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Directory


Ongoing

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationPath 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 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.
Gateway for Cancer Research GFCR Grant Program
  • Due: Rolling;February 1, 2022 next cycle
  • Funding: $200,000 to $1.5 M
  • Project period: 2 to 5 years
  • Purpose: To fund early phase clinical trials for all types of cancers.
  • Eligibility: Funds are awarded to institutions. Applicants must demonstrate that their project aligns with GFCR’s mission.
  • Note: LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit LOI prior to February 1 deadline for this cycle.
Gateway for Cancer Research GFCR Integrative Program
  • Due: Rolling;February 1, 2022 next cycle
  • 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: LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit LOI prior to February 1 deadline for this cycle.
Gateway for Cancer Research SIO Integrative Program
  • Due: Rolling;February 1, 2022 next cycle
  • 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: LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit LOI prior to February 1 deadline for this cycle.
Gateway for Cancer ResearchNCI/SPORE Program
  • Due: Rolling;February 1, 2022 next cycle
  • 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: LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit LOI prior to February 1 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.
NIH – Maximizing 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/NCI – International 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/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 – Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: January 31, 2022; January 31, 2023; January 31, 2024
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide funding for expansion of existing research to incorporate sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations or SGM-relevant research questions.
NIH/NIDDK – Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
  • Due: February 3, 2022
  • 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: Secondary Analysis of Posttraumatic Psychopathology Data
  • Due: February 5, 2022 (first available due date)
  • 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.
National Institutes of Health – BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: February 10, 2022; June 8, 2022: October 11, 2022
  • Funding: Varied
  • Project period: 5 years maximum
  • Purpose: To increase workforce diversity in the neuroscience workforce and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators from diverse backgrounds in BRAIN Initiative research areas.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have 5 years or less of postdoctoral research experience, be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident of the United States and be a member of an underrepresented ethnic or minority group in the health-related sciences field.
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
National Institutes of Health – Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant

R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed
R01Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required

  • Due: January 26, 2022; May 26; 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support an innovative project that represents a new research direction for an early career investigator for which no preliminary data exists. No clinical trials allowed.
  • Eligibility: Completion of terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training within the past 10 years, no prior experience as a PD/PI on a substantial NIH grant, and evidence of a change in research direction are required by applicants.

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.



January

NIH – Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Administrative Supplements for Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative awardees to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) through the HEAL Data Ecosystem
  • Due: January 18, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000 maximum
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide support through administrative supplements to strengthen data sharing and data readiness efforts within the HEAL Initiative to foster collaboration among HEAL awardees to increase data discoverability, interoperability and reuse.
  • Eligibility: Only existing HEAL Initiative awardees are eligible for this supplement. See guidelines for eligible award activity codes.

