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

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Ongoing

PRIDE (Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research) is an all-expense-paid Summer Institute Program sponsored by the NHLBI for junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientist from underrepresented backgrounds. It offers outstanding mentoring to compete for external funding. Rolling deadline for admissions. Pre-applications accepted until spots are full. Full application upon request from organtization. https://tinyurl.com/u6fp7fc

U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a junior faculty member holding a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM, or a transitioning post-doctorate trainee, and is from a group that is underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences. A successful applicant also must have a research focus that is centered on heart, lung, blood or sleep (HLBS) disorders, involving various methods such as health disparities or sleep disorders or other approaches. Must have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute Program convenes

Submit highly scored unfunded applications to OnPAR, which provides innovative and exceptional research applications a second opportunity for funding: https://tinyurl.com/r5ek5da.

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.

The Immune Tolerance Network offers grants in allergy & asthma, autoimmune diseases, kidney & liver transplantation, and assays and biomarkers. Proposals accepted throughout the year with reviews taking place several times per year. https://tinyurl.com/tlosc8s

The ITN does NOT accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies. Applicants submit a short (~5-page) Concept Proposal containing a basic outline and justification of the proposed research. Applicants whose proposals are of interest to the ITN will then be asked to submit a more complete Full Application for review.

NIH Posts NOSI on Supporting Investigators Facing Critical Life Events. NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for administrative supplements for continuity of biomedical and behavioral research among first-time recipients of NIH research project grant awards. The goal of this pilot program is to “enhance the retention of investigators facing critical life events who are transitioning to the first renewal of their first independent research project grant award or to a second new NIH research project grant award” (at-risk investigators). Due date varies by awarding IC. https://tinyurl.com/u7s83ek

NIAID offers Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements to help maintain productivity for a postdoc who is caring for children or ailing relative. Applications accepted on rolling basis and reviewed approx. four times per year [Nov, Feb, Apr, May]. PA-18-926

Applications are submitted by NIAID-funded PI (P/U/R grants) with at least 2 years of funding remaining.

NIH posts NOSI for Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients and Scholars. Due dates vary by awarding IC NOT-OD-20-054

Scholars can apply for this supplement to support additional staff, supplies, or equipment to complete the original scope of research within the currently-funded grant period. Applications may be submitted in advance of a known event or after the fact.

April

Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid fund researchers in life sciences and basic research focused on invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. Support of scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest is emphasized. Grants up to $30,000/year. Letter of intent due Apr 15. http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

The chief criteria for support are the quality and creativity of the research as well as the commitment of the Principal Investigator (a minimum time allocation of 20% is required). The principal investigator must hold no less than the position of assistant professor, or the equivalent, in order to participate in the application process. The applicant need not be in a tenure track position but must be an independent researcher and have Principal Investigator status at his/her institution. The Foundation does not award funds to investigators who have substantial existing or potential support, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. Applications may be held in abeyance until the results of other funding decisions are determined. While it is difficult to assign a specific dollar amount to this policy and each case is unique, the Foundation currently defines “substantial” as approximately $200,000 per year (including both direct and indirect expense but excluding the Principal Investigator’s salary).

AAMC’s Herbert W. Nickens Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the US. Awardee receives the Nickens Award and a $10,000 prize and presents the Nickens lecture at Learn Serve Lead 2020 in Washington, DC. EXTENDED DUE DATE: Nomination due Apr 15. https://tinyurl.com/y4vra4lg

Nominees evaluated based upon: Exemplary contributions to promoting social justice in medical education and health equities, their record of achievement in promoting social justice, and their contributions have had a significant national impact

Simons Foundation Summer 2020 Pilot Awards are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. The total budget of a Pilot Award is $300,000 or less, including 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to two years. Application due Apr 24. https://tinyurl.com/vsoetze

All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. In addition, eligible applicants must have independent lab space at their institution. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance grants support small, focused projects that allow investigators to develop preliminary data to compete for funding from larger organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other TS Alliance research grants support postdoctoral fellowships to encourage young investigators to engage in TSC research. $75,000 per year for up to 2 years. EXTENDED DUE DATE: Letter of intent due Apr 27. https://tinyurl.com/tuxzx4d

