Check in often for a current list of national research funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

Ongoing

Submit highly scored unfunded applications to OnPAR, which provides innovative and exceptional research applications a second opportunity for funding: https://goo.gl/wQcgs2

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.

American Diabetes Association Minority Undergraduate Fellowship (MUI) designed to provide a mentored diabetes research experience to undergraduate minority* students who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Funding:$3,000 stipend. Due: Rolling Submissions Reviewed Upon Receipt. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Current Association-funded investigators may apply for a stipend to support the training of a minority* undergraduate student working in their laboratory.

May

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation ‘A’ Awards are designed to move hypothesis driven research into the clinic. This award is intended to fund developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing. Initial awards are for $800,000 over 4 years (no more than $200,000 in any given year). Due: May 20. http://tinyurl.com/y6q6cmpg

Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. (D.O., MBBS or equivalent) and be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor. Associate and Full Professors are ineligible. If still at the Instructor level, the applicant must have a commitment from the Department Chair/Division Chief at the time of grant submission for an Assistant Professor position within one year of receiving the award.

Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, supported by Sunovion is open to young neuroscientists who have demonstrated scholarly independence. $15,000 award and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. Nominations Due: May 24. https://tinyurl.com/yya4ry33

Self nomination is not permitted. Nominees do NOT need to be SfN members. Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member. No person may nominate more than one candidate, Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination. Membersof the selection committee may not be nominated nor be the nominator and cannot write LORs for te prize

June

Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Awards support individuals in the early stages of their career or those without significant prior research experience. Up to $125,000 for 1st 2 years (up to $50,000 for year 1 and up to $75,000 for year 2) with competitive renewal for year 3 up to $100,000. LOI: Jun 3. https://tinyurl.com/yxq9ofgn

Applicants must meet citizenship and other eligibility and must be an ACR or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award. ACR Members must have earned a DO, MD, or MD/PhD degree by the start of the award term and must have completed at least one year of training in an ACGME accredited rheumatology training program. MDs and DOs who are not licensed to perform clinical care may NOT apply. ARP members must have earned a PhD, DSc, or equivalent doctoral degree and must be within 3 years of terminal degree at the time of the award start date.

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Large Grant supports 2 year research projects that explore the full spectrum of gambling behaviors from healthy to disordered. Award: $75,000/year. LOI: June 3, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/yy4v28s7

Domestic or international, public or private, non-profit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for NCRG funding.  The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a PhD, MD or other terminal degree.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge  provides support to continue conducting research while reapplying for an NIH or VA career development award; applicants must have a funding decision in order to apply. The purpose of this award is to encourage junior investigators to continue conducting research into novel ideas while revising outstanding career development award applications. Up to $75,000 for 1 year. Due: June 3. Website: https://tinyurl.com/y2prsqt8

All applicants must meet citizenship/permanent resident status and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Applicants must be ACR or ARP members with an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral level degree from an accredited institution. null

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge- The purpose of this award is to provide funding to NIH R01, VA Research Career Scientist (RCS) or Merit Award applicants whose application received a priority score but was not funded, and who are at risk of running out of research support. Up to $100,000 per year for 2 years. Cycle I Due: June 3.  Website: https://tinyurl.com/y6cdtl6q

All applicants must meet citizenship/permanent resident status and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Applicants must be ACR or ARP members with an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral level degree from an accredited institution.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Awards support junior investigators to conduct innovation research. Up to $375,000 for 3 years. LOI: Jun 3. https://tinyurl.com/y2dugddq

Applicants must meet citizenship and other eligibility and must be an ACR or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award. ACR Members must have earned a DO, MD, MD/PhD, or DO/PhD degree and have completed a Rheumatology fellowship. Individuals more than 8 years from the beginning of fellowship (or 9 years for pediatric rheumatologists) at the time of the award start date may NOT apply. MDs and DOs who are not licensed to perform clinical care may NOT apply. ARP members must have earned a PhD, DSc, or equivalent doctoral degree and must be within 6 years of terminal degree at the time of the award start date.

The Children’s Heart Foundation Call for Research funds the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Award: $100,000/year for up to 2 years. Due: June 7. https://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-researchers/

James McDonnell Foundation for Postdoctoral Fellowships, proposals furthering the science of complex systems and/or proposals intending to apply complex system tools and models to problems where such approaches are not yet considered usual or mainstream are appropriate. Award: $200,000. Due: June 13. https://www.jsmf.org/programs/cs/

Ph.D. students within 18 months of anticipated completion of graduate training. No geographic restrictions.

