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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
A. M. Turing Award 0 Association for Computing Machinery $1,000,000 November 30, 2017 The A. M. Turing Award is presented annually to an individual who has made lasting contributions of a technical nature to the computing community. Although the long-term influences of the nominee's wo...

The A. M. Turing Award is presented annually to an individual who has made lasting contributions of a technical nature to the computing community. Although the long-term influences of the nominee's work are taken into consideration, there should be a particular outstanding and trend-setting technical achievement that constitutes the principal claim to the award. Nominations for the A. M. Turing Award should be submitted using the online nomination form.

* AACR-Janssen Fellowship in Cancer Interception Research 1 American Association for Cancer Research $110,000 December 14, 2017 The AACR-Janssen Fellowship in Cancer Interception Research supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological research in the field of c...

The AACR-Janssen Fellowship in Cancer Interception Research supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological research in the field of cancer interception, which encompasses the areas of prevention, early detection, and early intervention, and to establish a successful career path in this field.

Investigators may submit only one application for the AACR-Janssen Fellowship in Cancer Interception Research but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

* AGA-Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer 1 American Gastroenterological Association $40,000 January 20, 2018 To support young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents conducting research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer. The awar...
To support young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents conducting research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer. The award is intended to supplement existing career development funding.
  • Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution.
  • Candidates research must be conducted at a North American institution.
  • AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit themembership page or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
  • Candidate must hold an NIH K series (e.g. K01, K08, K23, K99, R00) or other federal or non-federal career development award of at least four years duration. There must be at least one year remaining on the award by July 1, 2017.
  • Candidates may not hold an R01 or equivalent such as a VA Merit award; therefore, established investigators will not be considered for this award.
  • MD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
  • PhD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of your PhD and the start date of this award.
  • Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Physician/scientist investigators and candidates interested in translational research are especially encouraged to apply for this award.
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.

* Arthritis and Aging Research Grant 1 Arthritis National Research Foundation $100,000 January 10, 2018 Purpose: In a collaborative effort, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) are seeking grant applications that focus on studying the un...

Purpose: In a collaborative effort, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) are seeking grant applications that focus on studying the underlying mechanisms of the aging process as it relates to arthritis.

Applicants: Priority will be given to meritorious applications from newer, M.D. and/or Ph.D. applicants in early stage career development (equivalent to assistant professor and without serving as PI on an NIH R01 award).

 

 

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Research Program 0 Avon Foundation (Avon Foundation for Women) $150,000 January 4, 2018 The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (“Avon BCC”) continues its search for new preventive strategies to address the growing number of breast cancer cases around the globe and develop new treatme...

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (“Avon BCC”) continues its search for new preventive strategies to address the growing number of breast cancer cases around the globe and develop new treatments for those living with metastatic breast cancer today. The Research Program seeks proposals in these areas to advance understanding of causes of breast cancer, prevention and developing treatments for metastatic breast cancer.

Research questions we hope to answer to further the development of breast cancer prevention strategies include, but are not limited to, the following:

Understanding the potential causes of breast cancer and research to develop new preventative strategies

Understanding metastases and developing new treatments for metastatic breast cancer

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.
Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award 0 American Sleep Medicine Foundation November 27, 2017 Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators   Overview The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award is designed to assist established sleep investigators who...

Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators

 

Overview

The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least five years, but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely to be funded. A Bridge to Success Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award will provide support for one year to help an independent investigator stay in the field of sleep and circadian research while reapplying for external funding.

Eligibility

 

  • Sleep scientists (MD, DO, or PhD) who have been independently funded for at least five of the last seven years.  
  • Applicant has submitted at least one NIH grant proposal (or the equivalent in the VA or other federal system) during the current or prior year.  (Note: The proposal must have been for a grant suitable for a mid-career or senior investigator and must have involved a primary focus on basic, translational or clinical sleep or circadian rhythms research.)
  • The application was scored at or above the 40th percentile.
  • The applicant must have received a summary statement and priority score reflecting that their application is unlikely to receive funding and a revision will be necessary.
  • Successful applicants must be members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at the time of acceptance of the award, and membership must be maintained for the duration of the award. Applicants are encouraged to join the AASM at the time of application.
  • Individuals who receive funding through the Bridge to Success mechanism must plan to resubmit their application within one year of receipt of initial funding from the ASMF, and this timeline must be included within the application materials (see below). Since these grants are intended as bridge support, if the application is funded during the Bridge to Success award period, the applicant must notify the ASMF and any unspent funds at the start of the other award must be returned to the ASMF.
  • Applicants with more than one, current federally funded grants (e.g., >1 currently funded R01 and/or VA Merit Review) are not eligible to apply for bridge funding through this mechanism. Applicants with one current, federally funded grant must provide clear justification for why the bridge funds are needed to continue the program of research.
  • Individuals may receive only one CDA/Junior Faculty award from the ASMF. Individuals may apply for multiple awards, but may accept only one. (Note: Individuals who have received a CDA/Junior Faculty Award are encouraged to apply for ASMF strategic research awards; however, the investigator must demonstrate that there is no budgetary or scientific overlap between the CDA and SRA projects.) 

