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Ongoing

A-T Children’s ProjectResearch Grant Program
  • Due: LOI submission rolling
  • Funding: Up to $75,000 per year
  • Project period: 1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support translational and clinical research grants for research related to ataxia-telangiectasia including disease-modifying strategies that would prevent, slow, or stop the progression of the disease, symptom-improving strategies that address neural circuit function, immune system health and lung function, especially the neurological symptoms. (Grant decisions made and communicated 90 days after submission.)
  • Eligibility: Investigators at all levels eligible to apply. Early career scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.
Alexander von Humboldt Research FoundationHumboldt Research Fellowship
  • Due: Rolling (selection committee meets: Feb/Mar, June/July, Oct/Nov)
  • Funding: €3,170 monthly; €2,670 monthly (postdoctoral)
  • Project period: 6 – 18 months; 6 – 24 months (postdoctoral)
  • Purpose: To support research by scientists at any stage of their career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of choice. Further financial support may be available. Allow 4 months for the review process.
  • Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be postdoctorals (within 6 months of completing terminal degree to those who have completed their degree within the last 4 years), and established scientists who have completed their terminal degree within the last 12 years.
Allen Institute for AIAllen AI Young Investigators
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period:  1 to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support postdocs in gaining research experience by providing opportunities to work collaboratively on AI2 projects while pursuing independent research agendas.
  • Eligibility: Candidates should be withing 1 year of completing their PhD, or already have a PhD.
Alzheimer’s Association – Alzheimer’s Association Funding Program for Global Real-World Data Platforms (ALZ_RWD)
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $100,000 to $1M
  • Project period:  1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support acceleration of global initiatives focused on developing, expanding and aligning RWD platforms’ infrastructure, data and impact with Alzheimer’s Network for Treatment and Diagnostics ALZ-NET (ALZ-NET), which seeks to connect clinical data from Alzheimer’s patients to the network of medical professional and researchers to encourage robust information sharing and education.
  • Eligibility: A PI candidate must be a full-time faculty member or full-time paid employee of the organization submitting a proposal. See other eligibility requirements.
Alzheimer’s Association – Alzheimer’s Association World Wide FINGERS Network Funding Program (ALZ WW-FNFP)
  • Due: Open
  • Funding:Up to $1M
  • Project period:  Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To provide startup funding and/or opportunities for ongoing studies to initiate WW-FINGERS (Worldwide Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability) like studies, to expand these studies or to add unique opportunities that enhance the study through global collaboration of data sharing to facilitate rapid knowledge dissemination and implementation.
  • Eligibility: Open to U.S. and international researchers with proposals that focus on program objectives.
Angelman Syndrome Foundation – Angelman Syndrome Research Proposals Call for Proposals
  • Due: Annually April 15 and October 15
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 per year
  • Project period:  1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support research projects that address areas of unmet need in Angelman Syndrome research. Priority areas to include studying or correcting the heterozygous effect on non-UBE3A genes in deletion. See other priority areas.
  • Eligibility: Researchers at all levels are eligible.
Boehringer Ingelheim U.S. – Investigator-Initiated Studies (IIS)
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not Specified
  • Project period:  Not Specified
  • Purpose: To support proof of concept or exploratory studies and interventional and non-interventional and health outcomes research studies proposals. Priority Areas (proposals outside of priority areas will also be evaluated): Cardio-Renal-metabolic, Mental Health, Dermatology.
  • Eligibility: Intended for U.S. based researchers.
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationPath to a Cure: Pioneer Award
  • Due: LOI submission rolling
  • Funding: Negotiable
  • Project period:  Not specified
  • Purpose: To support development of treatments for the underlying cause of the disease and, ultimately, a cure for CF.
