Gruber Foundation

Award amount: $500,000

Deadline: 12/15/2021

Description: The International Prize Program honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.

In the spring of 2011, Yale University and The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation signed an agreement that established The Gruber Foundation, which will carry on its philanthropic mission from Yale. The Foundation’s Science Prizes and its Young Scientist Awards will remain the same; the missions of the Justice and Women’s Rights Prizes have merged and transitioned into the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights.

Eligibility: Only candidates who have been officially nominated on a fully completed nomination form will be considered for a  Gruber International Prize. All nominations materials must be submitted in English, and self-nominations are not accepted. The Chair of each Selection Advisory Board ensures that nominations are of sufficient caliber to merit consideration prior to the meeting of the Board. If a nomination passes the Chair’s review, it remains active for three years unless the nominee is selected to receive the prize or is voted off by the Board. After the third year of eligibility, further consideration of a nomination requires that it be resubmitted.

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**McGovern Institute for Brain Research Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Organization: McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Award amount: $150,000

Deadline: 12/15/2021

Description: The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize is named in honor of Edward M. Scolnick, who stepped down as president of Merck Research Laboratories in December 2002 after holding Merck’s top research post for 17 years. Scolnick is now at the Broad Institute, where he established the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. He also served as a member of the McGovern Institute’s scientific advisory board. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $150,000 award, plus an inscribed gift.

Eligibility: Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. 

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**McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Awards

Organization: McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

Award amount: $225,000

Deadline: 1/10/2022

Description: The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites applications for the 2022 McKnight Scholar Awards.

These awards were established to give promising young investigators in the early stages of an independent research career the opportunity to develop their work on critical problems in brain science. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Awards must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year. 

Eligibility: Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Award must be independent investigators at not-for-profit research institutions in the United States, and must hold a Full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, and must have served at that rank for less than four years at the application deadline. Scientists holding other titles such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible, and time spent in service in those ranks does not count against the four years of service for determining eligibility. If the host institution does not use professorial titles, a letter from a senior institutional official (e.g. Dean or Director of Research) must confirm that the applicant has his/her own dedicated institutional resources, laboratory space, and/or facilities. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity, and we encourage women and communities of color to apply. Additionally, applicants must have:

  • A record of meritorious research
  • Evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience
  • Documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for the applicant to work in the U.S.

Applicants may not:

  • Apply in more than two rounds of competition
  • Have already been granted tenure
  • Hold another award from the McKnight Endowment Fund

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Eppley Foundation for Research Support for Advanced Scientific Research

Organization: Eppley Foundation for Research

Award amount: budget is up to $460,000; past grants range around $20,000

Deadline: 3/15/2022

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 funds projects in biological and physical sciences. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, endangered species and ecosystems in the U.S. and abroad, and climate change.

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.

The Foundation does not fund work that can qualify for funding from conventional sources such as the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health, or similar agencies at the state level.

It is important to the Foundation that the work proposed be novel in its insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere. The Foundation is prepared to take risks.

Eligibility: The Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties. Candidates with newly awarded doctorates occasionally, but rarely, meet the Foundation’s requirements for advanced research. Any applicant to the Foundation must be associated with a nonprofit organization with headquarters or a branch office in the US to process the funds. Checks are not issued directly to individuals.

Grants may be awarded for research in foreign countries but only when such applicants are US-based or associated with a US institution that will administer the grant on their behalf. The Foundation rarely considers proposals from foreign nationals studying in the US solely because they are therefore unable to qualify for federal funds.

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American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in Organic Chemistry

Organization: American Chemical Society

Award amount: $45,000

Deadline: Annually Nov 1.

Description: To recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

The award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and a $40,000 unrestricted research grant to be assigned by the recipient to any university or nonprofit institution. The recipient is required to deliver an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the fall national meeting will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: Ten Arthur C. Cope Scholars will be named annually in three categories: two who have less than ten years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholars Award; four who have 10 to 25 years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Mid Career Scholars Award; and four who have 25 plus years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award. No individual may receive a second Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. Recipients of an Arthur C. Cope Award are ineligible to be named an Arthur C. Cope Scholar.

The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, 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 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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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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The Eppley Foundation for Research Pure and Applied Science Grants

Organization: The Eppley Foundation

Award Amount: Undisclosed, but recent awards went up to $30,000

Deadline: Biannual. LOIs due 3/15 and 9/15.