 

Award Review Criteria and Process


An award review committee appointed by the ASMF Executive Committee will evaluate and score proposals. Final funding decisions will be made by the ASMF Board of Directors. Factors that will be taken into consideration include:

  1. The critiques within the original summary statement and the likelihood that a revised application will be competitive for funding. 
  2. A clear and feasible plan for resubmission of a competitive application that is responsive to the critique of the original application (including, for example, collection of required preliminary data).
  3. The applicant’s experience and availability of resources within the applicant’s institution necessary to complete the work proposed within the Bridge to Success award. 
  4. Appropriateness of the proposed research to the ASMF mission, which can be viewed at www.discoversleep.org/AboutASMF.aspx.
  5. The anticipated relationship between the funds provided and expected outcomes.
     

Download Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Application

Application Deadline


Applications must be received by the ASMF national office by 11:59 pm Central time, November 27, 2017 for this cycle. All applications must be submitted electronically. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered for funding.

For questions about the Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators or other ASMF inquires, please contact Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator at 630-737-9700 or lbentley@discoversleep.org.

* 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 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

* 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.

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians 0 Simons Foundation $42,000 January 31, 2018 Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians stimulate collaboration in the field primarilythrough the funding of travel and related expenditures. To be eligible, applicants musthave a PhD degree and hold...

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians stimulate collaboration in the field primarily
through the funding of travel and related expenditures. To be eligible, applicants must
have a PhD degree and hold a tenure-track or tenured position within the mathematics
department at an institution of higher education based in the United States. Must have
a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals and not hold
any other external PI or PI equivalent grants of over $3,000 per year that allow for
support for travel or visitors during the collaboration grant award period, including
active other support with an end date after September 1, 2018.

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.

Community Investment Program 0 Agrium $10,000 December 1, 2017 Agrium believes in supporting the communities in which we live, work and conduct business. We focus that support on the following four areas: Youth Environment Civic, Arts & Culture Health &...

Agrium believes in supporting the communities in which we live, work and conduct business. We focus that support on the following four areas:

  • Youth
  • Environment
  • Civic, Arts & Culture
  • Health & Wellness

We see ourselves as residents, not tenants, and this support is just one of the ways we're proud to give back.

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
* 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. 
Disney Conservation Fund Annual Conservation grant 0 Disney Conservation Fund $50,000 over 2 years November 17, 2017 Disney Conservation Fund Annual Conservation grants support projects with aholistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and communityengagement to protect wildlife and t...

Disney Conservation Fund Annual Conservation grants support projects with a
holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community
engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats. The proposal should clearly
contribute to the conservation of endangered or threatened species in the wild, their
habitats and engage the communities that surround them through community-based
education programs or support sustainable community development projects that assist
communities in protecting nature. Each organization is limited to one project
application for each of the six (6) following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Central/South
America, Europe/Australia, Marine, and North America. For universities, the same
statement above applies to each university department. Large organizations are
responsible for self- governing to ensure no more than one proposal per geographic
region is submitted.

Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants 0 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention $125,000 November 15, 2017 All AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry,  medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociolo...

All AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry,  medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration, and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.

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. 
* Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship 1 American Psychological Foundation $25,000 November 15, 2017 Fellowships for graduate students in child psychology. The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology. Program Goal...

Fellowships for graduate students in child psychology. 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.
  • Support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required).
  • Demonstrated research competence and area commitment.
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
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.

* 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.”

* Fellowship Grant 1 American Mathematical Society $102,300 December 1, 2017 The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually tooutstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Preference will begiven to candidates who have not had exte...

