Funding Opportunities

Please note: this is not a comprehensive list

If you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities, please contact our directors.


Rolling Deadlines

September

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Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships LIMITED

Award: $75,000

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Fellowships awarded for scholars whose research is in one of the eight SRF fields: Chemistry, Computer Science, Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Science, and Physics. Note: In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must be officially nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Council of Learned Societies: Fellowships

Award: $60,000

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Linked Standard Research Innovation Grants

Award: Up to $450,000 over 2 years

This grant mechanism is designed to encourage implementation of a common grant protocol at two or more sites. Applicants must provide a compelling rationale for the linked grant (more than availability of a larger sample size), designate who will be responsible for the overall conduct and quality control of the study, designate who will be responsible for the data analyses, and discuss how the work at the various sites will be coordinated.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Lung Association: Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Award: $100,00 per year for up to 2 years

The objective of the Lung Cancer Discovery Award is to support independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing our current understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical and treatment methods.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Kinship Foundation: Searle Scholars Program LIMITED

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Art History Grants Program

Award: $10,000-$90,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Art Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Award: Up to $100,000

The Simons Fellows program is intended to make research leaves more productive by enabling their extension from one academic term to a full academic year.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes (Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

Award: $200,000 per year for 3-5 years

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international science community. The aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

October

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Drug Development, Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development, and Prevention Beyond the Pipeline.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research - John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

Award: $120,000 over 2 years

The AACR-John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation Basic Cancer Research Fellowship encourages and supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. Research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation: Bridge Award

Award: $100,000

The AASLD Foundation Bridge Award supports investigators who have recently submitted an NIH R or other federally-funded equivalent award and have received competitive scores on their proposal, but were not funded, as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission to the NIH or other federal agency.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Cancer Society: Research Scholar Grants

Award: Up to $660,000 over 4 years

The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Independent investigators in the first 10 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Cancer Society: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

Award: Varies

This program calls for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

The ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid learning research to study the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems. This includes but is not limited to: facilitators and barriers to care; unintended consequences; differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care; best practice models for quality care; and, economic impact.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
American Chemical Society: Petroleum Research Fund

Award: $110,000

The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Chemical Society: Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants

Award: $110,000 over 2 years

The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  • To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  • To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Chemical Society: Petroleum Research Fund New Directions Grants

Award: $110,000 over 2 years

The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  • To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  • To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The New Directions (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. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Established Investigator Award

Award: $400,000

The AHA Established Investigator Award supports mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established records of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase. Applicants must be at least four (4) years but no more than nine (9) years (i.e., eight years and 12 months) since the first faculty/staff appointment at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Innovative Project Award

Award: $200,000 over 2 years

The AHA Innovative Project Award supports highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular or stroke research. The Innovative Project Award (IPA) promotes unexplored ideas; therefore, preliminary data is not required and not accepted as part of the proposal. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. If you provide preliminary data, the application will be disqualified. Proposed work should not be the next logical step of previous work, but should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation, if successful. While no minimum percent effort is specified, the principal investigator must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensuring successful completion of the proposed project.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists LIMITED

Award: $250,000

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The nominee must hold a doctorate degree and conduct research as a principal investigator in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, or Chemistry. The Blavatnik Awards strongly encourages the nomination of women and other underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Nominees and their work as independent investigators will be evaluated on the extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous; the extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the nominee’s field; the extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question; and future prospects in the nominee’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs Fellowship

Award: $105,000

Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new environment and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings and government officials in scholarly settings. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Life Sciences Research Foundation

Award: $201,000 over 3 years

The Life Sciences Research Foundation aims to identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of basic life sciences. Note: Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at time of application are not eligible.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
LIMITED St. Baldrick's Foundation: Scholar Awards

Award: $220,000 over 2 years with the possibility of an additional 3 years of funding

The Scholar (Career Development) Award is meant to help develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers.

Internal applications due to LIMITED: 10/29/2020

LIMITED Notifies Faculty: 11/11/2020

Proposal Due to BRF: 12/04/2020

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Michael J. Fox Foundation: Therapeutic Pipeline Program

Award: Up to $500,000 for Pre-clinical Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation funds research to better define, measure, and treat Parkinson’s disease as well as critical tools and other resources to advance that research. The purpose of this Request for Applications is to support the development of new treatments and interventions with potential for significant impact for people with Parkinson’s. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Parkinson’s Foundation: Impact Awards

Award: $150,000

The Parkinson's Foundation Impact Awards are designed for researchers both established and new to the field of PD (both young investigators and those from outside the field). Projects should be "outside the box" with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson's, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea. Projects should be for the best ideas that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rally Foundation: Consortium Grants

Award: Up to $100,000 per year for up to 2 years

The Rally Foundation funds pediatric cancer research in the following areas: 

  • Innovative approaches to research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Studies that are likely to lead to a clinical trial.
  • Personalized, alternative, or integrative research proposals.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rally Foundation: Fellowship Grants

Award: Up to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years

The Rally Foundation funds pediatric cancer research in the following areas: 

  • Innovative approaches to research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Studies that are likely to lead to a clinical trial.
  • Personalized, alternative, or integrative research proposals.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rally Foundation: Outside the Box Grants

Award: Up to $50,000

The Rally Foundation funds pediatric cancer research in the following areas: 

  • Innovative approaches to research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Studies that are likely to lead to a clinical trial.
  • Personalized, alternative, or integrative research proposals.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rally Foundation: Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Grants

Award: Up to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years

The Rally Foundation funds pediatric cancer research in the following areas: 

  • Innovative approaches to research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Studies that are likely to lead to a clinical trial.
  • Personalized, alternative, or integrative research proposals.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Community Solutions for Health Equity

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

Community Solutions for Health Equity is focused on elevating the voices of communities of color and other communities left out of discussions when local health care systems in the United States are creating policy. Racism and bias are often at the root of communities of color and other communities being excluded from policy considerations, often by design. This program attempts to address those issues directly: by supporting communities to identify a problem that negatively affects consumers; envision solutions; and partner with health care systems to implement them.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health

Award: $25,000

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable transportation—affects how long and how well we live.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

Award: Maximum of $2,000,000 per year for 4 years

The aim of the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
The Getty Foundation: Getty Scholar Grants

Award: Up to $65,000

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme or the African American Art History Initiative, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
The Water Research Foundation: Research Priority Programs

Award: Up to $350,000

The foundation provides funding for research under the following programs:

