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Directory


Ongoing

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Path to a Cure: Industry Award with LOI
  • 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 Notes: 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.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Student 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.
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/NHLBI – Programs 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 transitioning 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/NHLBI – Mentored 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.
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 – 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.
NIH – Research 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.
NIH – 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: Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry and Re-integration into Health-Related Research Careers (Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: Varies by awarding IC
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide support for mentored research training for individuals to re-enter or re-integrate into an active research career, after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstance.
NIH/NIDDK – Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
  • Due: February 3, 2022; February 3, 2023
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 salary support, and $25,000 supplies
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support advanced research opportunities for physician-scientists holding the MD or equivalent or MD/PhD degrees, and who are early in their research careers.
  • Eligibility Notes: PD/PIs of an active R01, U01, U54, R18, RC2, DP1 or P01 award from NIDDK’s DDEMD are eligible to apply if they have at least 2 years of support remaining in the current project period.
NIH – Temporary Eligibility Extensions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
National Institutes of Health – Career Development (K) Awards
  • New Applications due: annually on February 12, 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

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: Ten awards available each year to provide funding supplements for existing grants to help increase diversity and address inequity.
  • 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. Mentor and candidate must agree to submitting one or more applications for federal and non-federal postdoctoral fellowships by completion of second year.


September

Simons Foundation – SPARK Research Match Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (RFP)
  • Due: September 30, 2021
  • Funding: $20,000 maximum
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support encourage diversity by addressing historic disparities in research participation by Black and African American participants in autism studies.
  • Eligibility: Project PIs must hold a Ph.D., MD., or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or equivalent. Multiple PIs may be assigned to project.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – American College of Emergency Physicians and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Innovation in Acute Care Suicide Prevention Award
  • Due: September 30, 2021 (nomination deadline)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To recognize novel, sustainable and scalable suicide prevention solutions that can be utilized in acute care settings and suicide prevention communities.
  • Eligibility: Any U.S.-based healthcare system, hospital, ER department, organization, academic institutions, or individual involved in suicide prevention eligible. Innovation must evidence-based, show measurable impact, and address suicide prevention in the acute care setting. Prior winners not eligible to apply. Self nominations accepted

October

Academic Pediatric Association – Young Investigator Awards
  • Due: October 1, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $15,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support early career investigators pursuing a career in research and academic medicine related to children’s health and well-being, particularly involving children considered most vulnerable.
  • Eligibility: Faculty 5 years or less beyond completion of terminal degree, fellows and residents are eligible to apply. Check exceptions allowed for eligibility to determine other types of qualified applicants.
  • Note: Available paths: 1. Academic Pediatric Young Investigator Award (YIA), 2. Primary Care Strategies for the Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness YIA, 3. Nutrition in Underserved Communities YIA
Michelson Philanthropies and American Association for the Advancement of Science – Michelson Philanthropies and Science Prize for Immunology
  • Due: October 1, 2021
  • Funding: $30,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To encourage discovery and breakthrough research from early-career scientists internationally, in a wide range of disciplines, that has the potential to greatly impact vaccine and immunotherapy.
  • Eligibility: Applicants holding an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD age or younger may apply. Applicants will be evaluated on last 3 years of work. Essay must describe applicant’s own work which should relate to human immunology research. Note: Winner will receive $30,000; two runners-up will receive $10,000 each. Winning essays will be published by Science.
Whitehall Foundation – Research Grants
  • Due: October 1, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $30,000 to $75,000/year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support research in areas of basic biological sciences not heavily funded by federal agencies. One area of special interest: neurobiology, specifically neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions as they relate to behavior to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior (not exclusively).
  • Eligibility: Established researchers of all ages working at accredited institutions welcome to apply. Support is emphasized for early-career scientists and scientists transitioning to new fields of interest. PI must be at the assistant professor faculty level or higher. Tenure track not a requirement.
Whitehall Foundation – Grants-in-Aid
  • Due: October 1, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $30,000 maximum
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support researchers at the Assistant Professor level in gaining research experience in the initial stage of their careers. Grants also support some established scientists.
  • Eligibility: Established researchers of all ages working at accredited institutions welcome to apply. Support is emphasized for early-career scientists and scientists transitioning to new fields of interest. PI must be at the Assistant Professor faculty level or higher.
American Association for Cancer Research – Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship
  • Due: October 14, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $110,000
  • Project period: Over 2 years
  • Purpose: This grant supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows in establishing a career path in cancer research.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a doctoral degree or have completed medical residency within past 3 years, before July 1, 2019); must hold a mentored research position as a postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow or equivalent.
American Cancer Society – Research Scholar Grants (RSG)
  • Due: October 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $165,000 a year for direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs
  • Project period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: Supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
  • Eligibility: Independent investigators in the first 8 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Eligibility is extended for 10 years for clinician scientists who remain active in clinical care. Applicants typically must be within 14 years of receiving a terminal (doctorate) degree and cannot have more than one R01/R01-like grant (>$100,000/year direct costs for more than 3 years) as principal investigator at the time of application.
American Cancer Society – Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)
  • Due: October 15, 2021
  • Funding: $135,000 maximum
  • Project period: 3 to 5 years
  • Purpose: Supports development of early-career faculty clinicians who are early in their careers as clinical scientists.
  • Eligibility: Licensed clinicians, active in patient care within the first 6 years of initial faculty appointment. Must be a U.S. citizen.
American Cancer Society – Mission Boost Grant (MSG)
  • Due: October 15, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000 maximum (stage I); $300,000 maximum (stage II)
  • Project period: Up to 2 years (stage I); Up to 18 months (stage II)
  • Purpose: To provide additional funding for innovative, high-risk/reward projects to investigators who are recent or past recipients of a grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
  • Eligibility: Current or past recipients of one of the following (ACS) grants, with a duration of at least 1 year: Research Scholarship Grant, Mentored Research Scholar Grant, Clinician Scientist Development Grant, Cancer Control Career Development Awards, or Pilot Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care Award.
American Cancer Society –Special Initiative: Priority Focus Health Equity Research in Cancer Control & Prevention
  • Due: October 15, 2021
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: 1 to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support research that leads to sustainable reduction in disparities and/or equitable health outcome in areas related to all aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, improvement in quality of care and quality of life.
  • Eligibility: Eligibility will be defined by the grant mechanisms used to apply: Research Scholar Grant, Clinician Scientist Development Grant, Postdoctoral Fellowship, or the Clinical Research Professor Award.
American Cancer Society – Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Due: October 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $56,000 per year (newly increased)
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early career scientists in establishing research careers in cancer discipline.
  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents within 3 years of receiving doctoral degree. Individuals with faculty appointment not eligible.
Health and Human Services Food and Nutrition Health – Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • Due: October 16, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $125,000
  • Project period: 3 years maximum
  • Purpose: This grant provides support for new investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social research for small research projects in the areas of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Eligibility: PD/PI candidates must have clinical or research doctorate (PhD, MD, DO or equivalent). It is recommended that applicants have a two-year minimum of postdoctoral research experience. New investigators (one who has not competed as a PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research grant who is a postdoctoral candidate or in a postdoctoral position): PD/PIs of NIH Training-Related and Mentored Career Awards are eligible if an awardee of one of the following: F awards, K awards, Loan Repayment contracts and all training grants—no R00 awardees eligible).
American Association for Cancer Research – Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Due: October 18, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project period: Over 3 years
  • Purpose: This grant supports careers advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be female investigators with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent), not currently pursuing a doctoral degree; hold a faculty position (assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor, research assistant professor or adjunct assistant professor) – associate professor not eligible). 75% protected time and independent lab space required.
American Association for Cancer Research – Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of John Robert Lewis
  • Due: October 18, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project period: Over 3 years
  • Purpose: This grant supports development and diversity of talent, limited to members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in the pancreatic cancer related field.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must represent a racial or ethnic group that has been shown to be underrepresented in the cancer field and hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent), not currently pursuing a doctoral degree; hold a faculty position (assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor, research assistant professor or adjunct assistant professor) – associate professor not eligible). 75% protected time and independent lab space required.
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-Astrazeneca Career Development Award for Physician-Scientists in Honor of José Baselga
  • Due: October 19, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project period: Over 3 years
  • Purpose: This grant supports careers advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a medical degree (MD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent within past 11 years from terminal degree), not be currently pursuing a doctoral degree. Faculty position (assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor or equivalent – associate professor not eligible). 50% protected time and independent lab space required.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Therapeutics Development Award with Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Due: October 31, 2021 (LOI and full submission due for current year funding); Rolling
  • Funding: Up to $600,000 component I; $3M to $5M component II
  • Project period: 2 years; 2+ years
  • Purpose: To provide funds for exploratory, discovery and preclinical development studies related to Cystic Fibrosis
  • Eligibility: Matching funds required.Proposed research must focus on discovery, preclinical or initial clinical development.

November

American Diabetes Association – Nutrition & Diabetes Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDFN)
  • Due: November 1, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $75,000+/year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support postdoctoral researchers starting a career in diabetes research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent with confirmed postdoctoral position at start of award and authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. possessions.
American Society of Hematology – Bridge Grant
  • Due: November 2, 2021 (cycle A)
  • Funding: $150,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To help scientist continue to do research while awaiting NIH R01 award funding.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who have submitted an R01 or R01-equivalent grant application to NIH for a hematology related project and received a score, but have not received funding, are eligible to apply.
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCFF/NIH K-Unfunded Award
  • Due: November 3, 2021 (rolling through Nov 3)
  • Funding: $80,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for K-award applicants awaiting funding from NIH.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who have submitted a K-award to NIH as a K01, K08, K22, K23, K24, K25 or K99/R00 that has been reviewed and presented to an institute council within 12 months of CFF/NIH K-Unfunded Award application eligible. Refer to award guidelines for more details.

American Gastroenterological Association – AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Due: November 9, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000/year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early career faculty working towards an independent research career in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be at investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent level. AGA membership required.

American Gastroenterological Association – Research Scholar Award (RSA)

  • Due: November 10, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000/year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early-career faculty in establishing research careers in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease or other digestive disorders.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold a MD, PhD, or equivalent degree (no more than 7 years past degree completion plus an extension of an additional year of classification due to COVID-19), and a full-time faculty or equivalent position or equivalent at an institution in North America.
American Gastroenterological Association-Takeda Pharmaceuticals – Research Scholar Award in Celiac Disease
  • Due: November 10, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000/year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for early-career faculty seeking to establish an independent career in celiac disease research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have an MD, PhD and/or equivalent, a full-time faculty position or equivalent at an institution located in North America by the start date of award. Applicants should be no more than 7 years past terminal degree. Applicants for this period will automatically receive a one-year extension to the 7-year classification. Other exceptional circumstances may also extend the 7-year limit.
Wellcome – Discovery Awards
  • Due: November 11, 2021
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: Up to 8 years
  • Purpose: To provide funding for established researchers and teams in any discipline pursuing innovative research ideas that aim to shift understanding and have potential to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals.
  • Eligibility: Lead candidate must be based at a host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or low to middle-income country (except China or India), have internal standing, and a track record of leading innovative and creative research projects. Lead candidate must also demonstrate competence in being able to lead a substantial collaborative research program.
Wellcome – Career Development Awards
  • Due: November 11, 2021
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: Up to 8 years
  • Purpose: To support mid-career scientists in any discipline in leading a substantial and innovative research project.
  • Eligibility: Candidate must work with a host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or low to middle-income country (except China or India). Candidate must have completed one or two substantial research projects and made important contributions to their area of research.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Pilot Innovation Grant
  • Due: November 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $30,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide funding for new projects that have the potential to become larger research studies.
  • Eligibility: Investigators at any level are eligible. Applicants must be affiliated with not-for profit institutions and organizations and Veterans Administration. Federal, state, or local government agencies not eligible.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grant
  • Due: November 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $132,900
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support early-career investigators, in various disciplines, who are pursuing new research and initiatives related to suicide prevention.
  • Eligibility: Investigators who received a PhD., MD or equivalent degree withing the preceding six years, with no more than three years of fellowship support. Applicants must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution or organization.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Young Investigator Innovation Grant
  • Due: November 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $90,000
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support investigators at or below the assistant professor level.
  • Eligibility: Designed for applicants who have not had an NIMH or federal R01 grant or equivalent. Applicants who have received K awards or other mentored grants are eligible. Applicants from not-for-profit institutions and organizations and the Veterans Administration will be accepted. Mentor required.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Standard Research Innovation Grant
  • Due: November 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: Supports research on suicide from various disciplines.
  • Eligibility: Investigators at any level eligible. Applicants must be affiliated with not-for-profit institutions or organizations. Veterans Administration applications eligible. Other federal or state government agencies not eligible.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grant
  • Due: November 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $125,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support innovative research that has the potential to contribute in a major way to better understanding and prevention of suicide.
  • Eligibility: Applicants at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publications eligible. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit institutions and organizations and the Veterans Administration.
American Diabetes Association – Nutrition & Diabetes Junior Faculty Development (JDFN)
  • Due: November 22, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $138,000 per year; optional loan repayment ($10,000/year)
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support early career investigators in gaining experience towards an independent research career in diabetes research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be at no higher than Assistant Professor level or have 10 years or less of research experience after terminal degree and be authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. possessions.ny level may apply if authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. possessions.
American Diabetes Association – Innovative Basic Science
  • Due: November 22, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $115,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support novel and innovative projects in any area of basic sciences, that have potential to advance prevention, cure, or treatment of diabetes.
  • Eligibility: Faculty at any level who are authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. possessions.
American Diabetes Association – Nutrition & Diabetes Innovative Clinical or Translational Science (ICTSN)
  • Due: November 22, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $200,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support novel and innovative ideas performed in human subjects or approaches aimed at accelerating research from the scientific discovery phase to clinical application.
  • Eligibility: Faculty at any level may apply if authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. possessions.

