Funding Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities


American Association of University Women
 American Fellowship - Dissertation Fellowship| Description - Website
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
 Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Study/Research Awards | Description - Website
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program| Description - Website
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
 RISE Germany| Description - Website
Graduate Women in Science
 National Fellowship Program| Description - Website
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
 HSF Scholarship| Description - Website
James S. McDonnell Foundation
 Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems | Description - Website
National Institutes of Health
 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) | Description - Website
 Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (National Cancer Institute) (F99/K00) | Description - Website
 Dissertation Award (R36) | Description - Website
 Early Independence Award (DP5) | Description - Website
National Science Foundation
 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) | Description - Website
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
 Fellowships for New Americans | Description - Website
Schlumberger Foundation
 Faculty for the Future| Description - Website


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American Association of University Women
American Fellowship - Dissertation Fellowship
Award: $20,000
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Study/Research Awards
Award: 2 month - 1 year international study (varies by country)
Deadline: October
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduate student, postdoc
Description: Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program
Award: 2 month - 1 year international study (varies by country)
Deadline: October
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduate student
Description: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers.
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Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
RISE Germany
Award: summer internship in Germany
Deadline: December
Eligibility: Graduate student
Description: Internship opportunities for science and engineering students from the United States interested in gaining serious practical experience in Germany.
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Graduate Women in Science
National Fellowship Program
Award: $10,000 maximum
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents(?)
Description: The GWIS National Fellowships Program offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF Scholarship
Award: $500-5,000 based on need
Deadline: March 30th
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students, Graduate students, hispanic heritage, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
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James S. McDonnell Foundation
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems
Award: $200,000 for up to 3 years for postdoc stipend and research
Deadline: June
Eligibility: Graduate student in last stages of Ph.D.
Description: The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research.
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National Institutes of Health
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
Award:monthly stipend and 60% of tuition costs. Up to 5 years of predoctoral support
Deadline:Standard NIH deadlines apply
Eligibility:Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description:To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).
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National Institutes of Health
Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (National Cancer Institute) (F99/K00)
Award:For the F99 phase, award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salary and fringe benefits, tuition and fees, research and career development support, and indirect costs
Deadline: February
Eligibility:Citizen, permanent resident
Description:The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.
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National Institutes of Health
Dissertation Award (R36)
Award:$40,000
Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Completion of qualifying exams
Description: Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
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National Institutes of Health
Early Independence Award (DP5)
Award:up to $250K direct costs per year, 5 year maximum
Deadline:September 27, 2018
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. Must have received doctoral degree by June 1st
Description: The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
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Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Award: Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
Deadline: October 26, 2018
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens only
Description: The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.


The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Fellowships for New Americans
Award: one to two years of graduate study support. (stipend + tuition)
Deadline: Early November
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen with both parents born outside the U.S., must not have started year 3 of graduate study
Description: This fellowship is meant for immigrants or the children of immigrants pursuing graduate school in the United States. The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Schlumberger Foundation
Faculty for the Future
Award: 1 year of support
Deadline: November
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Postdoc, Women, From emerging or developing country
Description: This foundation supports women from developing countries to study physical sciences, are engaged in outreach activities, and plan to return to their home country after their study
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Postdoc Opportunities


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers |Description - Website
American Association of University Women
 American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships |Description - Website
 American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants |Description - Website
American Cancer Society
 Research Scholar Grants |Description - Website
Arnold O. Beckman Foundation
 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship |Description - Website
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant |Description - Website
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface |Description - Website
 Postdoctoral Enrichment Program |Description - Website
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
 Core Fulbright Scholar Program |Description - Website
 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award |Description - Website
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
 Helen Hay Whitney Fund |Description - Website
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program |Description - Website
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
 Jane Coffin Childs Fund |Description - Website
L'Oreal
 L'Oreal women in science fellowship |Description - Website
National Institues of Health (F32)
 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) |Description - Website
Schlumberger Foundation
 Faculty for the Future| Description - Website


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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Award: Funds for a 6-24 month research stay in Germany
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Postdoc, Citizenship unrestricted
Description: 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.
