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The Private Funding Opportunity (PFO) Database contains a calendar of corporate, foundation and association funding opportunities that are targeted for CSU College of Natural Sciences faculty members.

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Award Name Early Career Organization Award Amount External Deadline Description
2018 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards 0 McKnight Foundation These awards support scientists working on new and unusual approaches to understanding brain function. The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences...

These awards support scientists working on new and unusual approaches to understanding brain function. The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. It does not support research based primarily on existing techniques.
The Endowment Fund is especially interested in how technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are invited.
Established in 1999, the Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards provide up to $100,000 per year for two years. Each year, up to three awards are given. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities but not the recipient's salary. 

Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize 0 American Psychological Foundation $20,000 April 15, 2018 This grant supports “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia (delusional diso...

This grant supports “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia (delusional disorder).

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.

The APF Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize recognizes “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). The prize was established to honor the late Alexander Gralnick, MD, and to reflect the breadth of his accomplishments and contributions in the field of serious mental illness. Dr. Gralnick was a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he received the American Psychiatric Association’s Distinguished Service Award and the Service to the Mentally Ill Award of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The prize aims to carry on Dr. Gralnick’s legacy by facilitating research by doctoral-level investigators in the area of serious mental illness.

Goals:

  • To encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness.

  • To encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field.

  • To provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.

Eligibility

  • A doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness.

  • A record of significant involvement in training and development of more junior investigators.

  • An affiliation with an accredited college, university or other research/treatment institution.

* Alzheimer's Association Research Grant 1 Alzheimer's Disease Association, Inc. $150,000 May 10, 2018 The Alzheimer’s Association Research program aims to fund investigators who are less than 15 years past their doctoral or medical degree or investigators that are new to Alzheimer&rsqu...

The Alzheimer’s Association Research program aims to fund investigators who are less than 15 years past their doctoral or medical degree or investigators that are new to Alzheimer’s and related dementia field of research. The purpose of this program is to provide funding for innovative ideas that will develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses.

* APF Visionary Grant 1 American Psychological Foundation April 1, 2018 APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, educationand intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems inthe following priority areas: U...

APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education
and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in
the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between
behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reducing stigma and prejudice to
promote unity and harmony; understanding and preventing violence to create a safer,
more humane world; and supporting programs that address the long-term psychological
needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applicants must: be a
graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral) and
have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

ASA Fellowship 0 American Statistical Association ASA Fellows The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total associati...

ASA Fellows

The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year.

Individuals are nominated by their ASA-member peers. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The Committee on Fellows evaluates each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of statistical science and places due weight on the following:

  • Published works
  • Position held with employer
  • ASA activities
  • Membership and accomplishments in other societies
  • Professional activities
Ball Award - Spring Cycle 0 Ball Foundation $10,000 March 4, 2018 The Ball Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in STEM education. The Foundation awards grants in the communities surrounding Broomfield, Colorado, the location...

The Ball Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in STEM education. The Foundation awards grants in the communities surrounding Broomfield, Colorado, the location of Ball’s corporate headquarters.

STEM Education: We believe education is vital to social and economic development because it gives people in our communities the knowledge and skills they need to achieve employment and economic security in our rapidly changing, global economy. To help keep our communities and our business competitive and prosperous, we support formal educational opportunities for K-12 education, higher education, business-education partnerships, and other local needs. The Foundation focuses its education funding on:

  • STEM Education: Special focus on K-12 and higher education programs geared towards encouraging and preparing students for careers in engineering.
  • Diversity: Programs that support diversity in by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender or economic status.
Basic Research Grant Program 0 Rett Syndrome Research Foundation $150,000 Rolling Research grants for international biomedical research to promote the understanding of MeCP2 in the pathogenesis of the neurobehavioral phenotype of Rett syndrome (RTT). We seek to gain a better unders...

Research grants for international biomedical research to promote the understanding of MeCP2 in the pathogenesis of the neurobehavioral phenotype of Rett syndrome (RTT). We seek to gain a better understanding of the underlying pathology of the disorder leading to an amelioration of the symptoms and a cure for RTT.  The two year Regular research grant awards are meant to (1) provide seed money for research that encompasses innovative therapeutic approaches and cutting-edge diagnostic techniques, (2) design to assist investigators establish careers in fields relevant to Rett syndrome research, and (3) lead to follow-on funding from other agencies.

Funding:

  • The maximum funding for this Regular Research grants is $150,000 for two years ($75,000 per year).
  • Grants are made for technical support, supplies, equipment and relevant travel.  PI salary support may be included, but limited to 20% of the total award.
  • Indirect costs of up to 10% of direct costs may be included within the request amount.
  • Second year funding is non-competitive but is based on review of the first year’s progress reports.
Best Overall Paper 0 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
Best Paper 0 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Breakthroughs in Gerontology 0 American Federation for Aging Research $300,000 over 3 years The Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) award supports research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental...
The Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) award supports research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. Projects which build on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span are also considered. Applicants must be full-time faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. A strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level is a requirement. o be competitive at the Assistant Professor level, a candidate would be expected to have established R01 or equivalent funding.
* Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 1 Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. $75,000 February 8, 2018 The program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at...

