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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. November will be the final review cycle for 2022.
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 October 15 and April 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.
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: Standard due dates; May 5, 2024, September 5, 2024 (2024 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: Standard due dates; May 16, 2024, September 16, 2024 (2024 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/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.
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.
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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March

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) –  AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research
  • Due: March 4, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $225,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: With support from GlaxoSmithKline, this award supports tenure-eligible early career faculty focused on cancer research: cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention. Research may be basic, translational, or clinical.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must hold a tenure-eligible appointment at the assistant professor level at an academic, medical or research institution and have completed their doctoral degree or medical residency (whichever date is later if MD/PhD) within the past 11 years.
Lupus Research Alliance – 2024 Lupus Innovation Award RFA
  • Deadline: March 4, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support pioneering, high-risk, high-reward lupus studies exploring fundamental mechanisms, novel targets and pathways, novel technologies and interdisciplinary approaches to address major challenges in lupus research.
  • Eligibility: Early career and established researchers who are new to lupus research, with highly innovative ideas are encouraged to apply.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars
  • Due: March 7, 2024
  • Funding: $30,000 per year
  • Project Period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: To support national leadership development for full-time doctoral students from a wide range of nonclinical research-focused disciplines where policy is leveraged to effect change.
  • Eligibility: For applicants from historically marginalized backgrounds who are full-time, second year (in fall 2024) doctoral students at a degree-granting U.S.-/U.S. territory-based institution. Applicants must have at least three academic years remaining in their doctoral program and not expect to graduate before 2027.
Mathers Foundation – Mathers Grant – Spring 2024
  • Due: March 8, 2024 (registration required); March 22, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project Period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support basic science research that has potential for translational applications (no human subjects allowed or clinical or drug discovery research).
  • Eligibility: Grants are made to U.S. based tax exempt 501c3 independent and educational institutions for scientific research.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research – Endeavor Award
  • Due: March 12, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $3M
  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support teams of three or more investigators to generate and integrate data from diverse lines of research and transform those insights into advances that will benefit cancer patients that could not be achieved through singular efforts.
  • Eligibility: Open to teams at non-profit academic/research institutions. Teams may be from one or multiple institutions. Institutions may submit more than one application.
Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation – Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Awards Program Career Development Award (Winn CDA) for Early-Stage Investigator Physicians
  • Due: March 13, 2024
  • Funding: $120,000 per year
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support career development of early-stage physician scientists who are underrepresented in medicine or physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, and to becoming independent clinical trial investigators engaged in advancing health equity through research and mentoring.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must hold an MD, MD/PhD, DO or DO/PhD and have earned a terminal degree or residency within the past 10 years, identify as a member of a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in medicine, or have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diverse patient participation in clinical trials. 40% protected time required. For early stage investigators who have not been awarded and R01 or equivalent. U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or H-1 Visa required. Mentor required.
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance – Emerging Investigator Research Grants Program
  • Due: March 14, 2024
  • Funding: $4,000
  • 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 in the PeDRA Mentorship Program be medical students or pediatric residents in an accredited medical school. 50% protected time required.
Damon Runyon – Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
  • Due: March 15, 2024
  • Funding: $70,000 stipend year 1; incremental increase applied through year 4
  • Project Period: Up to 4 years
  • Purpose: To support early career investigators in gaining research experience. All theoretical and experimental research related to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention encouraged. Awards are made to institutions to support fellows. Incremental increases in stipend applied each year.
  • Eligibility: For basic and physician-scientists who received a doctoral degree within 18 months prior to application submission who have been in their sponsor’s lab for more than one year. 80% to 100% protected time required. See other eligibility criteria.
U.S. Association for the Study of Pain (USASP) – 2024 USASP-MAYDAY Clinical/Translational Research Award
  • Due: March 18, 2024
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support a proposal that has the potential to be developed into a larger application for extramural support from institutions (such as NIH, DoD, CHS and others).
  • Eligibility: For early career researchers within four years of their faculty appointment (in U.S. or Canada) if tenure has not yet been received by time of application. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the field of pain research. Letters of support required (see details and due dates).
Thrasher Foundation – Early Career Awards
  • Due: March 19, 2024 (concept submission)
  • Funding: Up to $25,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To encourage the development of new researchers in child health, helping them gain experience necessary to advance their careers to become independent investigators in this area of research.
  • Eligibility: Physicians in a residency/fellowship training program or who complete that program no more than one year prior to the Concept Paper deadline and postdoctoral researchers who receive their terminal degree no more than three years before the Concept Paper due date are eligible.
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Joanne Barlia Research Fellowship
  • Due: March 21, 2024
  • Funding: $130,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: This joint effortencourages postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and helps them establish a career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a related field.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field. Applicants must hold a mentored research position as a postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or equivalent.
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD
  • Due: March 21, 2024
  • Funding: $130,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to encourage and support early-stage investigators to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a related field.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field, hold a faculty position (of assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor, or equivalent).
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – Emerging Issues Grant
  • Due: March 22, 2024
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support research related to the environmental impact/sustainability of radiology and value based radiology and its impact on patient care. The grant was developed to address urgent issues that threaten the health and well-being of disparate populations.
  • Eligibility: PIs at all levels eligible to apply. RSNA membership required.
Melanoma Research Alliance – Next Step Program: Advancing Drug Discovery to Identify New Therapies
  • Due: March 28, 2024
  • Funding: $50,000 to $250,000
  • Project Period: 1 to 2 years
  • Purpose: To help advance translational discoveries and development of new therapies into the clinic setting and create infrastructure to analyze and build large datasets to identify better diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers leading to hypothesis-driven research proposals for submission to MRA and other funding agencies.
  • Eligibility: For researchers from academic medical centers and universities including institutions in the U.S. and worldwide.
Breast Cancer Alliance – Exceptional Project Grants
  • Due: March 31, 2024 (LOI and CV)
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To recognize creative, unique and innovative studies related to breast cancer research.
  • Eligibility: Clinical physicians, research scientists (including postdoctoral investigators) at any stage of their careers who are focused on breast cancer research are eligible. Open to applicants at institutions throughout the United States. Full application by invitation only.
Breast Cancer Alliance – Young Investigator Grants
  • Due: March 31, 2024 (LOI and CV)
  • Funding: Up to $125,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research from early career clinical doctors and research scientists who have not yet received their own major grant. 50% protected time required.
  • Eligibility: Clinical physicians and research scientists, including postdoctoral investigators, in the early career stage who are focused on breast cancer research are eligible. Tenure track faculty or individuals who have not yet held a tenure track research position or have been in one for 4 years or less are eligible. PI recipients of R01s or equivalent not eligible.