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
Award: $30,000
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Postdoc, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
Award: $6,000 over 8 weeks
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Postdoc, Faculty, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.
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American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Grants
Award: $165,000 Direct Costs per year for 4 years
Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Eligibility: Independent investigators in the first 6 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment, Citizenship Unrestricted
Description: The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
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Arnold O. Beckman Foundation
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Award: $70,000 over 2-years for stipend and limited expenses
Deadline: September
Eligibility: Postdoc, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description: The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
Award: Up to $35,000 for 2 years
Deadline: March
Eligibility: Doctoral-level degree and be employed in research training, or be in a faculty research position, Citizenship unrestricted
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Award: $500,000 over 5 years
Deadline: September (preproposal)
Eligibility: Postdoc, U.S. Citizens, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, Temporary Residents
Description: These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
Award: $60,000 over 3 years
Deadline: January
Eligibility: Postdoc, underrepresented minority, U.S. Citizen, Canadian Citizen, conducting biomedical or medical research
Description: This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
Award: 2 month - 1 year international study
Deadline: August
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduate student, postdoc
Description: The Fulbright Core Scholar Program supports activities and projects that recognize and promote the critical relationship between educational exchange and international understanding, in addition to the intellectual merit of the proposals.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Award: 3 month - 1 year international study
Deadline: August
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, undergraduate, graduate student, postdoc
Description: These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.
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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Helen Hay Whitney Fund
Award: 3-year fellowship, $55,000 per year
Deadline: July
Eligibility: early postdoc, biomedical research, citizenship unrestricted
Description: Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Award: 2-4 years of support ($60K salary, $20k Expenses), option of additional award if transitioning to faculty
Deadline: January
Eligibility: Early Postdoc, underrepresented minority, biomedical research
Description: The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, early in their careers.
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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Jane Coffin Childs Fund
Award: 3 years of support ($52K stipend + limited expenses)
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Early Postdoc, citizenship unrestricted
Description: The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (known colloquially as the JCC Fund) was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The Fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes.
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L'Oreal
L'Oreal women in science fellowship
Award: $60,000
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Postdoc
Description: The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
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National Institues of Health (F32)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
Award: up to 5 years of support
Deadline: April 8, Aug 8, Dec 8
Eligibility: Postdoc
Description: The Kirschstein-NRSA F32 fellowship is designed to support research training experiences in new settings in order to maximize the acquisition of new skills and knowledge.
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Schlumberger Foundation
Faculty for the Future
Award: 1 year of support
Deadline: November
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Postdoc, Women, From emerging or developing country
Description: This foundation supports women from developing countries to study physical sciences, are engaged in outreach activities, and plan to return to their home country after their study
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Faculty Opportunities


American Association of University Women
 American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants| Description - Website
American Cancer Society
 Research Scholar Grants| Description - Website
American Chemical Society PRF
 Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)| Description - Website
 New Directions Grant (ND)| Description - Website
American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
 American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants| Description - Website
 Junior Faculty Development (JDF) |Description - Website
American Heart Association
  Collaborative Science Award |Description - Website
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
 Beckman Young Investigators Program |Description - Website
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant| Description - Website
 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant| Description - Website
 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant| Description - Website
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation |Description - Website
Johnson & Johnson
 WiSTEM2D Scholars Award |Description - Website
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 Strategic Research Agreements |Description - Website
Michael J. Fox Foundation
 Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Grants |Description - Website
Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
 Mizutani Foundation Research Grant |Description - Website
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
 Multiple mechanisms available |Description - Website
Nebraska Department of Agriculture
 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program |Description - Website
Pew Charitable Trusts
 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation |Description - Website
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
 Cottrell Scholars |Description - Website
The Searle Funds
 The Searle Scholars Program|Description - Website
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
 Research grants |Description - Website
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
Award: $6,000 over 8 weeks
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Postdoc, Faculty, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.
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American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Grants
Award: $165,000 Direct Costs per year for 4 years
Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Eligibility: Independent investigators in the first 6 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment, Citizenship Unrestricted
Description: The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
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American Chemical Society PRF
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)
Award: $110,000 over 2 years
Deadline: March 16th, 2018
Eligibility: Faculty in first 3 years
Description: The DNI Grant Program is designed as a source of funds for young investigators who are developing their own independent research projects. The new investigator must demonstrate that the project is an original research direction and is independent of their graduate or post-graduate studies.
