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Ongoing

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – AACR – Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowship
  • Due: Priority due date February 28, 2021 for funding this cycle; Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support early-career clinical scientists interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills related to clinical trial design and execution in relation to the pharmaceutical industry, to include areas such as clinical development, drug development, clinical research, clinical trial design, and data analysis.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must hold a medical degree (MD, DO, or MD/PhD). Non-U.S. applicants must ensure there is enough time to complete project and grant term before visa expires.
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.
Immune Tolerance Network
  • Due: Open; Concept Proposals accepted year-round
    • Full applications accepted by invitation
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To fund research in 1) allergy & asthma, 2) autoimmune diseases, 3) kidney & liver transplantation, and 4) assays & biomarkers.
  • Note: ITN does not accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies.
NIH/NHLBI – Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
  • Due: Rolling; pre-applications priority through March 31, 2021
    • 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/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


January

NIH – Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)
  • Due: January 26, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support a project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist.
  • Eligibility: Must be designated Early Stage Investigators (ESI) by NIH as defined in NOT-OD-17-101.
NIH – Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: January 26, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To support a project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist.
  • Eligibility: Must be designated Early Stage Investigators (ESI) by NIH as defined in NOT-OD-17-101.

February

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Research – in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Due: February 4, 2021
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research and increase diversity of talent working in the field. Created in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Eligibility: Female investigator in related field, with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent), who is not currently a candidate for a further doctoral degree and holds an independent faculty appointment (Asst. Professor). Must have completed doctoral degree within the past 11 years. Open to female researchers globally.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Research- in honor of John Robert Lewis
  • Due: February 4, 2021
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: To support the career advancement of a scientist shown to be underrepresented in the cancer related sciences workforce. Created in honor of John Robert Lewis.
  • Eligibility: Investigator must belong to a racial or ethnic group determined to be underrepresented, has a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent), and is not currently a candidate for a further doctoral degree and holds an independent faculty appointment (Asst. Professor). Must have completed doctoral degree within the past 11 years. An applicant located in a country that requires a visa must ensure there is enough time to complete the project and grant term before expiration of visa.
Leukemia Research Foundation – Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program
  • Due: LOI due February 5, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: Fund New Investigators – individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. It is difficult for them to get the level of funding they need at this critical point in their careers.
  • Eligibility: Full applications are by invitation only. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens. Research projects from outside the U.S. are eligible. Must be a new investigator, defined as within seven (7) years of their first independent faculty-level position at the time the grant would be awarded. Years as a resident physician, fellow physician, or post-doctoral fellow are considered to be training years. Fellows are not eligible to apply. Applicants with career development awards from other national foundations (ACS, ASH, Burroughs Wellcome, Kimmel Scholar, etc.) are not eligible.
National Kidney FoundationNKF & Satellite Dialysis Young Investigator Grants
  • Due: February 8, 2021
  • Funding: $35,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support early-career clinical research that raises awareness of and targets the development of better treatments and prevention of kidney disease and related complications.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited program, nephrology training and hold a faculty position of Instructor or Assistant Professor at a U.S. based university-affiliated medical center. Only one grant awarded to an applicant in current funding cycle
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation – Macy Foundation Scholars Program
  • Due: February 10, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: Identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. We select up to five faculty leaders each year. The award protects 50% of the Scholar’s time over two years.
  • Eligibility: Must 1. be a doctorally-prepared faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school. 2. Have served for five or more years as a full-time faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school. 3. Have an identified senior faculty member who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development. 4. Have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support. 5. Have an institutional commitment for the protection of at least 50% of the candidate’s time. 6. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.  
American Heart Association (AHA) – Career Development Award
  • Due: February 16, 2021
  • Funding: $77,000 per year
  • Project period: 3 years
  • Purpose: Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals in the early years of first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research.
  • Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must hold an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, DDS, or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree. An awardee must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) and no more than five years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree) at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) – Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant
  • Due: February 21, 2021
  • Funding: $20,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support residents pursuing a career with research as a major component. Work should be achievable as a free-standing project even if it is part of a larger work, and it should potentially lead to publication with the resident as an author.
  • Eligibility: PI must be an orthopaedic surgery resident or fellow in an approved orthopaedic program in the United States. Applicant must have a senior mentor who has funding (intramural or extramural) to support the project.
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation  – OREF/JRGOS Resident Research Project Grant
  • Due: February 21, 2021
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide funds for research expenses for investigators conducting research in the area of health disparities and diversity in the Orthopaedic Surgery field. Work should be achievable as a free-standing project, even if it is part of a larger work.
  • Eligibility: Orthopaedic Surgery residents in ACGME-accredited orthopaedic programs in the U.S. are eligible.
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation  – Resident Research Project Grant ̶ RD1   
  • Due: February 21, 2021
  • Funding: $5,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To support residents who are interested in research (both laboratory and clinical projects relevant to the field suitable). Funding covers research expenses. Research should be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is part of a larger work.
  • Eligibility: PI must be an orthopaedic surgery resident in an ACGME-Accredited orthopaedic program in the U.S.
Russell Sage Foundation Summer Institute Social Science Genomics (SISSG)
  • Due: February 22, 2021
  • Funding: Most participant costs for workshop covered*
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support novel research that uses insights and methods across social sciences disciplines to improve social and living conditions in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Applicants (PIs and Co-PIs must have doctorate. Early career scholars strongly encouraged to apply for Presidential grants or Pipeline Competition. All nationalities eligible and do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of proposed research must be on the U.S, but the focus of proposed research must be on the U.S. Participants are required to fully attend all sessions of the program and some institutes require participants to complete some assignments in advance.
    • *Most participant costs during the institute, including housing and most meals, are covered, and travel expenses are reimbursed up to a set cap.

March

Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards
  • Due: Concept Paper due March 16, 2021
  • Funding: $25,000
  • Project period: 2 years maximum
  • Purpose: To support early-career investigators, who seek to become independent investigators, in developing impactful medical research in child health.
  • Eligibility: Physicians in a residency/fellowship training program or who have completed their program no more than 1 year before the date of submitting the Concept Paper and post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than 3 years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper are eligible. New investigators with NIH K award (including K 12) or a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) not eligible to apply. U.S. and international applicants accepted. One Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awardee per mentor.

May

Russell Sage Foundation Research Grants
  • Due: May 4, 2021
  • Funding: $35,000 up to $175,000
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support novel research that uses insights and methods across social sciences disciplines to improve social and living conditions in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Applicants (PIs and Co-PIs must have doctorate. Early career scholars strongly encouraged to apply for Presidential grants or Pipeline Competition. All nationalities eligible and do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of proposed research must be on the U.S.

July

A-T Children’s Project Post Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • Due: LOI due July 1, 2021
  • Funding: $30,00 to $40,000 per year
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support young investigators who have innovative strategies for research that will accelerate breakthroughs for Ataxia-Telangiectasia.
  • Eligibility: Post docs with 1 year or less experience nominated by their PI. Proposals accepted from young investigators, established PIs and clinicians, scientists from other disciplines and individuals with innovative new ideas for S-T research from academia or industry; U. S. and international applicants accepted.


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