  • Linking Nutrient Reductions to Receiving Water Responses (Up to $150,000)
  • Assessment of Vulnerability of Source Waters to Toxic Cyanobacterial Outbreaks (Up to $150,000)
  • Guidance for Using Pipe Loops to Inform Lead and Copper Corrosion Control Treatment Decisions (Up to $150,000)
  • Investigation of Alternative Management Strategies to Prevent PFAS from Entering Drinking Water Supplies and Wastewater (Up to $350,000)
  • Case Studies on Water Sector Interdependencies (Up to $200,000)
  • Implementation of Innovative Biological Nutrient Removal Processes through Improvement of Control Systems and Online Analytical Measurement Reliability and Accuracy (Up to $100,000)
  • Assessing Water Quality Monitoring Needs, Tools, Gaps, and Opportunities for Potable Water Reuse (Up to $125,000)
  • Advancing Low-Energy Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal (Up to $200,000)
  • Holistic and Innovative Approaches for Flood Mitigation Planning and Modeling under Extreme Wet Weather Events and Climate Impacts (Up to $100,000)
  • Impact of a Haloacetic Acid MCL Revision on DBP Exposure and Health Risk Reduction (Up to $275,000)
  • Defining Exposures of Microplastics/Fibers (MPs) in All Waters: Occurrence, Monitoring, and Management Strategies (Up to $225,000)
  • Developing a Framework for Quantifying Energy Optimization Reporting (Up to $100,000)
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Career Enhancement Fellowship

Award: Up to $30,000

The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation's mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over 3 years (Research Grants); $30,000 for 1 year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

November

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American Chemical Society: Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

Award: $5,000 and an unrestricted $40,000 research grant

The American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry. Ten Arthur C. Cope Scholars will be named annually in three categories: two who have less than ten years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholars Award; four who have 10 to 25 years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Mid Career Scholars Award; and four who have 25 plus years of experience since their terminal degree will receive the Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award. 

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants

Award: Up to $125,000 over 2 years

All AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry,  medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration, and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Pilot Innovation Grants

Award: Up to $30,000 over 2 Years

Awarded to investigators at any level, these grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Examples include manual development and new biomarker development.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Standard Research Innovation Grants

Award: Up to $100,000 over 2 years

Standard Research Grants of up to $50,000 per year for a two-year period are awarded to investigators at any academic rank. Although prior research on suicide is not required, applicants are expected to show evidence of prior research or research training in a related field. These grants are intended to fund new directions and initiatives in suicide research rather than to supplement the applicant's existing research and junior investigators.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Young Investigator Innovation Grants

Award: Up to $90,000 over 2 years

Young Investigator Grants of up to $40,000 per year for a two-year period are awarded to investigators with an academic rank no higher than assistant professor.The Young Investigator Grant provides an additional $5,000 per year to a mentor, who serves as an advisor to the applicant.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Physical Society: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Convening Awards

Award: Up to $75,000

The awards support small scientific meetings to promote collaboration and enable a number of individuals to gather and have focused discussions and presentations.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Society of Hematology: Bridge Grant

Award: $150,000

Each year, 15 to 20 yearlong awards are granted to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded. ASH Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant

Award: Up to $300,000 over 3 years

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
BrightFocus Foundation: National Glaucoma Research Grant

Award: Up to $200,000 over 2 years

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. and international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of glaucoma.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Cancer Research Institute: Technology Impact Award

Award: $200,000 over 2 years

The Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award provides seed funding of up to $200,000 to be used over 12-24 months to address the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. These grants aim to encourage collaboration between technology developers and clinical cancer immunologists and to generate the proof-of-principle of a novel platform technology in bioinformatics, ex vivo or in silico modeling systems, immunological or tumor profiling instrumentation, methods, reagents and assays, or other relevant technologies that can enable clinician scientists to generate deeper insights into the mechanisms of action of effective or ineffective cancer immunotherapies.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
DeGregorio Family Foundation: Award for Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach

Award: $250,000 over 2 years

The Foundation seeks to promote and facilitate collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. They support high quality, innovative, and transformative translational and bench research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, or in the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment. Pre-clinical research, basic mechanistic studies, genomic/epigenomic studies, as well as epidemiologic studies may also be supported.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Award: Up to $20,000

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 and/or Canada or on a comparison between the United States and/or Canada and one or more other countries.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
GRAMMY Foundation: Archiving and Preservation Projects

Award: Up to $20,000

The GRAMMY Foundation awards grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust: Melanoma Research Basic Science Grant

Award: Up to $125,000

The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Basic Science Grant is designed to fund clinically important melanoma research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust: Melanoma Research Career Development Grant

Award: Up to $125,000

The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Career Development Grant is designed to provide support for promising young melanoma investigators.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust: Melanoma Research Translational Research Grant

Award: Up to $125,000

The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Translational Research Grant is designed to support new biological insights into melanoma development or progression.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

Award: Up to $50,000

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just after the dissertation. Early Career Fellowships (formerly “postdoctoral fellowships”), support pre-tenure scholars in the humanities and the humanities-related social sciences who are preparing their PhD dissertations for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects. Early Career fellowships support research and writing with a priority given to proposals based on the applicant's research in China. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. Research may also be conducted on Chinese culture and society outside these areas, as required by the research plan. However, diaspora studies are not eligible.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Louisville Institute: Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

Award: Up to $40,000

The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers offers grants up to $40,000 to assist research and writing projects that will advance religious and theological scholarship in ways that also address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. 

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Mary Kay Foundation: Cancer Research Grant

Award: $100,000

The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific  link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to  improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: Albert Rose Established Investigator Award

Award: $50,000

Created to allow established investigators to explore novel, innovative areas of research, the Albert Rose Established Investigator Award provides critical support to the development of new projects, and enables the investigator to pursue additional funding through the National Institutes of Health or other agencies. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award

Award: $50,000

The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award was established to encourage researchers to maintain and enhance their interest in PF research during the early stages of their academic career.  

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: PFF Scholars

Award: UP to $50,000

The PFF Scholars program will focus on engaging early-career investigators in their emerging research in the field of pulmonary fibrosis. With the goal of advancing research that could translate into successful therapies for PF, the PFF Scholars program is designed to support and enable promising researchers to obtain independent funding and continue their cutting- edge research. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice

Award: 250,000

Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation

Award: Up to $175,000

Grants will be made under the following programs: Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; and Social, Political and Economic Inequality.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Pipeline Grants Competition

Award: Up to $50,000

The Russell Sage Foundation, in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to advance innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. We are interested in research focused on structural barriers to economic mobility and how individuals, communities, and governments have come to understand, navigate, and challenge the existence of systemic inequalities. This initiative will support early- and mid-career tenure-track scholars and promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Society for Classical Studies: Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Fellowship

Award: $50,400

The Society for Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year Fellowship, tenable from July 2021 through June 2022, which will allow an American scholar to conduct lexicographical research at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Institute in Munich. Fellows at the TLL develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography. 