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American Chemical Society PRF
New Directions Grant (ND)
Award: $100,000 over 2 years
Deadline: March 16th, 2018
Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty
Description: The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited—or even no—preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies.
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American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
Innovative Basic Science (IBS) Award
Award: up to 3 years of support at $115,000 per year
Deadline: November
Eligibility: Faculty, U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the U.S.
Description: These awards support basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that holds significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Applications proposing high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources.
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American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
Junior Faculty Development (JDF)
Award: $138,000/year, plus optional student loan repayment ($10K/year)
Deadline: April 16, 2018
Eligibility: Faculty, U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the U.S.
Description: These awards support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers.
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American Heart Association
Collaborative Science Award
Award: $250,000 per year for 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due in November
Eligibility: At least one Co-PI must work in cardiovascular or stroke-related research and at least one Co-PI must work in a divergent/disparate discipline. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residence. See website for further eligibility criteria.
Description: To foster innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Award: Typically $600,000 over 4 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in September
Eligibility: Faculty members within the first 3 years of a tenure-track position with less than $250,000 in direct annualized external funding. U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Description: The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
Award: up to $100,000 for 1 year
Deadline: July
Eligibility: Intended for established scientists (Full Professors) who maintain peer reviewed competitively funded scientific programs
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant
Award: up to $100,000 for 2 years
Deadline: December
Eligibility: Intended for scientists at the associate professor level (or equivalent) with national competitive supports as a Principal Investigator (P.I.)
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
Award: Up to $35,000 for 2 years
Deadline: March
Eligibility: Doctoral-level degree and be employed in research training, or be in a faculty research position, Citizenship unrestricted
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds
Award: By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. 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.
Deadline: April 30, August 31, December 31
Eligibility: No known restrictions, all eligible
Description: 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. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified
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Johnson & Johnson
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award
Award: $150,000 over 3 years
Deadline: September 25th, 2018
Eligibility: PhD, Woman, Assistant Professor, STEM field
Description: The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers.
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Strategic Research Agreements
Award: 3 years of funding. Funding level negotiable
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in February
Eligibility: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, company, or other research facility. no citizenship requirements
Description: JDRF’s Strategic Research Agreements provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Grants
Award: No published budget limit
Deadline: Multiple award mechanisms, most pre-proposal deadlines in September
Eligibility: Any Faculty level
Description: The Michael J. Fox Foundation works tirelessly to accelerate promising research toward breakthroughs for Parkinson's patients.
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Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
Mizutani Foundation Research Grant
Award: 7M yen ($58,000 USD) for 1 year
Deadline: September
Eligibility: Ph.D or Equivalent
Description: For basic and applied studies in the field of glycoscience.
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple mechanisms available
Award: No expressed limitations
Deadline: pre-applications due February, August
Eligibility: Depending on award, complete the Eligibility Quiz on their online system to determine fit
Description: We prioritize research that advances the Society’s strategic plan which involve the risk factors, pathology, and treatment of MS, and strategies for neuroprotection and nervous system repair
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Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Award: $40,000 per year on average
Deadline: February
Eligibility: No known restrictions. See Description below.
Description: Projects must solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S. or U.S. territory-grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets. Each project must identify at least one expected measurable outcome that specifically demonstrates the project’s impact in solely enhancing the competitiveness of eligible specialty crops.
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Pew Charitable Trusts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Award: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
Deadline: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
Eligibility: Any Faculty level
Description: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
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Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell Scholars
Award: $100,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Pre-proposals due in May
Eligibility: Early Career Faculty
Description: CSA proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan and a clear statement on how the CSA will help applicants become truly outstanding teacher-scholars and future academic leaders. The project plans must be for a period of three years. The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program and achieve excellence in education and their potential leadership skills are key criteria in the selection of the awards.
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The Searle Funds
The Searle Scholars Program
Award: $100,000 per year for three years
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. U.S. citizen or permanent residents.
Description: The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position. Must be nominated by your institution.
