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July
August
September
October
November
December


Ongoing

Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
  • Due: Rolling; pre-applications accepted until spots are full
    • Full applications accepted by invitation
  • Funding: All-expense-paid Summer Institute Program via NHLBI
  • Project period: One summer at Washington University in St Louis, MO
  • Purpose: To provide mentoring to junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • 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.
Immune Tolerance Network
  • 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.
NIH/NIAID – Primary Caregiver Technical Assistance Supplements (PCTAS)
  • Due: Rolling; submit 30 days before targetted review date
    • Anticipated review in Nov, Feb, Apr, May
  • Funding: Up to $50,000 for technician salary
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To maintain productivity for a postdoc who is caring for children or ailing relative. Funds to be used for personnel to assist postdoc.
  • Eligibility: Lab PI must have NIAID-funded P/U/R grant with at least 1 year remaining.
NIH – Notice of Special Interest: 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: Administrative 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.


July

Breast Cancer Alliance – Young Investigator Grant
  • Due: July 24, 2020
  • Funding: $125,000, total
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support clinical doctors and research scientists focusing on breast cancer.
  • Eligibility Notes: Investigators must: 1) be in the first four years of their faculty position, as of March 1, 2021; 2) have not been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent; and 3) dedicate at least 50% effort to research.
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation + American Assoication of Nurse Anesthetists –
Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant
  • Due: July 30, 2020
  • Funding: $55,000
  • Project period:
  • Purpose: To fund research in the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management. Focus may include translational or clinical research to preferably include at least pilot human studies.
  • Eligibility Notes: The PI or Co-PI must be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA); collaborations with a PhD and/or MD re appropriate.
NIH/NCI – Notice of Special Interest: Emergency Administrative Supplements for Research and Training Continuity of Postdoctoral Fellows during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Rolling through August 14, 2020
  • Funding: Limited to time/effort postdoc currently commits to project
  • Project period: Up to 6 months
  • Purpose: To provide support to current NCI-funded Principal Investigators whose postdoctoral fellows have temporarily lost stipend support from a non-profit funder because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August

National Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Society – Research Grants for MPS II and MPS IV
  • Due: Letter of Intent Application due August 31, 2020
  • Funding: $125,000 (MPS II Research) or $90,000 (MPS IV Research)
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: Innovative research projects that involve clinical research, basic research, and translational studies. One or two-year cycle for either grant.
  • Eligibility Notes: MPS II (Hunter syndrome) and MPS IV (Morquio syndrome) only.

September

Scleroderma Foundation – New Investigator Grant
  • Due: September 15, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $50,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early scleroderma research likely to lead to individual research project grants.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must 1) have MD, DO, DVM, PhD, 2) have completed a postdoctoral fellowship by the grant award date, and 3) have not been PI on a previous grant, except fellowship grants.
Scleroderma Foundation – Established Investigator Grant
  • Due: September 15, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $75,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To facilitate scleroderma-related pilot projects by established investigators that will result in more substantial funding from other entities.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must 1) have MD, DO, DVM, PhD, 2) have completed a postdoctoral fellowship, and 3) have previously been PI on a research grant.

October

Whitehall FoundationResearch Grants
  • Due: Letter of Intent due October 1, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $75,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To fund established independent investigators with focus in neurobiology.
Whitehall Foundation – Grants-in-Aid
  • Due: Letter of Intent due October 1, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $30,000
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To support assistant professors who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Current focus in neurobiology.
NIH/NIGMS – Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators (R35 – Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: October 2, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $250,000 per year, direct costs
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for a portfolio of research within the NIGMS mission in the laboratory of an early stage investigator (ESI), rather than funding individual projects.
Angelman Syndrome Foundation – Research Proposals
  • Due: October 15, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 per year
  • Project period: 1 or 2 years
  • Purpose: To test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome. Current priority areas: 1) heterozygous effect of non-UBE3A genes in deletion, 2) results of increasing UBE3A after therapies or for some subtypes of AS, 3) delivery of therapies and potential for improvement, and 4) symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with AS and their families.

November


December

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the RUNX1 Research Program2021 RUNX Early Career Investigator Grant
  • Due: December 16, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $60,000 per year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To develop therapies to prevent the transition from pre-leukemia to leukemia for patients with RUNX1-FPD. Collaboration and data sharing are a priority.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or dual MD, PhD (DO, MBBS or equivalent) and be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent. Applicants need not be United States citizens.


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