Sponsor

Title and Description

Deadline

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Wildlife Conservation Projects

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund works with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education. Since its inception in 2003, the fund has awarded more than $15 million to over twelve hundred projects around the world.

To that end, the fund is accepting applications for projects related to species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Although there is no limit to the size of the grant request, most grants will range between $10,000 and $25,000.

11-30-2017

 

Featured Opportunities

 

American Association of University Women

American Fellowships

The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for its American Fellowships program.

The annual program supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.

1) American Dissertation Fellowships: Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. The program is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

 

2) American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

 

3) American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible.

 

Applicants for all fellowships must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

11-15-2017

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

New Investigator Grant

Through this award, the MRF supports promising new investigators in biomedical research. Principal investigators must be at the beginning of an independent career with a faculty position at one of Oregon's colleges or universities. A letter of support from the department chair or the institute director must accompany each application describing the independence of the principal investigator and the commitment of the unit to that investigator and their research program.

 

Two to three grants awarded quarterly. Maximum grant award: $40,000.

11-15-2017

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Early Clinical Investigator Grant

Through this award, the MRF supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon. Principal investigators must be a post-doctoral trainee or clinical fellow with specific plans for a career in clinical research. A letter of support from the department chair or division head and from the director of the training program must accompany each application. The Applicant Qualifications Form should be completed by the applicant's mentor and included with the application and support letters.

 

Two to three grants awarded quarterly. Maximum grant award: $20,000.

11-15-2017

Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Emergency Interim Support Grant

Through this award, the MRF supports established investigators who are in need of bridge funding. The grant provides funding for research programs that have lost national grant funding, enabling investigators to develop data supporting application renewals. The application must contain a clear explanation of current grant funding and the status of grants in revision.

 

Two to three grants awarded quarterly. Maximum grant award: $40,000.

11-15-2017

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Columbia River Fund

To be eligible for a 2017 grant from the Columbia River Fund (the Fund), the applicant and project must meet he following criteria:

  • Projects Supported: Projects designed to protect clean water in and benefit the Columbia River from Richland downstream to its mouth at Astoria. However projects that benefit the entire Columbia River watershed may be considered.
  • Applicant requirements: The applicant must demonstrate the capacity to complete the proposed project, including experience in successfully conducting similar or otherwise related work in the past.
  • Non-profit Status: The applicant must be a 501(c)3 organization, fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3, or a governmental or tribal entity. If your community-oriented organization lacks charitable status but has a compelling project, the Rose Foundation may be willing to act as your fiscal sponsor for this grant proposal.
  • Environmental Justice: While this is not specifically an environmental justice fund, supporting environmental and social justice is a core organizational value that guides all of the Rose Foundation’s programs. Applications from environmental justice organizations are strongly encouraged.
  • Duration of Support: Many applicants seek a one year grant. It is permitted to request a shorter or longer grant period if that is what you need. However, even if you are asking for multi-year support, the maximum request cannot exceed $25,000. After three consecutive years of funding, groups must wait two years before reapplying.

11-15-2017

American Mathematical Society

AMS Centennial Fellowships

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. From 1997-2001, the fellowship program was aimed at recent PhDs. More recently, the AMS Council approved changes in the rules for the fellowships. The eligibility rules are as follows. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's 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.
  • Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
  • 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 at an institution in North America.

 

The stipend for the fellowship to be awarded for 2018-2019 is $93,000 with an additional expense allowance of $9,300.

12-01-2017

American Mathematical Society

Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

The new Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to fit the unique needs of women.  The fellowships are open only to women. This fellowship program, established in 2017, is made possible by a generous gift from Joan and Joseph Birman.

 

The fellowship seeks to address the paucity of women at the highest levels of research in mathematics by giving exceptionally talented women extra research support during their mid-career years.

 

One award will be made for the 2018/2019 academic year in the amount of $50,000.

12-01-2017

Laird Norton Foundation

Inquiries

The Laird Norton Family Foundation awards grants in five program areas, which reflect family values and honor the family's commitment to environmental stewardship and ensuring excellence in generations to come.

  • Arts in Education - Increasing arts education and improving K-12 learning through the arts
  • Climate Change - Creating a healthy and productive environment for future and current generations through efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Global Fundamentals - Improving the quality of life in developing countries through clean water and sanitation access, technology, and policy
  • Sapling Fund - Engaging family members ages 14-21 in philanthropy and volunteerism
  • Watershed Stewardship - Making measurable improvements in the ecosystems of watersheds by investing in collaborative, community-led watershed restoration planning, prioritization, and adaptive management

Rolling (LOI)

The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation

Research Grants

The mission of the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research and applying learnings and discoveries to benefit mankind. Basic scientific research, some with potential translational application, is central to this goal and fundamental to our operating principles.

Rolling (LOI)

 

Previous Announcements

 

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

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Translational Immuno-oncology Research Fellowships

The AACR Translational Immuno-oncology Research Fellowships represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct innovative immuno-oncology research and to establish a successful career path in this field.