  • Eligibility: Matching funding required. U.S.-based and non U.S.-based research and development focused companies welcome to apply. Milestone completion and subsequent funding requirement.
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation – Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants
  • Due: January 1 (Round 1); July 1 (Round 2) annually
  • Funding: $25,000-$50,000
  • Project period: 1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support projects that have the potential to advance the field, build capacity in local areas, promote replication, influence public opinion and policy, affect systems change, and benefit people beyond the scope of the immediate project (projects focused on underfunded issues and geographic areas preferred).
  • Eligibility: Non-governmental local, state, and regional organizations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East in the countries where the projects are base and organizations from upper-income countries working with local partners in these areas. 
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationStudent Loan Repayment Program
  • Due: During and up to 4 months after active award period
  • Funding: $14,000 per year maximum
  • Project period: One-time payment
  • Purpose: To assist with repayment of educational loan debt associated with a graduate-level degree.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be current awardees of one of the following CFF programs: 1. First through fifth Year Clinical Fellows, 2. Harry Shwachman CF Clinical Investigator, 3. LeRoy Matthews Physician-Scientist, 4. Envision CF: Emerging Leaders in CF Endocrinology II Program, and 5. Developing Innovative Gastroenterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) Program. Other eligibility requirements may apply.
Department of Defense (DOD) – Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) – Neuroscience
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: Stipend (amount not specified)
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support mentored training of postdoctoral scientists who will gain hands-on experience and develop skills in molecular neuroscience research. Project focus: comparing how secondary insults after traumatic brain injury worsen cognition and motor activity, and increase damage to lungs, gut, and kidney. Program administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
  • Eligibility: PhD received within 5 years of award date and 2-4 years of neuroscience research using quantitative neuropathology and immunohistochemistry required.
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) – Mentored Research Training Grants
  • Due: February 15 and August 15 annually
  • Funding: $250,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support the skills development of anesthesiologists and collection of preliminary data needed to be successful in obtaining future grants and publishing research as they seek to become independent investigators.
  • Eligibility: Faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology training within the past 10 years who are focused on any area of research that will contribute to advancement in patient care and has the potential to lead to extramural research (including basic science, clinical, translational, health services and education research.
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) – Research Training Grants
  • Due: February 15 and August 15 annually
  • Funding: $75,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support training of anesthesiology residents in research techniques and scientific methods. Research areas: Basic science, clinical, translational, health services or education research.
  • Eligibility: Anesthesiology trainees after CA-1 year; 80% protected time required.
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)Transition to Independence Grant
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $75,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support the transition of scientists from mentored training-focused support to research independence for all types of cancers.
  • Eligibility: Funds are awarded to institutions. Applicants must demonstrate that their project aligns with GFCR’s mission. 20% protected time required.
Gateway for Cancer ResearchGFCR Grant Program
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $200,000 to $1.5 M
  • Project period: 2 to 5 years
  • Purpose: To fund early phase clinical trials at renowned institutions for all types of cancers.
  • Eligibility: Funds are awarded to institutions. Applicants must demonstrate that their project aligns with GFCR’s mission.
  • Note: Rolling LOI submissions aggregated 4 times a year. Submit LOI prior to deadline for this cycle.
Gateway for Cancer ResearchSIO Integrative Program
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $200,000 to $1.5 M