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Research-Practice Partnerships

Award: Up to $400,000

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships. Proposals are encouraged from scholars and a broad array of practitioners in an effort to fund research that will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for students, educators, schools, universities, families, and communities.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants on Education

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation: Research Award

Award: $100,000 over 2 years

This award is intended to support PhD, MD/PhD and MD physician scientists at earlier stages of their careers to enable them to develop independent programs and compelling careers in breast cancer research. The foundation seeks to fund broadly the very best proposals across all relevant disciplines and as such focus areas can include basic, preclinical, clinical research and clinical care.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation: Fellowships is Creative Nonfiction and History

Award: $35,000

A limited number of fellowships are awarded each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. A total of nine fellowships of $35,000 will be awarded in April 2021 for 2021-2022 in the fields of: Creative Nonfiction and History.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation: Research Grant

Award: Up to $250,000

The BSF Research Grants program is the main program of the BSF, and it funds both U.S. and Israeli scientists who wish to work together.  Applications to the program are made jointly by U.S. and Israeli researchers.  No prior cooperation is required, but the synergy between the researchers must be evident.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation: Start-Up Research Grant

Award: $75,000

The Start-Up Grant Program is meant to help newly appointed researchers who are beginning their independent research careers and may not yet have initial results to substantiate their application. Grants are for two years, in order to enable the grantees to submit a standard application to the next competition in their area of research. It is implemented within the framework of the regular BSF Research Grants program, i.e., it must exhibit scientific excellence, have a strong element of cooperation between Israeli and American scientists, and fall within the areas of research supported in that year by the BSF.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
W. M. Keck Foundation: Keck Research Program LIMITED

Award: $500,000 to $5,000,000

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

December

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Aligning Science Across Parkinson's: Research Grants

Award: Up to $9,000,000 over 3 years

The ASAP initiative is accepting applications to support multidisciplinary research teams to join the newly established ASAP Collaborative Research Network. ASAP seeks to fund research projects that address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.

Applications that focus primarily on Circuitry and Brain-body Interactions, inclusive of genetic and neuro-immune contributors to disease, will be considered.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy: 2021 Investigator Award

Award: Up to $500,000 over 2-3 years

This award is for those conducting cell and gene therapy research in solid tumors with preference given to those researching new approaches to glioblastoma and pancreatic cancers.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research: Breast Cancer Research Foundation – AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Award: $150,000 over 2 years

These awards represent a focused effort to encourage and support investigators from diverse backgrounds that are under-represented in cancer research and to foster their career advancement. Eligibility is limited to members of racial or ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical workforce who are junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation: Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

The Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease is a three-year basic science award that provides young scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable young scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Well-trained investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver disease research are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association of University Women: Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science

Award: Up to $35,000

Having a strong publication record is a key to receiving promotions and tenure in engineering, medicine and science. Yet persistent gender stereotypes and bias in these fields can make it difficult for women to find the time and institutional support needed to publish their research. These grants help women overcome these barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Brain Tumor Association: Discovery Grant

Award: $50,000

Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants for high risk, high impact research with the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment models.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Council of Learned Societies: Digital Extension Grants

Award: Up to $150,000

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
American Federation for Aging Research: Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

Award: $100,000

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. GFMR and AFAR support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Foundation for Aging Research: Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

Sponsored by the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the "Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG)" initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects which if successful offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. Projects which build on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span are also considered.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Lung Association: Catalyst Award

Award: $50,000 per year for up to 2 years

The American Lung Association Catalyst Award is a mentored award meant to support outstanding investigators on the path to independence for research into the mechanisms for lung disease and general lung biology. Preference is given to projects that are novel; innovative in design/approach; utilize modern technologies; and incorporate a multidisciplinary collaborative training plan. Successful applicants are early career faculty, on-track to pursue a career in lung health research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Lung Association: Dalsemer Research Grant

Award: $50,000 per year for up to 2 years

The American Lung Association Dalsemer Research Grant is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. Applicants should be on-track to pursue a career in lung health research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Lung Association: Innovation Award

Award: $75,000 per year for up to 2 years

The award is intended to support highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, who have the potential to advance the field of lung disease science. Successful applicants are investigators with evidence of prior excellence and productivity in the early stages of their careers; applicants must have held a K or R type award within three years prior to applying for this Lung Association award. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Lung Association: Public Policy Research Award

Award: $50,000 per year for up to 2 years

The American Lung Association Public Policy Research Award is intended to support research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as pilot and demonstration projects that inject innovative ideas and provide evidence for the development of new public policies impacting lung health.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative Award

Award: $500,000 over 4 years

Growing evidence suggests the interrelatedness of the duration of pregnancy, fetal growth, and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and maternal medical complications including maternal mortality. Other areas of interest are climate change and environmental impact on pregnancy, complications associated with ART, and epigenome-wide association studies. We seek to expand the scope of this award mechanism to capture these and other pregnancy outcomes as we believe they will be mutually informative and accelerate discovery.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grants

Award: Average grant is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. 

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Environmental Education and Research Foundation: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Grant

Award: Up to $500,000

The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices. Topics Include:

  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling
  • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, or other useful products
  • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  • Landfilling
Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellow LIMITED

Award: $675,000 over 3 years

The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical prototyping stage to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute: THRIVE Cancer Research Grant

Award: Up to $50,000

The THRIVE grant program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health and/or other major granting institutions.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
McKnight Foundation: Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

Award: $200,000 over 2 years

The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. The Endowment Fund is especially interested in how technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Parkinson’s Foundation: Impact Awards

Award: $150,000

The Parkinson's Foundation Impact Awards are designed for researchers both established and new to the field of PD (both young investigators and those from outside the field). Projects should be "outside the box" with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson's, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea. Projects should be for the best ideas that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Parkinson's Foundation: Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award

Award: $300,000

The award acts as a bridge to ensure promising early career scientists stay in the Parkinson’s research field, helping us solve, treat and end the disease. In conjunction with their institution’s commitment, the award gives junior investigators the support they need to develop their own independent funding source (such as an NIH R01 award) and stay in the PD research field. Becoming an independent research leader with his or her own research space is the ultimate goal.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rivkin Center: Pilot Study Award in Ovarian Cancer

Award: $75,000 over 2 years

Investigators often struggle to find funding for innovative approaches to scientific questions because their new ideas may not yet be in the scientific mainstream. Each year we support multiple pilot studies with $75,000 each to pave the way for new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand our understanding of the disease. Pilot Study Program awards will support investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. In addition, projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Rivkin Center: Scientific Scholar Award in Ovarian Cancer Research

Award: $120,000 over 2 years

Young, talented investigators often have novel ideas and fresh approaches to scientific challenges. In order to attract new investigators to ovarian cancer research, each year we support multiple Scientific Scholars with $120,000 each for their proposed research. Each award recipient names a mentor who will help guide him or her through the process of becoming an established researcher. 