Full proposals by invitation only. Only researchers meeting NIH criteria for Early Stage Investigators are eligible. Open to all investigators at established academic or research institutions or at pharmaceutical or biotech companies worldwide. Researchers residing in the United States do not need to be US citizens to apply.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). $5,000 in support mentored activities in both teaching and research with component in Clinical Practice Research, Implementation Science, or Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice. Application due Apr 30. https://tinyurl.com/vyfvrmv

Applicants must have: Earned a research doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent), have a full-time faculty appointment below the rank of associate professor within a CSD department in a US-based academic institution, be an ASHA member (with or without certification) and not have previously received an AARC Award.

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. No limits set on the grant amount that can be requested if reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined.  Application due Apr 30. https://tinyurl.com/yy2cg7ay

Applications requesting more than 5% overhead are usually not considered. Papers verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approvals from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required. If multiple grants with substantial overlap are awarded, the expectation is the PI will accept only one funding source.

May

National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds high-risk pilot grants to researchers who have completed their postdoctoral training to quickly test novel ideas. $50,000 funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Researchers who have completed their post-doctoral training, and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant, are invited to apply. Pre-Applications due May 4: https://tinyurl.com/yaobdods

Applicants are not eligible to apply if they have an existing National MS Society pilot research award that expires later than the application deadline. Individuals who are currently postdoctoral fellows or the equivalent, or who are graduate/medical students or residents, are not eligible for support under this program.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) NextGen Grants are intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. $450,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs. Letters of Intent due May 5, 2020: https://tinyurl.com/uz9moup

Applicants must be AACR members and must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. At the start of the grant term on Nov. 1, 2020, applicants must: hold a tenure-eligible appointment (or equivalent and have held a tenure-eligible assistant professor appointment for less than three years (appointed on or after Nov. 1, 2017); and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.  If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of submission, and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

Society for Neuroscience and The Gruber Foundation’s Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Awards two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting. $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. Nominations due May 22: https://tinyurl.com/v8xbyvc

If the nominee is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, he or she must be studying or working at an institution that is located outside of the U.S.; if a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the nominee must be studying or working at an institution that is located in the U.S. Nominees must be active in research at the time the award is given. Nominees must be a postdoctoral fellow, research associate and/or advanced graduate student at the time of the nomination or have ended this stage in their career in the immediate past calendar year. Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominees do not need to be SfN members. Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member. No person may nominate more than one candidate.

June

When Everyone Survives Foundation (WES Leukemia Research Foundation) grants of $50,000 for one year are offered to new and established investigators who are requesting support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Renewal of initial research support may be considered for one or more additional years based upon productivity. Awardees are required to submit a renewal request 60 days before your award end date. Applications accepted through Jun 1: https://tinyurl.com/uowqbzh

New and established investigators who are requesting support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Applications accepted via Email only

Rheumatology Research Foundation Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners supports innovative research into rheumatic diseases to encourage independent investigators to conduct novel studies that generate new insights into the cause, progression, treatment and outcomes of rheumatic diseases. Two-year awards of up to $400,000.  Letters of Intent due Jun 1: https://tinyurl.com/ulmyk3t

Applicants must be a member of the ACR at the time of the submission and for the duration of the award and 1) must hold a doctoral-level degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD), 2) have a current license to practice medicine and be in good medical standing, and, 3) be employed in a community practice setting (solo practice, Single speciality group practice, Multi-specialty group practice, or Hospital system-based practice). Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals* of the United States or in lawful possession of a permanent resident card. Other Individuals on temporary (J1, H1) or student visas are not eligible.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award (SDA) for individuals in the early stages of their career The purpose of this award is to provide support for a structured research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology. Up to $125,000 for the first 2 years (up to $50,000 for year 1 and up to $75,000 for year 2), competitive renewal for year 3 up to $100,000 Letters of Intent due Jun 1: https://tinyurl.com/ss9k72x