  • Project period: 2 to 5 years
  • Purpose: To fund integrative oncology research that pairs conventional therapies with evidence-based integrative therapies to manage symptoms and side effects from treatment and increase quality of life, especially post-treatment.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate that their project aligns with GFCR’s mission.
  • Note: Rolling LOI submissions aggregated 4 times a year. Submit LOI prior to deadline for this cycle.
Gateway for Cancer ResearchNCI/SPORE Program
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $200,000 to $800,000
  • Project period: 2 to 5 years
  • Purpose: A partnership with the NCI to give SPORE recipients a chance to apply for supplemental funding for their early phase, innovative clinical trials and enable principal investigators and their respective institutions to start a new trial through an additional arm, add patient cohorts and/or new correlative analysis. 
  • Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate that their project aligns with GFCR’s mission.
  • Note: Rolling LOI submissions aggregated 4 times a year. Submit LOI prior to deadline for this cycle.
Immune Tolerance NetworkRequest for Applications
  • Due: Open; Concept Proposals accepted year-round
    • Full applications accepted by invitation
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To fund research in 1) allergy & asthma, 2) autoimmune diseases, 3) kidney & liver transplantation, and 4) assays & biomarkers.
  • Note: ITN does not accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies.
NIHMaximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)
MOSAIC K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed
MOSAIC K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required
MOSAIC K99/R00 – Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH)
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: Varies
  • Project period: Up to 5 years (2 years K99; 3 years R00)
  • Purpose: To support early career, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds conducting research related to NIH mission.
  • Eligibility: Candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities, women and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Open to early career candidates working with a mentor.
NIH/FIC/NCIInternational Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed
  • Due: Standard March dates.
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To provide protected time for conducting postdoctoral mentored global health research in low-  and middle-income countries to strengthen global health research.
NIH/NCI– Impacts of climate change across the cancer control continuum (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: September 5, 2024; January 5, 2025; May 5, 2025; September 5, 2025 (2024 & 2025 LOI dates)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support innovative research related to advancing understanding of the effects of climate change across the cancer control continuum, from cancer etiology and cancer risks through survivorship, and ways to prevent/mitigate negative health effects, including, but not limited to, studies to improve knowledge of the impact of climate change related environmental effects on cancer risks, control, and behaviors.
  • Eligibility: Open to researchers at any level.
NIH/NCI – Impacts of climate change across the cancer control continuum (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: September 16, 2024; January 16, 2025; May 16, 2025; September 16, 2025 (2024 & 2025 LOI dates)
  • Funding: Up to $275,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support exploratory and novel research using the R21 grant mechanism relevant to advancing understanding of the effects of climate change on cancer risks, control, and survivorship, and ways to prevent or mitigate negative health effects.
  • Eligibility: Open to researchers at any level.
NIH/NHLBIPrograms to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
  • Due: Pre-applications considered on a rolling basis
    • Full applications accepted by invitation
  • Funding: All-expense-paid Summer Institute Program via NHLBI
  • Project period: One summer
  • Purpose: To provide mentoring to junior investigators and tr
  • ansitioning postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented backgrounds. Distinct programs offered across multiple campuses.
  • Eligibility: 1) U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 2) holds doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, DVM); 3) from a group that is underrepresented in biomedical or health sciences; 4) research focus on heart, lung, blood or sleep (HLBS) disorders; and 5) hold formal faculty appointment before start of Summer Institute Program.
NIH/NHLBIMentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research