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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Research grants
Award: $450,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in June
Eligibility: Faculty less than 6 years on the tenure track.
Description: Focus area varies by year. For example: FY18 priorities include to support studies on new treatments for ER+ breast cancer and TNBC that have developed resistance to standard therapy, which will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026 and to support translational research into the understanding, detection, and treatment of metastatic (Stage IV) breast cancer which will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026.
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers|Description - Website
American Association of University Women
 American Fellowship - Dissertation Fellowship|Description - Website
American Association of University Women
 American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships|Description - Website
American Association of University Women
 American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants|Description - Website
American Cancer Society
 Research Scholar Grants|Description - Website
American Chemical Society PRF
 Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)|Description - Website
American Chemical Society PRF
 New Directions Grant (ND)|Description - Website
American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
 American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants| Description - Website
American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
 Junior Faculty Development (JDF) |Description - Website
American Heart Association
  Collaborative Science Award |Description - Website
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
 Beckman Young Investigators Program |Description - Website
Arnold O. Beckman Foundation
 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship|Description - Website
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant|Description - Website
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant|Description - Website
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant|Description - Website
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface|Description - Website
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
 Postdoctoral Enrichment Program|Description - Website
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
 Core Fulbright Scholar Program|Description - Website
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award|Description - Website
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
 RISE Germany|Description - Website
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation |Description - Website
Graduate Women in Science
 National Fellowship Program|Description - Website
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
 Helen Hay Whitney Fund|Description - Website
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
 HSF Scholarship|Description - Website
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program|Description - Website
James S. McDonnell Foundation
 Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems | Description - Website
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
 Jane Coffin Childs Fund|Description - Website
Johnson & Johnson
 WiSTEM2D Scholars Award |Description - Website
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 Strategic Research Agreements |Description - Website
L'Oreal
 L'Oreal women in science fellowship|Description - Website
Michael J. Fox Foundation
 Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Grants |Description - Website
Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
 Mizutani Foundation Research Grant |Description - Website
National Institutes of Health
 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) | Description - Website
National Institutes of Health
  Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (National Cancer Institute) (F99/K00) | Description - Website
National Institutes of Health
 Dissertation Award (R36) | Description - Website
National Institutes of Health
 Early Independence Award (DP5) | Description - Website
National Institues of Health (F32)
 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)|Description - Website
National Science Foundation
 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) | Description - Website
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
 Multiple mechanisms available |Description - Website
Nebraska Department of Agriculture
 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program |Description - Website
Pew Charitable Trusts
 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation |Description - Website
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
 Fellowships for New Americans | Description - Website
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
 Cottrell Scholars |Description - Website
Schlumberger Foundation
 Faculty for the Future|Description - Website
The Searle Funds
 The Searle Scholars Program|Description - Website
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
 Research grants |Description - Website
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Award: Funds for a 6-24 month research stay in Germany
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Postdoc, Citizenship unrestricted
Description: 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.
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowship - Dissertation Fellowship
Award: $20,000
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
Award: $30,000
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Postdoc, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.
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American Association of University Women
American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
Award: $6,000 over 8 weeks
Deadline: November 15th
Eligibility: Postdoc, Faculty, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents
Description: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.
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American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Grants
Award: $165,000 Direct Costs per year for 4 years
Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Eligibility: Independent investigators in the first 6 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment, Citizenship Unrestricted
Description: The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum.
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American Chemical Society PRF
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI)
Award: $110,000 over 2 years
Deadline: March 16th, 2018
Eligibility: Faculty in first 3 years
Description: The DNI Grant Program is designed as a source of funds for young investigators who are developing their own independent research projects. The new investigator must demonstrate that the project is an original research direction and is independent of their graduate or post-graduate studies.
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American Chemical Society PRF
New Directions Grant (ND)
Award: $100,000 over 2 years
Deadline: March 16th, 2018
Eligibility: Tenure-track faculty
Description: The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited—or even no—preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies.
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American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
Innovative Basic Science (IBS) Award
Award: up to 3 years of support at $115,000 per year
Deadline: November
Eligibility: Faculty, U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the U.S.
Description: These awards support basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that holds significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Applications proposing high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources.