The program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. 

Cancer Research Grants Program 0 Cancer League of Colorado, Inc. $30,000 March 1, 2018 The purpose of Cancer League’s Cancer Research Grants Program is to support exceptional research projects that will help lead to the conquest of cancer. Projects in laboratory, clinical, or canc...

The purpose of Cancer League’s Cancer Research Grants Program is to support exceptional research projects that will help lead to the conquest of cancer. Projects in laboratory, clinical, or cancer control research will be considered for funding. Particular emphasis will be placed on support of independent junior investigators, post-doctoral and research fellows (M.D. or Ph.D. certified), and pilot studies that will become eligible for further funding through conventional support mechanisms. High quality collaborative projects will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on those projects that explore highly innovative, unconventional or high-risk approaches to cancer research and projects with special significance to cancer in Colorado.

CAREER Award 0 National Science Foundation
* Career Development Awards (CDA) 1 Melanoma Research Foundation $50,000 March 1, 2018 The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging and treatment. The CDAs provide fundin...

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging and treatment. The CDAs provide funding of up to $50,000 per year for two years to junior investigators. Researchers who are beginning a research career focused on melanoma and have not yet established strong federal funding for their research are eligible. The use of relevant genetic models and/or human derived tumor samples is highly encouraged.

Applicants who are postdoctoral fellows must have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience and must not have previously received any major grant support (e.g. from ACS, NIH, NCI or DoD)

Applicants who are not postdoctoral fellows may have a title of Research Associate, Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent. For individuals in this category, previous grant support (e.g. K08, etc.) is allowed.

Proposed research is highly encouraged, but not required, to use relevant genetic models and, as applicable, human melanoma tumor samples

CBE Outstanding Teacher 0 CSU Department of CBE
* CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 1 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) $100,000 May 20, 2018 The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program invites outstanding early career investigators to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex challenges facin...

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program invites outstanding early career investigators to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. 

Global Scholars receive $100,000 CDN in undesignated research support. These funds are intended to support a Scholar's capacity to conduct research. Possible uses include, but are not limited to: teaching release, student support, and research assistant salaries. In addition, Global Scholars become full members in one of CIFAR’s research programs for two years. In this capacity, Global Scholars have the opportunity to interact closely with a network of some of the most internationally renowned investigators working on complex challenges from a range of disciplinary perspectives. By meeting two to three times per year, in cities across Canada and in other parts of the world, CIFAR’s programs regularly spark collaboration and inspiration that leads to new research directions. Global Scholars are personally mentored by fellows in the program. CIFAR assists in finding an appropriate match that ensures each Global Scholar is fully integrated into their CIFAR research program, and receives guidance and advice on areas of interest (e.g. research directions, career development).

To be eligible for this program, applicants must: • Hold a PhD, or equivalent terminal degree. • Be employed no more than five years in their first full-time faculty appointment, including both research and teaching responsibilities, at an institution of higher education or research. Typically, applicants will be at an Assistant Professor level or equivalent in other academic systems. NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply to this program. • Be appointed to their first faculty position no earlier than May 1, 2012. Special consideration may be given to those with exceptional circumstances or leaves.

Collaborative Research Travel Grants 0 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $15,000 June 1, 2018 The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists and trainees (postdocs or fellows) at...

The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists and trainees (postdocs or fellows) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.  Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.  Special consideration will be given to applicants who have doctorate level training in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences and are working on biomedical problems.

CSB Foundation Grants 0 Colorado State Bank and Trust - BOKF Foundation $5,000+ Rolling We continue to fulfill our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship through financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer time from our employees. We support programs that encoura...

We continue to fulfill our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship through financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer time from our employees. We support programs that encourage the charitable generosity and volunteer spirit of our employees.

BOK Financial contributions are budgeted on an annual calendar basis. We accept online charitable contribution/grant applications throughout the year.

Our Mission: Giving Back Everyday
To wisely invest BOK Financial contributions in programs that enhance quality of life and economic well being in the communities where BOK Financial operates and where our employees work and live in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Qualifying Organizations:

