Open Call & Limited Submission RFP Archive

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARCHIVE

2017 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience - $25K — External Deadline: May 19, 2017 12:00 p.m. ET

The Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award, supported by the Gruber Foundation, recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuits in an international setting. Recipients will receive a $25,000 cash prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominations must be made or endorsed by a SfN member. The nomination deadline is May 19, 2017 by noon ET.

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming - $50K — External Deadline: May 16, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.

  • Grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded through this program.
  • A total of up to 20 grants will be awarded.  Of the 20 grants awarded in this funding round, up to two grants will be designated for New Connections-Policies for Action awards.
  • Grants will be 12 months in duration.

Deadline for receipt of full proposals is May 16, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET. Click on the hyperlink above for other key dates along with eligibility and selection criteria.

2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program – up to $350k – Internal Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars program.  The program provides up to $350,000 over five years to support promising early-career researchers working on projects relating to improving the lives of young people in the United States. The Foundation’s current areas of interest include: (1) reducing inequality in youth outcomes; and (2) advancing the use of research evidence in youth development policy and practice. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within SEVEN years of submitting their proposal.  The University may nominate ONE CANDIDATE. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2018 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship - Awards up to $50k – Internal deadline: May 5, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Whiting Foundation invites nominations for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, a pilot program designed to celebrate and support faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. The University may nominate TWO candidates who have demonstrated an orientation toward public engagement through previous work: one humanities professor who took up tenure between fall 2012 and fall 2017; and one full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service. The fellowship provides $40,000 to fund six consecutive months of leave and an additional stipend of up to $10,000 to cover project costs such as travel, collaboration, technology, and training. All fellows will participate in two convenings, one each in the summers of 2018 and 2019, and provide a brief final report at the end of the fellowship. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, May 5, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

The 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize - $175K — External Deadline: April 28, 2017

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an exciting initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation.  In 2017 up to ten Prizes will be awarded to those – nonprofits and mission-driven for-profits – tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation.  The Prize will provide up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses, making a total award of $175,000.  Specifically, the Prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice.  The Prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries.  The J.M.K. Innovation Prize was launched in 2015 and currently runs on a biennial schedule.  This year, prize recipients will ideally present innovative concepts that fall within, in-between or in a matter related to the Fund’s three funding categories:

  • The Environment – Reducing the pace and impacts of climate change.
  • Heritage Conservation – Conserving America’s greatest monuments and places.
  • Social Justice – Supporting decarceration and humane immigrant integration.

Interested individuals or teams may apply now through April 28, 2017.

2017 PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer - $1MM — External Deadline: April 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

RFA for PCF Challenge Awards for investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer.  These awards will be funded depending on the level of innovation in applications received.  High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired.

  • Team science awards are composed of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator (see PCF Challenge Award Team requirements).
  • Support large-scale research projects concerning metastatic, lethal prostate cancer over a duration of two years.
  • Provide up to a total of $1 million per team.
  • Cover only direct research costs and travel to the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat.

Visit https://pcf.smartsimple.com to complete the online application form and attach the PDFs.  Application submission deadline is April 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET.

2018 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs - $1M – Internal Deadline: April 21, 2017

The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs (link is external). The programs focus on innovative, distinctive, high-risk and interdisciplinary research that falls outside the mission of public funding agencies. The research should have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies and should challenge the prevailing paradigm. Grants are typically up to $1M; significant matching funds are expected. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 PM ON FRIDAY, April 21, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating Science & Engineering OR Medical Research; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a one-page concept paper (describe the candidate’s research project, including: an overview emphasizing unique aspects and pilot studies; methodologies and key personnel; a brief justification of the need for Keck support; and an estimated budget); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2017 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program – Awards up to $1,625,000 – Internal Deadline: April 21, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program. Pathway supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. Grants may run up to $1,625,000. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating the specific target program: Initiator, Accelerator, or Visionary; 2) PI Biographical Sketch (NIH format; 5 page maximum); 3) Research strategy paper describing the candidate’s research project (limit 4 pages); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2018 Takeda Innovators in Science Awards (for Early Career and Senior Scientists in Neuroscience) - $200K — Internal Deadline: March 30, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 Takeda Innovators in Science Awards (for Early Career and Senior Scientists in Neuroscience), sponsored by the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. Two prizes of US$200,000 are awarded each year in a specific therapeutic area, one to an Early Career Scientists and the other to a well-established Senior Scientist from across the globe who have distinguished themselves for the creative thinking and impact of their research. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined shown) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Thursday, March 30, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s projects.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science (IRSA) - Awards up to $500K External Deadline: March 15, 2017

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards (IRSA) provide $500,000 over five years for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.  These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have a faculty or adjunct faculty appointment at a North American degree-granting institution. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.  Candidates may self-nominate but need to obtain approval by an official for sponsored programs at the institution where the work will be performed (ORPA). Candidates must hold a faculty position, tenure-track or non-tenure track, or adjunct faculty position. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may submit one online proposal through BWF’s Internet Grant Application Module (IGAM) by March 15, 2017 4:00 pm EST.

2017 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award - $10K — External Deadline: March 10, 2017

The Asian Pacific Fund, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to strengthening the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, is announcing a call for nominations for the 2017 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award for Asian Americans who have demonstrated significant academic accomplishments with the potential to advance to the highest leadership levels in higher education.  The award honors the legacy of Chang-Lin Tien, a founding board member of the Asian Pacific Fund and the first Asian American to head a major American research university as chancellor of UC Berkeley from 1990 to 1997.  This program is the only one of its kind in the nation.  Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 10, 2017.

2017 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project - $600k External Deadline: March 6, 2017

The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ seeks to identify and fund the best innovations using wireless related technology to address critical social issues around the world. Project proposals must demonstrate significant advancement in the field of wireless-related technology applied to social benefit use. The competition is open to projects from universities and nonprofit organizations based in the United States. Although organizations must be based in the United States, projects may operate and help people outside of the United States. Applicants must demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach that uses an innovation in wireless-related technology to address a critical global issue in one or more of the following areas: Access to Communication; Education; Health; Access to Communication; the Environment; Economic Development. Early-stage research or ready to launch projects will not be considered. Projects should demonstrate potential for replication and large scale impact.