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) Clinical Investigator Scholarship is to encourage clinicians at the end of their fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue a clinical career focused on neuroendocrine tumors. Award: $100,000 up to 2 yrs. Due: June 14, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y657ttdo

Criteria for selection will include both the clinical project itself and the potential of the individual to make future clinical contributions to the neuroendocrine tumor field. Strong emphasis will be placed on the career development plan and the applicant’s personal statements and the mentor’s development plan. The clinical proposal section should focus on a project with the potential to directly impact and improve the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research invests in innovative, cutting-edge cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research at NCI-designated cancer centers, or cancer-focused institutions. Award: $75,000. Due: June 14. https://tinyurl.com/yyhlltow

Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine. As of June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years. Award: $25,000. Due: June 15. https://tinyurl.com/y6tpekns

Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age. The entrant’s essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay. The research must have been performed during the previous three years. Employees of Eppendorf AG, Science and AAAS and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

The LAM Foundation Career Development Award provides support for postdoctoral research fellows who are starting their research careers and are working in the laboratories of established researchers or conducting research with the mentorship of established researchers. Maximum of $60,000 per year. LOI: June 15.  http://tinyurl.com/y6qcml5l

Assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE Assist. Prof. with an approved CE faculty PI waiver with less than three years in a faculty position Postdoctoral fellows.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Research Fellow Award forresearchers who hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow or assistant professor levels who are beginning studies in the multiple myeloma field under the supervision of a research mentor or sponsor. Up to $75,000 for 1 yr. Due: June 24 at 5PM EST. http://tinyurl.com/y3sskhb6

Researchers who hold a Ph.D., M.D. equivalent degree at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow, or junior faculty level are encouraged to apply. Post-doctorate and medical fellows applying for the award must work under the supervision of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. Applicants must have obtained their highest degree within the last 5 years and may not hold a position higher than Assistant Professor. Investigators at the level of assistant professor who are beginning studies in the multiple myeloma field and are thereby applying for this award must have a research sponsor at their institution who is in the multiple myeloma field and can provide guidance to the applicant in the area of the project proposed.

July

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Rachleff Innovation Award Overview provides support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Award: $200,000 per year. Due: July 1. http://tinyurl.com/zavcvcb

Applicants (including non-U.S. citizens) must be conducting independent research at a U.S. research institution. Applicant must have received an MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) from an accredited institution. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered.  Applications will be accepted from all scientific disciplines provided that the proposed research meets the selection criteria.

William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States. Award: $350,000. Due: July 2. https://tinyurl.com/gpux8lv

Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Up to $5 million based on stage and scope of research. LOI: July 12, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y26aqbz8

Funding is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide at academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits. Industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. Biotechnology companies. Funding is provided through mission-related investments that require return on investment based upon scientific and/or business milestones. Existing companies and new startups are both eligible.

American Diabetes Association Innovative Basic Science Award supports basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes. Awar: $115,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree, and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission. One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator; multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted.

American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Award supports research with novel and innovative hypotheses, performed in human subjects, or research approaches to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical application. Award: $200,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree, and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission. One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator; multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted. 

American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Development Award support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers. Funding Award: $138,000/year. Deadline: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Eligible applicants must be full-time independent faculty with less than 10 years of research experience since their terminal degree who do not have previous or current NIH support (R00, R01, U01 or equivalent). Applicants may not hold concurrent awards of similar intent (NIH K awards, foundation or non-profit career development awards), however they can have completed previous NIH K or other career development funding. Applicants must dedicate at least 75% total effort to research activities.

American Diabetes Association Minority Junior Faculty Development Award support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers. Award: $138,000/year. Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Eligible applicants must be full-time independent faculty from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research*, with less than 10 years of research experience since their terminal degree who do not have previous or current NIH support (R00, R01, U01 or equivalent). Applicants may not hold concurrent awards of similar intent (NIH K awards, foundation or non-profit career development awards), however they can have completed previous NIH K or other career development funding. Applicants must dedicate at least 75% total effort to research activities.

American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship available to postdoctoral researchers (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) to provide support for high quality training in disciplines and topics relevant to diabetes, in an environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. Award $47,484-$55,581/year.  Due: July 15, 2019. http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Researchers (PhD, MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, or equivalent) with confirmed postdoctoral position by award start date. Applicants with more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree are not eligible for this award.

American Diabetes Association Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship (PMF) available to minority* postdoctoral researchers (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Fellowships provide support for high quality training in disciplines and topics relevant to diabetes, in an environment conducive to beginning a career in diabetes research. Maximum Funding: $47,484-$55,581/year salary stipend, plus $5K/year research and $5K/year fringe allowances. Deadline July 15, 2019.  http://tinyurl.com/y5w9cmlc

Researchers (PhD, MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, or equivalent) with confirmed postdoctoral position by award start date. Applicants must be from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and may not have more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree.