 

Grant amount: $110,000

11-08-2017

American Association for Cancer Research

Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research represent a joint effort to promote and support innovative research designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for pre-clinical research with direct therapeutic intent. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years. The research proposed for funding must be translational in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to breast cancer.

 

The grants provide $150,000 over two years.

11-08-2017

ALS Association

Early Phase Clinical Development of Novel, High-Potential Treatments for People with ALS

ALS Finding a Cure (ALS FAC), the ALS Association (ALSA) and the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) are pleased to announce a call for phase I/II clinical trial applications for novel, high-potential treatments in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS ACT. The call for clinical study proposals is intended for academic-industry partnerships, including pharmaceutical, biotherapeutic / biotechnology companies, academic members of NEALS, and ALS scientists throughout the world. Up to USD $1,500,000 (up to 10% indirect costs can be included in this amount) in ALS ACT clinical research support is available. Industry partnership applications are strongly encouraged with shared funding proposals.

11-10-2017 (LOI)

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Lung Cancer Research Fellowships

The AACR Lung Cancer Research Fellowships represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct lung cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to lung cancer.

 

These fellowships provide two-year grants of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored lung cancer research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

11-14-2017

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR-AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowship

The AACR-AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ovarian cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to ovarian cancer with a specific focus on DNA damage repair pathways and may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. Any proposals that address topics unrelated to DNA damage repair pathways in ovarian cancer will NOT be accepted.

 

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored ovarian cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

11-15-2017

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Funded by a three-year grant of $6.7 million from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications for its initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies. Working with the foundation, ACLS offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions designed to expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. Available grant opportunities include:

 

  1. Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies: A stipend of $30,000 will be awarded to individual scholars willing to spend ten consecutive working full time on a related dissertation that is initiated by September 30, 2018.

 

  1. Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies: An annual stipend of $55,000 will be awarded for a fellowship period running from July 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019. (In addition, a relocation allowance of $5,000 will be provided, if required.) The fellowship is designed to provide two years of funding to recent PhD recipients in residence at a university for the purpose of revising his/her dissertation into a publishable manuscript, or to help start his/her first project after completion of the PhD.

 

  1. Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies: A stipend of up to $70,000 will be awarded to support research and writing in Buddhist studies for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time or with respect to the location of the work conducted.

 

  1. Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations: One-year grants of up to $80,000 will be awarded to institutions of higher education in support of a broad range of initiatives, from the creation of critical editions (with full scholarly apparatus), to the translation of canonical texts into modern vernaculars, to the translation of scholarly works on Buddhism from one modern language into another.

11-15-2017

American Psychological Foundation

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

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.

 

Awarded amount: $25,000.

11-15-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants

Distinguished Investigator Grants of up to $62,500 per year for a two-year period are awarded to investigators who hold an academic rank of associate or full professor and an established record of research and publication in the area of suicide. These grants are intended to fund new directions and initiatives in suicide research rather than to supplement the applicant's existing research. 

11-15-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are training grants designed to enable young investigators to qualify for independent careers in suicide research. The training can be in either basic or clinical research and must be full-time; that is, Fellows are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to the training program and may not have any significant clinical or other responsibilities during the funding period.

 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship provides an annual stipend of up to $46,000 per year for a two-year period plus an Institutional Allowance of $6,000 per year.

11-15-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Standard Research Innovation Grants

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.

 

Standard Research Grants of up to $50,000 per year for a two-year period are awarded to investigators at any academic rank. Although prior research on suicide is not required, applicants are expected to show evidence of prior research or research training in a related field. These grants are intended to fund new directions and initiatives in suicide research rather than to supplement the applicant's existing research and junior investigators.

11-15-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Young Investigator Innovation Grants

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, health services administration, social work, 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.

 

An additional purpose of the Young Investigator Grant is to assist new researchers to obtain the advice, guidance and supervision of an established mentor in a selected area of suicide research.

 

Young Investigator Grants of up to $37,500 per year for a two-year period are awarded to investigators with an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. This grant is designed for investigators who have completed doctoral studies, although high quality applications from pre-doctoral applicants will be considered. The Young Investigator Grant provides an additional $5,000 per year to a mentor, who serves as an advisor to the applicant.

11-15-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Pilot Innovation Grants

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, health services administration, social work, 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.

 

The specific purpose of the Pilot Research Grant is to provide seed money for projects that show promise in opening up new areas of suicide research.

 

Pilot Research Grants provide up to $15,000 per year for a two-year period or $30,000 for one year.

11-15-2017

American Psychological Foundation

Child Psychology Research Fellowships

The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program.

 

The goals of the annual program are to nurture excellent young scholars for a career in an area of psychology, including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology, as well as to support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas. To that end, one-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.

11-15-2017

Cancer Research Institute

Technology Impact Award

The Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award provides seed funding of up to $200,000 to be used over 12-24 months to address the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. These grants aim to encourage collaboration between technology developers and clinical cancer immunologists and to generate the proof-of-principle of a novel platform technology in bioinformatics, ex vivo or in silico modeling systems, immunological or tumor profiling instrumentation, methods, reagents and assays, or other relevant technologies that can enable clinician scientists to generate deeper insights into the mechanisms of action of effective or ineffective cancer immunotherapies.