2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences - $250k External Deadline: March 2, 2017

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a certificate. The prize is open to international nominations. There is no restriction on the number of nominees from a given institution, nor is institutional approval required. Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, and consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible.  The submission deadline is March 2, 2017.

2017 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering -- $875k -- Internal Deadline: February 28, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2017 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.  The fellowships provide $875,000 over five years to support the research of young faculty in the natural sciences and engineering. Candidates must be faculty members who are within the first three years of their faculty careers and are eligible to serve as principal investigators. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. The University may nominate TWO candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 New York Stem Cell Foundation Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Translational Stem Cell Research -- $1.5M External Deadline: February 22, 2017

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. The award provides up to $300K USD per annum for up to five years. The award does not provide institutional overhead. NYSCF will accept applications from researchers based at accredited non-profit research and academic institutions throughout the world. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF partners with investigators to advance and translate their research. Applicants must submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at www.nyscf.org/research/iwise/reportcard. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

2017 New York Stem Cell Foundation Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience -- $1.5M External Deadline: February 22, 2017

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 translational neuroscience, broadly interpreted. Applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells. The award provides $1.5M USD over 5 years and is open to researchers based at accredited academic institutions and nonprofit research institutions from throughout the world. The award does not provide institutional overhead. NYSCF will accept applications from researchers based at accredited non-profit research and academic institutions throughout the world. Applicants must submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at www.nyscf.org/research/iwise/reportcard. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

2017 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research - Awards of $50k External Deadline: February 15, 2017

The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States and to impact academic and career development of young investigators, attracting them into the field of probiotics and microbiota. Attempts will be made to support young investigators who do not yet have independent funding (such as NIH R series awards that are likely to progress to RO1 research awards); Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible. Applicants must be interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics or microbiota and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body. Candidates must be part of an established research program with the capacity to do research on microbiota and its role in health and disease. Applicants are limited to one submission per investigator. Full applications are due February 15, 2017.

2017 Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowships in Biomedical Science – Annual stipend=125% of current NIH level – Internal Deadline: February 3, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2017 Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowships in Biomedical Science.  The program provides 125% of the current NIH level and fringe benefits, plus operational support of $10,000 and a travel and conference fund of up to $3,500. Awards will be made for two years to promising third- and fourth-year post-doctoral researchers in biomedical science. The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 pm on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017.  1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project.

2017 L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowships - Awards of $60k External Deadline: February 3, 2017

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program was created out of a simple belief: the world needs science, and science needs women. The program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oreal-UNESCO program. Applicants to the L'Oréal USA fellowship program must be current postdoctoral associates or begin their postdoctoral position by February 3, 2017. Applicants must be American citizens (born or naturalized) or permanent residents (green card holders). Full applications are due February 3, 2017.

2017 Robert A Welch Award in Chemistry - $500k External Deadline: January 31, 2017

The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humanity as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. Any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on humanity. Self-nominations are not accepted. The submission deadline is January 1, 2017.

2017 Ewing Marion Kauffmann Junior Faculty Entrepreneurship Awards -- Awards up to $35k -- External deadline: January 17, 2017

The Kauffman Foundation established the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research in 2008 to recognize tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. This initiative will help to launch world-class scholars into a young and exciting field of research, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. The body of work produced by these fellows has helped establish entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. The continued effort of this initiative will be translated into knowledge with significant applications for policymakers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs as well as high-quality academic research. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven fellowships to junior faculty members from universities across the United States. Each Fellow’s university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the Fellow. Nominations are due by January 17, 2017, with full completed applications due by March 13, 2017. Self-nominations are not allowed.

2017 Summer Whitehall Foundation Research Grants/Grants-in-Aid - $225k - External Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Whitehall Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. LOI due January 15, 2017.http://www.whitehall.org/dates/

2017 New York Stem Cell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program -- Up to $180K -- External Deadline: January 11, 2017

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from postdoctoral candidates at institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for the NYSCF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which provides two years of funding with the possibility of a third year pending satisfactory progress.  The award provides $120K over two years with the possibility of a third year.  Applicants must have completed a MD or PhD degree and be working under the guidance of a qualified faculty member at an academic institution in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Applicants must submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at www.nyscf.org/research/iwise/reportcard. Applications must be submitted online by WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2017.

2016 RFP Russell Sage Foundation: Program on Social Inequality - Awards up to $150k - External Deadline: January 9, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. The program seeks investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. A brief letter of inquiry (4 pages max. excluding references) is due by January 9, 2017 and must precede a full proposal to determine whether the proposed project is in line with the Foundation's program priorities and available funds. All applications must be submitted through the Foundation's online submission system.

2017 Moore Inventor Fellows –$675K – Internal Deadline: December 16, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellowships. The program aims to identify outstanding inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) Nominees can be tenure-line faculty, teaching faculty, research scientists, postdocs, or other full-time affiliates of the university. Grants are for $675K over three years; host institutions will be required to contribute a mandatory cost share in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, December 16, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair—Overview describing why the nominee is the best person to advance their proposed invention and a statement of support for the nominee; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a two-page Statement of invention describing idea, importance, stage of invention, current funding, feasibility, potential impact in the area of science, environmental conservation, or patient care and experience; 4) estimated budget; and 5) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2017 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Awards – up to $30k – Internal Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The 2017 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Competition is open to postdoctoral-rank scientists and engineers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut working in disciplines within the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  The award provides $30K (to three winners) or $10K (to six finalists) in unrestricted funds.  The University may nominate up to 15 candidates.  Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 p.m. on MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and 3) A summary of the candidate’s research activities and achievements.

2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award – $75k – Internal Deadline: December 9, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. The program provides an unrestricted grant of $75,000 to support the research and teaching of faculty at an early stage in their careers who work in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.  Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2011. The University may nominate one candidate. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 pm on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research plans; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Kimmel Scholars - $200k - External Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation Kimmel Scholars Program bridges the funding gap for gifted young cancer researchers at the very outset of their careers.  With the pressure to secure resources eased, Scholars are emboldened to pursue innovative, imaginative investigations and to establish their models in independent research, a necessity for obtaining government grants and other backing. Annually 15 of the nation’s most promising young researchers are selected to receive this $200,000 Award by a world class Medical Advisory Board.  Recipients have the opportunity to launch their first research laboratories and build their teams. The submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

2017 Lemelson-MIT Program – $500k - External Deadline: November 30, 2016 

The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; must be mid-career (defined as having received their undergraduate degree in 1992 or later); must be the primary inventor of two or more granted U.S. patents, one of which is a product or process that has been commercialized or has potential or realized adoption; must serve as an inspiration to young people, through their creativity, outreach or mentoring activities. The deadline the Initial Submission is November 30, 2016.