K01 Independent Clinical Trial Required
K01 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed

  • Due: Standard October and February dates.
  • Funding: Up to $150,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences workforce.
NIHAdministrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars
  • Due: Varies by awarding IC
  • Funding: Up to $50,000 direct costs
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To sustain mentored investigator’s research during critical life events. Applications may be submitted in advance of a known event or after the fact.
  • Note: Funds can be used for staff, supplies, or equipment within the original scope of research for the currently-funded grant period.
NIHResearch Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • Due: Varies by awarding IC
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Within project period of active grant
  • Purpose: To enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdocs, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds.
  • Note: As of January 2021, NIGMS accepts applications to support faculty-level investigators developing independent research careers. Faculty who haven’t previously served as program director or principal investigator on NIH research grant, individual research career development award, or project leader of a NIH award subproject.
NIHNotice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among First-Time Recipients of NIH Research Project Grant Awards
  • Due: Varies by awarding IC
  • Funding: Up to $50,000 direct costs
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To enhance the retention of investigators facing critical life events who are approaching the first renewal of their first independent grant or to a second new NIH grant.
NIH – Notice of Special Interest: NCI Supports Applications for the Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01) Within the Mission of the Division of Cancer Control and Population
  • Due: Rolling through May 7, 2029
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support early career scientists conducting research within the mission of the Division of Cancer control and Population Sciences for the Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), with the goal of eliminating cancer and its consequences for those impacted. Standard submission dates apply: Cycle 1- Feb 12; Cycle 2 – June 12; Cycle 3 – October 12.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a non-citizen national of the U.S. Mentor required. This opportunity may also support individuals who will be training in a new field or who have had a hiatus in their research career due to illness or pressing family circumstances.
NIHNotice of Special Interest: Secondary Analysis of Posttraumatic Psychopathology Data
  • Due: Rolling through January 8, 2025
  • Funding: Varies
  • Project Period: Varies
  • Purpose: To support research that analyzes existing and accumulating data to help in refining phenotypes of posttraumatic psychopathology(ies), markers of onset and change, and risk, detection and to identify potential prevention and treatment targets.
  • Eligibility: Early career and established investigators encouraged to apply.
NIHNotice of Special Interest: Secondary Analysis of Posttraumatic Psychopathology Data
  • Due: Rolling through January 8, 2025
  • Funding: Varies
  • Project period: Varies
  • Purpose: To support research that analyzes existing and accumulating data to help in refining phenotypes of posttraumatic psychopathology(ies), markers of onset and change, and risk, detection and to identify potential prevention and treatment targets.
  • Eligibility: Early career and established investigators encouraged to apply.
NIH/NIMHNIMH Instrumentation Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due dates: October 9, 2024
National Institutes of HealthCareer Development (K) Awards
  • New Applications due: annually on June 12, October 12
  • Renewal/Revision/Resubmission: annually on March 12, July 12, November 12
National Institutes of Health – Individual Fellowship (F) Awards
  • All Types Due: annually on April 8, August 8, December 8
National Institutes of Health – NIH Small Grant Program (R03)
  • Standard Receipt Dates: June 16, October 16
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support research that focuses on improving health, well-being and health outcomes for marginalized groups of people.
  • Eligibility: Organizations based in the US and its territories are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) Study Support Grants
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: Up to $4,000
  • Project Period: 6 months.
  • Purpose: To fund statistical and/or publication support of active PeDRA Studies
  • Eligibility: Study Support Grants are available to PeDRA Members only.  Please login or join PeDRA to access deadline details and other content.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support research that addresses any four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work, and also research that offers novel approaches to advancing health equity and progress towards a Culture of Health.
  • Eligibility: Lead applicants must be based in the U.S. if there are international collaborations. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status.
Simons Foundation – SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) RFA
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: $100,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: Provides supplements to existing grants so PIs can recruit new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level (must be U.S. citizens).
  • Eligibility: SFARI PIs may apply if there are at least 18 months remaining on their SFARI-funded project. Postdoctoral applicants from American underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens eligible to apply. Funding restricted to institutions in the U.S.
Tourette Association of America – Support for Research Consortia and Collaborative Research Projects
  • Due: Rolling (LOI)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide seed funding to research consortia working on large issues relevant to TS, including the TAA genetics consortium, neuroimaging consortium, behavioral sciences consortium, deep brain stimulation registry and Treating Tourette Together summit and other projects that have direct impact on the patient and research community.
  • Eligibility: Funding will be provided for projects involving collaboration among researchers and institutions.


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June

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar
  • Due: June 25, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $125,000; up to $62,500
  • Project Period: 1 year; 6 months
  • Purpose: To provide a unique opportunity for early career scholars in the social, economic, political and behavioral sciences to pursue data analysis and writing while in residence at the foundation’s headquarters located in New York City. Projects will be focused on the foundation’s core programs: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality) and special initiatives.
  • Eligibility: For postdoctoral scholars who are at least two years past their terminal degree or individuals with a career background that demonstrates their ability to conduct high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly research.

