$3.7 million funding for fellowships and grants went to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in 2017–18 from AAUW Fellowships, apps open Aug 1 for new 2018-19 funding:

American Fellowships due 11/15; International Fellowships due 12/1; Career Development Grants due 12/15; Community Action Grants due 1/15.


Department of Defense’s Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Resarch Program (DMDRP)Career Development Award supports early-career investigators in conducting impactful Duchenne research under the mentorship of an experienced muscular dystrophy researcher.  Letter of Intent due Nov 14 | Application due Dec 5


2019 SRI and Bayer Innovation/Discovery Grant Application: $15,000/1 yr. Receive $1000 travel award to present at 2019 Annual Meeting. Applications focus on novel treatment options and animal models. Due Nov 6:

Applicants must be members of SRI. If one is not a member, they must apply, be approved, and pay their first year of dues by the time the application is due.


$25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA) Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program, supporting research projects and scholarships in child psychology. Due Nov 15:     

To be eligible you must have completed doctoral candidacy at the time of application (documentation required),  demonstrated research competence and area commitment, and IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. 


The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to early-career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.  Pre-proposals due Nov 28

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke’s will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.


AACR Breast Cancer Research Fellowships. These fellowships provide two-year grants of $120,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored breast cancer research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses. Application deadline is Nov 30.

Grant recipients must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner on April 2, 2019 to formally accept their grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantees’ registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting



American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation’s Research and Career Development Awards.  Seven award types – funding starts July 1. Applications due December 4th

You must be an AASLD member to be eligible for an AASLD Foundation Research or Career Development Award. If you are not already a member, you must apply for AASLD membership prior to submitting your application.


American Physiological Society’s S&R Foundation Ryuji Ueno Award awards $30,000 to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research in wound healing, tissue remodeling, organ regeneration, or stem cell biology.  Application Dearline is Dec 7.

Recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting and a certificate presented at the Society’s Business Meeting


NCATS CTSA Programs to Support NIBIB Translational Research Scholars Administrative Supplement Grant facilitates translational research partnerships between junior researchers with quantitative backgrounds (in engineering or computaional or physical sciences) and Junior clinician-scientists from active CTSA Institutions.  Applications due Dec 11

Up to two applications per institution are allowed


American Gastroenterological Association – Rady Childrens Award in Pediatric Genomics: $270k/3 yrs for young investigator, instructor, research associate working toward independent career in gastroenterology/ hepatology. Application period Sept 21 – Dec 14:

The proposed research may be basic, translational or clinical and must use genomics as an approach to enhance understanding of pediatric digestive diseases toward prevention, treatment and/or cure of such diseases. The funded research must be conducted full-time at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine in San Diego, California, or at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Epidemiology Grants support investigators pursuing research studies in human populations using epidemiological approaches aimed at improving understanding of childhood cancer.  Applications Due Dec 17.  Funding for two years at maximum of $100,000 per year.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Young Investigator Grants support scientists in the early stages of their research careers who have outstanding mentorship and demonstrate a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation.  Applications Due Dec 17.  Funding for three years at maximum of $50,000 per year.


Submit highly scored unfunded applications to OnPAR, which provides innovative and exceptional research applications a second opportunity for funding:

After registration, sign in using username and password. Enter the Title and the Funding Agency log number or identification number of the proposal abstract you are submitting. Copy and paste your abstract into the Abstract Box. Add remarks to be included for Funder review. Please include the Peer Review score. Submit. Funders will request application materials and a summary statement from invited applicants.


Coming up in 2019…


National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.  Pre-Application due Jan 7.

Researchers who have completed their post-doctoral training, and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant, are invited to apply. Individuals who are currently postdoctoral fellows or the equivalent, or who are graduate/medical students or residents, are not eligible for support under this program.


The Parkinson’s Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award supports new investigators for a one-year project in patient-oriented research in Parkinson’s or other parkinsonian disorders under the mentorship of an experienced investigator. $50,000 funds only direct costs. Applications due Jan 18.


Burroughs Wellcome fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.  Application Deadline is Jan 16.


The Parkinson’s Foundation Clinical Research Award supports the research expenses of a clinician scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson’s disease.  Award is for $200,000 total over two years.  Clinician scientists of all stages (from fellows to established faculty) may apply but preference will be given to the support of junior investigators. Letter of Intent due Jan 22.



The ASTRO org Minority Summer Fellowship Award introduces medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Due Feb 2:

Medical students in all years are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to first- and second-year students. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with an experience designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology. 


Organization for Autism Research Graduate Research Grant Competition offers grant awards of $1,000 for students conducting autism research as a requirement in pursuit of a master’s degree and $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates or post-doctoral students. Applications due Febr 11.


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