Funding Opportunities

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

Alpha-1 Foundation In-cycle Grants

Letter of Intent

The first step in the process of a grant application to the Alpha-1 Foundation is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The submission of an LOI is required for each grant category. An applicant must submit an LOI in order to submit a grant application. A grant application that is submitted without an LOI will result in an automatic denial of funding and the application will be returned to the investigator.

Application Timeline for 2017-2018 In-Cycle Grants

Deadline and Where to Submit

With the exception of Scientific Meeting Sponsorship Grants and Travel Grants, the Alpha-1 Foundation requires all applicants to submit their LOI using the online application form available on ProposalCentral.

The LOI must be submitted on ProposalCentral by Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:59pm EDT.

Click to Access ProposalCentral

Note:  Applicants must create a profile and be logged into ProposalCentral in order to access the Alpha-1 Foundation’s LOI Form.

For additional information go to https://www.alpha1.org/Investigators/Grants/Grant-Opportunities

 

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

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.

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

Brightfocus Foundation Alzheimer's Disease Research

Application deadlines for BrightFocus research grants vary by program. You can sign up to receive notifications of new request for proposal (RFP) announcements and application deadlines.

Deadline: Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants

Due date: October 18, 2017

Note: All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST (Washington, D.C.) on the day of the deadline.

Due to the large volume of proposals received, we no longer accept proposals that are mailed or emailed to the foundation. You must apply online.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

Award Amount: $150,000

Duration: 2 years

For additional infomration and to apply go to http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants 

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

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 01, 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/

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/

 

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