July

American Association for Cancer ResearchAACR-Novocure Cancer Research
  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Funding: $350,000
  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to promote and support independent investigators who are currently conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells) as well as to encourage independent investigators to enter the TTFields research field.
  • Eligibility: For active AACR members who are independent investigators and have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field, not currently pursuing a further doctoral degree.
American Association for Cancer ResearchAACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Cancer Research
  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to promote and support early-career investigators conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells) as well as to encourage early-career investigators to enter the TTFields research field.
  • Eligibility: For faculty applicants (assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor or equivalent who have completed their terminal degrees within the past 11 years) and have an independent lab.
American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) – Early-career Development Grant for Echo Scientists (EDGES) RFP
  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $25,000
  • Project Period: To support research projects and professional development of early career faculty () in the cardiovascular imaging field.  
  • Purpose: To support research projects and professional development of early career faculty () in the cardiovascular imaging field.  
  • Eligibility: For MDs, PhDs, veterinarians, sonographers, and other healthcare professionals who are within 7 years post training completion. Applicants should have a clear career path towards academic practice in the field of cardiovascular imaging.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement – The Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA)
  • Due: July 1, 2024
  • Funding: $120,000
  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early career, tenured faculty at US or Canadian research universities and undergraduate institutions who hold appointments in chemistry, physics, or astronomy departments that offer bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees in those disciplines.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be early career, tenured faculty who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime within the 2021 calendar year.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery – AATS  & AATS Foundation Programs
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation – Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Stage 1
  • Due: July 8, 2024
  • Funding: $200,000 per year
  • Project Period: 2 years (4-year maximum if approved)
  • Purpose: To fund high-risk/high-reward research to allow researchers to gather preliminary data necessary for securing larger grants.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have an MD, DO, or PhD from an accredited institution and be conducting independent research at a U.S.-based institution. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered.
American Cancer SocietyTheoryLab Collaborative (TLC) Grant
  • Due: July 15, 2024
  • Funding: $61,200
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To enable formation of new and interdisciplinary collaborations and test a new idea or concept. Proposals can focus anywhere along the cancer research continuum and must be collaborative and interdisciplinary.
  • Eligibility: Intended for members of the ACS TheoryLab (an online community exclusively for scientists and clinical professionals who are or were ACS awardees) at all career stages. Applicants must hold and MD, PhD, or equivalent and have a full-time faculty position at an eligible institution.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation – Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists
  • Due: July 15, 2024
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support the nation’s top postdoctoral fellow by enabling them to complete training under mentorship of a leading senior scientist and to encourage the pursuit of bold ideas.
  • Eligibility: Damon Runyon Fellows in the fourth year of their fellowship, current fellows selected in November 2020, May 2021, and February 2022. Fellows who have terminated their awards early to accept an independent academic faculty position or other funding are eligible to apply.
NIH Fogarty International Center – Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training (NCD-Lifespan) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: July 15, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $230,000 per year (new awards); $250,000 per year (renewal awards)
  • Project Period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To help build sustainable institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries and to train in-country experts to develop and conduct research on NCDs across the lifespan, with the goal of developing and implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.
  • Eligibility: The contact PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area of focus in for the application being submitted and must have strong research and research-training program experience with demonstrated administrative and scientific leadership capabilities necessary for development and implementation of the proposed program.
BrightFocus Foundation – Macular Degeneration Research Grants
  • Due: July 25, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: Varies per mechanism
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To advance innovative research promoting advances in etiology, prevention, and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Funding available via three mechanisms.
  • Eligibility: Postdoctoral Fellowships: ($200,000/2 years for researchers with MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree received no more than four years before the time of application). New Investigator Grants: (up to $450,000/up to 3 years for MD, PhD, or equivalent degree received within the past 10 years at the time of application); and Innovative Research Grants: (up to $600,000/up to 3 years for researchers with an MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree who have  independent lab space and are conducting high-risk-gain age-related macular degeneration research).
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants
  • Due: July 25, 2024
  • Funding: $2,500 to $50,000
  • Project Period: Not specified; based on quarterly reviews
  • Purpose: To foster collaboration between scholars working in largely disconnected fields to change the course of climate change’s impact on human health.
  • Eligibility: Open to scientists at all levels. 
Wellcome –  Career Development Awards
  • Due: July 25, 2024
  • Funding: Varies (salary + research expenses)
  • Project Period: Up to 8 years (part-time available)
  • Purpose: To support mid-career scientists in any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders.
  • Eligibility: Mid-career researchers who are ready to lead a substantial and innovative research program. Candidates must aim to make a key contribution to their field by generating significant shifts in understanding and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques with potential to benefit health-related research.
Wellcome – Discovery Awards
  • Due: July 30, 2024
  • Funding: Unspecified (funding offered for research expenses only, no salary)
  • Project Period: Up to 8 years (part-time available)
  • Purpose: To provide funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas that deliver significant shifts in understanding to improve human life, health and wellbeing.
  • Eligibility: Established researchers or teams of researchers led by an established researcher seeking to pursue bold and creative research may apply.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant
  • Due: July 31, 2024
  • Funding: Up to$50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To help early- & mid-career scientists build & sustain research careers & assume leadership roles in Pediatric Dermatology focused on eczema. Research proposals should focus on priorities related to pediatric eczema such as Eczema Heterogeneity: Novel Insights; Innovations in Clinical Practice & Care; Understanding & Alleviating Disease Burden; Eczema Prevention.
  • Eligibility: Early-career and mid-career scientists at or below the Associate Professor level and within 15 years of finishing training may apply.

