Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association Uncovering New Patterns:  Grants and Fellowships

The American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (The Institute) aims to advance the science and practice of personalized medicine to improve cardiovascular health of individuals and populations. The Institute is working to create products and services that integrate research with more precise approaches to reverse and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. To further advance our mission and Institute's goals, we offer grant opportunities to scientists of all fields. 

Our first foray into the precision medicine arena was built around the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study (CVGPS). Through this program, the American Heart Association (AHA) spearheaded a collaborative effort to accelerate the future of cardiovascular medicine. Through three award mechanisms the CVGPS program combines the power of long-term population studies with the precision of molecular analysis to unravel key distinctions between and within subgroups of patients. The discoveries it generates will point the way toward better-targeted, safer, and more effective treatments, based on a deeper understanding of patients’ characteristics, including factors such as risk profiles and therapeutic needs. 

With new partnerships bringing additional top-level expertise, we are building on the science of precision medicine through collaborative relationships under the Institute. We continue to offer a variety of grant opportunities for scientists and researchers from many different fields of study to accomplish our goals to reverse and prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Uncovering New Patterns Grants

  • One-year grants to uncover new patterns and make new discoveries within and across existing datasets using cloud computing. Specifically, these grants will target the areas of data harmonization, testing new methods, identifying new biomarkers, and testing new hypothesis for as-of-yet unsolved problems in existing datasets.
  • $150,000 award amount.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 

Read the Institute Uncovering New Patterns Grant RFA (PDF)

For additional information and to apply go to http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/InstituteforPrecisionCardiovascularMedicine/UCM_461668_Information-on-the-Institute-for-Precision-Cardiovascular-Medicine.jsp

American Academy in Rome – Rome Prize Fellowships

For over a century, the AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome. 

Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:

  • Ancient Studies 
  • Architecture 
  • Design(includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture(includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Literature(includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry)
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Musical Composition 
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Visual Arts(includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)

Recipients of a full-term Rome Prize Fellowship are invited to Rome for approximately eleven months. Half-term fellowships (lasting about 5-months) are offered in Design. Applicants in Architecture, Historic Preservation & Conservation, and Landscape Architecture have a choice of either full- or half-term fellowships. Pre-doctoral applicants in the field of art history may apply for a two-year fellowship.

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy’s residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars.

Owing to the fluctuating dollar/euro exchange rate and the high cost of living in Rome, the stipends offered may not cover all expenses. This is especially true for Rome Prize Winners who come to Rome with families. The American Academy in Rome welcomes spouses/ companions and children of Rome Prize Winners. However, Fellows with families live in subsidized apartments for which they pay rent, and are responsible for meals of family members. Thus they often incur expenses that exceed the Fellow’s stipend, so those wishing to bring their families are advised to supplement their stipends with additional funds. 

Full-term fellowships generally run from early-September through July. Winners of half-term fellowships may indicate a preference to begin in September or in February.

Eligibility:  Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

U.S citizens, and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately proceeding the application deadline, may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships in Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, or Modern Italian Studies.

Deadlines and Fees:  The deadline for applications is 1 November. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November for an additional fee (see below for details).

1 November 
$40 if submitting one application
$50 if submitting two or more applications

15 November 
$70 if submitting one application
$80 if submitting two or more applications

The deadline for Letters of Recommendation* is 30 November

There is no application fee for those applying solely for NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

* Applicants in Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts are not required to provide Letters of Recommendation.

For additional information and to apply go to http://www.aarome.org/apply

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental

Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP).

Due Dates Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

November 1, 2017

For additional information and to apply go to https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17588/nsf17588.pdf

American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 2, 2017

The application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time in Grants@Heart on the deadline date. The application will be submitted to the designated grant officer, who will submit it to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Reference Report Deadline: November 21, 2017

Statement of Purpose

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research sponsor.

Recognizing the unique challenges that clinicians, in particular, experience in balancing research and clinical activity, this award mechanism aims to be as flexible as possible to enable applicants to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical service commitments.

Science Focus

All basic, clinical, translational, behavioral and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, behavioral, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.

Disciplines

AHA awards are open to the array of academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, etc.).

Clinical, translational, population, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply. AHA maintains dedicated Peer Review Committees by science type and subject.

AHA strongly encourages applications by women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced varied and non-traditional career trajectories.

