Weekly RFP Funding Opportunities
If interested in applying, please contact Paul DuBois, Assistant Director of Foundation Services, for more information.

Sponsor

Title and Description

Deadline

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Translational Research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

 

To advance these goals, the society's Translational Research Program was developed to encourage and provide early support for clinical research in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma focused on innovative approaches to treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. The program is designed to support new and innovative research that demonstrates high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. Projects should be based on molecular, cellular, or integrated systems findings and be conceptually innovative.

 

Grants are limited to a maximum of $600,000 over three years.

 

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and work in a domestic or foreign nonprofit organizations such as a university, college, hospital, or laboratory.

09-29-2017 (LOI)

Brightfocus Foundation

Alzheimer’s Disease Research

The BrightFocus Foundation provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. The organization's mission is to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education.

 

Grants of up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.

10-18-2017

American Council of Learned Societies

Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

The American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications for its Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs.

 

The program is a two-part initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. To that end, it offers an interrelated set of awards, including programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts.

 

Luce/ACLS RJIA Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences.

 

ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year, with tenure beginning between August and September 2018. The award carries a stipend of $55,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $3,000. Recipients who relocate to take up residency during the fellowship year at one of ACLS's three university partners are eligible to receive an additional $10,000 to defray the costs associated with the relocation, for a total maximum possible award of $68,000.

10-25-2017

American Council of Learned Societies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Art History

The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

 

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

 

ACLS will award ten fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

 

Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2018-19 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.

10-25-2017

Greenwall Foundation

Bioethics Scholars Program

The Greenwall Foundation is soliciting Letters of Intent for its Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, a career development award that supports innovative bioethics research by junior faculty members.  Each year, up to three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years in support of their research program.

 

The program supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy. Scholars and alumni attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. The involvement of alumni with the program provides them with ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in the mentoring of younger scholars.

 

Applicants must be a junior faculty member holding at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or nonprofit research institute in the United States. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

 

The award supports 50 percent of a scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years (up to the NIH salary cap), with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, the program provides $5,000 a year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs).

11-01-2017 (LOI)

Brightfocus Foundation

National Glaucoma Program

The BrightFocus Foundation provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding, helping to bring to light crucial knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. The organization's mission is to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education.

 

Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated glaucoma-related research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.

11-07-2017