2017 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award – $400k – Internal Deadline: November 21, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2017 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award.  The program provides $400k over four years to early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. The funds are designed to provide faculty in the fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.   The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 pm on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016.  1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program -- $80k – Internal deadline: November 18, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2017 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program.  Provides $80,000 over two years to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.  Not intended to supplement existing grants. Funding to be directed at pilot research projects that are both innovative and will likely lead to successful grant applications to NIH and other public and private funding entities. Assistant Professor – Junior faculty with a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to RO1 funding or a comparable outside grant will be first priority. Associate Professor – Faculty who are pursuing new research directions. Must explain how the project is a new research direction. Must provide abstract for current grant(s). (Note: A new technique is not considered a new direction unless it pertains to a different area of study.) Seed Grants are NOT to be used for bridge funding between grants.  The University may nominate ONE CANDIDATE. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the below materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on FRIDAY, November 18, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 GlaxoSmithKline Discovery Fast Track US Mid-Atlantic Challenge - External Deadline: November 18, 2016

Do you have a drug discovery concept? Are you a principal investigator affiliated with a research institution, college or university within 150 miles of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Are you excited about partnering with a leading pharmaceutical company to translate your novel science into a new medicine? Are you interested in screening a large library of small molecules against your therapeutic target of interest? If so, the Discovery Fast Track Challenge is right for you. GSK’s expert panel of judges will evaluate each submission, selecting up to 3 winners. If your concept is chosen, a team of GSK scientists will collaborate with you to screen your target. You will have the opportunity to work in GSK’s laboratories alongside local drug discovery experts to enable your target to be screened against the GSK compound collections. GSK will share key results from the screen with the goal of providing you with high-quality chemical tools to allow further exploration of the target towards a potential new medicine. Full applications are due November 18, 2016

2017 Clay Mathematics Institute Fellows in Research Mathematics - External Deadline: November 16, 2016

Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics. All are recent Ph.D.'s, and most are selected as they complete their thesis work. Terms range from one to five years, with most given in the upper range of this interval. Fellows are employed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world. The fellowships provide generous salary and research expenses.

The primary selection criteria for the Fellowship are the exceptional quality of the candidate's research and the candidate's promise to become a mathematical leader.

2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program – Awards up to $550k – Internal deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Rita Allen Foundation recently announced the 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program.  The program provides up to $550,000 over five years to research scientists in the early stages of their careers working in the fields of cancer, immunology, and/or neuroscience. The Foundation prefers candidates who are in the first three years of a tenure-track faculty position.  Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.eduon or before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 New Jersey Health Foundation Research Grant Program – Up to $35k - External Deadline: November 7, 2016 

The New Jersey Health Foundation Research Grant Program awards grants for early stage research to full-time faculty and personnel at NJHF-affiliated organizations to help awardees qualify for larger research grants from other organizations. Application forms can be found at http://www.njhealthfoundation.org/. Applications will be accepted electronically only. Applicants will be asked to electronically provide a one (1) page lay abstract; a four (4) page proposal; a budget; a CV for the principal investigator; a letter verifying organizational support of the application; a letter from a matching organization (if applicable); literature citations (optional).

2017 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology & Evolution – Up to $540k - External Deadline: November 7, 2016 

The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields or with an interest in modeling or theory are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. He or she must have carried out research in an independent position (tenure-track or equivalent) for at least one year and no more than eight years (start date between November 2008 and November 2015) and must currently hold a tenure-track or tenured position, or equivalent, in a U.S. or Canadian institution. He or she must be the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI currently or within the past year on a grant from a federal agency or major foundation. The deadline for receipt of letters of intent (LOI) is November 7, 2016, 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

2017 Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund - Awards up to $45k - External Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 28, 2016 

The Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine.  The MAP Fund is accepting Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry.  The fund is particularly interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape.  Projects must contain a live performance.  Registration opens on September 26, 2016. Upon review of LOIs, selected applicants will be notified December 19-23, 2016, and invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due by February 3, 2017.  Final notification will be in April 2017, and the grant period must fall between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.  Grants up to $45,000 will be awarded; the average award is $25,000. Usually 25-30% of the total project budget is covered.  See the MAP Fund website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

2017 December W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Program Grants – Awards up to $1M – Internal Deadline: October 17, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs. The programs focus on innovative, distinctive, high-risk and interdisciplinary research that falls outside the mission of public funding agencies. The research should have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies and should challenge the prevailing paradigm. Grants are typically up to $1M; significant matching funds are expected. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON MONDAY, October 17, 2016: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating Science & Engineering OR Medical Research; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a one-page concept paper (describe the candidate’s research project, including: an overview emphasizing unique aspects and pilot studies; methodologies and key personnel; a brief justification of the need for Keck support; and an estimated budget); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program - $200K Fellowship Award – Internal Deadline: October 14, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The Carnegie Corporation of New York, a foundation dedicated to promoting the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding, recently invited Princeton to submit nominations for their Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. The program provides a $200,000 fellowship award to senior and junior scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals in the humanities and social sciences who are pursuing research on the current and future challenges facing U.S. democracy and/or international order. Support is provided specifically to enable recipients to take sabbaticals of up to two years from their institutions in order to focus on their research. Please note that all funds will be awarded directly to the individual (not to their institutions); therefore, there may be tax implications associated with the award. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status. Deans/Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, October 14, 2016: 1. A statement of endorsement from the Chair/Dean, which should include a description of the candidate’s qualifications and potential as well as how the project will address current and future challenges facing U.S. democracy and/or international order; 2. A 3-5 page description of the candidate’s proposed research project, including a work plan, approximate time frame, and estimate of budgetary requirements. If there are preexisting or additional sources of support for this project, please mention them; 3. Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 4. List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) - Awards up to $1M - External Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 14, 2016 

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with a least one industry partner. In this program, there is a heavy emphasis on the quality, composition, and participation of the partners, including their appropriate contributions. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered service system with the potential to achieve transformational benefits, satisfying a real need by making an existing service system smart(er) or by spurring the creation of an entirely new smart service system. The selected service system should function as a test bed. PFI:BIC funds research partnerships working on projects that operate in the post-fundamental/translational space; the proposers must be mindful of the state of the art and the competitive landscape. However, a clear path to commercialization does not need to be a central part of this proposal. These projects require additional effort to integrate the technology into a real service system, incorporating human factors considerations to assure the system’s efficacy. The research tasks in turn might spawn additional discoveries inspired by this interaction of humans with the technology. WEBINARS: Webinars will be held to answer questions about the solicitation. Register on the PFI:BIC website (http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/pfi/bic.jsp). Potential proposers and their partners are encouraged to attend.

