Featured Funding Opportunities
Multi-Arts Production Fund - Awards up to $45k - External Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 3, 2014
Oct 3, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. The MAP Fund is accepting Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry. The fund is particularly interested in work that examines notions of cultural difference or “the other," whether based in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or another aspect of diversity. Projects must contain a live performance. Upon review of LOIs, selected applicants will be notified around November 3, 2014, and invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due by December 8. Final notification will be in April 2015, and the grant period must fall between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017. Grants up to $45,000 will be awarded; the average award is $25,000. Usually 25-30% of the total project budget is covered. See the MAP Fund website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.
Oct 13, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2015 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. The award provides $250k in unrestricted funds to extraordinary young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; and Chemistry.
Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to email@example.com on or before 5 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014: an endorsement from the Chair; Nominee’s c.v.; a summary of the research project; and a list of the candidate's current funding.
Simons Early Career Investigators in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution - Awards up to $540k - External Deadline: October 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The purpose of the awards is to launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants must have significant training in a quantitative field and have held an independent position (tenure-track or equivalent) for at least three years and no more than eight years. Grants will be for $180k per year for three years. A LOI must be submitted online by October 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please note the Simons Foundation’s recently updated grant policies and procedures.
Oct 15, 2014 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
One-year awards support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields by world-class faculty members at top universities worldwide. 2014 deadline for proposal submission is October 15. Recipients are selected through a comprehensive internal review process and notified of their awards within 4 months of the initial submission. Faculty members can apply for up to $150,000 in eligible expenses, but most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year. The broad research areas of interest are: Computational neuroscience; Economics & market algorithms; Geo/maps; Human-computer interaction; Information retrieval, extraction, & organization (including semantic graphs); Machine learning & data mining; Machine perception; Machine translation; Mobile; Natural language processing;
Networking; Online education at scale; Physical interactions with devices; Policy & standards; Privacy; Robotics; Security; Social networks; Software engineering & programming languages; Speech; Structured data & database management; and Systems (hardware & software).
American Chemical Society New Directions Grants Program - Awards up to $110k - External Deadline: October 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are: to support fundamental research in the petroleum field; and to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral). Grants are $110,000 over 2 years. Priority is given to support of students. The next online proposal submission window will be from September 15, 2014 to October 17, 2014; early submission is encouraged. Pproposals will be considered at the May 2015 ACS PRF Advisory Board Meeting.
Simons Foundation Targeted Grants to Institutes - $300k to $1 million - External Deadline: October 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
The Simons Targeted Grants to Institutes Program supports institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. A typical Targeted Grant lasts three to five years at a level of $100,000 to $200,000 per year, which includes 20 percent in indirect costs to the institution. Renewal for an additional three to five years may be considered but will be contingent upon the evaluation of the grant’s scientific impact. The funding provided under a Targeted Grant is flexible and based on the type of support requested by the institution in the proposal. The application deadline is October 31, 2014. Please note the Simons Foundation’s recently updated grant policies and procedures.
Simons Foundation Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences - Awards up to $10 million - External Deadline: October 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014 · 11:55 p.m.–11:55 p.m. ·
The Simons MPS program stimulates progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. The questions addressed may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering these would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages, and should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and its success can be measured. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The award provides up to $2,500,000 per year for four years, with a possible extension of three years. The Foundation's support should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project. LOIs are due by October 31, 2014. Please note the Simons Foundation’s recently updated grant policies and procedures.
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Awards to Study in Scandinavia - Fellowships and Grants up to $23K - External Deadline: November 1, 2014
Nov 1, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ·
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential; the ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Grants are considered especially suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. Apply online by November 1, 2014.
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.
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.
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.