Check in often for a current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

Ongoing

Submit highly scored unfunded applications to OnPAR, which provides innovative and exceptional research applications a second opportunity for funding: https://goo.gl/wQcgs2

After registration, sign in using username and password. Enter the Title and the Funding Agency log number or identification number of the proposal abstract you are submitting. Copy and paste your abstract into the Abstract Box. Add remarks to be included for Funder review. Please include the Peer Review score. Submit. Funders will request application materials and a summary statement from invited applicants.

American Diabetes Association Minority Undergraduate Fellowship (MUI) designed to provide a mentored diabetes research experience to undergraduate minority* students who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Funding:$3,000 stipend. Due: Rolling Submissions Reviewed Upon Receipt. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Current Association-funded investigators may apply for a stipend to support the training of a minority* undergraduate student working in their laboratory.

July

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Up to $5 million based on stage and scope of research. LOI: July 12, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y26aqbz8

Funding is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide at academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits. Industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. Biotechnology companies. Funding is provided through mission-related investments that require return on investment based upon scientific and/or business milestones. Existing companies and new startups are both eligible.

American Diabetes Association Innovative Basic Science Award supports basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes. Award: $115,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree, and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission. One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator; multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted.

American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Award supports research with novel and innovative hypotheses, performed in human subjects, or research approaches to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical application. Award: $200,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree, and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission. One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator; multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted. 

American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Development Award support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers. Funding Award: $138,000/year. Deadline: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Eligible applicants must be full-time independent faculty with less than 10 years of research experience since their terminal degree who do not have previous or current NIH support (R00, R01, U01 or equivalent). Applicants may not hold concurrent awards of similar intent (NIH K awards, foundation or non-profit career development awards), however they can have completed previous NIH K or other career development funding. Applicants must dedicate at least 75% total effort to research activities.

American Diabetes Association Minority Junior Faculty Development Award support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers. Award: $138,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Eligible applicants must be full-time independent faculty from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research*, with less than 10 years of research experience since their terminal degree who do not have previous or current NIH support (R00, R01, U01 or equivalent). Applicants may not hold concurrent awards of similar intent (NIH K awards, foundation or non-profit career development awards), however they can have completed previous NIH K or other career development funding. Applicants must dedicate at least 75% total effort to research activities.

American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship available to postdoctoral researchers (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) to provide support for high quality training in disciplines and topics relevant to diabetes, in an environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. Award $47,484-$55,581/year.  Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Researchers (PhD, MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, or equivalent) with confirmed postdoctoral position by award start date. Applicants with more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree are not eligible for this award.

American Diabetes Association Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship (PMF) available to minority* postdoctoral researchers (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Fellowships provide support for high quality training in disciplines and topics relevant to diabetes, in an environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. Maximum Funding: $47,484-$55,581/year salary stipend, plus $5K/year research and $5K/year fringe allowances. Deadline July 15, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Researchers (PhD, MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, or equivalent) with confirmed postdoctoral position by award start date. Applicants must be from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and may not have more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree.

Alkermes Pathways Research Award supports the next generation of researchers working to advance our understanding of central nervous system disorders. Award: $100,000 per project. Due: July 31. http://tiny.cc/11rw7y

This grant is for investigators who are in the early stages of their career; specifically, they may be the recipient of a career development (K) award or other mentored research grant, but not a funded R01 grant or equivalent at the time of application. Researchers with an academic position above assistant professor are not eligible.

August

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement encourages junior investigators to expand promising research by providing additional support to cover research costs and help investigators become independent. Award up to $50,000/yr for 2 years. Due August 1.http://tinyurl.com/y4x32nyg

All applicants must meet citizenship/permanent resident status and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Applicants must be ACR or ARP members with an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral level degree from an accredited institution. ACR members must have received a priority score, summary statement, and funding decision on their NIH K08, K23, K25, K99/R00, or VA CDA-2 award. Applicants whose career development applications were unscored are not eligible.

