Featured Funding Opportunities
Aspen Institute W.R. Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students - Application deadlines: December 5, 2014; February 27, 2015
Dec 5, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship program provides 12-15 week term-time or summer internships in philanthropy and social innovation at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. Candidates must be non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color (U.S. citizen or permanent resident). Stipends are approximately $2,000; travel and housing costs must be covered by the student. Visit the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation website for complete program information and application procedures.
Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project - Awards up to $300k - External Deadline: February 27, 2015
Feb 27, 2015 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ seeks to identify and fund the best innovations using wireless-related technology to address critical social issues around the world. Project proposals must demonstrate significant advancement in the field of wireless-related technology applied to social benefit use. Applicants must demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach that uses the innovation in one or more of the following areas--Social Issue Areas: Access to communication, Education, Economic development, Environment, Health; Technical Issue Areas: Connectivity, Energy, Language or Literacy hurdles, Ease of use. The project must be at a stage of research where an advanced prototype or field/market test can occur during the award period. The technology should have the potential for replication and large scale impact. Teams should have a business plan or a basic framework for financial sustainability and rollout. Finalists will make an in-person presentation to a panel of judges; three awards from $100k-$300k over three years will be made. Online application process begins with an Eligibility Questionnaire.
Feb 28, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
Nestlé created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Nestlé looks for innovative projects or programs that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable. They invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: agriculture including plant and animal husbandry; management of natural resources; food science and technology; food fortification; nutrition education; water management and distribution; water & sanitation, etc. Online application (available by clicking the title of this opportunity) is due on the www.nestle.com/csv website by Feb 28, 2015.
Mar 2, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced the Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences to recognize exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic of the 2015 Dreyfus Prize is: Making Molecules and Materials. The prize consists of a monetary award of $250k. There is no restriction on the number of nominees from a given institution, nor is institutional approval required. Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. Application materials and letters of support must be emailed to the Foundation by Monday, March 2, 2015.
Mar 5, 2015 · 12:00 p.m.–12:00 p.m. ·
THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2015 David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program. The program provides up to $200k over three years to support early career investigators who are working on promising, high-risk, and innovative projects that have a direct clinical application to improve human brain and brain-immune functioning with the goal of promoting health and preventing and treating disease. Proposals should focus on imaging in patients or patient tissues, as well as in healthy volunteers. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 at NOON: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.
Mar 10, 2015 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation announce the 2015 competition for research fellowships for early-career investigators engaged in cutting-edge basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several areas within the neurosciences are of particular interest: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Systems, and Clinical Research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and within 4 years of receiving their first tenure track appointment. Klingenstein-Simons Fellows must obtain approval before accepting awards from other foundations. Online application materials, including 3 letters of recommendation, must be received by March 10, 2015.
James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award in Studying Complex Systems -- $450K -- External Deadline: March 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Foundation invites proposals to further the science of complex systems via the continued development of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions. JSMF is particularly interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions, and not on particular fields of research per se. The award provides $450k over 3 years It is anticipated that successful Scholar-Award applications will have principal investigators between 5 and 15 years post-Ph.D. experience. The application must be uploaded online as a PDF (beginning February 11, 2015) by the deadline of MARCH 11, 2015.
2015 New York Stem Cell Society Neuroscience Investigator Award -- $1.5M -- External Deadline: March 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator awards in neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted, and need not be working in areas related to stem cells. The award provides $1.5M over five years. Applicants must be within five years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2015. Applications must be submitted online by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015.
Human Frontier Science Program - up to $1.35M per team - External Deadline (for registration): March 19, 2015
Mar 19, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Human Frontier Science Program, which supports international collaborations in basic life science research, is inviting applications for Program and Young Investigator grants to support innovative approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Program grants are designed for teams of independent scientists at all stages of their careers, while Young Investigator grants are for teams of scientists who are within five years of establishing an independent laboratory and within ten years of obtaining their Ph.Ds. Both provide three years of support of up to $450K per year (determined by team size) for two- to four-member international teams, with not more than one member from any one country (unless necessary for the innovative nature of the project). Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research.
Applicants must register and obtain a 2016 reference number from the HFSP website by March 19, 2015. Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 31, 2015. For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the HFSP Web site.
Mar 20, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Heiser Program for Research in Leprosy at The New York Community Trust funds basic laboratory research directed at a better understanding of leprosy and its bacterial agent. For 2015-16, focus will be on the application of proven and new biomarkers towards identification of earlier indications of leprosy and risk factors of disease. Successful applications would primarily emanate from leprosy endemic sites worldwide, but would also involve those researchers now actively engaged in the development and implementation of old and new generations of biomarkers of leprosy infection and disease progression. The Heiser Program is seeking applications from qualified consortia of investigators primarily centered in leprosy endemic sites with on-going dynamic surveillance and treatment programs, but also encompassing laboratories and investigators with a proven commitment and success in leprosy diagnosis/biomarker discovery and the underlying science. Resources are available to fund 2-3 such grants at a maximum of $300k over 2 years. No more than 10% of the award can be used for the salaries of senior personnel; no institutional overhead costs will be covered.
Apr 1, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists tenured or tenure-track faculty working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition. Proposals should address memory or cognition--under normal and pathological conditions--at the synaptic, cellular, or behavioral level in animals, including humans. Proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches are of particular interest, as are those that involve human experimentation; collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity; women, minorities, and scientists from around the U.S. are encouraged to apply. Four awards, each providing $100k per year for three years, will be made; funds may be used toward a variety of research activities, but not the recipient's salary. Brief proposals are due by April 1; a small number of applicants will be invited to submit more detailed proposals by September 9; funding begins February 1, 2016.
The John Merck Fund Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program - $1M - External Deadline: May 18, 2015 at noon ET
May 18, 2015 · 11:55 a.m.–11:55 a.m. ·
This Program supports researchers in developing treatments and improving outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, especially Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome (and associated disorders). Awards are made to highly innovative translational research projects that have the greatest potential of investigating rational and effective treatments and interventions designed to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Interdisciplinary collaborative grant applications are emphasized. Approximately 10 awards of $1 million each over four years will be made to scientists at any career stage who have a scholarly commitment to developmental disabilities, and demonstrable success in collaborating on innovative and significant developmental disabilities research. Preliminary Proposals are due no later than noon on May 18, 2015; a limited number of applicants will be selected by July 31 to submit full proposals by September 14.
AGA Foundation Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer - $100k - External Deadline: August 21, 2015
Aug 21, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The AGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Gastroenterological Association, is inviting applications for the 2015 Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer to support an established investigator in the field of gastric biology whose research has the potential to enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology and ultimately help prevent, or develop a cure for, the disease. The recipient will be selected based on novelty, feasibility, and significance of the proposal. One grant of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded; indirect costs are not allowed. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.