August

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation – Multiple Grants
  • Due: August 1, 2024
  • Funding: Varies per mechanism
  • Project Period: Varies per mechanism
  • Purpose: Numerous grants are available to provide funding to national and international universities and medical schools for innovative research and education initiatives in the field of emergency medicine.
  • Eligibility: Research must relate to any of the various grant mechanisms available or must support the mission of SAEM and the SAEMF. See specific mechanisms of interest for details.
William T. Grant Foundation – Research Grants on Improving the Use of Evidence
  • Due: August 7, 2024
  • Funding: $100,000 to $1,000,000 (major research grants)
  • Project Period: 2 to 4 years
  • Purpose: To support research on strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25 in the US. Officers’ research grants $25,000 to $50,000 over 1 to 2 years.
  • Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations are eligible. Proposals are encouraged from organizations and scientists that are considered under-represented.
William T. Grant Foundation – Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
  • Due: August 7, 2024
  • Funding: $100,000 to $600,000
  • Project Period: 2 to 3 years
  • Purpose: (Opens June 12, 2024.) To support studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice works to reduce inequality, research that examine attempts to reduce inequality, and those that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers. Officers’ research grants are also available: $25,000-$50,000 over 1-2 years.
  • Eligibility: Grants limited to tax-exempt organizations. Selection of PIs and Co-PIs subject to their institution’s eligibility criteria. Interdisciplinary projects encouraged.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – PeDRA Research Grants
  • Due: August 8, 2024 (optional preliminary applications due)
  • Funding: Up to$40,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for projects by early-career researchers that generate data, establish research infrastructure, and foster collaborations that form the basis for larger scale studies with a high impact on patient lives, and to provide a mentorship opportunity for grant preparation and project execution.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent) and be eligible to apply for grants under the guidelines of their host institution. Evidence of IRB or IACUC (or equivalent) approval is required for all studies when relevant.
American Hearing Research Foundation – American Hearing Research Foundation Grants
  • Due: August 15, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support research that address topics related to hearing and balance disorders of the inner ear.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, AuD, or equivalent degree(s) and be associated with a university or hospital in the U.S.
American Hearing Research Foundation – Discretionary Grants
  • Due: August 15, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $65,000 – $75,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support one or two studies that show outstanding promise (Birtman Grant) or for exceptional scientific investigation (Richard G. Muench Chairman’s Grant).
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, AuD, or equivalent degree(s) and be associated with a university or hospital in the U.S.
John Templeton Foundation  –  Life Sciences Research RFP
  • Due: August 16, 2024 (Online Funding Inquiry (OFI))
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project Period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support novel and fundamental projects on a broad range of areas and topics, including origins of life, complexity, emergence, evolution, human development, and ecological health and interventions. Areas of interest: Science of Purpose; Epigenetic inheritance; other innovative research ideas in the biological sciences, including plant resilience and ecological health and interventions.
  • Eligibility: Further details may be provided if OFI is approved. By invitation only, after review of a submitted OFI.
NIH/NINDS – Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: August 26, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $200,000 maximum
  • Project Period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue advanced studies or careers in research.
  • Eligibility: PD/PI candidates should hold a basic or health professional degree (e.g. PhD, MD, or equivalent), and have a track record of training/mentoring credentials. The PD/PI must have a regular, full-time appointment at their institution and should have research, teaching, and/or academic administrative experience. Early-stage investigators are eligible to serve as PD/PIs, if the project does not detract from their research program and career advancement.