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to
outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Preference 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. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her 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, 2006 and September 1, 2015). Applications will be
accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or
comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position.

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.

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.

Gerber Research Grants - Winter Cycle 0 Gerber Foundation $100,000+ December 1, 2017 Concept Paper: 12/1 Full Proposal: 2/15 The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects having a significant impact on issues facing infants a...

Concept Paper: 12/1

Full Proposal: 2/15

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.

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 20 0 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation November 8, 2017 Round 20 Grand Challenges Explorations proposals are sought for innovative globalhealth and development solutions in three program areas: 1) Healthy Minds forAdolescent Mothers: Achieving Healthy Outc...

Round 20 Grand Challenges Explorations proposals are sought for innovative global
health and development solutions in three program areas: 1) Healthy Minds for
Adolescent Mothers: Achieving Healthy Outcomes for the Family; 2) Innovations for
Integrated Diagnostics Systems; and 3) Novel Approaches for Improving Timeliness of
Routine Immunization Birthdose and Healthcare Worker Skill in Low-Resource
Settings. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any
organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research
institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies.

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 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.

Lemelson-MIT Prize 0 Lemelson-MIT Program $500,000 November 30, 2017 The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or ha...

The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Nominees must be mid-career, which is defined as having received their bachelor’s degree no more than twenty-five years from the year of the award and be the primary inventor of two or more granted U.S. patents.

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.

Lyme Disease Research 0 Bay Area Lyme Foundation $20,000+ Rolling Grant program seeks to understand how research will affect patients who are not easy to diagnose and treat. In particular, what is your approach to addressing early stage vs. late stage or post t...

Grant program seeks to understand how research will affect patients who are not easy to diagnose and treat. In particular, what is your approach to addressing early stage vs. late stage or post treatment Lyme disease?

* Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award 1 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) $25,000 February 1, 2018 The AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award is an annual award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel. This award honors early-career investig...

The AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award is an annual award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel. This award honors early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. Entrants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. within the last 10 years. The award winner is invited to deliver a public lecture on his or her research and receives an unrestricted cash award of $25,000.

 

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.

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. 

Pharos Fund - Spring Cycle 0 Bohemian Foundation $30,000 February 1, 2018 Pharos Fund and the Community Programs Goals Pharos Fund is designed to help achieve three main goals: Encourage and enable youth to thrive; Empower individuals and families on the path toward econom...

Pharos Fund and the Community Programs Goals

Pharos Fund is designed to help achieve three main goals: Encourage and enable youth to thrive; Empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability; Strengthen our vibrant community. 

Pharos Fund is a responsive, competitive grant program. Grant applications are accepted two times per year, typically in February and September. Grant requests can be up to $30,000. Strong proposals will address the following priorities:

  • Community Programs goal fit
  • Impact
  • Stakeholder support
  • Alignment with the Foundation’s principles

Applications are accepted two times per year, in Applications are accepted two times per year, in February and September

http://bohemianfoundation.org/images/pdf/PharosGoalsandGuidelinesupdatedJuly2015.pdf

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.

* Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards 1 Autism Science Foundation $30,000 November 18, 2017 The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre­ and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in...

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre­ and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery

Preterm Birth Initiative 0 Burroughs Wellcome Fund $600,000 December 1, 2017 The Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $600,000 over a four-yea...

The Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $600,000 over a four-year period ($150,000 per year).  The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods.  

Molecular and computational approaches such genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas will give preterm birth research a fresh and unique look, and stimulate a new workface to tackle this challenge.

Research Awards 0 American Society for Mass Spectrometry $35,000 November 30, 2017 Research Awards Objective.  To promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry.Eligibility.  Open to academic scientists within four years of joining the tenure track facu...

Research Awards Objective.  To promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry.

Eligibility.  Open to academic scientists within four years of joining the tenure track faculty or equivalent in a North American university. Applicants may not have previously received an award under this program. Applicants must be members of ASMS.

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 International OCD Foundation $40,000 February 1, 2018 The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Each year, the program funds three to eight research grants rangi...

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Each year, the program funds three to eight research grants ranging between $35K to $50K per project.

Research Grant 0 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Research Grant 0 SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund $10,000-$25,000 November 30, 2017 The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund supports several critical conservation initiatives centered in four key areas: Species Research, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Habitat Protection...

