Funding Opportunities

American Association for the Advancement of Science:  Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Deadline:    July 15, 2017

Prize $:   US$30,000 for the grand prize winner, US$10,000 for each of the category winners.

What:  The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years.  Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2015 or 2016, and the subject of their thesis should match one of the Subject Tracks below.  The winners from each category will compete for the grand prize.

Eligibility:

  • Entrants for the 2017 prize must have been awarded their Ph.D. between January 1 2015 and December 31 2016. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period.
  • The research described in the entrant’s thesis must fall within one of the following categories (Subject Tracks):
    • Cell and Molecular Biology: research in this category will include cellular and molecular processes at levels ranging from single molecule to single cell to tissue and organ systems,
    • Genomics and Proteomics: research in this category focuses on analyses of gene- and protein-related events, at the scale of gene or protein networks to the complete set of genes or proteins in an organism,
    • Ecology and Environment: research in this category encompasses interactions between organisms and their environment, and how these processes are influenced by human activity,
    • Translational Medicine: research in this category builds on in vitro or animal model studies of biological processes to develop potential therapies or medical procedures.
  • The prize will only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
  • The prize will be awarded without regard to sex, race, or nationality.
  • Employees of SciLifeLab, Science/AAAS, and collaborators in the management or sponsorship of this Prize and their relatives are not eligible to compete.

Link:            http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab/rules

If you have any questions please contact Sobha at sjaishan@ufl.edu or Kelly at kajacoby@ufl.edu

Foundation for Physical Therapy Florence P. Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 3, 2017, Noon EDT
Award Notification: December 2017

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarships, part of the Foundation’s Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) program, assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with outstanding potential within their first year of post-professional doctoral degree studies. Applicants must be formally accepted as a student in a regionally accredited post-professional doctoral program whose content has a demonstrated relationship to physical therapy.

Awards of $5,000 are given to Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship recipients to meet any type of tuition expense or academic fees reasonably and logically associated with the doctoral program.

Eligibility and Guidelines

For specific eligibility requirements and application guidelines, use the link below (applicants must review these guidelines prior to moving to the next step of the application process). IMPORTANT: Please read carefully as the Research Agenda within the Guidelines have been updated!

Please note that those enrolled in DPT programs are not eligible for this opportunity.

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Guidelines – Updated for 2017

How To Apply

Before beginning your application, please review the online application instructions. IMPORTANT: Please read carefully as Instructions have been recently updated!

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Online Application Instructions – Updated for 2017

Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship Online Application

Frequently Asked Questions

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Extended Deadline: August 29, 2017

Program Announcement: 2017 is the FINAL year for new applications to this program. A letter from the Foundation Preisdent, Henry C. Walter, can be read HERE.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.

Eligibility
The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application. Note: award recipients must wait two years from the conclusion of an award before being eligible to reapply.

Research Areas of Interest
Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. The importance of the research should be explained. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, both with a clearly stated relation to the environment.

Selection
Applications come from the principal investigator. Recommendations for awards are based on several factors: assessment of the proposed research, the arrangements for the interdisciplinary educational broadening of the Fellow, and an assessment of the ability to both attract the best young Ph.D. candidates and subsequently place them in high level independent starting positions. Applications are reviewed by distinguished scientists in the environmental and chemical sciences.

Budget
The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a $120,000 award, payable in two $60,000 installments. Funds are normally expended over a period of two years after the appointment of the Fellow. Charges associated with indirect costs or institution overhead are not allowed. Of the total annual award amount, the stipend support of the Fellow is no less than $48,000 (stipends may be supplemented from institutional or other sources). Fringe benefits of the Fellow taken from this award may not exceed $12,000 annually.

Application Procedure
All application materials must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Applications recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation's Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early November.

Required Information
Application package. The application should be formatted on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, using 12-point font size. Assemble it as:

1. The online application form (HERE)
2. A research proposal that would be judged as likely to advance environmental science in important ways (limited to four pages, including references)
3. A CV (limited to five pages) for each of the key professional personnel that includes ten or fewer relevant publications
4. A one-page description of the educational opportunities and institutional strengths in environmental science, and how the Fellow would be involved in them

Send all above materials as a PDF to: programs@dreyfus.org.