April

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research
  • Due: April 3, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $275,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To generate evidence on supportive family policies and programs that have a high potential to impact equitable access to nutritious food in communities, nutrition security, diet quality, and improved nutrition and health outcomes, especially for families with lower incomes and/or racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing higher rates of diet-related chronic disease and/or health disparities.
  • Eligibility: Awards will be given to institutions in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Preference will be given to institutions with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
THRIVE – HESI THRIVE Grant Program
  • Due: April 8, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $20,000 to $50,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide seed funding for early career scientists to test their initial hypotheses and collect preliminary data to aid in acquiring long-term funding from the NIH and/or other major institutions.
  • Eligibility: Open to individuals with MD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent degree with an accredited faculty, medical institution, or other research institute appointment, who have the ability to conduct independent research with publications in established peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-KidneyCAN Kidney Cancer Innovation and Discovery Grants Carcinoma Research Fellowship
  • Due: April 11, 2024
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: This inaugural grant is a new grant mechanism that seeks to stimulate creative approaches to translate basic research into new treatment options for kidney cancer.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field and be independent investigators affiliated with an academic, medical or no-profit research institution.
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-Exelixis AACR-Exelixis Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Fellowship Cell Carcinoma Research Fellowship
  • Due: April 11, 2024
  • Funding: $130,000
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: This joint effort supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct renal cell carcinoma research and to help them establish a successful career path in this field.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent completed within the past five years) in a related field. Applicants must hold a mentored research position as a postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or equivalent. Mentor required.
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) –  OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Shoulder Research Grant
  • Due: April 11, 2024
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide support for new investigators conducting clinical research projects in shoulder care.
  • Eligibility: PI must be a new investigator. An orthopaedic surgeon principal investigator (PI) must be licensed to practice in the U.S. and be working at an institution in the U.S. A PhD may serve as the PI and must hold a faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department at an institution in the U.S. Membership in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is required by either the PI or co-PI.
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) –  OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant
  • Due: April 11, 2024
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide start-up funding for promising investigator-initiated research proposals aimed at treating arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty.
  • Eligibility: PIs must be new investigators (applicants who have not been awarded an R01 or equivalent). Orthopaedic surgeons must be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. and working in an institution in the U.S.; PhD candidates must hold a faculty appointment in an orthopaedic department at a U.S.-based institution (a letter from the department chair confirming faculty appointment is required).
Wellcome –  Career Development Awards
  • Due: April 11, 2024
  • Funding: Varies
  • 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 and lead a substantial and innovative research program to generate significant shifts in understanding and/or develop methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.
  • Eligibility: Mid-career researchers from any discipline seeking to become international leaders in research.
Whitehall Foundation – Grants-in-Aid
  • Due: April 15, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $30,000
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support researchers at the Assistant Professor level (or equivalent) who have not yet acquired research funds. Grants also support some established scientists (check eligibility).
  • Eligibility: For early-career scientists at the Assistant Professor level and established scientists transitioning to new areas of research. Awards granted based on innovation of proposal, scientific merit, and evidence of the candidate’s continued productivity.
Whitehall Foundation – Research Grants
  • Due: April 15, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $100,000 per year
  • Project Period: Up to 3 years; renewal up to 2 years possible
  • Purpose: To support research scientists working at accredited institutions in the U.S. with innovative proposals.
  • Eligibility: For established independent researchers (Assistant Professor or higher) of all ages. Tenure track not required.  Researchers with substantial extramural funding ($200,00/year) are not eligible.
Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants (Core Programs and Special Initiatives)
  • Due: April 16, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: Varies per mechanism
  • Project Period: Varies per mechanism
  • Purpose: To support projects relevant to any of its core programs or special initiatives to include these mechanisms: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political, and Economic Inequality, drives for unionization and mass social protests and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the U.S.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent.
Wellcome – Discovery Awards
  • Due: April 16, 2024
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project Period: Up to 8 years
  • 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.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research – Emerging Leader Award
  • Due: April 29, 2024 (LOI)
  • Funding: $750,000
  • Project Period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support outstanding early career investigators conducting innovative, high-impact, high-risk projects in cancer research that are distinct from their current research portfolio.
  • Eligibility: PIs must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent and be employed by a U.S. or Canadian non-profit academic institution and be three to eight years from the start of an independent faculty research appointment as of December 31, 2024. Additional funding might be available based on project progress.
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation –  Cancer Research Grants Program
  • Due: April 30, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support new scientists with the most innovative and cutting-edge grant proposals identifying new treatments or cures for fighting cancer.
  • Eligibility: Intended for new cancer research scientists or new approaches by established scientists in the U.S. who are affiliated with non-profit organizations.