Applicants must be a member of the ACR or ARP at the time of the submission and for the duration of the award and receive acceptance by a mentor who will oversee the training and research experience. This grant is subject to protected time commitments. ACR members must 1) hold a doctoral-level degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD) and 2) by the start of the award term have completed at least one year of training in an ACGME accredited rheumatology training. Individuals more than 4 years from the beginning of fellowship (or 5 years for pediatric rheumatologists) at the time of award start date may not apply. MDs and DOs who are not licensed to perform clinical care may not apply. ARP members must 1) have earned a PhD, DSc or equivalent doctoral degree and 2) be within 3 years of terminal degree at the time of award start date. Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or in lawful possession of a permanent resident card. Other Individuals on temporary (J1, H1) or student visas are not eligible. The Foundation does NOT currently support NON-MD/DO scientists working on basic science projects. Applicant must be affiliated with an accredited graduate or medical school. Former or current principal investigators of research grants (at the K level or higher, including institutional K) and past awardees of this or equivalent Foundation grants are NOT eligible to apply.  Applicants may not apply for the Investigator Award in the same funding cycle.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award (IAO) is for  junior investigators (with a faculty appointment) during the period that they are developing a project that will be competitive for NIH funding. It is not intended to be a second postdoctoral fellowship. The purpose is to provide support for basic science, translational, and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to the rheumatic diseases for the period between the completion of post-doctorate fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator.Letters of Intent due Jun 1: https://tinyurl.com/rbh43lb  

Applicants must be a member of the ACR or ARP at the time of the submission and for the duration of the award and receive acceptance by a mentor who will oversee the training and research experience. This grant is subject to protected time commitments. ACR members must hold DO, MD, DO/PhD, MD/PhD and have completed a Rheumatology fellowship.  Individuals more than 8 years from the beginning of fellowship (or 9 years for pediatric rheumatologists) at the time of award start date may not apply. MDs and DOs who are not licensed to perform clinical care may not apply. ARP members must 1) have earned a PhD, DSc or equivalent doctoral degree and 2) be within 6 years of terminal degree at the time of award start date. Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or in lawful possession of a permanent resident card. Other Individuals on temporary (J1, H1) or student visas are not eligible. The Foundation does NOT currently support NON-MD/DO scientists working on basic science projects. Applicant must be affiliated with an accredited graduate or medical school. Former or current principal investigators of research grants (at the K level or higher, including institutional K) and past awardees of this or equivalent Foundation grants are NOT eligible to apply.  Applicants may not apply for the Investigator Award in the same funding cycle.

The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards provide grant support of $250,000 per year for three years to early career PhD, MD or equivalent investigators conducting high-impact, high-risk cancer research for highly promising projects for which other sources of funding are not readily available or for a separate innovative endeavor that will allow the applicant to pursue a distinct and novel research direction. Letters of Intent due June 4: https://tinyurl.com/uagc3k3

Award is not intended to be the main source of funding for the applicant’s laboratory. Applicants must have multi-year independent funding that sustains the central studies of the laboratory (e.g., one or two grants such as NIH/R01, NSF/CAREER, or equivalently substantial multi-year awards). Individual eligibility will be determined during the LOI review stage. Finalists must be available to travel to New York City for in-person interviews the week of October 19, 2020

August

HHMI’s Medically Trained Scientists (MTS) Program seeks early career scientists with knowledge of human biology to move discovery science forward. Up to eight years support per fellow (two to four years of postdoctoral training and four years potential independent faculty phase). Postdoctoral phase researchers receive grant funding to cover salary and institutional health care benefits as well as flexible expense allowance of $30,000. Faculty phase researchers receive salary and institutional health care benefits as well as an annual research budget of $250,000. Applications due Aug 11: https://tinyurl.com/vrmgaaa

Open to scientists who hold an MD, a DO, or an MD, PhD degree, and have prior research training in discovery science and plan to pursue an academic career devoted to basic, fundamental research in a biomedical discipline. Postdoctoral Phase Award only to US not-for-profit research institutions, universities, and academic hospitals on the List of Eligible Institutions. Proposals focused on epidemiology, health outcomes or clinical research will not be considered.

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