August

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement encourages junior investigators to expand promising research by providing additional support to cover research costs and help investigators become independent. Award up to $50,000/yr for 2 years. Due August 1.http://tinyurl.com/y4x32nyg

All applicants must meet citizenship/permanent resident status and other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Awards and Grants policies. Applicants must be ACR or ARP members with an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral level degree from an accredited institution. ACR members must have received a priority score, summary statement, and funding decision on their NIH K08, K23, K25, K99/R00, or VA CDA-2 award. Applicants whose career development applications were unscored are not eligible.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators. Award 2 year $250,000. Due: August 15. https://www.asahq.org/faer/researchandeducation

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa that will be valid through the period of FAER funding. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.  Must be an anesthesiologist who is within 10 years of graduating from residency and who has a license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the U.S. and be an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Intramural Clinical Research Scholar Transition Award encourages applications for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. Required to spend time at the NIH facility. See RFA for more information. Award: Up to $499,000. Due: August 31. https://tinyurl.com/yy3qxulx

Eligible applicants include physicians, dentists and nurses (including MD, MD/PhD, DO, DDS, DMD, RN/PhD, or equivalent clinical doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution) who have a professional license to practice clinically in the U.S.  The program is intended for investigators at the early stages of their careers.  Applicants will generally have completed or be completing a post-residency clinical fellowship, and will have demonstrated sufficient patient-oriented research experience to qualify for a tenure-track level appointment. Tenured applicants are not eligible. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, although selected Scholars must qualify for and maintain appropriate visa/residency status throughout the program.

September

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care encourages new investigators to conduct research in the area of shoulder care. Award: $50,000. Due September 5. http://tinyurl.com/yyra5e8g

Eligible applicants should have PI or Co-PI, must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department. PI/Co-PI must be an ASES member.

National Institutes of Health K01-Research Scientist Development Award encourages Research Conference Grant applications to conduct an annual intensive workship/conference/meeting that addresses the needs of early stage HIV/AIDS researches utilizing nonhuman primates (NHPs) as they translate preclinical research from NHPs to human clinical trials. Award: $75,000 per meeting year. Due: September 11. https://tinyurl.com/y6tbosc3

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

October

Whitehall Foundation for established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Award: Up to $30,000/1year. Due: October 1, 2019. http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

The applicant must be an Assistant Professor (or higher). If the institution does not use this title, a letter from the department chair confirming the applicant’s eligibility is required. The applicant must hold Principal Investigator status. The applicant must be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation encourages investigators to commit to scientific research. Research may be basic, translational, clinical and/or health services. Award: $225,000 over 3 years. LOI: October 4.  http://tinyurl.com/y6nz23tx

Eligible applicant should be an Orthopaedic surgeon (MD, MBBS). PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an Orthopaedic department. Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation New Investigator Grant advances the training of the next generation of orthopaedic physician-scientists by providing seed and start- up funding for promising research projects. Award: $50,000. LOI: October 4. https://tinyurl.com/yxtc4xr9

Eligible applicants should be residents, fellows, or Orthopaedic Surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Prospective Clinical Research Grant promotes clinical research and provides funding for promising prospective studies in the areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery. Award: $150,000
($50,000 per year). LOI: October 4.  https://tinyurl.com/y2slavqr

Eligible applicant…PI or Co-PI. Must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department. Resident/fellow can apply only if he/she is able to demonstrate will begin a staff position at the time the grant commences.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Call for Angelman Syndrome Research Proposals given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Award: $100,000 per year. Due: October 15. https://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

Of particular interest to the ASF are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families. Researchers from all countries are encouraged to apply.

November

American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant intended to help sustain recipients’ research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply. Award: $150,000. Cycle A Application Due: November 1.  http://tinyurl.com/y3mhskrs

To be considered for an ASH Bridge Grant, the applicant must have submitted to the NIH in the past 18 months a hematology-related R01 or R01-equivalent application that was scored but not funded. The applicant must be an ASH member in good standing and plan to maintain membership for the duration of the award term. The applicant must hold a faculty position at an academic institution or the equivalent position at a non-profit research organization. The applicant must have the commitment of his/her institution to match $50,000 in funds.

December

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Biologics Research Grant offers seed money for new investigators conducting research on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells. Award: $98,000.
Due: December 4 https://tinyurl.com/yyq54oc9

PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant encourages new investigators by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty. Award: $50,000. Due: December 4. https://tinyurl.com/y6jbfde3

Eligible applicant: PI or Co-PI must be an orthopaedic surgeon. PhDs and DVMs are eligible if affiliated with an orthopaedic department and working with an orthopaedic surgeon.​

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