2017 Science Foundation of Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal - External Deadline: October 7, 2016

 Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 Science Foundation of Ireland’s (SFI) St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal Award. The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the USA. The academic medal recognizes individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry – via mentorship, supervision, collaboration, industrial development, entrepreneurship or who have made significant contributions to developing the research ecosystem in Ireland. The nominee must be an Irish scientist or engineer who, at the time of the nomination, is living and working in the USA. Nominations must be submitted to the Foundation by 5pm (Dublin local time) on October 7th 2016.

2017 Simons Foundation Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences – Awards up to $10M -- External Deadline: October 3, 2016 

The Simons MPS program stimulates progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad area of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages, and should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and its success can be measured. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The award provides up to $2.5M per year for four years, with a possible extension of three years. The Foundation's support should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project. LOIs are due by October 3, 2016. Please note the Simons Foundation’s grant policies and procedures.

2017 GE Healthcare Life Sciences - Sensors Challenge – Up to $25k - External Deadline: September 30, 2016 

The goal of this Challenge is to identify sensor technologies from around the world that enable automated intermittent sampling without increasing the risk of contamination.  The desired intention is that these sensor technologies and solutions will enable more precise monitoring of the biological environments within bioreactors without risking contamination or dramatically increasing the cost and complexity of the operation. Awards: Phase 1 – Up to three (3) Phase 1 Entries will each be awarded a cash prize of $5,000 USD (the “Initial Cash Prize”).  The winning Phase 1 Entries will be eligible to participate in Phase 2 of the Challenge. Phase 2 – Up to one (1) Phase 2 Entry will be selected as a Phase 2 winner and will be eligible to receive some amount of additional funding for up to a six month period, the amount of additional funding to be at the sole discretion of GE (“Grant Sponsor”).  The additional funding will be taken from a total grant award pool of up to $35,000 USD (“Grant Award”) and will be to continue further development of the Phase 2 winner’s Entry technology. The Phase 1 deadline is September 30, 2016.

2017 Simons Fellows Programs in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics – Up to $125k - External Deadline: September 29, 2016 

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Fellows Programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 29, 2016.

2017 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists – $250k – Internal deadline: September 26, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. The award provides $250k in unrestricted funds to extraordinary young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in three disciplinary categories: Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; and Chemistry.  Prospective nominees must be conducting research at one of the invited institutions as principal investigators and in charge of their own research program, hold a doctoral degree, and be born in 1975 or later. Past faculty winners of the Blavatnik Regional Awards are not eligible.  Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 PM ON MONDAY, September 26, 2016: a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating a disciplinary category; nominee’s c.v.; a summary of the research project; and a list of the candidate's current funding.

This is a limited submission opportunity in which all candidates must be nominated by the University. The Academic Planning Group will review all internal applications and select the candidate(s) who will be formally nominated.

2017 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award -- Awards up to $154k -- External deadline: September 19, 2016 

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award supports postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences.  The application is a collaborative effort between the postdoctoral candidate and a mentor, who should be a full-time, tenure-track, active investigator in the area of the candidate’s proposed research. The award provides between $63,300k and $77k for two years.  Submission is open this year. All applications require an Institutional Letter of Support by the Dean of the Department or School which will be providing support to the Postdoctoral Fellow.

2017 Sloan Research Fellowships Program - $60k - External Deadline: September 15, 2016

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships Program. The program provides $60,000 over two years to scientists in the early stages of their careers working on fundamental research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. The Foundation prefers candidates who hold a tenure-track (or equivalent) position and have been awarded the Ph.D. on or after September 1, 2010. Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher, with no more than three nominations per department.  Application materials must be submitted online by September 15, 2016.

2017 PhRMA Foundation Informatics Program Research Starter Grants - Awards up to $100k - External Deadline: September 1, 2016

The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas: Genetics Proteomics, Molecular Systems Biology, Medical (human) Pathways and Networks, Pharmaco- Integrative Biology, Population Modeling and Simulation. Genomics Molecular Epidemiology: Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative. Those holding academic rank of assistant professor (or research assistant professor) within a tenure track (or research track) appointment, i.e., not instructor, are eligible to apply providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. This program is not intended for those in postdoctoral training. However, individuals in postdoctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by January 1, 2017, who will hold an academic appointment by that time may apply. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2016.

2017 PhRMA Foundation Informatics Program Sabbatical Fellowships - Awards up to $40k - External Deadline: September 1, 2016

The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas: Genetics Proteomics, Molecular Systems Biology, Medical (human) Pathways and Networks, Pharmaco- Integrative Biology, Population Modeling and Simulation. Genomics Molecular Epidemiology: Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative. The aims of the Sabbatical Fellowships are (1) to provide stipend support for individuals engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program that will extend their credentials in informatics; and (2) to enable faculty with active research programs to work outside of their institutions for a period of six months to one year to learn new skills or develop collaborations that will enhance their research and research training capabilities. This fellowship primarily encourages mid-career scientists to engage in a year-long experiential program that will refocus their core research on areas of emerging importance in informatics.

2017 PhRMA Foundation Informatics Program Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Awards up to $80k - External Deadline: September 1, 2016

The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas: Genetics Proteomics, Molecular Systems Biology, Medical (human) Pathways and Networks, Pharmaco- Integrative Biology, Population Modeling and Simulation. Genomics Molecular Epidemiology: Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative. The aim of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships is to support the post-doctoral career development of individuals preparing to engage in research that will bridge the gap between experimental and computational approaches in genomic and biomedical studies.  Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2016.

2017 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program - up to $750k - External Deadline: August 15, 2016

The 2017 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of 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. Grants may be in the range of $750,000 for up to four years. Applicants must have tenure-track appointments but should not have completed more than three full years in the appointment. The deadline for submission of a LOI is August 15, 2015.