Radiological Society of North America Research Scholar Grant

  • Due: January 18, 2022
  • Funding: $76,000 per year
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To help early career faculty who have completed resident and fellowship programs become independent investigators and supports them as they collect preliminary data that could lead to other funding in the future.
  • Eligibility: An early career radiology full-time faculty member in a department of radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine at a North American-based educational institution who is certified or on track to be certified by the American Board of Radiology or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Check other requirements.
  • Note: An additional $1,000/ year paid to the institution is included in funding ($75,000 + $1,000).
American Association for Cancer Research – AACR-Astrazeneca Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowships
  • Due: January 19, 2022
  • Funding: $120,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to support postdoctoral and clinical research fellows to conduct ovarian cancer research and to establish a career path in this field.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must hold a mentored research position as a postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow or equivalent, have completed their terminal degree within the past 5 years (doctoral degree or medical training).
American Association for Cancer ResearchAACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research
  • Due: January 20, 2022
  • Funding: $225,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to support early career investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields to provide a deeper understanding of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality, accelerate development/treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer.
  • Eligibility: For faculty applicants (assistant professor, instructor, research assistant professor or equivalent who have completed their terminal degrees within the past 11 years) and have independent lab space.
American Association for Cancer ResearchAACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants
  • Due: January 20, 2022
  • Funding: $250,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: A joint effort to support early career investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields to provide a deeper understanding of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality, accelerate development/treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer.
  • Eligibility: For applicants who have a terminal doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in a related field and not currently seeking a further doctoral degree.
Lupus Research Alliance – Lupus Insight Prize
  • Due: January 20, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 payment
  • Purpose: To recognize a specific insight and/or discovery (within the past 5 years) and to direct the prize recipient’s talents toward further high impact research achievement and testing of the insight in lupus.
  • Eligibility: Nominations will be accepted for investigators at any age or rank.
National Psoriasis FoundationDiscovery Grants
  • Due: January 21, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $75,000 per year
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To develop new research programs in the field of psoriatic disease that can compete for long-term funding from NIH or similar organizations.
  • Eligibility: MDs, PhDs, or equivalent are eligible to apply.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationClinical Research Grants
  • Due: January 21, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To aid development of therapeutic interventions for neuromuscular diseases.
  • Eligibility: MDA members who are MDs, PhDs, DScs or equivalent and independent investigators are eligible to apply.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationClinical Research Network Grants
  • Due: January 21, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To form a network to promote and accelerate clinical research that helps to support the infrastructure needed to conduct research efficiently through collaboration.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold an MD, DO or equivalent degree, be a permanent member of an MDA Care Center team and have access to a minimum of 100 individuals with an MDA related disease. Check other requirements.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationDevelopment Grants
  • Due: January 21, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $70,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To fund postdoctoral investigators in the lab of a senior investigator to help them develop as independent researchers.
  • Eligibility: MDs, PhDs, DScs, or equivalent with 18 months or more of post-degree research lab experience and be no more than 7 years from receiving a doctoral degree. Check other requirements.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationResearch Grants (RG)
  • Due: January 21, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 per year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support independent, established investigators to accelerate progress toward understanding and treating neuromuscular diseases.
  • Eligibility: MDs, PhDs, Dscs, DOs or equivalent in faculty positions at the professor, associate professor or assistant professor level with their own research lab are eligible.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationResearch Infrastucture Grants
  • Due: January 21, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support the development of tools, techniques, and services of need to the neuromuscular research community to further research for therapy development.
  • Eligibility: MDs, PhDs, DScs, DOs in faculty positions at the professor, associate professor or assistant professor level with their own research lab are eligible. Letters of support from the community are an essential part of the application.
L’Oréal USA & American Association for the Advancement of ScienceL’oreal For Women in Science Fellowship
  • Due: January 28, 2022
  • Funding: $60,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support research by female postdoctoral scientists in science, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics fields.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be female U.S. citizens or permanent residents in a postdoctoral research positions at U.S.-based academic or research institutions.
Russell Sage FoundationSummer Institute: Biological Approaches in Social Sciences (SIBASS)
  • Due: January 28, 2022
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: 1 week
  • Purpose: To help participants develop an understanding of the conceptual basis for integrating the social and biological sciences to help them conduct in-depth process research which links together social context, biology, and human capital.
  • Eligibility: PhD and postdoctoral students eligible to apply.
American Association for Cancer Research AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research
  • Due: January 31, 2022
  • Funding: $75,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: With support from GlaxoSmithKline, this award support tenure-eligible early career faculty focused on cancer research: cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention.
  • 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 within the past 11 years.
American Society for Clinical OncologyYoung Investigator Awards: Special Competition
Department of Health and Human ServicesHHS Drug Pricing Fellowship
  • Due: January 31, 2022
  • Funding: Varies
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide a scholar with the opportunity to gain experience in policy and program analysis and participate in research on a broad range of analytical projects related to drug pricing, pharmaceutical markets, and CMS health insurance programs working within the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS..
  • Eligibility: For U.S. citizens only, who are currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant field within the past 5 years (of fellow appointment date).
American Society for Clinical OncologyHHS Drug Pricing Fellowship