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund supports several critical conservation initiatives centered in four key areas: Species Research, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Habitat Protection, and Conservation Education. Each of these areas focuses on a number of specific priorities laid out on their website.

* 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 Grant - Winter Cycle 1 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation $100,000 December 31, 2017 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 Grant / RAO: Limited Submission 1 Oak Ridge Associated Universities $5,000 November 30, 2017 Limited Submission: Apply through research accelerator office: https://vpr.colostate.edu/rao/limited-submissions/ RAO Limited Submissions CSU Contact: Dinaida Egan | dinaida.lopez@colostat...

Limited Submission: Apply through research accelerator office: https://vpr.colostate.edu/rao/limited-submissions/

RAO Limited Submissions CSU Contact:

Dinaida Egan | dinaida.lopez@colostate.edu | 491-2448

 

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines: Engineering and Applied Science; Life Sciences; Mathematics/Computer Sciences; Physical Sciences; Policy, Management, or Education. Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

Research Grants - Spring Cycle 0 Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. $300,000 January 31, 2018 Letters of Intent - 12/15 Grant Applications Due - 1/31 Research investigating the fundamental biological processes of nerves, muscles and what goes awry to cause disease. Much of this research is n...

Letters of Intent - 12/15

Grant Applications Due - 1/31

Research investigating the fundamental biological processes of nerves, muscles and what goes awry to cause disease. Much of this research is not aimed at one specific disease but can apply to many neuromuscular diseases. Projects at this stage, for example, may initially seek answers about a muscular dystrophy, but ultimately lead to a therapy for ALS. This is how MDA’s broad coverage of diseases can be so powerful. Basic research that results in the identification of a therapeutic target also may be called "discovery research."

MDA funds basic research primarily through research grants, which are three-year projects designed to answer specific questions. These may be held either by academic researchers or by companies doing the earliest stages of drug discovery. Development grants are training grants for senior postdoctoral researchers seeking to establish themselves as premier neuromuscular researchers. Many research grants go to researchers who started out with development grants, and past development grantees have gone on to become leaders in the neuromuscular research community.

 

 

Research Professor Award 0 American Cancer Society, Inc. $160,000 February 1, 2018 The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of basic cancer research. Furthermore, it...

The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of basic cancer research. Furthermore, it is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Up to two awards are made annually for a five-year term that can be renewed once. The award of up to $80,000 per year (direct costs only) may be used for salary or research project support.

Research Progam 0 Laura and John Arnold Foundation $50,000+ December 15, 2017 Letters of Interest are sought in a number of program areas, including: Mental Health Research, Open Science, Science & Technology Research & Development, Prescription Drugs, Diversion &...
Letters of Interest are sought in a number of program areas, including: Mental Health Research, Open Science, Science & Technology Research & Development, Prescription Drugs, Diversion & Alternative to Arrest Programs, Public Retirement Policy, Tax Policy, and Research Quality & Transparency. In each of these areas, LJAF is looking for new and innovative ideas that can advance the respective cause. See the website for the specifics of each program. The core objective is to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches.
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.

Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards 0 Simons Foundation $540,000 November 7, 2017 The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Investiga...

The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields or with an interest in modeling or theory are encouraged to apply.

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.

 

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.

Technology Awards 0 McKnight Foundation $200,000 December 1, 2017 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. &...

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.

 

Technology awards encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The Endowment Fund is especially interested in how a new technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, and research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered.

A goal of the Technology Awards is to foster collaboration between the neurosciences and other disciplines; therefore, collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are explicitly invited.

* 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.

Wildlife/Exotics Studies 0 Morris Animal Foundation $100,000 November 16, 2017 Proposals are sought for Wildlife/Exotics Studies in several categories: Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training, and Pilot Study. Projects should relate to the health and welfare o...

Proposals are sought for Wildlife/Exotics Studies in several categories: Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training, and Pilot Study. Projects should relate to the health and welfare of these animals.

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 Innovation Grants 1 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention $85,000 November 15, 2017 Grants awarded to investigators at or below the level of assistant professor. These grants are desinged to support research on suicide and to assist new researchers to obtain the advice, gui...

Grants awarded to investigators at or below the level of assistant professor. These grants are desinged to support research on suicide and to assist new researchers to obtain the advice, guidance and supervision of an established mentor in a selected area of suicide research. 

 

Youth Education Awards 0 American Honda Foundation (AHF) $25,000 February 1, 2018 The American Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

The American Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.