Target Audience

  • At the time of award activation, the applicant must hold a post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., or Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science.
  • At the time of award activation, the awardee may not be pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of award activation, the applicant may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate doctoral-level degree (excluding clinical training).
  • The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical duties that are not an integral part of the research training program, or teaching responsibilities).
  • This award is not intended for individuals of faculty rank.
  • Exceptions:
    • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical responsibilities who needs instructor or similar title to see patients, but who will devote at least 80% full-time to research training.
    • R.N./Ph.D. with faculty appointment. Awardee will be expected to devote his/her time to research or activities directly related to the development into an independent researcher. All other eligibility criteria apply.

For additional information and to apply go to http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/InstituteforPrecisionCardiovascularMedicine/UCM_461668_Information-on-the-Institute-for-Precision-Cardiovasculhttp://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443314_Postdoctoral-Fellowship.jspar-Medicine.jsp

National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Early Career Scholars in Critical Areas of Education Research

The application deadline is 5pm Eastern Time on November 2, 2017.

Overview:

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports up to 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

Purpose:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016.
  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship. Group applications will not be accepted.
  • The proposed project must be a research project.
  • Applicants may not be employees of the Spencer Foundation or the National Academy of Education.
  • This is a non-residential fellowship, and international applicants are encouraged.

Stipulations:

  • Fellows may not receive other concurrent funding for their project during the tenure of the fellowship. Fellows may not hold a separate grant from the Spencer Foundation during their fellowship period.
  • Fellows must receive approval for their project from a human subjects review board prior to release of fellowship funds.

Award:

The fellowship of $70,000 will be awarded to up to 30 scholars. Fellows may elect to take the fellowship full-time over one year or half-time over two years. This is a non- residential fellowship. Scholars may conduct their research at their home institution or at another research site that they have arranged. During their fellowship tenure, fellows are required to attend three professional development retreats hosted by the NAEd and to make a formal presentation of their research to the Academy. The NAEd provides additional travel funds for fellows to attend these meetings.

Information on preparing the application, application components, as well as applying online can be found at https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-guidelines/

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Elizabeth Nash Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cystic Fibrosis

In November, CFRI will be accepting Letters of Intent for our Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Program and New Horizons Research Program that focus on basic, clinical or translational research related to cystic fibrosis and that are original, probing and/or pioneering new approaches to CF research.

CFRI is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1975 with a mission to fund research, provide educational and personal support, and spread awareness of cystic fibrosis.

Since our founding, our research program has resulted in:
• Funding over $9 million in CF research grant awards. 
• Over 200 peer-reviewed publications in which CFRI funding is acknowledged.
• Multiple seminal discoveries that led to the development of CF mutation specific therapeutics and will pave the way to therapeutics approaches that will serve a larger fraction of CF patients.

CFRI is committed to investing in the highest quality scientific research that will broaden treatment options, improve quality of life, and expand the search for a cure.

All Letters of Intent, due November 6, 2017, will be reviewed by the CFRI Research Advisory Committee (RAC). Selected applicants will be invited by December 11, 2017 to submit a full proposal to CFRI. The full proposal is due by February 12, 2018. After a peer review process and approvals of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Board of Directors, grants will be awarded on April 18, 2018 for two years, to commence after June 1, 2018. Support for a second year (2019-2020) is contingent on approval of progress reports and presentation of results at the annual CFRI National Family CF Education Conference.

Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Program Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cystic Fibrosis

On November 6, 2017, CFRI will be accepting Letters of Intent for two-year postdoctoral research fellowships in basic, clinical or translational research related to cystic fibrosis. Up to $60,000 per year will be awarded to a research institution in the United States to support a principal investigator, who in turn appoints a postdoctoral research fellow. Of particular interests are projects that are original, probing and/or pioneering a new approach to a therapy or cure.

For award and funding criteria and templates, click here. 