February

American Heart AssociationResearch Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science
  • Due: February 1, 2022
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support research experiences for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science under the mentorship of current AHA awardees.
  • Eligibility: Current AHA faculty awardees with at least one year of award funding remaining on original term eligible as primary mentor (see eligible awards). Trainee must be a full-time student pursuing a post-baccalaureate PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD, DS, DrPH, or PhD in nursing or equivalent clinical health science doctoral degree program, seeking training with a mentor before starting a research career. Full-time effort for research required.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationClinical Investigator Award
  • Due: February 1, 2022
  • Funding: $600,000 + up to $100,00 Loan Repayment
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support outstanding physician-scientists conducting research aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine and to help them in becoming successful clinical investigators.
  • Eligibility: A letter of commitment endorsed by both the Dean or Center Director and the Head/Chair of the Department, U.S. citizenship/permanent residency and mentor established in cancer research, prevention or epidemiology required. Applicants must be U.S. board eligible Physician-scientists (MDs and DOs only) with completed residency and clinical training and independent assistant professor position or equivalent (within the past 5 years). 80% protected time also required.
Knights Templar Eye FoundationCompetitive Renewal
  • Due: February 1, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $70,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support renewal of Career Starter Research Grants received in 2020 or 2021 if data collected is compelling.
  • Eligibility: 2020 and 2021 recipients of KTEF Career Starter Research Grants. 2021 recipients may skip one year after termination of starter grant to collect more data or create a more compelling application.
Earlier.org – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer TestPilot Project Request for Proposal
  • Due: February 1 2022
  • Funding: $40,000
  • Project period: 1 to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support projects focused on earlier detection for breast cancer, especially in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection.
  • Eligibility: Early career investigators or established investigators who want to embark on a new area of research eligible to apply. The proposal should represent a new approach to the area of interest.
National League for Nursing NLN Nursing Education Research Grants Program
  • Due: February 3, 2022
  • Funding: $30,000
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To support innovative approaches and studies that seek to advance the field of nursing education research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be NLN members. Collaboration between research doctorates and practice doctorates are encouraged.
Emergency Medicine FoundationClimate and Emergency Medicine Research Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $150,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To provide early career faculty the opportunity to participate in a career development plan and design and develop a project that helps them obtain extramural funding.
  • Eligibility: The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine at the Assistant Professor level or below, and be within 7 years of completing residency. Approval by institution’s IRB required.
Emergency Medicine FoundationEarly Career Research Development Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To promote research relating to the intersection of climate science and emergency medicine in the areas of epidemiology, education, prevention, preparedness, detection, protection, response, clinical treatment, and/or recovery.
  • Eligibility: PI must be in an approved Emergency Medicine residency or have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. Approval by institution’s IRB required.
Emergency Medicine Foundation EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To facilitate academic growth and development of future researchers in in emergency medicine and advance emergency medical care.
  • Eligibility: Physicians who will be enrolled as a resident at an ACGME approved emergency medicine residency throughout the duration of the grant are eligible to apply. A faculty preceptor who will ensure completion of the project is required.
Emergency Medicine FoundationHealth Disparities Research Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To promote research that improves health care access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of groups impacted by health disparities (including non-English speaking populations.
  • Eligibility: The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. Approval by institution’s IRB required.
Emergency Medicine FoundationPilot Project Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $50,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide funding for a novel project that will produce findings that lead to a larger project and that advances emergency medical care.
  • Eligibility: The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine. Approval by institution’s IRB required.
Emergency Medicine Foundation Resident Research Grant
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To facilitate the academic growth and development of future emergency medicine researchers, advance emergency medical care and promote emergency medicine-focused research.
  • Eligibility: Physicians enrolled as residents who have a faculty preceptor to ensure completion of the project are eligible. Research involving animals or human subjects require approval by the institution’s IRB.
Emergency Medicine Foundation – Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine –  Starter Grant – Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship
  • Due: February 4, 2022
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Request for proposals to promote development of early career emergency medicine education researchers by supporting well-conceived projects and providing grant writing experience.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have a primary faculty appointment in Emergency Medicine at a U.S.-based university. Mentor and IRB letter required.
Leukemia Research FoundationHollis Brownstein Research Grants Program
  • Due: February 4, 2022 (LOI deadline)
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support new and innovative projects in critical blood cancer research conducted by early career investigators who are establishing their own lab as an independent researcher.
  • Eligibility: Applicants should be independent faculty-level investigators within seven years of their first independent faculty position.