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American Diabetes Association Core Research Program
Junior Faculty Development (JDF)
Award: $138,000/year, plus optional student loan repayment ($10K/year)
Deadline: April 16, 2018
Eligibility: Faculty, U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the U.S.
Description: These awards support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers.
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American Heart Association
Collaborative Science Award
Award: $250,000 per year for 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due in November
Eligibility: At least one Co-PI must work in cardiovascular or stroke-related research and at least one Co-PI must work in a divergent/disparate discipline. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residence. See website for further eligibility criteria.
Description: To foster innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Award: Typically $600,000 over 4 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in September
Eligibility: Faculty members within the first 3 years of a tenure-track position with less than $250,000 in direct annualized external funding. U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Description: The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization.
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Arnold O. Beckman Foundation
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Award: $70,000 over 2-years for stipend and limited expenses
Deadline: September
Eligibility: Postdoc, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description: The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral projects to an independent, tenure-track position.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
Award: up to $100,000 for 1 year
Deadline: July
Eligibility: Intended for established scientists (Full Professors) who maintain peer reviewed competitively funded scientific programs
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant
Award: up to $100,000 for 2 years
Deadline: December
Eligibility: Intended for scientists at the associate professor level (or equivalent) with national competitive supports as a Principal Investigator (P.I.)
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
Award: Up to $35,000 for 2 years
Deadline: March
Eligibility: Doctoral-level degree and be employed in research training, or be in a faculty research position, Citizenship unrestricted
Description: All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, mood and anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Award: $500,000 over 5 years
Deadline: September (preproposal)
Eligibility: Postdoc, U.S. Citizens, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, Temporary Residents
Description: These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
Award: $60,000 over 3 years
Deadline: January
Eligibility: Postdoc, underrepresented minority, U.S. Citizen, Canadian Citizen, conducting biomedical or medical research
Description: This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
Award: 2 month - 1 year international study
Deadline: August
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, graduate student, postdoc
Description: The Fulbright Core Scholar Program supports activities and projects that recognize and promote the critical relationship between educational exchange and international understanding, in addition to the intellectual merit of the proposals.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Award: 3 month - 1 year international study
Deadline: August
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, undergraduate, graduate student, postdoc
Description: These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.
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Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
RISE Germany
Award: summer internship in Germany
Deadline: December
Eligibility: Graduate student
Description: Internship opportunities for science and engineering students from the United States interested in gaining serious practical experience in Germany.
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The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds
Award: By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. 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.
Deadline: April 30, August 31, December 31
Eligibility: No known restrictions, all eligible
Description: 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. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified
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Graduate Women in Science
National Fellowship Program
Award: $10,000 maximum
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Woman, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents(?)
Description: The GWIS National Fellowships Program offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Helen Hay Whitney Fund
Award: 3-year fellowship, $55,000 per year
Deadline: July
Eligibility: early postdoc, biomedical research, citizenship unrestricted
Description: Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF Scholarship
Award: $500-5,000 based on need
Deadline: March 30th
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students, Graduate students, hispanic heritage, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
Award: 2-4 years of support ($60K salary, $20k Expenses), option of additional award if transitioning to faculty
Deadline: January
Eligibility: Early Postdoc, underrepresented minority, biomedical research
Description: The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, early in their careers.
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James S. McDonnell Foundation
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems
Award: $200,000 for up to 3 years for postdoc stipend and research
Deadline: June
Eligibility: Graduate student in last stages of Ph.D.
Description: The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research.
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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Jane Coffin Childs Fund
Award: 3 years of support ($52K stipend + limited expenses)
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Early Postdoc, citizenship unrestricted
Description: The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (known colloquially as the JCC Fund) was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The Fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes.
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Johnson & Johnson
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award
Award: $150,000 over 3 years
Deadline: September 25th, 2018
Eligibility: PhD, Female Assistant Professor, STEM field
Description: The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers.
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Strategic Research Agreements
Award: 3 years of funding. Funding level negotiable
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in February
Eligibility: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, company, or other research facility. no citizenship requirements
Description: JDRF’s Strategic Research Agreements provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research.
