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Agencies

Additional Funding Opportunities:

(Last updated 7/25/2018)

Funding for Equipment

National Institutes of Health

Program

Deadline

Synopsis

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program

May

Funds groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade commercially available instruments that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Awards are issued for one year, and matching funds are not required. Types of instruments supported include X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

National Science Foundation

Program

Deadline

Synopsis

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

January

Assist with the acquisition or development of research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Proposals must be for either acquisition or development and can be for a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). Awards for instrumentation range from $100,000 to $4 million. Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2.

  • Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.
  • Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

Consistent with the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69), cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement and cannot include it. National Science Board policy prohibits voluntary committed cost sharing.

Archaeometry Awards, SBE Archaeology Program

December 1

The Archaeology Program recognizes three broad classes of archaeometric proposals: to support laboratories which provide archaeometric services; to develop and refine archaeometric techniques; and to apply existing analytic techniques to specific bodies of archaeological materials. Budget items may include: 12 month salary for a full-time professional laboratory associate at the postdoctoral level, student support, funding for the acquisition of laboratory equipment and expendable supplies, and up to 2 months of full time equivalent salary during the year for the laboratory director to support active collaboration with archaeologists. Laboratories receiving awards will also be permitted to submit "senior" research applications for the support of focused research projects. Applicants may request up to five years of support.

Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)

Open

This program supports: acquisition or upgrade of research equipment; development of new instrumentation, analytical techniques, or software; support of national or regional multi-user facilities; support for early career investigators. Maximum request varies.

Chemical and Engineering Research Equipment

January

Research equipment with a total cost of less than $200,000 can be funded by individual or multiple programs within the Engineering Directorate or via joint funding with programs in other divisions or directorates. Programs that accept equipment proposals are: Thermal Transport & Thermal Processing; Combustion & Plasma Systems; Interfacial, Transport & Thermodynamics; Separation & Purification Processes; Fluid Dynamics & Hydraulics; Kinetics, Catalysis & Molecular Processes.

CISE Computing Research Infrastructure

Waiting for New Publication (7/24/2018)

The CRI program drives discovery and learning in the computing disciplines by supporting the creation, enhancement, and operation of world-class computing research infrastructure. CRI supports two classes of awards: Institutional Infrastructure, and Community Infrastructure.

Funding for Travel

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Multiple Disciplines
Archaeology
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Biology
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European Studies
Health and Medicine
Humanities
Mathematics
Physics

Multiple Disciplines

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholar Programs

Varies by Program

Fulbright Scholar Programs offer faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Multi-Country Regional Research Fellowship

January

Awards up to $10,500 to U.S. doctoral candidates and postdocs for advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

National Science Foundation, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

September

Projects must involve U.S. students conducting research at foreign sites with appropriate foreign expert mentorship. Projects are organized and proposed by U.S. institutions and U.S.-based Principal Investigators, who arrange the specific research topics, foreign site placements, appropriate foreign research mentorship, and necessary local resources, and then recruit and prepare U.S. students to participate in these experiences.

Australian Academy of Science, Selby Fellowship

August

Fellowships are awarded in all fields of science to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Fellows are expected to increase public awareness of science and scientific issues and accordingly will be outstanding lecturers to the general lay public. Up to $A10,000 is available to cover economy airfares and assistance towards living expenses.

Archaeology

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Archaeological Institute of America

Varies by Program

The AIA offers fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars. Fellowships are open to AIA members.

Asian Studies

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

American Council of Learned Societies, American Research in the Humanities in China

October

This program is for U.S. citizen and permanent resident scholars in the humanities who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Grants of up to $50,400 are offered for four to 12 months of continuous research in China.

American Institute of Indian Studies, Research Fellowships

July 1

Junior Fellowships support graduate students conducting research for their doctoral dissertations in India. Senior Long- and Short-term Fellowships are for those holding the PhD degree. Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the arts to conduct their projects in India.

Biology

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Collaborative Research Travel Grants in the Biomedical Sciences

February

This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course.

Company of Biologists, Travelling Fellowships

August 31, November 30

The Company of Biologists’ journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology, and Disease Models & Mechanisms) offer fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories, to offset the cost of travel and other expenses.

Engineering

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

National Science Foundation, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

September

Projects must involve U.S. students conducting research at foreign sites with appropriate foreign expert mentorship. Projects are organized and proposed by U.S. institutions and U.S.-based Principal Investigators, who arrange the specific research topics, foreign site placements, appropriate foreign research mentorship, and necessary local resources, and then recruit and prepare U.S. students to participate in these experiences.