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Data for Action (Data Access Award)

Award: Up to $100,000

HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this HD4A call for proposals (CFP), RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers.

The purpose of the 2020 HD4A CFP is primarily to award data access at no cost from one of eight anticipated data providers to successful applicants. Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Arts Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Racial Equity Special Research Grants

Award: Up to $75,000

In honor of the Spencer Foundation's 50th Anniversary, the Foundation has launched The Racial Equity Special Research Grants program to support education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. They are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality in education, and which seek to remake and imagine anew forms of equitable education. They are also interested in research projects that are working to reimagine educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities.

The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in relation to racial equity in education.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
The Joyce Foundation

Award: Varies

Issues of equity are at the core of the Joyce Foundation's mission to improve quality of life, promote safe and healthy communities, and build a just society in the Great Lakes region. They focus specifically on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation. The foundation welcomes proposals that address the following program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
The Pablove Foundation: Seed Grant

Award: $50,000

The Pablove Foundation invites pediatric cancer researchers to apply for the Seed Grant Program, which provides an award of $50,000 to conduct innovative, cutting edge investigations, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers. Their seed grants serve to advance the work of researchers to qualify for larger grants, federal funding and clinical trial.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

January

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Allen Foundation

Award: $25,000-$300,000

Grants are limited under the terms of the foundation’s charter to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grants

Award: $50,000

This grants partnership promotes the key tenets of the Bayer Grants4Targets™ Initiative, providing new treatment options for cancers with high unmet medical need, encouraging innovation and translation of ideas from basic research into novel drugs, and fostering collaborations between excellent academic groups and the pharmaceutical industry.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research

Award: $225,000 over 3 years

The AACR-Novocure Career Development Awards for Tumor Treating Fields Research represent a joint effort to promote and support early-career investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells). These grants are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality and to accelerate the development of new treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants

Award: $250,000 over 2 years

The AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants represent a joint effort to promote and support independent investigators who are conducting innovative research focused on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields; intermediate frequency, low intensity, alternating electric fields that disrupt cell division in cancer cells). These grants are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of this novel anti-cancer treatment modality and to accelerate the development of new treatment strategies to advance therapeutic options for cancer. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Transformational Project Award

Award: $300,000

The AHA Transformational Project Award supports highly innovative, high-impact projects that build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. Successful applications are likely to be those building on strong preliminary data supportive of the hypothesis. This program aims to provide funding that should lead to successful competition for additional funding beyond the award period. The principal investigator (PI) is responsible for clearly and explicitly articulating the project's innovation and the potential impact on cardiovascular and stroke research. While no minimum percent effort is specified, the principal investigator must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensuring successful completion of the proposed project.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Institute for Cancer Research: Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

Award: Up to $150,000 over 2 years

The Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program welcomes proposals for research addressing the effects of diet, nutrition, body composition and physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network: 2021 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards

Award: $300,000

The Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards are intended to support the work of investigators with exceptionally novel and creative projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of the management of bladder cancer. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Brain Research Foundation: Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program LIMITED

Award: $80,000 over 2 years

The Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program provides provide start-up monies for new research projects, especially those undertaken by junior faculty, in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants. To be eligible, PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor at an invited US academic institution, working in the area of studies of brain function. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should present a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to RO1 funding or a comparable outside grant.  Applicants at the Associate Professor level should present a project pursuing new research directions. A new technique is not considered a new direction unless it pertains to a different area of study. Grants are not to be used for bridge funding between grants.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Cancer Research Institute: Lloyd J. Old STAR Program

Award: Up to $1,250,000 over 5 years

The CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Program—Scientists Taking Risks—provides long-term funding to mid-career scientists, giving them the freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk, high-reward research at the forefront of discovery and innovation in cancer immunotherapy.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Henry Luce Foundation: Advancing Public Knowledge on Race, Justice, and Religion in America LIMITED

Award: Up to $750,000

The Henry Luce Foundation's Theology Program invites new inquiries for projects seeking to advance public knowledge on the topic of race, justice, and religion in America.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
International Covid-19 Data Alliance: Data Science Grant Programme

Award: Up to $100,000

ICODA and Grand Challenges are delighted to launch the new pilot Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science grant programme that will focus on addressing major questions about how to reduce the harm of COVID-19 and future pandemics.  The programme aims to unite data and develop processes, analytical tools and infrastructure to achieve rapid scientific progress and impact. Selected projects will become part of ICODA’s portfolio of Driver Projects, helping to further develop processes, tools and infrastructure to accelerate scientific progress and foster collaboration between researchers and the public around the world.  This pilot will lead to a larger Grand Challenges Data Science call in late 2021, which will be led by global Grand Challenges partners.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
McKnight Foundation: Scholar Awards

Award: $225,000 over 3 years

The McKnight Scholar Awards encourage neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. The Scholar Awards support young scientists who: hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree; have completed formal postdoctoral training; and demonstrate a commitment to neuroscience. The Endowment Fund especially seeks applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
National Geographic Society: Exploration Grant

Award: Up to $30,000

The National Geographic Society welcomes proposals for projects in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Samuel Rubin Foundation

Award: Up to $10K

The Samuel Rubin Foundation supports organizations working for peace, social justice and human rights, particularly those working at the intersection of these issues. They are especially interested in organizations with a focus on the prevention and resolution of violent conflict, disarmament, media justice, racial justice, and empowering the traditionally disenfranchised, including people of color, women, and youth.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Award: $42,000

The Simons Foundation Mathematics and Physical Sciences division invites applications for Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Research Award

Award: $1,300,000 over 4 years

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over 3 years (Research Grants); $30,000 for 1 year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

Award: from $100,000 to $1,000,000

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Award: Up to $1,000,000 over 4 years

Over the past decade, a growing body of research has illuminated the conditions that facilitate the use of research evidence in policy and practice. For example, studies find that when research is relevant to decision makers, deliberated over thoughtfully, and embedded in policymaking processes, routines, and tools, the findings are more likely to be used. Still, there remain many unanswered questions that are critical to understanding how to improve the production and use of research evidence. What’s more, there is a scarcity of evidence supporting the notion that research use in policy and practice will necessarily improve youth outcomes. Serious scientific inquiry is needed. The foundation is interested in the conditions under which using research evidence improves decision making, policy implementation, service delivery, and, ultimately, youth outcomes. In short, research on the use of research.