Bristol Myers SquibbIndependent Research Grants: Immunology – (abatacept) 
  • Due: February 11, 2022 (Pre-Concept Submission)
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project period: Unspecified
  • Purpose: To support investigator-initiated research that aligns with therapeutic areas of interest to Bristol Myers Squibb. Special area of interest:Hematology/CAR T.
  • Eligibility: Open all levels of scientists.
National Kidney FoundationYoung Investigator Research Grant
  • Due: February 14, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $35,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support patient-oriented clinical research studies focused on issues affecting patients with kidney disease.
  • Eligibility: Applicants within their first four years of initial full-time faculty appointment or staff scientist position at a US university or research-oriented institution who have completed training in nephrology prior to the start of the grant are eligible.
Wellcome TrustEarly Career Awards
  • Due: February 15, 2022
  • Funding: Up to £400,000
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support early career scientists in establishing research careers in any discipline.
  • Eligibility: Candidate must work with a host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or low to middle-income country (except China or India). Must have a PhD with no more than 3 years postdoctoral experience or at least 4 years of equivalent research experience.
NIH/NIDDK/NHGRI/NIBIB – Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: February 16, 2022
  • Funding: $125,000
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To support successful transitions to becoming established researchers for investigators from diverse backgrounds identified as underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a clinical or research doctorate and be a citizen or non-national of the U.S. At least two years of postdoctoral experience recommended but not required.
American Heart AssociationTransformation Project Award
  • Due: February 16, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000 per year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support highly innovative, high-impact projects that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancement that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must hold a post-baccalaureate PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD, PhD in nursing public health or other clinical health science or equivalent, be in a faculty/staff position above the rank of trainee/postdoctoral fellow at an institution.
Muscular Distrophy AssociationIdea Awards
  • Due: February 18, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $50,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support early career investigators with bold, innovative research ideas supported by a strong scientific premise with a feasible experimental plan, that can potentially make an impact in the field of neuromuscular disease.
  • Eligibility: Faculty member at an educational institution, medical or research institution who are MDs, PhDs, DScs, DOs or equivalent, with an independent lab are eligible to apply.
Orthopaedic Research & Education FoundationResident Research Project Grant
  • Due: February 21, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $5,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide funding for residents who are interested in orthopedic research.
  • Eligibility: The applicant must be an orthopedic surgery resident in an ACGME-Accredited orthopedic program in the US.
Orthopaedic Research & Education FoundationOREF/AAOS Injectable Orthobiologics Knee Osteoarthritis Research Grant
  • Due: February 21, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $50,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide support for scientists conducting research focused on injectable orthobiologics for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Eligibility: The applicant must be an AAOS member, an orthopedic surgeon licensed to practice in the US and working at a U.S.-based institution with an active clinical practice.
Orthopaedic Research & Education FoundationOREF/AAOS Injectable Orthobiologics Knee Osteoarthritis Research Grant
  • Due: February 21, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $75,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support proposals that explore examine how and to what extent the burden of additional required documentation impacts the amount and quality of time a physician has available to focus on direct patient care.
  • Eligibility: PIs must be licensed to practice in the U.S., PhDs with a primary or secondary faculty appointment in an orthopedic department. A letter from the department chair confirming appointment is required.
Pfizer Competitive Grant Program Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders Research RFP: Early Career Investigators
  • Due: February 24, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $175,000
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support preclinical, clinical, and outcomes research to increase medical knowledge in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immune-mediated dermatologic disorders. Alopecia areata and atopic dermatitis are of particular interest, though other inflammatory skin conditions will be considered.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a medical or postdoctoral degree or equivalent, an advanced nursing degree or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy or Social Work, less than 10 years past completion at a US-based institution.
Agilent Technologies Early Career Professor Award
  • Due: February 25, 2022
  • Funding: $120,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support early career faculty in conducting significant original research that will enable measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world.
  • Eligibility: Faculty holding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD no earlier than January 2012 eligible to apply.
American Association for Cancer Research Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships
  • Due: February 28, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Co-sponsored by AACR, AstraZeneca and Bayer to provide industry experience to develop early career clinical scientists in drug development industry.
  • Eligibility: Clinical Scientists with a medical degree (MD, DO, or MD/PhD), enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical, or research institution in the U.S. eligible to apply.
Simons Foundation Bridge to Independence Award Program
  • Due: February 28, 2022
  • Funding: $495,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To provide support for scientists with MD, PhD or equivalent degrees who intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the upcoming academic year.
  • Eligibility: Applicants with an MD, PhD, or equivalent, in a non-independent, mentored, or training position are eligible.