 

The most competitive applicants will address areas where technological innovation stands to benefit the field and cancer patients most, and that will ultimately lead to effective next generation personalized cancer immunotherapies. These technologies may include but are not limited to:

  • New bioinformatics methods or technologies that speed collection and analysis of large sets of patient-derived biological data
  • Computer simulations for modeling biological systems and responses to immunotherapy
  • Tools and methods that improve profiling of tumors to inform therapeutic strategies
  • Real-time visualizations of molecular and cellular activity to improve tracking of responses to immunotherapy
  • In vitro tissue culture systems that recapitulate the interactions between primary tumor cells and the immune system

11-15-2017

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Lymphoma Research Fellowships

The AACR Lymphoma Research Fellowships represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct lymphoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to lymphoma.

 

These fellowships provide two-year grants of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on mentored, lymphoma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

 

It is anticipated that three fellowships will be funded.

11-16-2017

Pfizer, Inc.

Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Acute Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Experts have indicated that a knowledge gap exists regarding the benefits of thermal therapy in the treatment of nonspecific acute low back pain. All activity types will be considered through this CGA, but we are particularly interested in innovative, online, technology-enabled solutions to close knowledge gaps. It is our intent to support projects that focus on:

  • Nonpharmacologic treatment options for acute non-specific low back pain, with a particular focus on the effects of thermal therapies.
    • Back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and disability globally
    • More than half of regular opioid users report back pain
  • Recommendations for acute low back pain are shifting away from the use of drugs as first line treatment
    • The American College of Physicians recently released updated guidelines for the treatment of low back pain, recommending nonpharmacologic or non-opioid pharmacologic treatment as initial therapy for acute pain. These guidelines were subsequently endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Thermal therapy is clinically proven to provide long-lasting relief of acute low back pain
  • Furthermore, thermal therapy has been shown to provide benefits beyond analgesia, including (but not limited to):
    • Flexibility, mobility
    • Compliance to physical therapy

 

Individual projects requesting up to $140,000 will be considered. The total available budget related to this CGA is $280,000.

11-16-2017

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT)

The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to increase the number of innovative treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging. This program will fund exploratory Phase 0 microdosing studies that assess preliminary target engagement and PK, Phase I safety testing, Phase 2 biomarker-based proof-of-concept clinical trials in patients, as well as IND-enabling studies to accelerate new drugs into trials. Through this PACT RFP, the ADDF is also interested in supporting biomarker-based trials to validate putative mechanisms of action for targeted pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to prevention.

 

Average Duration: Varies

Average Award: Up to $3 million

11-17-2017 (LOI)

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Biomarkers Development

This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to support the development and validation of biomarkers that will enhance the design and performance of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.

 

Average Duration: 1-2 years

Average Award: $150,000-$300,000/year

11-17-2017 (LOI)

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Prevention Beyond the Pipeline

The ADDF seeks to support comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.

 

Average Duration: 1-2 years

Average Award: Varies

  • Epidemiological Analyses: $50,000-$100,000
  • Clinical Trials: up to $3 million

11-17-2017 (LOI)

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Preclinical Drug Discovery

The ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development by funding promising preclinical drug discovery programs relevant to Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.

 

Average Duration: 1-2 years

Average Award: $150,000-$600,000

11-17-2017 (LOI)

Melanoma Research Alliance

Young Investigator Award

Young Investigator Awards aim to attract early career scientists with novel ideas into the field of melanoma, thereby recruiting and supporting the next generation of melanoma research leaders. Awardees will be provided up to $75,000 per year for three years (up to $225,000 total) to accomplish innovative and creative, preclinical, translational, and/or early clinical research projects.

11-17-2017

Melanoma Research Alliance

Young Investigator Award for Women in Scientific Research

MRA is proud to offer a Young Investigator Award with the goal of attracting and supporting early career female researchers who are conducting cutting-edge melanoma research. The awardee will receive up to $225,000 total over 3 years to support projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging or treatment of melanoma. For this Award, the PI must be a woman.

11-17-2017

Melanoma Research Alliance

Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards

These awards are designed to enhance translational research by extending academic capabilities to clinical investigations and to facilitate interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors. These awards will be co-funded by MRA and an industry partner whose involvement is essential to the project. Investigators with an established record of scientific productivity will receive up to $100,000 per year for two to three years (up to $300,000 total) from MRA to conduct projects supported by preliminary data.

11-17-2017

The Walt Disney Company

Disney Conservation Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund, founded in 1995, is a key pillar in Disney’s efforts to protect the planet and help kids develop lifelong conservation values. The fund supports the study of wildlife; the protection of habitats; the development of community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems; and experiences that connect kids to nature across the globe.

 

Starting in 2017 the DCF will consider requests for a maximum of $50,000 to be provided over a grant period of two years. Overall budget may be larger and incorporate several financial partners. The Disney Conservation Fund will not award funds at less than 80 percent of the amount requested. For example, if the requested amount is $50,000, the awarded amount would be no less than $40,000. Most grants are able to be funded at the full amount requested.