Toward this end, they seek studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. They are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. 

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Award: Up to $600,000

The foundation seeks studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. They prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu

February

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Social Science Research Projects on Energy Insecurity, Distributional Equity, and Just Transitions in the United States

Award: Up to $500,000

The Energy and Environment program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports research, training, networking, and dissemination efforts to inform the societal transition toward low-carbon energy systems in the United States by investigating economic, environmental, technological, and distributional issues. As one of its newly defined topic areas of interest, the Sloan Foundation’s Energy and Environment program looks to advance timely, catalytic, rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research projects that examine questions related to energy insecurity, distributional equity, and just transitions in the United States, particularly those that introduce new scholars from various disciplines to these lines of inquiry. Therefore, the Sloan Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for collaborative social science research projects led by early- and mid-career scholars examining critical and under-explored questions related to issues of energy insecurity, distributional equity, and just energy system transitions in the United States.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Drug Development, Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development, and Prevention Beyond the Pipeline.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Prevention Pipeline

Award: Up to $3,000,000

The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline. The Prevention Pipeline RFP supports: Studies of Cognitive Decline and Risk Reduction; Comparative Effectiveness Research; and Studies Leveraging the Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer's Prevention Action (CAPA). 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Association for Cancer Research: Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

The Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer. The intent of this program is to support the development and diversity of talent working in pancreatic cancer research. This Award represents a joint effort to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Cancer Society: Research Professor Grants

Award: $400,000 over 5 years

The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to investigators who have had the rank of full professor for 15 years or less and made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of basic cancer research. It is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Up to 2 awards are made annually for a 5-year term that can be renewed once. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association: Career Development Award

Award: $231,000 over 3 years

The AHA Career Development Award supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. 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, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, behavioral scientists, engineers, etc.). Clinical, translational, population, behavioral, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply AHA strongly encourages applications by women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced diverse and non-traditional career trajectories. Applicants must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) and no more than four years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree) at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network: Young Investigator Award 2021

Award: $50,000

This Award is intended to support the development of outstanding research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer. Investigators may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other field, but must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

Award: Up to $500,000 over 5 years

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund identified Innovation in Regulatory Science as an important, underfunded area. This initiative is designed to provide financial support to stimulate research efforts in this area.  The program's focus is on providing support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions FDA and others make.  This would necessarily draw upon the talents of individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and systems pharmacology, to name a few.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards LIMITED

Award: $100,000

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Visual Proteomics Imaging

Award: Unspecified

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) seeks to support 2.5-year challenge grants in the field of visual proteomics. The ability to view protein molecules in cells and monitor changes in their structure, quantity, distribution, and interactions is key to understanding what causes diseases and finding treatments and cures. This grant program will advance technology development for the field of visual proteomics and aim to obtain near-atomic resolution readouts inside the cell. The funding mechanism will be targeted investments in the form of challenge grants with specified proof-of-concept milestones.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences

Award: $225,000 over 3 years

These awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists and are aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The fellowship awards promote higher risk projects.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Neuroscience Investigator Awards

Award: $1,500,000 over 5 years

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards in Neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Stem Cell Investigator Awards

Award: $1,500,000 over 5 years

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Parkinson’s Foundation: Impact Awards

Award: $150,000

The Parkinson's Foundation Impact Awards are designed for researchers both established and new to the field of PD (both young investigators and those from outside the field). Projects should be "outside the box" with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson's, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea. Projects should be for the best ideas that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

The PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Grant assists individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes at the faculty level. Health Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to health-care delivery, from studies evaluating effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention, to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change. Those holding academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, are eligible to apply—provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

PhRMA Foundations Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant assists individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine and therapeutics at the faculty level. The goal of the PhRMA Foundation’s Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Program is to promote the development and use of experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Foundation believes that to be successful, this requires working with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs. This can involve enhanced understanding of human biological and disease processes but requires a strong translational component. This program will support the concepts of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. Translational Medicine and Therapeutics awards will advance training and support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas such as: Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical) Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative) Systems (Biology and Pharmacology) Pathways and Networks Integrative Biology Modeling and Simulation
Target Identification and Validation Biomarker Discovery and Validation Vaccine Development Molecular Epidemiology Imaging Disease Modeling. Those holding the academic rank of Assistant Professor (or Research Assistant Professor) within a tenure track (or Research track) appointment, or Instructor, if eligible to apply for independent research funding by their institution, are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Equity Focused Policy-Research, Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children

Award: Up to $200,000

The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. The agenda addresses three policy areas as providing critical resources for families: (1) access to early care and education (ECE); (2) income supports (such as the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] and cash transfer programs) and income generation/replacement; and (3) nutrition supports (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Large Research Grants on Education

Award: Up to $500,000

The Large Research Grants on Education program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Templeton World Charity Foundation: Global Innovations for Character Development

Award: $1,000,000

Templeton World Charity Foundation believes that character strengths such as compassion, generosity, and gratitude (among others) have a critical role to play, alongside ongoing scientific and technological innovation, in addressing global health challenges. To this end, Templeton World Charity Foundation is inviting proposals for character development interventions which aim to enhance health outcomes. In initiating this small portfolio, the Foundation aims to demonstrate the potential of character-based approaches to overcoming global health challenges and other “wicked problems”, which cannot be resolved through scientific or technological innovation alone.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

March

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American Chemical Society: Petroleum Research Fund

Award: $110,000

The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Parkinson Disease Association: Research Grants

Award: $75,000

APDA Research Grants are intended to support basic or applied research aimed at reducing the burden of Parkinson’s disease.  The APDA seeks to promote the entry of new investigators in to the field of Parkinson research, as well as to support important new ideas in the field worthy of investigation.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Physical Society: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Convening Awards

Award: Up to $75,000

The awards support small scientific meetings to promote collaboration and enable a number of individuals to gather and have focused discussions and presentations.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
AMS-Simons Travel Grants

Award: $5,000 over 2 years

The AMS-Simons Travel Grants are administered by the AMS with support from the Simons Foundation. Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,500 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel. Applicants must be located in the United States (or be U.S. citizens employed outside the U.S.) and must have completed the PhD within the last four years. The department of the awardee will also receive a small amount of funding to help enhance its research environment.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Carnegie Corporation of New York: Reimagining Multilateralism