2017 European Molecular Biology Organization Long-Term Fellowships - $Vary - External Deadline: August 12, 2016

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.  Awards consist of a stipend, dependent child allowance, child care allowance, travel allowance, parental leave, part-time work, pension contribution matching, access to the EMBO Fellowsnet and free course in laboratory management. Application materials must be submitted online by August 12, 2016.

2016 Astellas Foundation Oncology C3 Prize – $50K – External deadline: August 8, 2016

By 2030, the global cancer burden has been estimated to be greater than 22 million cases. In addition to innovative treatments, each of those patients will need support; the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize wants to inspire and enable the next generation of non-medicine innovation with $100,000 in grants to bring bright ideas to life.   The C3 Prize seeks submissions in four areas where patients living with cancer and the cancer community face the toughest obstacles along the cancer continuum: navigating the health care system, adhering to complex medical care requirements, coordinating care and surviving life post-treatment. Grants will be awarded to the three leading ideas – one $50,000 grant and two $25,000 grants. The three grant winners will also receive a one year membership to MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare technology incubator and entrepreneur community hub. Electronic applications must be submitted online via the official C3 website by 12:00 PM Central Time on August 8, 2016.

2016 RWJF Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity grants - Awards to $190k - External Deadline August 3, 2016

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to help all children achieve a healthy weight, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health. This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.  Concept papers are due in the RWJF online system by 8/3/2016 at 3:00p.m. ET.

2017-18 Fulbright Competition for American Scholars -- Awards vary -- External Deadline: August 1, 2016

Fulbright Canada is celebrating its 25th anniversary with more than 40 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair opportunities in Canada for American scholars in diverse fields in the sciences and humanities. Candidates must be U.S. citizens--permanent residence is not sufficient—and hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible. Candidates must be proficient in English; be in compliance with all Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) guidelines; and be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence. French language proficiency commensurate with the requirements of the project and host institution is required. Submissions are due by August 1, 2016.

2016 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry - $120k - External Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application. Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, both with a clearly stated relation to the environment. The submission deadline is August 1, 2016.

2016 USDA Competitive Grant to Establish USDA RIDGE Center for Food & Nutrition Assistance Research - $600k - External Deadline: August 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), in collaboration with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), invites applications for a competitively awarded grant to establish a research center to administer the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program. The USDA Ridge Center will: 1. Provide renewed focus on economic aspects of food and nutrition assistance research; 2. Stimulate innovative research on domestic food and nutrition assistance issues by providing small grants for new analyses of the USDA major food and nutrition assistance programs, food security, and smaller, less studied programs such as the Summer Food Service Program; 3. Broaden the network of social scientists who collaborate in expanding the understanding of the economic, nutrition, and health outcomes of participation in USDA’s food assistance programs, as well as of the issues surrounding program implementation and delivery, and 4. Achieve cost savings through consolidating the previous two RIDGE Centers into one institution. ERS anticipates that $600,000 will be awarded in fiscal year 2016 to support this activity with additional funding, subject to availability, for 2 more years.  Deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.

2016 Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships - Awards up to $300k – Internal deadline: July 15, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's New Directions Fellowship Program provides up to $300,000 to enable faculty members in the humanities -- broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography in which the practice and insights of scholarship in the humanities coexist integrally with those of the social sciences -- to pursue systematic training outside their own special fields and support the acquisition of new academic competencies needed for the pursuit of a cross-disciplinary research agenda. Such training may consist of coursework or other programs of organized study. It may take place either at fellows' home institutions or elsewhere, as appropriate. The program is designed for candidates who received their doctorates between six and twelve years ago (that is, between May 1, 2004 and June 30, 2010).  Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, June 24th, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 Searle Scholars Program – up to $300k – Internal deadline: July 11, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  Princeton was recently invited to nominate candidates for the 2017 Searle Scholars Program. The program provides $300,000 over three years to early-career scientists who have recently been appointed (on or after July 1, 2015) as tenure-track assistant professors.  Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research projects in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.  The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, July 11th, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2016 ASTMH Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research - Awards to $25k - External Deadline July 6, 2016

This award provides physicians and scientists the opportunity for field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic developing countries. In an effort to stimulate interest in tropical infectious diseases and build international collaborations, ASTMH seeks applications from physicians and scientists for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations in locations in the world where the burden of disease is high. The award will support studies focusing on any tropical infectious disease in one or more of the following disciplines or related areas: immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and entomology. Applications are due in the ASTMH online system by 7/06/2016.

2017 HHMI Professors - $1M - External Deadline: July 1, 2016

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced a new competition for HHMI professors. HHMI expects to appoint up to 15 HHMI professors and award each professor a five-year nonrenewable grant of $1M to support their science education activities. The HHMI Professors' innovative approaches to teaching are infusing undergraduate science with the excitement and rigor of scientific research, and are becoming models for fundamental reform of the way undergraduate science is taught at research universities. Through participation in the HHMI Professors Program, HHMI professors are encouraged to share ideas and collaborate to improve science education. Each professor receives a five-year grant from HHMI and becomes a permanent member of the community of HHMI professors. Like all HHMI scientists, the HHMI professors have the freedom and support to follow their best ideas. The deadline for submitting and Intent to Apply online is July 1, 2016.

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship - Awards up to $50k – Internal deadline: June 24, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Whiting Foundation invites nominations for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, a pilot program designed to celebrate and support faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. The University may nominate TWO candidates who have demonstrated an orientation toward public engagement through previous work: one humanities professor who took up tenure between fall 2011 and fall 2016; and one full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service. The fellowship provides $40,000 to fund six consecutive months of leave and an additional stipend of up to $10,000 to cover project costs such as travel, collaboration, technology, and training. All fellows will participate in two convenings, one each in the summers of 2017 and 2018, and provide a brief final report at the end of the fellowship. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, June 24th, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards in the Physical Sciences - Awards of €100k - External Deadline: June 20, 2016

Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards program identifies and supports eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Awards Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life or Physical Sciences in alternating years. The 2017 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000. Scientists around the world are invited to submit candidates. To be considered eligible for an award, it is necessary to be nominated in writing by an eminent scientist.