  • Health and Human Service:  Organizations with a priority to programs whose work primarily benefits low and moderate income individuals. Those organizations may be involved in a variety of issues including child care, health services, housing, education, and basic needs assistance
  • Education:  Organizations with a primary focus to promote academic achievement to low and moderate income students; public school foundations; BOK Financial "Partners in Education Schools" and "Adopt-a-Schools"
  • Civic Enhancement:  Organizations that may not fall under the Health and Human Service category but provide a benefit to the community and its residents
  • Economic Development: Organizations focused on the sustained, concerted actions of policy makers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area
  • Arts & Culture: Organizations which enhance a community's quality of life such as cultural arts, civic projects and other activities that help provide diverse opportunities for a community's residents
CSU Best Teacher 0 CSU Alumni Association
* Damon Runyon Fellowship 1 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation $230,000 March 15, 2018 The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply...
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. 
DARPA-BAA-16-42 Prometheus Grant 0 US Grants The DOD-DARPA-BTO in the science and technology and other research and development sector is offering a public funding opportunity titled "Prometheus" and is now available to receive appli...
  • The DOD-DARPA-BTO in the science and technology and other research and development sector is offering a public funding opportunity titled "Prometheus" and is now available to receive applicants.
  • Interested and eligible applicants and submit their applications by referencing the CFDA number(s): 12.910.
  • This funding opportunity was created on Jun 15, 2016 and posted on Jun 15, 2016.
  • Applicants must submit their applications by Aug 02, 2016.
  • Eligible applicants include: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled Additional Information on Eligibility.
Early Career Faculty Award 0 University of Idaho
Eating Disorders Research Grants Program 0 Klarman Family Foundation $750,000 March 10, 2018 The Eating Disorders Research Grants Program funds research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Stro...
The Eating Disorders Research Grants Program funds research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Strongly encouraged are applications that bridge the gap between human and animal research, and collaborative applications with deep engagement of both neuroscientists and clinical researchers. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment. Researchers with a strong track record in another field who can bring a new approach to eating disorders research remain a priority. 
Emerging Leader Award 0 Bay Area Lyme Foundation $250,000 February 28, 2018 Emerging Leader Awards recognize both established and up-and-coming researchers bringing new approaches and creative thinking to the field of Lyme disease. The $250,000 ELA grant targets veteran scien...

Emerging Leader Awards recognize both established and up-and-coming researchers bringing new approaches and creative thinking to the field of Lyme disease. The $250,000 ELA grant targets veteran scientific talent with the title of associate professor or above who have not previously worked in Lyme disease research. Applicants must be at a US academic institution or corporate equivalent and propose to apply their work in other fields to therapeutics or diagnostics in Lyme disease. The $100,000 ELA grant is offered to researchers in academia or the private sector who are currently at the post-doctoral level through the assistant professor level, or equivalent. Applicants must have identified a defined approach to improving diagnostics or therapies for Lyme disease.

Energy and Climate 0 William & Flora Hewlett Foundation $20,000+ Rolling GOAL - To ensure that energy is produced and used cleanly and efficiently, with limited impacts on human health and the environment, and that global average temperatures increase less than 2°...

GOAL - To ensure that energy is produced and used cleanly and efficiently, with limited impacts on human health and the environment, and that global average temperatures increase less than 2°C to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grant 0 American Psychological Foundation $1000-$50000 Esther Katz Rosen Fund grants enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and progra...

Esther Katz Rosen Fund grants enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area. Applicants must be affiliated with a school or education institution and hold a doctoral degree from, or be a graduate student at, an accredited university for research proposals. Graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply.

Excellence in Science Award 0 U.S. Geological Survey
* F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize 1 American Psychological Foundation $25,000 March 1, 2018 The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize is given biennially to recognize and support the efforts of an early career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to adv...

The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize is given biennially to recognize and support the efforts of an early career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to advance, either empirically or theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind. The research may address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods.

The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Prize:

  • Advances a unified understanding of the human mind/brain through empirical and/or theoretical research.
  • Encourages promising young researchers to pursue careers in related fields.

As stated in his original bequest, Dr. McGuigan sought to develop a unified conception of brain and behavior:

“The principal purpose... is to support research, to explicate (in Carnap’s sense) the concept of the human mind. The approach must be a materialistic one fostering both empirical and theoretical research. Empirical research would primarily be psychophysiological, but physiological and behavioral research may also qualify for support.”

Foundation Funds Projects in biological and physical sciences 0 Eppley Foundation for Research Up to $25,000 May 2, 2018 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 abroa...
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 Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties.
FTD Biomarkers Initiative 0 Association for Frontotemporal Dementias $250,000 April 10, 2018 The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is pleased to announce a global Request for Proposals to accelerate the discovery of biomarkers for FTD. Biomarkers are critical for accurately d...

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is pleased to announce a global Request for Proposals to accelerate the discovery of biomarkers for FTD. Biomarkers are critical for accurately diagnosing disease and for designing clinical trials. The current absence of biomarkers for FTD is a major impediment to developing therapies for this devastating disease. With generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the FTD Biomarkers Initiative aims to fund research directed toward discovering and developing robust biomarkers that will accelerate the search for effective treatments.

 

Focus: 

  • Disorders across the FTD spectrum (behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and FTD with motor neuron disease)
  • Any underlying pathological mechanism
  • Any approach with potential translational impact
  • All stages of development, from preclinical to advanced
Genetics 0 John Templeton Foundation $150,000+ Rolling The program seeks to aggressively accelerate the rate of progress in genetics by funding novel approaches and contrarian research, especially research that is undervalued by traditional funding source...