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L'Oreal
L'Oreal women in science fellowship
Award: $60,000
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Postdoc
Description: The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Grants
Award: No published budget limit
Deadline: Multiple award mechanisms, most pre-proposal deadlines in September
Eligibility: Any Faculty level
Description: The Michael J. Fox Foundation works tirelessly to accelerate promising research toward breakthroughs for Parkinson's patients.
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Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience
Mizutani Foundation Research Grant
Award: 7M yen ($58,000 USD) for 1 year
Deadline: September
Eligibility: Ph.D or Equivalent
Description: For basic and applied studies in the field of glycoscience.
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National Institutes of Health
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
Award:monthly stipend and 60% of tuition costs. Up to 5 years of predoctoral support
Deadline:Standard NIH deadlines apply
Eligibility:Citizen, Permanent Resident
Description:To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).
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National Institutes of Health
Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (National Cancer Institute) (F99/K00)
Award: For the F99 phase, award budgets are composed of stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance, as described below. For the K00 phase, award budgets are composed of salary and fringe benefits, tuition and fees, research and career development support, and indirect costs
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Citizen, permanent resident
Description: The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.
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National Institutes of Health
R36 Dissertation Award
Award: $40,000
Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, Completion of qualifying exams
Description: Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
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National Institutes of Health
Early Independence Award (DP 5)
Award: up to $250K direct costs per year, 5 year maximum
Deadline: September 27, 2018
Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. Must have received doctoral degree by June 1st
Description: The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
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National Institues of Health (F32)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)
Award: up to 5 years of support
Deadline: April 8, Aug 8, Dec 8
Eligibility: Postdoc
Description: The Kirschstein-NRSA F32 fellowship is designed to support research training experiences in new settings in order to maximize the acquisition of new skills and knowledge.
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Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Award: Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
Deadline: October 26, 2018
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens only
Description: The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple mechanisms available
Award: No expressed limitations
Deadline: pre-applications due February, August
Eligibility: Depending on award, complete the Eligibility Quiz on their online system to determine fit
Description: We prioritize research that advances the Society’s strategic plan which involve the risk factors, pathology, and treatment of MS, and strategies for neuroprotection and nervous system repair
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Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Award: $40,000 per year on average
Deadline: February
Eligibility: No known restrictions. See Description below.
Description: Projects must solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S. or U.S. territory-grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets. Each project must identify at least one expected measurable outcome that specifically demonstrates the project’s impact in solely enhancing the competitiveness of eligible specialty crops.
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Pew Charitable Trusts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Award: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
Deadline: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
Eligibility: Any Faculty level
Description: Opportunities vary, see site for details.
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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Fellowships for New Americans
Award: one to two years of graduate study support. (stipend + tuition)
Deadline: Early November
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen with both parents born outside the U.S., must not have started year 3 of graduate study
Description: This fellowship is meant for immigrants or the children of immigrants pursuing graduate school in the United States. The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell Scholars
Award: $100,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Pre-proposals due in May
Eligibility: Early Career Faculty
Description: CSA proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan and a clear statement on how the CSA will help applicants become truly outstanding teacher-scholars and future academic leaders. The project plans must be for a period of three years. The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program and achieve excellence in education and their potential leadership skills are key criteria in the selection of the awards.
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Schlumberger Foundation
Faculty for the Future
Award: 1 year of support
Deadline: November
Eligibility: Graduate Student, Postdoc, Women, From emerging or developing country
Description: This foundation supports women from developing countries to study physical sciences, are engaged in outreach activities, and plan to return to their home country after their study
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The Searle Funds
The Searle Scholars Program
Award: $100,000 per year for three years
Deadline: February
Eligibility: Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. U.S. citizen or permanent residents.
Description: The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position. Must be nominated by your institution.
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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Research grants
Award: $450,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due in June
Eligibility: Faculty less than 6 years on the tenure track.
Description: Focus area varies by year. For example: FY18 priorities include to support studies on new treatments for ER+ breast cancer and TNBC that have developed resistance to standard therapy, which will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026 and to support translational research into the understanding, detection, and treatment of metastatic (Stage IV) breast cancer which will lead to a reduction in breast cancer deaths by 2026.
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