 

A maximum of 10 percent of the grant request can be allocated to overhead.

11-17-2017 (LOI)

AgResults

Global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize

The Brucellosis Vaccine Prize, a US $30 million prize competition, invites vaccine developers ("Solvers") to submit their proposals for - and ultimately develop - a suitable vaccine that is efficacious, safe and viable for use against Brucella melitensis in small ruminants across the developing world.

 

Brucellosis is a disease that affects ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, etc.) and causes abortions, infertility, decreased milk production, and weight loss, among other effects. It is endemic in a number of developing countries, and the toll on smallholder farmers in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa is particularly devastating, as cattle and small ruminants such as goats and sheep are a crucial source of income for this population. Brucellosis also is the most common type of disease transmitted from animals to humans, with approximately five hundred thousand new human cases reported each year.

 

The competition is open to organizations with demonstrable experience and expertise in all of the following: research, development, registration, manufacturing, and the commercialization of animal health vaccines.

 

Applications to become a "solver" and enter the first phase of the competition — through which ten prizes of $100,000 each will be awarded.

11-18-2017

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR-Loxo Oncology Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship

The AACR-Loxo Oncology Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct pediatric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding must have direct applicability to pediatric cancer and may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.

 

This fellowship provides a two-year grant of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on a mentored pediatric cancer research project. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

11-29-2017

American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship

The AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct myeloma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to myeloma.

 

These fellowships provide one-year grants of $55,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on mentored, multiple myeloma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

 

It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.

11-30-2017

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Atrial Fibrillation Strategically Focused Research Network

This Request for Applications (RFA) for special project funding is being administered by the American Heart Association (AHA) in collaboration with PCORI. The AFib initiative will support efforts to develop or adapt, and then test the effectiveness of, shared decision-making tools. The tools are designed to help patients with AFib, a serious irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, make more-informed choices about the treatment option that might be best for them.

 

Funds available up to $5 million.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Russell Sage Foundation

Future of Work

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers and their families. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. We are especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.

 

Project Awards are generally capped at $150,000, including 15% indirect costs/overhead.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Russell Sage Foundation

Social Inequality

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Russell Sage Foundation

Behavioral Economics

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Behavioral Economics supports innovative research that uses behavioral insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of real-life behaviors and decisions that deviate from the neoclassical economic standards of rationality. RSF is especially interested in behavioral economics research that contributes to our understanding of topics of interest under its other programs.

 

Project Awards are generally capped at $150,000, including 15% indirect costs/overhead.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Russell Sage Foundation

Non-Standard Employment

The Russell Sage Foundation/Kellogg Foundation’s Initiative on Non-Standard Employment seeks to support innovative social science research on the causes and consequences of the increased incidence of alternative work arrangements in the United States.  We define alternative work arrangements as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers.  We use the terms non-standard employment and alternative work arrangements interchangeably. This initiative falls under RSF’s Future of Work Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader range of labor market issues.

 

Project Awards are generally capped at $150,000, including 15% indirect costs/overhead.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Russell Sage Foundation

The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.

 

Project Awards are generally capped at $150,000, including 15% indirect costs/overhead.

11-30-2017 (LOI)

Autism Science Foundation

2018 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards

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 must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider for training purposes 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, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.

 

The Autism Science Foundation will make a number of awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of the award will be a period of one year and will include:

  • For predoctoral and medical students: $25,000
  • For postdoctoral students: $35,000

 

This award cannot be used to cover tuition payments. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs.

12-01-2017

Brady Education Foundation

Program Development and Evaluation

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty.

 

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting Stage-One applications for projects related to the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective, and sustainable.

 

1) Program Development: One-year grants will be awarded for projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families). Priority will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers and practitioners, as well as other community stakeholders as appropriate, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the project's leadership team; develop programs consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; leverage other funding; and/or develop programs that, in addition to showing promise of being effective, show promise of being affordable, accessible, and sustainable. Past Program Development grants have ranged between $25,000 and $276,000.

 

2) Existing Program Evaluation: Grants for up to three years will be awarded for projects that evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families). Preference will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers and practitioners, as well as other community stakeholders as appropriate, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the project's leadership team; projects that evaluate programs consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; projects for which operational funding for the program is already secured so that funding from the foundation is used only for evaluation activities; projects that evaluate programs that show promise of being affordable, accessible, and sustainable; projects that employ randomized control designs (including wait list-control designs when assignment to wait-list condition is randomized); and/or projects that evaluate effects on measurable child outcomes. Past Existing Program Evaluation grants have ranged between $241,000 and $792,000.

12-01-2017 (Stage-One Applications)

Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust

Research Grants

The goal of the fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental AD research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

 

Applications may encompass a project period of up to two years with a combined budget for direct cost up to $250,000. No indirect costs are allowed. Eligible applications may come from full time faculty (or equivalent status) at U.S. based public and private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories. This is for NEW projects only.

12-01-2017 (LOI)

Concrete Research Council

2017 Projects

The ACI Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the American Concrete Institute to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration by supporting research and scholarships, while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry.

