June

Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional) research award for interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions identified through newborn screening and high priority genetic conditions where screening may soon be possible. Submissions open May 5, due June 5: https://goo.gl/jKmVJa

This FOA encourages research relevant to the development of therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as “high priority” genetic conditions where screening may be possible in the near future. Demonstrating the benefits of treatment is often a primary criterion for including a condition on a newborn screening panel; therefore, for this FOA, a “high priority” condition is one where screening is not currently recommended but would significantly benefit from early identification and treatment.

 

The ILSI North America Future Leader Award for new investigators proposing research in experimental nutrition, nutrition & toxicology, and nutrition & food science. 2yr grant of $15,000/year. Due June 15: https://goo.gl/JMyrYh

Funds may not be used for overhead or to support the investigator’s salary. For more information, please contact Courtney McComber at cmccomber@ilsi.org

 

American Psychological Foundation accepting applications for David Wechsler Grant. Proposals due June 15https://goo.gl/XprnKy

Up to $25,000 to support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. 

 

James S. McDonnell Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship is $200,000 over 2-3 years. Apps open May 1, due by June 15: https://goo.gl/2QKrC8

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more freedom in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research. The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school. 

 

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. Grand prize $25,ooo. Apply by June 15: https://goo.gl/FRmnkT

The Prize is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists who are not older than 35 years. It 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, as described in a 1,000-word entrance essay.

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program accepting applications for two awards: Therapeutic Idea Award and Therapeutic Development Award. Pre-application due June 22: https://goo.gl/xhnLRz

The Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)  funding program eligibility, submission, and due date details vary per opportunity. 

 

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research applications open for nominees conducting cancer research at NCI-designated cancer centers or cancer-focused institutions. Check with your office of sponsored research for invitation and award eligibility details. Due June 29: https://goo.gl/rKRKmC

For the 2019 application process, a letter of invitation and application instructions will be sent to the leaders of the cancer research institutions in early May. Centers are expected to complete a comprehensive internal selection process in order to identify and select one nominee. Nominations will not be considered after June 29, 2018.

 

Pew Biomedical Scholars offering $75,000 per year for a four-year period. One nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. Check with your office of sponsored research for details: https://goo.gl/8i4zGx

For the awards to be made in 2019, one nomination will be invited from the presidents of the following 177 institutions, which have been selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research, and which have been recommended to The Pew Charitable Trusts by the National Advisory Committee of the program. Institutions that would like to be considered for invitation may contact Kara Coleman at kcoleman@pewtrusts.org.

 

Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) supports kidney research of exceptional scientific merit. Apply for one of many awards: Concept, Idea Development, Physicians Research, Technology Development, Translational Research. Due dates TBA in June. https://goo.gl/bpWMPC 

Pre-application (Letter of Intent) and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. Funding details vary by award and are available for both early career and established investigators.

 

July

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award to support the next generation of creative thinkers “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have potential to significantly impact our understanding and/or approaches to prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Due July 6: https://goo.gl/s7eCqh

The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field. Awards will be paid in increments of $150,000 per year for three years.

 

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists awarded annually for outstanding life science research in the previous two years. Research must be: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, or Translational Medicine. Due July 15: https://goo.gl/VjkGF9

Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2016 or 2017, and the subject of their thesis should match one of the Subject Tracks above. The winners from each category will compete for the grand prize. Prize money: US$30,000 for the grand prize winner, US$10,000 for each of the category winners. Publication: The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the each of the category winners will be published online.

 

Research award for interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions identified through newborn screening and high priority genetic conditions where screening may soon be possible. Submissions open May 16, due July 16: https://goo.gl/UZpff5

This FOA encourages research relevant to the development of therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as “high priority” genetic conditions where screening may be possible in the near future. Demonstrating the benefits of treatment is often a primary criterion for including a condition on a newborn screening panel; therefore, for this FOA, a “high priority” condition is one where screening is not currently recommended but would significantly benefit from early identification and treatment.

 

Research award for interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions identified through newborn screening and high priority genetic conditions where screening may soon be possible. Submissions open May 16, due July 16: https://goo.gl/CPqdzV

This FOA encourages research relevant to the development of therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as “high priority” genetic conditions where screening may be possible in the near future. Demonstrating the benefits of treatment is often a primary criterion for including a condition on a newborn screening panel; therefore, for this FOA, a “high priority” condition is one where screening is not currently recommended but would significantly benefit from early identification and treatment.