Award: Up to $500,000

From pandemics and climate change, to disruptive technologies and other emerging risks, it is a truism that most of today’s global threats cannot be addressed effectively without collective action. The failure of international responses to COVID-19 is only the most recent and dramatic example of the inability of long-standing cooperative mechanisms and institutions to withstand the pressures of nationalism, protectionism, and broader structural and systemic deficiencies. As the nature of security in the 21st century continues to evolve, there is a need to reimagine existing multilateral approaches to critical transnational challenges.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York invites projects that provide insights and practical approaches for addressing one or more of the following questions:

  • How might the system of international institutions be reimagined and/or reinvigorated to better respond to 21st-century security challenges, including those that threaten global health, climate, privacy, and civic well-being?
  • What are the pros/cons/utility of different forms of multilateralism for different purposes (e.g. formal vs. informal, small vs. large, narrow vs. broad, regional vs. global, like-minded vs. mixed, major powers only vs. a broader set of powers)?
  • How could international institutions adapt to better reflect and manage ongoing shifts in economic, military, and political power among global actors, especially in the context of China’s rise? 
  • What lessons should be learned from high-functioning regional organizations or international accords?
  • How might critical, yet underappreciated, flashpoints (geographic, economic, technological, etc.) be managed through multilateral approaches? Could these approaches be applied more broadly?
  • How should potential tradeoffs between national interests and collective security be managed?
Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Carnegie Corporation of New York: The Domestic-International Connection

Award: Up to $500,000

Experts, political leaders, and voters are increasingly calling for the United States to reorient its foreign and national security policies to better reflect connections between international and domestic concerns. They argue that economic, health, education, and social problems cannot be addressed by separating foreign and domestic policies and that greater integration would lead to more effective U.S. policies at home and abroad. Given the heightened interest in these issues, there is a need to explore the key factors underlying the importance of the domestic-international connection and what an integrative policy approach might look like in practice.

Through this Request for Proposals, Carnegie Corporation of New York seeks projects that provide new and actionable insights on these issues. More specifically, they are seeking project ideas that will address one or more of the following questions:  

  • Why would a better alignment between domestic and foreign policy lead to better outcomes for the United States?
  • What specific goals might be advanced through better aligned domestic and foreign policies in key areas, and what would be the trade-offs? 
  • How should U.S. spending and policy priorities be adjusted to better achieve outcomes that make Americans more secure in their daily lives? 
  • What roles should the Executive and Legislative branches play in managing these efforts? 
  • How should the composition, organization, and functioning of federal agencies be adapted to achieve these objectives? 
  • How should other domestic stakeholders, including state/local government, civil society organizations, as well as the business and academic sectors, be engaged in these conversations and efforts? 
  • How can the views of underrepresented domestic constituencies be more meaningfully included in these foreign policy and national security debates? 
  • What lessons can be learned from past efforts to integrate concepts such as “human security” or “global security” into the foreign policy and national security space, and how should they inform new efforts?  
Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Essential Open Source Software for Science

Award: Up to $400,000 over 2 years

In an effort to support open source software for science, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) seeks letters of intent to apply for funding for software projects that are essential to biomedical research, have already demonstrated impact, can show potential for continued improvement, and expect to deliver added value to the biomedical research community through the proposed activities.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Psychosocial Research

Award: Postdoctoral Fellowships - $150,000; Pilot Research Grants - $200,000; Studies and Demonstration Projects - $400,000

The goal of the portfolio is to support studies that develop and disseminate sound data that inform best practices and produce better outcomes and improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries. PSR explores the interrelation of behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Craig H Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

Award: Postdoctoral Fellowships - $150,000; Pilot Research Grants - $300,000; Senior Research Grants - $600,000

The goal of the portfolio is to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after SCI. This research is designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

Award: $500,000

This award supports creative junior investigators, at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level, with outstanding promise who are interested in the health effects of air pollution.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Human Frontier Science Program: Life Science Research Grants

Award: up to $450,000 per year

Human Frontier Science Program supports international, preferably intercontinental, collaborations in basic life science research. Applications are invited for grants to support innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Art History Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Arts Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants on Education

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
The Glaucoma Foundation: Grants Program

Award: Up to $120,000 over 2 years

The Glaucoma Foundation offers grants to researchers striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients through novel innovations and scientific advances. The areas of current focus for TGF’s Grant Research program are exfoliation syndrome, exfoliation glaucoma and intraocular pressure-independent mechanisms of optic nerve degeneration in glaucoma. Examples of research that may be considered range from basic science to clinical interventions, such as genetics and genomic medicine, disease modeling, assessment of ocular perfusion, artificial intelligence, and clinical research. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
The Sontag Foundation: Distinguished Scientist Award

Award: $600,000 over 4 years

The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Recipients of the award are inspired individuals with projects that show potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Harrington Scholar Program

Award: $600,000 over 2 years

The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Cancer Society: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

Award: Varies

This program calls for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

The ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid learning research to study the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems. This includes but is not limited to: facilitators and barriers to care; unintended consequences; differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care; best practice models for quality care; and, economic impact.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
American Psychological Association: Visionary Grants

Award: $20,000

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: Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); Preventing violence; Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity); Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Breast Cancer Alliance: Exceptional Project Grants LIMITED

Award: $100,000

This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research. Clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer are invited to apply.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Award: Varies

The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates that these projects will contribute new fundamental chemical understanding, insight, and innovation in the field.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grants

Award: Average award is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Award: Up to $20,000

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 and/or Canada or on a comparison between the United States and/or Canada and one or more other countries.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Foundation for Women's Wellness: Research Awards

Award: $25,000

FWW Research Awards target small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical care in leading women’s health concerns including cardiovascular disease, female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues like pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Flexible Funding Grants

Award: Up to $1,500,000

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the second annual call for ideas for flexible funding grants, as part of the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPiQS). Through EPiQS, the foundation strives to accelerate progress in the field of quantum materials — solids and engineered structures characterized by novel quantum phases of matter and exotic cooperative behaviors of electrons. Flexible funding grants are a key funding approach within EPiQS, which enables the foundation to respond in a timely manner to emerging opportunities in this field of research. These grants have two varieties: equipment grants and rapid response grants

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
James S. McDonnell Foundation: 2021 Opportunity Award

Award: Up to $250,000

Much of the current understanding of behavior is derived from experimental laboratory work that makes substantive conceptual and methodological assumptions during task selection and data acquisition. Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience experiments are typically pursued in artificial environments with subjects drawn from narrowly defined populations performing tasks assumed to be valid proxies for real cognition and behavior.  As a result, these experiments may not reflect the naturally occurring, free-flowing behaviors humans engage in their everyday lives. It is reasonable to ask how much has been missed or ignored because researchers’ experimental designs are based on pre-selected and specific aspects of cognition and behavior deemed to be of interest prior to the study. What more might be learned by challenging preconceived notions and common assumptions about cognition and behavior by advancing new theories and by using methods where it is possible to observe what behavior looks like in every day, real-world, dynamic contexts? With the Opportunity Awards, JSMF is seeking to fund projects leading to new conceptual and empirical studies of cognition and behavior that: 