The program seeks to aggressively accelerate the rate of progress in genetics by funding novel approaches and contrarian research, especially research that is undervalued by traditional funding sources. In addition to basic and translational research, the department is also committed to supporting educational programs that increase public awareness throughout the world about how genetics-related research and its applications can advance human flourishing at the individual, familial, and societal levels. Specific areas of funding interest at this time include the following:

Human Development and Physical Health - This theme supports non-incremental and highly ambitious projects which advance progress related to human evolution and development, the results of which may lead to an empowered sense of personal health and wellbeing.

Behavioral Genetics and Epigenetics - Programs under this theme will support basic research that uncovers the molecular mechanisms influencing behaviors which make us distinct from other humans at an emotive, cognitive and psychological level.

Critical Emerging Technologies in Genetics - Significant advancements in biomedical research are driven in part by the creation of novel technologies which open horizons of further inquiry.

George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service 0 CSU College of Engineering
Gerber Research Grants - Summer Cycle 0 Gerber Foundation $100,000+ June 1, 2018 Concept Paper: 6/1 Full Proposal: 8/15 The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects having a significant impact on issues facing infants an...

Concept Paper: 6/1

Full Proposal: 8/15

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age.

Grants will be awarded for research focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may include etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved or less invasive therapies, care, or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventative measures.

Halliburton Foundation - University Advisory Board (UAB) Grant Program 0 Halliburton Foundation $25,000 May 25, 2018 Previous Funding Interests - Science Education, Physics, Engineering, Bridge Programs, Social Services.

Previous Funding Interests - Science Education, Physics, Engineering, Bridge Programs, Social Services.

HeART (Help Accelerate RTT Therapeutics) Grant Program 0 Rett Syndrome Research Foundation $150,000 Rolling HeART (Help Accelerate RTT Therapeutics) grant awards are designed to promote the development and testing of therapeutics to treat and reverse Rett syndrome (RTT). Awards will be provided for cell-bas...

HeART (Help Accelerate RTT Therapeutics) grant awards are designed to promote the development and testing of therapeutics to treat and reverse Rett syndrome (RTT). Awards will be provided for cell-based assay development, early-stage drug discovery and development, early stage medicinal chemistry efforts on high value candidate therapeutics, cell-based screening of candidate therapeutics and follow-on early-stage in vivo testing. Grant applications for exploratory studies towards development of biomarkers or objective clinical outcome measures will also be considered. The goal of this award mechanism is to provide seed funding for early stage drug discovery and development efforts.

We encourage novel research programs that broadly encompass the following areas of unmet need:

  • Design, synthesis and testing of potential disease modifying therapeutics to treat or reverse RTT
  • Testing of existing therapeutics both in vitro and in vivo to repurpose their use in RTT
  • Development and/or validation of in vitro and in vivo models of RTT for therapeutic testing
  • Development and/or validation of novel biomarkers for objective clinical trials outcome measures
  • Testing of IND-ready therapeutics in pilot clinical trials
HHMI Investigator Program 0 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) $500,000 June 1, 2018 HHMI Investigators identify and pursue significant biological questions in a rigorous and deep manner. They develop new tools and methods that enable creative experimental approaches to biologica...

HHMI Investigators identify and pursue significant biological questions in a rigorous and deep manner. They develop new tools and methods that enable creative experimental approaches to biological questions, when necessary bringing to bear concepts or techniques from other disciplines. They forge links between basic biology and medicine, opening new pathways for disease diagnosis and drug discovery.

The program seeks researchers who bring innovative approaches to the study of many different biological problems through the biomedical disciplines of genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience as well as adjacent fields of biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Plant scientists, evolutionary biologists, and patient-oriented researchers are also in the ranks of current investigators. 

Each investigator receives his or her full salary, benefits, and a research budget from HHMI. Appointment is for a five-year term, which may be renewed after an exacting review process.

* Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program 1 Leukemia Research Foundation $100,000 Rolling The LRF provides research grants to scientists around the world. The LRF exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals who are beginning to establish their own laboratories and are no longer under...

The LRF provides research grants to scientists around the world. The LRF exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals who are beginning to establish their own laboratories and are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor., These one year grants are $100,000 each that allows innovative scientists to act on their ideas, and try new procedures and experiments that will lead to significant breakthroughs.

Innovation Award 0 University of Idaho
Innovation in Regulatory Science 0 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 March 15, 2018 BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that wi...

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund identified Innovation in Regulatory Science as an important, underfunded area. This initiative is designed to provide financial support to stimulate research efforts in this area.  The program's focus is on providing support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions FDA and others make.  This would necessarily draw upon the talents of individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and systems pharmacology, to name a few.

* John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant 1 American Psychological Foundation $20,000 The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Appl...

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Applicants must be an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years postdoctoral with a degree from an accredited university).

Life Sciences 0 John Templeton Foundation $150,000+ Rolling The Foundation supports projects investigating the evolution and fundamental nature of life, human life, and mind, especially as they relate to issues of meaning and purpose. Projects are welcome from...

The Foundation supports projects investigating the evolution and fundamental nature of life, human life, and mind, especially as they relate to issues of meaning and purpose. Projects are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the biological sciences, neuroscience, archeology, and paleontology.

Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences 0 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
* Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences 1 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) $50,000 March 1, 2018 The Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences seeks to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. In addition to resea...
The Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences seeks to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, or any chemistry-related field no more than 10 years ago. Applicants must have a "full-time" career-track appointment. More than one applicant from the same institution can apply for this award, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. Applicants must be women who are American-born, a naturalized citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
Mathematical and Physical Sciences 0 John Templeton Foundation $150,000+ Rolling The Foundation supports innovative projects that focus on foundational questions in mathematics or that seek a deeper understanding of the nature of reality within the realm of physics, cosmology, ast...

The Foundation supports innovative projects that focus on foundational questions in mathematics or that seek a deeper understanding of the nature of reality within the realm of physics, cosmology, astronomy, chemistry, or other physical sciences. All grant applications must be completed and submitted electronically through the Templeton Portal.

* Neuroscience Investigator Awards 1 New York Stem Cell Foundation $1.5 million over five years February 21, 2018 Neuroscience Investigator Awards support bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cel...

Neuroscience Investigator Awards support bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive, and translational neuroscience, broadly interpreted. Applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells. To be eligible, candidates must: have an MD, PhD or DPhil; be within 5 years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2018; have demonstrated ability to independently supervise staff and research; and have a publication record containing articles that are innovative and high impact.

New Phytologist Trust Innovation Grants 0 The New Phytologist Trust $10,000+ Rolling The New Phytologist Trust provides small grants to assist innovation and advancement in plant science. 

The New Phytologist Trust provides small grants to assist innovation and advancement in plant science. 

NIH Grant 0 National Institutes of Health $1,500,000.00 The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Amberg a five-year, $1.5 million grant to study calcium channels in the pituitary cells known as gonadotropes. These cells are responsible for produc...

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Amberg a five-year, $1.5 million grant to study calcium channels in the pituitary cells known as gonadotropes. These cells are responsible for producing key reproductive hormones that, when dysfunctional, can lead to infertility, tumor growth and other disorders.

NIH RO1 Grant 0 National Institutes of Health
NSF Grant 0 National Science Foundation Zinta Byrne: 2015-2020 NSF-1519438 IUSE/PFE-RED: Revolutionizing Roles to Reimagine Integrated Systems of Engineering Formation (CO-PI): $1,988,663  Mark Bradley:  NSF Award --- Ion...

Zinta Byrne:

  • 2015-2020 NSF-1519438 IUSE/PFE-RED: Revolutionizing Roles to Reimagine Integrated Systems of Engineering Formation (CO-PI): $1,988,663

 Mark Bradley: 

  • NSF Award --- Ion Sculpting of Multilayer Gratings for Extreme Ultraviolet Applications (PI: Carmen Menoni. Co-PI: Mark Bradley) 2015
  • NSF Award --- Self-Assembled Nanoscale Patterns Produced by Ion Bombardment of Solid Surfaces (PI: Mark Bradley. Co-PI: Patrick Shipman) 2013
Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant 0 Brain Research Foundation $50,000 Proposals are sought for the development of novel, translational research that will help accelerate the understanding of the mechanisms associated with opioid use disorders and addiction, targeted to...

Proposals are sought for the development of novel, translational research that will help accelerate the understanding of the mechanisms associated with opioid use disorders and addiction, targeted to medication development for new relapse reduction therapeutics. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty, working in the area of study of opioid addiction.

Performance Award 0 USDA Agricultural Research Service
Physics Dissertation Awards 0 American Physical Society $2,500 Rolling 14 Physics Dissertation Awards at $2,500 per award. Each award has different nomination and award criteria. 1. Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics 2. Carl E. Anderson...

14 Physics Dissertation Awards at $2,500 per award. Each award has different nomination and award criteria.

1. Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics

2. Carl E. Anderson Division of Laser Science Dissertation Award

3. Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics

4. Dissertation Award in Hadronic Physics

5. Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics

6. J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics

7. Justin Jankunas Doctoral Dissertation Award in Chemical Physics

8. Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

9. Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics

10. Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics

11. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Astrophysics

12. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics

13. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award

14. Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics

Postdoctoral Fellows Award 0 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation $55,000 Rolling The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is intended to support post-M.D., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows at research institutions across the United States, who are judged t...

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is intended to support post-M.D., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows at research institutions across the United States, who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.

Postdoctoral Fellowship 0 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Research Awards 0 Melanoma Research Alliance $125,000 Rolling Melanoma is a leading cause of new cancers, and more effective options for patients and those at risk are urgently needed. Recent scientific and clinical advances have provided new hope, but much work...

Melanoma is a leading cause of new cancers, and more effective options for patients and those at risk are urgently needed. Recent scientific and clinical advances have provided new hope, but much work remains to be done to end suffering and death from melanoma. The Melanoma Research Alliance seeks proposals for high-impact translational research from scientists and clinicians around the world.

Research Grant 0 Future of Life Institute Up to $400,000 February 25, 2018 2018 International AI Safety Grants Competition is limited to research that aims to help maximize the societal benefits of artificial general intelligence, explicitly focusing not on the standard goal...