 

Little Giraffe Foundation @LilGiraffe Foundation‏ is accepting Letters of Intent for funding neonatal research and supporting NICU patients and their parents. LOI due July 20. https://goo.gl/9kBB7b

Research grants in the amount of $5,000 – $10,000 for neonatal research for qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals and research institutions directed at addressing both the long term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth. Potential applicants should submit a Letter of Intent addressed to the Little Giraffe Funding Committee summarizing the proposed studies emailed to funding@littlegiraffefoundation.org with the subject of “LGF Research Funding Request” and must be sent from an email address associated with the organization requesting the funding.

  

Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants provides $125k over two years. Due July 20th: https://goo.gl/nkKEs3

Open to clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers. This means applicants must have held a faculty position for no more than four years following the completion of their training, have not been a PI on an NIH R01 or other non-mentored award, dedicate at least 50% work effort to research. Current postdoctoral fellows who do not yet hold a faculty position are eligible to apply. Email researchgrants@breastcanceralliance.org for more info.

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Awards for Clinical Development, Omics Consortium, and Ovarian Cancer Academy Award for Early Career Investigators. LOIs due July 25: https://goo.gl/BrUS2j

For a quick overview of award eligibility and funding information, visit here: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pdf/18ocrpreftable.pdf 

 

August

AAAS Awards for the following categories: Public Engagement with ScienceEarly Career Award for Public Engagement with ScienceScience Diplomacy, Scientific Freedom and ResponsibilityNewcomb Cleveland Prize, and the Philip Hauge Abelson Prize. Nominations for all awards due by Aug 1: https://goo.gl/s8vfgw

Winners receive monetary prize, commemorative plaque, complimentary registration and reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual meeting to receive the prize. Science Diplomacy Prize includes chance to publish in Science & Diplomacy about his or her achievements. See individual award pages for detailed information about eligibility.
 

 

National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Award for clinical and scientific investigators to pursue careers in ataxia research. Four 1-year grants up to $50,000. LOI due by Aug 1: https://goo.gl/y1Mpyv

Candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.

 

$3.7 million funding for fellowships and grants went to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in 2017–18 from @AAUWFellowships, apps open Aug 1 for new 2018-19 funding: https://goo.gl/Hfj2Kb

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

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Awards support candidates who have begun academic careers as independent investigators in neurosciences related to multiple sclerosis. Maximum funding $30,000 first year, increasing to $40,000 by last year of five-year award. Pre-application due Aug 8: https://goo.gl/4mxnjr

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register on the online portal (https://nmss.fluxx.io) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to their goals. For more information, please contact: claude.schofield@nmss.org

 

AAAS Mentor Awards offers awards in two categories: Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award, both honoring individuals who demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities. Nominations due by August 15: https://goo.gl/NZ777B

Recognizes an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.

 

The American Psychiatric Association is inviting applications for its Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological PsychiatryDue Aug 15. https://goo.gl/dfS46d

Recognizes a senior researcher who has made a significant contribution to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and a mentor. An award is also made to support the career development of a young research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the award winner. Funded by the estate of Dorothy C. Kempf. The senior researcher and young research psychiatrist must be: Psychiatrists and Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. or Canada. Prize: $1,500 to the senior researcher awardee; $20,000 to the awardee’s protégé; Engraved Plaque.

 

National Institutes of Health and Lasker Foundation offer the 2018 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program with 8 to 10 years of funding for clinical researchers: https://goo.gl/UgQB2x

The program is for investigators at the early stages of their independent careers, and at the time of application, candidates must be no more than 10 years from completion of their core residency training, will have completed or will be completing a post-residency clinical fellowship and will have demonstrated significant patient-oriented research experience to qualify for a
tenure-track level appointment. Questions can be directed to Dr. Charles Dearolf, Director of Intramural Program Development and Support, at LaskerScholar@nih.gov.

 

September

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: https://goo.gl/A1ipVr

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. 

 

October

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: https://goo.gl/xyhbfe

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: https://goo.gl/x5qcVa

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

 

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: https://goo.gl/sgqoqc

Send requests for evaluation of eligibility and any questions to grants@cancer.org. 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: https://goo.gl/NnzCtz

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.

 

November

$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 15https://goo.gl/DJkLpo     

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. 

 

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: https://goo.gl/sTVrVu

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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