September

Lymphoma Research Foundation – Early Career Grants RFPs
Thrasher research Fund – Early Career Awards
  • Due: September 5, 2024 (concept submission)
  • Funding: Up to $25,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To encourage the development of new researchers who show great potential to impact the field of child health, and to help them gain experience necessary to advance their careers to become independent investigators in this area.
  • Eligibility: Physicians in a residency/fellowship training program or who have completed that program no more than one year prior to the Concept Paper deadline, and postdoctoral researchers who received their terminal degree no more than three years before the Concept Paper due date are eligible. Researcher in underrepresented minority groups urged to apply.
American Academy of Neurology – Research Program
NIH – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Instrumentation Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: September 10, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $200,000 to$600,000 
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To encourage applications from NIH funded investigators to purchase or upgrade a single commercially available instrument or to purchase a group of components to create an instrument that is not commercially available.
  • Eligibility: PIs at any level who have the support of their institution, the knowledge, skills and resources necessary.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – Emerging Investigator Research Grants Program
  • Due: September 12, 2024
  • Funding: $4,000 (for an in-person project)
  • Project Period: Up to 12 weeks
  • Purpose: To support short-term (12-week maximum) mentored research experiences in pediatric dermatology for medical students and pediatric residents.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as a medical student or a pediatric resident at an accredited medical school. Mentors must be members of PeDRA. Research projects must be conducted at an institution in North America. 50% protected time required.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – Career Bridge Research Grant
  • Due: September 19, 2024
  • Funding: $80,000
  • Project Period: Over 2 years
  • Purpose: To support mid-career pediatric dermatologists conducting innovative, high-impact research in the field of pediatric dermatology.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be pediatric dermatologists (w/ MD, DO, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent) residing in North America, and be faculty members in a dermatology department/division. PeDRA membership required.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – PeDRA Research Grants
  • Due: September 19, 2024
  • Funding: Up to$40,000 per year
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for projects by early-career researchers that generate data, establish research infrastructure, and foster collaborations that form the basis for larger scale studies with a high impact on patient lives, and to provide a mentorship opportunity for grant preparation and project execution.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent) and be eligible to apply for grants under the guidelines of their host institution. Evidence of IRB or IACUC (or equivalent) approval is required for all studies when relevant.
NIH – Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for National Cancer Institute’s Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Cancer Health Disparities and Minority Health (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: September 25, 2024
  • Funding: $1.6M per year maximum
  • Project Period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support a network of multidisciplinary, multi-institutional U54 CHD-MH SPOREs, which are multi-project awards uniquely focused on health disparities and/or minority health translational research for improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in populations who are underserved. (More than one cancer can be investigated, including groups of highly related cancers (e.g., gastrointestinal or head and neck).
  • Eligibility: The U54 CHD-MH SPOREs require various components to include: a minimum of three translational research projects, each with a human endpoint, must be proposed, and a research base of four or more independent investigators who currently serve as PDs/PIs (or project leaders) on peer-reviewed research grants or are overall/site chairpersons on an active NCI-sponsored clinical trial. See other requirements.

October

Department of Health and Human Services –NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: October 5, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $250,000 per year
  • Project Period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: To support biomedical discovery and data-powered health, integrating streams of complex and interconnected research outputs that can be translated into scientific insights, clinical care, public health practices, and personal wellness.
  • Eligibility: PIs at all levels capable of carrying out their proposed research are eligible to apply.
Angelman Syndrome Foundation – Angelman Syndrome Research Proposals Call for Proposals
  • Due: October 15, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 per year
  • Project Period: 1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support research projects that address areas of unmet need in Angelman Syndrome research. Priority areas to include studying or correcting the heterozygous effect on non-UBE3A genes in deletion. See other priority areas.
  • Eligibility: Researchers at all levels are eligible.
BrightFocus Foundation – National Glacuoma Research Program Grants: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program & Standard Program
  • Due: October 31, 2024
  • Funding: Varies per mechanism
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support scientists from diverse backgrounds to foster creativity and innovation in addressing complex scientific challenges. Funding available via two mechanisms.
  • Eligibility: Standard Awards: ($200,000/ 2 years) for MD, PhD, DVM, DO, OD or equivalent degree researchers with independent lab space, who have already generated some amount of preliminary data but are required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they obtain governmental or institutional funding. Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: ($150,000/ 2 years) for projects by early career researchers (in an established lab), in their final stages of mentored research training. Individuals from underrepresented groups in the field of glaucoma research urged to apply.