  • recognize the dynamic nature of cognition and behavior,
  • are situated in real world contexts,
  • cross levels of analysis,
  • unite traditionally separate domains of inquiry (e.g. vision and speech),
  • embrace complexity, and
  • consider how behavior is influenced by interactions among individuals.
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Pilot Grant Program

Award: $150,000

The LCRF pilot grant program funds innovative projects across the full spectrum of basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, health services, and other research focused on one or more of the following topics:

  • Lung cancer biology
  • Prevention and screening for early detection
  • Identification of new biomarkers
  • Development of more effective and less toxic therapies including but not limited to targeted and immune-therapies
  • Mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to lung cancer therapies
  • Supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families
  • Quality of care and outcomes research
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
National Geographic Society: Exploration Grant

Award: Up to $30,000

The National Geographic Society welcomes proposals for projects in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Systems for Action - Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Award: Up to $500,000

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems.5 This 2021 call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for research studies that evaluate the impact of innovative potential solutions to the wrong-pocket problem involving public health, medical and social service systems.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Bridge to Independence Award

Award: $495,000 over 3 years

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain is dedicated to supporting advances in systems and computational neuroscience with the goal of expanding our understanding of the brain’s internal states. SCGB’s Bridge to Independence (BTI) Award aims to facilitate the transition of the next generation of systems and computational neuroscientists to research independence. Through this effort, they seek to fund scientists doing work consistent with SCGB's scientific mission, ideally investigating large-scale circuits at single-cell resolution to understand neural dynamics and coding. They especially encourage applications from populations underrepresented in the scientific workforce, including but not limited to: racially underrepresented individuals, women, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
The Joyce Foundation

Award: Varies

Issues of equity are at the core of the Joyce Foundation's mission to improve quality of life, promote safe and healthy communities, and build a just society in the Great Lakes region. They focus specifically on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation. The foundation welcomes proposals that address the following program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator

Award: Up to $1,500,000

Three 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) initiatives have been announced. Up to 11 awards will be made for up to $16.5M total funding to support pioneering research in 1) Micropeptides, 2) Neural Circuit Design, and 3) Mammalian Synthetic Development. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over 3 years (Research Grants); $30,000 for 1 year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Cancer Society: Research Scholar Grants

Award: Up to $660,000 over 4 years

The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Independent investigators in the first 8 years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Drug Development, Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development, and Prevention Beyond the Pipeline.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Society of Hematology: Bridge Grant

Award: $150,000

Each year, 15 to 20 yearlong awards are granted to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded. ASH Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Ancestry Networks for the Human Cell Atlas

Award: Unspecified

This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to bring together teams of experts to 1) ethically and appropriately generate data derived from tissues from people whose ancestral groups are historically understudied and thereby expand the ancestral diversity of single-cell data that is available via the HCA, and 2) utilize best practices and build up systems to enable long-term engagement of potential participants and donors from diverse communities to contribute to the current and future drafts of the HCA. This work will help provide insights into the contribution of genetic ancestry to disease now and in the future, resulting in an atlas that may be more generalizable and representative of the diversity found in the global human population.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Environmental Education and Research Foundation: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Grant

Award: Up to $500,000

The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices. Topics Include:

  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling
  • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, or other useful products
  • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  • Landfilling
Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

Award: $150,000

While scientific advances steadily continue to reduce lung cancer incidence and deaths, the disease disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and people from certain geographic locations. Despite progress to reduce the burden of tobacco, disparities in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality remain, and inequitable receipt of evidence-based lung cancer care continues to compound these disparities. We encourage applications on a wide variety of disparities-related topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Gender disparities in lung cancer burden
  • Causes and risk factors for lung cancer among never smokers
  • Influence of social and biological risk factors on lung cancer outcomes, access to and use of care, and quality of care
  • Genetic and gene-environment interactions
  • Interactions and contributions of multiple factors (e.g. smoking, genetics, environment, societal factors) to disparities in lung cancer outcomes
  • Contribution of healthcare access and quality to disparities in outcomes
  • Disparities related to other factors such as geography, socioeconomic status, and age
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Rivkin Center: Bridge Funding Award in Ovarian Cancer

Award: $30,000

Federal funding for research is tighter than ever, and often researchers do not get funded on their first try with a new proposal. The purpose of Bridge Funding is to allow researchers to produce data needed to substantiate their proposal resubmission to federal funding agencies for a promising new research project. In order to be competitive, resubmitted proposals must include solid data and address the concerns of expert reviewers. The Rivkin Center provides interim funding of up to $30,000 for six months to researchers who have submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or an original proposal to the Department of Defense (DoD) pertaining to ovarian cancer and who were not funded but received a score close to the funding threshold. With more data, ovarian cancer researchers stand a better chance of being successfully funded with a stronger, resubmitted proposal.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation

Award: Up to $175,000

Grants will be made under the following programs: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues: Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S., and Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Pilot Award

Award: $300,000 over 2 years

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
The Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Biomedical Scholars Program LIMITED

Award: $300,000

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Award: Up to $1,000,000

Over the past decade, a growing body of research has illuminated the conditions that facilitate the use of research evidence in policy and practice. For example, studies find that when research is relevant to decision makers, deliberated over thoughtfully, and embedded in policymaking processes, routines, and tools, the findings are more likely to be used. Still, there remain many unanswered questions that are critical to understanding how to improve the production and use of research evidence. What’s more, there is a scarcity of evidence supporting the notion that research use in policy and practice will necessarily improve youth outcomes. Serious scientific inquiry is needed. We need to know the conditions under which using research evidence improves decision making, policy implementation, service delivery, and, ultimately, youth outcomes. In short, we need research on the use of research.

