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.
Comcast Technology Targeted Research Grants – Awards up to $150k – Rolling submission and award dates.
Dec 15, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet, and phone provider to residential customers; Comcast Cable offers funding up to $150,000 for researchers at leading academic institutions to support research that is of mutual interest to Comcast and the research community. Topics of interest include computer networking, Measurement/Data Analysis, Input/User Interface, Open Source Development, Security/Privacy, and new services such as remote learning, telemedicine, and the Internet of Things. Comcast anticipates announcing grant recipients at least two times per year, but may make announcements more or less frequently depending upon its review cycle. The Comcast web site will be updated with the timing of grants throughout the year; the application is online.
Jan 7, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has announced the 2015 McKnight Scholar Awards to support innovative research on disorders of learning and memory. Applicants must strive to solve important problems in neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. The program provides $75k annually for three years. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year. A completed application must be emailed no later than Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program - $60k - External Deadline: January 15, 2015 by 4:00 pm
Jan 15, 2015 · 4:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. ·
The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program provides $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported; it is not a research grant. Grant funds can be used for research supplies and equipment, education and training, and developing independent, innovative areas of research. Online applications are due by 4:00 pm, January 15, 2015.
Russell Sage Foundation Social Inequality Research Awards - up to $150k - External Deadline: January 16, 2015, 2:00 pm
Jan 16, 2015 · 2:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. ·
The Foundation's Social Inequality program seeks Letters of Inquiry for research projects that will broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences (social, economic, political, and labor market) of rising economic inequality in the U.S. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Topics of interest include but are not limited to economic well-being, equality of opportunity, and intergenerational mobility; political process and policies; psychological and/or cultural change; education; labor markets; child development and child outcomes; neighborhoods and communities; families, family structure, and family formation; and other forms of inequality. Grants of up to $150k over a maximum of two years will be awarded. Online Letters of Inquiry are due no later than 2:00 pm on January 16, 2015; selected applicants will be invited to submit proposals by March 16. The Foundation will also be accepting LOIs in June and September.
Jan 16, 2015 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
The Rita Allen Foundation and American Pain Society will award two grants of $50k annually for a period of up to three years to support research projects directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Applicants must be assistant professors in the first three years of their appointment, and provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Applications are due by midnight on January 16, 2015; grant awards will be announced in April 2015.
Feb 4, 2015 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
AAF Scholar Awards are for early- to mid-career scientists whose initial appointment was not before February 1, 2005, and who are working in an investigative field that may reveal new pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma. Applicants should have an independent research program, with national-level, independent funding; there is no citizenship requirement. Awards will provide $150k per year for two years, with the possibility of an additional $150k for a third year, based on progress and potential. Contact Valerie Dougherty, Program Manager, at email@example.com with any questions not answered on the AAF website.
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 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.