November

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
  • Due: November 1, 2024
  • Funding: $89,000 to $116,000 per year
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to gain first-hand knowledge of and experience in policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. This program includes a professional development curriculum designed around specific learning goals and objectives.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, EdD, PharmD, or equiv.), in a qualified field or a MS in engineering with three years of professional engineering experience. U.S. citizenship (dual citizenship from the United States and another country is acceptable) is required. Applicant must be eligible to receive federal government funds through the System of Award Management (SAM).
National Science Foundation – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
  • Due: November 7, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To encourage independence early in the fellow’s career by supporting his or her research and training goals. Intended for these areas of study in Biology: 1) Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; 2) Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between Genomes, Environment and Phenotypes, and 3) Plant Genome Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be a postdoctoral early in their career and be affiliated with a U.S.-based host institution.
National Science Foundation – Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
  • Due: July 24, 2024
  • Funding: $400,000 minimum or $500,000 minimum*
  • Project Period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose:
  • To support early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization by building a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. *For proposals submitted to the Directorate for Biological Sciences, the Directorate for Engineering, or the Office of Polar Programs.
  • Eligibility: Untenured faculty (at least 50% tenure track or equivalent) holding a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF, engaged in research in areas of science, engineering or education supported by NSF who have never received a CAREER award are eligible.

Awards

June

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – AAAS Mentor Awards
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $5,000 (Lifetime Mentor Award); $5,000 (Mentor Award)
  • Purpose: Honors individuals who have mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies.
  • Eligibility: Mentor Award: Candidates must have served in a mentor role for less than 25 years. Lifetime Mentor Award: Candidates must have served in the role of mentor for 25 year or more. Open to all individuals who have mentored a significant number of students from underrepresented groups who earned PhDs in a STEM field. View award details for all eligibility requirements.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)– AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $5,000
  • Purpose: To recognize early career scientists & engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement w/ science activities. Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities. The winner will be announced at the annual conference.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be early career scientists w/ terminal degree obtained within the past 7 years. Self nominations accepted.
AAAS & Science – AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $5,000
  • Purpose: To honor organizations or individuals who have advanced scientific freedom and responsibility by advancing trustworthy science (science conducted and communicated responsibly) under challenging circumstances.
  • Eligibility: Scientists, engineers, health professionals, or any individual who conducts actions recognized by the award.
American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) – AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $5,000
  • Purpose: To recognize scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in contributing substantially to the public’s engagement with science or technology. Public engagement activities must be above and beyond job responsibilities.
  • Eligibility: Nominees must represent a field of science (including social science), technology, engineering, math (STEM), and Medicine, and be based in academia, government, or industry. Self-nominations allowed.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $5,000
  • Purpose: To enable scholars to learn and explore the accomplishments and challenges of the behavioral sciences.  Winner will have the opportunity to deliver the John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences at the 2025 Annual Meeting (Boston, MA).
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be researchers or academics and should be engaging and dynamic speakers in the behavioral sciences field. Contributions can include research, publications, professorship, mentorship, etc. and must be considered substantial to the field.
AAAS & Science – AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Prize: $25,000
  • Purpose: To recognize the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. Eligible papers may include original research data or theory, and broaden or improve basic knowledge or embody a technical achievement with a wide impact.
  • Eligibility: The paper must be a first-time publication of the author’s original research work.

July

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Science & SciLifeLab Prizefor Young Scientists
  • Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Prize: $30,000 grand prize; $10,000 for each of the other three winning essay
  • Purpose: One-time award payment
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have received their PhD between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023. Applicants must have performed or directed the work described in submitted essay.

October

National Academy of Sciences – National Academy of Sciences Awards
  • Submission Deadline: October 7, 2024
  • Award: Medal (no monetary prize specified)
  • Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to science and to encourage innovative research by scientists.
  • Eligibility: Preference will be given to early-career scientists and individuals who have not been recognized with other large prizes or awards for their work.

November

American Chemical Society (ACS) – John B. Fenn Award for Distinguished Contribution
  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024
  • Prize: $10,000 cash award, a recognition plaque and the award lecture
  • Purpose: In honor of John B. Fenn, this award recognizes a focused or singular achievement in fundamental or applied mass spectrometry.
  • Eligibility: Restricted to ASMS members.
American Chemical Society (ACS) – John B. Fenn Award for Distinguished Contribution
  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024
  • Prize: $10,000 cash award, a recognition plaque and the award lecture
  • Purpose: In honor of John B. Fenn, this award recognizes a focused or singular achievement in fundamental or applied mass spectrometry.
  • Eligibility: Restricted to ASMS members.

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