Toward this end, we seek studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. Some investigators will focus on the strategies, relationships, and other supports needed for policy and practice organizations to use research more routinely and constructively. Others may investigate structures and incentives within the research community to encourage deep engagement with decision makers. Still other researchers may examine activities that help findings inform policy ideas, shape practice responses, and improve systems.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Award: From $100,000 to $6000,000

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
W. M. Keck Foundation: Keck Research Program LIMITED

Award: $500,000 to $5,000,000

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

June

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Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants

Award: $150,000

The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The 2021 Michelson Prizes will be looking for research proposals in two areas: Human Immunology and Vaccine Research, and Climate Change and Human Immunology

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

Award: Up to $350,000

The purpose of this 2021 RTHS call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are effected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color, the foundation is requesting studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Smith Richardson Foundation: Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

Award: $60,000

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants on Education

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Vilcek Foundation: Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences

Award: $50,000

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

July

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American Physical Society: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Convening Awards

Award: Up to $75,000

The awards support small scientific meetings to promote collaboration and enable a number of individuals to gather and have focused discussions and presentations.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Breast Cancer Alliance: Young Investigator Grants LIMITED

Award: $125,000 over 2 years

This grant is meant for those at an early stage in their research career to help provide seed funding for the research required to apply for larger, longer term grants, often with the NIH. (To secure federal funding, a researcher must prove a theory works; the BCA creates the critical bridge between novel research and the opportunity to generate preliminary results.)

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Award: $500,000 over five years

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award supports investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards

Award: $400,000 for Stage 1 award with the opportunity for an additional $400,000 in Stage 2

The Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Research Corporation for Science Advancement: Cottrell Scholars Award

Award: $100,000 over 3 years

The Cottrell Scholars (CS) program champions the best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy by providing discretionary awards for research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Susan G. Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants

Award: Up to $450,000 over 3 years

Career Catalyst Research Grants provide opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than five years. This program supports hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

August

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Focus Grants

Award: Up to $1,500,000 over 3 years

Focus Grants are designed to advance innovative, high-risk, potentially high-yield projects that focus on a specific area of suicide prevention. They are awarded in the amount of up to $500,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Award: $600,000 over 4 years

The Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Edward Mallinckrodt Foundation: LIMITED

Award: $180,000 over 3 years

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee: Cancer Research Grants

Award: Average award is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
John Templeton Foundation: Large Grants

Award: More than $234,800

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; Genetics; Individual Freedom and Free Markets; Programs in Islam; and Programs in Latin America. 

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
John Templeton Foundation: Small Grants

Award: Up to $234,800

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; Genetics; Individual Freedom and Free Markets; Math and Physical Sciences; Programs in Islam; and Programs in Latin America. 

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Sociological Initiatives Foundation: Participatory Action Research Projects

Award: $10-$20k

The Foundation invites concept proposals for projects that link an explicit research design to a concrete social action strategy. Projects should also have specifically stated social change goals. In the past SIF has funded projects in the areas of civic participation, community organizing, crime and law, education, health, housing, immigration, labor organizing, and language/literacy. For this funding cycle, priority will be given to projects that explicitly promote racial justice and fairer and more equitable laws, policies and practices.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
The Joyce Foundation

Award: Varies

Issues of equity are at the core of the Joyce Foundation's mission to improve quality of life, promote safe and healthy communities, and build a just society in the Great Lakes region. They focus specifically on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation. The foundation welcomes proposals that address the following program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas

Award: $150,000-$350,000

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, they welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Energy and Environment Grants

Award: Variable

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Energy and Environment program looks to achieve its mission by supporting research, training, networking, and dissemination efforts in this domain that shape the direction of scholarship by investigating under-explored questions that warrant further attention, advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research across the social and natural sciences, involve early career faculty and train the next generation of students, link research with practice, and partner with other funders to amplify programmatic impact. The program’s predominant geographic focus is the United States.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Digital Biomarkers Diagnostic Accelerator

Award: Exploratory awards up to $250,000; Proof-of-principle awards up to $500,000; Validation awards unspecified

The Diagnostics Accelerator is a partnership of funders dedicated to accelerating the development of affordable and accessible biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, and other related dementias. The Diagnostics Accelerator supports research and development through translational research awards and access to consulting support from industry experts. The current RFP is soliciting projects to develop and validate digital biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Digital biomarkers are defined as objective, quantifiable physiological and behavioral data that are collected, measured and analyzed by means of digital devices such as portables, wearables, or ambient sensors. Digital biomarkers range from computerized or app-based versions of traditional neurocognitive tests to novel technology platforms that combine multiple complex data sources into a phenotypic signature.  

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Innovations for Poverty Action: Homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean

Award: Up to $450,000

Innovations for Poverty Action's Peace & Recovery Program is accepting proposals for research on homicide reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean. This funding window will support the following types of projects: 

  • Full studies, including randomized evaluations, long-term follow-ups, downstream studies, and, in exceptional cases, high-quality natural experiments (up to $450,000)
  • “Infrastructure” and “public good” creation (up to $150,000)
  • Pilot studies, for the purpose of informing full impact evaluations (up to $50,000)
  • Evidence and policy outreach support (up to $25,000)
  • Reviews and meta-analysis of relevant literatures (up to $20,000)
  • Exploratory work, contributing to the development of impact evaluations (up to $10,000)
Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Public Welfare Foundation Grants

Award: Up to $70,000

This award program accepts inquiries throughout the year, and its three core programs include: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Workers' Rights.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Award: NO limit specified

The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program Grants

Award: Variable

The Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy. Successful research proposals should focus on some aspect of the following broad inquiry areas: 

  • Environment and Occupancy: How does the built environment and its human and microbial inhabitants affect indoor chemistry?  How does indoor chemistry affect the built environment and its inhabitants?
  • Sources: What are the primary sources of reactive compounds indoors?  What role does outdoor air play in affecting the abundance and distribution of chemicals in indoor air?
  • Chemical and Physical Transformations:  What is the nature of indoor gas, aerosol, and surface chemistry?  What indoor processes drive transitions between gas, aerosol, and surface chemistries?
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Deep Carbon Observatory Program Grants

Award: Variable

Deep Carbon Observatory Program Grants aim to radically transform our understanding of the quantities, movements, distribution, and properties of deep Earth carbon and its roles in the origin and limits of life, the creation of hydrocarbons, and the global carbon cycle.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Digital Sky Survey

Award: Variable

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey program aims to accelerate discoveries in astronomy through the support of a variety of astronomical surveys using a pioneering 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico that comprehensively maps the sky to examine the history and structure of the universe.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Program Grants

Award: Variable

Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Program aims to increase the diversity of higher education institutions and the work force in STEM fields through college and university initiatives that support the education and professional advancement of high-achieving individuals from underrepresented groups. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Teagle Foundation: Education for American Civic Life

Award: $100,000-$400,000

This initiative supports efforts to prepare students to become informed and engaged participants in the civic life of their local and national communities. Grants of varying amounts, ranging from $100,000- $400,000 over a 24-36 month period, will be made to each funded project participating in this initiative. The size of the grant will be based on the scope of the project. We expect this grant program will remain open for approximately three to five years.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu