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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/NIDDK – Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
  • Due: February 3, 2021; 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 – 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.
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


October

Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists
  • Due: October 1, 2020
  • Funding: $700,000 total
  • Project period: 5 years
  • Purpose: To support physician-scientists in the fields of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.
  • Eligibility Notes: Candidates must be within 13 years from completion of their clinical degree and not on the tenure track.
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.
NIH – Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: October 12, 2020 [Nov 12 for resubmissions]
  • Funding: Salary and expenses
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To help postdoctoral researchers complete needed, mentored training and transition in a timely manner to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions and enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The initial (K99) phase will support up to 2 years mentored postdoctoral training. The second (R00) phase will provide up to 3 years of independent research support, contingent on an approved, independent, tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty position.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions at time of application. Applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. SEE ALSO notice to extend eligibility window due to COVID-19.
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.
American Cancer SocietyResearch Scholar Grants
  • Due: October 15, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $165,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: Support investigator-initiated projects across the research continuum.
  • Eligibility Notes: Open to in the first 6 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment. n the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program, RSG applicants may be at any stage in their career if they focus their project on either: 1) Health Policy/Health Services research or 2) Cancer Health Equity. 
American Epilepsy Society (AES) – Seed Grant Program
  • Due: October 19, 2020
  • Funding: Up to $20,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Fund preliminary investigation that will help researchers compete for larger grants that cover the full cost of research.
  • Eligibility Notes: Individual investigators or collaborative investigators (2+) may apply. PI must be 1) an AES Member, 2) at established investigator with at least an Assoc Professor or equivalent level appointment, and 3) an epilepsy-focused academic investigator. Asst professor(s) may serve as a collaborator or Co-PI.
National Institute on Aging – Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students (F99/K00)
  • Due: October 22, 2020
  • Funding: Stipends and tuition/fees
  • Project period: Up to 6 years [2 years F99 + 4 years K00]
  • Purpose: To facilitate the transition of graduate students into aging-focused post-doctoral positions. The F99 phase provides 1-2 years dissertation research support before transitioning into the post-doctoral phase (K00).

November

Aniara DiagnosticaCoagulation Research Grant Program
  • Due: November 1, 2020
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To recognize original and insightful work by a young investigator that has had significant impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Eligibility Notes: Funding is restricted to North America, South America, Latin America, and Nordic countries. This Grant Program does not pay educational tuition, nor does it offer scholarships of fellowships of any kind. Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (PhD or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Independent researchers or those pursuing a PhD-level degree may apply, but awards to non-PhD applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator
  • Due: November 1, 2020
  • Funding: $5,000 and a certificate and up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting to accept the award
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To recognize original and insightful work by a young investigator that has had significant impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Eligibility Notes: The award will be granted to an individual who has less than 15 years of experience since his/her terminal degree, who has demonstrated creativity in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. Must have accomplished research that is of exceptional merit and adds value to the field. Nominations remain in the database for three award cycles. 
American Chemical Society (ACS) Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards
  • Due: November 1, 2020
  • Funding: $5,000 and a certificate and up to $2,500 for travel expenses, to the meeting to accept the award, plus  $40,000 unrestricted research grant to be assigned by the recipient to any university or nonprofit institution.
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.
  • Eligibility Notes: The recipient is required to deliver an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium. Ten Arthur C. Cope Scholars will be named annually in three categories: two who have less than ten years of experience since their terminal degree; four who have 10 to 25 years of experience since their terminal degree; and four who have 25 plus years of experience since their terminal degree.
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigators Award
  • Due: Letters of Intent due November 2, 2020.
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients’ lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must be a United States (US) citizen, a permanent US resident, a Canadian citizen, or permanent Canadian resident at time of LOI submission. Applicants with nonimmigrant visas are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be engaged principally in basic science, translation and/or clinical research. Applicants must have no more than 5 years of experience beyond his/her first faculty appointment at the start of the award.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grant
  • Due: Letters of Intent due November 15, 2020.
  • Funding: Up to $125,000
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: Support research involving two or more unique sites with each site contributing unique expertise, as well as data collection.
  • Eligibility Notes: Grants awarded to individual investigators at any level. Applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations, or from federal or state government agencies. Applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Individuals may be the Principal Investigator (PI) on only one AFSP grant at a time, and may not simultaneously be the PI on any other type of AFSP research grant.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)Standard Research Innovation Grant
  • Due: Applications due November 15, 2020.
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: Over 2 years
  • Purpose: Support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.
  • Eligibility Notes: Grants awarded to individual investigators at any level. Applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations, or from federal or state government agencies. Applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Individuals may be the Principal Investigator (PI) on only one AFSP grant at a time, and may not simultaneously be the PI on any other type of AFSP research grant.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants
  • Due: Applications due November 15, 2020.
  • Funding: Up to $120,000
  • Project period: Over 2 years
  • Purpose: Enable young investigators to qualify for independent careers in suicide research. The training can be in either basic or clinical research and must be full-time; that is, Fellows are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to the training program and may not have any significant clinical or other responsibilities during the funding period..
  • Eligibility Notes: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals who will be receiving training and conducting research at universities and other training institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Individuals who have three or more academic years of postdoctoral fellowship research experience prior to the time the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship would begin are not eligible for this award. An AFSP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other postdoctoral fellowship. Additional funds may be secured by the Fellow to support costs associated with the research project.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)Young Investigator Innovation Grants
  • Due: Applications due November 15, 2020.
  • Funding: Up to $90,000
  • Project period: Over 2 years
  • Purpose: Support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others.
  • Eligibility Notes: Awarded to investigators at or below the level of assistant professor. Grants must allocate $10,000 ($5,000 per year) of their award for an established suicide researcher to mentor the Young Investigator. Individuals may be the PI on only one AFSP grant at a time
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships
  • Due: November 30, 2020
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: For early-career clinical scientists who hold a medical degree and are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills related to clinical trial design and execution from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry.  Three fellowships being awarded: 1) AACR-Agenus Clinical Oncology Research Training Fellowship, 2) AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowship, 3) AACR-Bayer Clinical Oncology Research Training Fellowship.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must 1) have a medical degree (including MD, DO, or MD/PhD), and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree, and 2) have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
American Society for Mass SpectrometryResearch Awards
  • Due: November 30, 2020
  • Funding: $35,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Promote the research of academic scientists within the first four years of joining the tenure track or research faculty of a North American University at the time the award is conferred.
  • Eligibility Notes: Open to academic scientists within four years (at time award is presented) of joining their first tenure track faculty position or equivalent in a North American university at the time award is conferred. For 2021 the 4 years are July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2021. Applicants may not have previously received an award under this program. Applicants must be members of ASMS.

December

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) – Early-Career Scientific Research Grants Program
  • Due: December 1, 2020
  • Funding: Limit of $75,000 per grant period
  • Project period: One- or two-year term
  • Purpose: investigator-initiated original research in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management.
  • Eligibility: New investigators who have completed a terminal research degree or medical residency – whichever date is later – within the past 10 years of the grant application deadline and has not yet been awarded a substantial research grant No candidate is eligible to receive more than one NBF grant over the course of their career. An application fee of $160 must accompany the application unless the primary investigator is an AABB individual member.
American Lung AssociationAllergic Respiratory Diseases Award
  • Due: December 10, 2020
  • Funding: $75,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to two years
  • Purpose: To increase research in academic allergy and immunology divisions in the effort to benefit patients. Supports early-stage investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division or section, to conduct research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease.
  • Eligibility: At the time of applications, applicants must United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses:Green Card, H-J-1, H-1B, TN, E-3 or O-1. Applicants must be employed by a Us Institution.
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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