March

NIH/FIC/NCI – International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed
  • Due: March 9, 2022
  • 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.
American Chemical SocietyPetroleum Research Fund New Directions
  • Due: March 11, 2022
  • Funding: $110,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support research on new topics in which investigators have not previously published or received funding.
  • Eligibility: Faculty beyond initial grants at accredited institutions are eligible.
American Chemical SocietyPetroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator
  • Due: March 11, 2022
  • Funding: $110,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support early career faculty in gaining research experience.
  • Eligibility: Faculty in the first 3 years as Assistant Professor.
NIH – Notice of Special Interest: Clinical Relevance of the Linkage between Environmental Toxicant Exposures and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: March 11, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $500,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support research focused on in-depth examination of the potential interactions of environmental toxins with genetic and no-genetic molecular targets known to influence Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias.
  • Eligibility: Scientists at all levels eligible to apply.
American Association for the Advancement of Science & PINSScience-PINS Prize for Neuromodulation
  • Due: March 15, 2022
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To encourage innovative research from early-career scientists that modulates neural activity through physical 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 may apply. The applicant must have performed or directed the work described in submitted essay.

April

Bay Area Lyme FoundationEmerging Leader Award
  • Due: April 1, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: Up to 1 1/2 years
  • Purpose: To support established and early career investigators bringing new approaches and creative thinking to the field of Lyme Disease.
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in biological and medical sciences and an established pattern of creative thinking and be affiliated with an academic or research institution or corporate equivalent in the U.S.
Breast Cancer AllianceExceptional Project Grants
  • Due: April 1, 2022 (LOI)
  • Funding: Up to $125,000
  • 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.
American Cancer SoicietyMission Boost Grants
  • Due: April 1, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000 per year (stage 1); up to $500,000 per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years (stage 1); up to 18 months (stage 2)
  • Purpose: For select current and past ACS grantees to support the translation of research to human testing. Boost resources are intended for innovative, high-risk-reward projects.
  • Eligibility: Candidates with independent full-time faculty appointments who work at a U.S. academic institution or non-profit, who currently hold (for a least 1 year) an eligible ACS grant are eligible. Check submission guidelines.
Angelman Syndrome FoundationResearch Proposals
  • Due: April 15, 2022
  • Funding: $100,000 per year
  • Project Period: 1 or 2 years
  • Purpose: Call for proposals to support research projects that address all aspects of Angelman Syndrome. Priority will be given to studies focusing on the heterozygous effect non-UBE3A genes in deletion, increasing UBE3A after therapies, delivery of therapies and symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families.
  • Eligibility: Researchers at all levels are eligible.
Elsa U. Pardee FoundationResearch Grant
  • Due: April 30, 2022
  • Funding: Unspecified
  • Project Period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support creative, unique and innovative studies focused on identifying new treatments or cures for cancer by new cancer researchers or established researchers with new approaches.
  • Eligibility: Early career scientists or established scientist with new ideas in North America are eligible to apply.


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