2018 International AI Safety Grants Competition is limited to research that aims to help maximize the societal benefits of artificial general intelligence, explicitly focusing not on the standard goal of making AI more capable, but on making it more robust and/or beneficial. Project Grants will each fund a small group of collaborators at one or more research institutions for a focused research project of up to three years duration.

Research Grant 0 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Research Grant 0 Eppley Foundation for Research Up to $30,000 September 15, 2018 3/15/2018 LOI OR 9/15/2018 LOI Proposals are sought for advanced research in the fields of chemistry, physics, andbiology. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations,endan...

3/15/2018 LOI OR 9/15/2018 LOI

Proposals are sought for advanced research in the fields of chemistry, physics, and
biology. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations,
endangered species and ecosystems in the U.S. and abroad, and climate change. 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. 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.

Research Grant 0 American Educational Research Association $20,000 for 1 yr; $35,00 for 2 yrs AERA invites education­-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to: educat...
AERA invites education­-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to: education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues. Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Research Grant 0 Searle Freedom Trust Up to $100,000 April 16, 2018 Searle Freedom Trust seeks to develop solutions to the country’s most important and challenging domestic policy issues, investing primarily in scholarship that results in the publication o...
Searle Freedom Trust seeks to develop solutions to the country’s most important and challenging domestic policy issues, investing primarily in scholarship that results in the publication of books, journal articles, and policy papers. Funding is typically provided in the form of research grants, fellowships, and other types of targeted project support. Areas of interest include:  Tax and budget policy; Cost-benefit analysis of regulatory practices and proposals; The workings of the legal system; Environmental policy; Social welfare reform; K-12 and higher education policy.
* Research Grant - Spring Cycle 1 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation $100,000+ April 30, 2018 The foundation provides support to investigators in nonprofit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages gra...

The foundation provides support to investigators in nonprofit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers.

Research in Pairs Grant 0 Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach Henry Adams: Research in Pairs Grant from the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach, on Behavior of geometric complexes as the scale increases, with MichaB Adamaszek, 2015.

Henry Adams: Research in Pairs Grant from the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach, on Behavior of geometric complexes as the scale increases, with MichaB Adamaszek, 2015.

Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship 0 Stanford University
Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Grant 0 United States Department of Energy $8,500,000 The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program mission is to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capability to analyze, model, simulate and predict complex phenomena...

The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program mission is to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capability to analyze, model, simulate and predict complex phenomena important to the Department of Energy and the advancement of science.

Senior Scientist Mentor Program 0 Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. $20,000 May 18, 2018 The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. Faculty with emeritus status on or before July 20...

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. Faculty with emeritus status on or before July 2016, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences, may apply to the program. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support.

The Senior Scientist Mentor Program is open to all academic institutions in the States that grant a bachelor's degree or higher in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. More than one application per department or institution is permitted.

Stanford Centennial Teaching Assistant Award 0 Stanford University
STEM Education Grant 0 Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Inc. $10,000 Rolling STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is vital to the futures of the youth in our community and is not exclusive to STEM focused careers. In order to grow Rotary’s support o...

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is vital to the futures of the youth in our community and is not exclusive to STEM focused careers. In order to grow Rotary’s support of STEM education, the four Fort Collins Rotary Clubs have set up a STEM Education Fund. 

KEY ELEMENTS:

  • Equal access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities
  • Development and support of educators to ensure a high capacity to teach STEM disciplines
  • Development and support of instruction that captures students’ interest and involves them in STEM practices
  • Purchase of tools and equipment necessary to effectively educate across STEM disciplines
  • Create learning environments that support effective STEM instruction.
STEM Higher Education - Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000+ Rolling Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women are underrepresented among M.S. and Ph.D. recipients in the natural sciences, techn...

Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women are underrepresented among M.S. and Ph.D. recipients in the natural sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a trend that continues throughout the academic pipeline–from starting assistant professors to senior academic administrators.  Grantmaking in this Foundation program aims to increase the diversity of higher education in STEM fields through college and university initiatives to support the education and professional advancement of high-achieving scholars from underrepresented groups.

Grantmaking is divided into two subprograms:

Sloan Minority Ph.D. program (MPHD) aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who graduate from Ph.D. programs in STEM fields through the support of a select number of University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs). UCEMS are campus-based initiatives that provide scholarships, mentoring, and other professional support to minority graduate students in STEM.

Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) provides fellowships and administrative funding to four regional centers that foster supportive, interconnected communities devoted to successfully matriculating American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

In addition, this program makes a number of grants supporting select initiatives that promote the education and professional advancement of women and underrepresented minorities within STEM fields in academe.

The MPHD and SIGP programs are administered by longtime Foundation partner, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), which receives applications, selects students for scholarships, administers awards, and supports recruitment efforts by participating faculty.

 

STEM Higher Education - The Science of Learning STEM 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000+ Rolling Grantmaking in this program aims to improve the quality of higher education in STEM fields through the support of original, high-quality research on the factors affecting undergraduate and graduate st...