European Studies

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Irish-American Cultural Institute, Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland

December 31

The Fellowship is granted to an Irish studies scholar and provides a semester at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Health and Medicine

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Collaborative Research Travel Grants in the Biomedical Sciences

February

This program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique, to facilitate a collaboration, or to attend a laboratory/lecture course.

National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center: Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Travel Support

Varies

This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research.

National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Opportunities (JSPS)

Varies

JSPS conducts fellowship programs for foreign researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. citizen and permanent resident researchers to conduct cooperative research under their Japanese host researchers in Japan.

Humanities

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

American Council of Learned Societies, American Research in the Humanities in China

October

This program is for U.S. citizen and permanent resident scholars in the humanities who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Grants of up to $50,400 are offered for four to 12 months of continuous research in China.

Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship

October

This prize supports travel abroad for gifted American-born poets.

Mathematics

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF-AWM Mentoring Travel Grants

February 1

Each grant funds travel, accommodations, and other required expenses for an untenured woman mathematician to travel to an institute or a department to do research with a specified individual for one month. Grants are up to $5,000 each.

Association for Women in Mathematics, NSF-AWM Travel Grants

February 1, May 1, and October 1

The objective of this program is to enable women to attend research conferences in their fields by providing travel and subsistence funds. A maximum of $2,300 for domestic conferences and of $3,500 for foreign conferences will be funded.

Physics

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

American Physical Society, Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

June

The award consists of a $1,000 stipend plus $2,000 travel expenses for lectures given by the recipient at an APS meeting and at two or more educational institutions or research laboratories in the year following the award. The lectures should be especially aimed at physicists early in their careers.

American Physical Society, Maria Goeppert Mayer Award

June 1

The award provides $3,000 plus travel allowance to a woman physicist in the early years of her career to provide her opportunities to give lectures in her field of physics at four institutions and at an APS meeting.

Funding for Women and Minorities

Federal Agencies:

National Institutes of Health

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

varies

Provides administrative supplements to existing grants to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, post doctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)
NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22)

standard NIH dates

The K01 award provides support and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence.
The K22 program invites applications from recipients of the NCI Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Diversity and from advanced postdoctoral and/or newly independent research scientists representative of groups that are underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and/or social sciences.

NINDS Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)

standard NIH dates

The purpose is to provide junior faculty with support and protected time (up to three years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in neuroscience research.

National Science Foundation

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

November

Through Fellowship Competitive Area 1: Broadening Participation in Biology, the Directorate for Biological Sciences seeks to increase the diversity of scientists at the postdoctoral level in biology.

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

October

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (1) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (2) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS).

Non-federal Agencies

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

American Astronomical Society, Annie J. Cannon Award

June 30

This $1,500 award is given to a North American female astronomer within five years of receiving her Ph.D. in the year designated for the award.

American Chemical Society, Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal

November 1

This medal recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists. The award consists of $5,000 and up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented.

American Physical Society, Edward A. Bouchet Award

July 1

This award for a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research consists of a stipend of $3,500 plus support for travel to an APS meeting where the recipient will receive the award and give a presentation. The lecturer will be invited to at least three academic institutions where the impact of the visit on minority students would be significant.

American Physical Society, Maria Goeppert Mayer Award

July 1

This award provides $2,500 plus a $4,000 travel allowance to a woman physicist in the early years of her career to provide opportunities to give lectures in her field of physics at four institutions and at an APS meeting.

Association of Women in Mathematics, Travel Grants

February 1, May 1, October 1

The AWM offers several travel grants.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Underrepresented Minority (URM) Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

January

The program provides $60,000 over three years to support career development activities for URM postdoctoral fellows in biomedical or medical research. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

November

The awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellowships provide a one-year stipend of $45,000.

Funding for New and Early Career Faculty

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Department of Agriculture

Department of Energy

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Non-federal Agencies

Department of Agriculture

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Varies by Program

The Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants component of this program includes funding for new investigators. A new investigator is defined as an individual who is beginning his/her career, does not have an extensive scientific publication record, and has fewer than than five years postgraduate, career-track experience. The new investigator may not have received competitively awarded federal research funds with the exception of pre- or postdoctoral research grants or USDA NRI or AFRI Seed Grants.