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 7, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 15-501

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.  The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability ...
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503622&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click 

Fight for Sight Post-Doctoral Award and Grant-in-Aid Programs

Post-Doctoral Awards

Post-Doctoral Awards support individuals with a doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., O.D., Dr.PH, or D.V.M.) who are interested in academic careers in basic or clinical research in ophthalmology, vision or related sciences. This funding is intended to offer those interested in an academic career the opportunity to spend a year engaged in vision and eye research under the supervision of a senior scientist/clinician mentor. Clinical post-doctoral researchers are required to spend sufficient time on the funded research project to carry out the proposed objectives while basic researchers are expected to work full-time. One year grants of $22,500 are awarded for start dates between July 1 and September 1. Recipients may supplement their awards with institutional or other funds however any anticipated supplemental support must be disclosed at the time of application. Total combined salary support must not exceed the annual stipend level set by the NIH for National Research Service Award recipients. Fringe benefits are not provided by Fight for Sight. Applications are considered from individuals who are within three years of their doctoral degrees or clinical residency training and have not received a previous Fight for Sight fellowship award.

If at the time of application a doctorate has not yet been obtained, a cover letter must be submitted by the conferring institution advising when such degree is expected to be awarded. Fight for Sight reserves the right to withdraw the award should unanticipated delays occur.

Grants-in-Aid

Grants-in-Aid are intended to fund pilot projects and generate preliminary results for investigators who have limited or no other research funding. Grants-in-Aid are awarded to junior faculty members who are developing their independent scientific skills. A majority of Grants-in-Aid recipients go on to successfully compete for larger, multi-year awards from the NIH or other governmental and private sources utilizing data generated by Fight for Sight funded projects.

Support may be used to defray costs of personnel (but not the applicant), equipment and consumable supplies needed for the specific research project. Travel costs are generally not supported. One year awards of $22,500 are provided and may start between July 1 and September 1.

Applications will only be considered from researchers who have received their first faculty or research appointment in eye/vision within the previous three years. Fringe benefits are not included and institutional overhead charges are not covered on any of Fight for Sight grants.

Applications for the Post-Doctoral and Grants-in-Aid award are due November 15th

For additional information and to apply go to https://www.fightforsight.org/Grants/Application/

American Association of University Women American Fellowships

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Due November 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

If the application date falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.
For questions or technical support, please e-mail aauw@applyists.com.

American Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible.

For additional information and to apply go to http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists

The Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists are two-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. training, to study at major research institutions.

This program grants $100,000 over two years. This consists of $45,000 annually (to be used as salary) as well as a $5,000 annual research allowance to be used at the Fellow's discretion, with sponsor/mentor approval, to pay for items such as books, training courses, travel costs (up to $2,000) or a computer. There is no provision for the deduction of postdoctoral taxes, institutional overhead or fees. We may approve $3,000 of the research allowance to defray the health insurance costs paid by the Fellow if the Fellow sends a written request.

Eligibility & Restrictions:

The applicant must be within five years of receiving his or her Ph.D. at the time the award starts, and must name an individual who will serve as his or her research mentor and supervisor. This program is open to both national and international applicants. If awarded, a Postdoctoral Fellow must commit 90 percent of his or her effort to the Parkinson's Foundation-funded project.

Letter of Intent Due: Monday, November 27, 2017

Notification: late December 2017

Full Application Due: Monday, February 12, 2018

Award Notification: late April 2018

Fellowship begins: June 1, 2018

For more information and to apply go to:  http://parkinson.org/research/Grant-Opportunities/Fellowships-and-Career-Development/Apply

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists

For young clinicians who have completed their neurology residency and are seeking clinical research experience, the Parkinson's Foundation offers the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists, two-year awards in the amount of $120,000. This award includes salary support of $55,000 per year.

Similar to the Fellowship for Basic Scientists, the Fellow, with approval of the mentor, may use an additional research allowance of $5,000 per year to pay for such items as books, training courses, travel costs (up to $2,000) or a computer. There is no provision for the deduction of postdoctoral taxes, institutional overhead or fees. However, if the Fellow sends a written request, we may approve up to $3,000 of the research allowance to defray the cost of health insurance paid by the Fellow.

Eligibility & Restrictions:

Applicants seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Neurologists must possess an M.D. or equivalent and be within three years of having completed a residency in neurology at the time the award starts. Applicants may not have their own lab and must name an individual who will serve as his or her mentor and supervisor of their research. This program is open to national and international applicants. If awarded, we require a Clinical Fellow to commit 80 percent of his or her effort to the Parkinson's Foundation-funded project.