May

NIH/NCI – Impacts of Climate Change Across the Cancer Control Continuum (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

  • Due: May 5, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $275,000
  • Project Period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support innovative research relevant to advancing the understanding of the effects of climate change across the cancer control continuum, from cancer etiology and cancer risks through survivorship, and ways to prevent or mitigate negative health effects.
  • Eligibility: For researchers with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to conduct the proposed project.
Bristol Myers Squibb FoundationRobert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Awards Program Career Development Award (Winn CDA) for Early-Stage Investigator Physicians
  • Due: May 13, 2024
  • Funding: $120,000 per year
  • Project Period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support career development of early-stage physician scientists who are underrepresented in medicine or physicians who demonstrate commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, and to becoming independent clinical trial investigators engaged in advancing health equity through research and mentoring.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must hold an MD, MD/PhD, DO or DO/PhD and have earned a terminal degree or residency within the past 10 years, identify as a member of a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in medicine, or have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diverse patient participation in clinical trials. 40% protected time required. For early stage investigators who have not been awarded and R01 or equivalent. U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or H-1B or O-1 Visa required. Mentor required.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program
  • Due: May 15, 2024
  • Funding: $400,000 per year
  • Project Period: 5 years
  • Purpose: To help scientists build their careers by helping them maintain an academic appointment and lab at their own research institutions (this is a five-year appointment with the opportunity for a five-year renewal based on progress). Designed for scholars to engage in research (80% protected time), professional activities like teaching, academic service, patient care, and consulting (per HHMI consulting policies).
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent. They must have began their first post-training position and a tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty position on or after March 1, 2020, or have accepted an offer for tenure-track position (or equivalent) that starts no later than March 1, 2025.
NIH/NCI – Impacts of Climate Change Across the Cancer Control Continuum (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: May 16, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project Period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support innovative research relevant to advancing the understanding of the effects of climate change across the cancer control continuum, from cancer etiology and cancer risks through survivorship, and ways to prevent or mitigate negative health effects.
  • Eligibility: For researchers with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to conduct the proposed project.

June

NIH – NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: June 7, 2024
  • Funding: Up to$250,000
  • 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 further studies or careers in research. Activities should focus on courses for skills development, research experiences, mentoring activities, curriculum or methods development, and/or outreach.
  • Eligibility:
  • Open to researchers at any level. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are encouraged to apply.
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

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.
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.

Awards

March

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) –  AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research
  • Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Prize: $25,000 + publication of essay in Science Online
  • Purpose: To encourage innovative research from early-career scientists, that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who are early career investigators with an advanced degree received within 10 years and 45 years or younger (by January 1, 2024 cutoff date) may apply. The applicant must have performed or directed the work described in essay submission.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Science – Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation
  • Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Prize: $25,000
  • Purpose: To encourage innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine.
  • Eligibility: Applicants who are early career investigators with an advanced degree received within 10 years and 45 years or younger (by January 1, 2024) may apply. The applicant must have performed or directed the work described in essay submission.

May

NOMIS & ScienceYoung Explorer Award
  • Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Prize: $25,000
  • Purpose:
  • Grand prize: $15,000; Runner(s) Up: $5,000 (plus 5-year digital subscription to Science and publication of essay)
  • Purpose: Granted annually to recognize 1 bold young researcher who has performed interdisciplinary work involving cross-field collaboration; for high-risk research. The Grand Prize Award winner is automatically eligible to submit a funding proposal to the NOMIS board.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be thirty-five years of age or younger and hold an MD, PhD or MD/PhD received within the last 10 years at the time of entry. For early career scientists based on work done in the past 3 years.

June

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.
Eppendorf & Science – Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
  • Deadline: June 35, 2024
  • Prize: $25,000
  • Purpose: To encourage and support research by promising young neurobiologists.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be early career scientists, no older than thirty-five (35) years of age and hold an MD, PhD or MD/PhD received within the last 10 years, at the time of entry. For early career scientists based on work done in the past 3 years. Entry essay focus: contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular, cellular, systems, or organismic biology (this work must have been performed within the last 3 years).

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