2017 Mallinckrodt Grant Program – up to $60k – Internal deadline: June 20, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The 2017 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant provides $60,000 over one year to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure-track faculty position and should not currently have R01 funding. The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates for any of the above opportunities by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, June 20, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences – up to $240k – Internal deadline: June 20, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites submissions for the 2017 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.  The program provides up to $240,000 over four years to support assistant professors pursuing science relevant to the advancement of human health. As of November 1, 2016, candidates must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor, but must have been in such an appointment for less than 3 years (i.e., not appointed before July 16, 2012). The University may nominate one candidate. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates for any of the above opportunities by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, June 20, 2015: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2016 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics - $100k - External Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics has been established through the generosity of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler.  This year an amount of  $100,000 will be presented and no age limit is applied to the prize candidates. The prize will be awarded to the recipient(s), in person, at Tel Aviv University. The prize is intended to promote originality and excellence of research in the field of Biophysics. The field for the Prize of the Year 2016 is: Physical Principles of Biological Systems..All nominations should be submitted before June 15th,  2016.

2016 Russell Sage Foundation: Program on the Future of Work - Awards up to $150k - External Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers and their families. The program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. A brief letter of inquiry (4 pages max. excluding references) is due by June 15, 2016 and must precede a full proposal to determine whether the proposed project is in line with the Foundation's program priorities and available funds. All applications must be submitted through the Foundation's online submission system.

2016 SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program - Awards up to $100k - External Deadline: June 13, 2016

The GRO Program seeks ambitious and innovative proposals that expand SAMSUNG's fields of research and provide breakthrough ideas for the company's research needs. Selected proposals will receive up to $100k for one year; support may be renewed for up to three years. Princeton would have to accept the GRO Research Agreement conditions (which include intellectual property rights) as part of the proposal submission process. Proposals are sought in these areas for 2016: AR/VR, Next Generation Computing, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Security & Privacy, Sensor Technology, System Architecture for Storage & Memory, Next Generation Sensors & Detectors, Inorganic Photonic Materials, Organic Materials, Nano Structuring, IoT, Machine Learning & Recognition, Neural Processor, Autonomous Driving, Robotics for Human Augmentation, Data Analytics, 5G Mobile Applications; 2D Materials/Devices, Energy Harvesting, Functional Material, Microbial Conversion Materials, Material Informatics.

2016 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science - $50k - External Deadline: June 10, 2016

The Vilcek Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to American society. Three prizes of $50k each will be awarded at a ceremony in New York City in April 2017 to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. Applicants must be age 38 and under.

2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science -- $250K -- External Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that emphasize large-scale modeling or synthesis of observational data in order to provide insights into these systems within the recent past and into the near future. Such insights may come from investigating time scales of minutes to millennia and study across multiple disciplines.  Nominations must clearly indicate the scientific impact of the nominee’s work, whether conceptual, technical, or integrative. The award provides $250k to an individual. Candidates for the award must be living, and the winner must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held April 24–28, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Self-nominations are accepted. An email of intent to nominate sent to awards@fi.edu by April 30, 2016 is appreciated. Deadline for completed nominations is May 31, 2016.

2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Life Science and Mathematics - $3M - External Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Breakthrough Prize has opened the public nomination period for its 2017 prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Prizes will be presented in the late fall of 2016 at a globally televised, gala awards ceremony in Silicon Valley. Nominations can be submitted online through May 31, 2016. While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may make a nomination for another person. The nomination form and rules are available at their website.

2016 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience -- Awards $25K -- External Deadline: May 20, 2016

The Society for Neuroscience is accepting nominations for the 2016 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award. Supported by the Gruber Foundation, the annual award program recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuits in an international setting. Recipients will receive a $25,000 cash prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. Self-nomination is NOT permitted. Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member. Submissions are due by May 20, 2016.

2016 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Senior Scientist Mentor Program - $20k - External Deadline: May 18, 2016

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The Senior Scientist Mentor Program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support. Faculty with emeritus status on or before July 2016, and who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences, may apply to the program. More than one application per department or institution is permitted. The submission deadline is May 18, 2016.

2017 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award -- $150k – Internal deadline: May 13, 2016

The University invites nominations for the 2017 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award.  The program provides $150,000 over two years to support innovative research by senior-level faculty members in basic and/or clinical neuroscience.  Projects should focus on either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. Only full or associate professors are eligible; current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred, and evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential.  THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University may nominate ONE CANDIDATE. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the below materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on Friday, MAY 13, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2017 William T. Grant Scholars Program – up to $350k – Internal Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2017 William T. Grant Scholars program.  The program provides up to $350,000 over five years to support promising early-career researchers working on projects relating to improving the lives of young people in the United States. The Foundation’s current areas of interest include: (1) reducing inequality in youth outcomes; and (2) advancing the use of research evidence in youth development policy and practice. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within SEVEN years of submitting their proposal.  The University may nominate ONE CANDIDATE. Department Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2016 Russell Sage Foundation: Project and Presidential Awards - Awards up to $150k - External Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." The Foundation now carries out that mission by sponsoring rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences. The Foundation’s awards are restricted to support for social science research within its program areas: Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social Inequality. Project Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project, including overhead. Presidential Awards - Any requests up to $35,000 are processed as Presidential Award applications and cannot include any overhead/indirect costs. A brief letter of inquiry (4 pages max. excluding references) is due by May 1, 2016 and must precede a full proposal to determine whether the proposed project is in line with the Foundation's program priorities and available funds. All applications must be submitted through the Foundation's online submission system.

Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant -- $35K – External Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant of $35,000 will be awarded to as many as three writers in the process of completing a book-length work of nonfiction for a general, not an academic, readership. Its purpose is to give grantees the additional means to do exacting research, to free up the time to bring the writing to the highest possible standard, and to encourage original and ambitious projects.  Whiting welcomes submissions for works of history, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, the sciences, philosophy, criticism, food or travel writing, and personal essays, among other categories. Self-help titles and textbooks are not eligible.  Projects must currently be under contract with a publisher in the United States to be eligible, and the contract must have been signed at least two years before applying for the grant (i.e., by May 1, 2014).  Authors must be US citizens or residents to qualify.  The deadline is May 1, 2016.

2016 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program – Awards up to $1,625,000 – Internal Deadline: April 22, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2016 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program. Pathway supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. Grants may run up to $1,625,000. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2015: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating the specific target program: Initiator, Accelerator, or Visionary; 2) PI Biographical Sketch (NIH format; 5 page maximum); 3) Research strategy paper describing the candidate’s research project (limit 4 pages); 4) draft budget (template available online); and 5) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2017 June W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Program Grants – Awards up to $2M – Internal Deadline: April 22, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2017 June Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs. The programs focus on innovative, distinctive, high-risk and interdisciplinary research that falls outside the mission of public funding agencies. The research should have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies and should challenge the prevailing paradigm. Grants are typically up to $2M; significant matching funds are expected.
Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON FRIDAY, April 22, 2016: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair, clearly indicating Science & Engineering OR Medical Research; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a one-page concept paper (describe the candidate’s research project, including: an overview emphasizing unique aspects and pilot studies; methodologies and key personnel; a brief justification of the need for Keck support; and an estimated budget); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2016 American Diabetes Association Innovative Basic Science Awards – up to $345k – External deadline: April 15, 2016

The American Diabetes Association’s Innovative Science Awards support creative and innovative projects that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. These awards are intended to support proposals that: 1) are high-risk but have potential for high-impact results, 2) extend existing knowledge into a new area or application, 3) utilize novel technological or cross-disciplinary approaches and/or 4) may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources (e.g. NIH R01).  Awards provide up to $115,000 per year for up to three years.  Electronic applications must be submitted online via the official Grant Management Site by 8:00 PM Eastern Time on April 15, 2016.

2016 Fall Whitehall Foundation Research Grants/Grants-in-Aid - $225k - External Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Whitehall Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. LOI due April 15, 2016

2017 Wellcome Trust Translation Awards - Awards up to $4M - External Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Wellcome Trust Translation Awards provide up to $4,000,000 to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area. Proposals are welcome from academic and commercial organizations around the world, and a UK collaborator is not required. There is no set amount of funding; this will be determined by justified costs (Investigators/organizations received up to $4M in the previous round). Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria must submit Concept note by 17:00 GMT on April 15, 2016.

2016 RFP IBM Center for The Business of Government stipends - Awards up to $20k - External Deadline: April 1, 2016

The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, merging real world experience with practical scholarship. The intent is to spark the imagination—crafting new ways of thinking about government by identifying trends, new ideas, and best practices in public management that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management priorities. The Center has established a research agenda focusing on six trends driving change in government: Performance; Risk; Innovation; Mission support; Efficiency; and, Leadership. Along with these six trends, the Center also seeks proposals for research in areas related to the evolving government management roadmap: Developing and managing leadership talent in government; Harnessing innovation to improve outcomes and productivity; Strengthening decision making processes; Enhancing government integration to achieve mission outcomes. Stipends are for $20,000 each. Proposals of 9,000 characters, including proposal and resume, must be completed via the Center website before April 1, 2016.

2016 Agilent Early Career Professor Award - $100k - External Deadline: March 31, 2016

The purpose of the Agilent Early Career Professor Award is to: Promote and encourage excellent research enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world; Establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their career; and, Build the prominence of Agilent as a sponsor of university research. Selection criteria: Significant original research contributions enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world;   Outstanding potential for future research; Alignment with the 2016 Focus--Contribution to the development of advanced Big Data technologies aimed at making breakthroughs in life science research and imaging for clinical diagnostics; Professor completed Ph.D. or M.D. less than 10 years before January 1, 2016. Awards include an unrestricted research award of $50,000 per year for 2 years to the university in the professor’s name. Self-nominations are encouraged. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2016.

2017 Human Frontier Science Innovative Life Science Research Program Grants - Awards up to $450k - External Deadline: March 21, 2016

The Human Frontier Science Program invites applications for grants in support of innovative approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Program grants are designed for independent scientists at all stages of their careers. The Program track provides three years of support for two- to four-member teams, with not more than one member from any one country, unless critical for the innovative nature of the project. Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research. Awards, which are dependent on team size, will range up to $450,000 a year. The principal applicant must be located in one of the HFSP member countries, but co-investigators may be located in any country. Applicants must register and obtain a 2017 reference number from the HFSP website by March 21, 2016. Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 31, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

2017 Human Frontier Science Innovative Life Science Young Investigators’ Awards - Awards up to $450k - External Deadline: March 21, 2016

The Human Frontier Science Program invites applications for grants in support of innovative approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Young Investigators’ grants are for teams of scientists who are within five years of establishing an independent laboratory and ten years of obtaining their Ph.D.s. The program provides three years of support for two- to four-member teams, with not more than one member from any one country, unless critical for the innovative nature of the project. Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research. Awards, which are dependent on team size, will range up to $450,000 a year. The principal applicant must be located in one of the HFSP member countries, but co-investigators may be located in any country. Applicants must register and obtain a 2017 reference number from the HFSP website by March 21, 2016. Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 31, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

2016 James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award in Studying Complex Systems -- $450K -- External Deadline: March 18, 2016

The Foundation invites proposals to further the science of complex systems via the continued development of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions. JSMF is particularly interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions, and not on particular fields of research per se.  The award provides $450k over 3 years. It is anticipated that successful Scholar-Award applications will have principal investigators between 5 and 15 years post-Ph.D. experience.  The application must be uploaded online as a PDF by the deadline of MARCH 18, 2016.

2016 RFP Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Fellowship Award - Awards up to $62k - External Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is designed to help early-career scientists hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. The award provides a stipend of $50,000 per year for four years of Level I funding, and $60,000 per year for four years of Level II funding. (Physician-scientists who have completed their residencies, clinical training, and are board eligible will receive Level II funding.) Second-, third- and fourth-year funding of awards is contingent upon satisfactory review of the annual progress reports. Completed applications and USB flash drives must be received in the Foundation office no later than 4:00 pm (ET) on March 15, 2016.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science (IRSA) - Awards up to $500k - External Deadline: March 9, 2016

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards (IRSA) provide $500,000 over five years for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.  These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have a faculty or adjunct faculty appointment at a North American degree-granting institution. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.  Candidates may self-nominate but need to obtain approval by an official for sponsored programs at the institution where the work will be performed (ORPA). Candidates must hold a faculty position, tenure-track or non-tenure track, or adjunct faculty position. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may submit one online proposal through BWF’s Internet Grant Application Module (IGAM) by March 9, 2016 4:00 pm EST.

2016 Moore Inventor Fellows –$675K – Internal Deadline: March 4, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2016 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellowships. The program aims to identify outstanding inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) Nominees may be tenure-line faculty, teaching faculty, research scientists, postdocs, or other full-time affiliates of the university. Grants are for $675K over three years; host institutions will be required to contribute a mandatory cost share in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. 

Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair—Overview describing why the nominee is the best person to advance their proposed invention and a statement of support for the nominee; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a two-page Statement of invention describing idea, importance, stage of invention, current funding, feasibility, potential impact in the area of science, environmental conservation, or patient care and experience; 4) estimated budget; and 5) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2016 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Research Grants for Junior Investigators – Up to $50k - External Deadline: March 2, 2016

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is accepting applications for its 2016 Research Grants, an annual program designed to facilitate the research endeavors of new investigators; provide bridge funds for projects that are of benefit to other members of the society; and foster the development of innovative research. ASRM research grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for project expenses, technical assistance, patient expenses, research supplies, and durable laboratory equipment. Innovative projects or projects that have previously been funded by other sources and are in need of bridge funding are appropriate. Proposals from junior faculty, particularly those in their first three years of faculty appointment, will receive priority.

2016 Marion Milligan Mason Award for women - Awards of $50k - External Deadline: March 1, 2016

The objective of the Mason Award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide four grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities. Applicants must have a "full-time" career-track appointment. More than one applicant from the same institution can apply for this award, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

2016 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering -- $875k -- Internal Deadline: February 29, 2015

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2016 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.  The fellowships provide $875,000 over five years to support the research of young faculty in the natural sciences and engineering. Candidates must be faculty members who are within the first three years of their faculty careers and are eligible to serve as principal investigators. Disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. The University may nominate TWO candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016: 1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2016 New York Stem Cell Foundation Neuroscience Investigator Award -- $1.5M -- External Deadline: February 24, 2016

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, and need not be working in areas related to stem cells.  The award provides $1.5M over five years.  Applicants must be within five years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2016.  Applicants MUST submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at www.nyscf.org/research/iwise/reportcard. Applications must be submitted online by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016.

2016 New York Stem Cell Foundation Stem Cell Investigator Awards -- $1.5M -- External Deadline: February 24, 2016

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. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF partners with investigators to advance and translate their research. The award provides $1.5M over five years.  Applicants must be within five years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2016.  Applicants MUST submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Details and FAQ’s can be found at www.nyscf.org/research/iwise/reportcard. Applications must be submitted online by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016.

2016 Vodaphone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project - $600k - External Deadline: February 22, 2016

The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ seeks to identify and fund the best innovations using wireless related technology to address critical social issues around the world. Project proposals must demonstrate significant advancement in the field of wireless-related technology applied to social benefit use. The competition is open to projects from universities and nonprofit organizations based in the United States. Although organizations must be based in the United States, projects may operate and help people outside of the United States. Applicants must demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach that uses an innovation in wireless-related technology to address a critical global issue in one or more of the following areas: Access to Communication; Education; Economic Development; Environment; Health; Connectivity; Energy; Language or Literacy Hurdles; Ease of Use.

2016 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research - Awards of $50k - External Deadline: February 12, 2016

The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States and to impact academic and career development of young investigators, attracting them into the field of probiotics and microbiota. Attempts will be made to support young investigators who do not yet have independent funding (such as NIH R series awards that are likely to progress to RO1 research awards); Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible. Applicants must be interested in understanding the health benefits of probiotics or microbiota and the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body. Candidates must be part of an established research program with the capacity to do research on microbiota and its role in health and disease. Applicants are limited to one submission per investigator. Full applications are due February 12, 2016.

2016 Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowships in Biomedical Science – Annual stipend=125% of current NIH level – Internal Deadline: February 5, 2016

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2016 Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowships in Biomedical Science.  The program provides 125% of the current NIH level and fringe benefits, plus operational support of $10,000 and a travel and conference fund of up to $3,500. Awards will be made for two years to promising third- and fourth-year post-doctoral researchers in biomedical science. The University may nominate two candidates. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined) to jpilotti@princeton.edu on or before 5 pm on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016.  1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project; and 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

2016 L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowships - Awards of $60k - External Deadline: February 5, 2016

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program was created out of a simple belief: the world needs science, and science needs women. The program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oreal-UNESCO Applicants to the L'Oréal USA fellowship program must be current postdoctoral associates or begin their postdoctoral position by December 31, 2015. Applicants must be American citizens (born or naturalized) or permanent residents (green card holders). Full applications are due February 5, 2016.

2016 RFP Foundational Questions Institute: Studies on Physics of the Observer - Awards up to $80k - External Deadline: January 20, 2016

The Foundational Questions Institute seeks to catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. The institute supports scientific research and collaborations that redress incrementalism in research programming by establishing or expanding new ”islands” of understanding via flexible funding of high-risk, high-reward research in these areas; and that provide the public with a deeper understanding of known and future discoveries in these areas and their potential implications for our worldview. Grants totaling about $2 million will be awarded to researchers in academic and other nonprofit institutions for projects up to two years in duration, beginning August 2016 and ending July 2018. FQXi expects grant amounts to average $80,000 over one or two years. Researchers and outreach specialists working in academic and other nonprofit institutions are eligible to apply. Pre-proposals must be received no later than January 20, 2016. Upon review, selected applications will be invited to submit full proposals by May 11, 2016. For complete program guidelines, including examples of fundable projects, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the FQXi website.

2016 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Pipeline to Proposal Award Initiative - $15k - External Deadline: January 18, 2016

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Pipeline to Proposal Award Initiative supports the development of health-related research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other key stakeholders. PCORI is now accepting applications for Tier I support. Tier I – Pre-Engagement/Community Projects – Provide up to $15,000 for up to a nine-month project term. Tier I awards fund the building of a partnership and expansion of skills necessary to develop a patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) project. A Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted. Applicants must be invited, on the basis of the LOI, to submit an application. Further detail about applying can be found here. The LOI deadline is January 18, 2016.

2016-2017 Beckman/Chemical Heritage Foundation Research in the History of Chemistry Fellowships -- Awards up to $60k -- External deadline: January 15, 2016

The Chemical History Foundation offers many fellowships-in-residence, most of which are the result of generous gifts from individuals, foundations, or organizations. CHF does not ask applicants to apply for a specific fellowship (with the exception of Société and Ullyot fellowships). Rather, applications are encouraged from all researchers working on topics related to history of science and technology with an emphasis on chemical matters, broadly construed.

2016 Volvo Environment Prize - $215k - External Deadline: January 10, 2016

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists and engineers as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations for the Volvo Environment Prize. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of named individuals rather than to institutions. Nomination Guidelines can be found here. Anyone can nominate a person for the Volvo Environment Prize.