Letter of Intent Due: Monday, November 27, 2017

Notification: late December 2017

Full Application Due: Monday, February 12, 2018

Award Notification: late April 2018

Fellowship begins: June 1, 2018

For more information and to apply go to:  http://parkinson.org/research/Grant-Opportunities/Fellowships-and-Career-Development/Apply

 

American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowships

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. From 1997-2001, the fellowship program was aimed at recent PhDs. More recently, the AMS Council approved changes in the rules for the fellowships. The eligibility rules are as follows. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
  • Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another major research award such as a Sloan fellowship, NSF Postdoctoral fellowship, or CAREER award.
  • Under normal circumstances, the fellowship cannot be deferred.
  • A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2006 and September 1, 2015).
  • Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.

For any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. The stipend for the fellowship to be awarded for 2018-2019 is US $93,000 with an additional expense allowance of US $9,300. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.

The number of fellowships to be awarded is small and depends on the amount of money contributed to the program.  The Society will supplement contributions as needed to ensure that at least one fellowship is awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.  A list of previous fellowship winners can be found on the Prizes and Awards page.

Applications should include a cogent plan indicating how the fellowship will be used.  The plan should include travel to at least one other institution and should demonstrate that the fellowship will be used for more than reduction of teaching at the candidate's home institution. The selection committee will consider the plan in addition to the quality of the candidate's research and will try to award the fellowship to those for whom the award would make a real difference in the development of their research careers. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work, is eligible.

The application form requires the following to be submitted ONLY through the online application system on MathPrograms.org.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 P.M. eastern time, December 1, 2017.

For additional information go to http://www.ams.org/programs/ams-fellowships/centennial-fellow/emp-centflyer

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program: Friday, December 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship in-residence fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to graduate students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral, and senior investigators to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships, and are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq.

For additional information and to apply go to https://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) evolved from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) into a national fundraising movement to find a cure for all childhood cancers.

The Young Investigator Grants are designed to support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.

A Young Investigator Grant is $150,000 over 3 years (maximum of $50,000 per year may be requested).

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017 (11:59 PM ET)

Grant Application Guidelines

For more information go to https://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

Council on Foreign Relations Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full-time at CFR, selected fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. The fellows will also be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must possess a strong record of professional achievement
  • Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a recognized university
  • Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are also eligible

Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

For additional information and to apply go to https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship

American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship (RT)

For over a century, the American Lung Association has worked to advance medical and scientific research for lung diseases to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and families. The Lung Association has provided financial support for more than 1,500 projects, with more than $65 million dedicated to research funding since 2008. Over the years we've worked to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers, gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research. The Lung Association is particularly interested in highly meritorious research projects consistent with our strategic imperatives:

  • Defeat lung cancer
  • Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease
  • Reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families
  • Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung diseases

To see what we are currently funding please see the searchable list of our awardees.

To apply: 

Application materials are available through proposalCENTRAL.

It is strongly recommended that applicants thoroughly read the Program Descriptions to determine eligibility for an award and Application Guidelines to ensure accurate preparation of an application.

Senior Research Training Fellowship: $32,500/yr.
Sponsor required. Post-doctoral support for MDs and/or PhDs receiving further academic training as scientific investigators. Research areas of particular interest to the American Lung Association are: adult pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary medicine and lung biology. Duration: up to two years.

For additional information go to http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/research/awards-and-grant-funding/?referrer=http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/research/awards-and-grant-funding/

Deadline to submit an application is Thursday, December 21, 2017 (11:59 PM, Eastern Time)

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships in Heliophysics

JACK EDDY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: 12 JANUARY 2018, 11:59 P.M. MIDNIGHT, MT

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announces the 2018 call for applications to the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.

Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-magnetic (both radiation and DC) fields, and with neutral matter. The physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the Nation to address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life and society.

Two major topics of focus for LWS are the science of space weather and of the Sun-climate connection. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed research addresses one of these two foci; but any research program relevant to LWS is considered.

Since the goal of this postdoctoral program is to train Sun-Earth system researchers, preference is also given to research projects that cross the traditional Heliophysics subdomains of the Sun, heliosphere, magnetosphere, and ionosphere/upper atmosphere, as well as Sun-climate investigations. Therefore, proposals addressing the LWS program that are interdisciplinary are encouraged.

In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host mentoring scientist plays a critical role. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist, who is different from the candidate’s PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the potential host scientist and institution.

How Postdoctorates Apply:  Applicants to this postdoctoral program are expected to have had a PhD for no more than three years at the start of tenure. A UCAR steering committee selects the fellows.