 

The foundation advances this mission through its Concrete Research Council, which seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. To that end, the council will award grants of up to $50,000 for research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. Industry partnering and project cost sharing are encouraged.

12-01-2017

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

In an effort to confront the crisis arising from a growing dearth of physician-scientists, Damon Runyon wishes to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers. To do so, the Foundation is establishing a pilot program designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training. The goals are to a) transform these individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists, capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancer and b) to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.

 

The award will be for a period of four years. Funding will be allocated to the awardee’s institution each year for the support of the scientist. Funds are to be used for stipend and/or research expenses. No part of this grant can be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.

 

Year 1 - $100,000

Year 2 - $110,000

Year 3 - $120,000

Year 4 - $130,000

12-01-2017

Gerber Foundation

Pediatric Research Projects

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

 

Grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded for research projects focused on care provider issues that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. In particular, the foundation is looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale within a predictable time frame to clinical application. Major target areas for research include new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, and less invasive; new treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and provide optimal dosing; symptom relief; preventative measures; assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.

 

Preference is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.

12-01-2017 (Concept Papers)

Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation

Inquiries

The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs. Environmental organizations supported by the Mead Foundation generally have as their primary emphasis: forestry, fisheries and the sustainable use of natural resources in Western North America. The Foundation normally does not fund local or regional environmental organizations outside the Western United States.

 

Scientific and medical organizations supported by the Mead Foundation are generally limited to grant proposals initiated by individual Board members. Funding in other program areas is limited to grant proposals initiated by individual Board members. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for general operating expenses.

 

Grants generally range from $25,000 to $50,000.

12-01-2017

Hearing Health Foundation

Emerging Research Grants

The mission of the Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research and promote hearing health. HHF envisions a world where people can enjoy life without hearing loss and tinnitus.

 

To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Emerging Research Grants program for projects designed to explore new avenues in specified topic areas of hearing and balance science.

 

For the 2018 ERG cycle, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded for research in seven priority areas, including general hearing health, central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Ménière's disease, tinnitus, and Usher's syndrome.

12-01-2017

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

Pilot Studies in Ovarian Cancer Research

Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research supports public early detection screening for ovarian cancer, produces nationally and internationally attended research symposia, and provides funding for innovative ovarian cancer research and scholar grants to up-and-coming investigators.

 

The center is accepting applications for pilot study projects in ovarian cancer research.

 

Through the center's Pilot Study Program, approximately ten one-year grants of $75,000 will be awarded to support investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials also will be considered. Priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, multi-disciplinary, and likely to lead to the submission of grant applications for independently funded investigations.

 

Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply.

12-01-2017

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

Scientific Scholar Awards

Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research provides funding for innovative research pilot studies, including grants to up-and-coming investigators, for early detection screening for ovarian cancer, and for the production of nationally and internationally attended research symposia on ovarian cancer.

 

To advance this mission, the center has issued a call for applications for its 2018 Scientific Scholar Awards.

 

Through the program, the center will award grants of up $120,000 over two years to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.

 

Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, career goals focused on ovarian cancer, and, if a clinician, have completed their residency. Applicants should be at the post-doc/fellow, instructor, research assistant, or assistant professor level with no more than three to four years in any of these positions.

 

Outstanding established scientists without a prior focus in ovarian cancer but looking to focus in the disease area are also encouraged to apply.

12-01-2017

National Blood Foundation

Early-Career Scientific Research Grants

NBF will award grants for investigator-initiated original research focused on any aspect of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, or patient blood management. Research areas include immunology, hematology, immunohematology, infectious diseases, cellular diseases, and patient blood management. Grants will support one- or two-year research projects with a maximum award of $75,000.

 

Applicants must be a doctor (MD or PhD), medical technologist, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies professional. Applications for research into innovative and new projects are a priority.

12-01-2017

American Heart Association

Career Development Award

Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.

 

The award will develop the research skills to support and greatly enhance the awardee’s chances to obtain and retain a high quality cardiovascular and/ or stroke career position.

 

Science focus: Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, translational, behavioral, population or basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.

 

Total Award Amount: $231,000.

12-04-2017

McKnight Endowment for Neuroscience

2018 Technology Awards

The program encourages and supports scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to the understanding of brain function. McKnight is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered.

 

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

 

In 2018, up to three grants will be awarded, each providing $100,000 per year for two years.

12-04-2017 (LOI)

American Pain Society

2018 Rita Allen Award in Pain

The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society are accepting applications for the 2018 Award in Pain.

 

Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.

 

Eligible candidates will have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career and have an appointment at the faculty level.

 

To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and department chair or institute head; have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and must conduct the research at an institution in the United States or Canada.

 

The program will award two grants in the amount of $50,000 a year, for a period of up to three years. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported. Eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator's salary.

12-06-2017

American Society of Nephrology

Nephrology Educator Grants

The American Society of Nephrology fights to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

 

As part of this mission, the ASN Foundation is accepting applications for its William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program.

 

The goal of the annual program is to produce the next generation of clinician educators by enabling applicants to improve their teaching skills through the acquisition of education tools and by supporting aspiring nephrology educators interested in conducting a project that advances all facets of nephrology education and teaching.