AGA-Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer open to #ECR currently holding a career development award. Award: $40,000. Due: August 7. http://tiny.cc/epdy7y

Candidate must hold an NIH K series or other federal or non-federal career development award of at least four years’ duration. There must be at least one year remaining on the award by Jan. 1, 2020. Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD and/or equivalent degree and must classify as “early career”.

AGA-R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer supports an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research. Award: $50,000/year for 2 years. Due: August 7. http://tiny.cc/uvdy7y

Candidates must be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. Applicants performing any type of research relevant to digestive disorders are eligible to apply. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Applicants who are physician-scientists, female or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Beckman Young Investigators Program is open to those in any discipline in first three years of tenure track.. Award: $600,000 over 4 yrs. Due: August 9. http://tiny.cc/3euw7y

The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Investigators can have no more than $225,000 in direct, annualized external funding grants during any BYI Program Year (Aug-July) at time of application. Start-up funds, department-wide instrumentation grants, and “Transition” grants (such as NIH K99/R00) are not counted toward this total.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators. Award 2 year $250,000. Due: August 15. https://www.asahq.org/faer/researchandeducation

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa that will be valid through the period of FAER funding. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.  Must be an anesthesiologist who is within 10 years of graduating from residency and who has a license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the U.S. and be an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Intramural Clinical Research Scholar Transition Award encourages applications for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. Required to spend time at the NIH facility. See RFA for more information. Award: Up to $499,000. Due: August 31. https://tinyurl.com/yy3qxulx

Eligible applicants include physicians, dentists and nurses (including MD, MD/PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, RN/PhD, or equivalent clinical doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution) who have a professional license to practice clinically in the U.S.  The program is intended for investigators at the early stages of their careers.  Applicants will generally have completed or be completing a post-residency clinical fellowship, and will have demonstrated sufficient patient-oriented research experience to qualify for a tenure-track level appointment. Tenured applicants are not eligible. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, although selected Scholars must qualify for and maintain appropriate visa/residency status throughout the program.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation supports research directly related to Meige’s Syndrome or blepharospasm. Novel therapies for apraxia of eyelid opening, dry eye, and photophobia will also be considered for funding. Award: $100,000/year. Due: August. 31. http://tiny.cc/2m3x7y

M.D. or Ph.D. is required for principal investigator. Non-U.S. citizens working at institutions abroad are eligible to apply for a research grant.

September

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group call for competitive proposals to support groundbreaking early-stage research that can lead to advances in the treatment and cure of blood cancers and potentially other cancers as well. Award: $750,000 up to 3 years. LOI: September 19. www.LLS.org/Research/Discovery

Candidates for this award must hold a PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent degree. Applicants must be independent investigators affiliated with a non-profit Sponsoring Institution at the time funding commences and for the duration of the award. Application from non-academic facilities are not eligible.

AGA-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease supports research into pathophysiology and/or treatment of NAFLD. Award: $30,000/year. Due: September 4. http://tiny.cc/odey7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at an accredited North American institution. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award supports recipients at any career stage performing research in gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas. Award: $30,000. Due: September 4. http://tiny.cc/7jey7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at an accredited North American institution. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

AGA-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award supports pilot projects in functional GI and motility disorders. Award: $30,000. Due: September 4. http://tiny.cc/x0ey7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at an accredited North American institution. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. International candidates may apply for this award.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care encourages new investigators to conduct research in the area of shoulder care. Award: $50,000. Due September 5. http://tinyurl.com/yyra5e8g

Eligible applicants should have PI or Co-PI, must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department. PI/Co-PI must be an ASES member.

National Institutes of Health K01-Research Scientist Development Award encourages Research Conference Grant applications to conduct an annual intensive workship/conference/meeting that addresses the needs of early stage HIV/AIDS researches utilizing nonhuman primates (NHPs) as they translate preclinical research from NHPs to human clinical trials. Award: $75,000 per meeting year. Due: September 11. https://tinyurl.com/y6tbosc3

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Beckman – Argyros Award for tenured basic science investigators researching vision. Award: $400,000, plus a personal award of $100,000 paid directly to the winner. Nominations due: September 28. http://tiny.cc/b59x7y

A recognized leader in their field of scientific expertise who made a significant transformative breakthrough in vision research; Actively engaged in vision research or research which may be applied to vision sciences;A tenured M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with an appointment in a basic science department, or a similar appointment; Conducting research at a U.S. university or research institution with a 501(c)(3), or other similarly qualifying, IRS designation.

October

Whitehall Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. Scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States are eligible to apply. Award: Up to $30,000/1year. LOI: October 1, 2019. http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

The applicant must be an Assistant Professor (or higher). If the institution does not use this title, a letter from the department chair confirming the applicant’s eligibility is required. The applicant must hold Principal Investigator status. The applicant must be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation encourages investigators to commit to scientific research. Research may be basic, translational, clinical and/or health services. Award: $225,000 over 3 years. LOI: October 4.  http://tinyurl.com/y6nz23tx

Eligible applicant should be an Orthopaedic surgeon (MD, MBBS). PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an Orthopaedic department. Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation New Investigator Grant advances the training of the next generation of orthopaedic physician-scientists by providing seed and start- up funding for promising research projects. Award: $50,000. LOI: October 4. https://tinyurl.com/yxtc4xr9

Eligible applicants should be residents, fellows, or Orthopaedic Surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Prospective Clinical Research Grant promotes clinical research and provides funding for promising prospective studies in the areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery. Award: $150,000
($50,000 per year). LOI: October 4.  https://tinyurl.com/y2slavqr

Eligible applicant…PI or Co-PI. Must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department. Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Call for Angelman Syndrome Research Proposals given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Award: $100,000 per year. Due: October 15. https://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

Of particular interest to the ASF are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families. Researchers from all countries are encouraged to apply.

November

American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant intended to help sustain recipients’ research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply. Award: $150,000. Cycle A Application Due: November 1.  http://tinyurl.com/y3mhskrs

To be considered for an ASH Bridge Grant, the applicant must have submitted to the NIH in the past 18 months a hematology-related R01 or R01-equivalent application that was scored but not funded. The applicant must be an ASH member in good standing and plan to maintain membership for the duration of the award term. The applicant must hold a faculty position at an academic institution or the equivalent position at a non-profit research organization. The applicant must have the commitment of his/her institution to match $50,000 in funds.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Career Development Awards for #ECR working in inflammatory bowel disease. Award: $52,000/year, up to 3 years. LOI: November 5. http://tiny.cc/i6cy7y

Applicant Eligibility: Individuals who are already well established in the field of IBD research are not considered eligible for this award. Applicants should identify a senior investigator to act as a mentor to facilitate the transition to independence. At the time of application, applicants must be employed by an institution engaged in health care and/or health related research within the United States.

AGA Research Scholar Award supports investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent working toward an independent career in inflammatory bowel disease research. Award: $100,000/year for 3 years. Due: November 13. http://tiny.cc/qyiy7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by the start date of this award. Proposals spanning the research spectrum, from basic to clinical science, are eligible.  Candidates must be an AGA member in good standing at the time of application submission. Women, under-represented minorities, and physician/scientist investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Ben Feinstein Memorial Research Scholar Award supports early career faculty working toward an independent career in gastric cancer research. Award: $100,000/yr for 3 years. Due: November 13. http://tiny.cc/x6iy7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by the start date of this award. Proposals spanning the research spectrum, from basic to clinical science, are eligible.  Candidates must be an AGA member in good standing at the time of application submission. Women, under-represented minorities, and physician/scientist investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award supports investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent working toward an independent career in inflammatory bowel disease research. Award: $100,000/year for 3 years. Due: November 13. http://tiny.cc/majy7y

Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by the start date of this award. Proposals spanning the research spectrum, from basic to clinical science, are eligible.  Candidates must be an AGA member in good standing at the time of application submission. Women, under-represented minorities, and physician/scientist investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

December

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics Research Grant offers seed money for new investigators conducting research on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells. Award: $98,000.
Due: December 4 https://tinyurl.com/yyq54oc9

PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant encourages new investigators by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty. Award: $50,000. Due: December 4. https://tinyurl.com/y6jbfde3

Eligible applicant: PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon.​

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