American Association for Cancer Research – AACR Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowship

  • Due: November 30, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support early career clinical scientists who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in clinical trial design and execution from a pharmaceutical industry perspective.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a medical degree (MD, DO, MD/PhD), not currently pursuing a doctoral degree; be enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship and an academic or medical, U.S.-based research institution. Clinical fellows applying from a U.S. government laboratory not eligible.ave completed terminal degree within the past ten years of application deadline.

December

American Association of Blood Banks – Early Career Scientific Research Grants Program

  • Due: December 1, 2021
  • Funding: $75,000
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To fund early career investigators pursuing a path to independent research in areas such as blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be an MD or PhD, medical technologist, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies early-career professionals who have completed terminal degree within the past ten years of application deadline.

Damon Runyon – Physician-Scientist Training Award

  • Due: December 1, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $460,000
  • Project period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: To provide a funding source that will enable physician-scientists to engage in intensive research (at least 80% effort) for up to four years, while continuing to be clinically active (no more than 20% effort).
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Physician-scientist (MDs and DOs only) who have completed residency and clinical training; U.S. Specialty Board-eligible prior to the award start date. 80% protected time and effort to research is required. MD/PhDs and candidates pursuing a PhD are not eligible to apply.

Damon Runyon – Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award

  • Due: December 1, 2021
  • Funding: $76,000+ per year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support recruitment and training of quantitative scientists (in fields such as or related to mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering) in biological research.
  • Eligibility: Open to quantitative scientists with one of the following: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, DO or equivalent, interested in pursuing research that combines computational biology, data science and cancer research. Candidates must have no more than 18 months of experience in mentor’s lab.

American Heart Association – Career Development Award

  • Due: December 6, 2021
  • Funding: $77,000/year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: Supports innovative exploration of ideas and pilot studies by highly promising early-career healthcare and academic professionals in their first professional appointment, that aim to provide preliminary data and training necessary for success as a research scientist.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree at time of award activation, with no more than five years past first faculty/staff appointment after receipt of doctoral degree. Eligible levels: assistant professor or equivalent (including instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Award

  • Due: December 7, 2021 (Fall Cycle)
  • Funding: Up to $65,000/year total
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support postdoctoral research training related to cystic fibrosis.
  • Eligibility: Preference given to recent postdoctoral graduates and those just starting research careers. Postdoctoral candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or non-residents working in a U.S.-based lab are eligible to apply.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Pilot and Feasibility Awards

  • Due: December 7, 2021 (Fall Cycle)
  • Funding: Up to $56,000/year maximum
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for innovative approaches and ideas to related to cystic fibrosis research. Projects must be hypothesis-driven.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must be independent investigators.
  • Note: Multiple CFF Pilot and Feasibility Awards cannot be combined if total exceeds $56,000 per year. However, Investigators may hold one Pilot and Feasibility Award through this mechanism, as well as one through the CFF Path to Cure Pilot and Feasibility Award mechanism, simultaneously.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Research Grants

  • Due: December 7, 2021 (Fall Cycle)
  • Funding: Up to $125,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support basic science research. Priority will be placed on projects that increase understanding of the mechanisms behind disease pathophysiology and develop prevention strategies for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be independent investigators. Multiple CFF funding awards cannot be combined if total exceeds $140,000 per year.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – CFF/NIH R01/R21-Unfunded Award

  • Due: December 31, 2021 (annually)
  • Funding: Up to $125,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide funding for CF-related research projects that have been submitted to and approved by NIH or governmental funding agencies in other countries but are not yet funded.
  • Eligibility: Applications must fall within the upper 40th percentile of NIH R01/R21 submissions within 12 months of applying for CFF bridge funding. The original R01/R21 grant must be relevant to advancing the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission.Other eligibility factors may apply.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Student Traineeship Award

  • Due: December 31, 2021 (annually)
  • Funding: $3,000
  • Project period: Unspecified
  • Purpose: To provide stipend support or assistance with research costs for student research. Award paid to institution.
  • Eligibility: Students enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program who are interested in receiving additional cystic fibrosis research training are eligible. Mentor required.


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