Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant for research related to systemic sclerosis. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for up to three years. Due Sept 17:

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Medicine, Osteopathy, Veterinary Medicine or one of the sciences; and must have completed a postdoctoral fellowship by the grant award date. Investigators who have questions about eligibility should contact the Scleroderma Foundation at (800) 722-4673 for more information. 



Applications open for the 2019 Sartorius & Science $25k Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy for researchers focused on basic or translational research via @SartoriusGlobal and @sciencemagazine. Due Oct 1:

Submit a 1,000-word essay describing your research and its implications for regenerative medicine and cell immunotherapy as well as supporting documents. Entries can be made in the fields of regenerative medicine, cell therapy, gene therapy, immunotherapy as well as materials and tissue engineering. Scientists who have received his or her PhD|MD within the past 10 years may apply. The winner is awarded US$25,000 and a publication of his or her essay in Science. This Grand Prize essay and those of up to three runners-up are also published on Science Online.


Whitehall Foundation, Grants-in-Aid funds researchers at the assistant professor level in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. Research grants normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year. LOI due Oct 1 for Spring and April 15 for Fall session:

Must be an Assistant Professor or higher, hold Principal Investigator status, and be considered an independent investigator.


NCATS is offering two new Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) program funding opportunities to support collaborative clinical research on Rare Diseases. Apply by Oct 9:

The Center is accepting applications for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia  and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC):
The RDCRN is intended to advance the diagnosis, management and treatment of rare diseases with a focus on clinical trial readiness. Each consortium will promote highly collaborative, multi-site, patient-centric, translational and clinical research with the intent of addressing unmet clinical trial readiness needs. 
The DMCC manages the collection, storage and quality control of clinical research data for the network. The RDCRN will emphasize data standards, which will facilitate data sharing among its members and others outside the network also studying rare diseases.


American Cancer Society, Research Scholar Grants in Basic, Preclinical, Clinical, and Epidemiology Research supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum for up to four years and for up to $200,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Due October 15 and April 1:

Send requests for evaluation of eligibility and any questions to Requests for review about eligibility must be received no later than 6 weeks before to the application submission deadline. That’s by September 1 for the October 15 deadline and by February 15 for the April 1 deadline.


Spend 30 days away from your practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues with the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program AmerUrological due Oct 13:

Applicants must be AUA member urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology’s health policy agenda. Applications open Summer 2018.


The NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Enter your “Big Idea” between August 31 and October 26:

Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Entrants suggest new “Big Ideas” for future investment. Open to all. Public comments; blue-ribbon panel. Best ideas receive public recognition, cash prizes, and other awards.



$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.


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. 



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.


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…

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. 


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