Jack Eddy fellows are UCAR employees and receive an annual salary plus UCAR’s employment benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA retirement fund, and life insurance). A lump sum relocation allowance and an allowance for travel and publications during the appointment are provided. The deadline for applications is 12 January 2018. Appointments will be announced by April 1st each year.

For additional information and to apply go to https://cpaess.ucar.edu/heliophysics/jackeddy/post-about-recruitment

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research, Publications, and Educational Grants

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.  The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective. 

We do not offer fellowships and grants in the fields of archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. We have no discretionary funds outside our stated programme.

Our Advisory Council meets to decide on the awards in March (for the Spring round) and in October (for the Autumn round). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the Advisory Council meeting.

How to Apply

We can only accept applications for our awards which are made through our online application system. There will be two application periods each year and these will open in August, for the Autumn round, and November, for the Spring round. The exact opening date of each application period will be announced on our website and social media.

Applications for the Autumn round will close at midnight BST on 30 September (with deadline for receipt of references 10 October) each year. 

Applications for the Spring round will close at midnight BST on 31 January (with deadline for receipt of references 10 February) each year.

Once the application period is closed we are unable to accept further applications for that round of awards.

To apply for an award access our online system at grants.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk where you can see further information about our award categories and will be able to register with us and start the application process. You do not have to complete your application in one go, but will be able to return to your form and submit your application when you are satisfied with it.

For most categories of award we will ask for the name and email address of one or two referees. Once you submit your application we will send an email to your referees asking them to log-in to the system and complete their references for your application. Our Advisory Council meets to decide on the awards in March and October. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the Advisory Council meeting. You will receive a decision by the end of March or the end of October depending on the round in which you apply.

Please go to http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/procedure/?/17/ for application and additional information.

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Grants average ~$175,000, up to 15% overhead

Due June 1, October 1 and Feb. 1

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application.

For more information, visit: http://www.pardeefoundation.org/grants.aspx

American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants

Deadline:  April 1, 2018

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
  • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000.

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

APF will not consider the following requests for grants to support:

  • Political or lobbying purposes.
  • Entertainment or fundraising expenses.
  • Anyone the Internal Revenue Service would regard as a disqualified group or individual.
  • Localized direct service.
  • Conference/workshop expenses.

IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Apply online now.

To learn more, download the request for proposals (PDF, 481KB).

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting). Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.

Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

Policies and Instructions

Access Electronic Grant Application Process at proposalCENTRAL

Note: Grant application materials become available January 1 and July 1.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows)

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Guidelines

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Application

Proposals for both programs are considered twice a year with deadlines of April 1 and November 1.

Click HERE to download a one-page PDF-format flyer describing the two grant programs.
(This flyer may be duplicated and distributed, or posted along with other funding opportunity notices.)

Additional information available at http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/grant_programs.html#contact

 

National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)

Complete details can be found online at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)

Complete details can be found online at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-481.html 

 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

To apply, please only use the application form which can be downloaded here.

Applications may be sent to the following address at any time:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Department,
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany

The complete application should be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection date.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Clifford G. Shull Fellowship

Description

The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship Program. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program, named for the 1994 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, is aimed at attracting outstanding early career researchers to continue on a path of scientific excellence while substantially contributing to ORNL and U.S Department of Energy missions and goals. The Shull Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering that utilize neutron techniques and/or advance neutron science including the physical, chemical, materials, biological, and medical sciences.

Qualifications Required

A PhD. in condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, or related field is required. Previous experience in neutron or X-ray scattering is highly desired; however, outstanding candidates possessing related expertise are also encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a significant publication record and the desire to work in a team environment on scientifically challenging problems are essential.

The candidate must have completed their Ph.D. before his or her agreed upon start date. Qualified candidates must have received their Ph.D. no more than three years before the application submission date. Candidates should not have previously held more than one postdoctoral appointment. Current ORNL postdoctoral appointees and staff members cannot be considered.

In addition to a CV, to complete the application, those interested must submit three letters of recommendation and a short (2-3 page) statement of research specifically describing the role that neutron scattering will play in achieving their research goals. Letters of recommendation and research statements can be sent via email.

For questions regarding the Shull Fellowship, you may contact Steve Cherry.

Additional information available at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/shull

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Research Participation Programs

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.

ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

To find the program or position best suited to your needs and experience, start by choosing the academic classification below that best matches your current status by going to http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/default.aspx