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowships

Each of the more than 850 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.  

Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest:

The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.

Individual Applicants for the 2018–2019 Fellowship Year

Our online application for the 2018–2019 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 14, 2017.

For applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October 5, 2017.

Selection Process:

Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified by e-mail of the results of the selection process in March.

Terms and Conditions:

Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution. Please note that we can only pay stipends to US-based home institutions. The Radcliffe stipend should be allocated entirely for salary and fringe benefits while the faculty member is in residence as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. The Institute does not allow overhead to be charged on these payments.

We work with fellows who have families to help with relocation issues for a smooth transition.

Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2018 through May 31, 2019. Visual, film, and video artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $38,750. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so that they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute to participate fully in the life of the community.

For application materials and additional information go to https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation ORS/OREF Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Grant Deadline:  September 15, 2017

Funding:  $50,000 grant

Grant Description / Eligibility:

  • ORS/OREF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award provides one year of support for individual in a full-time postdoctoral training program.
  • Applications must be dedicated to an orthopaedic-related project and focused on development of a career in orthopaedic research. Applications from trainees who have established a working relationship with an academic orthopaedic or musculoskeletal research unit are stongly encouraged.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 95% time dedicated to proposed research.
  • To Access the Request for Application, you will need a proposalCENTRAL account. If you don’t already have one, go to proposalCENTRAL by clicking the button below, then click the “Create an Account” link, which is located in the top right corner of the page.

Who Applies:

  • PhD, MD, DVM, or DO
  • Applicant must be a full member of the ORS at the time of application submission.
  • Applicant must have a mentor/advisor that is a full member of ORS at the time of application submission.

Apply on proposalCENTRAL

 

National Institutes of Health Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. By the end of the award period, the Early Independence investigator is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research-oriented position. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.

Given the focus on early research independence, the date of receipt of the terminal doctoral degree or completion of clinical residency of the PD/PI must be between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018.  The clinical fellowship period is NOT included in the clinical residency or equivalent training period. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. In addition, at the time of application, the PD/PI must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than twelve months.

At the time of award, either 1) the Early Independence investigator must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent), or 2) an authorized official of the degree-granting institution must certify that all degree requirements have been met and that the date of degree receipt as appearing on the transcript will be before September 30, 2018

Individuals must commit at least 9.6 person-months (i.e., 80% effort of a 12 month appointment) during the first two years of the project period to research supported by the Early Independence Award. In the final three years of the project period, awardees may reduce effort toward the Early Independence Award, but the total effort towards independent research must remain at least 9.6 person-months (i.e., 80% effort of a 12 month appointment).

Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs, for up to five years.

UF may submit only two applications in response to this solicitation. Interested applicants must submit an internal Letter of Intent (LOI; click here for guidelines) to the UF Office of Research (Attn: Jeevan Jyot, limitedprograms@research.ufl.edu) by July 7, 2017, followed by an internal application package as described below by July 17, 2017.

The internal application package should consist of the following:

  1. Two-page research plan from the candidate;
  2. One-page description of significant research achievements;
  3. Candidate's CV;
  4. One letter of support from current or previous research mentor providing a detailed assessment of the possibility of success for an early transition to research independence; and
  5. Letter from the chair of the department where candidate will be based or an appropriate other institutional official addressing the Institutional resources commitment and Institutional career development commitment as detailed in the RFA.

Full applications are due to NIH by Sept 22, 2017.

Contact:  UF Office of Research, Dr. Jeevan Jyot

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

Society of Toxicology Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies is presented to either a third year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee. Fellowship funding is to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The work should permit a quantitative basis for extrapolation of the results from animal bioassays or animal models (in silico, in vitro) to humans at relevant human doses. The awardee will receive travel support to travel to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award and for travel to a Syngenta facility to present the results. This is a one year, non-renewable award.

The award consists of a plaque, $15,000 in fellowship funds, travel support to the SOT Annual Meeting to accept the award, and travel support to a Syngenta site to present the results.

Deadline: October 9

For additional infomration and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.toxicology.org/application/af/awards_details.aspx?id=135

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

 

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