 

To that end, grants of $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of projects that explore any aspect of nephrology education. Projects may address aspects related to pre-doctoral or postdoctoral education. In addition, projects should be designed to generate new knowledge and should be expected to have an impact beyond the applicant’s institution. Examples of proposed projects can include but are not limited to curricular reform, innovations in education, new education methods, evaluation of new assessment tools for competency-based learning and assessment, professional development, and professionalism. The proposed project also must include appropriate metrics for evaluation, implementation, and dissemination.

12-06-2017

Open Society Foundations

Soros Justice Fellowships

The Open Society Foundations is accepting applications for its Soros Justice Fellowships.

 

Grants of up to $120,000 will be awarded to outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the over-reliance on incarceration and extreme punishment and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.

 

Fellows receive funding through the following three categories: Advocacy Fellowships, Media Fellowships, and Youth Activist Fellowships.

12-06-2017

Winn Feline Foundation

2018 Winn Feline Foundation Grants

Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that funds research into health issues affecting cats.

 

Studies applicable to all cats and all aspects pertaining to feline health are encouraged. In this grant cycle, Winn Feline Foundation has an immediate interest in projects that address issues in nutrition and behavior. We also have dedicated funds for research in feline infectious peritonitis (Bria Fund), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Ricky Fund), and lung cancer in cats. In addition to the aforementioned funds, current breed specific special funds are available for Norwegian Forest Cat and Persian HCM studies, Birman heart disease studies, health issues in Abyssinians, and amyloidosis in Siamese-related breeds. Additional funding is available for research related to diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of inflammatory disease or abdominal cancer (liver, pancreas, intestinal tract) in cats.

 

The maximum grant amount is $25,000, and awards will be determined in March 2018. Multi-year proposals totaling more than $25,000 will not be considered.

12-11-2017

Winn Feline Foundation

PetSmart Charities Special Review for Feline Shelter Medicine

Winn Feline Foundation, in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, is pleased to announce a special emphasis request for proposals in feline shelter medicine. Animal shelters in the United States take in and care for over 3 million cats each year. Some are healthy kittens with a high likelihood of adoption; many are adult or senior cats that are injured or ill, and often stressed, increasing their susceptibility to disease. Illness and behavioral issues reduce the likelihood of adoption and place significant burden on shelter resources at both the level of population-based care and individual animal care. Winn Feline Foundation is requesting proposals to address the needs of shelter and free-roaming cats, which includes but is not limited to the following:

Clinical disease:

  • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
  • Ringworm
  • Internal and external parasitism (eg. Scabies)
  • Panleukopenia
  • Unweaned (Neonatal health)
  • Diarrhea in neonates/foster kittens

Behavioral health:

  • Impact of housing and its associated stressors which can lead to:
    • Stress-associated reactivation of latent herpesvirus infection and feline URI
    • Intensive handling needs that increase transmission of serious disease such as panleukopenia, ringworm or diarrhea.
  • Stress-associated failure to engage in normal health maintenance behaviors, such as elimination, grooming and eating, and the associated consequences.
  • Euthanasia due to feral/fearful behavior.

 

The maximum grant amount is $25,000 and expectations are to fund at least three separate proposals. Awards will be determined in March 2018. Only proposals that can be completed within a 1-year time frame will be considered.

12-11-2017

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program

In collaboration with nationally recognized clinical psychologists with expertise in diabetes, JDRF has created a National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship program to increase capacity in diabetes clinical psychology and diabetes psychology research.

 

The fellowship program sponsored by JDRF is a combination of clinical diabetes care and diabetes research. Each postdoctoral fellowship is a 12 month term. Fellowships follow a modified academic calendar, starting on Friday June 1st, 2018 and ending on Friday May 31st, 2019.

 

The fellowship is intended for those at a relatively early stage of their career. Ordinarily, the most recent doctoral degree will have been received no more than 2 years prior to the application submission.

 

Fellowship stipends can be requested for up to a maximum of $54,000 USD per year and should follow the NIH fellowship standards, which are based on years of postdoctoral experience.

12-14-2017

American Federation for Aging Research

AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts.

 

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

12-15-2017

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

2018 Innovation Grants

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is committed to creating opportunities for new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but for which a strong case is made for the potential impact on childhood cancers.

 

Innovation Grants will support research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a recent track record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of successfully competing for extramural funding. The grant is for two years up to $125,000 per year for direct costs only. A no-cost extension is permitted if progress is demonstrated and budget properly justified.

12-15-2017 (LOI)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

2018 Epidemiology Grants

These awards will support investigators pursuing research studies in human populations using epidemiological approaches aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment.

 

Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological research approach include the following:

  1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer (identify subgroups at risk, cause and risk factors)
  2. Early Detection of childhood cancer (reduce disease severity and complications e.g. screening)
  3. Prevention of childhood cancer (prevent initial development of disease, e.g. immunization, reduce exposure)
  4. Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research (evaluate existing or new preventative/therapeutic measures to improve health outcomes for children with cancer or evaluate access to treatment)
  5. Molecular epidemiology studies (identify contribution of potential genetic risk factors to late effects of treatment, within families and across populations)

 

Funding for two years, maximum of $100,000 per year, may be requested for direct costs.