Description: The Eppley Foundation for Research was incorporated in 1947 for the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.”

The Foundation does not support work in the social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad.

The Foundation does not fund work that can qualify for funding from conventional sources such as the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health, or similar agencies at the state level.

It is important to the Foundation that the work proposed be novel in its insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere. The Foundation is prepared to take risks.

Eligibility: The Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties. Candidates with newly awarded doctorates occasionally, but rarely, meet the Foundation’s requirements for advanced research. Any applicant to the Foundation must be associated with a nonprofit organization with headquarters or a branch office in the US to process the funds. Checks are not issued directly to individuals.

Grants may be awarded for research in foreign countries but only when such applicants are US-based or associated with a US institution that will administer the grant on their behalf. The Foundation rarely considers proposals from foreign nationals studying in the US solely because they are therefore unable to qualify for federal funds.

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Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Floriculture Research Grants

Organization: Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation 

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Annually April 1.

Description: The Gloeckner Foundation awards grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields at universities, colleges and Federal research institutions in the United States. The proposed research and educational projects must be of substantial importance, and the results made available to the interested public.

Grants are awarded on the basis of project outlines, including objectives as well as methods, procedures, materials, equipment and personnel involved in the project. Requests for only equipment are considered when supported by a research project outline. An application form is available from the Foundation office, or can be downloaded from our website, and upon completion should be returned to the Foundation at 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 510, Harrison, N.Y. 10528-1609.

The research grant may include, assistantships for qualified graduate students seeking advanced degrees and accepted by the university or college.

The Gloeckner Foundation does not pay any indirect costs (overhead) on its research and education grants nor faculty or principal investigator’s salary.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis, subject to review and renewal. The Foundation recognizes that research often cannot be accomplished in a single year. Grants, although approved for funding for only one year at a time, will be evaluated and considered for renewal upon receipt of a progress report, plans for the coming year, and a written request for continuation of funding.

Eligibility: See the complete RFP for eligibility criteria.

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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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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Organization: Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: Ongoing. Review cycles end Feb 28, Jun 30, Oct 31. 

Description: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund was established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the conservation field, and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

To that end, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts without discrimination on the basis of region or species. Priority will be given to in situ species conservation work, but the fund will consider ex situ projects where the project is demonstrated to be critical to the survival of the species concerned.

Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply for a grant.

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Moore Foundation Investigators in Experimental Physics Initiative

Organization: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Moore Investigators Experimental Physics Initiative will provide five years of research support to scientists who are at least five and not more than ten years past their initial faculty appointment in a U.S. university. In addition to research funds for each investigator, there will be an instrumentation fund available to each cohort of investigators. The investigators will also convene each year to help stimulate their research and break down barriers between fields.

Over the next eleven years, the new initiative will select and support outstanding individual investigators, and provide them with access to an instrumentation fund, to support cutting-edge research in experimental physics and improve scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition, the foundation will host convocations and interactions among the investigators to unleash creativity through exchanging ideas, and fostering collaboration that will lead to insightful experiments and new discoveries. The initiative has also been intentionally designed to include incentives for investigators to promote diversity in physics, astrophysics, and geophysics.

Eligibility: Supports scientists who are at least five and not more than ten years past their initial faculty appointment in a U.S. university. See the funding opportunity for additional eligibility criteria.

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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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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 Grant Program

OrganizationWhitehall Foundation

Award amount: $30,000-$75,000

Deadline: Ongoing. LOIs due January, April and October.

Description: The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation’s policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.

Eligibility: The Foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. Consideration is given, however, to applicants of all ages. The chief criteria for support are the quality and creativity of the research as well as the commitment of the Principal Investigator (a minimum time allocation of 20% is required). The principal investigator must hold no less than the position of assistant professor, or the equivalent, in order to participate in the application process. The applicant need not be in a tenure track position but must be an independent researcher and have Principal Investigator status at their institution, usually construed as having lab space independent of another Principal Investigator.

The Foundation does not award funds to investigators who have substantial existing or potential support, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. Applications may be held in abeyance until the results of other funding decisions are determined. While it is difficult to assign a specific dollar amount to this policy and each case is unique, the Foundation currently defines “substantial” as approximately $200,000 per year (including both direct and indirect expense but excluding the Principal Investigator’s salary).

The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

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