Department of Energy

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Early Career Research Program, Office of Science

September for required pre-application, November for application

Supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research; Basic Energy Sciences, Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Applicants must be no more than ten years beyond the Ph.D. at the deadline for the application.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science (ROSES program element), NASA

varies; applications are solicited every two years

The New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science, directed toward scientists and/or engineers within five years of their receipt of a terminal degree, is solicited every two years. (It was solicited as part of ROSES-2013.) Proposers can address research, applied sciences, data management, computing, and/or technology issues. The average anticipated award is $80,000–$90,000 per year for up to three years.

National Institutes of Health

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

New and Early Stage Investigator Policies, NIH

In general, a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is considered a New Investigator if he/she has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. In 2009, NIH instituted a new adjunct to the New Investigator policies involving the identification of Early Stage Investigators. ESIs are New Investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants. The NIH New and Early Stage Investigator page includes:

National Science Foundation

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, NSF

July

The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers as outstanding researchers and educators who effectively integrate teaching, learning, and discovery. The minimum CAREER award 400,000 for a five-year period except for the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP). For proposals submitted to BIO or OPP, the minimum award size is $500,000 over five years.

Non-federal Agencies

Program

Deadline

Program Synopsis

Young Investigator Awards, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

December

Young Investigator Awards are designed as start-up funds for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.

Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI), American Chemical Society

October

Awards of $110,000 over two years provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of assistant professor or the equivalent.

Fellowships, American Council of Learned Societies

September

Fellowships support research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Awards provide up to $40,000 for assistant professor–level investigators for six to twelve months of research.

Junior Faculty Award, Career Development Award, American Diabetes Association

April

Junior Faculty support new investigators who are establishing their independence in diabetes research; applicants can have any level of faculty appointment up through assistant professor. Career Development Awards are designed to assist outstanding assistant professor level faculty investigators in conducting diabetes-related research.

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty, American Federation for Aging Research

December for letter of intent

AFAR Junior Faculty Grants provide up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer-term research efforts. New Investigator awards provide up to $100,000 for one or two years of research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Young Investigator Grants, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

November 15

Grants support studies that aim to increase understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk or that test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. Young Investigator Grants of up to $85,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at or below the level of assistant professor, with an additional $10,000 ($5,000 per year) for an established suicide researcher who will mentor the Young Investigator.

Career Development Award, American Heart Association

January

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. 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. No more than four years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree) at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.). $77,000 per year, including 10% institutional indirect costs, for three years.

ALF Research Awards Program, American Liver Foundation

December

Applicants must apply within the first three years of his/her first faculty appointment. Funding is provided in the amount of $225,000 over three years for research in liver physiology and disease.

Centennial Fellowships, American Mathematical Association

December 1

The program makes awards to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Recipients shall have held the doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award. Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past. Recipients may not hold the Fellowship concurrently with another research fellowship such as a Sloan or NSF postdoctoral fellowship or CAREER award.

Pracademic Fellowship Program , American Political Science Association

September

Gives early- to mid-career political scientists an opportunity to learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation. For instance, there may be targeted opportunities to work with specific projects not affected by the current federal environment, or to work with policy teams that are attempting to develop ways to better use research at the federal level.

Research Awards, American Society for Mass Spectrometry

November 30

Academic scientists within four years of joining the tenure-track faculty are eligible for awards of $35,000 for research in mass spectrometry.

New Investigators Research Grant, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

April

New scientists earning their latest degree in communication sciences within the last five years are eligible to compete for $10,000 grants to pursue research in audiology or speech-language pathology.

Beckman Young Investigator Program, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

September for letter of intent

The program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. To be eligible, an applicant should not have completed more than three full years in his or her tenure-track or other comparable independent research appointment. Grants may be in the range of $750,000 for up to four years.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

February

This award funds talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers and a demonstrated commitment to education. Awards are $75,000 for one year.

William T. Grant Scholars Program, William T. Grant Foundation

TBA

The Scholars Program is a professional development program for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, or health sciences. The Foundation supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of U.S. youth ages 8 to 25. Awards are for $350,000 over 5 years.

Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

October for Letter of Intent

This career development award enables outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research that will help resolve important policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences.

Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute

April for letter of intent

The award provides three years of funding for a small research project on the health effects of air pollution to a new investigator at the assistant professor or equivalent level.