Grantmaking in this program aims to improve the quality of higher education in STEM fields through the support of original, high-quality research on the factors affecting undergraduate and graduate student learning and retention in STEM fields.  

STEM Research - Chemistry of Indoor Environments 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000 Rolling The Chemistry of Indoor Environments program aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistr...

The Chemistry of Indoor Environments program aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy.

Grants in this program aim to:

  • Generate new knowledge by directly supporting original, high-quality research to identify indoor chemical sources, characterize the chemical and physical transformations taking place indoors, and determine how indoor chemistry is shaped by building attributes and occupancy;
  • Develop a modeling consortium to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to integrate findings;
  • Build a thriving, multidisciplinary research community of chemists; environmental, civil, and mechanical engineers; architects; atmospheric scientists; microbiologists; and environmental health experts that will endure beyond the program’s timeline;
  • Train the next generation of scholars through educating and engaging graduate and postgraduate researchers;
  • Develop community-wide research protocols, and norms.
  • Advance capacity for discovery through development of new tools for data collection, sampling, analysis, and visualization;
STEM Research - Deep Carbon 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000+ Rolling This program aims to revolutionize our understanding of the quantities, movements, distribution, and properties of deep Earth carbon and its roles in the origin and limits of life, the creation of hyd...

This program aims to revolutionize our understanding of the quantities, movements, distribution, and properties of deep Earth carbon and its roles in the origin and limits of life, the creation of hydrocarbons, and the global carbon cycle.  To achieve this end, Sloan grantmaking spearheaded the creation of a multidisciplinary international network of more than 1000 geoscientists and technologists, the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), that will

  • Benchmark the current state of our understanding of deep carbon;
  • Develop and execute an ambitious, intellectually rigorous research agenda;
  • Cooperatively raise funding and execute that research agenda;
  • Synthesize and disseminate findings to the larger scientific community and the public;
  • Strengthen the geophysical research community through the training of the next generation of young geoscientists and through the development of new instruments, models, and analytical methods.

Headquartered at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and led by geologist Robert Hazen, the DCO is divided into four research communities, each focused on a different area of deep carbon research:

  • The Extreme Physics and Chemistry community explores how the high temperatures and pressures deep in Earth alter the physical and chemical properties of carbon.
  • The Reservoirs and Fluxes community focuses on where the carbon is, how much there is of it, and how and why it moves both within the mantle and between the mantle, the crust, and the surface.
  • The Deep Energy community examines the abundance, distribution, and origins of abiotic hydrocarbons and reactions between water and rock that produce energy;
  • The Deep Life directorate seeks to characterize the exotic microbial communities in the deep earth, how they survive, and their relation to life on the surface.
STEM Research - Microbiology of the Built Environment 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000+ Rolling People average 23 hours a day indoors where we breathe and come in contact with trillions of microorganisms—tiny life forms invisible to the naked eye. Human beings ourselves are composted of te...

People average 23 hours a day indoors where we breathe and come in contact with trillions of microorganisms—tiny life forms invisible to the naked eye. Human beings ourselves are composted of ten times as many microbial cells as human cells and we are constantly shedding, acquiring and indeed sharing microbes.

Historically environmental research and policy have focused on natural or urban outdoor environments. Little is known about the complex microbial ecosystems found in the built environment. The goal of the Microbiology of the Built Environment program is to grow a new field of scientific inquiry.

Over the next five years, Sloan's objectives are as follows:

  1. To push the research frontier including the development of standardized techniques and protocols, and to educate a small leadership cohort through a multidisciplinary university-based Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, led by Jessica Green, Brendan Bohannan, and Charlie Brown.
  2. To build a national, multidisciplinary community by establishing a network of scientists, engineers, and architects working on these issues through theMicrobiology of the Built Environment Network at the University of California, Davis, led by Jonathan Eisen.
  3. To improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories through a consortium of four institutions: University of Chicago (Folker Meyer), Marine Biological Laboratory(Mitch Sogin), University of Colorado(Rob Knight), and University of California, Riverside(Jason Stajich).  
  4. To demonstrate the excitement and value of the field by supporting a small number of research targets of opportunity.
  5. To convince traditional U.S. government funding agencies to include research on the built environment in their research plans by developing a compelling, widely accepted research agenda.
Substance Abuse Research Awards 0 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $10,000+ Rolling The majority of our funding is devoted to our priority areas. Our six initiatives are: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV a...

The majority of our funding is devoted to our priority areas. Our six initiatives are: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting older youth in foster care, and strengthening congregations of Catholic Sisters.

 

Superior Performance Award 0 U.S. Geological Survey The Superior Service Award (SSA) was established in 1971 and is a departmental honor award granted for significant acts, services, or achievements that materially aid or affect the successful accompli...

The Superior Service Award (SSA) was established in 1971 and is a departmental honor award granted for significant acts, services, or achievements that materially aid or affect the successful accomplishment of the Department and the Bureau's mission. The SSA recognizes the employee's accomplishment of a particularly difficult or important mission operation or assignment/project in a manner that reflects favorably on the individual or the bureau; development of a new procedure or process that results in substantially increased productivity, efficiency or economy of operation; innovations of significance which further bureau programs; or for any other aspect of superior performance related to assigned duties and deemed to be deserving of special recognition. The SSA is signed by the Director.