12-15-2017

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Young Investigator Grants

Young Investigator Grants are 3 year awards designed to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers, such as postdoctoral or clinical fellows. Outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.

 

The award amount is up to $150,000 over three years. A maximum of $50,000 in total costs will be awarded to applicants annually.

12-15-2017

American Tinnitus Association

Research Projects

In 2017, ATA will award a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative and high-quality research that substantively contributes to the scientific understanding of tinnitus and advances the search for a cure. The program focuses on providing seed grants for the most innovative areas of tinnitus scientific exploration. Proposals are measured against ATA's "Roadmap for a Cure," a framework for how tinnitus research can best — and most rapidly — be used to achieve a definitive cure for tinnitus.

12-15-2017

Earlier.org – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test

Innovative Testing Research

Earlier.org - Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education and to raising funds for research into earlier detection of breast cancer.

 

To advance this mission, grants of up to $40,000 over one to three years will be awarded in support of pilot research projects focused on new methods aimed at improving detection of early stage breast cancer. Priority will be given to projects that lead to the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection.

 

Applications are accepted from both established investigators who have funding but want to embark on a new area of research, as well as less experienced researchers. In either case, the proposal should represent a new approach to the area of interest.

12-15-2017

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was established in 2000 by Patrick J. McGovern and Lore Harp McGovern with the goal of improving human welfare, communication, and understanding through support for neuroscience research.

 

To that end, the institute has announced a call for nominations for its twelfth annual Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.

 

Now in its fifteenth year, the Scolnick Prize is designed to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $150,000 award plus an inscribed gift. In addition, the recipient will be expected to present a public lecture at the McGovern Institute in the spring of 2018. A gala dinner for the recipient and invited guests will follow the lecture.

 

Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals with a background in neuroscience who are affiliated with a university, hospital, medicals school, or research institute. Self-nominations will not be considered.

12-15-2017

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Discovery Research and Development Grants

Discovery research includes the search for understanding the causes of disease, unraveling pathways involved in disease, identifying novel drug targets, and testing new strategies to treat disease. The goal for discovery research is to form a solid foundation that informs and accelerates all subsequent drug development. Since each rare disease poses unique challenges to therapy development, discovery research may include various types of studies related to the unmet needs of each disorder including the creation of improved disease models, biomarker discovery, and the identification of the genetic causes of disease, among others.

 

Research Grants comprise the majority of MDA’s research funding awards each year. These grants are awarded to independent, established investigators to accelerate progress toward understanding and treating neuromuscular disease and total $100,000 per year for one to three years. In a very limited number of cases, awards will exceed $100,000 per year, but pre-approval is required before letter of intent submission.

 

MDA Development Grants are awarded to senior postdoctoral researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators, and are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of promising new neuromuscular disease researchers. Development grants total $60,000 per year, for one to three years.

12-15-2017 (LOI)

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Research Proposals

OFRF is pleased to release our Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018 research grants. Applicants residing in Canada, Mexico, and the United States are eligible to apply. In particular, OFRF encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying for funding.

 

Research priorities include are not limited to:

  1. Soil health. Topics of particular interest include nutrient balancing, crop rotations, and fertility management focused on reducing environmental impacts.
  2. Innovative weed control. Topics of particular interest include weed control related to climate change and changing weather patterns.
  3. Management of emerging insect and disease issues.
  4. Livestock health. Topics of particular interest include livestock and crop integration and best practices for grass based livestock production.

 

OFRF requests proposals with objectives that are realistically achievable with a modest level of funding. OFRF will fund projects for up to $20,000 for one year.

12-15-2017

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

2018 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Catalyst Grant

Supports a junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.

 

Amount: $500,000.

12-15-2017

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Catalyst Grants

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is accepting applications for its 2018 Catalyst Grant program.

 

The program, which aims to encourage and support junior faculty in the pursuit of pancreatic cancer research and establish a career path in the field, provides grants of up to $500,000 over three years to junior investigators who have yet to secure their first significant research funding.

 

Research projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature but must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. Grant recipients not only receive financial support for their funded research but also are invited to join the network's Community for Progress, a mentorship program that works to advance the goal of increasing survival rates and improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

12-15-2017

American Lung Association

Alpha-1 Research Grant

To encourage research on advancing the understanding of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, the American Lung Association has teamed up with the Alpha-1 Foundation to offer the Alpha-1 Research Grant. The objective of the Alpha-1 Research Grant is to support clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any other kind of research projects aimed at developing novel medical treatments, advancing current treatment options or finding a cure for Alpha-1 Deficiency.

 

The Alpha-1 Research Grant is for $40,000 per year for up to two years.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award

The American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support application’s holding a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division conducting research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease.

 

The Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award is for $75,000 per year.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Biomedical Research Grant

The American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.

 

The Biomedical Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Clinical Patient Care Research Grant

The American Lung Association Clinical Patient Care Research Grant is a mentored award is meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for conducting trials for the improvement of patient care and treatment for lung disease.

 

The Clinical Patient Care Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Dalsemer Research Grant

The American Lung Association Dalsemer Research Grant is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.

 

The Dalsemer Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Social-Behavior Research Grant

The American Lung Association Social-Behavior Research Grant is a mentored award is meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for working within the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:

  • Psychosocial research
  • Behavioral research
  • Health services and health policy research
  • Epidemiology / Biostatics research
  • Public Health Education research

 

The Social-Behavior Research Grant is for $50,000 per year, for up to two years. Grants are subjected to annual review and may be granted for two years. The second year of support is based on demonstrating satisfactory progress, as well as, the availability of funding from the Lung Association. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung heath research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Senior Research Training Fellowship

The objective of the Senior Research Training Fellowship Award is to support first time training of recently graduated MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.

 

The Fellowship Award is for $32,500 per year and 100% of funds are to be used towards salary and fringe benefits. Fellows are expected to devote their fulltime, and in no case less than 75% of their time, to research training. This award does not permit the recipient to engage in the private practice of medicine during the support period.

12-21-2017

American Lung Association

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:

  • Psychosocial research
  • Behavioral research
  • Health services and health policy research
  • Epidemiology / Biostatics research
  • Public Health Education research

 

The Dissertation Grant is for $21,000 per year. Up to $16,000 of the award may be used for a student stipend but funds may not be used for tuition.

12-21-2017

David Bohnett Foundation

LGBT Community and CyberCenters Grants

We are proud funders and advocates in support of groups and organizations that strive to provide equal rights and protections for all LGBT people. We are believers in technology – and have developed a network of more than sixty community centers – from city centers to college campuses – that provide state of the art computing to the LGBT community.

 

Grants generally range from $25,000 to $75,000.

12-31-2017 (LOI)

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Cancer Research Proposals

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit 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. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 15% overhead are usually not considered.

 

Grants generally range from $100,000 to $200,000.

12-31-2017

American Gastroenterological Association

Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award

The American Gastroenterological Association is accepting applications for its AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award.

 

The objectives of the program are to help early-career investigators establish their research careers and support research projects that represent new directions for established investigators. Projects must focus on the relationship of gut microbiota to digestive health and disease. To that end, a single grant of $25,000 will be awarded to a researcher at any career stage in support of research on the relationship of gut microbiota to digestive health and disease.

01-12-2018

Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation

New Investigators

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation is the only foundation in the world dedicated to facilitating and funding research for a cure for desmoid tumors. The foundation funds research that uses cutting-edge science and creative clinical applications, as well as novel approaches that address potential leads based on prior research.

 

As part of this mission, DTRF has issued a Request for Proposal to support early-stage research that explores new approaches to advance current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors resulting in the development of new treatment options and bringing us closer to a cure.

 

One-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to young investigators who are new to desmoid tumor research and require seed funding that enables them to gather preliminary data needed to apply for funding to support a more fully developed line of research in the future. Researchers must be willing to collaborate with other scientists and institutions with similar interests.

01-12-2018

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Mentored Clinical Research Award

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is inviting applications from new investigators for its PDF-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award.

 

A single grant of $50,000 will be awarded for a one-year patient-oriented research project focused on Parkinson’s disease or other Parkinsonian disorders under the mentorship of an experienced investigator. The goal of the award is to provide funding for an investigator who has the potential to become an independent researcher in the field.

 

To be eligible, applicants should be a clinician and scientist who is within five years of having completed formal training. Fellows may apply.

01-12-2018

Avon Products Foundation

Support Services Program

Supports programs providing support services and education to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, including nutrition support, counseling and referral programs, financial assistance programs and information services.

 

Grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000 per year.

 

Application is by invitation only. To seek an invitation, please send a description of the proposed program to grants@avonbcc.org.

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National Organization for Rare Disorders

Malonic Aciduria Research

NORD, with funding from The Hope Fund, is accepting applications for a total of $50,000, for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to malonyl-CoA decarboxylase deficiency, a rare metabolic condition that prevents the body from converting certain fats to energy. The signs and symptoms of this disorder are variable, but may include delayed development in childhood, hypotonia, seizures, diarrhea, vomiting, metabolic acidosis, hypoglycemia, ketosis, abnormal urinary compounds, lactic academia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This condition is caused by mutations in the malonyl-CoA decarboxylase gene (MLYCD) gene, and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. The MCD enzyme is involved in the degradation of malonyl-CoA and it appears that inhibition of fatty acid synthesis as a result of malonyl-CoA accumulation is responsible for at least some of the clinical manifestations of the disorder. This condition is known as malonic aciduria, malonic acidemia, malonyl-coenzyme A decarboxylase deficiency, and MCD deficiency.

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Smith Richardson Foundation

Domestic Public Policy Program

The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States, with the goal of helping to ensure the vitality of our social, economic, and governmental institutions. The foundation also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies that promote our ability to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad.

 

The foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that aim to help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, grants will be awarded in support of research on and the evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates. In previous years, grant amounts have ranged between $25,000 and $104,000.

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