Young Investigators’ Research Grants, Human Frontier Science Program

March for letter of intent

Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines to focus on problems in the life sciences. Young Investigators’ Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer or equivalent).

Young Investigator Awards, Infectious Diseases Society of America

March

The IDSA Education and Research Foundation and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases have joined forces to offer the IDSA ERF/NFID Joint Research Awards to support needed research by promising young researchers who may not otherwise find funding as federal and other institutional research support becomes more difficult to obtain.

Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences

February

The award supports young investigators in the early stages of their careers who are engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The candidate should be within four years of receiving his/her first tenure-track appointment. The award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period.

Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes

March for letter of nomination

This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers in areas consonant with those of the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Applicants may not be recipients of a major grant (e.g., an R01, or other grant exceeding $200,000 a year) at the time of application.

Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition, James S. McDonnell Foundation

March

JSMF Scholar Awards support research studying how neural systems are linked to and support cognitive functions and how cognitive systems are related to an organism’s (preferably human) observable behavior. Studies with model organisms should justify why such models were selected and how data obtained from models advances our understanding of human cognition. $600,000 over 6 years.

Scholar Awards, McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

January

Supports neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. The Endowment Fund especially seeks applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues. Awards are $75,000 per year for three years.

MQ Fellows Programme, MQ: Transforming Mental Health

April for letter of intent, August for invited proposal

Supports early career scientists and clinicians who are asking the difficult and challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research. Awards are up to £75,000 per year for three years.

NARSAD Young Investigator Grants, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

February

Offers up to $35,000 per year for up to two years to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported; research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Awards, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

August

Supports candidates who have begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area related to multiple sclerosis. Maximum funding is $30,000 in the first year, increasing to $40,000 by the last year of the five-year award.

Research Starter Grants, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation

February 1 for Health Outcomes, Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; September 1 for Informatics, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmaceutics; October 1 for Adherence Improvement Young Investigator Grant Program

The purpose of the PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants is to offer financial support to individuals beginning their independent research careers at the faculty level. $100,000 for one year.

Cottrell Scholar Awards, Research Corporation

Pre-proposal – May

Full Proposal – July

Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members at U.S. institutions whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics, but not in a school of medicine or engineering. Eligibility is limited to faculty in the third year after their first tenure-track appointment. Awards total $100,000 for three years.

Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

July

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.

New Investigator Grant, Scleroderma Foundation

September

Supports new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to systemic sclerosis. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for up to three years.

Searle Scholars Program

September for campus limited submission application (approximate)

The program invites applications from selected universities and research institutions. Awards of $100,000 per year for three years support outstanding young scientists pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1 of the year prior to the application year.

Sloan Research Fellowships, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

September

Fellowships support fundamental research by early-career faculty in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. Candidates should be no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) as of the year of their nomination. Awards are $65,000 for two years.

Pilot Research Grant, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

October

Provides awards of up to $25,000 to basic and clinical scientists in the early stages of their careers. Applicants must be no more than five years post nuclear medicine/molecular imaging training. Applicants must not have served as the principal investigator of a peer-reviewed grant for more than $50,000 in a single calendar year.

External Faculty Fellowships, Stanford Humanities Center

October

Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship year. Fellowships are for one full academic year and require the fellow to be in residence. Fellows are awarded stipends of up to $70,000 and a housing and moving allowance of up to $30,000.

Awards to New Assistant Professors, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee

December

CRCC funds support meritorious research in a wide range of scientific areas, including both applied clinical research and basic research relevant to cancer. Faculty members who are assistant professors at the time of application and for whom the award year will be their third through sixth year of appointment as UC faculty are eligible for New Assistant Professor awards.

Start-Up Research Grant, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation

November

Projects must have a strong element of cooperation between an Israeli and an American scientist(s) and fall within the areas of research supported in that year by the BSF. In addition, at least one of the principal investigators should have attained his/her Ph.D., M.D. degree, or equivalent no more than ten years prior to submitting the proposal.

Grants-in-Aid, Whitehall Foundation

January 15, April 15, and October 1 for letter of intent

Funds researchers at the assistant professor level in the life sciences. The foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. Awards are up to $30,000 for one year.

Federal and New York Agencies

Federal Agencies:

National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

US Department of Education (USDE)

US Department of Energy (DOE)

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

US International Information Programs

U.S. Department of Justice

New York Agencies

New York State Council on the Arts

New York Biotechnology Center

New York Department of Cultural Resources