Target Validation Awards 0 Michael J. Fox Foundation $100,000 May 10, 2018 Target Validation awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. These awards are well-suited to projects wher...

Target Validation awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. These awards are well-suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling but where limited and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research.

Target Validation Awards also support projects addressing roadblocks and knowledge gaps in understanding biological mechanisms associated with high-priority PD targets already supported by a strong body of validation data: alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, GBA, Nurr1, parkin and trophic factors.

The Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program 0 Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation SRA: $105,300 up to 3 years; CDA $90,000 April 1, 2018 The Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows) provides grants of up to $20,000 to support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit hu...
The Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows) provides grants of up to $20,000 to support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest include: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The principal investigator (PI) must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
The Misk Grand Challenge 0 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Up to $100,000 May 2, 2018 The Misk Grand Challenges program is seeking proposals in two areas: 1) Reinventing teaching and school leadership; and 2) Activating Global Citizenship. For the Education program area, they see...
The Misk Grand Challenges program is seeking proposals in two areas: 1) Reinventing teaching and school leadership; and 2) Activating Global Citizenship. For the Education program area, they seek new innovative ideas that transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in the future. These ideas may just be in an ideation stage or may have been tested in a small scale already, but require seed funding to demonstrate their theory of change and potential for impact. For the Global Citizenship goal, they are seek to test and implement concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health and well-being, Quality education, Gender equality, Clean water and sanitation.
* Webb-Waring Biomedical Research 1 Boettcher Foundation $235,000 March 31, 2018 The Webb-Waring Foundation, which has supported biomedical research in Colorado for decades, entrusted the Boettcher Foundation with its assets in 2008. As part of an innovative agreement, the Bo...

The Webb-Waring Foundation, which has supported biomedical research in Colorado for decades, entrusted the Boettcher Foundation with its assets in 2008. As part of an innovative agreement, the Boettcher Foundation agreed to match that money, paired with a contribution from the University of Colorado, to create a dedicated funding stream to support biomedical research. The resulting program, the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, continues Webb-Waring’s tradition by funding the work of promising biomedical researchers at Colorado institutions.

Recipients of Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards, or “Boettcher Investigators,” are awarded research grants of $235,000, covering up to three years of biomedical research. The grants help Boettcher Investigators establish themselves and their research. As a result, they become competitive for major awards from federal agencies and private sources.

 

Western Conservation Strategies 0 William & Flora Hewlett Foundation $20,000+ Rolling GOAL To conserve the ecological integrity of the western United States and Canada for people and wildlife. We support four strategies designed to achieve these goals across twelve U.S. states and th...

GOAL

To conserve the ecological integrity of the western United States and Canada for people and wildlife.

We support four strategies designed to achieve these goals across twelve U.S. states and three Canadian provinces:

  • Conserving land, with a goal of improving the ecological integrity of 300 million high-priority acres by 2035. The simplest definition of ecological integrity is that a place is sufficiently protected to ensure that unspoiled nature thrives
  • Improving the water flows of key rivers, with a goal of improving the ecological integrity of 8,000 high-priority river miles by 2035.
  • Increasing western clean energy, with a goal of reducing the development of fossil fuels on 85 million high-priority acres by 2035.
  • Building broad support by engaging ranchers, farmers, hunters, anglers, faith-based organizations, as well as local businesses in areas where their influence is crucial to making progress on land, river, and energy goals.

The conservation grantmaking embraces the region west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada, and includes Alaska. If you think your project or organization fits within our guidelines, you are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Please use the online Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry are accepted at any time.

Working Longer Program 0 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $75,000+ Rolling Working Longer Americans are working later in life, delaying retirement for a variety of reasons. While some continue working by choice, others needto remain in the workforce for financial reasons. R...

Working Longer

Americans are working later in life, delaying retirement for a variety of reasons. While some continue working by choice, others needto remain in the workforce for financial reasons. Regardless of their motivation, the result is that people in the United States are working beyond what conventionally is thought of as retirement age. While most studies related to this issue have focused on how individually based factors such as health status, pension plans, and financial incentives influence the decision to retire, relatively little is known about employment patterns, obstacles to employment, or the ensuing economic impact.

The Foundation’s Working Longer program began grant making in 2010 to expand and deepen our understanding of aging Americans’ work patterns. The goal is to understand a) employer practices by industry and sector; b) obstacles to continued employment of older Americans; and c) the economic consequences for both individuals and for the federal budget.

* Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research 1 Global Probiotics Council $50,000 February 20, 2018 The Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research supports young investigators in probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research who do not yet have independent funding (such as NIH R ser...
The Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research supports young investigators in probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research who do not yet have independent funding (such as NIH R series awards that are likely to progress to RO1 research awards). Proposals on dietary and nutritional approaches to improve physiological function and health status are preferred over proposals on disease pathogenesis, drugs and therapies. Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible.